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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  • Science Specialist

    Job Summary

    The Science Specialist will supplement and support the JCDS education through in-depth, hands-on science instruction at all grades levels. The Science Specialist also provides support to grade level teachers in science instruction. The position will report to the Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications

    • BA in Education or a related field
    • At least five years experience in education 
    • Experience and/or specialized training in Science subject areas

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Science Specialist will:
    • Create and implement inquiry-based lessons on a variety of science topics using the scientific method and hands-on experiences in a science lab/makerspace setting. 
    • Maintain the school science lab/makerspace areas and materials.
    • Help monitor student safety during the school day including morning drop off, lunch, and dismissal periods
    • Integrate and collaborate with classroom teachers.
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders.
    • Help support the school and its mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School. 
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Job Summary

    Pre-Kindergarten 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. Pre-Kindergarten Teachers report to the Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications

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

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Pre-Kindergarten 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
  • Aramark Custodian

    Hours:
    3:00pm to 11:30pm Monday-Friday

    Qualifications: 

    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, senior management, and ARAMARK support staff  
    • Ability to respond effectively to changing demands
    • Requires the practices of Quality, Integrity, and Trust
    Essential Functions:

    • Ensures building is clean; classrooms, restrooms, corridors, gym, auditorium, library, offices, trash removal, etc.
    • Conserves energy by turning off lights in areas not in use 
    • Keeps the school buildings and grounds, including mats, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and play area, neat and clean
    • Follows procedures for storage and disposal of trash (regular, recyclable and other trash) and transports to designated areas
    • Wears protective equipment and follows safety procedures
    • Performs projects as assigned
    • Take breaks in designated areas at assigned times
    • Scrub, strips, and polishes floors with floor machines
    • Spray, buffs, and vacuums with floor machines
    • Washes walls, ceiling, floors, windows, and furniture as directed
    • Moves furnishings and equipment to prepare for meetings, classroom activities and events
    • Attend in-service training (e.g. blood borne pathogens, cleaning solvents, floor care, First Aid, etc.) for the purpose of receiving information on new and/or improved procedures
    • Shampoos carpets, furniture, and mats
    • Securing of the facility ensuring building is lock/unlocked as required
    • Keeping school entrance grounds clean and free from paper and litter
    • Change ceiling, tiles, and light bulbs as needed.
    • Record time worked
    • Perform after school activity set-up and clean–up
    • Report maintenance concerns (work order requests) to appropriate personnel
    • Follow the instruction from supervisors; adhere to company and component policies and procedures
    • Display safe work practices
    • Inspects school facilities to ensure site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive, clean manner
    • Maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, and mops, etc.) to ensure the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities
    • Prepare reports (e.g. safety hazards, work orders, supply requisitions, etc) as needed
    • Prepares facilities for daily operations ( e.g. opening gates/access doors, disarming security systems, raising the flag, providing cross walk signs, etc.) 
    • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, injury, alarms, etc.) 
    • Secures facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss, and potential liability to the organization
    • Operates various types of equipment and machinery which may include buffer, automatic floor machines, burnishers, back pack vacuums, Kivacs, wet and dry vacuums, commercial vacuums, buckets, wringers, carts, hand trucks, rotos, blowers, extractors, washing machines, dryers, lifts, ladders, tools, products, chemicals, and supplies
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Physical Demands:

    • Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 25 pounds
    • Frequent bending, reaching, standing, and walking
  • Cook: FLIK Independent School Dining

    Job Summary: 

    Prepares food in accordance with applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines, and regulations with established policies and procedures. Ensures quality food service is provided at all times.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Prepares high-quality food items according to standardized recipes and instructions to meet production, delivery, and service schedules.
    • Serves meals or prepares for delivery by using correct portioning, meeting outlined standards, ensuring that food is at the correct temperature, and is attractive and tasty. Tastes all prepared food items.
    • Uses established ticket collection procedures during service. Responsible for records from area worked during service periods.
    • Cleans kitchen after preparation and serving, maintaining high standards of cleanliness. Stores or discards excess food in accordance with safe food-handling procedures.
    • Keeps refrigerators and storerooms clean and neat. Ensures food and supply items are stored per standards.
    • Operates and maintains kitchen equipment as instructed.
    • Assists in production planning, record keeping and reporting as required.
    • Assists in the ordering and receiving of all food and supplies as required.
    • Reports needed maintenance, faulty equipment, or accidents to the supervisor immediately.
    • Attends in-service and safety meetings.
    • Maintains good working relationships with coworkers, customers, administrators and managers.
    • Performs job safely while maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.