• Full Time
  • Oakland

Bentley School

Reports To:  K-8 Director

Position Type:  Full-Time, Regular, Non-Exempt

Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland (K-8) and Lafayette (9-12), California. Founded in 1920, Bentley School’s legacy of excellence in teaching and learning maximizes student success in college and throughout their lives. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of academic achievement, balance, and the cultivation of character. Engaging in continual reflection, re-assessment, and pursuit of mission-driven pedagogical practices, Bentley faculty members maintain a growth mindset by observing and learning from each other and participating in robust professional development. Teachers are expected to align unequivocally with student growth and success, establishing pedagogical objectives that are consistent with students’ development, reflecting high expectations along with demonstrated flexibility based on student achievement. Beyond the classroom, Bentley faculty members participate meaningfully in aspects of student and campus life serving as role models of compassion, respect, justice, and inclusivity as citizens of the world.


Bentley School seeks a permanent substitute teacher for grades K-8, who is committed to delivering high-quality instructions in all subjects, starting in the 24/25 school year. The K-8 Permanent Substitute is responsible for teaching K-8 classes, covering duties, and ensuring student well-being when faculty members are absent. This is a full-time position with benefits.




Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

●      Provide classroom and duty coverage

●      Teach content and skills in K-8 subject areas, as determined by the teacher, utilizing curriculum and other appropriate learning materials provided

●      Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials as necessary in emergency situations

●      Administer or supervise in-class assessments

●      Create and maintain a positive and safe learning environment where students thrive academically

●      Collaborate regularly with the other grade-level teachers and specialists

●      Participate in all aspects of Bentley’s character education curriculum

●      Instruct individual students, small groups, or whole class to carry out curriculum

●      Prepare and organize instructional materials

●      Attend regular faculty and grade-level meetings

●      Assist with supervision of students during lunch, recess, traffic duty, special events, off-campus field trips, etc.

●      Attend various school functions, including Admissions events, Back to School Night, Conferences, etc.

●      Other duties as assigned



●      A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

●      Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology.

●      Experience in teaching problem-solving skills in addition to traditional core content

●      Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills.

●      Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students.

●      Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal to improve student learning

●      Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply.


Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits. Bentley is a growth-oriented school which is reflected in our commitment to providing ample funds to support the professional development of our faculty.


Physical Requirements:

Consistent mental alertness; standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time; lift, carry, push, and pull moderate weight objects; bending and twisting at waist and neck; kneeling and bending at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of fingers and both arms and hands while performing duties, seeing to read, write, and use a computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.


Pay Range:

Bentley uses a competitive salary scale, which takes into account experience, education, and skill level. The salary for this position ranges from $53,000 – $55,000 per year (paid semi-monthly, 12 months, non-exempt).  This position is eligible for comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision and retirement.


How to Apply:


Please submit a letter of interest, a CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom practice.  A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. No phone calls, please.

Qualified, interested candidates may apply for the position through online application at https://bentleyschool.bamboohr.com/careers/206


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To apply for this job please visit bentleyschool.bamboohr.com.