Working at JCDS is Great!

JCDS was recognized as the Jacksonville Business Journal's #1 Best Place to Work among medium-sized businesses for 2023.

There are many benefits to working in an independent school, and at Jacksonville Country Day School, in particular.

Quality of Life Matters
Teachers at JCDS are cherished by our students, parents, and administration. A teacher's time is valuable, and we recognize that by providing adequate planning time, lunch breaks, and temporary coverage when needed. Teaching is hard, but the rewards make it worth the effort. 

Happy Kids!
One look around JCDS will tell you...our students are happy! They feel safe and loved at our school. This translates to more time spent on academics, and less time spent on classroom management. (Watch some of our YouTube videos to get a real feel for the JCDS culture.)

Classroom Supplies
Each grade level is provided with a generous budget for all classroom materials. In a pinch, other teachers are willing to help. Out of border paper? Send an email and someone will no doubt know where to find it on campus. Don't worry about students not having their school supplies. JCDS provides each student with their supplies at the beginning of the school year. 

Support, support, support
We have your back.  When issues arise, they are dealt with professionally and rapidly. Our administrative team recognizes when teachers need some assistance and are always available to work through challenging times.

In addition, our families are invested in making sure their children are successful in school...so you will receive support from home. At each grade level, teachers and their teams collaborate to ensure each member is best serving the students and their families.

We are JCDS...Community Matters
The parents, students, faculty, and staff of JCDS create a strong community. Each constituent is supportive of the next. Students and families are excited to see teachers at school functions, such as Grateful Gatherings, Spring Fling, and athletic, and arts events. In turn, our dedicated Parents' Association celebrates the faculty and staff throughout the year.

Professional Development
JCDS fully supports the professional development of the faculty and staff. We regularly schedule noted guest speakers on campus and members of faculty and staff are encouraged to attend seminars and workshops. At JCDS, learning never stops.

Lower Burnout than Public Schools
According to edweek.com, 44% of new teachers leave the profession within 5 years. JCDS believes in nurturing our teachers as they build their careers. On average, our full-time faculty have 15 years of teaching experience. Given all of the attributes listed above, it is no surprise that many of our teachers remain at JCDS for most of their teaching careers -- which could stretch to over 30 years! Growth within your profession is something that we support at JCDS too.

Give us a look to see how much you may love Jacksonville Country Day School!

Benefits at JCDS

Faculty and staff members who work full time at JCDS enjoy an excellent benefits plan, which may include:
  • 80% employer paid medical (PPO) and dental
  • 403b with generous 6% employer match
  • Up to 60% JCDS tuition remission
  • 50% tuition remission on in-house after-school Enrichment Programs
  • Free employee before and after-school care
  • $3.25 chef-inspired lunch
  • 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)

Accepting Resumes

If you do not see a current job opening that is of interest to you, or would like to have your information on file for future positions, please use the button below to submit a letter of inquiry and your resume.

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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.