CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL CAREERS

Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Congressional School seeks a part-time (15 hours/week) Administrative Assistant to start in mid August. The Administrative Assistant is a gatekeeper of the safety and security of the children in the building. This Administrative Assistant performs administrative work at the Big School front desk in receiving students, parents and visitors, providing customer assistance, answering telephones, data processing, and record-keeping. This hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a few later nights throughout the year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greets and screens all incoming visitors. Issues appropriate security passes and ensures all necessary paperwork is completed
  • Answers central telephone system and directs calls accordingly
  • Responds to inquiries from students, parents, employees, and others and refers, when necessary, to the appropriate person or department
  • Follows documented procedures for all crisis management scenarios
  • Maintains strict confidentiality regarding children and their families Sorts and distributes incoming mail
  • Composes, types, and edits correspondence and other materials
  • Provides administrative support to faculty and staff
  • Attends training as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma required; Associate's degree preferred
  • Minimum two years administrative experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Consummate professionalism in internal and external interactions. Unflappable when confronted by difficult situations and shifting priorities
  • Quick learner, adaptable, committed to acting in the best interest of students and
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Preschool Teaching Assistant

Congressional School seeks a Preschool Teaching Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year.   The Preschool Teaching Assistant is a part of the Primary School Team and reports to the Early Childhood & Primary School Director.

The Preschool Teaching Assistant will partner with the Preschool Lead Teacher to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential.  The assistant 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 three and four-year-old students. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with planning and implementation of 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 3-4
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education
  • Partner with lead teacher in gathering information to share with parents about student performance
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Help with meals and preparation of snack.
  • 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
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates should have:

  • A degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field
  • 2 years’ experience working with students in early childhood
  • 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

School Nurse

Congressional School has an immediate need for a School Nurse. The Nurse works with school and camp administration to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students, campers, and staff. The Nurse administers primary care nursing to ill and injured students in addition to providing assessment, examination, referral and follow-up according to policies and procedures. The Nurse will also administer medications as prescribed, provide first aid as necessary, and document care according to school policies and procedures. This is a twelve-month position.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide nursing care to ill or injured students, campers, and faculty/staff during the school day
  • Evaluate students’ physical condition and refer them to appropriate resources as needed
  • Provide first aid care and medically prescribed support and/or services
  • Provide follow-up evaluations and care as needed
  • Develop policies, procedures and work standards for school health program
  • Monitor compliance of school health program with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies
  • Negotiate professional and medical services essential to the school health program
  • Maintain records of immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data
  • Coordinate school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between home, school and community
  • Provide professional development on health-related topics for students and staff
  • Serve as primary resource for health-related questions issues
  • Promote control of communicable diseases
  • Provide ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel and health agencies
  • Use existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students
  • Manage school health records in accordance with all federal, state, and county regulations
  • Ensure expenses for health programs are within budget
  • Maintain clinic facilities to provide privacy and isolation in the Lower/Middle School, Early Childhood Program, and Camp Programs
  • Provide support for work-related injuries
  • Ensure best practices are used to comply with licensing standards
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Maintain a friendly and positive work environment which allows students to express concerns in a confidential, non- judgmental, culturally sensitive manner
  • Comply with OSHA regulations pertaining to independent schools and camp
  • Order appropriate first aid supplies to support physical education, extracurricular sports, intramural sports, laboratory classrooms, field trips, office, maintenance, and classrooms, including the special need areas of three Early Childhood Program classes

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • CPR instructor certification or willing to obtain CPR instructor certification
  • MAT instructor certification or willing to obtain MAT instructor certification
  • Experience working with children from 6 weeks to 14 years of age
  • Knowledge of current trends, principles, and practices in school health and nursing
  • Knowledge of health-related support organizations and resources
  • Familiarity with federal and local laws relating to health and social issues
  • Quick learner, adaptable, committed to acting in the best interest of students
  • Expert communication skills, both oral and written
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Middle School Math Teacher

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; serving as middle school advisor; and using a variety of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics instruction. 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 – 3 years’ experience teaching middle school mathematics, preferably in an independent school
  • Familiarity with Singapore Math, preferably with experience teaching Singapore Math
  • Familiary with Connected Math
  • 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

