Employment

We are looking for applicants who have vision, energy, a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for working with motivated, college-bound students.

Open 7-12 Positions

Chemistry Instructor | Part-Time Position | Beginning 2018-19 Academic Year

Pinewood School, a K-12 independent college preparatory day school, is seeking an experienced part-time chemistry instructor who is comfortable teaching all levels of high school chemistry, possibly including Advanced Placement. We are looking for an applicant who has vision, energy, a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for working with college-bound students.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Science Department Chairperson, Kim Hudson at khudson@pinewood.edu. No phone calls, please.

Debate Coach | Part-Time Position | Beginning 2018-19 Academic Year

Pinewood School, a K-12 independent college preparatory day school, is seeking a part-time debate coach to work with junior high and high school students for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. The high school debaters meet five days a week from 7:00 to 7:45 am and the junior high debaters currently meet one day a week after school from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The job description is as follows:

HIGH SCHOOL

Meeting Dates and Time
High school debate meets five days a week from 7:00-7:45 am. The team is divided into two groups – varsity and novice. Novice debaters meet three days per week, as do varsity debaters. The two groups meet together one of those days.

Curricula
Novices are in their first year of high school debate; therefore, the curriculum is focused on teaching the basics of debate. The two debate forms in which Pinewood has participated are parliamentary and Lincoln-Douglas.

Varsity debaters are in their second through third years of debate. Their curriculum is primarily focused on technique, style, and deepening thinking.

Since debate is an elective course, students are graded primarily on participation; however, research and writing are part of the course as well.

Competition
Students have competed in at least two tournaments per semester. Since students often compete in different events, this means the coach attends 4-5 tournaments per semester. Tournaments are on weekends and can be one-day or two-day tournaments. Hours begin around 7:00 am and conclude around 6:00 pm.

Pinewood belongs to three debate organizations: Coast Forensic League (CFL), California High School Speech Association (CHSSA), and National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). CFL holds three meetings per year, which coaches should attend. These are held in local high schools in the evening.

The coach is responsible for registering students for debates on tabroom.com, securing judges, submitting check requests for tournament fees, obtaining parent permission forms, and arranging for transportation, if necessary.


JUNIOR HIGH

Junior high debate club began in 2016 as a feeder organization to the high school debate team. While it is challenging to run the debate club because students come and go as their other activities demand, there is a core group who keep the club together. Attendance ranges from 6-12 students on any given day. It is advisable to insist on a minimum registration of 8 students.

Meeting Day and Time
The junior high debate club has met on Mondays from 3:30-5:00 pm. There are conflicts with junior high sports at various times of the year, but Mondays seem to work for the most part.

Curricula
Junior high debaters are introduced to parliamentary and Lincoln-Douglas debate, as well as general speaking skills. There is a primary focus on quick thinking and poise under pressure through games and drills.

Competition
While there are tournaments open to junior high debaters, Pinewood has not participated in any to date.


Debate Showcase

Since 2016, both the junior high and high school debaters have presented a debate showcase to their friends and family on an evening in May. This is an opportunity for debaters to show their families and friends the skills they have developed throughout the year. Refreshments are offered and students perform demonstration debates throughout the evening.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Laurie Eickmeier (Curriculum Director 7-12) at leickmeier@pinewood.edu. No phone calls, please.

Open K-6 Positions

There are no positions currently open for grades K-6.

Open Summer Positions

Computer Science, Programming, Robotics Instructor

Computer science, programming, and coding instructor needed for summer school program at the elementary and middle school level. We are looking for someone with experience in block-based programming languages such as Scratch, Swift Playgrounds, blockly, and other entry level programs/applications. Course will be introductory or intermediate level to students in grades 5-8. College degree preferred, but not required. Prior experience working with children in an educational setting strongly encouraged. Competitive salary based on education and experience. A great summer opportunity for current teachers and college students with an educational focus on technology and CS.

Summer programs run from July 9 - August 3, 2018. Learn more about summer programs here.

Send resume and cover letter to Heather McCauley, Summer Programs Director, at hmccauley@pinewood.edu.

Writing Instructor

We are seeking an experienced writing instructor to teach grades 7-8 during our 4-week summer program. Competitive salary based on education and experience.

Summer programs run from July 9 - August 3, 2018. Learn more about summer programs here.

Send resume and cover letter to Heather McCauley, Summer Programs Director, at hmccauley@pinewood.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and as such, do not discriminate against employees or applicants in any aspect of our employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. We similarly do not engage in or permit discrimination on the basis of any category protected by applicable local, state, or federal law with regard to the administration of Pinewood School's admissions policies or school programs and activities.

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