Employment at Aurora

Working at Aurora

Aurora employs some of the most talented credentialed teachers, substitute teachers, and administrative staff in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a collegial community of educators and administrators who care deeply about nurturing and empowering our students. Aurora offers a close knit and collaborative approach to educating both heart smart and head smart leaders. We welcome creative, energetic team members who embody a love for learning, passion for kids, and a sense of humor. Diversity, in all forms, is critical to our mission, and we welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

How to Apply

Aurora accepts resumes from credentialed teachers beginning in January for the following school year. We accept resumes for substitute teachers and administrators on a rolling basis. To apply for any of our open positions, please email an employment application, a resume, and cover letter to our Human Resource Coordinator at hr@auroraschool.org.

EEO Policy

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.

Limitations & Disclaimer

The listed job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; they are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Employment at Aurora is “at-will.” All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Job Openings

Full-Time Teaching Assistants for 2020-2021

Job Description

We are seeking culturally competent teaching assistants in grades K-5 to work with a dedicated, diverse community. Teaching Assistants work alongside Lead Teachers to support students with classroom management, academic and social-emotional curriculum design and implementation, differentiated instruction, and much more. Teaching Assistants lead our Partner Pal program and take the lead on yard duty oversight. 

Position Status: Part-Time/Full-Time

Reports to: Lead Teacher and Head of School

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years working with school-aged children
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Committed to academic excellence and culturally responsive teaching
  • Understands child growth, development, and social needs
  • Possesses strong communication and organizational skills
  • Open and motivated to work collaboratively
  • Responsible and enthusiastic
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to working in a diverse, multicultural community
  • Loves children/has experience with children (required)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist Lead Teacher (LT):

  • Maintain classroom environment including setting up paints, watering plants, and preparing lesson materials.
  • Prepare for daily activities, including general clerical tasks.
  • Sometimes lead students in social-emotional activities in cross-grade groupings.
  • Instruct small and large groups of children, as needed.
  • When appropriate, refer parents to the Lead Teacher for communications.

In absence of Lead Teacher:

  • Assume lead teaching schedule and classroom duties.
  • Follow teacher’s lesson plans and set up classroom.
  • Act as Lead Teacher when primary LT is absent. Guide substitute on the day’s plans and Teaching Assistant’s yard/lunch/break schedule.
  • Notify parents in case of child illness/injury.

Attend school-wide events and staff trainings:

  • Back-To-School Night (September)
  • Open House Days during admission season
  • Assigned Class performance
  • Staff meetings (monthly)
  • Wednesday afternoon meetings
  • Biannual parent/teacher conferences
  • Scheduled staff in-services
  • Optional: Evening and weekend events, such as class performances, picnics, and fundraising events.

Student Supervision:

  • When supervising directly, Teaching Assistants shall be responsible for the safety of all children when on schoolyard at recess and lunch. This includes, but is not limited to, consistent monitoring, disciplining, and/or facilitating conflict resolution for the following behaviors such as: use of inappropriate language, teasing, physical aggression, exclusion, etc.

Curriculum:

  • Assist in planning curriculum and teaching of Partner Pals program.

Substitutes:

  • Be responsible for finding a substitute when absent and informing the Lead Teacher and Administrative team of absence.

Miscellaneous:

  • Exhibit professional standards of attendance, punctuality, language, preparedness, and relationship to students.
  • Work flexibly and cooperatively with the grade level team.
  • Maintain a thirty-five hour workweek, adhering to classroom arrival and departure schedule. Serve more than one classroom, if necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Aurora offers competitive compensation. Full-Time Teaching Assistants are eligible for medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

TO APPLY: Please submit employment application, resume, and cover letter to Human Resource Coordinator electronically via hr@auroraschool.org. Submission deadline is April 1, 2020. Position begins August 2020. No phone calls please.

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. Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator.

