Employment Opportunities

Homework Cafe Support

Help Desk Support Technician

PM Support

Elementary Support

Spanish, Upper Elementary Grades

After School Music Instructor

Substitute Teachers

Marin Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school with an enrollment of 550 students in grades K-8. The school enrolls children from both San Francisco and Marin County and actively seeks diversity in its administration, faculty and student body.

The school's mission asks children to become strong learners and ethical human beings, prepared and motivated to make their world a better and healthier place. In addition to an engaging curriculum balancing academics, arts and athletics, current strategic initiatives focus on technology, environmental sustainability, and community and global connections.

Located approximately ten miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the school enjoys enjoys a unique 35-acre campus bordered by the San Francisco Bay to the north and Ring Mountain Nature Preserve to the south. The school is approximately 20 minutes from both San Francisco and Berkeley. Proximity to both cities affords access to diverse and interesting neighborhoods, cultural opportunities and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

MCDS is particularly concerned with supporting its outstanding faculty and professional staff, with strong emphasis on professional development. Every employee helps to create a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members. Members of the faculty and professional staff are bright, collaborative and passionate.

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. Salary and benefits are at high NAIS levels.

HOMEWORK CAFÉ SUPPORT

Reports to Homework Café Coordinator

Part time position available beginning late August 2015 and ending June 2016; 2:15 pm to 6:15 pm on school days.

The Homework Café is the after school care program available to students in grades 5-8. The program is led by the Homework Café Coordinator and supported by two other qualified instructors. The Homework Café is a place for students to work after school while also having the opportunity to engage with their peers in a safe, open environment. Students also have options to attend school sports games, play outside, or participate in activities such as art. We are hiring one Homework Cafe instructor for our 2015-2016 school year.

Our approach and philosophy centers around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives. Our Statement of Community and Inclusion highlights our mission:

Our school is a community that

Inspires children to develop a love of learning,

thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;

Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of

respect, responsibility and compassion; and

Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.

as well as proclaims, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising students in all program areas
  • Creating an environment conducive to studying during “Homework Hour”
  • Helping students complete and understand assignments
  • Preparing and serving snack for students
  • Being aware of and responsive to the needs of other Homework Café staff and of students
  • Assisting with program organizational and clerical responsibilities
  • Attending quarterly staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • •Enthusiastic and energetic
  • •Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    •Positive outlook
    •Self-starter with the ability to finish tasks
    •Ability to both lead and follow others
    •Strong conflict resolution skills
    •Strong team player
    •Dependable, responsible and reliable
    •Great ability to multi-task
    •Interest in professional development in the field of education and desire for a long-term career working with children
    •A.A. or B.A. degree with a background in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.

Please send resume and letter of interest:

Web:www.mcds.org

Email:employment@mcds.org
Fax: 415.924.2224
Postal: Search Committee/Support
MCDS
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925



Help Desk Support Technician

The Support Technician’s role at Marin Country Day School is to support and maintain computer systems with a primary focus on student and faculty iPads, but also provides support for servers, desktops, laptops (Microsoft, Google Chrome), iPhones and peripherals. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all hardware and equipment while ensuring optimal system performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas in a timely and accurate fashion in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, and provide end user training, documentation and assistance where required.

The technician will interact with our teachers and students on a daily basis and should be expected conduct themselves in friendly and professional manner in order to help students achieve their fullest potential with the technology available.

Our Statement of Community and Inclusion* highlights our mission:

Our school is a community that

Inspires children to develop a love of learning,

thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;

Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of

respect, responsibility and compassion; and

Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.

as well as proclaims, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.”

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working in an enterprise environment supporting 500+ users.
  • 2 years of experience supporting Apple Macintosh, iPad and iPhone devices.
  • Proven track record of delivering quality service in an academic environment.
  • Solid understanding of Apple, Chrome and Microsoft hardware/software
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Ability to rapidly assess options and likely consequences when under pressure to make decisions or solve problems.
  • Ability to properly categorize and balance short and long-term priorities to obtain best results.
  • Ability to listen to others in order to respond accordingly.
  • Ability to communicate in a manner that is clear, concise, timely and understood by technical personnel as well as students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and departmental productivity and serves as a role model to others.
  • Exhibits professionalism, honesty, integrity and respect for everyone on campus.
  • Ability to display a high degree of initiative, energy, dedication and innovation on a regular basis.

Preferred Certifications

  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Certification (ACMT)
  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (XP or Win 7)
  • Google Apps for Education Admin Certification

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.

Marin Country Day School is committed to providing employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plan; disability insurance, life AD&D; flexible spending account; and employee assistance program.

Web: www.mcds.org

Email: employment@mcds.org

Fax: 415.924.2224

Postal: Search /Technology

Marin Country Day School

5221 Paradise Drive,

Corte Madera, CA 94925


PM Support

This position reports to the Director of Afterschool Programs

PM is the after-school care program available to students in grades K-4. The PM Program is led by the Director of Afterschool Programs and a PM Coordinator, with four qualified instructors assisting. Considered a place for kids to play and have fun, PM provides a balance between structured and self-directed activities. PM instructors encourage students to use their creative minds through various structured art and building projects, while building on the skills of teamwork and developing self-esteem through sporting games and activities. For children interested in a quieter environment, there is a space dedicated to working on homework, reading or other independent activities. We are hiring one PM Support instructor for our 2015-2016 school year.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and facilitate students attending study hall
  • Help students complete and understand assignments
  • Prepare snack for students
  • Create an environment conducive to studying
  • Plan and lead a structured art & craft/building & construction/sporting activity for Kindergarten students
  • Plan and lead a structured sporting activity for grades K-4 a few times during the week
  • Supervise children on the playground
  • Supervise children in the game room
  • Contribute to the planning of various annual events in PM
  • Attend semi-monthly staff meetings

This is a part-time position; Monday-Friday 1:45-5.

