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:

List of 1 items.

  • Middle School Substitute Spanish Teacher

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications
    The Middle School Substitute Spanish  Teacher will partner with our current 6-7 and K-5 Spanish teachers to coordinate and facilitate a K-8 Spanish program. With the curricular programs Descubres in the Lower School and Santillana in our Middle School, this teacher will need to bring not only fluency and experience in teaching Spanish, but also, a strong and intuitive familiarity with, knowledge of, and appreciation for the cultural aspects of language instruction. The course load consists of three 8th grade sections and one 7th grade section, office hours, and Spanish learning support for students during the academic year. Each class section will have approximately 22-26 students. Redwood Day is beginning the school year in distance learning. This position will be a fully remote temporary teaching position (though teaching will be performed remotely, applicants must reside in California). 
    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. Therefore the Middle School Substitute Spanish Teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community. As a teacher in the Middle School, this individual will participate in various student and community activities, including collaborative teacher meetings. This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays), beginning August 17, 2020. This assignment is tentatively scheduled to end October 30, 2020; however, this date is subject to change. The position is not benefits eligible and will be compensated through a 3rd party staffing agency.
    Essential Requirements
    • BA in Spanish Language, Culture, or equivalent
    • Classroom teaching experience in Spanish, especially at the middle school level
    • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    Desired Qualifications and Traits
    • Masters in Education, or specific subject area (preferred)
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically to by August 14, 2020  Attn: Karina Momary, Interim Middle 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. 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.

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.