Librarian

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a culturally competent librarian for grades K-5 to work with a dedicated and diverse community. The Aurora School library is one of the largest in East Bay independent schools with over 10,000 books for children to borrow every week. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Librarian for at part-time role (15-20 hours per week) managing our diverse collection and teaching students. The ideal candidate would be an experienced librarian or teacher with a passion for books, reading, and children in grades K-5.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  • To ensure that the school library program, goals, and objectives are aligned with Aurora’s mission.
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, lifelong learners, and ethical users of information.
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information.
  • To support classroom teachers’ curriculum.

Reports to: Head of School
Supervises: Parent Volunteers

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching:

  • Develop and ensure that the library curriculum includes the full range of literacy skills, including information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy.
  • Plan, organize, and teach approximately six, 45-minute library classes per week to students in grades K-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Create and maintain a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning.
  • Teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
  • Expose students to diverse viewpoints and genres.
  • Complete student progress reports.

Administration:

  • Provide and plan professional development opportunities for staff on how to the use of the library.
  • Administer the school library budget to support specific program goals.
  • Use effective technology applications for database management purposes.
  • Lead, organize, and host the fall (Independent) and spring (Scholastic) book fairs.
  • Strategically plan for the continuous improvement of the program.
  • Organize yearly author visit for students and parents.
  • Attend meetings and scheduled staff in-services.
  • Attend three after-hours school-wide events per year: Back-to-School Night (September), Family Open House (November and December), and Graduation (June).
  • Obtain substitute if absent and provide lessons for substitute.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or equivalent
  • Previous teaching/library experience and ability to integrate technology
  • Strong commitment to working in a diverse community.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Teacher credential as specified under state regulations
  • Strong background in early literacy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with technology and commitment to the unique role it plays in the education arena of the 21st century
  • Experience with L4U library catalogue database

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Start Date: August 2020

Schedule: Two days per week. Mid-August through early-June.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Submit an employment application, resume, and cover letter to our Human Resources Coordinator at hr@auroraschool.org. No phone calls, please.

 

About Aurora School:

Aurora employs some of the most talented credentialed teachers, substitute teachers, and administrative staff in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a collegial community of educators and administrators who care deeply about nurturing and empowering our students. Aurora offers a close knit and collaborative approach to educating both heart smart and head smart leaders. We welcome creative, energetic team members who embody a love for learning, passion for kids, and a sense of humor. Diversity, in all forms, is critical to our mission, and we welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

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.

Physical Education Instructor
Position Status: Part-Time

Reports to: Head of School, Assistant Head of School

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years experience teaching students in grades K-5
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Experienced at planning and implementing integrated curricula
  • Committed to culturally responsive teaching
  • Open and motivated to work collaboratively
  • Understands child growth, development, and social needs
  • Possesses strong communication and organizational skills
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to working in a diverse, multi-cultural community

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach physical education to students grades K-5 in a multi-graded configuration using curriculum and teaching strategies consistent with Aurora’s mission, core values, and curriculum guidelines.
  • Develop age and ability appropriate instruction that develops concepts of movement and body management.
  • Develop an awareness of the components of fitness including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.
  • Focus on the concepts of teamwork and sportspersonship.
  • Manage a wide range of student abilities and experience.
  • Differentiate for students based on unique needs so all students are appropriately engaged.
  • Promote physical and emotional learning opportunities.
  • Provide the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, and self-expression.
  • Create character-building lessons focused on responsibility, positive social interaction, and group dynamics.
  • Create an environment of respect that encourages students to take risks and strive to reach goals.
  • Encourage social interaction and student appreciation of the successes and achievements of others.
  • Encourage an appreciation for life long physical fitness.
  • Initiate and maintain timely communication with families, when necessary.
  • Collaborate with colleagues.
  • Exhibit professional standards of attendance, punctuality, language, preparedness, and relationship to students, parents, faculty and administration.
  • Plan and implement end of the year school-wide Field Day.
  • Attend school-wide events and staff trainings:
    1. Back-To-School Night (September)
    2. Information Day (November)
    3. Staff meetings (Two required per year)
    4. Scheduled staff in-service days
  • Secure substitute teacher coverage when absent and inform Lead Teacher and Administrative team of absence.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Assistant Head of School.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator. Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018. Position begins August 2018. No phone calls please.

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