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Park Day School is seeking an experienced elementary educator to fill the position of Lower School Head. The individual in this position is the educational and administrative leader of the lower school, including kindergarten through fifth grades, with responsibility for the students, faculty, and program. The Lower School Head reports to the Head of School and is responsible for promoting a tone within the lower school that is both responsive to the age of its students and reflective of the school’s mission, values, and Progressive approach. The Lower School Head works in partnership with the Middle School Head to supervise faculty and other members of the programmatic staff in all curricular and scheduling decisions; including observing, supervising, and evaluating the faculty and staff. The Lower School Head works closely with the Chief Enrollment and Admission Officer in the implementation of the admissions process for the lower school, and is a participant in all school admissions activities, tours, and presentations. The Lower School Head works with the CFO to develop and implement the budget, and with the Director of DEIB to further develop the School’s programs in this area. The Head of Lower School serves as a member of the school’s senior leadership team.
Qualifications, Attributes & Skills
Below are the personal and professional qualities important for the Head of Lower School’s success in this role. Unless specifically noted as a prerequisite, these qualifications, attributes, and skills are preferred. We know many candidates bring a full complement of experience, skills, and ideas, even if they don’t check every box of a job description.
We welcome all applicants who will bring a unique perspective and personal characteristics to our amazing team.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically, and as separate documents, the following materials:
To John Faubert (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Sabrina Zurkuhlen (Sabrina.email@example.com).
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:
Hours: Seeking someone to work 5, 4, 3, or 2 days a week Monday-Friday, 2:30pm-6:00pm, Wednesday 1:30pm-6:00pm (Plus school holiday camps as needed)
Additional hours available in the mornings 7:30am-9:00am.
Salary is a competitive hourly rate based on experience.
How to Apply
firstname.lastname@example.org with cover note and resume.
Overview of the Position
The substitute teacher works under the supervision of the Lower (K-5) or Middle School (6-8) Director and collaborates with the other members of the grade level team or division to implement robust lesson plans when a teacher is absent, as well as complete yard and other duties as assigned. The hiring process includes submission of a resume and application, interview, school tour and orientation.
The ideal candidate will:
How to Apply
Please indicate your interest in becoming a substitute teacher by submitting an employment application.
Park Day School believes strongly in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to identify and hire a greater number of faculty of color to serve as role models for all students. We strive to foster a diverse campus community which recognizes the value of all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, family-care status, marital status, veteran status, disability or socio-economic background.
Our community of faculty and staff represents a diverse and skilled group of educators who share a commitment to holding students at the center of all things, and have a passion for teaching and learning. We model and practice our core values, a commitment to social justice, and understand the importance of supporting the whole child. For questions about employment at Park Day related to any job postings below, please contact email@example.com.
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 co-educational 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.
All the adults at Park Day work to nurture relationships, critical thinking, and compassion so that learning occurs in a caring, safe, and empowering setting for students and grown ups alike. Collaboration and professional development is valued, and prioritized.
Park Day School offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision insurance, and a generous retirement program.
As an equal opportunity employer, Park Day actively seeks 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, faith or veteran status.