Sonoma Country Day School is a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade independent, coed day school located in California's wine country. We draw students from Sonoma and Napa Counties and send graduates to top national and local public and private schools. SCDS is the only independent elementary school of its kind in Sonoma County. Visit our school’s website to learn more at www.scds.org.
Job description: We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who loves children and values the unique contributions of each child in our school community. At Sonoma Country Day School, we create the environment to teach and model integrity in personal behavior, tolerance and respect in interpersonal relations, engagement in learning, and the pursuit of each child’s capacity for excellence. We are committed to providing students with a challenging and exciting academic program, opportunities to develop their artistic and creative natures, ideals to open their potential for leadership, and self-confidence to express their uniqueness.
The Library Media Specialist (LMS) works with faculty, students, and parents to create an inviting, dynamic, inspiring, student-centered hub for lifelong learning. This position is an opportunity for a motivated self-starter, with successful experience working collaboratively with all school constituents, to create and nurture a love of reading, cultivate creativity, expand interdisciplinary collaborations, and instill a spirit of innovation. The Sonoma Country Day School Library requires a strong teacher-librarian-innovator who is able to build and execute TK-8th grade information and library literacy curriculum, promote digital literacy, curate a diverse collection of resources, and share children’s literature in a variety of formats. This candidate should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and knowledge of emerging trends in elementary and middle school information literacy curriculum. We are seeking a professional who believes in empowering learners with diverse skills and literacies, collaborating with peers to promote innovative practices, and ensuring equitable learning opportunities for all students.
How to Apply:
Please do not call the school. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Mark Bosick, Middle School Division Head, at [email protected]. Please reference “Library and Media Specialist” in the subject line of your email.
3+ years of teaching experience with library administration, volunteer supervision, and budgeting in a school setting
A B.A./B.S. degree with significant coursework in reading, writing, research methods, and library and information technology studies
A Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred
A passion for working with children, books, and media
Strong references that convey library media abilities as well as a connection with students
In addition to teaching academic classes, all faculty share in daily student supervision duties at the school. Strong interpersonal skills, pedagogical expertise, a growth mindset, the ability to integrate into our school culture, a good sense of humor, and flexibility are essential.
This individual will be committed to the education of all students; share our school vision of high standards of learning; cultivate and promote a safe, caring and supportive learning environment; treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect; recognize and value cultural differences; set high professional standards for self; utilize ethical principles in decision-making; communicate well both orally and in writing; demonstrate leadership; demonstrate strong organizational skills; work well with others; accept constructive feedback; solve problems creatively; seek out and implement innovative learning opportunities; be able to handle stress; be open to new ideas and change; embrace learning as a lifelong process with a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits package is excellent and includes professional development opportunities.
Sonoma Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities are open to all individuals.