Join Our Team

New Day School welcomes experienced early childhood education teachers to join our team as an Assistant Teacher or a Substitute Teacher. Everyone is hired as an assistant for the first year, regardless of education or experience, as we like everyone to get to know the culture of our school, learn about our unique program and be mentored by our seasoned teachers. Lead teachers are hired from our pool of support teachers.

New Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is happy to consider enthusiastic candidates for these positions. Compensation is based on hours worked and responsibilities. Along with experience and/or training in Early Education, candidates must have an interest in learning, be a team player and be willing to adapt to a new teaching environment.

Application Process

To be considered for an interview, please send your resume with a cover letter and three references to or deliver in person to New Day School, 1825 SE Clinton St, Portland OR 97202. As an extra option, you can mail a handwritten, creative, artistic, letter explaining your interest in NDS and what sets you apart. Please no walk-ins. Interviews are by appointment only.

To be eligible for hiring following certifications is required:

  1. A criminal history clearance on file.
  2. RRCAN class.
  3. Oregon food handlers card.
  4. First Aid and CPR certification.
  5. Must have completed “Introduction to Child Care Health & Safety”.

Open positions are posted on our website throughout the year. If you would like to submit a resume for positions currently not posted, we will accept and keep them on file for 90 days. Please direct these and your inquiries to

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