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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 150 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 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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  • Admission: Administrative Assistant

    La Jolla Country Day School 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, and we pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining exceptionally talented employees who are passionate about their field, value lifelong learning and are committed to fostering a culture of dignity. Dignity is believing that all human beings have value and are vulnerable, and the desire to be treated with dignity is universal.

    The administrative assistant for admission supports the work of the admission team.  This individual is an integral member of the team, ensuring exemplary service is provided to all constituents (applicants, their families, colleagues, etc.). They are an enthusiastic, motivated, and articulate advocate for the School’s mission. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Long-Term Substitute: Educator, Middle School Science

    La Jolla Country Day School's Middle School cultivates the maturation of our young scholars in Grades 5–8 in an ever-changing time in their lives. A bridge between the Lower and Upper Schools, the Middle School challenges students within a nurturing environment and provides opportunities to explore a variety of academic offerings, technology, physical education, music, art, community service, and leadership roles.  We believe in the education of the whole child—inside and outside of the classroom—and encourage students to develop intellectually as well as into citizens of good character.  

    We seek an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator to take on a long term substitute assignment teaching Science (Physics and Biology) in our Middle School.  Essential duties will include:
    • Daily Classroom instruction, including implementing established curricula as part of a team;
    • Ongoing communication and conferences with parents; 
    • Advising and mentoring groups of students; 
    • Conferencing with students and colleagues as required; 
    • Active participation in the curricular improvement of the department
    This assignment will begin on or about August 1, 2021 and will run through trimester one (November) of the 2021-22 school year.

    Click HERE for more inforamtion and apply.
  • Long-Term Substitute: Educator, Upper School Mathematics

    La Jolla Country Day School seeks an engaging and enthusiastic Upper School Mathematics educator for the 2021-2022 academic year. In this one-year position, responsibilities will include teaching four sections of math (ranging from algebra through calculus with specific classes to be determined at a later date), supervising an advisory group, and participating in our Upper School team as a full contributor. The ideal candidates are committed to leading and learning with dignity, with a high level of engagement in anti-racist education and culturally responsive instructional practices. They possess or demonstrate the following: a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, a service-oriented and team approach to work, approachability, adaptability, vulnerability, openness to new and divergent ideas, excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort in an educational setting where children and adults are present.  
     
    Essential expectations include:   
    • Demonstrating the ten essential elements of dignity in daily interactions with all community members 
    • Researching, designing and implementing curriculum grounded in current best practices
    • Differentiating and adapting instructional practices to meet the need of individual learners
    • Collaborating with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues through timely and positive cycles of feedback
    • Actively participating in the work of the grade level, division, and larger school community to develop and implement curricular and co-curricular offerings
    • Continuing a personal commitment to developing and growing one’s own cultural competency
    • Collaborating and communicating effectively with colleagues using norms of collaboration and protocols
    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Lower School: Associate 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 associate educator to join our 4th grade team for the 2021-2022 academic year.
     
    All community members work together to fulfill the school’s mission and vision, as well as meet the established goals and objectives.  An associate educator is one who is assigned to partner with a lead educator to support students and families on all aspects of the grade level experience.  This individual will be asked to provide instruction to students in whole group, small group, or individual settings. Associate educators are expected to perform all responsibilities professionally, treating themselves and others with dignity at all times.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Middle School: Educator, Mathematics

    La Jolla Country Day's Middle School cultivates the maturation of our young scholars in Grades 5–8 in an ever-changing time in their lives. A bridge between the Lower and Upper Schools, the Middle School challenges students within a nurturing environment and provides opportunities to explore a variety of academic offerings, technology, physical education, music, art, community service, and leadership roles.  We believe in the education of the whole child—inside and outside of the classroom—and encourage students to develop intellectually as well as into citizens of good character.  

    We are seeking a passionate, collaborative, experienced math educator for the 2021-2022 academic year to join our Middle School team. They are an enthusiastic individual who has demonstrated a passion for learning and for teaching that builds interest in, excitement for, and mastery of the designed curriculum. In addition, the candidate will be expected to collaborate effectively with colleagues, serve as a student advisor, and contribute to the life of the school in co-curricular areas. 

    This educator will teach four sections of integrated math and serve as an advisor to a group of 8th grade students, teaching Facing History and Ourselves.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Athletics: Volleyball Coaches (Fall 2021)

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking enthusiastic, experienced coaches for our High School and Middle School teams for the Fall 2021 season.

    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
  • 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

La Jolla Country Day School

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

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