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As California's oldest independent school, San Domenico serves students Kindergarten through twelfth grade. At San Domenico we believe that an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students - it develops great people. SD graduates students who go forth confident, and inspired, to shape a better world. Employees of the School enjoy the many benefits of being part of a mission driven community of colleagues and students.

We are expanding our enrollment and currently seeking inspired and exceptional individuals to fill the positions listed below. San Domenico's educational philosophy is anchored by our core values of study, reflection, community, and service. In the Dominican spirit of inquiry and inclusivity, we welcome students and employees of all faiths and backgrounds.

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please. For questions, please email hr@sandomenico.org.

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Temporary - Part-Time Middle School Counselor

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Upper School ELL Teacher

Academic Year 2018-2019 (1.0 FTE)

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.

Purpose Statement

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, accomplished teacher who can teach English composition and grammar as part of our English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In addition to teaching, Upper School faculty also serve as a mentor to a small group of students, moderate a co-curricular activity, and participate in Upper School activities that support the school program. In addition, they will be experienced in numerous modalities of instruction in which learning is academically rigorous, engaging, lively, and communication-based.

Responsibilities of an Upper School ELL Teacher

The School’s faculty strives to set for its students an example of high ethical standards, moral behavior, and devotion to excellence. This responsibility involves the following:

  • To maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect which encourages students to risk the questions, the opinions and mistakes necessary to learn.
  • To offer students clear educational objectives for each course supported by appropriate assignments, activities and evaluation.
  • To accurately assess each student’s progress and inform the student, the parents, the academic mentor and the appropriate administrator immediately of any serious difficulty.
  • To show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues across departments within the Upper School.

A teacher’s effectiveness in the programs of the School includes various activities in addition to teaching and classroom duties, such as readiness to act as a mentor, participation in and support of school activities, giving extra help to students who need it, communication of suggestions directly to the administration, encouragement of the efforts of colleagues, concern for the appearance of the classroom and of the grounds, promptness in meeting all School obligations (arrival in good time, meeting classes, returning papers), and flexibility and cooperation in furthering academic or extracurricular programs. Attendance at School activities, such as plays, concerts, athletic events, etc., is very strongly encouraged. Regular attendance at faculty meetings and open houses is expected and required.

Qualifications

  • Educational background must include one of the following:
    • Master of Arts in TESOL
    • Post-graduate reading or composition certification
    • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
    • California Teaching Credential and CLAD Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject
  • Previous experience teaching a variety of ELL grammar and/or composition courses at the middle, high school, community college or university level
  • Proficiency with technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience developing curriculum for academic English
  • Experience and/or willingness to work across subject areas in the Humanities

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, daily lunch.

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume via email to hr@sandomenico.org describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your salary requirements. Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Or mail to:

San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Upper School ELL Teacher

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please


Temporary - Part-Time Middle School Counselor

(October 2018 - February 2019) (0.8 FTE)

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.

Purpose Statement

San Domenico School is dedicated to educating the “whole student.” The school's vigorous Counseling Department is in place to offer on-campus support and programs that enhance the overall health and wellness of our students and families through a focus on social and emotional learning. Each of the counselors in the Counseling Department provides mental health services (including one-on one guidance, problem solving, and access to outside resources; they do not provide formal psychotherapy), student and parent educational programs and a wide range of wellness resources.

The Middle School Counselor works closely with the Middle School's Administration, and Lower School counselor, to support the social and emotional well-being of our students 6th - 8th grade.

The Middle School Counselor will report to the Director of Middle School, and works closely with faculty in the Middle School. He or she will also work closely with other external committees as assigned.

San Domenico seeks candidates eager to support a multi-faceted educational program designed to develop the capacities of the “whole child.” Successful candidates promise to make a significant contribution to the school community and to exemplify the virtues the School hopes to instill in its students.

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicate regularly with parents, students and faculty about students’ well-being via email, phone and in-person meetings.
  • Assess and evaluate student and family needs.
  • Provide referrals as needed to outside resources and collaborate with outside resources.
  • Facilitate short term one-on-one and small group discussions with students grades 6th– 8th
  • Teach a weekly 8th grade class called “Guidance,” in collaboration with the LS Counselor.
  • Teach classes on Effective Effort and Growth Mindset.
  • Support and participate in the existing SEL program (with direct instruction of Second Step lessons) and the anti-bullying curriculum approaches.
  • Participate in faculty and administrative discussions about students and school planning and curriculum.
  • Collaborate closely with the MS Learning Specialist to support students’ needs.
  • Support the classroom teachers with finding ways to help students succeed.
  • Assist other departments as needed (in committees, task forces, trainings, etc).

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will, first and foremost, enjoy working with middle school aged students.
  • Masters or PhD in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Social Work, and current licensure in the corresponding field.
  • School counseling experience (3+ years)
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with both children and adults.
  • Experience with short-term one on one and/or small group counseling with students grades6th– 8th
  • History of collegiality and collaboration with teachers, student support professionals and administrators.
  • Ability to interpret psychological testing, in collaboration with the Learning Specialist.
  • Ability to advise and assist teachers, in collaboration with the Learning Specialist, in implementing classroom accommodations and/or modifications to support students.
  • Experience leading and directing guidance activities, assemblies, and student leadership groups.
  • Desire to actively support the San Domenico Mission.

More information about this position can be found on this website under "About" and "Counseling Department," by clicking on the links for "Middle School Counseling Office."

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, plus daily lunch.This is a part-time, temporary position and is not eligible for benefits.

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@sandomenico.org describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your salary requirements. Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Or mail to:

San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Temporary P/T
- Middle School Counselor position

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please.