• Full Time
  • Oakland

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Redwood Day School

Assistant to the Lower School Director

Redwood Day

3245 Sheffield Avenue

Oakland, CA 94602



Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school where students, faculty, and staff all learn 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

This individual reports to the Lower School Director and is responsible for providing administrative support to this position as well as assisting the Director in supporting lower school faculty and students. The Assistant to the Lower School Director has strong event planning, communication, organizational, problem solving skills and a high level of technology proficiency. They exhibit a high degree of discretion when managing confidential information.


The support functions for this role include, but are not limited to: managing scheduling; data and database system maintenance (Blackbaud My School App); office supply purchasing; drafting/editing/sending communications and reports; filing; reception duties; scheduling substitute teachers; responding to faculty and family messages and correspondence; providing information and responding to inquiries, and disseminating information internally.


This position also helps coordinate lower school activities and events including, but not limited to: Back to School Night; STEAM Fair; Art Show; MAP testing; field trips; outdoor education trips (in partnership with Director of Student Life); and Step-Up.


Additional responsibilities include supervisory duties, occasionally serving as a substitute teacher for uncovered teacher absences, participation in various student and community activities, and any other tasks/duties assigned by the Lower School Director.


Essential Requirements

The ideal candidate has:

●        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (minimum two years clerical or administrative support experience)

●        Culturally competent, responsive, and sensitive to diverse populations

●        Strong written and oral communication skills

●        Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others

●        Familiarity with Google Suite and Zoom

●        Strong project management and coordination experience

●        Effective organizational structures and methods with a strong attention to detail

●        High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information

●        Ability and willingness to work some early mornings, evenings, and weekend days


Desired Qualifications:

●        Experience working with lower school students and parents

●        Experience working in a school setting and partnering with community members

●        Experience with student information systems such as Blackbaud My School App


Schedule and Hours

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Standard hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays). This position is available for immediate hire.



The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of Assistant to the Lower School Director is $32 to $36 per hour depending on factors such as experience and education.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically to assistanttolsdirector@rdschool.org, Attn: Tony Cifra. No phone calls, please.


Limitations and Disclaimer

The listed 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. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing background check and TB test.


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. 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.



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