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Career Opportunities

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 210 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 plus 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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  • Upper School: Humanities Teacher (1 of 2)

    This is one of two Humanities positions currently posted. Please review the requirements and expectations of both to decide which of the positions best fits your career path, and submit your application materials to only one of the postings. Both opportunities require experience with teaching History and Social Studies.

    The Ideal Candidate
    • Holds at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field of history or cultural studies;
    • Possesses an interest in the teaching of writing;
    • Expresses a desire to participate in the creation of a new Humanities Department;
    • Motivates and facilitates student learning;
    • Serves as an effective advisor to students;
    • Communicates effectively with colleagues and parents;
    • Demonstrates a growth mindset;
    • Meets curricular and co-curricular duties;
    • Participates in departmental curriculum development, vision and pedagogy;
    • Is loyal to LJCDS mission and vision;
    • Demonstrates sensitivity to all school constituents.
    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Upper School: Humanities Teacher (2 of 2)

    This is one of two Humanities positions currently posted. Please review the requirements and expectations of both to decide which of the positions best fits your career path, and submit your application materials to only one of the postings. Both opportunities require experience with teaching History and Social Studies.

    The Ideal Candidate
    • Possesses a Master’s Degree and has taught in the areas of History and Social Studies for at least 4 years;
    • Demonstrates expertise with the use of primary documents for research and classroom activities;
    • Exhibits a strong interest and expertise in the teaching of writing;
    • Expresses a desire to participate in the creation of a new Humanities Department;
    • Participates in departmental curriculum development, vision and pedagogy;
    • Practices Understanding by Design course frameworks;
    • Displays a continuing commitment to the teaching profession through professional development opportunities;
    • Actively participates in the life of a school in all its facets;
    • Maintains a growth plan linked to yearly goals;
    • Initiates cooperative efforts to further best teaching practices;
    • Demonstrates sensitivity to all school constituents.
    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Upper School: Science Department Chair (2018-2019 academic year)

    In addition to teaching four Upper School science sections, the department chair is the curricular and programmatic leader of the department, charged with leading the department towards a shared curricular vision.  A critical component of this role is to ensure that policies, practices, and curricular direction within the department are mission-aligned and in accordance with the school’s goals and the department’s internal agreements.  
     
    This individual is the advocate for the science department, while at the same time supporting the wider mission of Country Day.  The department chair will advise the administration in decision-making related to the department, and serve as instructional coaches to the other members of the department.  The chair acts as a voice for the department’s work within the school community and beyond. Chairs work collaboratively with other department leaders in the Upper School, and across other divisions; they are supporters of best practices, professional development, and professionalism.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Extended Day: Group Leader

    The primary goal of La Jolla Country Day's Extended Day Program is to provide a safe, happy, caring, and structured environment for Lower School children after school.  Extended Day staff organize activities that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore individual interests, develop talents and independence, build self-esteem, and learn how to get along with others.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Early Childhood Center, Ages 3-5

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking experienced, qualified substitute preschool teachers for our Early Childhood Center (ECC). Genuine enthusiasm for, experience working with, and the working knowledge of the developing young child between 3 – 5 years of age are a must.   

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Lower School, Grades K-4

    Our Lower School seeks outstanding, qualified substitute teachers who are able to utilize previous experience working with children in an organized setting to maintain classroom routines and a calm, productive learning environment. Genuine enthusiasm for children, good humor, and the ability to manage a classroom are crucial.

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Middle School, Grades 5-8

    Our Middle School is seeking qualified substitutes teachers for the 2017-2018 academic year.  

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Upper School, Grades 9-12

    Our Upper School is seeking qualified substitutes teachers for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Substitute: Visual and Performing Arts

    Our Visual and Performing Arts team is seeking qualified substitutes teachers for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    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

The 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