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Contact Human Resources

Phone 
(703) 749-6380
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.

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.

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.


Open Positions

Upper School

Upper School Chinese Teacher

The Potomac School, a K-12 independent school in McLean, VA, seeks a qualified part-time teacher for its Upper School Chinese Program. An ideal candidate should have native fluency in Mandarin with fluent command of traditional Chinese characters and familiarity with the “Integrated Chinese” (Liu & Yao) series of textbooks. Candidates must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with experience teaching Mandarin Chinese to the students in Grades 7-12 for at least 2 years.

Intermediate School

no positions open at this time

Middle School

Lower School/Middle School Intern

The Potomac School is seeking exceptional aspiring teachers to serve as interns in the Lower School (grades K-3) and/or Middle School (grades 4-6) for the 2016-17 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 elementary education or reading instruction at either Marymount University or the 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 alongside 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

Lower School

Lower School/Middle School Intern

The Potomac School is seeking exceptional aspiring teachers to serve as interns in the Lower School (grades K-3) and/or Middle School (grades 4-6) for the 2016-17 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 elementary education or reading instruction at either Marymount University or the 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 alongside 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

Director of Human Resources

The Potomac School, a K‐12 independent day school in McLean, VA seeks an experienced Director of Human Resources to lead the School’s human resources function. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of experience in the HR profession. PHR or SPHR Certification is preferred. The Director of Human Resources will provide strategic HR and administrative leadership to the organization. The candidate will oversee the development and implementation of human resources policies, programs and services, including recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, compensation, benefits administration, employee relations, employment practices and procedures.

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Communications Associate

The Potomac School, a K-12 independent day school in McLean, VA, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Communications Associate. This full-time position, reporting to the Director of Communications, contributes to an integrated internal and external communications program that supports the school’s mission and strategic goals.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills; strong oral communication and interviewing skills; the ability to juggle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; experience managing print publications and social media; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications; basic photography skills; and a collegial, “can-do” attitude. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of related professional experience are required. Working knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is preferred.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume with 2-3 writing samples to employment@potomacschool.org with “Communications Associate” in the subject line or mail materials to Human Resources Department, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean, VA 22101. 

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TRANSPORtATION ASSISTANT

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Provides coordination of transportation needs and services; maintains daily driver route attendance forms, drivers’ DOT and license information, works closely with division assistants and supports the safe and effective transport needs of all students.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Reports directly to the Transportation Services Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Oversees late afternoon and evening operations of the Transportation Department.

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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.

Coaches

Coed Coaching Positions
  • Intermediate School squash 
  • Intermediate School wrestling

Girls Coaching Positions

  • Intermediate School field hockey

Boys Coaching Positions

  • Varsity boys squash 
  • JV boys squash
  • Intermediate School wrestling 
  • Intermediate School boys soccer

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.

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Bus Drivers

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

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

  • Competitive Pay
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Bonus Incentives
  • Consistent, regular part time schedule (Hours: 6:30 – 8:15 AM & 3:00 – 4:30 PM)
  • Eligible for additional runs - Field Trips, late buses, and event buses
  • Paid holidays
  • No fueling or maintenance of buses required
  • Well-behaved students
Requirements
  • 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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@potomacschool.org with “School Bus Driver” in the subject line or mail materials to: The Human Resources Department, The Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean, VA 22101. We are an equal opportunity employer

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.

Summer@Potomac Extend Hours Director

Summer@Potomac is looking for a positive, up-beat person who enjoys working with children ages 5 - 12. This position manages our before and aftercare summer camp program and is a member of the camp's leadership team. Person must have at least 5 years experience working in a school or large daycare center. Enrollment for the program is approximately 35 campers in the morning and 100 in afternoon. This program falls under the Virginia Department of Social Services Day Care Licensure so familiarity with these regulations is a plus.

Must have the following qualifications:

  • great customer service
  • responsible, organized with good computer skills
  • experience managing a staff of 10
  • ability to program and coordinate the "after camp, camp" creating activities and a well run schedule
  • familiarity with VA Department of Social Service Daycare Regulations
  • available June 15 - August 5
  • hours are weekdays (except July 4) 7:00 - 9:00 am and 2:00 - 6:00 pm 
To apply, please click here to submit an application