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Thank you for your interest in Sierra Canyon School employment opportunities. 

Sierra Canyon School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), genetic characteristics and information or any other basis prohibited by law.

Current Openings

Sierra Canyon seeks Lower School candidates for the Associate Teacher position who will work with the classroom lead teacher in specific grade levels, Pre-K – Grade 5, to maintain a learning environment that supports the Mission and Core Values of the School, beginning in August, 2024. Candidates should possess a genuine interest in pursuing a career in private independent school education and have the experiential and/or educational background that demonstrates this.  If you would like a better understanding about the advantages of working in a private independent school, review this brief article here. This is a full-time position and boasts a competitive salary with full benefits. 

This position includes and not limited to the following expectations:   

  • Work with teachers and staff to ensure the greatest academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development as possible for all students.
  • Actively teach with a full understanding of Sierra Canyon’s core and affective curriculum in mind, reinforcing the School’s programs like Singapore Math, Writers Workshop, Fundations, Guided Reading, our social emotional learning, et al.
  • Communicate to community members with dignity and respect, maintaining a professional attitude and confidentiality as necessary.  
  • Provide instructional and clerical support for the lead classroom teacher.  
  • Support and assist children in learning class material under the lead teacher's direction and guidance including whole and small group, and one-on-one instruction.
  • Lead class when asked as directed by the lead teacher and administration.
  • Provide students with personalized support and attention in different frameworks common to the academic day including group, small and individual classes and centers.
  • Become familiar with the pedagogy, materials, and resources that the school provides.
  • Faithfully and knowledgably report on student growth and challenges, observing any concerns or praise that is noteworthy and necessary to assure student progress including those reports that require discretion and sensitivity.
  • Supervise students at all times of the day to assure safety and health including, but not limited to the playground, specialist classes, recess and lunch, et al.
  • Maintain all classroom resources in an organized and intentional fashion commensurate with lead teacher and administrative direction.
  • Participate in relevant experiential learning opportunities like field trips when necessary.
  • Assist in any special events, projects or duties as directed by Sierra Canyon administration.
  • Help to maintain a clean, neat, and organized classroom, and promote healthy personal hygiene habits of students.
  • Engage in other duties as assigned by the Lower School Director. 


  • Experience working with elementary aged children in a school setting preferred. 
  • Experience working in an independent school environment preferred. 
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and current enrollment, intent for, or completion of a teacher credential or Masters in Education
  • A genuine interest in pursuing a career in education.


  • Team oriented with the ability to work effectively with grade-level and divisional faculty and staff, as well as other members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students. 
  • Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable, and warm personality.
  • Strong work ethic, proactive, and success oriented.

To apply, please a CV/ resume along with a cover letter/ statement of intent to apply for the position and background with Associate Teacher Position in subject, copying the following administrators:

Salary Range: $40,000 - $48,000

Sierra Canyon School is a nonprofit independent, nondenominational, coeducational day school in the northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. With an enrollment of 1,150 students in Grades PreK-12, admission is selective. Sierra Canyon School is located on 42 beautiful, rustic acres and has two campuses across the street from each other: the Lower Campus for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 and the state-of-the-art Upper Campus for students in Grades 7-12. Students of color comprise over 50% of the student body, 10% are international students, and students reside in 102 different zip codes. There are approximately 500 students on the Lower Campus and 650 students on the Upper Campus with 134 students in the Class of 2024.  

At its core, Sierra Canyon School develops students who are as keen to realize their potential as their teachers are to inspire it. Our faculty prepares each student for a lifetime of learning and active citizenship. Academic and extracurricular programs encourage the broadening of student perspectives and provide an exposure to both the surrounding community and the wider world. Experiential learning opportunities form a healthy, challenging part of Sierra Canyon School’s program.

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Benefits at a Glance

Sierra Canyon offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees, which includes:

  • Aetna POS/HMO Health Plans
  • Employee Dental Reimbursement
  • VSP Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k
  • Notary Services

Classroom scene with a Sierra Canyon faculty member lecturing at the white board.

Employment Process

  • Interested and qualified candidates should fill out an Application for Employment, as well as send a cover letter, resume/CV, and any relevant letters of recommendation.
  • All inquiries should be submitted in writing. No phone calls please. Resumes will be held in our active files for 12 months. Should an opening occur that fits your background, we will contact you.

Please address all correspondence to:

Faculty and Staff Positions:

Tammy Sweet-Hernandez
Director of Human Resources
11052 Independence Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
[email protected]

Athletic Positions:

Jon Ellinghouse
Head of Athletics
20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
[email protected]

All Other Inquiries

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