Careers

Almaden Country Day School is a special place to serve children and families and share your talents.

Teachers with passion for what they do

We seek teachers who are devoted to young people and to education, who are forthright and upbeat, eager to collaborate with their colleagues, excited to take on multiple responsibilities, and absolutely committed to the belief that a teacher’s role is to discover the gifts in every child.

In return, we offer you highly motivated, courteous, enthusiastic and hard-working students, a dynamic and positive work environment, and supportive, involved parents.

Interested in teaching at Almaden Country Day School? Please contact us at jobs@almadencountryday.org.

If ACDS sounds like your kind of school, please review the opportunities below! 

Thank you for your interest in Almaden Country Day School.

Open Positions

First Grade Teacher - Long Term Substitute

Effective October 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION
Almaden Country Day School (ACDS) seeks a First Grade Homeroom Teacher from February to June 2020. The successful candidate will embrace a student-centered teaching philosophy, demonstrate respect for childhood, and establish a warm, dynamic, joyful learning environment to celebrate the varied talents of every child he or she teaches.

Like all ACDS faculty members, the First Grade Teacher is expected to differentiate instruction and meet a wide range of student abilities, needs, and readiness levels. Essential to success at Almaden Country Day School is an understanding and appreciation of children’s developmental stages and a deliberate focus on building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

The successful finalist will want to be part of a working and learning environment in which colleagues collaborate for the benefit of our students and families; we value cooperation and integration. He or she will provide evidence of high personal and professional standards, communication skills, and eagerness to grow as a teacher.

REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrated success teaching in a private or public school setting

  • Familiarity with current best practices appropriate to elementary school learners, in the context of a developmental learning philosophy

  • Demonstrated success in implementing differentiated instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Commitment to teaching 21st Century Skills, including teamwork, creativity, problem solving, curiosity, ethics, and resilience

  • Aptitude in promoting student inquiry and collaboration

  • Demonstrated success integrating technology as an instructional tool

  • Collaborative work style 

  • Personal characteristics: passion for working with children, optimism, flexibility, patience, joyfulness, sense of humor, commitment to personal and professional growth

  • Willingness to carry out other duties and responsibilities beyond the classroom, as expected of all faculty

  • Teaching credential or equivalent degree



QUALITIES WE SEEK

  • Knowledge of and expertise with project-based learning

  • Competence using a workshop model for instruction in Reading and Writing

  • Experience teaching Bridges Math


OVERVIEW
Almaden Country Day School is an independent, Preschool through 8th grade school located in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. The school's mission is to “discover the gifts in every child.” ACDS promotes the belief that children learn best when instruction is age-appropriate, highly individualized, and joyful.

Almaden Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on experience, merit and qualifications. Finalists will be asked to teach a demonstration lesson, participate in a faculty-led interview, and submit a writing sample. 

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to:

Jennine Rodriguez
Head of Early Childhood & Elementary Education
jrodriguez@almadencountryday.org  

Preschool Teacher (Apple Tree)

Effective September 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

Almaden Country Day School (ACDS) seeks a teacher for the Apple Tree after school program. The successful candidate will embrace a student-centered teaching philosophy, demonstrate respect for childhood, and establish a warm, dynamic, joyful learning environment to celebrate the varied talents of every child he or she teaches.

The successful finalist will want to be part of a working and learning environment in which colleagues collaborate for the benefit of our students and families; we value cooperation and integration. He or she will provide evidence of high personal and professional standards, communication skills, and eagerness to grow as a teacher.

REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Attendance Tracking: 

  • Manage weekly attendance.
    • To be given to ECE Programs Director for Licensing files at the end of each week.
    • To be given to the Business Office for record-keeping.

