Associate Teacher
Job Details
Lower School - Oakland, CA
Opening: Associate Teachers starting Aug 2022

Head-Royce School seeks Associate Teachers to support Lower School classroom teachers. We expect that Associate Teachers are either intending to pursue a career in teaching, and are interested in learning about classroom teaching practices and strategies or are looking to determine if a career in teaching is a good match for them. Associate Teachers are responsible for supporting the lead teachers’ curriculum, stated routines and general classroom culture protocols established by the lead teacher. 


The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an awareness of ecological literacy, an interest in project-based learning, an understanding of children and a genuine fondness for working with students.  


Skills, Attitudes, and Mindsets 

  • A desire to support lead teachers and assist specialist teachers, and to teach students collaboratively

  • Ability to learn and apply classroom and school yard management strategies

  • Demonstrated desire to support the whole child, including identified school values, social and emotional curriculum and stated systems and protocols



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Demonstrates a desire to seek teaching/education as a career

  • Classroom experience (volunteering or teaching) is preferred

  • Ability to provide proof of Covid Vaccination (including booster) and TB clearance


Additional Qualifications: a bonus, but not required:  

  • Enrollment in a Teacher Credentialing or Education program 

  • Experience with progressive educational pedagogies (e.g. Project Based Learning, Social/Emotional curriculums, performing arts, etc.) 

  • An appreciation for individual and cultural differences

  • Multilingual

Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 135-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.


Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources. 


Other Considerations

  • Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools

  • Location: Oakland, California

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Start Date: Aug 2022


To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume.  Application materials should be submitted through our website.  

Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.