Redwood Day School
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 85+ 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
Redwood Day is modifying its operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the Alameda County Office of Education, and the California Public Health Department. To properly implement appropriate social distancing measures, Redwood Day is seeking to fill several temporary positions. These positions will remain in place until the pandemic subsides significantly enough to reduce or eliminate the operational requirements necessary to adhere to the recommendations as outlined by the agencies listed above.
The Temporary 6th Grade Physical Education teacher will provide wellness and physical education tailored to a wide range of abilities. The ideal candidate will be familiar with national standards around physical literacy and engage students in their own discovery and empowerment around physical fitness and positive body image. This teacher will partner closely with the 7-8 Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director to develop and align the curriculum vertically.
The teaching load consists of three sections of 6th-grade physical education classes, in addition to covering lunch-time duties, supervising 6th grade stable groups, and supporting other areas of the program as needed. Our program is on a 4-day cycle, and P.E. classes meet 2 times/cycle. This means that the Temporary 6th Grade Physical Education teacher will teach P.E. 2-3 days a week depending on the cycle. On days that 6th Grade P.E. is not scheduled, this individual will support other 6th grade classes during social distancing. This includes supervising 1-3 stable groups of up to 14 students, socially distanced, in a classroom setting alone or sometimes with a Middle School Core/Specialist Teacher. Supervision of stable groups includes supporting classroom instruction either in-person or live-streamed from another location on campus. If/when students are engaged in Distance Learning following School breaks or as required by a Shelter in Place Order, the Temporary 6th Grade Physical Education Teacher will modify P.E. instruction for Distance Learning. Hours may be reduced if Redwood Day’s Distance Learning Program is implemented or suspended with 30 calendar days’ notice.
This is a full-time, temporary position beginning December 7, 2020.
Schedule and Hours
Standard daily hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- BA in Physical Education or equivalent
- Experience in teaching physical education and coaching, especially at the upper elementary and middle school levels
- Experience working in a classroom and/or coaching environment
- Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
Desired Qualifications and Traits:
- Strong collaboration skills
- Commitment to working in a diverse learning environment that necessitates flexibility, professional behavior, a positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
- Proficient in and/or familiar with classroom technologies including but not limited to: Google Apps for Education, Zoom
The pay for this position will be $100 per half day (up to four hours) or $200 per full day (over four hours). This position is not benefits eligible and will be compensated through a third party staffing agency.
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 December 3, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Karina Momary. No phone calls, please.
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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