Drop-ins: 

  • Answer emails requesting drop-ins
  • Add drop-in students to the schedule
  • Create accounting sheet for Business Office
  • Communicate with Preschool/JK teachers regarding drop-in students to expect
  • Collect drop-in and late payments and turn in to CFO

Minimum Tuesday and Conference Days: 

  • Schedule students and staff 
  • Update Preschool and JK faculty as to the number of students to prepare for in ED and/or AT for Minimum Tuesday

Program and Communication:

  • Create, schedule, collect and check for viability
  • Order supplies for the program and manage a budget.
  • Write, edit, and publish a newsletter and/or Homeroom contributions
  • Communicate with parents about the program and any issues with children
  • Communicate with Homeroom teachers with any concerns regarding children
  • Contribute to the set-up in August and takedown in June of the shared indoor and outdoor program spaces in the ECE Program.  

Other:

  • Other duties as assigned

QUALITIES WE SEEK

Minimum 12 Semester or 18 Quarter units in Early Childhood Education with courses in 

  • Child Development 
  • Child, Family, and Community 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Curriculum 

Preferred Associate's Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education 

Wage is hourly with benefits.
Tuition remission and after school childcare available for enrolled students.

Reports to:     Head of ECE/Elementary

Overview of Almaden Country Day School
Almaden Country Day School is an independent, Preschool through 8th grade school located in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. The school's mission is to “discover the gifts in every child.” ACDS promotes the belief that children learn best when instruction is age-appropriate, highly individualized, and joyful.

Almaden Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on experience, merit and qualifications. Finalists will be asked to teach a demonstration lesson, participate in a faculty-led interview, and submit a writing sample. 

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to:

Jennine Rodriguez
Head of Early Childhood & Elementary Education                         
jrodriguez@almadencountryday.org  
 

Substitute Teachers

Posted: February 5, 2018

Job Description

Almaden Country Day School is seeking early childhood, elementary, and middle school substitute teachers. Substitutes must have some classroom experience. Core classes include language arts/literature, math, and social studies; specialists teach science, PE, art, music, French, and Spanish. Lesson plans will be available.

Scheduling

At times, teachers know in advance that they will be absent, and at other times, there is no advanced notice. Substitutes are not expected to be available at all times. Additionally, substitutes are invited to clarify which grades and content areas they prefer teaching. The school day is from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Qualities We Seek

The key to success at Almaden Country Day School is an understanding and appreciation of children’s developmental stages and a deliberate focus on building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. All teachers, including substitutes, are expected to interact with students in a respectful and nurturing way.

All faculty and staff, including substitutes, demonstrate high personal and professional standards, communication ability, and eagerness to grow. Substitutes will enjoy the same respect as shown to our faculty, and will value a cooperative learning environment in which colleagues work together for the benefit of the students.

Requirements/Responsibilities
  • Substitutes teaching in our preschool and junior kindergarten classes must have a minimum of 12 ECE units, as required by the State of California
  • Teaching credentials are preferred, and not required
  • Demonstrated success in working with Early Childhood, elementary, and/or middle school students
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with students in a respectful, joyful, and nurturing way
  • Willingness and ability to follow lesson plans, as left by the teacher
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust plans, per the needs of the students at a given time
  • Understanding of the benefits of teaching 21st Century Skills, including teamwork, creativity, problem solving, curiosity, ethics, and resilience

Compensation: $160/day

Overview of Almaden Country Day School
Almaden Country Day School is an independent, preschool through 8th grade private school located in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. The school's mission is to "discover the gifts in every child." ACDS promotes the belief that children learn best when instruction is age-appropriate, highly individualized, and joyful.

Many of our substitute teachers are an important part of our school community. Some have joined our faculty having demonstrated exceptional performance.

If you are a dynamic and caring educator, passionate about children, and prepared to work with amazing young people and wonderful peers, please contact us.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Cecilia Robb at crobb@almadencountryday.org or:

Cecilia Robb, Assistant Head of School
Almaden Country Day School
6835 Trinidad Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120

Interviews for open positions begin immediately and remain open until filled.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Almaden Country Day School employs individuals of different ages, genders, races, ethnicities, physical and mental abilities and conditions, creeds, and lifestyles, and values the unique background of each employee. Almaden Country Day School will not discriminate (or tolerate discrimination by its employees or others) against any applicant or employee based on race, color, creed, sex (including gender, gender identity, and pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.