Employment Opportunities

Riverside Presbyterian Day School is a coeducational, independent elementary school with a mission to educate the mind, nurture the spirit and foster the development of the whole child. Riverside seeks to hire teachers and staff, especially faculty of diversity, who share our commitment to nurture children in developmentally appropriate ways. To express interest in working at RPDS, we respectfully request submission of a formal resume with a unique cover letter by mail or e-mail to bketchum@rpds.com.

Riverside is an equal opportunity, at-will employer. We continually accept general inquiries for open positions. Our need for full time teachers and support staff for 2018-19 appears to be limited; however, the listings below are our current projected needs.

Thank you for your interest in Riverside!

Ben Ketchum

RPDS Head of School

Riverside Presbyterian Day School
830 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Current 2019-2020 Openings

Literacy Support Specialist

The successful candidate will be an experienced learning specialist with a clear understanding of the academic and developmental needs of the age group, work collaboratively in a team setting, inspire learning, and possess the skills necessary to enhance the overall educational experience by fostering students’ academic, ethical, social, and emotional development in accordance with the Riverside Presbyterian Day School mission and philosophy.


  • Provide literacy support to upper elementary students via small group and individualized instruction
  • Construct and implement researched-based interventions and developmentally appropriate learning strategies to support student learning
  • Build students’ organizational and study skills
  • Collaborate regularly with faculty, parents, and outside resources to support the needs of students
  • Provide information to parents, faculty, and students regarding desired learning outcomes and progress toward goals and objectives
  • Provide a safe and caring learning environment that inspires learning and builds students’ capacity to develop as learners
  • Participate in faculty, grade level, and Student Needs Committee meetings
  • Ensure appropriate modifications and accommodations are in place for students throughout the school year
  • Administer standardized tests and provide appropriate support for students testing with accommodations
  • Participate in school events and activities and positively contribute to the life of the school.
  • Stay current with educational research as it relates to learning differences and instructional practices


  • Degree in Special Education or a related field with a specialization in literacy intervention. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in a research-based literacy intervention program such as the Wilson Reading System, Orton-Gillingham, Barton, or Lindamood-Bell
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intervention methodologies and experience as a reading specialist and/or learning specialist
  • Strong understanding of children’s developmental, intellectual, and social and emotional needs
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, and administration and capacity move toward solutions through professional dialogue
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with an ability to problem solve and build consensus.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

Substitutes & Instructional Aides

We refer qualified, credentialed teachers interested in substituting at RPDS to the independent school division of Kelly Services to meet our classroom needs during staff absences.

Riverside in the Afternoon (RITA) Teachers

Our Riverside in the Afternoon (RITA) program typically has unique needs based upon enrollment. Please contact Mrs. Julia Davis at jhdavis@rpds.com with inquiries about the RITA program and its potential openings.