Extended Day Program Instructor

Position Available: Extended Day Program Teacher, part-time
Start Date: September 2021

Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.

Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran, military, or marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation (including gender expression/identity), and all other bases protected by applicable law.

Work Hours
Twenty hours per week, approximately 4 hours per day, varying with faculty development and early dismissal days. Weekly schedule may be flexible and worked out with the approval of the director of extended day. Substitute teaching opportunities may be possible, if desired and depending on qualifications and experience.

- Experience supervising children is required, in a before and/or after school setting preferred;
- Knowledge of cognitive and emotional development of children ranging from 5 to 13 years of age preferred;
- Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of students of varying ages;
- Excellent communications skills. Ability to communicate well with students and parents;
- Ability to work collaboratively with other extended day teachers, as well as other faculty and staff.

The extended day program teacher will report to the director of extended day. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Planning and providing appropriate and engaging activities for students of varying ages, kindergarten through eighth grade. These should include a wide range of options to meet the needs of students, from highly active physical play, to guided instruction in specific subject or interest areas, to quiet and reflective study time;
- Ensuring extended day program policies are followed with regard to the checking-in & checking-out process;
- Communicating with parents on a regular basis;
- Attending extended day program planning meetings;
- Assisting in the planning and preparation of snack;
- Other duties as assigned.

Competitive and negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Application Process
Send cover letter, application, and resume to humanresources@seattlecountryday.org