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.

Open Positions:

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  • 7th/8th Grade English Teacher

    Job Description
    The 7th- 8th Grade English Teacher will oversee the development and delivery of the 8th-grade English curriculum and partner closely with the other middle school English teachers to develop and curate a comprehensive, effective, and cohesive 6th- 8th-grade English curriculum. The teaching load consists of three sections of 8th-grade English and one section of 7th-grade English. The teaching load may include an Advanced Topics course for 8th-grade students in later school years. The ideal candidate will have experience working with middle school students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, and an interest in building a community. 
     
    As a teacher in the Middle School, this individual will also serve as an advisor, facilitate an elective activity, and participate in various student and community activities and professional development. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, and accompanying students on an annual outdoor education trip.
     
    This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for faculty/staff meetings), beginning in August 2024.
     
    Essential Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Three to five years classroom teaching experience in English Language Arts, especially at the middle school level
    • Natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
     
    Desired Qualifications and Traits:
    • Masters’ Degree in specific subject area, Masters in Education, or teaching credential
    • Experience with project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching
    • A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt
     
    Pay Scale
    Redwood Day uses a competitive salary scale, which takes into account experience, education, and skill level. The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of 7th/8th Grade English Teacher is between $66,352 and $103,916.

    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.

    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application electronically to
    7-8EnglishTeacher2024@rdschool.org, Attention: Karina Momary. No phone calls, please.
     
     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.  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.
  • Interim .5 FTE 7th & 8th Grade Learning Specialist

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications
    The 7-8 Learning Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination, oversight, monitoring, and remediation of student support services for students in 7th and 8th grade at Redwood Day. This position reports to the Middle School Director and collaborates closely with the K-6 Learning Specialist, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, School Counselor, classroom teachers, parents, and outside professionals.
     
    The 7-8 Learning Specialist will provide direct services to students through interpreting recommendations and accommodations, collaborating with teachers to enhance differentiation, and ensuring the effective implementation of learning plans. This position helps Middle School students understand their learning styles, assists teachers working with students with different learning needs, and coordinates all learning plans for students with formal diagnoses that require accommodations.
     
    The ideal candidate will have experience working with Middle School students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, and have an interest in building a community.
     
    As a member of the Middle School faculty and staff, this individual may facilitate an enrichment activity, participate in various student and community activities, and attend professional development. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, and accompanying students on an annual outdoor education trip.
     
    Schedule and Hours
    This is a .5 FTE temporary exempt position beginning immediately through June 15, 2024.
     
    Essential Requirements
    • B.A. in related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • Experience working with students with learning differences; middle school aged preferred
    • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
    • Culturally competent, responsive, and sensitive to diverse populations
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
     
    Desired Qualifications
    • Experience teaching in a middle school classroom setting
    • Experience applying student accommodations in middle school classroom settings
    • Experience supporting the development of executive functioning
    • Experience partnering with parents and outside professionals to develop the best support plan for students
    • Strong understanding of middle school developmental stages
    • Knowledge and experience interpreting educational and psychological assessments
    • Experience partnering with teachers to offer resources and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners
     
    Pay Scale
    The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the part-time (.50 FTE) position of Interim 7-8 Learning Specialist is $37,320 to $48,745, 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.
     
    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application electronically to Interim7-8LearningSpecialist2023@rdschool.org, Attention: Karina Momary. No phone calls, please.
     
    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.
  • Lower School Art Teacher

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications:
    The Lower School Art Teacher will design and execute a robust visual arts curriculum for K-5 students that is innovative, creative, and encourages the artistic side of students. The ideal candidate will have experience in a variety of artistic media, styles, and approaches including: two-dimensional fundamentals utilizing drawing and painting skills, three-dimensional mixed media concepts and design, ceramics and an ability to operate a kiln. This teacher will have a strong commitment to teaching art history/appreciation from a diverse and inclusive perspective, meeting the learning needs of each student, and a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in community building. The Lower School Art Teacher also teaches one 8th Grade Advanced Topics in Art course. 
     
    This individual will have a strong art teaching background, demonstrate cultural competence, and have an appreciation for the Lower School mindset and experience. Additional responsibilities include producing the annual Lower School Art Show, active involvement in school activities, including experiential education trips, collaborative teacher meetings, participating in equity and inclusion groups with students and adults, and supervisory duties.
     
    This is a full-time position starting in August 2024, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)
     
    Essential Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (or comparable degree)
    • Classroom teaching experience, especially at the K-5 grade level
    • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills.
    • Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g., recess supervision, meetings, etc.)
    Desired Qualifications and Traits:
    • Teaching credential or Masters Degree (preferred)
    • Personal experience as a working artist
    • A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt
    • Culturally competent
    • High emotional intelligence
    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. The anticipated pay range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the Lower School Art Teacher is $68,000 to $108,000, 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; 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, state, and local 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.
     
    Apply:
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically before March 1, 2024, to LSart2024@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director. No phone calls, please.
  • Middle School Learning Specialist (Grades 6-8)

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications
    The Middle School Learning Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination, oversight, monitoring, and remediation of student support services for students in 6th- 8th grades at Redwood Day. This position reports to the Middle School Director, and collaborates closely with the K-5 Learning Specialist, K-5 Reading Specialist, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, School Counselor, classroom teachers, parents, and outside professionals.

    The Middle School Learning Specialist will provide direct services to students through interpreting recommendations and accommodations, collaborating with teachers to enhance differentiation, and ensuring the effective implementation of learning plans. This position helps Middle School students understand their learning styles, assists teachers working with students with different learning needs, and coordinates all learning plans for students with formal diagnoses that require accommodations.

    The ideal candidate will have experience working with Middle School students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, and have an interest in building a community.

    As a member of the Middle School faculty and staff, this individual will serve as an Advisor to a group of 11-14 students, facilitate an enrichment activity, and participate in various student and community activities and professional development. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, and accompanying students on an annual outdoor education trip.
     
    Schedule and Hours
    This is a full-time, exempt position and begins in August 2024. To adequately prepare for the start of the school year, the Lower/Middle School Learning Specialists begin work one week prior to the start of August Work Week or as otherwise directed by the Head of School.

    Essential Requirements
    • B.A. in related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • Experience working with students with learning differences; middle school aged preferred
    • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
    • Culturally competent, responsive, and sensitive to diverse populations
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    Desired Qualifications
    • Experience teaching in a middle school classroom setting
    • Experience applying student accommodations in middle school classroom settings
    • Experience supporting the development of executive functioning
    • Experience partnering with parents and outside professionals to develop the best support plan for students
    • Strong understanding of middle school developmental stages
    • Knowledge and experience interpreting educational and psychological assessments
    • Experience partnering with teachers to offer resources and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners

    Compensation/Benefits
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. The anticipated pay range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of Middle School Learning Specialist is $79,000 to $103,000, 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.
     
    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and  Employment Application Form and submit it electronically to mslearningspecialist2023@rdschool.org. NO PHONE CALLS.
     
    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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

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. 

Authorization 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.