• Full Time
  • Oakland
  • This position has been filled

Redwood Day School Redwood Day School

Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with students, 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 5th grade teacher is a dynamic educator who has experience in planning an integrated curriculum. This teacher will cover curricular components as defined by the 5th grade teaching team, and will work closely with their grade-level partner. The ideal candidate is committed to academic excellence and multiculturalism and understands the social and emotional growth and development of children. This individual 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 in and outside of the classroom. Responsibilities will include teaching language arts, math, and history. Additional responsibilities include supporting and coordinating experiential ed activities, attending a multi-day Outdoor Education experience with students, partnering with the 5th and 6th grade team members to facilitate equity and inclusion work with students, and other assigned school-related duties (e.g., recess supervision, meetings, etc.). Average class size is 18-22 students. This position begins in August 2024.


This is a full-time, exempt position, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (5:00 pm on Wednesdays)


Essential Requirements:

–          Bachelor of Arts

–          Minimum of 3-5 years’ classroom teaching experience

–          Natural rapport with children and effective classroom management skills

–          Excellent written and oral communication skills

–          Strong communication and organizational skills, and is motivated to work with a strong existing team


Desired Qualifications and Traits:

–          Teaching credential or Masters’ Degree (preferred)

–          Integration of technology in curriculum



Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. The anticipated pay range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the 5th Grade Teacher is $71,227 to $108,627, depending on factors such as experience and education.

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 Friday, April 12, 2024 to fifthgradeteacher2024@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director. No phone calls please.


Non-discrimination Policy:
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.


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.