6-8 Interim Health Educator

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Redwood Day

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The 6-8 Interim Health Educator will facilitate lessons on a variety of health and wellness topics. This is a part-time position, reporting to the Middle School Director. The course load consists of three sections/classes of 8th grade through early March and then three sections/classes of 6th grade from March through June. The work schedule is every other day in the 6-day cycle, approximately 2-3 days per week, with the earliest start time for a given class being 11:00 a.m. The Interim Health Educator will provide a developmentally sensitive, comprehensive, and holistic health education curriculum for middle school students. Additionally, this teacher will have a strong commitment to getting to know each student, the ability to build genuine relationships, to lead lessons on sensitive topics, including sexuality, LGBTQ, drugs and alcohol, and relationships, and to differentiate instruction for a diverse group of students.


This is a part-time position, approximately 15 hours/week (.375 FTE), that begins immediately.

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in science, public health, or equivalent field of study
  • Experience in working with middle school aged students and leading/facilitating discussions around human development
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills.

Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form (available at https://www.rdschool.org/page/about-us/employment-opportunities) and submit it electronically by February 28, 2018, to InterimHealthEducator@rdschool.org, Attn: Jim Rendle and Cheryl Ting

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning),  sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

To apply for this job email your details to InterimHealthEducator@rdschool.org