• Full Time
  • Oakland

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Redwood Day School


Long–Term Substitute Design, Build & Innovate Teacher

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

The Long-Term Substitute Design Build & Innovate Teacher will oversee the development and delivery of the Design, Build & Innovate curriculum for grades K-3 and 7-8. The teacher will partner with the other Design, Build & Innovate teacher to support the shared 7th grade planning and a comprehensive, effective, and cohesive K-8 design curriculum.


The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a project-based K-8 environment and an

understanding of developmental levels for each age. Additionally, the candidate should have experience with a variety of assessment strategies and implementing a balanced and integrated technology curriculum. The ideal candidate 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 supporting the community.


As a long-term substitute teacher, this individual will also support the K-8 community and participate in various activities including advisory and special events of the school. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings and supervisory duties.


Essential Requirements

● B.A. in related field; Master’s degree preferred

● Three to five years’ experience teaching a S.T.E.A.M. oriented curriculum

● Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion

● Culturally competent, responsive, and sensitive to diverse populations

● Strong classroom management skills


Desired Qualifications and Traits

● Strong knowledge of child development, especially ages 5-14

● Design Thinking background and/or equivalent professional development

● Experience in a Makerspace or FabLab

● Experience using hand and power tools, 3D printers, and laser cutter

● Experience with Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Google Sites), Adobe Illustrator, and CAD programs (ex. Sketchup, Tinkercad, etc.)

● Experience with 2D drafting and 3D modeling


Schedule and Hours

This is a substitute/leave replacement position beginning mid-September through December 20, 2024. Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays).


Pay Scale:

The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of Long-Term Substitute Science Teacher $72,227 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 electronically by July 9, 2024, to longtermDBIsubteacher2024@rdschool.org, Attn: Karina Momary, Middle School Director.

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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