About JCDS

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Today, nearly sixty years later, the goals of our founders remain evident in our mission to provide a strong academic and character rich foundation for each student as JCDS educates children from Pre-K 3 through 6th grade.
 
With an emphasis on intellectual exploration that involves project-based and hands-on learning experiences, JCDS prepares students for success at the next academic level and beyond. Strengthened by a dynamic, engaged and nurturing community of faculty and staff, JCDS students learn to approach challenges with confidence and perseverance resulting in the conviction that they can achieve great things.

Jacksonville Country Day School is an independent, nonsectarian, and multi-cultural school that serves students age three through 6th grade. Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@jcds.com if you are interested in applying for an open position.

Jacksonville Country Day School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, Jacksonville Country Day School does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities. 

Current Openings:

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  • Assistant Teacher

    Job Summary

    The Assistant Teacher will support the Teacher during the academic day. The position will report to a Director of Education.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • BA in education or a related field
    • One year or more of classroom teaching experience


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Assistant Teacher will:
    • Help support the Teacher during the school day by providing another trained professional in the classroom.
    • Supervise students at both recess and lunch.
    • Assist the Teacher with lesson planning.
    • Help differentiate classroom instruction through a combination of small group and whole group methods.
    • Provide clerical support by filing, grading papers, and producing take home folders.
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders.
    • Support the school and its mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School.
  • Grade-Level Team Lead

    Job Summary

    The Grade-Level Team Lead is responsible for instructing, guiding, and supervising students and teachers in a positive learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving; helping to develop lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom goals and concerns; and communicating/collaborating with parents regarding instructional program and student progress.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least five years of successful teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Grade-Level Team Lead will:
    • Create a positive learning environment for students and teachers
    • Set learning goals and develop learning plans to ensure student growth
    • Teach, guide, and empower students with instructional activities and learning opportunities that promote problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, global/social awareness, inquiry, and integration across the disciplines
    • Assess competency and/or developmental levels and provide feedback, support, and differentiation that will further student progress and achievement
    • Communicate with parents about student growth, sharing methods for improvement and reinforcement in the home environment
    • Work with teachers to develop weekly plans and coverage during lunch, specialist periods, and recess so that planning time is optimized
    • Participate in professional development and the school-wide culture of continual learning
    • Act as liaison between administration and colleagues; may include instructional leadership and administrative duties
    • Complete two professional conversations annually with the teachers on the team
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
    • Support the school and its mission
    • Reports to the Director of Education
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • Lifeguard

    Job Summary:

    The Lifeguard position with JCDS is responsible for the oversight, safety, and operations of the JCDS pool area. This includes maintaining a safe environment, establishing and enforcing rules with campers/students, and maintaining appropriate coverage of all swim areas. This position reports to the Auxiliary Services Lead.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Red Cross Lifeguard certification (required)
    • Minimum 1-year guard experience

    Essential Duties and responsibilities

    • Maintain a safe pool area
    • Appropriately supervise all aquatic operations
    • Assist with instruction of swimming and water safety
    • Assess swimmers for ability and swim level
    • Establish and enforce pool area rules
  • Summer Camp Staff

    Job Summary:

    The JCDS Camp staff is a seasonal group that handles the day to day operations and management of the Summer Camp program.  
    • Camp staff will work directly with elementary and/or preschool age students. 
    • Staff will be working indoors, outdoors, or both. 
    • Staff will have the opportunity to spend the summer gaining valuable work experience while developing skills in time management, leadership and effective communication with supervisors and campers in a setting designed to provide fun for all ages.
    Qualifications:

    • Positive attitude
    • Prior experience working with children is not required but helpful
    • Ability and willingness to follow directions and camp procedures
    • Ability and willingness to set a positive example for campers, demonstrating responsibility and respectfulness while maintaining a safe and fun, kid-friendly atmosphere
    • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and must be entering 9th grade or higher
    • Paid staff must be entering 11th grade or higher
    • Some positions are only open to 18+

    Positions:

    • Counselor in Training: A volunteer position for 9th and 10th graders to spend their summer with a purpose, getting work and life experience in a fun and active environment
    • Camp Counselors: This is a group of energetic and dynamic individuals that are ready to spend their summer playing and get paid to do it! Counselors will manage the day to day operations of the groups of campers, lead activities and games, and help to create a fun and safe environment. Counselors must be entering 11th grade or above.
    • Program Staff: These are paid positions that include lifeguards, gym and activities staff, arts and crafts leaders, and office staff.
     
