EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Teaching at Blue Oak School

Blue Oak School seeks creative, hands-on, and skilled teachers who want to work in a highly collaborative progressive school. Blue Oak teachers have a deep commitment to the well-being of children, and they take joy in spending full days in the company of exuberant young people.

Blue Oak teachers look for ways to extend learning into the community. They are confident about authentic assessment strategies, masters of disciplinary knowledge, and they embrace a “teaching for understanding” approach. They are devoted to a developmental approach to children, and they respect the importance of play in a child’s day. Blue Oak teachers are also life-long learners who model curiosity and intellectual engagement in their own lives.

Current Openings

Blue Oak is seeking dynamic and warm substitute teachers to fill in and support our program when needed. Please see the attached job description below. Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to: jobs@blueoakschool.org. We look forward to learning about you!

After School Program Assistant

We are seeking a thoughtful and organized person who enjoys working with kids to manage our after school program. The After School Program Coordinator assumes responsibility for day-to-day operations, supervision, and monitoring of all after school activities. This role includes supervising
students, overseeing dismissal and pick-up throughout the afternoon, logging check-in and check-out times for billing purposes, managing activity sign-ups, and supporting parents, after-school snack set-up, end of day clean-up and helping securing the school building and grounds at the end of the day. There are approximately 10, pre-scheduled, full “camp” days that are supported by this position during the school year and full-time summer camp opportunities available as well.

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Part-Time Auxiliary Program Coordinator

We are seeking an auxiliary program coordinator to manage aftercare, after school classes and seasonal camps during the academic school year from August 15 – May 31 with full-time work from June 1 – August 14. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations, supervision of after school activities, special one-day camps and weeklong camps during the summer months.

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Substitute Teacher

We are seeking dynamic and warm substitute teachers to fill in and support our program when needed. The substitutes will provide day-long academic, socio-emotional, organizational, and behavioral support in the classroom assigned. Qualified candidates will have had some prior classroom or camp experience and possess the desire to take an active role in working with teachers and children.

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6th/7th Grade Science & Advisor

We are seeking a warm and energetic Science advisory teacher to join our Middle School teaching team. Opportunities for STEAM related curriculum are welcome. The successful applicant will have specific interest in working in the Middle School Division and will share deep content knowledge, while teaming with other motivated colleagues. The right person for this position will understand how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive school, and use a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and engage students in learning. We value innovative and flexible team players. A love of learning and of school, as well as a willingness to support unique and unpredictable learning journeys will help you thrive within our organization.

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1st Grade Homeroom Teacher

Blue Oak School is seeking an experienced, innovative first grade teacher to join our dynamic faculty. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment of exuberant young people and will embrace a developmental teaching-for-understanding approach. While classroom management skills are a must, so too is a comfort with the messiness of a child-centered process. The ideal candidate will understand how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive school and use a variety of teaching strategies to engage students in learning. We pride ourselves on being a supportive, devoted, and collegial organization, and we seek skilled, collaborative, and cheerful colleagues who care deeply about the education and the welfare of children and families and are committed to diversity and equity.

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Lower School Spanish (K-5)

We are seeking a dynamic Spanish teacher for our Lower School. The ideal person will infuse creativity and collaboration into their lessons, and know how to use many different approaches to bring Spanish to life in our progressive school. Teachers at Blue Oak School bring positivity, collegiality, strong work ethic, and a commitment to building warm and supportive relationships with children into the school each day. We will hire a person who understands how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive language learning environment. The goal of our Spanish language program is to graduate students with solid Spanish language proficiency, and with a passion and ability to meaningfully engage with people of many cultural backgrounds. The position includes teaching three sections of Art (grades K-2, 200 min/wk). This is a full-time position with benefits.

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