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(703) 749-6380
(703) 749-6391  
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(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 Mathematics Teacher

The Potomac School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Upper School Mathematics Teacher to begin duties August 2015.

The ideal candidate has a broad math background, is versatile enough to teach the various levels of Mathematics appropriate for a college preparatory school, and comes with the appropriate skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous and interactive discourse. Candidates must be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in a collaborative setting. Other responsibilities for this position include those that are normally part of an independent school commitment: advisory assignments, possible coaching or extracurricular activity assignments, committee work, and other routine duties.

Prior teaching 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.

Upper School Foreign Language (Spanish & Latin) Teacher

The Potomac School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Upper School Spanish and Latin Teacher to begin duties August 2015. The ideal candidate must have excellent communications skills, a high level of written and spoken proficiency in both languages, and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Latin, education, or related field. Teaching experience in 9th through 12th grade in both languages is highly desirable.

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 Physics Teacher

The Potomac School, a K-12 Independent school in McLean, VA, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Upper School Physics Teacher to begin duties August 2015.

The ideal candidate has a broad science background, is versatile enough to teach the various levels of Physics appropriate for a college preparatory school, and comes with the appropriate skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous and interactive discourse. Candidates must be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in a collaborative setting. Other responsibilities for this position include those that are normally part of an independent school commitment: advisory assignments, possible coaching or extracurricular activity assignments, committee work, and other routine duties.

Prior teaching 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.

Part-Time Upper School Science Teacher

The Potomac School is seeking an Upper School Science Teacher (Part-time) to begin duties August 2015. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher with a B.S., B.A, or higher-level degree in chemistry, biology or a related field. Must be qualified to teach regular and honors level science classes, assist students with research, and be willing and excited to participate in other aspects of school life.

Upper School History Teacher

The Potomac School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Upper School History Teacher to begin duties August 2015.

The ideal candidate has a broad history background, is versatile enough to teach the various levels of history appropriate for a college preparatory school, and comes with the appropriate skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous and interactive discourse. Candidates must be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in a collaborative setting. Other responsibilities for this position include those that are normally part of an independent school commitment: advisory assignments, possible coaching or extracurricular activity assignments, committee work, and other routine duties.

Prior teaching 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.

Upper School Technology and Innovation Coach

The Potomac School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Upper School Technology and Innovation Coach for the 2015-2016 school year. The Technology and Innovation Coach (Upper School; Grades 9-12) is responsible for spearheading the innovative teaching and learning practices that will provide our students with essential technology skills, knowledge, and thought processes that will fuel their future academic and career success. His or her role is to lead, promote, develop and support innovative classroom instructional practices through a purposeful implementation of educational technology skills and quality learning practices for teachers, staff, and students.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate and support faculty, staff and student technology integration efforts.
  • Facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation.
  • Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that incorporate digital tools. 
  • Model, motivate and facilitate faculty to use innovative applications of technology. 
  • Lead Grade US Digital Learning Team (DLT). 
  • Work with IT Solutions to respond to requests for technical help as needed. 
  • Continually evaluate, reflect and share current research and professional practice to make effective use of existing and emerging contemporary tools and strategies. 
  • Any additional duties as required

Desired Experiences, Skills, and Abilities
Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must possess a degree in education, instructional technology or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). 
  • Strong background in teaching and educational innovation with relevant use of technology in an upper school setting (grades 9-12). 
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing student-centered learning experiences. 
  • Firm understanding of adult learning. 
  • Media literacy skills (video production, photo editing, audio recording, etc.) 
  • Working knowledge in troubleshooting computer hardware, software, and basic networking support. 
  • Proven leadership, initiative, and communication skills.

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.

Technology and Innovation Coach (Grades 5-8)

The Potomac School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technology and Innovation Coach (Grades 5-8) for the 2015-2016 school year. The Technology and Innovation Coach (Grades 5-8) is responsible for spearheading the innovative teaching and learning practices that will provide our students with essential technology skills, knowledge, and thought processes that will fuel their future academic and career success. His or her role is to lead, promote, develop and support innovative classroom instructional practices through a purposeful implementation of educational technology skills and quality learning practices for teachers, staff, and students.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate and support faculty, staff and student technology integration efforts. 
  • Facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation. 
  • Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that incorporate digital tools. 
  • Model, motivate and facilitate faculty to use innovative applications of technology. 
  • Lead Grade 5-8 Digital Learning Team (DLT). 
  • Work with IT Solutions to respond to requests for technical help as needed. 
  • Continually evaluate, reflect and share current research and professional practice to make effective use of existing and emerging contemporary tools and strategies. 
  • Any additional duties as required 
Desired Experiences, Skills, and Abilities
Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must possess a degree in education, instructional technology or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). 
  • Strong background in teaching and educational innovation with relevant use of technology in a middle school setting (grades 5-8). 
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing student-centered learning experiences.
  • Firm understanding of adult learning. 
  • Working knowledge in troubleshooting computer hardware, software, and basic networking support. 
  • Proven leadership, initiative, and communication skills.

