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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.

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.

Positions Open for 2015-16 Academic Year

Upper School

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 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 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.

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.

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/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

No positions open at this time

Coaches

No positions open at this time.

 

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.