CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL CAREERS

Middle School Math Teacher (part-time, 20-21)

Congressional School seeks a part-time Middle School Math Teacher with the ability to teach pre-algebra - calculus for the 2020-2021 school year. The Middle School Math Teacher is responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing middle school students in mathematics. The Math Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of advanced mathematics. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Math Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and assessing a dynamic mathematics program for middle school students and using a variety of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics. The Math Teacher will assess students’ mathematical skills for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback; and actively seek opportunities for professional development in math and middle school pedagogy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development.
  • Provide information to parents about student performance.
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students.
  • Attend school events.
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics; preferably a Master’s degree in mathematics, education, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching middle school mathematics, 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

Accounts Payable Clerk (Temporary)

Congressional School seeks a temporary Accounts Payable Clerk to start at the end of February and work through June.  The Temporary Accounts Payable Clerk is a member of the Business Office and reports to the Director of Finance and Operations. The Clerk is responsible for performing assigned accounts payable functions including reviewing School credit card accounts and processing and preparing daily deposits and invoices, and assisting Accounting Department personnel as needed. The general hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, however we can offer some flexibility for this temporary position. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment and troubleshoot discrepancies. Receive and process invoices and check requests for payment.
  • Charge expenses to appropriate accounts and cost centers and record entries.
  • Post, print, obtain signatures and mail all vendor checks; verify accuracy of checks.
  • Maintain timely financial records by daily data entry of transactions.
  • Reconcile, process, and monitor credit card activity. Maintain accurate logs and controls.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices and controls.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries. Inform other staff and/or outside parties regarding procedural requirements for the purpose of processing transactions.
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct as necessary.
  • Reconcile financial data for the purpose of recording financial transactions to the General Ledger.
  • Process cash receipts and cash disbursement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in general accounting functions
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and reliable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Blackbaud experience desired
  • Strong time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Expert communication skills, both oral and written
  • A warm collaborative nature, a positive, upbeat personality and a sense of humor

Physical Education Teacher/Coach (20-21)

Congressional School seeks a Physical Education Teacher/Coach for the 2020-2021 school year. This position can be filled on a part-time or full-time basis. The Physical Education Teacher is responsible for creating an environment that fosters and promotes physical fitness and discovers and develops talents of students in physical achievement. The Physical Education Teacher is a member of a collaborative team and teaches across divisions to deliver a program that is student-centered and focused on developing a lifelong love of fitness and health. This Teacher will primarily teach our youngest students (toddlers through second grade) and also coach our middle school sports teams. The Physical Education Teacher is knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning and development needs of all students including health and wellness. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Physical Education Teacher is positive, collaborative and innovative. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaches skills in physical fitness, rhythm and dance, and individual and team sports
  • Develops creative lesson plans and assesses student development
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment
  • Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and areas
  • Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports
  • Communicates with parents and the administration on student progress
  • Attends staff development programs, curriculum development meetings, in-service days and other professional and community activities
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant teaching experience, preferably in an independent school
  • Interest in collaborating with colleagues and a passion for working with children
  • Knowledge and ability to instruct a wide range of sport activities
  • Minimum 2 years’ coaching experience at the middle school or upper school level with the ability to coach three seasons
  • 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

Middle School Physical Science Teacher (20-21)

Congressional School seeks a Middle School Physical Science Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The Middle School Physical Science Teacher should be a leader in inquiry-based and project-based instruction and keep up with the latest advances in STEM education. He or she should seek to build relationships in the greater science community of Washington, DC and engage colleagues at other schools in order to be most current with best practices and pedagogy and to help move science instruction and curricula forward.

The Middle School Physical Science Teacher will also be an advisor to a group of approximately 10 students and as such, will be the first point of contact for both those students and their parents. As with any independent school position, the Middle School Science Teacher should be ready to chaperone class trips, take on typical day-to-day duties such as recess, lunch and dismissal duties, and engage fully in all school or division wide events/experiences as part of the school community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instructional:

  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles in the classroom
  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum and child development
  • Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students
  • Utilizes a variety of assessments and uses data in the classroom to develop lessons and instructional activities as needed
  • Updates curriculum and materials as needed.

Teaching and Learning Environment:

  • Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age appropriate, setting clear expectations for classwork and homework while maintaining appropriate instructional resources that support best practices
  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses and responds promptly and with care to parent concerns. Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.
  • Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records. Meets reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for reporting grades.
  • Prepares well-thought-out and thorough conference reports and written documentation on student progress.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible.

Professional Development:

  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher
  • Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught
  • Engages in goal setting and review process with Division Director
  • Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings.

School and Community:

  • Maintains a positive attitude and approach
  • Supports colleagues
  • Represents the School in the larger community in a positive manner
  • Assists with projects and school-wide initiatives
  • Attends important school-wide community events as requested or needed
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by the Division Director or Head of School

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in science required; Master’s degree in science, education or related field is preferred
  • Prior teaching experience in middle or high 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, purposeful, and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Substitute Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

Congressional School seeks highly motivated, warm and enthusiastic Early Childhood Substitute Teaching Assistants (TA) to assist with infants through kindergarteners.

The Substitute TA will assist in 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 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.

Substitute Teacher (Jr K-8)

Congressional School seeks highly motivated and enthusiastic Junior Kindergarten – 8 Substitute Teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Substitute Teacher will be responsible for facilitating a positive classroom environment and implementing an excellent educational program that supports and challenges each student in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Ideal candidates will have a collaborative spirit and a love of children in addition to a Bachelor’s degree, experience working with children and/or experience working in a classroom environment.

Extended Hours Program Counselor (part-time)

Congressional School seeks part-time Counselors to join our Extended Hours Program (EHP) for the 2019-2020 school year. Our Extended Hours Program (EHP) Counselors offer safe, fun and educational childcare for our Preschool through 8th Grade students after school each day. The EHP Counselors also create a warm, nurturing and inclusive environment where each child is known and valued. Our EHP Counselors work Monday-Friday, 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm. The EHP Counselors report to the Auxiliary Programs Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide a fun and safe aftercare experience for students
  • Plan and implement activities
  • Actively supervise students by interacting with them through indoor and outdoor play to ensure the safety of each child and encourage their participation in activities.
  • Help prepare and serve snacks, including sitting with children and assisting them as needed
  • Report to assigned duties such as study hall, playground, and crosswalk in a timely manner
  • Alert proper personnel about hazards and general upkeep
  • Meet and/or exceed all licensing standards
  • Recognize the individual needs of each child including medical and behavioral concerns
  • Properly complete attendance forms
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times while on duty
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Attend all training as requested
  • Actively support the School’s vision, mission and core values
  • Receive sixteen hours of Early Childhood Education training every 12 months
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Six months of experience working with children and 24 hours of professional development
  • Ability to lift or carry children weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

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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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