With all openings, James River Day School seeks candidates who will enrich a diverse and inclusive community and support a joyful yet challenging educational program designed to address the needs of the “whole person.” For that reason, successful candidates display clear cultural competence, promise to contribute significantly to the school community beyond their office or classroom and support James River’s mission and values.
James River Day School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-ed, kindergarten through eighth-grade day school with an average class size of 14. More than 50% of our faculty have advanced degrees. Please explore our website for further information about the school.
To apply for any of the positions listed below, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to the attention of the Head of School via an email sent to [email protected].
Available Full-Time Positions
James River Day School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher, grades K-8, to begin in January 2024. Spanish instruction seeks to create oral proficiency first, followed by the ability to read and write the target language. Cross-curricular cultural projects help students appreciate the diversity of world languages and the importance of learning about other cultures.
  • Teach Spanish to lower school and middle school students
  • Oversee study hall periods
  • Serve as an advisor to middle school students
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
  • Requisite Skills and Knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree required (in education or Spanish preferred)
  • Fluency in the Spanish language
  • Strong knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary
  • Comprehensible Input methodology preferred
  • Ability to create and plan classes, lessons, and activities, effectively promoting the use of multiple methods of problem-solving
  • Encourage collaborative teamwork, teaching students to communicate effectively and thoughtfully
The Academic Technology Coordinator oversees the school IT infrastructure and inventory and supports the technology education and usage for Kindergarten through 8th grade. 
  • Maintain inventory of equipment for faculty and staff, including classroom devices and AV equipment
  • Serve as the domain administrator for Google Apps for Education, AVAST Business Security Console, Apple School Management, and Microsoft licensing (and others as necessary)
  • Ensure all school devices are properly configured and all software is installed and updated regularly
    Work with consultants for any projects or other needs
  • Support classroom teachers with technology integration
  • Teach technology (STEM) within classrooms as appropriate or assigned
  • Serve as the testing coordinator for standardized academic testing, including the NWEA adaptive test, WrAP test, and others
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Head of School for Finance & Operations
Requisite Skills and Knowledge
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with managing IT infrastructure, hardware, and software preferred
  • Broad knowledge of educational technology
Status: Exempt
Contract Period: Eleven-Month
Reports to: Associate Head of School for Finance & Operations
Available Hourly Positions
Substitute Teacher
James River Day School seeks applications from those interested in substitute teaching.