Job Opportunities

We seek individuals who are looking to join a community-minded, parent-led cooperative environment. Our teachers are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Creating a community of parents, teachers and children within our school is a critically important element to our success as a cooperative preschool. Although OCP is overseen by a board of parent volunteers, our staff creates that special “nido” environment for our children to learn, play and grow together. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiastic and caring personalities.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related area of study preferred. Both leads and assistants MUST have prior classroom experience teaching young children (ages 3-4). Additionally, Waldorf, Reggio, and Creative Curriculum teacher training and classroom experience are preferred. Teachers enjoy a competitive salary, mentoring, and support for professional development.

Lead Teachers are responsible for the emotional, intellectual and social growth of their students by developing and executing lesson plans using developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy. They are also responsible for documentation, bi-annual student assessments and parent-teacher conferences, ongoing parent communication, mentoring of assistant teachers, and overall classroom management. Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting lead teacher with classroom responsibilities, parent communication and assisting the director as needed.

School hours are 8:30am-1:30pm, Monday-Friday. Teachers are also expected to attend all teacher planning and orientation days, staff meetings, teacher work days, open houses and other community events as assigned by the OCP Director.

Job Openings:

There are no current job openings at OCP, but we encourage interested applicants to submit an application if they would like to be considered in the future. We will begin our search for summer camp staff in January 2017.

We seek individuals who are looking to join a community-minded, parent-led cooperative environment. Our teachers are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Creating a community of parents, teachers and children within our school is a critically important element to our success as a cooperative preschool. Although OCP is overseen by a board of parent volunteers, our staff creates that special “nido” environment for our children to learn, play and grow together. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiastic and caring personalities.

To apply:

Please send a letter of interest, résumé, completed application http://oakhurstcoop.com/school/job-opportunities, and contact information for three references to OCP.Decatur@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

OUR MISSION

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool creates a nurturing community that gives children and their families the opportunity to learn, communicate, play and grow together. In this positive, family-centered educational environment, we strive to develop each child’s curiosity, empathy, confidence, self-discipline, and enthusiasm for learning.

By encouraging children to be active and creative explorers of art, music, literature, nature, and the community, we provide a foundation for acquiring the skills children need to succeed both now and in the future. We model sustainable practices through our curriculum, daily operations, and community events.

830 W. College Avenue, Decatur, GA | 404-474-7255 | info@oakhurstcoop.com