Knowledgeable + Creative Educator Needed for Worldly Los Altos Family

Adventure Nannies
Published
June 9, 2020
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Los Altos

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A loving, dynamic family based in Los Altos, CA is seeking a knowledgeable, confident, and supportive private educator for their three daughters, aged 9, 6, and 3 years old!

Located on a beautiful one-acre estate in the Bay Area, this thoughtful family has fostered a warm, expressive environment in their home. They are avid travelers and place an emphasis on instilling a passion for global awareness in their children. Their three daughters each have distinct, expressive personalities; their two older girls have been attending Montessori school year-round and respond well to a combination of empathy and loving firmness in their educators. Their 9-year-old loves the arts and literature, and their 6-year-old is sociable and loves being creative and building! Their younger sister has been attending play-based preschool and responds to a kind temperance in her teaching. The family is excited to embark on the journey of private education in order to further inspire a deep love of learning in their children and accommodate the many changes of COVID-19. They are seeking an educator who can create an environment of educational growth in their home and their travels that is conducive to curiosity, exploration, and true personal and academic growth.

The ideal candidate for this position will be confident yet collaborative, able to work independently and carve the path of their children’s education. A Bachelor’s degree in education is essential, and up-to-date teaching credentials with experience teaching elementary and middle school students is preferred. Experience teaching children with dyslexia will be valued as well, as their 6-year-old thrives with one-on-one literacy time! The role will consist of researching and implementing curriculum while at home and utilizing all the Bay Area has to offer, as well as accommodating for the family’s international and domestic travel itineraries. The family summers every year in the beautiful coastal town of Carmel, and hopes the ideal candidate will join them for some of that time to extend the children’s love of learning in nature’s inspiring playground. The family hopes to find a multi-disciplinary candidate who is a life-long learner with a love for math and science, and who is passionate and knowledgeable about progressive learning approaches such as Montessori. As an expressive home, they’d love to work with an expressive candidate who has creative interests of their own, such as crafting, art, foreign language knowledge, music, and sports!

This is a full-time, live-in position of 40 hours/week with the general schedule falling on Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 3pm. Live-in accommodations include a beautiful and private guest house on the property with an entertainment room that serves as a dual-purpose classroom. The property includes a pool, spa, extensive grounds, and walking proximity to parks and a quaint downtown village full of cafes, bookstores and grocery stores. The family is offering $35-$40/hour, with an annualized earning potential in the $80k-$90k range, which is negotiable with consideration for expertise and qualifications. They are also offering a benefits package that includes assistance with healthcare, paid time off, sick days, annual performance and retention bonuses, and museum memberships. This family is looking for an amazing educator for their children, and they are very open to discussing compensation and benefits with the perfect fit! Driving will be required for this role and a vehicle will be provided if needed. The position will begin in early September 2020, and ideally sooner for planning and preparation!

This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US, possess a valid driver’s license and passport, and have a Bachelor’s degree in education. This family is happy to consider relocation candidates for this position. Out of respect for the privacy of the families we work with, we cannot provide any additional information about this position other than what has already been provided in the job description. If you are interested in learning more about the position, please apply!

 

Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, and implement a creative and fun curriculum
  • Collaborate with parents to meet and exceed developmental milestones, educational goals, and plan for future development
  • Discover educational opportunities in the area to take the classroom outside, to the museum, or other places of interest
  • Join the family on some of their international and domestic travel, creating lesson plans that accommodate their travel itinerary
  • Keep the schoolroom organized and tidy, and motivate the children to assist with those tasks

Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and passport, and travel experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education
  • Teaching credentials and experience working with elementary and middle-school aged students preferred
  • Passion for progressive learning approaches and deep knowledge of Montessori is a huge plus!
  • Positive, kind, confident, and proactive personality
  • Collaborative approach and receptive to feedback
  • Excitement to incorporate other skills and interests such as a second language, sports, or music (violin or piano especially!) is valued

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About Us:

Adventure Nannies is a nationwide agency focused on matching private educators and nannies with active and traveling families. We strive to find out-of-the-box, inspirational candidates to help support our innovative families. Our jobs include long-term teaching and nanny positions, short-term travel and temporary jobs, and both live-out and live-in arrangements. We support both families and candidates throughout their placements with regular check-ins and resources. For more information, check out our website at https://www.adventurenannies.com.

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