Compensation is competitive and based on experience. No benefits.

Qualifications:

• Love of children
• Solid understanding of child development
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Sense of perspective
• Sense of humor
• Positive outlook
• Self-starter
• Ability to both lead and follow others
• Strong conflict resolution skills
• Strong team player
• Strong emotional well-being
• Dependable, responsible and reliable
• Great ability to multi-task
• Enthusiastic and energetic
• Interest in professional development in the field of education and desire for a long-term career working with children
• A.A. or B.A. degree with a background in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.

For more information or to apply, please send your cover letter and resume to employment@mcds.org. Position is open until filled and ad is removed.


ELEMENTARY SUPPORT TEACHER

Reports to Classroom Head Teacher and Division Head

Full time positions available beginning late August 2015 and ending June 2016.

Marin Country Day School seeks motivated educators to support elementary classroom teachers. This position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education and/or in a credential or graduate program.

Our approach and philosophy centers around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives. Our Statement of Community and Inclusion highlights our mission:

Our school is a community that

Inspires children to develop a love of learning,

thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;

Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of

respect, responsibility and compassion; and

Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.

as well as proclaims, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Meeting with classroom teacher at least once a week
  • Assisting teacher with whole group, small group and individual activities as determined by the classroom teacher
  • Being aware of and responsive to the needs of head teacher and of children
  • Assisting with classroom organizational and clerical responsibilities
  • Providing supervision and support during lunch
  • Supervising the playground and other duties as necessary
  • Attending weekly support teacher seminars and completing related assignments

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of undergraduate degree
  • Desire to pursue a career in education
  • Strong preference for individuals in credentialing and/or advanced degree programs in education

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.

Please send resume and letter of interest:

Web: www.mcds.org

Email: employment@mcds.org
Fax: 415.924.2224
Postal: Search Committee/Support
MCDS
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925


SPANISH TEACHER (Full Time)

August 2015

Upper Elementary Grades

Reports to Division Head

Marin Country Day School is looking for a gifted educator who is passionate about teaching Spanish. We seek an educator with a demonstrated background and or interest in curriculum development, technology integration, environmental sustainability, and cultural competency. Also, we seek an educator with the belief in teaching with the interests of the whole child in mind, through careful attention to a developed advisory curriculum. Our approach and philosophy centers around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives.

Our Statement of Community and Inclusion* highlights our mission:

Our school is a community that

Inspires children to develop a love of learning,

thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;

Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of

respect, responsibility and compassion; and

Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.

as well as proclaims, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • Preference for native Spanish speaker
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement lesson plans designed for a variety of student learning styles, using techniques such as student-generated written work, teacher-led oral exercises, “Total Physical Response” activities, small group dialogue work, long and short term projects as well as culturally relevant activities and exploration
  • Monitor and manage effectively student learning with systems and routines in place and through the use of a variety of methods to evaluate student progress
  • Collaborate with grade level classroom teachers and other specialists
  • Help with planning special events
  • Attend to the social and emotional needs of students and utilize the expertise of our Student Support Services
  • Participate actively in department and division meetings
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Write clear plans for substitute teacher to implement, when necessary
  • Explore and pursue professional development opportunities
  • Attend division meetings
  • Attend Student Study Team, team, department and Division and full faculty meetings
  • Monitor recess and/or carpool duties as assigned, and attend Back-to-School Night

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the school community. Salary and benefits at high NAIS levels.

Web: www.mcds.org
Email: employment@mcds.org
Fax: 415.924.2224
Postal: Search /Spanish Teacher

Marin Country Day School
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925


After School Music Instructor

Immediate openings for part time, after school music instruction (piano, guitar, vocal, woodwinds, drums,) individual and group.

Our afterschool program has a dynamic group of instructors who are committed to inspiring young music students on the beautiful campus of Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera. Ideal candidates will be motivated, self directed and have strong communications skills with children, parents and co-teachers. B.A. in Music or Music Education preferred. We offer competitive rates. This is an opportunity to put your great teaching skills to work in an environment where kids love to learn.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to employment@mcds.org using the subject header: FORTE teaching opportunity.

Substitute Teachers

This position reports to Division Head.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Implementing lesson plans (when available) and ensuring the integrity of academic time an in a manner that motivates students to learn and participate
• Creating on occasion lessons for students when lesson plans are not available
• Maintaining discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive learning environment for all students and staff in accordance with school policies
• Ensuring adequate supervision to assure health, welfare and safety of all students
• Performing any other related duties assigned by administrator(s), such as supervising children on the playground, monitoring lunch, and carpool
• Reporting to the Main Office upon arrival to and departure from school; checking mailbox of absent teacher for any materials requiring immediate attention; requesting clarification of school rules and procedure, if necessary
• Reporting all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and discipline problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible
• Taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
• Dismissing all students from the classroom before leaving the building
• Leaving documentation of the daily work and leaving student papers for the regular classroom teacher
• Returning instructional materials, equipment, and keys to proper places

Qualifications:
• A.A. or B.A. degree with a background in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required
• Love of children
• Solid understanding of child development
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to be "on-call" for both short-term and long-term positions
• Dependable, responsible and reliable
• Sense of humor
• Positive outlook
• Strong conflict resolution skills
• Strong emotional well-being
• Enthusiastic and energetic
• Great ability to multi-task
• Flexible and ability to think on one's feet

MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.

Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail, fax, or postal.

Web: www.mcds.org

Email: employment@mcds.org
Fax: 415.924.1082
Postal: MCDS
Attn: Resume for Substitute
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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