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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 200 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.

Full-Time Opportunities

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  • Bus Driver

    La Jolla Country Day School's transporation team is responsible for the safety and security of our students when riding the school's vehicles - coming to and leaving campus at the start and end of the school day, on school trips, and for athletic meets.  Our bus drivers understand the importance of their job, and the necessity of doing it excellently—every day and on-time. Drivers complete several pre- and post-shift activites to ensure vehicles are in the proper condition to transport our students safely. They follow all traffic and safety regulations, and remain calm in all situations.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • College Counselor

    The La Jolla Country Day School college counseling team educates, guides, and supports students and their families through the college search and application process. Our ultimate goal is for students to attend a college or university where they will be successful and well-equipped to continue that success in life. We offer a student-centered, individualized program allowing students to identify schools that align with their developing values.  Our counselors are recognized experts in the college counseling profession and are regularly asked to present at international, national and regional professional conferences. 

    We are seeking a student-focused, collaborative individual to join our college counseling team.  This position is targeted to start in January 2023.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking a full-time transformational leader to serve as director of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access starting in the fall for the 2022- 2023 academic year. This position represents an opportunity to deepen LJCDS’s commitment to advance equity and inclusion practices and policies for our community, but in particular, for our students. 
     
    This individual will report to the head of school and serve on the senior leadership team. They will be equipped with the time, resources, vision, and institutional support to ensure that LJCDS is a world-class organization in terms of (1) educating students, using the history of racism in our country as a foundation to gain an appreciation and perspective of the work we need to do in order to have greater equity, inclusion, justice, and anti-oppression; (2) recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse group of students and employees.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Early Childhood Center: Assistant and Associate Educators

    Our Early Childhood Center (ECC) is seeking assistant and associate educators  to join a team of collaborative, compassionate, and fun individuals who are committed to providing a program that is one of the best in the San Diego area for young children. The team takes pride in the relationships and sense of community that is fostered between students and teachers, and between families and the La Jolla Country Day School community.

    La Jolla Country Day School’s Lower School is a place where parents are often reminded of the best aspects of their childhood. Lower School is where we lay the foundation for the joy of learning, and our educators play a critical role in that process. The sense of exhilaration present in this age group is something that’s special. Here, children’s natural curiosity and questioning are nurtured alongside a well-balanced educational experience. LJCDS is where the best of classical and progressive education blends.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Learning Recource Center: Learning Specialist

    The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is committed to supporting students as they access their learning potential when given equitable opportunities in inclusive and responsive environments. The program offers one-on-one and small group remediation as well as academic support that is fully integrated with each student’s academic program with a focus on advocacy. As a member of the LRC, learning specialists are assigned a case load of students (K-12) and work with individuals or small groups on identified learning needs. Learning specialists also provide classroom enrichment and intervention. As members of the larger school community, learning specialists are expected to work with students and their families, classroom teachers, and administrators to implement learning plans and strategies. The learning specialist serves as a teacher, mentor, and coach to our students. They are an integral part to our student’s success. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Lower School: Assistant Educator

    La Jolla Country Day School’s Lower School is a place where we are often reminded of the best aspects of childhood. Lower School is where we lay the foundation for the joy of learning and identity exploration, and our educators play an important role on this journey as leaders and mentors. The sense of exhilaration present in this age group is something that’s special. Here, children’s natural curiosity and questioning are nurtured alongside a well-balanced educational experience. LJCDS is a teaching and learning environment where proven and progressive educational practices are blended together.  

    We are seeking an energetic, student-centered assistant educator to join our team for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Operations: Director of Security

    La Jolla Country Day School sits on a 24-acre campus in the heart of University City in San Diego, CA.  From the Early Childhood Center to the Upper School, we offer students a safe environment to explore, exchange thoughts and ideas, make mistakes, challenge the status quo, develop a work ethic, and grow to become the best versions of themselves. 

    The director of security is responsible for the physical safety and security of our campus, including all people and property.  This individual supervises contracted campus security and ensures appropriate security coverage of all student activities, athletic events, and select parent functions.  Responsibilities also include assisting with injuries and enforcing rules of LJCDS parent/student handbook and the employee handbook. The director patrols campus and reports use and misuse of facilities to the senior director of operations.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Philanthropy Coordinator

    Philanthropy plays a significant role at La Jolla Country Day School. For 95 years, we have benefited greatly from the support of parents, alumni, grandparents, board of trustees, faculty, staff and friends who continue to invest in excellence and lifelong learning. Philanthropy is the distinguishing factor between a good school and an exceptional school.  

    The philanthropy coordinator is an integral member of the office of philanthropy, supporting and working alongside other members of the team to help set and implement the office’s strategic plan and tactics and meet fundraising goals. More specifically, it is a position that supports the office in its various fundraising efforts, from identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This includes, but is not limited to, data entry, donor research, report and list generation, gifts processing and event coordination. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Upper School: Educator, Science

    We are seeking an educator with demonstrated expertise teaching biology/chemistry at the standard and/or advanced level to join our community at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. This individual must also have passion for innovation and creative problem solving, and have interest and enthusiasm for global and multicultural education.  

    As stated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Project 2061, “A scientifically literate person is one who is aware that science, mathematics, and technology are interdependent human enterprises with strengths and limitations; understands key concepts and principles of science; is familiar with the natural world and recognizes both its diversity and unity; and uses scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for individual and social purposes.”  The department hopes to engender a scientific worldview that includes certain beliefs: the world is understandable; scientific ideas are subject to change; science knowledge is durable but cannot provide answers to all questions; science relies on inquiry, evidence and analysis to explain and predict; and scientific work is a complex social activity that has generally accepted ethical principles of conduct. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Athletics: Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking an enthusiastic, high-energy, and proven program and consensus builder to join the athletics team as an assistant coach with the Soccer program (November 2022-February 2023). This individual joins a team of coaches dedicated to the well-being of all Country Day students, from Tiny Torreys (age 3) through Grade 12.  

    Country Day has a rich tradition of athletic excellence on the field, court, and in the pool. State-of-the-art facilities combined with a passionate and dedicated coaching staff have led the Torreys to unparalleled success over the last decade.  LJCDS students participate in athletics at a rate that is among California’s highest; 80 percent of the Upper School and 98 percent of the Middle School students participated on at least one athletic team in 2019–20 with 140 Upper School students playing two sports and 26 earning three-sport recognition. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Athletics: Coaches, Volleyball

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking enthusiastic, high-energy, and proven program and consensus builders to join the athletics team as coaches with the Volleyball program.  This individual joins a team of coaches dedicated to the well-being of all Country Day students, from Tiny Torreys (age 3) through Grade 12.  

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Design & Innovation: Robotics Coach

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate robotics coach to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for an individual committed to the academic, social, and emotional needs and fluctuations of Middle and Upper school students; someone who can work effectively both independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching robotics and who is passionate about teaching to Upper School (and potentially Middle School) students and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Benefits

We provide highly competitive salaries and a robust benefits package with more than 30 employee benefits, including medical, dental, chiropractic, life, long-term disability, retirement, pet insurance and many more.
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Benefit
  • Chiropractic & Acupuncture Benefits
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 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


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.

La Jolla Country Day School

9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-453-3440

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