Employment at Aurora

Aurora School

There are many ways to be a leader, and we at Aurora School believe students should practice them all. Everyday we give students the opportunity to work together side-by-side and learn from one another what it means to step up academically and socially. The world needs leaders who are as heart smart as they are head smart, and that’s precisely how Aurora graduates are described when they go on to the schools of their choice.

Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence and social engagement. Established in 1988, Aurora is an independent K-5 school that combines challenging academics, small multi-age classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children’s social and emotional development. We strive to foster students’ development into self-aware, confident life-long learners and leaders who step up to advocate for themselves and others, throughout school, in our Oakland community and in the world at large. Our talented staff provide a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school. The result is that Aurora graduates have a strong and solid foundation for middle school and beyond.

Full-Time Lead Teacher for 2017-2018

We are looking for a dynamic Lead Teacher who is experienced at planning and implementing integrated curricula, who is committed to academic excellence and culturally responsive teaching, and who understands child growth and development. Responsibilities will include teaching language arts, math, history and science. (Students also attend Physical Education, music, art, Spanish, library and computer classes away from the classroom.) Maximum class size is 25 students. Depending upon class size, classrooms have either a part-time or full-time Teaching Assistant in addition to the Lead Teacher.

We are looking for a full-time teacher, to begin August 2017. We expect teachers to understand the social needs of children, have strong communication and organizational skills and be open and motivated to work collaboratively with the entire Aurora community. Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator, Darlene Richard.

Full-Time Teaching Assistant for 2017-2018

We are looking for responsible, organized, enthusiastic Teaching Assistants who love children. Experience with children is a must. Responsibilities will include assisting the Lead Teacher in the classroom, lunch and recess duty, and leading students in social-emotional activities in cross-grade groupings twice a month. Maximum class size is 25 students.

We are looking for full-time teaching assistants to begin August 2017. We expect teaching assistants to understand the social needs of children, have strong communication and organizational skills and to be open and motivated to working collaboratively with the entire Aurora community. Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator, Darlene Richard.

Substitute Teachers

Aurora School is always looking for experienced and enthusiastic substitute teachers for our K-5 classrooms as well as our specialists’ classes. Candidates are invited to call the main office during school hours at (510) 428-2606.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator, Darlene Richard or send it to her via regular mail:

Aurora School
40 Dulwich Road
Oakland, CA 94618

Aurora School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.