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Inspire Greatness with Us

LJCDS Career Opportunities

We love what we do, do you?

At La Jolla Country Day School, we believe PreK-12 education sets the foundation for the success of this nation. Consistently ranked as a top-ranked independent school, LJCDS is San Diego’s only independent school to house students from age 3 to Grade 12 on one campus. Whether an educator or a staff member, we make a difference in students' lives every day. We equip our students with resources and mentors so that they can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Our community is fueled by a remarkable team of faculty and staff members who bring passion, heart, care and joy into the work they do every day. Join us at La Jolla Country Day School and become a part of an extraordinary educational community where we lay the foundation for a brighter future together.

Hear from Some Members of the Dream Team

Daniella Avilés

    • Upper School World Language Educator

      I enjoy the close connections we are able to build with our students and the long-lasting relationships we establish with our students, even after they graduate. I appreciate the collaborative environment and supportive community. The Upper School World Language department supports risk-taking and is always striving to be innovative and work as a team to make our program better.

Damien Fatongia

    • Managing Director of College Counseling

      Every day I partner with community members to create an educational environment that helps students become the best versions of themselves. I would describe the culture of LJCDS as understanding, accepting and people-centered. Whether it's students, faculty, or staff members, the wellness of our community members are at the center of all decisions that are made.

Amy Rohrbach '97

    • Learning Resource Center Coordinator

      I am inspired to learn and grow every day through collaboration with my peers and interactions with students. The culture at LJCDS is inclusive and values collaboration, empathy, support, trust, and respect. LJCDS is dedicated to preparing students to become agents of change to make the world a better place. I am proud to be an alum and parent of two LJCDS students.

Lisa Bennet

Lower School Educator

Life at La Jolla Country Day School

List of 5 items.

  • Community

    1,100 students age 3–Grade 12 on one campus
  • Diversity

    45% students of color
  • Support

    Strong leadership, teaching team collaboration and cross-divisional planning.
  • Learning Community

    Our faculty and staff are committed to learning; through speaker series and structured ProGrow days.
  • Wellness

    We prioritize mental health for faculty/staff so they are best equipped to support students and families.

Be Part of Something Great

Full-Time Opportunities

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  • Head of Upper School

    For a position beginning on July 1, 2024, LJCDS is seeking a head of Upper School who will engage and mentor remarkable faculty, connect with students meaningfully, value collaboration and community building, and inspire greatness.   Reporting to the associate head of school, the head of Upper School will partner with fellow division heads and department directors to cultivate a rich and engaging learning environment, helping to ensure all students and faculty feel supported, seen, heard, and valued. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.

    Click HERE for the full opportunity statement.
  • 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 a student-centered specialist to join our team.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Lower School: Assistant Educator, Grade 3

    La Jolla Country Day School’s Lower School is a place where parents are often reminded of the best aspects of their childhood. Remember the caring elementary school teacher who believed in you or the one who helped you emerge out of your timid shell? Lower School is where we lay the foundation for the joy of learning, and our educators play a critical role in that process. 
    We are seeking a energetic, flexible-minded individual to join us for the 2023-2024 academic year as an assistant educator assigned to our grade 3 team.
    All community members work together to fulfill the school’s mission and vision, as well as meet the established goals and objectives.  An assistant educator partners with lead and associate educators, serving as a substitute when needed.  They will provide instruction to students in whole group, small group, or individual settings in both lead and specialty classrooms from kindergarten through grade 4.  Assistant 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.

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 2024. 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: Middle School Coaches (Winter)

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking enthusiastic, high-energy, and proven program and consensus builders to serve as coaches in our Middle School athletics program. Coaches are dedicated to the well-being of all Country Day students, from Tiny Torreys (age 3) through Grade 12.  

    For the winter season, starting in November 2023, we are looking for coaches to work with the following teams:
    • Boys Basketball
    • Boys Soccer
    • Softball
    Middle School teams practice during the week from 2:15-3:15pm, with games in the afternoons and some weekends.

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

    La Jolla Country Day School is hiring group leaders for the 2023–24 Lower School and Middle School after-school and extended day program. Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy balance of activities that provide a creative, educational, and recreational experience for our students after school. The program is open Monday through Friday and on faculty/staff professional growth days. School breaks and holidays are excluded. 

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

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking qualified substitute teachers for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    Click on the division link for more information and to apply:

We've Got You Covered

We provide highly competitive salaries and a robust benefits package with more than 30 employee benefits, including
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision 
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plan with X match
  • Exclusive Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Advanced Degree Tuition Assistance
  • Magellan Employee Assistance Program
  • and more!
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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment

LJCDS is working to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive community for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds. Through our commitment to inclusion, belonging and systemic equality, we will create a community of learners committed to an environment that promotes curiosity and the exploration of all aspects of identity. We pledge to grow as an institution and a community.


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.

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