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Phone 
(703) 749-6380
(703) 749-6391  
Fax 
(703) 356-4651 
Email 
employment@potomacschool.org

Employment Application

In striving to fulfill its mission, Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. Send a cover letter, current salary and resume, with completed employment application, to Potomac School, Attn: Human Resources Manager by fax (703) 356-4651 or e-mail employment@potomacschool.org. EOE.

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Non-discriminatory Policy

At Potomac we're proud to be a community of vibrant individuals, from diverse backgrounds, with a multitude of passions. We are united in our belief that our school is intellectually and morally strengthened when many different voices and viewpoints are engaged.

We administer our educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic program, and other school programs, including the hiring of faculty and staff without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.

Why Choose Potomac?

P otomac teachers are among the finest in the country, in part because Potomac allows their unique passions and personalities to thrive. Because our teachers are also experts in their respective fields (more than 75 percent hold advanced degrees), our faculty say they get a professional boost from teaching with other great teachers. Distinctive to our school are the deep, enduring bonds that develop among teachers, students and coaches — bonds that often last decades beyond graduation.

Positions Open for 2015-16 Academic Year

Upper School

Upper School English Teacher

The Potomac School is seeking a full-time Upper School English Teacher. We are looking for a candidate with expertise and teaching experience in writing and literature (9th - 11th grades) to begin in August 2015. Experience with student publications a plus. The teacher would work closely with members of the English Department, developing curriculum and teaching strategies. We value candidates with experience using a variety of classroom approaches, including the use of technology. The position also includes serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students and taking part in the school’s extracurricular and/or athletic programs. The salary offered will be based on teaching experience and advanced degrees and will include a full benefits package.

Upper School Debate Coach

The Potomac School a coed K-12 day school located in McLean, Virginia has openings in History, Economics, upper level Math, Science, English and Spanish for the 2015-2016 school year and is looking for someone with speech and debate experience (previous program leadership a plus)​to help ​continue the development of the upper school program. Our students are very enthusiastic about speech and debate, and we anticipate a great year.


Upper School Librarian

The Potomac School is seeking a full-time Upper School Librarian for the 2015-2016 academic year beginning in August. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of library content managements systems and practices; diverse interests that would allow collaboration across the curriculum; the ability to cultivate the love of learning in students; and a strong vision for the modern library. Qualified applicants will hold a MLIS or Media Specialist Degree.

Prior experience is preferred. A candidate must also possess the interest and energy to thrive within a lively work place, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a team. Clearly, a desire to work in an independent school community is essential.

College Counselor (Full-time or Part-time)

The Potomac School, a K-12 coed independent school is looking for a full-time or part- time College Counselor to begin duties August 2015. This position will share the responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education. As a member of a three-person college counseling team, the College Counselor will prepare a letter of recommendation for each student assigned to her/him.

A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others are expected. Patience, a lively sense of humor, and enthusiasm for teaching adolescents and working with parents of adolescents is essential. Experience in a college admission office is a plus, though not a requirement. Above all, the College Counselor must be an educator, someone who brings wisdom and experience to his/her work with our students and their families as s/he helps them to understand that the college admission process, while mysterious and at times intimidating, is filled with important opportunities for self-reflection and independence.

Intermediate School

Intermediate School English Teacher

The Potomac School is seeking a full-time Intermediate School English Teacher. We are looking for a candidate with expertise and teaching experience in writing and literature (7th and 8th grades) grades) to begin in August 2015. The teacher would work closely with members of the English Department, developing curriculum and teaching strategies. We value candidates with experience using a variety of classroom approaches, including the use of technology. The position also includes serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students and taking part in the school’s extracurricular and/or athletic programs. The salary offered will be based on teaching experience and advanced degrees and will include a full benefits package.

Middle School

Physical Education Teacher (K-6th Grade)

The Potomac School, a K-12 independent school located in McLean, VA is seeking an energetic physical education teacher with experience teaching children in an elementary (K-6th grade) physical education program. A degree in physical education or related field is preferred. Coaching experience and strong oral & written communication skills are also preferred. Coaching responsibilities include three seasons at the 7th and 8th grade level as well as one high school sport.

