CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL CAREERS

Preschool Lead Teacher (teaching ages 3-4)

Congressional School seeks Preschool Lead Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The Preschool teacher will partner with the Preschool team to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential.  The teacher will also create a warm, nurturing and inclusive classroom environment in which each child is known, valued and loved. Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs of three- and four-year-old students.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and implement age appropriate curriculum for children
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students
  • Promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, language, cognitive and physical development
  • Exhibit a high level of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day.
  • Establish positive home/school partnership with each family in the classroom
  • Understand the developmental milestones of children ages 3-6
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education
  • Provide information to parents about student performance
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students.
  • Integrate meaningful and appropriate use of technology and STEM activities in the classroom
  • Attend school events
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Masters preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ Early Childhood teaching experience
  • Familiarity with current research in reading and math instruction, especially as it applies to young children
  • Proficient knowledge of the academic and social emotional development of young children
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Middle School Science Teacher

Congressional School seeks an Middle School Science Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The Science Teacher is responsible for helping middle school students acquire scientific literacy through design-thinking, guided discovery, problem solving, cooperative learning, and appreciation of real world relevance. The Science Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of and passion for science. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Science Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Further develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic science program for middle school that aligns with Congressional’s mission, vision, and values
  2. Serves as middle school advisor
  3. Utilize a hands-on, inquiry-driven approach that maximizes student engagement
  4. Ability to explore and execute technology in the classroom as an instructional tool to enhance learning
  5. Displays a deep understanding of and a passion for science and its application to the world
  6. Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning
  7. Assesses students’ scientific knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals
  8. Maintains a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit middle school students in science
  9. Actively seeks opportunities for professional development in science and middle school pedagogy
  10. Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner
  11. Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies
  12. Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science
  • Master’s degree in science, education, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching middle school science, preferably in an independent school
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Equine Program Manager (part-time)

Congressional School seeks an Equine Program Manager to start as soon as possible. The Equine Program Manager is responsible for planning, supervising and participating in the business operations and maintenance of the School's equestrian program. Congressional School offers riding lessons to students in the fall and spring of each school year and Congressional Camp offers lessons to campers throughout the summer. This is a part-time position requiring on-site work for approximately 25 hours per week in the fall and spring and 40 hours per week for 12 weeks in the summer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Barn Management: The Equine Program Manager’s responsibilities for barn management include:
  • Providing proper daily health, nutrition, and care of all horses.
  • Scheduling, tracking, and supervising veterinarian and farrier visits and feed deliveries
  • Addressing all maintenance issues involving the equine area
  • Managing seasonal installation and removal of equine tent
  • Cleaning and maintaining the riding area
  • Supervising winter boarding transition
  • Serving as the main point of contact for all equine emergencies
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and storage of equine supplies
  • Purchasing needed program and facility supplies, including buying and selling horses
  1. Supervision and Instruction of Equine Programs: Equine programs include the full-time summer equine horse program at Congressional Camp, the part-time after-school lesson program for 8-10 weeks each in the spring and in the fall, and supervision of horse needs while off-site during the winter. This can include, but is not limited to:
  • Providing lessons to riders that are focused on safety, confidence, and improving riding ability
  • Working with Auxiliary staff and Camp Administration to set up lesson program logistics for the school-year program and camp logistics during the summer
  • Planning and supervising other special equine events as needed throughout the year
  • Determining the lessons schedule in the case of inclement weather
  • Communicating with parents including scheduling all make-up lessons
  • Tracking and maintaining attendance for all riding lessons
  • Work with Congressional School’s Communications team to market the Equestrian Program
  1. Supervision of Staff:
  • Assisting in the hiring and training of qualified instructors
  • Ensuring the safety of students, instructors and horses
  • Organizing, scheduling, assigning and reviewing the work of program staff
  • Scheduling employees for lessons and feedings
  • Tracking and documenting employee hours for payroll
  1. Record Keeping:
  • Tracking and documenting all health records: farrier, vaccinations, dental, etc.
  • Tracking and documenting all feed, hay and equipment purchases
  • Managing all vendors and overseeing accounts
  1. Physical Demands: Participating in a variety of physical activities related to the job, including but not limited to handling horses, moving feed, carrying a saddle, and working on uneven terrain.
  1. Policy Adherence: Ensuring adherence to all School and American Camp Association policies and standards
  1. Other related duties as required and assigned the by Director of Auxiliary Programs

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Ideal candidates will have:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; degree, diploma, or certificate in related field preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Minimum least five years’ experience as a riding instructor and/or barn manager
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Middle School English Teacher (Grades 7-8)

Congressional School seeks an English Teacher for grades 7-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. The English Teacher is responsible for creating and delivering an innovative English curriculum for seventh and eighth grade students. With a passion for teaching literature, literacy and language arts, the English Teacher will provide activities and opportunities to encourage curiosity, exploration, and critical thinking appropriate to Middle School learners. Preferred candidates will have extensive knowledge and experience with the Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop method as developed by Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Qualified candidates will also be knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and will be positive, collaborative, and creative. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Science Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Further develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic English program for grades seven and eight that aligns with Congressional School’s mission, vision, and values
  • Serves as middle school advisor
  • Uses a variety of methods, materials, and techniques to teach literature, writing, and grammar for grades seven and eight
  • Organizes electronic and physical classroom systems and procedures to support and ensure student success
  • Manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning
  • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  • Assesses students’ knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals
  • Actively seeks and engages in opportunities for professional development
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with peers in support of student achievement and curriculum development
  • Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner
  • Prepares student recommendations for high school applications in a timely and collaborative manner
  • Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English; Master’s degree in English, education, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching middle school English, preferably in an independent school
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Second Grade Teacher

Congressional School seeks a Second Grade Teacher, teaching ages seven and eight, for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Second Grade Teacher is a part of the Primary School Team and reports to the Early Childhood & Primary School Director.

The Second Grade Teacher will work collaboratively to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential.  The teacher will also work to create a warm, nurturing and inclusive classroom environment in which each child is known, valued and loved. Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs of seven and eight-year-old students.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, develop, implement, asses and modify curriculum to reach all students
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning
  • Exhibit a high level of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day
  • Establish positive home/school partnership with each family in the classroom
  • Understand the developmental milestones of children ages seven and eight
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, assisting with writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students
  • Aid in Integrating meaningful and appropriate use of technology and STEM activities in the classroom
  • Attend school events
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Ideal candidates must have:

  • Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, Masters preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching primary grades, preferably in an independent school
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

First Grade Teacher

Congressional School seeks a First Grade Teacher, teaching students ages six and seven, for the 2019-2020 academic year. The First Grade Teacher is a part of the Primary School Team and reports to the Early Childhood & Primary School Director.

The First Grade Teacher will work collaboratively to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential.  The teacher will also work to create a warm, nurturing and inclusive classroom environment in which each child is known, valued and loved.

Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs of six and seven-year-old students.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, develop, implement, asses and modify curriculum to reach all students
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning
  • Exhibit a high level of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day
  • Establish positive home/school partnership with each family in the classroom
  • Understand the developmental milestones of children ages six and seven
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, assisting with writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students
  • Aid in integrating meaningful and appropriate use of technology and STEM activities in the classroom
  • Attend school events
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Ideal candidates must have:

  • Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, Masters preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching primary grades, preferably in an independent school
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Early Childhood Teaching Assistant (part-time)

Congressional School is seeking a Teaching Assistant to work in our Early Childhood program with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old. The schedule for this part-time position is Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

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 candidates will have experience working with infants and toddlers. Ideal candidates 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.

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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:

Please email your cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Department:

hr@congressionalschool.org

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

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