Employment Opportunities

6th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Oak Grove School, a small pre-K through 12th grade progressive college preparatory school with a small boarding program in Ojai, California, is seeking an experienced and accomplished Sixth Grade Homeroom Teacher, who can teach all academic subjects, starting August 2020.

The goal of our middle school program is to offer an inclusive, progressive, integrated, challenging, and highly engaging academic experience that also reflects the philosophical underpinnings of the school as expressed in the Arts of Living & Learning (inquiry, communication, academia, engagement, aesthetics, and care/relationship to self, others, the environment, and the world), which inform both curricula and classroom practice.

Qualifications:

  • BA and/or MA degree 
  • Multi-subject Teaching Credential and/or MA in Education 
  • 3 years teaching experience at the Middle School level

Qualities:

  • Familiarity with the philosophy of the school (amongst other things an inquiry-based approach to education in a non-competitive atmosphere), and an understanding of progressive education will be an asset 
  • Familiarity with growth mindset, responsive classroom, project-based learning, and authentic assessment 
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined, professional, enterprising and energetic
  • Highly organized and able to clearly plan and map curricula and articulate student expectations 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with students, parents and colleagues
  • Ability to differentiate in the classroom
  • Active enjoyment of the outdoors, ability to plan and coordinate camping trips
  • Ability to work as part of a close-knit team

Oak Grove School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, age, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or family style in its admissions and employment policies and procedures.

Please complete the following form to be considered:

High School Learning Resource Specialist

Job Description:

Learning Resource Program (LRP) Teacher is responsible for the case management of students with different learning needs. This includes administering assessments, formulating, and monitoring individualized education plans. The Learning Resource teacher will serve as both teacher and advocate, ensuring that their students can access the curriculum and foster student success. 

Additional duties will incorporate general support to the Learning Resource Program, and a variety of job functions that include:

Direct Instruction:

  • Direct instruction to individual and small groups, either in the resource room or the regular classroom.
  • Communicate directly and regularly with parents
  • Monitor progress on a regular basis, participating in the review and revision of the individualized education plan 
  • Evaluate student growth in academics, emotional, and social skills
  • Assist students to meet proficiency standards

Coordination:

  • Assist in referral and assessment procedures
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of Individual Education Plans (Plans for Success)
  • Assist students to gain organization skills by providing appropriate materials 

Required Education and skills:

  • Must possess a valid California special education teaching credential or Teacher Credential or MA in Education
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary student support team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A minimum of one year’s experience working with students in a special education environment
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Ability to attend necessary trainings and professional developments
  • Demonstrate proficiency in navigating all Google apps

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Part-time • Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year

Oak Grove School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, age, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or family style in its admissions and employment policies and procedures.

Please complete the following form to be considered:

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IT Coordinator and Communications Associate [HIDDEN]

Supervisor: 

Director of Outreach 

Job Description:

As a full-time staff person, the IT Coordinator and Communications Associate will be responsible for all aspects of information technology at Oak Grove School. They will interface with the majority of the staff and external vendors. In addition, the position provides technical support to the Communications Department, to include website maintenance, web platforms, and audio/visual needs. 

Qualifications and Skills:

The candidate must have strong communication skills and be able to problem-solve technical issues as they arise. A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field is required, and Industry certifications and memberships are a plus. You should have the ability to fill multiple roles simultaneously. If you have excellent IT, communication, leadership and management skills, we would like to hear from you.

Oak Grove School is a small Pre-K through 12th-grade progressive college preparatory school with a family-style boarding program in Ojai, California.


Responsibilities and Duties:

IT and Technology

  • Technology Procurement 
    • E-rate and California discounts
    • Apple agent, school account ordering, education discount, etc.
    • Inventory: maintaining tech inventories
    • Budgeting IT and Tech costs
  • Hardware 
    • Copiers – Canon agent, coordinating with Business Office (Angela)
    • Fiber optic 
    • Switches – installing, troubleshooting, etc
    • Sonic wall (firewall) licenses, programming, overall security of the school network
    • Audio/Visual 
    • AV equipment setting up and taking down 
    • Maintaining and inventory of AV equipment including projectors, Document cameras, 
    • Hardware maintenance (cleaning, repairing, updating) and inventory: Macbooks, iPads, iPhone, PCs, Apple hardware, Apple TVs, Chromebooks and Chrome browser, etc
    • Maintaining, monitoring and upgrading security cameras – viewing, security
    • Maintaining Mac Lab computers (networking, server, Adobe software, coordinating with staff) 
    • Recycling e-waste
    • WiFi installation maintenance, security monitoring, etc 
  • Network 
    • ISP (Spectrum), agent modems cabling, resetting, 
    • Network cabling and troubleshooting, toning, cable tester
    • Server maintenance 
  • Email 
    • Setting up individual email accounts, 
  • Software 
    • Zoom conferencing
    • Apple Manager, managed IDs, and Mosyle (monitoring Apple devices, inventory, updates, security), etc.
    • Apple MacOS, iOS software, and iCloud
    • QuickBooks installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, working with the business office
    • File Maker Pro software
    • Google G-Suite and Google Admin: Organizational units, email groups, users, roles, privileges, spreadsheet maintenance, security
    • Microsoft Suite, Tech soup, interface with KFA (parent organization)
    • Local and off-campus backups
  • Support 
    • Ongoing ‘Help Desk’ for all OGS clients – business office, teachers, administrative staff and students (Note: this is how the IT team spends a large percentage of their time during the school year once everything is set up and before the check-out at the end of the year. Currently, this task is shared by the on-site person and Bitvision, who take on the majority of the tasks that can be done remotely.)

Communications Support

  • Website 
    • Maintenance: WordPress updates, plugins, theme updates, backups (cloud and local), content updates, interface with an off-site web developer
    • Stripe payment gateway oversight
    • Events: Implement informational and e-commerce web pages for events and fundraisers  
  • IT Tools 
    • ParentSquare: Provide tech support to teachers/staff in the use of our parent-teacher portal. Maintain changes to staff and student users, especially at the beginning of each year. 
    • Automation: Manage Zapier integrations (Trello, Cognito)
    • Build forms and manage data using Cognito Forms

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full-time • Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year

Oak Grove School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, age, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or family style in its admissions and employment policies and procedures.

Please complete the following form to be considered: