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Science Support Specialist

Full-Time Position – Beginning August 2024

Mark Day School seeks a collaborative and self-motivated support teacher to assist lead teachers with science instruction in 7th and 8th grades and in Kindergarten-3rd grades. Join us and work in a community characterized by academic excellence, student-centered teaching methods, close collaboration between colleagues, a block schedule, a 1:1 laptop program, and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist education. The successful applicant for this position will help advance the school’s mission with positive energy, creativity, dedication to a diverse and equitable community, love for children, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to collaborate in partnership with the wider school community.

Opportunities and Responsibilities

  • Support lead science teachers in multiple grades with hands-on labs, classroom activities, small-group instruction, and assessing student work
  • Assist with logistical tasks such as ordering supplies, organizing materials, and lab setup
  • Collaborate with lead teachers and substitute teach if needed
  • Provide supervision of students both in the classroom and during recess breaks
  • Additional opportunities may be available depending on experience

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Background and interest in science and science education
  • Experience working with children
  • Proven track record of working effectively to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of and experience with relevant technology, especially Gmail, google docs/calendar
  • Strong organization, collaboration, and communication skills

Compensation and Pay Range

Mark Day School places support teachers on a published internal hourly pay scale with steps based on years of experience in education. The Mark Day support teacher hourly rate ranges from $20.00-$37.40 per hour depending on experience. This position is 30 hours/week and comes with full benefits (health, dental, vision, professional development support).

More About Mark Day School

Mark Day School is an independent, all-gender, K-8 school located in the Bay Area in San Rafael, CA, with an enrollment of 380 students. Innovative, inclusive, and full of heart, Mark Day School unites an enriched, challenging academic program with a kind and inclusive community. The school nurtures a love of learning, engagement in the community, and development of compassion and an ethical framework. Students learn and practice the intellectual, social, and emotional skills they will apply to the unique challenges and opportunities of their time; graduates stand out not only for their intellectual curiosity and pursuit of ideas but also for their joy of learning and a deep sense of responsibility to be active, engaged citizens.

Mark Day School has established a consistent practice of thoughtful innovation in its curricular program, focusing on current-century skills and concepts including four cross-disciplinary literacies: cross-cultural literacy, media and information literacy, eco-literacy, and social and emotional literacy. Highlights include the award-winning Media Literacy program; well-established local and global partnerships with Adopt-a-Family, the Ritter Center, Cedars, LITA, eSibonisweni School and Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, and Beijing Experimental Primary School #2 in China, among others; Boxlight and FrontRow technology in every classroom, with a one-to-one laptop program beginning in sixth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in kindergarten; an integrated Social and Emotional Learning program; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.

Mark Day School is a vibrant and diverse community, and all community members continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. Mark Day School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and multiculturalism. Mark Day School’s salary and benefits are very competitive by both NAIS and regional standards. For more information about Mark Day School, please visit our website (

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