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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  • Associate Teacher (2020-2021 school year)

    Job Summary
    The Associate Teacher will support the Lead Teacher during the academic day.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • BA in education or a related field
    • One year or more of classroom teaching experience

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Associate Teacher will:
    • Help support the Lead Teacher during the school day by providing another trained professional in the classroom
    • Supervise students at both recess and lunch
    • Assist the Lead 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
  • Dance Instructor

    Job Summary
    The Dance Instructor is responsible for educating students in the dance program. This includes, but is not limited to, planning age-appropriate dance lessons, choreographing performance routines, and providing overall supervision of dancers during after school hours. The position reports to the Dance Manager.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • A degree in a related field  
    • 3-5 years experience in dance education
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Dance Instructor will:
    • Keep accurate attendance records with sign in & sign out times.
    • Plan and teach age-appropriate dance classes following JCDS Dance Curriculum including a dance for both Winter & Spring Recital.
    • Attend & assist with all recital rehearsals and performances.
    • Ensure children are dismissed to approved parents or caregivers.
    • Provide constant supervision.
    • Ensure dance classrooms are safe and clean.
    • Follow enrichment activity schedule and assist with pick up and drop off.
    • Communicate with Dance Manager about student conduct and performance.
    • Follow dance 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
  • Department Director (2020-2021 school year)

    Job Summary
    The Department Director is a member of the administrative team who is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of educational processes and programs.
    Preferred Qualifications

    Five years experience in education
    Master's degree in education or related field

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Department Director will:
    • Observe student learning and teacher instruction
    • Support teachers in curriculum instruction and assessment
    • Support teachers who have students with accommodations
    • Communicate and collaborate with parents and teachers regarding students who need additional academic, social, emotional, or behavioral support
    • Research best practices and new curriculum to meet the needs of students and to ensure that student instruction is developmentally appropriate
    • Assist with hiring, mentoring and supporting new faculty
    • Ensure an appropriate scope and sequence of curriculum and integration with specialists
    • Work collaboratively to problem-solve concerns with students, faculty, and staff
    • Focus on and support the JCDS mission and philosophy
    • Guard academic time
    • Instill and model character education
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • Executive Assistant to the Head of School

    Job Summary:
    The Executive Assistant to the Head of School provides professional, confidential and complex administrative duties for the Head of School while supporting the school and its mission.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Three+ years of experience as an administrative assistant or serving in an administrative professional role
    • Experience with the FCIS accreditation process is a plus
    • Proficiency with MS Office, G Suite, and the ability to learn new programs
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    The Executive Assistant to the Head of School will:
    • Promote the school’s mission, making it the center of all decisions and actions
    • Arrange meetings, coordinate schedules and organize daily priorities for the Head of School
    • Communicate effectively with Board of Trustee members, which includes sending meeting reminders, uploading documents to the webpage, and recording meeting minutes
    • Manage arrangements for faculty/staff meetings, conferences, parties, and events
    • Screen and route phone calls for the Head of School
    • Manage expenses for the Head of School and Main Office budgets
    • Compile information as requested formatting reports, letters, graphs, tables, records and presentations
    • Serve on administrative and academic committees as requested by the Head of the School
    • Order supplies and coordinate maintenance of office equipment (copiers, laminator, postage meter, etc.)
    • Perform project management with accreditation visits and other projects as requested
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School with the ability to work independently and make decisions for the best interest of the school
    • Support an atmosphere of trust, positivity, and openness among teachers, students, and parents
  • Extended Care Teacher

    Job Summary
    The Extended Care Teacher 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 extended care coordinator.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Extended Care Teacher will:
    • Fill out monthly planning work sheets with appropriate age level activities.
    • 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.
      • Request supplies for activities each month.
      • Plan activities in the following categories: science, sensory, arts/crafts, group games, centers, books/book club.
     
  • Food Service Utility Position: FLIK Independent School Dining

    Job Summary
    The Food Service Utility Position provides an opportunity to help maintain the safety and sanitation of all kitchen areas and food preparation surfaces in a school environment. Training will include food safety and allergy awareness, The school Chef is willing to provide training for all aspects of this position, allowing the successful candidate to advance their culinary career through mentoring and hands-on skills development. 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Dishwashing
    • Deep cleaning 
    • Prep work
    • Trash removal
    • Mopping and sweeping floors
    • Helping to put away orders
    • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • Lead Teacher (2020-2021 school year)

    Job Summary
    The Lead Teacher is 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.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • At least one year of successful teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Lead Teacher 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
  • Spanish Instructor - Part-time

    Job Summary
    The part-time Associate Spanish Instructor will supplement and support the JCDS education through instruction in beginning Spanish for students in Pre-K 3 through grade 1. The part-time Spanish Instructor will work under the guidance of the lead Spanish Instructor to create a developmentally appropriate curriculum that builds and reinforces Spanish vocabulary development, comprehension, and appreciation through all grades. The position will report to the Senior Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • BA in Education or a related field
    • At least five years experience in education 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The part-time Associate Spanish Instructor will:
    • Help supplement the academic function of the school through the incorporation of world languages.
    • 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.
  • 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. This year, Camp Staff members will be employed from June 1 to July 24, 2020. These positions require mandatory training on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30. 
     
    • 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
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    • 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.
     

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)
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.