Employment at Park Day School
EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW
 
Park Day School Mission
At Park Day School, dedicated teachers and engaged students collaborate to create a dynamic and joyful learning community for mastering academic and interpersonal skills. Students construct meaning and deep understanding through inquiry and discovery-based teaching. Our practices promote critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, and a commitment to diversity and social justice. In the spirit of partnership and service, students expand their perspectives through participation in the broader community. Continuing the legacy of the progressive education movement, Park Day School prepares students to be informed, courageous, and compassionate people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world.

The School
At Park Day School, expert teachers and dedicated staff are committed to the enterprise of providing a place where students learn deeply, think creatively, act compassionately, and live fully.
 
Founded in 1976, Park Day offers an outstanding coeducational K-8 program to over 300 students. The school community embraces the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Oakland. The school is rooted in the tenets of progressive education and reinforces 21st Century learning. Our student-centered approach cultivates deep thinkers and compassionate and courageous people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world. Park Day is a leader in public purpose initiatives; our community outreach program collaborates with public schools and community groups to create meaningful service-learning opportunities for our students.

Located in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, the school is situated on a four-acre campus that has been described as "glorious" and "a jewel" with trees,gardens, and quiet niches as well as outdoor play and athletic facilities; it is a campus for all ages. Park Day has become a leader in developing innovative educational connections between campus and classroom, including our living labs, specialized learning gardens, nature zone, chicken coop, and edible gardens.

POSTING: Long Term Substitute Lower School First Grade Classroom Teacher

Overview of the Position 
We are looking for a highly qualified lead substitute teacher for a maternity leave. The position runs from March through the end of the year. The lower school teacher is responsible for all aspects of a progressive, self-contained classroom, including curriculum development, student assessment and parent communication. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with staff, teaming to support the students socially, emotionally and academically. There are two classrooms at each grade level and a shared Assistant Teacher. The teachers at the same grade level will work together to ensure as much program cohesiveness and continuity as possible. There is an existing grade level curriculum and schedule to be implemented, and we seek vibrant teachers who bring creativity and innovation to their teaching practice. 

Qualifications 
Candidates must be well-versed in progressive educational theory and practices, be culturally competent, and have at least two years of exemplary classroom teaching experience. Candidates must have a working understanding of developmental/constructivist teaching practices and social-emotional learning. They will be able to successfully instruct and differentiate for students at different ability levels and multiple intelligences. A valid teaching credential is strongly desired. We are seeking candidates who have a nurturing and supportive tone with students, and experience with collaborative teaching. The hiring process will include a demonstration lesson and interview with a hiring committee. 

How to Apply: 
E-mail cover letter and resume with at least 3 professional references to: 
personnel@parkdayschool.org 
Or, mail to: 
Karen Colaric, Lower School Director
Park Day School 
360  42rd Street 
Oakland, CA 94609 

POSTING: Full-time 7th grade Humanities Teacher (Long-term Substitute)

Overview of the Position 
The 7th grade Middle School Humanities teacher is responsible for the social studies and language arts aspects of a progressive, integrated learning experience (alongside Art, Drama, Math, Music, Science, Spanish, and Physical Education), including curriculum development, student advising, student assessment and parent communication. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with the entire MS staff, teaming to support the students socially, emotionally and academically. The Middle school teachers work extremely close together to ensure as much program cohesiveness and continuity as possible. We also seek a vibrant teacher who brings creativity, innovation, and a social justice lens to their teaching practice. 

Qualifications 
Candidates should be prepared to deliver a rigorous and progressive World Civilizations and World Literature program--and be able to teach writing in an integrated immersive fashion. Candidates must be fluent in progressive educational theory and practices, be culturally competent, and have at least two years of exemplary classroom teaching experience. Candidates must have a working understanding of developmental/constructivist teaching practices and social-emotional learning. They will be able to successfully instruct and differentiate for students at different ability levels and multiple intelligences. A valid teaching credential is strongly desired. We are seeking candidates who have a nurturing and supportive tone with students, and experience with collaborative teaching. The hiring process will include a demonstration lesson and interview with a hiring committee. 

We seek a dynamic teacher who can infuse lessons with energy and joy, inspire a passion for learning, and anchor curriculum in meaningful contexts for deep understanding. Candidates must be able to successfully differentiate their lessons for students with a range of ability levels and multiple intelligences. The Humanities teacher will establish and maintain a healthy and mutually respectful learning environment. Candidates should have a proven track record of successfully working as a member of a teaching team and communicating effectively and collaboratively with staff and parents. 

Candidates should be prepared to spend additional time getting to know and help students outside of the classroom. In addition to their classroom responsibilities, Park Day School teachers take a share of other departmental, committee, and general school responsibilities, most of them during the 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. school day. Teachers thrive at Park Day School when they partake in the opportunities offered by a rich co-curricular program and a tightly knit, diverse community. 

