3rd or 4th Grade Associate Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 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

We are seeking culturally competent Associate Teachers in 3rd and 4th grade to work with a dedicated and diverse group of faculty and students. Associate Teachers at Redwood Day are just starting out their career as classroom teachers (first – third year of teaching) and are passionate about having responsibility for curriculum design and instruction while continuing to learn from a Lead Teacher. Our 3rd and 4th grades have two sections, each led by a Lead Teacher. The Associate Teachers at these grade levels will partner with both Lead  Teachers and will be responsible for curriculum design, project-based instruction, differentiated instruction, classroom management, progress report writing, handling parent/guardian communication, etc. The team will collaborate and divide responsibilities as needed. The Associate Teacher will take the lead on teaching various subjects, participate in recess/lunch duties, substitute for the Lead Teachers when necessary, lead parent/guardian-teacher-student conferences in partnership with Lead Teachers, and participate in School activities and events throughout the year.

The Associate Teacher role at Redwood Day is not intended to exceed three years before either applying to be a Lead Teacher at Redwood Day, if a position is available, or moving on to another school.

Schedule and Hours

Associate Teachers will  begin mid-August 2021. Daily hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wed 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Desired Qualifications and Traits

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
Teaching credential preferred, not required
At least two-three years experience as a Teaching Assistant
If no Teaching Assistant experience, at least one to two years of experience as a teacher in a public or independent school setting
Experience as a Teaching Assistant or Teacher in Grades 2-5 preferred
Commitment to working in a diverse learning environment that necessitates flexibility, professional behavior, a positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
Strong written and oral communication skills


The Associate Teacher pay rate range is $31.21 and $32.46 per hour. Redwood Day offers a competitive benefits package.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; they are 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, state and local 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 Employment Application electronically to associateteacher2021@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director by April 11, 2021. No phone calls, please.

Non-discrimination Policy

Redwood Day 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 (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), 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.

Authorized Employment Status

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.

To apply for this job email your details to associateteacher2021@rdschool.org

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