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 Bachelors 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 and health stipend, 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 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.

Current Job Openings (updated 4/25/2014):

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (OCP) is seeking two lead teachers for the 2014-15 school year.

Job Description

Lead teachers support their students’ emotional, intellectual, and social growth by preparing and executing lesson plans using developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy. Lead teachers also are responsible for documentation, student assessments, parent-teacher conferences, ongoing parent communication, mentoring of assistant teachers, and overall classroom management. Lead teachers must be committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation.

Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. One position will be a 5-day/week position, Monday – Friday. The second position will be a 2-day/week position, Tuesday and Thursday. Lead teachers also attend all teacher planning and orientation days, staff meetings, teacher work days, OCP open houses, and other community events as assigned by the OCP Director.

Qualifications and Benefits

Candidates should have enthusiastic and caring personalities, commitment to teaching excellence, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and parents (in person and online), as the existence of a community of parents, teachers, and children within our school is key to our success as a cooperative preschool.

Candidates must have prior classroom teaching experience with young children (ages two to four); a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related area is preferred. Additionally, Waldorf, Reggio, and Creative Curriculum teacher training is desirable. Current CPR and First Aid certification are required.

Teachers enjoy a competitive salary and health stipend, mentoring, and support for professional development.

To Apply:

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

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