Redwood Day is an independent, diverse K-8 school   |   510.534.0800
About Us

Associate Teacher Years 1, 2, & 3

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.

Associate Teacher Years 1, 2, & 3

Job Description
Redwood Day seeks an Associate Teacher who will partner with an experienced mentor teacher to support the social-emotional and academic needs of students within a core Lower School classroom. The ideal candidate will have a keen, continued interest in developing teaching skills alongside the guidance of a mentor and will have a strong commitment to assuming increasing responsibility within a classroom community.
  • Learn, on the job, about classroom management strategies, curriculum design, project-based instruction, learning differences, progress report writing, differentiated instruction, and other best practices in elementary education
  • Assist the mentor teacher with parent/guardian communication and participate in parent/guardian/ student/teacher conferences; potentially lead portions of the conference at the direction of the mentor teacher
  • Work collaboratively with the mentor teacher, the Lower School Director and/or the Dean of Students on student discipline-related issues
  • Assist with clerical tasks (copying, set up, clean up, bulletin boards, etc.)
  • Participate in evening events such as Back to School Night, the STEAM Fair, etc.
  • Supervise recess, lunch and/or other “duty” assignments (pick-up, drop-off, etc.)
  • Supervise an assigned period of after-school study hall during the school year up until 4:30 p.m.
  • Attend Associate Teacher meetings, All Faculty/Staff meetings and Faculty/Staff In-Service Days
  • Complete tasks as part of the role and development of the Associate Teacher (e.g., observations, reflections, lesson and unit preparation, goal-setting, solo teaching)
  • Potentially substitute for the mentor teacher, and occasionally other lower school faculty, when they are temporarily absent for illness or other reasons
  • Help ensure the safety and hygiene of students
  • Additional duties as assigned
Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Commitment to working in a diverse learning environment that necessitates flexibility, professional behavior, a positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with students age range 5-14
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
Desired Qualifications
  • Enrollment in (or completion of) a professional teacher training program (e.g., BATTI - Bay Area Teachers Training Institute) or other Master’s program
Schedule and Hours
The daily hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pay Scale
The anticipated hourly rate the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the positions of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Year Associate Teachers for the 2024-25 school year is between $27.00 and  $29.45 per hour.

These are 10-month, non-exempt positions and we have two positions available.
From the Redwood Day website,, please complete the Redwood Day Employment and Associate Teacher applications and submit them along with a resume and cover letter by May 10, 2024, to:, Attention: Laurie Ransom.

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 someone 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; 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.
3245 Sheffield Ave
Oakland, CA 94602