Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Teacher/Upper School Advisor (Family Leave Replacement)

Marin Country Day School

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Teacher/Upper School Advisor (Part Time Family Leave Replacement)

August 2021

Reports to Upper School Division Head

Marin Country Day School seeks a gifted educator who is passionate about teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to middle school students using a rich and rigorous curriculum. We seek an educator with a demonstrated background and or interest in cultural competency, curriculum development, technology integration and environmental sustainability. Also, we seek an educator with the belief in teaching with the interests of the whole child in mind. Our approach and philosophy center around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives.  This staff will need to be prepared to teach both on campus and remotely, depending on county and state directives.


About Marin Country Day School

MCDS School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin

Our mission at MCDS is to create an inclusive community of learning that inspires curiosity, empathy, and action.

We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body.  As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”

At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.


Teaching Responsibilities

Teaches weekly SEL classes to students in grades 4-8
Collaborates with SEL team to design and implement SEL curriculum
Consults with Upper School Deans, Upper School Division Head, and Upper School Counselor on development of Advisory curriculum
Prepares and delivers parent education workshops
Consults with Division Head as needed
Attends Upper School division meetings
Attends weekly Grade Level Team meetings
Attends SEL Team meetings
Attends Back to School Nights
Participates in student admission process
Supervises students at recess, carpool, etc.
Chaperones grade level or Division events such as dances, social events and outdoor education trips
Participates in assemblies and other special events
Serves on committees as needed
Advisor Responsibilities

Serves as liaison between school and family for advisees
Creates a warm and nurturing “homeroom” environment for daily attendance, announcements, and check-ins for an advisory group of approximately 10 students
Conducts student-led parent conferences twice per year
Designs and implements advisory curriculum once a week
Attends outdoor education and community engagement days
Job Requirements

Classroom teaching experience or experience working with groups of students
Deep knowledge of child development and social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum
Bachelors Degree; Masters Degree in relevant field, such as counseling, education, or psychology preferred

Robust professional development program
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
Active White Allies group
Ability to design innovative curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.


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