Part-time Monday – Friday 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. from late August to early June
Overview of Program
PM is Marin Country Day School’s after-school care program available to students in grades K-4. The PM Program is led by the Director of Afterschool Programs and a PM Coordinator, with four qualified instructors assisting. Considered a place for kids to play and have fun, PM provides a balance between structured and self-directed activities. PM instructors encourage students to use their creative minds through various structured art and building projects, while building on the skills of teamwork and developing self-esteem through sporting games and activities. For children interested in a quieter environment, there is a space dedicated to working on homework, reading or other independent activities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitor and facilitate students attending study hall
Help students complete and understand assignments
Prepare snack for students
Create an environment conducive to studying
Plan and lead a structured sporting activity for grades K-4 a few times during the week
Supervise children on the playground or in the game room
Contribute to the planning of various annual events in PM, and attend semi-monthly staff meetings
Love of children • Solid understanding of child development • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal • Sense of perspective • Sense of humor • Positive outlook • Self-starter • Ability to both lead and follow others • Strong conflict resolution skills • Strong team player • Strong emotional well-being • Dependable, responsible and reliable • Great ability to multi-task • Enthusiastic and energetic • Interest in professional development in the field of education and desire for a long-term career working with children • A.A. or B.A. degree with a background in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required
This position is not eligible for benefits. Compensation is competitive.
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 560 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and... educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.