 

Middle School

4th Grade 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 small 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.

5th Grade Classroom Teacher

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring 5th Grade Classroom Teacher who is responsible for the social, emotional and academic (language arts, mathematics, and social studies) growth of a small 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.

Technology and Innovation Coach (Grades 5-8)

The Potomac School seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technology and Innovation Coach (Grades 5-8) for the 2015-2016 school year. The Technology and Innovation Coach (Grades 5-8) is responsible for spearheading the innovative teaching and learning practices that will provide our students with essential technology skills, knowledge, and thought processes that will fuel their future academic and career success. His or her role is to lead, promote, develop and support innovative classroom instructional practices through a purposeful implementation of educational technology skills and quality learning practices for teachers, staff, and students.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate and support faculty, staff and student technology integration efforts. 
  • Facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation. 
  • Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that incorporate digital tools. 
  • Model, motivate and facilitate faculty to use innovative applications of technology. 
  • Lead Grade 5-8 Digital Learning Team (DLT). 
  • Work with IT Solutions to respond to requests for technical help as needed. 
  • Continually evaluate, reflect and share current research and professional practice to make effective use of existing and emerging contemporary tools and strategies. 
  • Any additional duties as required 
Desired Experiences, Skills, and Abilities
Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must possess a degree in education, instructional technology or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). 
  • Strong background in teaching and educational innovation with relevant use of technology in a middle school setting (grades 5-8). 
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing student-centered learning experiences.
  • Firm understanding of adult learning. 
  • Working knowledge in troubleshooting computer hardware, software, and basic networking support. 
  • Proven leadership, initiative, and communication skills.

 

Lower School

Lower School Classroom Teacher

The Potomac School seeks an enthusiastic, caring teacher in its Lower School (grades K-3) for the 2015-2016 school year. The classroom teacher will be responsible for the social, emotional, and academic growth of a small group of children. The ideal candidate supports Potomac’s mission to foster each child’s intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character. A minimum of two years classroom teaching experience at the lower elementary level is required; a master’s degree in education is preferred. Coaching opportunities are available.

Grades 2 & 3 Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach

The Potomac Lower School is seeking candidates for a Grades 2-3 Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. This teacher collaborates with second and third grade teachers in the implementation of literacy units of study, supporting students through small group guided reading instruction, word study, and writing strategy groups. A solid understanding of developmental readiness and balanced literacy as well as experience working in an early elementary classroom are important to this position. In addition, a master’s degree and/or specific training and coursework in literacy would further enhance the applicant's qualifications. We are looking for a collaborative, flexible individual with a strong commitment to the philosophy of our school to join our resource team.

Kindergarten Instructional Assistant - Part Time

The Potomac School is seeking candidates for the position of part-time Kindergarten Instructional Assistant. Working until noon each day, side-by-side with a master teacher, the assistant is a valued member of the Kindergarten team. Together, the teacher and assistant plan the instructional program and co-teach in a vibrant learning environment. A college degree and experience working in an early childhood classroom are valuable assets for this position. An understanding of developmental readiness and balanced literacy would further enhance the applicant's qualifications. We are looking for a caring, flexible individual with a strong commitment to the philosophy of our school to join our dynamic Lower School team.

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

Director of Communications

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing a communications program that supports the School’s strategic plan and advances understanding and support for the School among internal and external constituencies. This senior level position will oversee all School communications, including electronic and print publications, marketing materials and website content.

The Director of Communications will be a strategic thinker and self-starter with excellent writing skills and will possess the ability to manage a complex communications program while maintaining a steady focus on advancing the School’s mission. Desired qualifications include: at least five years of managerial experience; exemplary writing, editing and speaking skills; experience creating a communications plans; experience with a wide range of media; ability to manage multiple priorities; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience in public relations and with independent schools is desirable. The Director of Communications reports to the Director of Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and coordinates all school communications, including e-communications, website content and print materials
  • Responsible for public and media relations
  • Provides support to the Head of School, the administrative team and the Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for emergency communications
  • Responsible for biannual School (Alumni) magazine
  • Coordinates and supports Development Office initiatives and communications needs including branding and marketing
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the Admission Office regarding marketing and communication needs. 

The Potomac School is a K-12 coeducational, independent school, located in McLean, Virginia, three miles from Washington, DC. Our School comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions: Lower (K-3), Middle (4-6), Intermediate (7-8) and Upper (9-12). The School has 1,015 students, about 35% of which are from diverse backgrounds.

Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, current salary and resume to employment@potomacschool.org or by fax (703) 356-4651 Writing samples will be required of finalists. 

Coaches

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.