Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Teaching Assistant (Infant - Toddler)

Congressional School is looking for Part-Time Teaching Assistants to work in our Early Childhood program with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old.
 
The Teaching Assistant will assist in planning and implementing the daily program; actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times; and observe, interact, and engage with children. Duties will include maintaining proper adult to child ratios with each age grouping and classroom; monitoring the playground at all times; helping with meals, and snacks; and following daily staffing schedule and assisting in rooms when requested by the Early Childhood Coordinator or Lead Teachers.
 
Qualified candidate will have experience working with infants and toddlers. Ideal candidate will have a bachelor's Degree in a child related field; or a child development/early childhood credential.
 
Requirements include the ability to lift or carry children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day and the ability to regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety. Qualified candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents, and co-workers.

Maintenance Technician

Congressional School has an opportunity for a Maintenance Technician, who will be responsible for general maintenance and repairs to campus buildings and grounds to ensure that all students, staff, and the community are provided a safe, clean, and attractive environment. The Maintenance Technician will provide technical and manual skill in the servicing and repair of all Congressional buildings, grounds, equipment, and furnishings. The Maintenance Technician must be capable of performing a wide variety of maintenance activities.

 

Responsibilities include performing a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance activities, including routine plumbing, electrical and building maintenance tasks; identifying items/areas requiring maintenance, repair or cleaning; and performing the upkeep of grounds and building. Additionally, the Maintenance Technician will assist with preparation and clean-up activities for school events and perform general custodial tasks.

 

Qualified candidates will have a high School Diploma or GED and will have demonstrated skills in several areas of maintenance, such as painting, carpentry, masonry, electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems. 

Lead Teacher  - Early Childhood Programs

Job Title:                  Lead Teacher

Department:           Early Childhood

Reports To:              Early Childhood Programs (ECP) Supervisor

FLSA Status:            Non-exempt   

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Early Childhood Lead Teacher assists in implementing programs and activities for children. The Lead Teacher will be patient, kind, and have the ability to find humor and fun in the everyday. He or she must be able to physically and mentally engage with children daily, and also communicate clearly and effective with children, parents, and co-workers. The Lead Teacher will have an appreciation of and a passion for working with young children. Lead Teacher must receive 16 hours of Early Childhood Education training every 12 months.

 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In the absence of the ECP Supervisor, the Lead Teacher is responsible for oversight and supervision of the classroom and teaching assistants.

Overseeing and teaching a class of children in a manner consistent with the philosophy and the goals of the center. This includes:

  • Treating each child with dignity and respect.
  • Planning activities, which will encourage each child’s growth in the areas of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
  • Recognizing and considering the individual needs of each child in relation to cultural and socio-economic background, disabilities, special talents and interests, style and pace of learning.
  • Helping children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently and to respect themselves and others.

 

  1. Being responsible for the arrangement, décor and learning environment in the classroom.
  2. Being responsible for reporting to the supervisor any equipment repairs or replacements needed, maintenance needed in the room or elsewhere in the building or on the playground and supplies that need to be reordered.
  3. Assisting as appropriate with parent conferences.
  4. Ensuring active supervision of the classroom and playgrounds at all times.
  5. Maintaining professional attitudes, behavior and dress at all times while on duty. This includes proper channels to air problems and complaints.
  6. Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
  7. Generally promoting a good rapport among staff members.
  8. Assisting supervisor in maintaining cleanliness and safety within the classroom.
  9. Attending outside workshops when appropriate.
  10. Attending and facilitating as necessary all Early Childhood and licensing meetings.
  11. Assisting Supervisor as assigned.
  12. Adhering to all State licensing regulations.
  13. Management of Teaching assistants in the classroom.
  14. Follow proper protocol and procedures.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

 Bachelor’s Degree in child-related field.

Experience working with young children in a group setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly lifts or carries children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day.
  • Regularly bends, stoops and crouches in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety.

 

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Task lists per age group will be documented and reviewed separately.

 

Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability. This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt by Congressional School does not imply the applicant will be employed. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.

 

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

The Head of School’s Assistant will support the Head of School and other select members of the leadership team with administrative assistance. The Head of School’s Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Head of School. The Head of School’s Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and leadership team; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Head’s Assistant must be proactive and enjoy working within a high paced environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Head’s Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The Head’s Assistant must be someone who naturally takes the initiative, proactively manages the Head’s calendar and the Head’s priorities, and maintains a high professional demeanor at all times.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 Head of School Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Head of School including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the Head of School's schedule is followed and respected. Provides "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the Head of School's time and office.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the Head of School, with Board members, donors, and others, on matters related to Head of School's initiatives and priorities.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Head of School, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Suggests appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Business's office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior staff.
  • Works closely and effectively with the Head of School to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the Head of School updated.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of Congressional School, and manages a variety of special projects for the Head of School, some of which may have organizational impact.
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Head of School's ability to effectively lead.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Organizes lunches/dinners and other special events as needed.
  • Ensures that thank you cards, flowers, and gifts are given when appropriate. Provides recommendation when such a gesture should be taken and follows through till completion.

 

Board Support and Liaison

  • Serves as the primary liaison between the Head of School and the Board of Trustees, providing support for meetings, retreats, and board activities, including scheduling and overseeing full board and committee meetings and other Board related events. Other responsibilities in support of the board include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Preparing agendas and meeting materials, including board reports.
  • Taking and distributing meeting minutes.
  • Acting as a resource to Trustees and staff regarding board business.
  • Assisting the Head of School with board communications. 
  • Adhering to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format.

Senior Management Liaison

  • Proactively participates as an adjunct member of the Leadership Team including assisting in scheduling meetings, attending all meetings, drafting preliminary agendas, taking minutes, and managing action items.
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior leadership team meetings and off-sites, and all staff meetings.
  • Ensures that the Head of School's bio is kept updated and responds to requests for materials regarding the Head of School and the organization in general.
  • Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stake holders Strategic Initiatives.
  • Follows up on contacts made by the Head of School and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.

Emotional Maturity

  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

 

Supervisory Responsibility
May be required to supervise other clerical staff members.

 

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Position Type
This is a full-time position.

 

Travel
No overnight travel is expected for this position. There may be occasional local day travel.

 

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree preferred.  

  • Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization. Other experience will be considered.
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and fundraising.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)

 

EEO Statement 

Congressional School provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

Other Duties
Please note this job 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.

 

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Application for Employment

Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability. This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt by Congressional School does not imply the applicant will be employed. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.

To apply by email, please fill out our employment application form, indicate which position you are applying for and send your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Franca Monthe - fmonthe@congressionalschool.org

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