Redwood Day’s K-8 program includes over 380 students all learning together on our 4-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
We are seeking a dynamic, long-term K-5 substitute science teacher who has experience with inquiry- and lab-based curriculum is committed to academic excellence. Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills. The ideal candidate will also have lead-classroom teaching experience, an understanding of the social needs of K-5 students, strong communication and organizational skills, and a motivation to work with a strong existing team.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining and preparing science instruction in a dedicated K-5 science lab for each class twice every six-day cycle (total of 24 classes per cycle),
- Collaborating with grade-level teachers and various specialists on interdisciplinary projects and units, including the K-4 Science Fair
- Updating parents about the K-5 happenings in science class on the dedicated science lab web page, and in the monthly newsletter
- Performing all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. final progress reports, recess supervision, meetings).
Schedule and Hours:
The teaching workday is 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5 p.m. on Wednesdays). This is a long-term substitute/leave replacement position beginning April 22 and ending June 12, 2019.
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) electronically by Monday, April 15, to Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. 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), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful 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. All such discrimination is unlawful. 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.
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