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Career Opportunities

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves on 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 are an element that sets our community apart.

LJCDS  fosters a challenging and supportive work environment and offers many personal and professional growth opportunities.

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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Head of Lower School

    La Jolla Country Day School’s Lower School is a place where parents are often reminded of the best aspects of their childhood. 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.

    We are searching for a Head of Lower School to join our community in July 2023.  This individual is responsible for all aspects of the Lower School program, directing all Lower School students and faculty members each day, interacting with family and community members, and setting the tone for the division. The head of Lower School cultivates a diverse, inclusive, and safe community where all community members feel a sense of belonging. In addition to overseeing the Lower School team, the head oversees the director of the Early Childhood Center and our early childhood program.

    Click HERE for more information to apply.
  • Learning Resource 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.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic, student-centered learning specialist to join our team in the Spring of 2023.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Library: Access and Instruction Librarian

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking a student-centered, inclusive-driven librarian to join our community for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    The La Jolla Country Day School libraries, the Fayman Library and Middle & Upper School libraries, serve a community of over 1,100 students from early childhood to 12th grade, as well as our faculty and staff and student caregivers in their reading, research and recreational needs. The library strives to create an active and educational environment – not bound by the physical space – where the LJCDS community can easily and readily access information of all kinds and be supported and uplifted in that journey. The library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, and technology that enrich, educate, and empower every individual in our community.  The library is vital to the school’s mission of developing lifelong learners.

    The librarian participates actively in curriculum development, and provides educational leadership in all aspects of school life.  They are a member of a team responsible for the implementation of a far reaching library technology and instruction program which encourages lifelong learning among our community. They are also responsible, as needed, for the daily operations of the library and its services including opening and closing the physical plant, circulation, reference and information services, collection development, library orientation, and research classes. This particular role will be crucial to bridging teaching and learning in the classroom with educational technology. They support collaborative instruction and collection development, including building a more equitable program.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Lower School: Educator (Grade 4)

    La Jolla Country Day School seeks an exceptional 4th grade teacher to join our Lower School team for the 2023-2024 academic year. Our 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.  

    The ideal candidate is committed to leading and learning with dignity, and actively engages in anti-racist education and culturally responsive instructional practices. They will 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.

Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Athletics: Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking enthusiastic, high-energy, and proven program and consensus builders to join the athletics team as an assistant coach with the lacrosse program in Spring 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.  

    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 Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons.

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

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking qualified substitute teachers for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

    Please click on the division link to submit your application materials:
    Early Childhood Center, ages 3-5
    Lower School, grades K-4
    Middle School, grades 5-8
    Upper School, grades 9-12
    Visual and Performing Arts
  • Wellness: Nurse, part-time

    The Wellness program at La Jolla Country Day School is committed to improving the overall healthy emotional development and well-being of students, educators and staff. Through education, programming and partnership with trained professionals, the program promotes and normalizes conversations about mental health and wellness.  We are seeking a part-time nurse to join our team.  This part-time position, with a work schedule ranging from 10-20 hours a week, will collaborate with our full-time nurse in the coordination and assistance in the care, assessment, and treatment of our students. The nurse team serves as a liaison with parents when it comes to the health and welfare of their children.  

    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
  • Vision 
  • Chiropractic and 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 Discounts
  • 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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