CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL CAREERS

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

Admission Associate

Congressional School seeks an Admission Associate for the 2019-2020 school year. The Admission Associate supports the Director of Admission and Financial Aid and the goals of the Advancement Office by managing data, recruiting, enrolling and retaining mission-appropriate students and families. As such, the Admission Associate will partner with the Director of Admission and Financial Aid to manage the admission funnel to ensure a high-quality experience for each prospective family.  In addition, the Admission Associate will help market the school at admission events. The Admission Associate must be proactive, data-driven, detail-oriented, creative, flexible, responsive, open to change, and collaborative.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Database entry and data tracking
  • Assist families through the admission process from inquiry to enrollment
  • Manage applicant checklists and assist families through the admission process
  • Mail admission packets and make phone calls to all new inquiries and applicants
  • Follow up with phone calls, questions, scheduling tours and student visit days
  • Assist and attend Admission events on and off campus; some evenings and weekends  
  • Coordinate meetings for the admission committee to review admission files
  • Assist with new family onboarding process
  • Assist with re-enrollment process and retention of current families
  • Assist with the financial aid process
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to discuss and plan marketing initiatives
  • Oversee student ambassador program - help train students and schedule tours
  • Assist with the parent ambassador program

Other duties     

  • Help with carpool and Big School front desk coverage, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
  • Experience in independent schools
  • Fluency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office, especially Excel and relational databases
  • Experience with Blackbaud K-12 and/or other enrollment management databases
  • Self-starter who can complete projects independently
  • Ability to be highly confidential in handling sensitive personal and institutional information
  • Strong customer service 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

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

Substitute Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

Congressional School is seeking a Substitute Teaching Assistant to work in our Early Childhood program with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old. The Substitute will be called as-needed.

The Substitute Teaching Assistant will assist with implementing the daily program including observing, interacting, and engaging with children. Duties will include maintaining proper adult to child ratios with each age grouping and classroom; actively monitoring the classroom and playground at all times; helping with meals, and snacks; and following daily staffing schedule and assisting in rooms when requested.

Qualified candidates will have experience working with infants and toddlers and/or 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.

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

Summer Nurse

Congressional School seeks a Summer Nurse to work full-time for approximately two months from mid-June to mid-August. 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.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide nursing care to ill or injured students, campers, and faculty/staff during the school/camp day
  • Evaluate student and camper physical condition and refer appropriate resources as needed
  • Provide first aid care and medically prescribed support and/or services
  • Provide follow-up evaluations and care as needed
  • 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.
  • Manages l health records in accordance with all federal, state, and county regulations.
  • Maintain clinic facilities to provide privacy and isolation
  • Provide support for work-related injuries
  • Ensure best practices are used so that all licensing standards are met and/or exceeded
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Maintain a friendly and positive work environment allowing students to express concerns in a confidential, non- judgmental, culturally-sensitive manner
  • Understand and comply with OSHA regulations pertaining to independent schools and camp

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with children from 6 weeks to 14 years of age
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of the field of school health and nursing.
  • Knowledge of current trends in school nursing
  • Knowledge of health-related support organizations and resources
  • Familiarity with federal and local laws relating to health and social issues
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

Preschool Lead Teacher (ages 3-4)

Congressional School seeks a 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

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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