Employment

Current Openings at Westside School


Why would you want to work at Westside?

Our teachers and staff work collaboratively to inspire creativity, innovation, and to deepen our sense of community. Westside faculty are exceptionally qualified in their fields, committed to being lifelong learners, and are passionate about their work. Our academic structure places a high value on integrated curriculum and project-based learning, with intentional administrative support.

Working at Westside offers unique opportunities for enthusiastic teachers to implement an academic program that is challenging, stimulating, and nurturing, in alignment with our core values.
 

At Westside School, we value different backgrounds and ideas. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

Westside School's Diversity Statement: Westside School is committed to promoting inclusiveness, diversity and cultural competence in its education, employment practices, school community and governance. It views inclusiveness as a fundamental value, diversity as a key element and cultural competence as a vital skill necessary to prepare students to participate in and contribute to a global society. Westside uses the term, diversity, broadly to encompass differences in the attributes of individuals, families and communities.


Current Openings

SPANISH TEACHER (PRESCHOOL-4TH GRADE)

 

LOWER SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER (PRESCHOOL-4TH GRADE)
 
Westside is currently in search of an individual to join our World Language team as a Lower School Spanish Teacher.

 

Westside’s Lower School serves 190 students in preschool-4th grade, and is organized into grade level teams comprised of 2 teachers and instructional assistants who collaborate to both implement and design meaningful curriculum.

The Spanish teacher for Lower School joins a four-person World Language team (Spanish and Mandarin school-wide). This role is responsible for developing and implementing a dynamic age-appropriate curriculum for instruction in Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures for our preschool-4th grade classes. The Spanish teacher works collaboratively with classroom and other World Language teachers and participates fully in the life of the school, attending meetings and staff retreats, curriculum nights, school celebrations, and upholds the mission, vision, and values of Westside School.

Reports to: Lower School Head

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach 30 or 45-minute classes to preschool through 4th grade two or three times a week.
  • Promote and advance the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being of the students during Spanish classes.
  • Implement and adapt an engaging experiential curriculum.
  • Coordinate regularly with classroom teachers about curriculum and classroom areas of study.
  • Meet with classroom teachers as needed to discuss student progress and identified needs.
  • Regularly assess student learning and presenting this learning in formal reports and conferences.
  • Communicate with parents as needed.
  • Maintain and purchase Spanish curriculum materials.
  • Set annual goals for focus and growth with the Lower School Head, participating in a peer support team, and seeking out and participating in staff development opportunities.
  • Cover recess duty at least two times per week.

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Minimum of two years of elementary Spanish language teaching experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Spanish, Spanish education, or a related field.
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches.
  • Skill and experience at differentiated instruction.
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan curriculum experiences across the Lower School.
  • Familiarity and facility with current research informing teaching and learning

Start Date: August 2019

Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success, and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.

 

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Westside is currently in search of an individual to join our Lower School team as a Preschool Teacher.

Westside’s preschool and pre-K program serves 32 students between the ages of 3-5, and is organized into two classrooms, each comprised of a lead teacher and instructional assistant(s) who collaborate to both implement and design meaningful curriculum.

The preschool teacher is responsible for his or her classroom of 3-4 year olds in all areas. This involves developing and implementing an age-appropriate and play-based curriculum. It also involves creating a community of learners in the classroom who respect and care for one another. The preschool teacher works collaboratively with other classroom and specialist teachers on the preschool team. The preschool teacher participates fully in the life of the school, attending meetings and staff retreats, curriculum nights, school celebrations, and upholds the mission, vision, and values of Westside School.

Reports to: Lower School Head

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotion and advancement of the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being of the students in the classroom.
  • Daily management of students in the classroom including developing and implementing curriculum that challenges each student to realize their full potential.
  • Regularly assessing student learning and presenting this learning in formal reports and conferences.
  • Maintaining the classroom environment and materials attractively and managing the classroom budget.
  • Sharing ownership for the educational program with colleagues and the Lower School Head.
  • Setting annual goals for focus and growth with the Lower School Head, participating in a peer support team, and seeking out and participating in staff development opportunities.
  • Serving as a mentor for a classroom Instructional Assistant.
  • Communicating with the parent community by writing weekly newsletters.


Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in teaching, child development or curriculum design.
  • Minimum of three years of elementary or early childhood classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches.
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills; good presentation skills.
  • Skill and experience at differentiated instruction
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan curriculum experiences across classrooms
  • Familiarity and facility with current research informing teaching and learning


Start Date: August 2019

Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success, and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIRST GRADE TEACHER

FIRST GRADE TEACHER
 
Westside is currently in search of an individual to join our Lower School team as a First Grade Teacher.

