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(703) 749-6380
(703) 749-6391  
(703) 356-4651 

Employment Application

In striving to fulfill its mission, Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@potomacschool.org, or mail these materials to Mrs. Dyana Conroy, CFO/COO, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean, VA 22101. EOE.

Click here to download our employment application.

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.

Administrative Positions

Head of the Upper School (Grades 9-12)

The Potomac School, a vibrant, nationally recognized K-12 independent school in McLean, Virginia, seeks a Head of the Upper School. Potomac’s Upper School enrolls 441 students and has 80 faculty and staff members.

The Head of the Upper School is responsible for leading the division, its students and faculty, and for overseeing day-to-day operations, academic and co-curricular programs, student life, faculty professional development, and other related aspects of the division.

As a member of Potomac’s senior leadership team, the Head of the Upper School reports to the Head of School. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates will have significant teaching and demonstrated leadership experience, the vision to think strategically, the management skills to handle day-to-day details, and the energy to build upon the current success of the school. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a good sense of humor, are required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references to employment@potomacschool.org (with US Head Searchin the subject line), or mail these materials to: Mr. Bill Cook, Assistant Head of School, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Road, McLean, VA 22101.

Open Positions

Upper School

no positions open at this time

Intermediate School

no positions open at this time

Middle School

Grade 4 Classroom Teacher

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring 4th Grade Classroom Teacher who is responsible for the social, emotional and academic (language arts, mathematics, and social studies) growth of a class of children. A minimum of three years classroom teaching experience at the upper elementary level is required; a Master’s degree in Education is preferred. The successful candidate will be a collaborative educator with outstanding communication and organizational skills.

Lower School

no positions open at this time


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.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

The Potomac School, an independent, private K-12 school in McLean, VA, seeks an Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. The person will be responsible for providing support and oversight to the day-to-day operations of both an effective, comprehensive Annual Fund program that raises approximately $2 million each year and an Alumni Relations program with respect to events, communications, and fundraising. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and Director of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations will partner with staff, volunteers, Trustees, and the Development Committee to develop and implement strategies and programs to expand the school’s reach within the alumni community, as well as to identify, cultivate, and steward annual gifts from all constituencies, using personal solicitations, telemarketing, direct mail, and electronic communication.

The ideal candidate must

  • Be a college graduate with two or more years of professional development experience, preferably in an independent school environment.
  • Be a strong, collaborative, flexible, and energetic individual with seasoned fundraising skills and excellent judgment. 
  • Have outstanding oral, written, listening, and communication skills necessary to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, priorities, and needs as well as a proven track record of successful fundraising, leadership, and communication skills. 
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, donors and prospects, administrators, and staff.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@potomacschool.org, or mail these materials to Mrs. Dyana Conroy, CFO/COO, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean, VA 22101.



The Potomac School, a K-12 independent day school in McLean, VA seeks an Assistant to provide overall support to the Transportation office. The Transportation office coordinates the safe travel of approximately 850 students daily. The candidate will assist in handling customer calls, planning and coordination of transportation assignments and communications to drivers. The ideal candidate must have strong communication and organizational skills. A strong customer service orientation is required, as well as proficiency in MS Excel, Word & database programs. Experience in a transportation and/or educational environment is desirable. On school days and during the summer program, the work hours are 11:30am – 8:00pm; at all other times, the work hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Click here for a detailed description.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@potomacschool.org with “Transportation Assistant” in the subject line, or mail these materials to Ms. Domonique Campbell, Transportation Services Manager, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean, VA 22101.


Girls Coaching Positions

  • JV Assistant Field Hockey
  • Varsity Assistant Girls Volleyball
  • JV Assistant Girls Volleyball
  • IS head and assistant Girls Lacrosse
  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse goalie coach

Boys Coaching Positions

  • Varsity and JV lacrosse coach
  • Intermediate School boys lacrosse assistant coach
  • Intermediate School boys baseball coach

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, a private K-12 School in McLean, VA invites qualified school bus drivers to join our extended school family. We prefer CDL licensed drivers.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Bonus Incentives
  • Consistent, regular PT schedule (Hours: 6:30 – 8:15 AM & 3:00 – 4:30 PM)
  • Additional runs are available - Field Trips, late buses, and event buses
  • Paid holidays and vacations
  • Childcare cost savings - Infants, preschool aged children may ride with you
  • No fueling or maintenance of buses required
  • Well-behaved students
  • You need to be 21+ years of age 
  • Drug Test and Background Check Required (paid by school)
  • Need to have a CDL permit
  • Need to complete training and orientation and pass CDL test

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

Summer Programs


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.