Redwood Day's K-8 program includes over 400 students all learning together on our 4-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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  • 0.6FTE Lower School Learning Specialist

    Job Description:
    The Lower School Learning Specialist will provide direct services to students in grades K-5. The ideal Learning Specialist candidate will be well versed in providing support to students in language arts and mathematics, across the grade levels, recognizing the varied developmental and instructional needs of 5-10-year-olds. If the Learning Specialist has a particular affinity for language arts support vs. mathematics, Grades K-2 vs. 3-5, or vice versa, Redwood Day has another part-time Learning Specialist who may be able to complement the skill set. The Learning Specialist will be an active, integrated part of the K-8 learning specialist and academic team. They will partner and collaborate closely with teachers and the Lower School Director. The Learning Specialist will monitor the progress of students with identified learning differences, develop learning plans or partner with the Learning Specialist team to do so, oversee the implementation of accommodations, and push into K-5 classrooms. The Lower School Learning Specialist will assist teachers, parents, and students in broadening their understanding of the learning process.  
     
    Redwood Day believes strongly in universal design or access to curriculum and learning for all students. This includes, but is not limited to - addressing differentiation, development, and social/emotional growth. The Lower School Learning Specialist will consult with and coach teachers through collaborative meetings, attend student support meetings and conduct observations of individual students who are identified as requiring additional support. Also, this individual will lead/attend parent meetings with the Lower School Director, and/or Assistant Head of School as part of the student-family partnership around learning support for individual students.
     
    Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, supporting admissions, and participation in various student and community activities.
     
    This is a part-time (0.6FTE) position, within the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for faculty/staff meetings) beginning in August 2020. Redwood Day is open to an all-morning assignment, an all-afternoon assignment, or any combination thereof that works for the Learning Specialist and the school’s schedule needs. 
     
    Essential Requirements:
    • Masters and/or Graduate Certification as a Learning Specialist, Resource or Educational Therapist preferred
    • Graduate students in educational therapy and/or learning specialist programs are encouraged to apply
    • A minimum of three years experience in a school setting, including teaching responsibilities
    • Experience in working with 5-10-year-olds with learning differences
    • Knowledge of specific intervention/remediation programs
    • Experience in working with small groups of students
    • Experience in collaborating with teams, teachers, and parents
    • Strong demonstrated commitment to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
    • Experience presenting workshops on relevant learning differences topics to faculty and parents as needed
     
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Experience in using assistive technology
    • Training and experience working with Kindergarten through 5th Grade
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively network and build relationships with various internal and external constituencies
    • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
     
    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form electronically to 0.6FTElearningspecialist@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman and Cheryl Ting. No phone calls, please.
  • Full-Time Mandarin Teacher

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications
     
    Redwood Day seeks a self-starter, visionary educator to start a Mandarin language program at our school. Currently, Redwood Day offers Spanish for students in grades K-8. As part of our strategic plan, Our Next Reach, we will add Mandarin as a second language option for our students in the 2020-21 school year. This job will include teaching Mandarin to students in the primary grades (K-2) and in 6th grade, the main entry point to our Middle School program. The position will also include teaching an after-school Mandarin enrichment course approximately 3-4 times per week.  Additionally, in the first year, the position will require substantial curriculum development for future years of program implementation. As the program and curriculum grow, the Mandarin teacher will teach additional grade levels and classes. Eventually, Redwood Day will hire an additional Mandarin teacher to collaborate and further build out the K-8 program.  
     
    The successful candidate will bring a deep passion for working with students ranging in age from five years old to fourteen. They will demonstrate a strong desire to collaborate with our existing Spanish teaching team to align expectations and learning outcomes. The successful candidate will also have a strong understanding of curriculum development in second language instruction, including a familiarity with the ACTFL standards for second language acquisition. Additional responsibilities include advisory, supervisory duties, active involvement in collaborative divisional meetings, and participation in various student and community activities.
     
    This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays), beginning August 2020.
     
    Essential Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Minimum of three to five years Mandarin teaching experience 
    • A natural rapport with children; understanding of developmental needs of 5-14 year olds
    • Familiarity with the ACTFL Standards for second language acquisition; ability to build a curriculum from the ground up
    • Highly effective classroom management skills
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
     
    Desired Qualifications and Traits:
    • Teaching credential or Masters Degree in Education (preferred)
    • Experience with project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching 
    • Experience and familiarity with comprehensible input strategies and learning activities 
    • A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt 
     
    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by April 24, 2020, to MandarinTeacher@rdschool.org  Attn: John Loeser and Cheryl Ting. No phone calls, please.
  • Teaching Assistant

    Job Description
    We are seeking culturally competent Teaching Assistants in Kindergarten - Third grades to work with a dedicated and diverse group of faculty and students. 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.), and participate in recess/lunch duties, parent/guardian-teacher-student conferences, and a few evening events such as the Science Fair. 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 are expected to 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 2020-2021 school year, work for Teaching Assistants will begin mid-August 2020. Daily hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 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, a positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    Compensation/Benefits
    Redwood Day offers competitive compensation. Teaching Assistants are eligible for medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement benefits.
     
    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, Redwood Day Employment Application, and Teaching Assistant Application Form electronically to teachingassistantjob2020@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director. 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.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The listed 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.