Marymount seeks an experienced and motivated Preschool (Junior Kindergarten) educator for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Junior Kindergarten class is a group of eighteen 3 and 4 year olds with three full-time teachers. The candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual, social, emotional and physical developmental needs of three, four and five year olds. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide a student-centered classroom environment and positive learning experience, differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of preschool students, as well as foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills.
B.A. or B.S. with a minimum of 12 units of ECE specific coursework, preferred
Candidates with an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education may also be considered
Creative Curriculum training (preferred but not required)
Responsive Classroom training (preferred but not required)
Current CPR and First Aid certification, preferred
Responsibilities & Duties:
Knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the school’s Mission, Vision & Core Values
Provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning
Plan, organize and implement age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities that provide active learning experiences and stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth in all students
Lead students to develop independence and intellectual curiosity and foster the love for learning
Facilitate learning centers (e.g. art, science, music, role play, story time, movement activities, etc.) for the purpose of improving the student's academic success and transition to Kindergarten and beyond
Exhibit excellent classroom management and parent communication
Provide recess, lunch, and dismissal supervision as assigned
Cultivate an enthusiasm for learning in students
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction, communication and enhance learning
Personal & Professional Qualities:
Collaborate with other instructional staff, school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources
Model conversation, manners, clean up activities, and listening skills for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior
Understand the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child
Have a warm, engaging and energetic personality
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Work in school environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.
Willing to work some evening and weekends for school related events or projects
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
This position isa full-time, permanent position. Pay is competitive and is commensurate with education, experience, and skills.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy statement, teacher certifications (if applicable), and copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, 3 references and direct any questions to 805-569-1811 ext. 106.
Marymount does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or economic or social circumstances.
Additional Salary Information: Pay is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
About MARYMOUNT OF SANTA BARBARA
Marymount of Santa Barbara invites all families seeking a quality, high school-preparatory education for their child. Marymount of Santa Barbara offers a challenging academic curriculum balanced with social, emotional, and ethical dimensions of learning. Our students thrive in an open, respectful and supportive environment, which allows them to individually and collectively discover and celebrate the similarities and differences of all, fosters their intellectual curiosity, shapes them into responsible, compassionate, intelligent leaders and prepares them for the next phase of their journey in a diverse and complex world.
Employees at Marymount are devoted to the School and to its students and their families. Teachers relish the freedom to create their classroom and work environments. Faculty and staff alike are encouraged and empowered to use their creativity to engage with students and each other to enjoy an environment that promotes life-long learning for all.
Marymount of Santa Barbara is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, and a member in good standing with the National Association of Independent Schools, and Educational Records Bureau.... Marymount of Santa Barbara also holds memberships with CSEE (Center for Spiritual & Ethical Education, AISAP (Association of Independent School Admissions Professionals) and The HEADS Network.