Employment


Rio Grande School, an independent school with 165 students age 3 through 6th grade, is looking to fill the following positions for the 2020-21 school year starting in August 2020.


Associate Elementary Educator – Full Time


This is a full time (40 hours per week), 10-month position.  Qualified individuals should have a minimum of two years teaching experience and are preferred to have attained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.


Under the direction of the Lead Educator, the Associate Educator will support learning by assisting the Lead Educator and students.  The following areas are required:


  • Understand the developmental stages of students;
  • Promote an environment conducive to learning and producing quality work;
  • Establish good rapport with students with the use of positive reinforcement in student interactions;
  • Plan and implement specific aspects of the curriculum;
  • Implement accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Identify students who need more support and adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students.

Associate Elementary Educator – Part Time


This is a part time (20 hours per week), 10-month position.  Qualified individuals should have a minimum of two years teaching experience and are preferred to have attained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.


Under the direction of the Lead Educator, the Associate Educator will support learning by assisting the Lead Educator and students.  The following areas are required:


  • Understand the developmental stages of students;
  • Promote an environment conducive to learning and producing quality work;
  • Establish good rapport with students with the use of positive reinforcement in student interactions;
  • Plan and implement specific aspects of the curriculum;
  • Implement accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Identify students who need more support and adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students.

Associate Early Childhood Educator – Full Time


This is a full time (40 hours per week), 10-month position.  Qualified individuals should have early childhood classroom experience and are preferred to have attained at least an AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 college credit hours in Child Development.

 

The associate while working under the direction of the Lead Educator in a classroom of 3 year olds will be performing the following tasks:


  • Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Preparing materials and classrooms for class activities;
  • Enforcing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible;
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and educator training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.


Compensation for the above positions will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned.   Full time positions come with full benefits including health insurance and a 403b retirement plan.


Interested candidates for any of the above positions should send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of 3 to 5 professional references to careers@riograndeschool.org


Rio Grande School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, and national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices.