Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator/Upper School Advisor (Part Time Family Leave Replacement)
Reports to Upper School Division Head
Marin Country Day School seeks a gifted educator who is passionate about teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to middle school students using a rich and rigorous curriculum. We seek an educator with a demonstrated background and or interest in cultural competency, curriculum development, technology integration and environmental sustainability. Also, we seek an educator with the belief in teaching with the interests of the whole child in mind. Our approach and philosophy center around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives. This staff will need to be prepared to teach both on campus and remotely, depending on county and state directives.
About Marin Country Day School
MCDS School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin Our mission at MCDS is to create an inclusive community of learning that inspires curiosity, empathy, and action.
We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body. As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”
At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.
Teaches weekly SEL classes to students in grades 4-8
Collaborates with SEL team to design and implement SEL curriculum
Consults with Upper School Deans, Upper School Division Head, and Upper School Counselor on development of Advisory curriculum
Prepares and delivers parent education workshops
Consults with Division Head as needed
Attends Upper School division meetings
Attends weekly Grade Level Team meetings
Attends SEL Team meetings
Attends Back to School Nights
Participates in student admission process
Supervises students at recess, carpool, etc.
Chaperones grade level or Division events such as dances, social events and outdoor education trips
Participates in assemblies and other special events
Serves on committees as needed
Serves as liaison between school and family for advisees
Creates a warm and nurturing “homeroom” environment for daily attendance, announcements, and check-ins for an advisory group of approximately 10 students
Conducts student-led parent conferences twice per year
Designs and implements advisory curriculum once a week
Attends outdoor education and community engagement days
Robust professional development program
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
Active White Allies group
Ability to design innovative curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of
diversity throughout the school community.
Classroom teaching experience or experience working with groups of students
Deep knowledge of child development and social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum
Bachelors Degree; Masters Degree in relevant field, such as counseling, education, or psychology preferred
About Marin Country Day School
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 590 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.