Please send resume and cover letter to: personnel@parkdayschool.orgor directly to Lizette Dolan, Middle School Director, Park Day School at Lizette.Dolan@parkdayschool.org

Write your full name and "Humanities" in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy. For more information about our school, visit our website at www.parkdayschool.org.

POSTING: After School Activities Program Staff (ASAP) Member (January-June)

 
Requirements and Qualifications
We are seeking an after school teacher who is passionate about working with children, and who will be an excellent team player. Candidates should be collaborative, creative energetic, and able to engage with a large group of K-8 children.
 
Qualified candidates will:
Have experience working with and supervising groups of school-age students in school or recreation (camps, teams, etc.), including facilitating student conflict.
Be able to design activities and plan curriculum for an enrichment class during the afterschool program.
Have strong collaboration and communication skills.
Be dependable and on time.
Collaborate with colleagues and administrators, and liaise with school day staff.
Build excellent rapport with families.
Bring energy and enthusiasm, welcoming families and communicating positive information about students to families.
Channel difficult communication through the ASAP Director and/or Assistant Head of School (as necessary).
Be culturally competent.Welcome feedback and support, as needed.
 
Hours
Monday-Friday, 2:30pm-5:30pm, Wednesday: 1:30pm-5:30pm
Salary is a competitive hourly rate based on experience.
 
How to Apply
E­mail cover letter and resume with at least 3 professional references to: personnel@parkdayschool.org.
Please do not send a fax or a paper copy. 
 

POSTING: Senior Staff Accountant 

Overview of the Position
The role of the Senior Staff Accountant is an integral part of the Business Office responsible for Accounts payable & payroll, GL and Bank reconciliation, the preparation of financial reports, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of historical and future income and expenses, in addition to other duties and special reports that may be needed. The role reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.

Education and Experience 
The ideal candidate is preferred to have a 4-year bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in non-profit accounting. Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in MIP fund accounting system in a similar role at an independent school. Experience in AP & Payroll, strong interpersonal and communication skills with other employees and parents, and an excellent working experience in MS Excel and other MS office applications are also important for the job.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING

1.   Responsible for accounts payable & payroll;

2.   Preparing monthly financial statements, including variance analysis;

3.  Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely financial information and general accounting operations;

4.   Preparing GL and Bank account reconciliations on a monthly basis and quarterly closing;

5.   Ensuring timely, accurate payment of debt service;

6.   Preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts working with other administrators concerning budget performance;

7. Maintain appropriate files of school’s legal contracts, financial aid files, donor files, banking, and vendor payment files

CASH MANAGEMENT

1.   Managing all accounts payable.

2.   Maintaining daily cash balances and review reports from bank;

3.   Providing weekly cash reports to DFO.

AUDIT

1.   AP reconciliation and closing, preparation of schedules and work papers for annual audit (school and 403b plan).

2.   Coordinate annual audit, and ensure timely and accurate filing of Form 990 tax returns, W-2s, 1098, 1099s, and 940/941, 5500.

3.   Maintaining permanent office files for all audit schedules prepared by school.

SURVEYS AND PEER REPORTING

1.   Preparing all periodic surveys and reports for the school’s trade organizations (e.g. , NAIS, ISBOA and CAIS)

2.   Preparing other similar data as requested

OTHER

1.   Other miscellaneous tasks as may be assigned in support of the DFO.

2.   Requires strong interaction with all Staff in the School.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Victoria Jones (Office Associate) at victoria.jones@parkdayschool.org  No phone calls please. This is a full-time, year-round, benefited position. Benefits include but are not limited to; health and dental insurance, STD/LTD, tuition remission. Only applicants to be invited for an interview will be contacted. PDS is an EEO employer and follows all applicable employment laws.

 

POSTING: On Call K-8 Substitute Teachers

Overview of the Position and Qualifications
We are seeking individuals with elementary or middle school classroom experience and/or education to work on an on-call basis to substitute teach in lower school self contained classrooms, middle school single subject classrooms and/or arts and physical education programs. An understanding of progressive educational theory and practices is preferred. We also seek candidates who are comfortable working in a diverse learning environment. We are seeking candidates who have a nurturing and supportive tone with students. The substitute teacher will be responsible for implementing the daily lesson plans and adhering to the posted schedule. Interested candidates will undergo a thorough orientation training to understand our progressive and collaborative professional environment. A valid teaching credential is strongly desired.

How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume with at least 2 professional references to: karen.colaric@parkdayschool.org
Or, mail to: Karen Colaric, Lower School Director, at
                  Park Day School
                  360 42nd Street
                  Oakland, CA 94609
Park Day School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

PDS is an EEO employer and follows all applicable employment laws.

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