About JCDS


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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  • Music Specialist

    Job Summary
    The Music Specialist will supplement and support the JCDS education through instruction in the development of musical knowledge, appreciation, and performance skills. 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 
    • Experience successfully implementing music curriculum in a school setting
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Music Specialist will:
    • Help supplement the academic function of the school through the incorporation of music awareness, understanding, and skills development.
    • Help monitor student safety during the school day including morning drop off, lunch, and dismissal periods
    • Coordinate music components for school assemblies, events, and graduation.
    • Prepare and direct grade level shows and performances. 
    • Coordinate and collaborate with Band Specialist, Dance Manager, and private instructors for recitals, performances, and competitions
    • 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.
  • School Counselor

    Job Summary
    The School Counselor will help monitor and improve the emotional/physical well being of the school’s students. The position will report to the Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Masters degree in applicable field
    • Applicable school counseling experience 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The School Counselor will:
    • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with the school’s stakeholders as a resource and trusted colleague.
    • Educate the school’s students on a host of pertinent topics including but not limited to bullying, cyber safety, and child safety matters.
    • Educate the school’s parents on those issues that affect their children.
    • Help monitor student safety during the school day (morning drop off, lunch, parent pick up, etc...).
    • Adhere to ethical standards of the counseling profession, abiding by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern the school; participates in professional associations.
    • 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.
  • School Nurse

    Job Summary:
    The school nurse is responsible for implementing the school health program, assisting with student well-being, and completing health-related tasks. The school nurse demonstrates a functional knowledge of current health issues as they relate to school-age children; the ability and skill to make physical, social and emotional assessments and plan and implement interventions requiring professional nursing knowledge and judgment, as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or a related field
    • Valid nursing license or EMT certification
    • At least two years of applicable experience
    • CPR certification
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Maintains student health records, ensures all components of the school health entrance requirements including immunization are complete and up to date, and keeps emergency information up to date
    • Develops a plan of care for students with chronic health care conditions; Communicates, in compliance with medical privacy regulations, with school staff regarding health problems of students that may affect their learning and behavior in school
    • Administers medication to students, with parental permission and a doctor's order for prescription medication; keeps medication permission forms on file
    • Trains staff to administer medications under certain circumstances in the nurse's absence or for field trips; Ensures proper documentation
    • Supplies and adequately maintains the school clinic; secures medications including controlled substances as required
    • Maintains a list of school staff trained in First Aid, CPR, AED, and Heimlich
    • Conduct height, weight, vision, hearing, scoliosis and other health screenings as required; provide screening for head lice and observe students on a regular basis to detect health needs
    • Appropriately documents clinic services to students; enters health information in the Student Information System
    • Assists sick or injured students and staff, performs routine and emergency first aid  
    • Calls parents of ill students; assists ill students as needed until parent arrives
    • Manages outbreaks of infectious illnesses with input from physicians, the health department and district guidelines as appropriate; follows health department directives regarding the management of such illnesses when applicable
    • Refers additional health concerns as appropriate to a guidance counselor, school psychologist, physician, child protective services, school administrator or health department officials
    • Serves as a liaison with the public health department and other community agencies
    • Coordinates basic screening programs in hearing and vision; refers students for follow-up
    • Provides guidance to staff for health-related procedures for students with special health needs
    • May train/supervise unlicensed personnel to provide necessary health care
    • May develop or assist with development of individual health care plans for students with medical conditions, including allergies; may educate appropriate staff on necessary components of such health care plan including criteria for medical emergencies and specific actions to take
    • Ensures compliance with all laws protecting the confidentiality of medical information and obtains written consent of parent/guardian to share information
    • Serves as a member of the school crisis team
    • Assists in special activities, fire drills and field trips
    • Performs student supervision duties as required, including assisting with arrival, dismissal and lunch duties
    • Advises administrators on appropriate interventions to meet student needs
    • Advises administrators, teachers, and cafeteria staff (with consent) on all students with food allergies; develops or obtains care plans for students with food allergies and advises school personnel in recognizing the signs of food allergies and the appropriate steps to take including the administration of epinephrine
    • Performs other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • 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

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.