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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing young scholars, artists and athletes of character. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining quality and exceptionally talented employees who are passionate about their field and value lifelong learning.

With more than 210 faculty and staff members, the diverse LJCDS community is one big family. Meaningful and enduring relationships between faculty, staff, students and coaches is an element that sets our community apart.
LJCDS  fosters a challenging and supportive work environment and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We provide highly competitive salaries and a robust benefits package with more than 30 plus employee benefits, including medical, dental, chiropractic, life, long term disability, retirement, pet insurance and many more.  

LJCDS is committed to a policy of equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services in accordance with federal and state law. We also prohibit sexual harassment.

Full-Time Opportunities

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  • Administration: Head of Upper School

    The Head of Upper School directs some 460 students and approximately 48 faculty members from Grades 9 to 12.  Responsibilities include day-to-day supervision, faculty leadership, curriculum development, academic advising, college preparedness, and connecting the school to the world and the world to the school. While already benefiting from an excellent reputation, LJCDS seeks a leader who will take this division to greater standards of excellence.

     
    The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following:
    • Experience as a school administrator and educator, preferably in an independent school setting.
    • Knowledge of curriculum and the curricular issues challenging students in our rapidly changing global community.
    • Knowledge and interest in college counseling and college admissions.
    • Decisive, creative leadership complemented appropriately with the ability to administer and manage.
    • Interpersonal skills to interact and work effectively with students, teachers, parents, and other constituencies.
    • A willingness to be visible within the La Jolla County Day community at school events, around the campus,in classrooms, and in the lives of its people.
    • A personality that engages others in the LJCDS community and its vision for the future.
    Acting on behalf of La Jolla Country Day School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting talented educational leaders for this appealing career opportunity. This is an expedited search, and credentials will be evaluated as they are received. Prospective candidates should immediately contact lead consultant Jim Wickenden (jwickenden@wickenden.com) at (609) 683-1355 to discuss the opportunity and the process.
     
    Applicants should submit ASAP and no later than Thursday, January 26, 2017, the following:
    • A cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in and qualified for the position.
    • A current résumé.
    • A statement of educational philosophy and/or other supporting material (e.g., articles or speeches) that would be useful to the Search Committee.
    • The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. (We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.)
    These materials should be transmitted via email attachment to searches@wickenden.com.
  • Early Childhood Center: Associate Teacher

    We are seeking an outstanding, qualified associate teacher who is able to utilize previous experience working in a preschool setting to develop curriculum, maintain classroom routines and a calm, productive learning environment. Genuine enthusiasm for, experience working with, and the working knowledge of the developing young child between 3 – 5 years of age are a must.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Learning Resource Center: Educational Therapist

    The Educational Therapist is a qualified educator who works with students who learn differently in all subject areas including time management, study, and test preparation skills.  The therapist will individualize curriculum for each student based on assessed needs, and communicate with classroom teachers and parents so that a complete partnership is established.

    This position is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Athletics: Boy's Lacrosse Coach

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeing a lacrosse coach for our boy's program.  The season begins in February 2017.

    Please click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Athletics: Track & Field Jumps Coach

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking a coach for our track & field program with knowledge and experience in long, triple, and high jump.  The season begins on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, with practices from 315p-500p and meets on some weekends.   

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Extended Day Group Leader

    The primary goal of La Jolla Country Day School's Extended Day Program is to provide a safe, caring, and structured environment for Lower School children after school hours until 6 pm.  the program offers a variety of age appropriate activities for preschool and kindergarten students.  These activities occur in small or large groups.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Arts Teacher

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking qualified substitutes teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please identify all areas that you are qualified for substituting in your application. You must be available for a full school day beginning at 7:30 a.m.

    • Visual Arts, Film-making, AP Art History
    • Technical Theatre (expertise in Lighting & Sound, Scene Design)
    • Film Studies
    • Drama
    • Dance
    • Vocal Music
    • Strings
    • Band
    • Drafting, Architecture
    Please click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Early Childhood Center

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking experienced, qualified substitute preschool teachers for our Early Childhood Center (ECC). Genuine enthusiasm for, experience working with, and the working knowledge of the developing young child between 3 – 5 years of age are a must.   Good humor along with effective communication skills, patience, creativity, interpersonal skills and the ability to treat others with dignity are crucial.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Lower School Teacher

    The Lower School seeks outstanding qualified substitute teachers who are able to utilize previous experience working with children in an organized setting to maintain classroom routines and a calm, productive learning environment. Genuine enthusiasm for children, good humor, and the ability to manage a classroom are crucial.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Middle School Teacher

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking qualified substitutes teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please identify all areas that you are qualified for substituting in your application. You must be available for a full school day beginning at 7:30 a.m.
      • English
      • History
      • Mathematics
      • Science
      • Computer Programming
      • World Languages
    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Upper School Teacher

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking qualified substitutes teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please identify all areas that you are qualified for substituting in your application. You must be available for a full school day beginning at 7:30 a.m.
      • English
      • History
      • Mathematics
      • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
      • Computer Programming
      • World Languages
    Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

Benefits

Medical

Dental

Vision Benefit

Chiropractic & Acupuncture Benefits

Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment,
and Long Term Disability

Flexible Spending Account

The Retirement Plan

Fringe Benefits

Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.)
Long Term Care Plan

Exclusive Discount Benefits

Travel Assistance

Health Plans Abroad

Pet Insurance

Credit Union Access

Legal Shield and Identity Theft Protection

Financial Planning Services