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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: 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.

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Part-Time Opportunities

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  • Athletics: Boy's Lacrosse Coach

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking an experienced lacrosse coach for our boy's program.  Candidates must be able to successfully clear a LiveScan background check, and provide proof of tuberculosis clearance. 

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • Athletics: Softball, Assistant Coach

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking an assistant softball coach, for both Middle School and Varsity teams, with experience in pitching.  The softball season begins in February 2018 and ends in June.

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  • Athletics: Track & Field, Assistant Coach

    La Jolla Country Day School is seeking assistant coaches for our Track & Field team, with experience in pole vault, jumps, hurdles, or sprints.  The season begins in February 2018 and ends in June.  

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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.

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  • Learning Resource Center: Educational Therapist

    La Jolla Country Day School seeks a qualified educator to work with students who learn differently in all subject areas including time management, study, and test preparation skills. The candidate must be a self-starter, a team player, and have a demonstrated ability to relate and communicate well with others.  

    The Educational Therapist will individualize curriculum for each student based on assessed needs. The Teacher will communicate with classroom teachers and parents so that a complete partnership is established.

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  • 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.   

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  • 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.

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  • Substitute: Middle School, Grades 5-8

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

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  • Substitute: Upper School, Grades 9-12

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

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  • Substitute: Visual and Performing Arts

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

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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