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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!

Employment Opportunity – 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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Elementary Teaching Assistant

We are seeking a dynamic and warm teaching assistant to support our elementary program. The teaching assistant will provide ongoing academic, socio-emotional, organizational, and behavioral support at the direction of the homeroom teacher. This position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education. 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. This is a full-time, benefited position that pays $20/hr.

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After School Program Coordinator

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. The 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 staff, securing the school building and grounds at the end of the day. This is an hourly position and requires 20 hours per week. The work day is from approx 2:00 – 6:00 daily. There are approximately 10, pre-scheduled, full “camp” days that are supported by this position.

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Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for creating a comprehensive development and constituent relations program designed to engage constituents in the life of the school and generate private, philanthropic support for the school. The Director of Development serves as the Campaign Manager for the Building Dreams Campaign. Responsible for annual giving, major gifts, foundation relations and special events and for deepening relationships with current parents, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents. The Director serves as the liaison to the Parent Association. The Director of Development works closely with the Head of School, Director of Finance and Advancement, the Board of Directors and other volunteers to achieve the school’s fundraising goals.

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1st Grade Homeroom Teacher

We are 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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6th Grade Homeroom Teacher

We are seeking a warm, experienced, and innovative Humanities teacher to join our middle school teaching team. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a collaborative environment and embrace an inquiry-based and developmental approach to teaching children. 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. Experience and familiarity with an integrated approach to teaching Language and Arts and Social Studies is essential, as is a comfort with the messiness of a child-centered process. A love of learning and early adolescents, and a willingness to support unique and unpredictable learning journeys by students will help you thrive within our organization. This is a full-time, five day per week position. 

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