About JCDS

Employment

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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
     
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.