Preschool Teacher

School Name: Notre Dame Academy

Location:  4345 Del Mar Trails Rd, San Diego, CA 92130

Reports to: Preschool Director

Employment Type: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $20- $22/hr.

The professional hired to work as a teacher at our school will be responsible for the general supervision and management of fully potty-trained children between the ages of two and a half and five years of age.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The teacher services the school in an instructional capacity and performs the specific duties assigned by the Preschool Director.
  • Provides grade appropriate instructional program including Lesson planning, Classroom preparation. and Assessment of each student’s performance and development.
  • Supervises students.
  • Respecting and honoring the needs of the individual children.
  • Detects and reports to preschool director any student concerns.
  • Helps create and follow plans to support students.
  • Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
  • Participates in faculty meetings, school committees, and in-services.
  • Attends other school functions and activities as necessary.
  • Use computers, overhead projectors, document cameras, iPad, and other electronic equipment.

Administrative / Other Responsibilities:

  • Return voicemail/e-mail messages in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with parents in person and must be able to write professional emails.
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
  • Demonstrate a respectful demeanor
  • Observe utmost confidentiality

Religious Qualifications:

  • Active, practicing Roman Catholic (preferred)
  • Basic Preschool Catechetical Certification (preferred)
  • Respects and understands a Catholic school philosophy

Professional Qualifications:

  • Proof of completion of 12 or more Early Childhood Education (ECE) Units
  • Clear criminal background check (a clear Livescan for Community Care Licensing is a condition of employment)
  • Experience teaching in a preschool classroom
  • Positive professional references and recommendations

Requirements upon hire:

  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proof of immunizations
  • Proof of completed Mandated Reporter training for Child Care Providers
  • Cleared TB test to work in Licensed Child Care Facility


  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday

Physical Requirements:

To successfully meet the needs of the students in his/her care, the teacher must:

  • Spend the majority of the day standing in the classroom. While standing the teacher will frequently hold objects they are working with or demonstrating
  • Sit on an occasional basis when developing lesson plans, grading, etc.
  • Walk through the classroom and be able to maneuver in tight spaces between desks. Walk on both even and uneven surfaces.
  • Deal with students while kneeling or squatting, stooping, or bending.
  • Reach at, below, or above shoulder height with the dominant upper extremity; may require trunk or neck rotation to look back at the class.
  • Assist in moving children's desks and chairs to change the layout of the classroom to influence the learning situation. It is occasionally necessary to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds from the office to classrooms.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to be inside the classroom. The employee is required to be mobile to, from, and within the classroom and preschool environment, as well as maneuver throughout the school facility to attend meetings, trainings, and other work-related events. The employee may be required to conduct trips to, from, and within various city and county-wide locations to attend trainings or workshops. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Notre Dame Academy is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.