Middle School Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director

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Redwood Day School

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 Middle School Physical Education teacher will provide wellness and physical health education tailored for a wide range of ability. Utilizing cardiovascular training, team sports, varied activities, good sportsmanship, and cooperative games, each student has the opportunity to gain appreciation for physical activity that engenders a life-long habit of activity and exercise. The course load includes teaching grades 6-8. This educator will partner with the K-5 PE teacher to develop and align the curriculum vertically. The ideal individual will be familiar with national standards around physical literacy and engage students in their own discovery and empowerment around physical fitness and positive body image. The Middle School Physical Education teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties and outdoor education.


The Athletic Director will provide administrative direction and oversight for all athletics programs and activities and ensure compliance with student athlete health and safety policies. The Director will hire, train and supervise coaches, schedule games for all sports, oversee transportation for away games, establish and maintain standards of sportsmanship for practices and games, oversee marketing of the program internally and externally, and manage the athletics program budget. The Athletic Director will represent the School at professional meetings and other special or public athletic events.


This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)

Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, etc.)

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in Physical Education or equivalent
  • Experience in teaching physical education and coaching, especially at the middle school level
  • Experience as an Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, or Coach
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with young people and good classroom management skills


Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Teaching credential or Masters Degree (MM) (preferred)

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 and submit it electronically by May 18 to mspe-ad2018@rdschool.org, Attn: Jim Rendle, Middle School Director, and Cheryl Ting, Assistant Head of School.


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 mspe-ad2018@rdschool.org