Employment OpportunitieS

Learning Innovation Coach




Community Day School seeks a listener and risk-taker to inspire and support innovative teaching and learning in our school. The Learning Innovation Coach would work with faculty and students to implement new STEM opportunities, help teachers bridge content across traditional subjects, and build collaborations with community partners for authentic learning. We define “innovation” as mindsets, design processes, and teaching practices that challenge traditional processes and leverage students' natural capacity to find, identify, and tackle novel problems in the world around them.


  • Teaching certification and advanced degrees or certifications or entrepreneurial experience related to educational innovation, education technology, technology integration, STEM education, or related fields.
  • Track record of leadership in coaching a school community or division from a traditional educational model to an innovative one as described above.
  • Proficiency in vetting and introducing 21st-century learning tools and strategies.


  • Provide inspiration and support for faculty and students in developing and implementing new innovative learning opportunities in STEM.
  • Model teaching to inspire and support innovation and build faculty and student capacity.
  • Support each teacher’s individual needs for professional growth.
  • Publicly celebrate attempts, successes, and failures in new endeavors.Seek opportunities to involve students in authentic learning and PBL. 
  • Reach out to community at large to collaborate and form partnerships.
  • Support development of a community-wide common language around innovation, including faculty, students, families, and local community.
  • Support a cultural shift toward more collaboration between students and faculty.
  • Collect data and track innovation growth throughout the school to support connections, monitor patterns, and provide example cases to others.
  • Establish long-term and quarterly goals for innovation growth milestones within the community.
  • Engage students in the history and historical context of technology innovations.
  • Meet with education administration team regularly to share data on innovation growth and solicit feedback for continued progress.
  • Connect with innovation leaders at other schools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Email cover letter and resume to hr@comday.org. EOE



Elementary/Middle School Permanent Substitute Teacher




Provide classroom coverage as assigned when regular teachers are absent. The permanent substitute teacher must be confident teaching a wide range of developmental age groups from 3 years old through 8th Grade.




  • Current teaching certification appropriate to elementary/middle school

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Education or a relevant subject



  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change on short notice

  • Ability to teach day-to-day assignments or longer term positions (such as maternity leaves or long-term illnesses)

  • Ability to use initiative to solve problems as they arise and willingness to make decisions based on the best interests of the students

  • Experience in curriculum and assessment development

  • Previous elementary/middle school teaching experience

  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children

  • A positive attitude and desire to contribute in positive ways to the culture of the school

  • Expertise in activity building and collaborative classroom programs which encourage problem solving, critical thinking, and develop a sense of classroom community

  • A solid understanding of school organization, programs, and students

  • A proven ability to differentiate instruction and integrate learning

  • Ability to quickly adjust to different specialist subjects (Art, Gym, Music, etc) and grade levels.  

  • Ability to take over a class with little advanced notice and improvise lessons in emergency situations where the regular teacher may not have left lesson plans



The Permanent Substitute may be required to cover a class or perform a duty during each period of the day. If no coverage is needed, the Permanent Substitute may be assigned to assist other classroom teachers, work individually with students, or perform clerical duties as needed. The Permanent Substitute is also an integral part of the instructional staff and is expected to assume the same responsibilities as regular classroom teachers. These responsibilities include (but may not be limited to):


  • Communicating and liaising on a regular basis with other teachers with regard to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, and grade-level planning meetings

  • Following through on classroom issues such as discipline, expectations, and routines.

  • Attending and constructively contributing in staff meetings and professional development opportunities

  • Assisting, as required, in the development of curricular materials

  • Participating in and assisting with school events as require

  • Performing other duties, as needed, that are not listed above  

E-mail cover letter and resume to hr@comday.org. EOE


After-School and Extended Day Programs 


Community Day School is looking for responsible individuals to assist with our after-school and Extended Day programming. Candidates for the position should be energetic and excited about working with students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. The position is part-time and lasts from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 2:30-5 p.m. on Fridays on days in which school is in session.


E-mail cover letter and resume to hr@comday.org. EOE


Substitute Teachers

Daily substitute teachers for all grades and subjects are needed: 


  • Art
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • Elementary School
  • Early Childhood
  • Support and Gifted Services
  • Music
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Middle School subjects including Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Support, Science, and Spanish

These positions require elementary certifications for Lower School general studies and secondary certifications in major subject area for Middle School, as well as a minimum of two years of teaching experience. Current clearances also are required. E-mail cover letter and resume to hr@comday.org. EOE

Please note all employees at Community Day School are required to obtain the following clearances prior to employment:


I didn’t know what it felt like to belong somewhere, to belong to a community, until I spent time at CDS. If I had gone to any other school, I don’t think I ever could have gotten as far as I am now. As a person, as a student, as a young woman, and as a Jew. I don’t think any school could’ve been my home like CDS was.

- Bella Markovitz, Class of 2014

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