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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.

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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  • Lower School: Associate Educator (Interim)

    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 kindergarten team for the remainder of the 2021-2022 academic year.

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

    La Jolla Country Day School seeks an engaging and innovative individual to join our community as a science educator for the 2022-2023 academic year.
     
    The science program introduces students to the basic foundations and methods of scientific inquiry and research. After completing a comprehensive curriculum review, the Middle School Science Department is realigning the order of courses to follow the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These rigorous standards allow students to make connections between four major crosscutting concepts—Earth and space science, physical science, life science and engineering design. All students will build a strong foundation before deepening and applying the knowledge even further. The Middle School curriculum capitalizes on the natural curiosity of middle school students and prepares them for more rigorous scientific study once they move on to the Upper School. 
     
    This educator will teach 2 sections of 7th grade (life sciences and its global impact) and 2 sections of 8th grade (environmental chemistry), in addition to serving as an advisor.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Philanthropy: Annual Giving Manager

    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 annual giving manager is an integral member of the philanthropy team, working together to oversee institutional giving and build school relationships through cultivation, fundraising, stewardship and special events. The annual giving manager implements the annual giving program (also known as the Country Day Fund) as well as other fundraising initiatives throughout the year. Their work also builds critical ongoing relationships that strengthen the donor pipeline. In collaboration with the office of philanthropy, this individual leads the process of defining tactics and strategies for meeting annual giving goals. They manage the day-to-day operations of the annual giving initiatives, the parent volunteer committee, and are responsible for developing regular communications with the school community. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Philanthropy: Major Gifts Officer

    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. 

    We are seeking a team player and a highly energetic professional with  a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five-figure range and above to join our philanthropy team as a major gifts officer. This individual will personally manage relationships with our top prospects and donors, and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward these very important donors and prospective donors. They will work collaboratively with and in support of other staff in the office of philanthropy, school representatives, and volunteers to cultivate and solicit donors for school-wide priorities. They will monitor all potential contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations. The major gifts officer is an integral member of the philanthropy team and their role includes involvement in all other aspects of the philanthropy program as needed and as appropriate.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Upper School: World Language Educator (Spanish)

    The World Language department at La Jolla Country Day School facilitates the development of linguistic, cultural and global competency skills. Students learn to speak, write, listen and read in the target language to be able to function with confidence in a Spanish, French or Mandarin-speaking country. Proficiency in the world language is measured by assessing the student’s ability to perform in real-world situations and non-rehearsed contexts in three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. Students must successfully complete a minimum of three consecutive credits of the same language. 
     
    We are seeking an educator with demonstrated expertise of the Spanish language and teaching experience in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture to join us at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.  This educator will develop and teach language classes primarily in Upper School and possibly a section in Middle School to meet the current and future needs of students. The typical course load is four sections. For consideration for this position, experience teaching grades 8 - 12 or an international equivalent is strongly preferred. The position also includes serving as an advisor to a group of US students, and participating actively in the life of the school outside the classroom.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Wellness: Counselor (Grades 6-9)

    The La Jolla Country Day School counseling and wellness team provides responsive and integrative support for students and our school community. Supervised by the director of wellness, the school counselor plays a lead role in the social and emotional health of all students in grades 6-9. As part of the wellness team, they work closely with students, families, teachers, and the administration to support the wellbeing of our community. The counselor can expect a fast paced, dynamic work environment, and involvement in all aspects of school life. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Athletic Trainer

    The LJCDS athletic program provides our student-athletes with an opportunity to broaden their educational experiences through an assortment of team and individual sports. The many lessons learned in athletics will complement those taught in the classroom and home such as honor, respect, responsibility, commitment, preparation, teamwork and sportsmanship. Our athletic trainers provide care for injuries incurred during school athletic participation.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced trainer to join our team working afternoons, evenings, and some weekends.  The schedule will vary weekly based on scheduled games and events.

    Click HERE for information and to apply.
  • Athletics: Assistant Coach, Track and Field (Hurdles and High Jump)

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced hurdle and high jump coach for our track and field team for the Spring season (February -May 2022).  Practices are Monday - Friday from 3:15-5:15.  Meets are Wednesdays or Thursdays with invitationals on Saturdays. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Athletics: Lacrosse Coach, Boy's Club Teams (K-8)

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking enthusiastic, experienced lacrosse coaches for our boy's club teams for the Spring 2022 season (February - May).

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Athletics: Lacrosse Coach, Girl's Club Teams (Grades K-8)

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking enthusiastic, experienced lacrosse coaches for our girl's club teams for the Spring 2022 season (February - May).

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

    Under the umbrella of institutional advancement, our marketing and communications team shares the story of La Jolla Country Day School.  The team is responsible for overseeing the school's overall branding and institutional messaging to promote shared philosophies and values, nurture relationships, and strengthen constituents’ understanding of, commitment to and investment in the school.
     
    We seek a creative and ambitious communications coordinator who has a passion for education. This hourly position is a temporary, part-time position from January–June 2022, working 18-24 hours per week. They will support the school’s brand promise of inspiring greatness for a better world through the lens of marketing and communications. This position will help share the school’s story on various platforms to celebrate LJCDS and deepen the internal and external communities’ understanding of the school’s mission. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Extended Day and After-School Program Coordinator

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking a part-time extended day and after-school program coordinator with experience working with students in Lower and Middle school. This individual is responsible for the general oversight of the extended day program and interfacing with outside vendors who provide enrichment programs, with support from Upper School students.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.  
  • Long Term Substitute: Spanish Educator, Lower School

    La Jolla Country Day School seeks a long term substitute Spanish World Language Educator for our Lower School (grades K-4).  This individual with teach both our standard Spanish language and fluent Spanish speaker classes.

    Essential duties include:  (1) classroom instruction and ongoing student assessment; (2) communication with parents, including formal written reports on students several times per year; (3) active, collaborative participation in the work of the department on curriculum development, pedagogy, student assessment, and language promotion.

    Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Spanish Language, Spanish or Latin American Literature, Spanish or Latin American History, ESL, English, Comparative Literature, Linguistics/SLA Pedagogy, Teaching/Education or an arguably related field.  Candidates must also have passion for innovation and creative problem solving, and have interest and enthusiasm for global and multicultural education.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute Teachers

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking qualified substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Click on the division link below for more information and to submit your application materials:
    Early Childhood Center (Ages 3-5)
    Lower School (K-4)
    Middle School (5-8)
    Upper School (9-12)
    Visual and Performing Arts

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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