Long-Term Substitute Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Congressional School seeks a Long-Term Substitute Kindergarten Teaching Assistant to work late August through mid-October 2019. The Kindergarten Teaching Assistant will partner with the Kindergarten Lead Teacher to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential.  The assistant 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 five- and six-year-old students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with planning and implementation of 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 5-6.
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education.
  • Partner with lead teacher in gathering information to share with parents about student performance.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
  • Help with meals and snack.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
Ideal candidates should have:

  • A degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field
  • 2 years’ experience working with students in early childhood
  • 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 Lead Teacher

Congressional School seeks and Early Childhood educator to lead our one of our infant classrooms. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher will partner with the Assistant to plan and implement the daily program. The Teacher will actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times and observe, interact, and engage with children. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher must receive 16 hours of Early Childhood Education training every 12 months and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents and co-workers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Teacher is responsible for oversight and supervision of the classroom and teaching assistants. The teacher will:

  • Oversee and teach a class of children in a manner consistent with the philosophy and the goals of the center, including:
  • 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
  • Arrange the decorations and learning environment in the classroom
  • Assist as appropriate with parent conferences
  • Ensure active supervision of the classroom and playgrounds
  • Maintain professional attitudes, behavior and dress while on duty
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety within the classroom
  • Attend outside workshops when appropriate
  • Attend and facilitating Early Childhood and licensing meetings as necessary
  • Regularly lift or carries children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day
  • Regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in child-related field
  • Experience working with young children in a group setting
  • 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

Registrar

Congressional School seeks a Registrar to begin work in summer 2019. The Registrar is a member of the Academic Team and reports to the Assistant Head for Academics. The Registrar is charged with leading efforts to ensure Congressional School maintains accurate student records and statistical data across the organization and also maintains a strong connection with the Advancement Office in support of enrollment management. The Registrar also serves as Congressional School’s Primary Designated School Officer (PDSO) supporting the enrollment mission-appropriate international students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the enrollment and registration of all students in Blackbaud
  • Oversee student withdrawal process including communication of withdrawals to all appropriate parties
  • Maintain all student records on campus and with Iron Mountain
  • Maintain all testing data for students
  • Prepare and disseminate student information, such as transcripts, as required
  • Serve as Blackbaud system administrator
  • Train staff on Blackbaud and serve as the staff liaison
  • Partner with the School Nurse to ensure all required student health records are complete prior to the first day of school Serve as a back-up support for Smart Tuition as needed (?)
  • Manage student schedules in Blackbaud and prepare report cards and transcripts
  • Coordinate with the Business Office to update student enrollment contracts each year and ensure they are processed in a timely fashion
  • Assist with 8th Grade academic award packet preparation
  • Support high school decision process including paperwork, tracking, and data-gathering
  • Manage distribution and collection of field trip permission documents
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced skills in collecting and analyzing data
  • Prior experience with curriculum management systems (Blackbaud experience preferred)
  • Expert communication skills, both oral and written
  • A warm collaborative nature, a positive, upbeat personality and a sense of humor

Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist

Congressional School seeks a Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist for the 2019-2020 school year. This position is responsible for the daily operation of the two libraries in the Early Childhood, Primary, Lower and Middle schools and for improving the integration of classroom and instructional technology at all grade levels.

The Library and Technology Integration Specialist works with faculty and students to incorporate library and technology skills into classroom curriculum and projects. This position will collaborate with the Technology Department in the areas of organizing and supervising training activities, helping establish technology policies, and proposing learning objectives for staff as they relate to technology. The successful candidate will be an expert educator and comfortable collaborating with teachers to plan the integration of library, media and technology into the School’s curriculum.

Responsibilities include providing formal instruction in library, media, and technology skills, including coding, as well as informal assistance to students and staff in locating and using library media materials and technology; and planning and teaching lessons on children’s literature, information resources, search techniques and research methods, both general and in specific subject areas.

Additionally, the Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist will be responsible for daily management of library media center routines, evaluation and selection of library media materials, ordering, circulation control, etc. This position will help integrate new technologies into current classroom practices; identify trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies and other educational areas; collaborate on the successful integration of hardware, software and Internet resources, in support of student learning; and be aware of educational standards for technology, digital citizenship and others as appropriate.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development in Library Science, digital literacy and technology integration
  • 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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field; Master’s preferred
  • Experience working with Preschool – Grade 8 students in an educational setting, preferable in an independent school
  • An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration, familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum using mobile devices, and experience with effective technology teaching strategies in teaching software and hardware skills
  • 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
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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

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