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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  • 2nd Grade Teacher

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications
    The 2nd Grade Teacher is a dynamic educator who has experience in planning and integrated curriculum. This teacher will cover curricular components as defined by the 2nd-grade teaching team and will work closely with their grade-level partner. The ideal candidate is committed to academic excellence and multiculturalism and understands the social and emotional growth and development of children. This individual will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community in and outside of the classroom. Responsibilities will include teaching language arts, math, and history. (Students also attend P.E., music, art, Spanish, library, science, and computer classes away from the classroom.) Average class size is 18-22 students. This position begins in August 2019.

    This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays)
    Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, etc.)

    Essential Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
    • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and effective classroom management skills
    • Candidate has strong communication and organizational skills, and is motivated to work with a strong existing team
    Desired Qualifications and Traits:
    • Teaching credential or Masters Degree (MM) (preferred)
    • Integration of technology in the curriculum
    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by Friday, January 25, 2019, to secondgradeteacher@rdschool.org,  Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director.
  • K-5 Music Teacher

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications
    The K-5 music program nurtures the love of music while laying a strong foundation for understanding musical concepts and developing musical skills. The program introduces students to the basic elements of music. These elements come to life through a diverse range of repertoire and learning experiences, which use speech, rhyme, games, singing, dance, movement, listening, body percussion and musical instruments (such as unpitched percussion instruments, boomwhackers, xylophones, and recorders). The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive musical background that includes performing and teaching, and a lens towards cultural competence when it comes to developing curriculum content. This individual will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community in and outside of the classroom. This position begins in August 2019.

    This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays), with up to the equivalent of 28 classes per cycle.
    • Dedicated K-5 music room
    • Regular K-5 music instruction: Each class (2 per grade) twice per 6-day cycle
    • Teaching Redwood Day Chorus (after school) – Grades 4th-8th
    • Direct four concerts and Lower School Musical – Grades 4th-5th
    • Perform all other assigned school-related duties (e.g. recess supervision, meetings, etc.)
    • Collaborate with the 6-8 music faculty
    • Maximum class size is 22 students
    Essential Requirements:
    • Bachelors of Arts (in Music or comparable degree)
    • K-5 Classroom music teaching experience
    • Choral directing experience
    • Instrumental proficiency (piano, guitar, recorder)
    • Candidate must have effective classroom management skills
    Desired Qualifications and Traits:
    • Teaching credential or Masters Degree (MM) in Music (preferred)
    • Orff levels training and Kodaly knowledge helpful
    • Ability to teach strings classes desirable but not required
    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

    Apply
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by January 25 , 2019, to lsmusicjob-2018@rdschool.org, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman, Lower School Director.
  • Teaching Assistant

    Job Description
    We are seeking culturally competent Teaching Assistants for the 2019-20 academic year to work with a dedicated and diverse group of faculty and students. We employ eight Teaching Assistants (one per classroom in K-3) to work full-time with a mentor teacher. 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.), participate in recess and lunch duties, parent/guardian-teacher-student conferences, and a few evening events, such as Back-to-School Night, Winter Concert, and Science Fairs. 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 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 2019-20 school year, work for Teaching Assistants will begin in mid-August 2019 and continue through mid-June 2020. Daily hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed 8 a.m. – 5 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, positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
    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 by Friday, February 15, 2019, to teachingassistantjob2018@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. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration 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 description is 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, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this 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.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.