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Working at WES

WES seeks individuals who are committed to outstanding teaching and enjoy working in a community of active learners to join our staff. Qualifications include a professional background in the discipline you wish to teach, experience teaching or working with students in other capacities, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, flexibility, the ability to work with colleagues, and a sense of humor.  

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits including

  • Health insurance
  • Payment to a TIAA-CREF retirement annuity
  • Funding for professional development
  • Tuition remission for the children of faculty and staff

Current Job Openings

A list of current openings follows.  Please direct all inquiries to the contact person listed. If no current positions are available, you are welcome to submit your resume and cover letter to be put on file.

Chaplain and Religion Teacher

Overview:

The chaplain’s duties are diverse and include leading weekly worship, teaching religion classes, offering pastoral care, and fulfilling administrative responsibilities. The chaplain epitomizes the school’s core values and Episcopal identity, and works alongside the school’s leadership to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission. The chaplain reports directly to the Head of School. This is a 12-month position.

Liturgy:

  • Prepare and preside over weekly Early Childhood Chapel, weekly Chapel for Grades 1-8, and special/All-School Chapels throughout the year
  • Model and encourage regular prayer

 Education:

  • Oversee a religion curriculum that reflects the mission, core values, and Episcopal identity of the school, and that increases the religious literacy of our students
  • Teach religion classes to selected grades in the Elementary and Middle School Divisions
  • Assist teachers with developing classroom lessons that correspond with the school’s mission, core values, and Episcopal identity

Pastoral:

  • Provide pastoral counseling services to students, families, faculty, and staff as needed
  • Coordinate parent led support systems for community members in times of need

Administration:

  • Support the Student Support Team; the Community Service Committee/program; and the Diversity, Inclusivity, and Justice Committee/program
  • Coordinate the “Safeguarding God’s Children” program
  • Serve as a liaison to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), and the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association (MAESA)

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Episcopal ordination (or on the ordination path)
  • Masters or other advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy level, creativity, positive attitude, and flexibility
  • Ability to successfully develop and maintain positive relationships with students, colleagues, and school families
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty to plan and implement curriculum
  • Willingness to support the philosophy of the school

To apply for this position, click on this URL or copy and paste it into your browser:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=276839&source=CC3&lang=en_US


Band Instructor

Washington Episcopal School is seeking a full-time experienced and motivated Band/Music Instructor for the 2019-2020 school year.  This individual will be responsible for teaching band (Grades 4-8) with positive energy and imagination. Having musical theater experience, piano accompanist skills, and experience with Orff-Schulwerk are a plus!

 Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching Grade 4-8 band classes
  • Teaching after-school band rehearsals
  • Helping with weekly school chapel and organizing music/performances for the all-school chapels
  • Teaching Grade 7/8 Jazz Band and Chamber Ensemble
  •  Preparing and delivering two band concerts for families during the school year
  • Instruct students, maintain records, communicate information to parents, and promote student and program achievements

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have previously demonstrated successful experience teaching school-aged children.

To apply for this position, click on this URL or copy and paste it into your browser:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&jobId=267300&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001


Elementary Literacy Learning Specialist

Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a full-time elementary grades literacy learning specialist. The literacy learning specialist will work with students in Grades 2 through Grade 5. The specialist will:

  • Provide direct student support through small group and one-on-one instruction through both push-in and pull-out models; reteach, reinforce, consolidate, and extend specific literacy skills.
  • Provide ongoing professional development and instructional support for teachers as well as parent education.
  • Collaborate with teams of teachers and administrators to support student development.
  • Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Assess students in order to establish goals and objectives for students, and regularly review these with teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Coordinate the literacy-based student assessments throughout the year.
  • Effectively use extensive knowledge of recent research and development in educating students with literacy learning differences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field and demonstrated expertise in working with students with diverse needs
  • Strong knowledge base in the areas of language-based learning differences and skill in implementing evidence based literacy intervention strategies
  • Practicum level training in a IMSLEC Structured Multisensory Language Program or training and experience in Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Phonographix, or similar multisensory based programs
  • The ability to interpret neuropsychological evaluations and make recommendations as needed
  • Experience and comfort collaborating with and presenting to faculty, administrators, and parents
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

To apply for this position, please click this link or copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=276421&source=CC3&lang=en_US

Extended Day Director

Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a Director of the Extended Day Program. This is a salaried position with benefits.