Lower School

Physical Education Teacher (K-6th Grade)

The Potomac School, a K-12 independent school located in McLean, VA is seeking an energetic physical education teacher with experience teaching children in an elementary (K-6th grade) physical education program. A degree in physical education or related field is preferred. Coaching experience and strong oral & written communication skills are also preferred. Coaching responsibilities include three seasons at the 7th and 8th grade level as well as one high school sport.

Lower/Middle School Intern

The Potomac School, a private K-12 school in McLean, VA seeks exceptional aspiring teachers to work as interns in the Lower School (grades K-3) and Middle School (grades 4-6) for the 2015-16 school year. Working under the mentorship of experienced teachers, interns participate fully in the life of the school, from instructional practices to collaborative work and extracurricular activities. Applicants should achieve enrollment in a graduate degree program in teaching or reading instruction at either Marymount University or University of Virginia. The internship program is designed to integrate theory and methods learned in coursework with effective classroom practice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working four days per week (full day) in a Potomac classroom with a mentor teacher
  • Collaborating with mentor teachers to plan and implement small and large group lessons
  • Developing skills for differentiating instruction for a range of learners
  • Participating in long and short range planning, student assessment, and curricular conversations

Cross-Divisional

Substitute Teachers (K-8)

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic substitute teachers  for grades K-8. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience working in a classroom environment. Please send cover letter and resume by email to employment@potomacschool.org or by fax to (703) 356-4651. EOE.

Staff/Administration

College Counselor (Full-time or Part-time)

The Potomac School, a K-12 coed independent school is looking for a full-time or part- time College Counselor to begin duties August 2015. This position will share the responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education. As a member of a three-person college counseling team, the College Counselor will prepare a letter of recommendation for each student assigned to her/him.

A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others are expected. Patience, a lively sense of humor, and enthusiasm for teaching adolescents and working with parents of adolescents is essential. Experience in a college admission office is a plus, though not a requirement. Above all, the College Counselor must be an educator, someone who brings wisdom and experience to his/her work with our students and their families as s/he helps them to understand that the college admission process, while mysterious and at times intimidating, is filled with important opportunities for self-reflection and independence.

Coaches

Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
 

The Potomac School, a K-12 coed day school located on a 90-acre campus in McLean, VA (three miles from Washington DC) is seeking qualified candidates with prior successful coaching experience at the high school level or above to serve as head lacrosse coach. Required characteristics and skills include effective communication with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and the community; ability to educate and motivate students and help them build character; willingness to lead by example through a high level of organization and effort; and experience in building an athletic program that is successful and respected in the community.

For qualified candidates, teaching or additional staff responsibilities may be added to make this a full-time position. A minimum of three years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree are required; master's degree preferred. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Rob Lee, Director of Boys Athletics, at rlee@potomacschool.org.

 

For girls coaching positions, please contact Cas Blanchard, girls athletic director, at cblanchard@potomacschool.org or 703-749-6345.

For boys coaching positions, please contact Rob Lee, boys athletic director, at rlee@potomacschool.org or (703) 749-6372.

Bus Drivers

The Potomac School invites qualified school bus drivers to join our extended school family. We prefer drivers with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Bonus incentives
  • Consistent PT schedule (Hours: 6:30-8:15 AM & 3:00-4:30 PM)
  • Additional runs are available for field trips, events, and each day's last trips
  • Paid holidays and vacations
  • Childcare cost savings - Infants and preschool aged children may ride with you
  • No fueling or maintenance of buses required
  • Well-behaved students

REQUIREMENTS

  • 21+ years of age
  • Drug test and background check required (paid by school)
  • CDL permit
  • Successful candidates will complete training and orientation and pass CDL test

Summer Programs

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS

Summer@Potomac runs a variety of camps and programs each summer. We are seeking individuals at least 16 years old who enjoy working with all ages of children, have energy and enthusiasm, and meet various qualifications. Click here to find out more about our summer opportunities and to fill out a Summer@Potomac staff application.