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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 the 2013-14 Academic Year

Staff/Administration

Part-time Transporation Administrative Assistant

The ideal candidate must have strong communication and people skills with excellent administrative and organizational skills, and have a strong customer service base approach. The candidate must be proficient in MS Excel, Word & database programs. Experience in a transportation and/or educational environment is desirable. Must have or be willing to obtain a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). This is a part-time, non-exempt position (Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm Noon – 5:00 pm) w/competitive compensation plus benefits.

Network Administrator 

The Network Administrator will support 200 users with the assistance of our Helpdesk team. A flexible schedule is required, as the administrator will support systems operating on a 24/7 basis. Candidates must have solid interpersonal, communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills. They also must be detail oriented and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently as part of a team. The ideal individual will have five or more years of experience administering Microsoft Windows Servers 2003 and 2008, Active Directory, Cisco Call Manager, VMWare ESX virtual environment, and company backup systems. The administrator will be responsible for minimizing downtime for all IT services, including email, the internal network/server environment, remote access, internal software, and third-party software. The administrator will also be responsible for all maintenance, upgrades, and implementations of Windows 2008 Servers and other technology as required and participate in IT technology planning.

Help Desk Technician

Academic Technology Support/Help Desk Technician needed to provide end-user support to faculty, staff, and students. Successful candidate will have experience working in a K-12 school and supporting a wide range of technology needs. Applicant must be a college graduate with a minimum of three years of experience in IT-related help desk activities in a school setting.

The technician will work with teachers and students to provide consistent, user-friendly support to address technical issues (including computers, A/V solutions, and other technologies as needed). Responsibilities include taking walk-in, email, and phone requests for support of general technology used in classrooms, student/teacher tablets in the Intermediate School division, and general help desk support as needed. The technician is responsible for coordinating phone, email, and equipment resources and help requests. The technician will also monitor and inventory computer equipment and maintain security patches and anti-virus software on desktop and laptop systems. The tech will provide additional support to other teams on networking issues and help coordinate and test automatic software patching and configuration tools.

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 (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 from June 16-August 15. 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.

Positions Open for 2014-15 Academic Year

Upper School

Upper School Biology Teacher

The ideal candidate will have a degree in the field and come with the skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous, and interactive discourse. It is also important for candidates to have the interest and energy to thrive in a lively workplace; a genuine appreciation of adolescents; a sense of humor; and the ability to work as part of a team. If desired, there are opportunities for coaching, community service, and more.  

Upper School Mathematics Teacher

The ideal candidate has a broad math background and can teach the various levels of mathematics appropriate for a college preparatory school. Candidates must be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues and have the skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous, and interactive discourse. Like other independent schools, we ask teachers to handle some responsibilities outside the classroom, including advisory work, possible coaching or extracurricular activity assignments, committee work, and other routine duties.  A desire to work in an independent school community is essential.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

We are looking for a full-time member of our world languages department to teach all levels of Spanish, from Spanish I to AP Spanish. Candidates must have excellent communications skills and a high level of written and spoken proficiency in Spanish, with native or near native speaking ability. Candidates who have direct experience with Spanish culture are highly desirable. Experience teaching in 9th through 12th grade is preferred. Candidates who can also teach French are strongly encouraged to apply.

Upper School French Teacher

We are looking for a full-time member of our world languages department to teach all levels of French, from French I to AP French. Candidates must have excellent communications skills and a high level of written and spoken proficiency in French, with native or near native speaking ability. Candidates who have direct experience with French culture are highly desirable. Experience teaching in 9th through 12th grade is preferred. Candidates who can also teach Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

Upper School Learning Specialist

Responsibilities include collaborating with students and teachers to support students with various learning needs. The specialist will work with students in one-on-one or small groups settings; communicate with families about learning and learning strategies; and apply for accommodations for students in standardized testing. The ideal candidate must have a master’s in special education or a closely related field, plus five years of experience.

Upper School Chinese Teacher

We are seeking candidates who have excellent communication skills, a high level of written and spoken proficiency in the Chinese language, and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Chinese, education, or a related field. Three years of teaching experience and an advanced degree are highly desirable.

Intermediate School

Intermediate School Science Teacher

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and/or physics and at least two years of experience teaching in the classroom, preferably to early adolescent students. Candidates must be willing to work closely with department colleagues in a collaborative setting. Responsibilities include leading student advisory groups, possible coaching, directing extracurricular activities, committee work, and other routine duties typical for independent school teachers.

Middle School

Fourth Grade Classroom Teacher

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring teacher who will be 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.

 

Lower School

Lower 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) for the 2014-15 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
  • Participatingin 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 openings at this time 

Coaches

  • Head Varsity Girls Basketball 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 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