Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to the attention of Head of School Peter H. York via an email sent to [email protected]
James River Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which seeks to recruit and hire talented faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds as we work to increase diverse representation in classrooms and decision-making circles.
James River Day School currently has the following openings.
Hours: 15-20 hours per week 
Salary: Commensurate with experience
College education is preferred. Must have experience in working with groups of children and be able to supervise a staff of varying backgrounds. Able to create a sense of community among staff, children, and families. Sensitive to the needs of children and what constitutes a sound program for children. Capacity to actively seek and take advantage of opportunities for development.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Develop and implement policies and objectives of the program in cooperation with the Head of School.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe atmosphere for children.
  • Maintain a budget, which includes personnel, equipment, supplies, and training.
  • Develop and execute an ongoing program of activities focused on the care, growth, and development of the children at the center and each child as an individual.
  • Select and orient personnel to work at the center and hire necessary replacements when vacancies occur.
  • Provide, or make available, in-service training for staff members, including the center director.
  • Direct and guide personnel as to teaching abilities and individual working habits.
  • Make written evaluations of staff members annually and discuss individually with each employee.
  • Work with parents and children to develop effective relationships.
  • Maintain knowledge of first aid and CPR.
  • Maintain a system of records (in accordance with Virginia’s child day center licensing procedures).
  • Evaluate facilities, resources, teaching, and support personnel, and make recommendations or decisions about promotions, salaries, and dismissals.
  • Work with the community to establish a relationship, which will aid in the successful implementation of goals and objectives for the center.
  • Work with parents including:
    • Being available for telephone or personal parent conferences when necessary.
    • Working with the staff to devise a progress report on each child to be given to the parents when needed.
  • Provide healthy snacks as needed for children at the center.
  • Serve as a mentor and model to the staff on professional conduct, including confidentiality, best practices, and quality service to children and families.
Available Hourly Positions
Substitute Teacher
James River Day School seeks applications from those interested in substitute teaching. To apply, please use the résumé & cover letter submission process outlined at the top of this page.