    Apply now at: https://jcds.campbrainstaff.com/
  • Teacher

    Job Summary
    Teachers are responsible for instructing, guiding, and supervising students in a positive learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom goals and concerns; and communicating/collaborating with parents regarding instructional program and student progress. Teachers report to the Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • At least one year of successful teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Teachers will:
    • Create a positive learning environment for students
    • Set learning goals and develop learning plans to ensure student growth
    • Teach, guide, and empower students with instructional activities and learning opportunities that promote problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, global/social awareness, inquiry, and integration across the disciplines
    • Assess competency and/or developmental levels and provide feedback, support, and differentiation that will further student progress and achievement
    • Communicate to parents about student growth, sharing methods for improvement and reinforcement in the home environment
    • Participate in professional development and the school-wide culture of continual learning
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
    • Support the school and its mission
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • Digital Content Specialist

    Job Summary
    The Digital Content Specialist assists the Director of Advancement in the completion of day-to-day activities and projects that support the school's overall mission, key messages, and goals. The Digital Content Specialist develops and curates content for the school’s digital properties; manages social media channels focused on parent, prospective families, and alumni engagement; explores new channels for possible investment; and measures the effectiveness of content and channels to ensure we are meeting the school's strategic goals.
    Preferred Qualificaons:
    •  Experience in a not-for-profit or education setting
    •  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, preferably in communications, English, marketing, other related discipline.
    • 1-3 years of experience developing/writing/producing content for the web and/or social media.
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong visual communicator with an understanding of how to present information, working within an established brand.
    • Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously and still meet expected deadlines.
    • Experience with a variety of software programs and applications including Google suite and basic Photoshop skills, including cropping and resizing images.
    • Experience with Blackbaud preferred but not required.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Digital Content Production and Management:
    · Implement an integrated online content strategy across a range of JCDS’s digital properties, including but not limited to JCDS.com, school digital signage, the school’s events calendar, and social media.
    · Curate high-quality, effective web content from JCDS editorial sources that engages our audiences and supports our communications goals.
    · Identify story opportunities for internal/external communications and collaborate with the Advancement team to develop appropriate content for our digital properties.
    ·  Collect, prepare, and enter digital assets (copy, photography, videos, etc.) into a CMS.
    ·  Work with the Director of Advancement to create guidelines for submitting content.
    ·  Curate events from the school calendar and enlist submissions from a variety of groups at the school to ensure content represents a broad range of events across the campus.
    · Develop and execute a plan for displaying featured events on JCDS.com and other online channels for higher visibility.
    · Work with Advancement colleagues to monitor and manage online communities.

    Social Media Management
    · Curate and edit appropriate content to share across existing social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn) to increase engagement and reach.
    · Identify emerging areas of interest among parents, prospective parents, and alumni (e.g. new technologies, trends) and develop tactics for connecting them back to JCDS.
    ·  Manage the editorial calendar for social media channels.
    ·  Monitor social content (tweets, videos, blog posts, etc.) to identify potential story ideas, trends, sentiment, and evolving hot button issues, etc.
    · Work closely to educate social media practitioners within the JCDS community about best practices and strategies.
    · Serve as the primary contact for the school’s social media accounts.

    Analytics and Research:
    · Work with the Director of Advancement and outside resources to set key performance indicators for web content; use metrics to evaluate effectiveness in meeting our goals; make adjustments as needed to continually improve performance.
    · Monitor and evaluate social media activity, providing monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the school’s senior leadership and administrative team.
    · Advise colleagues at JCDS on the types of posts that engage audiences, promote sharing, and drive traffic to related sections of the JCDS website.

    Community Outreach
    ·  Prepare and send the weekly JCDS announcements and email targeting all constituents.
    ·  Monitor and update the announcements with new messages as they are submitted.
    ·  Work with the Director of Advancement and other faculty and staff as needed to develop, coordinate, and distribute time-sensitive communications to JCDS internal audiences, i.e., faculty, staff, as well as external audiences.
    · Prepare and send emails on behalf of senior staff as needed.

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    Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders

    ●  Support the school and its mission

    ●  Perform other dues as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • Extended Care Staff Member

    Job Summary
    The Extended Care Staff Member is responsible for the oversight of students in the extended care program. This includes but is not limited to planning age appropriate activities, supervision of students, and keeping accurate attendance records. The position reports to the Enrichment Services Manager.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • AA degree
    • 3-5 years experience in an extended care setting

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Extended Care Staff Member will:
    • Fill out monthly planning work sheets with appropriate age level activities.
      • Request supplies for activities each month.
      • Plan activities in the following categories: science, sensory, arts/crafts, group games, centers, books/book club.
    • Keep accurate attendance records with sign in & sign out times.
    • Serve snack.
    • Provide constant supervision.
    • Make sure extended classrooms are safe and clean.
    • Create and follow a schedule for afternoon activities.
    • Communicate with parents on student behavior, conduct, and performance.
    • Develop appropriate discipline and reward strategies for student behavior.
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders.
    • Support the school and its mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School.

Benefits at JCDS

Faculty and staff members who work full time at JCDS enjoy an excellent benefits plan, which includes:
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision health benefits
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending and dependent care spending options
  • 403b with generous employer match
  • Tuition remission
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Well-being benefits through Aetna Resources for Living
  • Holiday time off (Thanksgiving week, two-week Winter Break, one week Spring Break)

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Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.