The first grade lead teacher is responsible for his or her classroom in all areas.  This involves developing and implementing a comprehensive age-appropriate curriculum for math, reading, writing, handwriting, spelling, science, and social studies.  It also involves creating a community of learners in the classroom who respect and care for one another.  The lead teacher works collaboratively with other classroom and specialist teachers. The lead teacher participates fully in the life of the school, attending meetings and staff retreats, curriculum nights, school celebrations, and upholds the mission, vision and values of Westside School.

Reports to: Lower School Head

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotion and advancement of the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well being of the students in the classroom.
  • Daily management of students in the classroom including developing and implementing curriculum that challenges each student to realize their full potential.
  • Regularly assessing student learning and presenting this learning in formal reports and conferences.
  • Maintaining the classroom environment and materials attractively and managing the classroom budget.
  • Sharing ownership for the educational program with colleagues and the Lower School Head.
  • Setting annual goals for focus and growth with the Lower School Head, participating in a peer support team, and seeking out and participating in staff development opportunities.
  • Serving as a mentor for a classroom Instructional Assistant
  • Communicating with the parent community by writing weekly newsletters.
  • Covering recess duty at least two times per week.

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in teaching, child development or curriculum design.
  • Minimum of three years of elementary or early childhood classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches.
  • Strong written,verbal, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills; good presentation skills.
  • Skill and experience at differentiated instruction
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan curriculum experiences across classrooms and disciplines
  • Familiarity and facility with current research informing teaching and learning

Start Date: August 2019

Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success, and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.
 

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

5TH & 6TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER

5TH & 6TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER
 
Westside is currently in search of an individual to join our Middle School team as a 5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher.

At Westside School, we value different backgrounds and ideas. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
Westside School's Diversity Statement: Westside School is committed to promoting inclusiveness, diversity and cultural competence in its education, employment practices, school community, and governance. It views inclusiveness as a fundamental value, diversity as a key element and cultural competence as a vital skill necessary to prepare students to participate in and contribute to a global society. Westside uses the term, diversity, broadly to encompass differences in the attributes of individuals, families, and communities.

Reports to: Middle School Head

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Teaching two sections each of fifth and sixth grade science
  • Differentiating instruction to serve both high achievers and those needing extra support
  • Teaching one elective “Flex” class (Friday afternoons)
  • Serving as an advisor to a small group of fifth and sixth grade students
  • Participating in a week-long outdoor trip
  • Attending faculty and community meetings


Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Science teaching experience in middle school grades
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in science, science education, or related field.
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches.
  • Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
  • Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the science classroom


Start Date: August 2019

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this position to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR

Westside School is recruiting for enthusiastic people who will help us deliver fun and creative summer day camp programs at Westside School for children ages 5-12. Help us inspire our campers and make this their best summer ever!
 
  • Build and maintain a positive environment for all campers.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the camp areas during each activity period throughout the day.
  • Supervise and ensure the safety of campers before and after program hours.
  • Implement lesson plans for scheduled program times, which include provisions for a safe program opportunities and camper age and ability difference.
  • Execute your lesson plans, as an integral part of the daily program, making changes, as they become necessary. Incorporate weekly themes into daily activities.
  • Attend all training’s required for position.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with parents, co-workers, supervisors.
  • Willingness to take the initiative in daily activities and programs.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Summer Day Camp Schedule:
  • June 24 – August 16, 2019
  • Monday – Friday, 25-40 hours per week
  • Available shifts are 7:30am – 5:30pm but could just be am or pm depending on the program/schedule
  • Mandatory pre-camp training and orientation will be scheduled
Rate: $16.00

Our Counselors:
  • Organize and lead programs and activities such as: arts and crafts, cooking, dance, drama, organized games, science, strategy and team-building activities, and a variety of sports
  • Work with other staff to ensure the care and safety of participants at all times
  • Must be willing to complete training for certification in First Aid/CPR and HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education

Requirements:
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Experience with large groups on field trips is preferred
  • Ability to commit to a full summer is strongly preferred

To Apply:
Email a cover letter and resume to DeandraJ@westsideschool.org.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Westside School is looking for both teachers and instructional assistants with experience working with children in grades, preschool and eighth grade, to add to our substitute roster. We also need substitutes for music and performing arts, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, physical education, and visual arts.

 

The ideal candidate will be accessible for early morning calls. Candidates with partial availability during the week are also encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and references to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to build a more culturally diverse workplace. Westside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.