PCDS Careers

Aspire and inspire. Together.

Together with our students, we talk, try, test, dance and demonstrate our way through ideas and concepts. We take full advantage of the social, interconnected nature of human learning to bounce ideas, pose questions, test hypotheses, handle materials, compare notes, and negotiate differences. Listening generously, we guide and coach our students and one another.

Current Openings

Lower School Teaching Positions

The Lower School is now accepting applications for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade teaching positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Our program philosophy is that we seek to care for the whole child with passion and joy. Creating strong relationships with families is an integral component of the PCDS program, as we believe that active parent involvement is critical to a child’s success.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Education and will be joining a team that values collaboration and teamwork to co-create a curriculum that uses inquiry-based teaching strategies with an emphasis on collaborative learning. Candidates for this position will have demonstrated the following characteristics: passion for teaching children, flexibility, patience, respect for the child and family, creativity, compassion, authenticity in all relationships, love of learning, high energy, sense of humor, and the ability to work collaboratively with other staff.

Minimum Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BA in Education

Please send a resume and letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Upper School Biology/Physics Teacher

PCDS is seeking a full-time Upper School (grades 9-12) Biology/Physics Teacher for the 2019-20 school year.  The position requires the ability to teach introductory-level courses in at least two of the three core disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

A successful candidate will have experience teaching science in a rigorous academic environment and be interested in curricular innovation.  He or she will be devoted to every student's learning, will have a positive attitude, and will be committed to constantly improving his or her craft.  He or she will model the qualities that we expect in our students: curiosity, hard work, collaboration, generosity, and integrity.   

Essential Duties Include

  • Teaching 4-5 sections of science courses
  • Being an advisor to 8-9 students
  • Attending regular department and faculty meetings
  • Participating as a sponsor or coach for an extracurricular activity, sport, or club
  • Using technology effectively to enhance student learning

A Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  Teaching certification is not required.

Please send resume along with letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Mandarin Chinese Teacher

PCDS is seeking a full-time Mandarin Chinese Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The position requires the ability to teach Mandarin Chinese for students in grades 7-12.

A successful candidate will have significant teaching experience teaching Mandarin Chinese, Levels I-IV in a rigorous academic environment and be interested in curricular innovation.  Candidate will be devoted to every student's learning and will follow the department curriculum to provide activities that stimulate growth in listening, reading, speaking and writing the language.  Candidate will be committed to constantly improving his or her craft and model the qualities that we expect in our students: curiosity, hard work, collaboration, generosity, and integrity.   

Essential duties include:

  • Teach 5 sections of Mandarin Chinese courses
  • Be an advisor to 8-9 students
  • Attend regular department and faculty meetings
  • Participate as a sponsor or coach for an extracurricular activity, sport, or club
  • Use technology effectively to enhance student learning

A Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Culture or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Teaching certification is not required.

Please send resume along with letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Long-Term Substitute Upper School Chemistry

PCDS is seeking a Long-Term Substitute in the area of Upper School Science for the first three months of the 2019-20 school year. The position requires the ability to teach introductory and advanced levels of Chemistry. A successful candidate will have experience teaching science in a rigorous academic environment. Candidates will be devoted to every student's learning, will have a positive attitude, and will be committed to constantly improving their craft. Candidates will model the qualities that we expect in our students: curiosity, hard work, collaboration, generosity, and integrity.  

For consideration, please send resume along with letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Maintenance Worker/School Bus Driver

Phoenix Country Day School is looking for an afternoon maintenance worker along with P.M./Weekend School Bus Driver.  Must be able to work evenings, Saturdays and flexible hours.  Responsible primarily for driving field trips and sports runs.  In addition to driving, will also act as a school maintenance worker performing basic campus repairs and preventative maintenance.

Maintenance Worker Responsibilities

  • Conducting routine inspections of premises and equipment
  • Making minor carpentry, electrical, mechanical and plumbing repairs
  • Performing cleaning activities such as dusting, mopping, emptying trash, etc.
  • Diagnosing mechanical issues and correcting them
  • Repairing machines, equipment, or structures as necessary

Maintenance Worker Requirements

  • Proven maintenance experience
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools
  • Ability to take apart machines, equipment, or devices to remove and replace defective parts
  • Ability to check blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary
  • Ability to use common tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills and wrenches
  • Strong organizational, time management and follow-up skills
  • Eye for detail
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs

School Bus Driver Requirements

  • Arizona Class B, CDL with Passenger (P), School Bus (S), and Air Brake Endorsement (A)
  • Current Arizona School Bus Driver Certificate
  • Current DOT Physical Long Form
  • Current First Aide & CPR Certification
  • Current Refresher Course and Physical Performance Test

Guaranteed 30 hours per week with full benefits.  DOT and DPS Drug Test will be administered if hired.

For consideration, please send resume along with letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Substitute Teachers

2/1/2019

Substitutes needed for all grades. Background in education and teaching experience required.

Unless otherwise directed, please feel free to email your letter of interest and resumé to EmployeeResources@pcds.org.

School employees or other community members interested in seeking more information about, or wishing to recommend others for these positions, should contact the Headmaster. In the interest of privacy and courtesy, we ask that employees who currently hold the listed positions not be contacted.

PCDS is an equal opportunity employer. This means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, religion, age, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, gender expression, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Further, it is the policy of PCDS that employees not discriminate against or harass each other or non-employees based on the above listed protected categories. Individual job performance and the needs of the School are the principal factors in decisions affecting contract offerings, salary adjustments, promotions, and all other terms and conditions of employment.