Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 395 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.
We are seeking culturally competent Teaching Assistants for the 2019-20 academic year to work with a dedicated and diverse group of faculty and students. We employ eight Teaching Assistants (one per classroom in K-3) to work full-time with a mentor teacher. Teaching Assistants partner with a mentor teacher to learn about classroom management strategies, curriculum design, project-based instruction, learning differences, progress report writing, differentiated instruction, handling parent/guardian communication, etc. They also assist with clerical tasks (copying, set up, clean up, bulletin boards, etc.), participate in recess and lunch duties, parent/guardian-teacher-student conferences, and a few evening events, such as Back-to-School Night, Winter Concert, and Science Fairs. Teaching Assistants help out with several weeks of after-school study hall (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.) during the year, attend bi-monthly Teaching Assistant meetings (during the school day) and Wednesday faculty meetings (3:45 – 5:00 p.m.), and participate in school-sponsored professional development days. Teaching Assistants substitute for their mentor teachers, and occasionally other lower school faculty, when they are temporarily absent for illness or other reasons.
Schedule and Hours
For the 2019-20 school year, work for Teaching Assistants will begin in mid-August 2019 and continue through mid-June 2020. Daily hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Desired Qualifications and Traits
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Enrollment in (or completion of) a professional teacher training program (e.g. BATTI – Bay Area Teachers Training Institute) or other Master’s program
- Commitment to working in a diverse learning environment that necessitates flexibility, professional behavior, positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
Redwood Day offers competitive compensation. Teaching Assistants are eligible for medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement benefits.
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 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 contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, Redwood Day Employment Application, and Teaching Assistant Application Form electronically by Monday, April 1, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director. No phone calls, please.
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.
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