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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rio Grande School, a private independent elementary school for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, is seeking candidates for the following positions:

 

Associate Educator for Kindergarten

The Associate Educator for Kindergarten at Rio Grande School is a full-time, 10-month position beginning in August 2018. Compensation will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned.  In addition to salary, the school offers all full-time employees a retirement plan with matching contributions, medical insurance, life insurance, and both short and long term disability insurance.

Qualified individuals should have:

 

A minimum of two years kindergarten and/or early childhood experience, and are preferred to have attained a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education but will consider AA/AAS in Early Childhood education.

Under the direction of the Kindergarten Lead Educator, the Associate Educator will support classroom instruction and management in the following areas by:

 

  • 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;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Collaborating with co-curricular educators to implement integrated curriculum;
  • Preparing materials and classrooms for class activities;
  • Using assertive language to guide student behavior and teach social and emotional skill          sets appropriate for young children.

With the presence of the Lead Educator:

 

  • Meeting with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress;
  • Meeting with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to  determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.

 

Additional responsibilities include:

 

  • Substituting for the Lead Educator when necessary;
  • Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, school events, and educator training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
  • Attending all faculty meetings; and
  • Reading materials and research that is relevant to the field of early childhood education.
  • Other duties as assigned by the school administration.

The Lead Educator will:

 

  • Mentor, support, and guide the Associate Educator;
  • Provide an opportunity to set goals with the Associate Educator reflect on progress periodically throughout the year;
  • Provide opportunities in the classroom for the Associate Educator to bring his/her skill sets and interests into the learning environment;
  • Designate a planning time for the Associate Educator and him/herself.

 

The Associate Educator is a person who is invested in developmentally appropriate practices for the young child. A person who:

 

  • Takes a whole-child approach to teaching and learning;
  • Values families as partners;
  • Has effective communication skills;
  • Models calm and kind behavior in both tone and demeanor;

 

Early Childhood Aftercare Educator

 

The Early Childhood Aftercare position at Rio Grande School is a part-time, 10-month position supporting the 3 and 4 year-old program and teaching in the Aftercare program beginning in August, 2018.

 

Qualified individuals should have experience working with early childhood students in a teaching team environment. Preferred to have attained an AA or higher degree in Early Childhood Education.

 

The positions responsibilities include:

 

  • Creating a weekly curriculum to be posted;
  • Preparing materials and classroom for class activities;
  • 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;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Setting expectations for student behavior and classroom decorum;
  • Providing a safe environment;
  • Communicating the children’s progress with parents.
 

Early Childhood Floater

 

The Early Childhood Floater position at Rio Grande School is a part-time, 10-month position supporting the 3 and 4 year-old classrooms beginning in August, 2018.

 

Qualified individuals should have experience working with early childhood students in a teaching team environment. Preferred to have attained an AA or higher degree in Early Childhood Education.

Under the direction of the Lead Educator, the Floater relieves the lead and associate educators to support classroom instruction and management in the following areas:

 

  • Instructing students individually and in groups, using a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications to classroom curriculum to meet student learning needs;
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the varying needs and interests of students;
  • Enforcing rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

 

Please send letter of interest and resume to Yoshi Gruber: Yoshi_gruber@riograndeschool.org

 

 

 

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