The Extended Day program serves students in grades Nursery-8 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. every day except Friday when the student hours are 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The mission of the program is to provide a safe environment in which students in Nursery through Grade 8 spend time outside on the playground, enjoy snacks and activities, and work on school assignments.  

The Extended Day Director manages the day-to-day operations of this program, where the following logistics are integral to and play an important part in the success of the program.  All are under the responsibility of the Director:

  • Managing the Extended Day budget (in partnership with Division Directors)
  • Hiring staff (in partnership with Division Directors)
  • Keeping track of the hours staff work and communicating that information to the Business Office Staff hours are from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2:30-6:00 on Fridays (unless they are working on an evening event which may go later)
  • Reporting attendance of drop-in participants to Business Office.
  • Keeping track of all Extended Day students on campus after school hours.
  • Organizing child care for evening events throughout the school year (Expectation is that you are here to oversee the majority of these evening events)
  • Fostering the partnership between home and school
  • Keeping open communications between teachers and Extended Day staff
  • Ordering and coordinating daily snack selection and supplies for the Program
  • Supervising and evaluating staff
  • Staff training will be created and administered by the Director and will occur prior to the start of the program and should be coordinated with the Division Directors
  • Formal written communication with families must be approved by your direct supervisor (i.e. letters home to all Extended Day families, etc.)

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree and will have demonstrated a successful experience working with children.

To apply for this position, please click this link or copy and paste this link into your browser:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=276420&source=CC3&lang=en_US

Early Childhood Learning Specialist

Early Childhood Learning Specialist

Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a part time early childhood learning specialist. The early childhood learning specialist will work with students in Nursery (age 3) through Grade 1. The specialist will:

  • Provide direct student support through small group and one-on-one instruction through both push-in and pull-out models. Reteach, reinforce, consolidate, and extend specific learning skills.
  • Provide ongoing professional development and instructional support for teachers as well as parent education.
  • Collaborate with teams of teachers and administrators to support student development.
  • Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Assess students in order to establish goals and objectives for students, and regularly review these with teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Coordinate the organization of speech language and occupational therapy screenings as well as the schedules for tutors and outside service providers.
  • Effectively use extensive knowledge of recent research and development in educating students with learning differences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field and demonstrated expertise in working with students with diverse needs
  • Strong knowledge base in the areas of learning differences and skill in implementing evidence based strategies.
  • Practicum level training in a IMSLEC Structured Multisensory Language Program or training and experience in Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Phonographix, or similar multisensory based programs
  • The ability to interpret neuropsychological evaluations and make recommendations as needed.
  • Experience and comfort collaborating with and presenting to faculty, administrators, and parents
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


To apply for this position, please click this link or copy and paste this link into your browser:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&jobId=274759&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001


Extended Day Personnel

Washington Episcopal School is seeking personnel to help in the Extended Day Program. The Extended Day program serves students in Grades Nursery-8 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. every day except Friday when the student hours are 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The mission of the program is to provide a safe environment in which students in Nursery through Grade 8 spend time outside on the playground, enjoy snacks and activities, and work on school assignments. Extended Day personnel are paid by the hour. 

Qualified candidates will possess a High School diploma and will have demonstrated a successful experience working with children.

To apply, please click on the following URL or copy and paste it into your browser.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&jobId=253839&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001


Substitute Teachers
WES has immediate openings for substitute teachers in Nursery through Grade 8.  Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience is required. Work with the Responsive Classroom approach is a plus. 

To apply, please click this link or copy and paste it into your browser:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&sid=V0VT&jobId=140725&lang=en_US&source=CC2



Washington Episcopal School is welcoming and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.


 


School Beliefs

In 1986, a group of committed parents, led by founding Head of School Isabelle S. Schuessler, embarked on a unique and exciting mission: to create a well-balanced, independent Episcopal school for boys and girls that would nurture the whole child. 

Our founding beliefs remain the same:

  • The Nursery through Grade 8 school model best serves students.
  • Academic excellence and happy children belong together.
  • School must challenge students but also let kids be kids. 
  • It's our job to impart a spirit of community, achievement, character, creativity, adventure, and faith.
  • It's our privilege to empower children to stride confidently into the world, delight in it, and contribute to it.  

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