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  • ABC (After Beauvoir Center) Lead Educator

    Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs, the ABC (After Beauvoir Center) Lead Educator plans and leads activities, continually developing and implementing new program ideas for the children who attend Pre-Kindergarten-third grade.
    The Lead Educator helps create community among all students by implementing Responsive Classroom techniques and the Beauvoir Life Rules. The Lead Educator will be responsible for managing and developing the ABC staff of Assistant Educators and creating an overall positive environment for all staff. The Lead Educator communicates weekly with the Director and Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs in all areas of the ABC program. This is a full-time 12-month position (preferred), managing after care during the school year and summer camp. A 10-month position is open for discussion.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree minimum with experience and/or education in elementary aged children
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
    • Be available to work 12noon-6pm Monday-Friday, annually
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Willing to develop professionally
    • Be highly organized, flexible and dependable with a strong work ethic
    • Demonstrate leadership and experience supervising staff

    General Responsibilities

    • Be punctual and reliable with attendance
    • Provide engaging enrichment education for children ages 4-9
    • Supervise four staff members on aftercare team
    • Provide a productive and positive learning environment
    • Be comfortable leading lessons/activities
    • Be patient, flexible and able to work collaboratively with children and adults
    • Be able to handle challenging behaviors in a way that encourages children to learn from the situation
    • Be able to communicate professionally with children, parents and colleagues
    • Maintain confidential information

    Duties include

    • Ensure continuity between the ABC program and the mission of the school
    • Answer parent, teacher, and/or staff questions/concerns in a timely and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality
    • Manage enrollment records and creating reports for the Business Office, for billing purposes
    • Maintain attendance records (check-in and check-out times) of enrolled students and drop-in students
    • Complete monthly attendance reports for the Business office
    • Maintain ABC Information and the Pictures from ABC bulletin boards for parents and visitors
    • Plan decorative bulletin boards with staff and changing boards at least seasonally
    • Meet weekly with Director and Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs.
    • Organize and maintain supplies and equipment needed for projects and activities
    • Maintain and ensure acute awareness of food allergens and student allergies during snack and cooking activities
    • Assist students in grades 1-3 with homework assignments for the purpose of supporting both teachers in the instructional process as well as the needs of the individual families
    • Report observations and incidents (social behavior, accidents, health concerns, etc.) to the families involved as well as the Director
    • Organize staff and themes/activities for special events where additional hours of coverage are needed (some events listed below):
      • Grade level Potluck Dinners/Back to School Nights (5-6)
      • Parent Talks
      • New Parent Dinner
      • State of the School Address
      • Professional Play Days
      • Conferences days
      • Winter Break Camps
      • Spring Break Camps  
      • Request guest (substitute) teacher coverage as needed for staff absences
      • Assist with other duties as assigned by Head of School or Administrators
    • Plan the daily schedule of activities for ABC
    • Plan and maintain a monthly calendar of projects/activities and special events
  • Digital Communications Coordinator

    Job Summary

    Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, seeks an energetic, thoughtful, and dedicated Digital Communications Coordinator to assist in executing a strategic digital communications and marketing plan to advance the institution’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the Digital Communications Coordinator must have a passion for storytelling, a strong working knowledge of current digital marketing best practices, and a commitment to education.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and promote key messages and branding that align with institutional priorities
    • Manage all digital media and print publications
    • Manage and deploy all weekly communications and strategic communications from school leaders
    • Serve as lead web content producer and editor
    • Manage and execute a social media plan
    • Oversee all advertising
    • Execute an inbound-marketing strategy to assist Admissions in recruiting prospective families to the school
    • Operate the school’s CMS and other systems
    • Create digital graphics for web and social media
    • Serve as lead copyeditor on school messages and publications

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Skilled storyteller with experience creating compelling, engaging, and ROI-driven digital content
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
    • Experience executing online advertising campaigns
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, basic HTML, social media tools, video editing, web publishing
    • Experience with Blackbaud preferred
    • Ability to work independently; a self-starter with a high level of integrity and the ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to many constituencies including parents, donors, volunteers, and colleagues
    • Professionalism, maturity, flexibility, good judgment, and humor

    Required Education and Experience

    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing and communications, superior digital marketing skills, and a strong grasp of communications industry best practices
    • A commitment to mission-driven organizations
    • Experience in independent schools preferred
    • Experience managing vendor and consultant relationships
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
    Please email a cover letter and résumé to Jenny Towns, Associate Director of Communications (jenny.towns@cathedral.org).
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    Job Summary

    Beauvoir school seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The director will work closely with the Head of School and the Administration to lead efforts that promote and support an inclusive community environment for all school constituents, most importantly the students. As a community of learners and educators who value and are committed to diversity and inclusion, Beauvoir celebrates and welcomes families, faculty and staff of all faiths, family structures, and racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We value the range of experiences that weave together to create the fabric of our school and believe that our diversity fosters a strong, inclusive community, one where all voices are valued, and we can learn from one another. This is a 10-month administrative position that reports directly to the Head of School.

    The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will

    • Collaborate with the Head of School and Administration to provide vision, leadership, management, assessment, and strategic planning for diversity and inclusion initiatives that align with the school’s strategic goals.
    • Lead the direction and liaise with teacher and parent committees that participate in carrying out diversity, equity, and inclusion work, including Mosaic, Kaleidoscope, and the Faculty and Staff of Color group.
    • Design and coordinate parent education seminars or presentations.
    • Facilitate and share best practices for enhancing inclusive excellence, engagement, and cultural proficiency at Beauvoir in all learning spaces and offices.
    • Support the professional development of faculty and staff members throughout the year.
    • Be well-versed and have experience in leading conversations with teachers, students, and families to support children navigating the gender spectrum.
    • Collaborate with the Associate Head of School to support our ongoing work to design and create culturally relevant classrooms and learning spaces.
    • Collaborate with the Associate Head of School and teachers to enhance our culturally rich curriculum, reviewing themes and topics throughout the year.
    • Role model kindness, respect, responsibility, and honesty in all interactions and communications.
    • Manage and communicate so that student, family, and faculty concerns are addressed and needs of all constituent groups are fairly met in a timely and tactful manner.
    • Assist in the recruitment, interviews, and hiring of new faculty members at the appropriate or relevant times during the school year.
    • Honor the mission and vision of Beauvoir as it relates to all aspects of the academic, spiritual, social, and emotional program.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

    Requirements

    1. Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in education or counseling preferred.
    2. Teaching and/or consulting experience in elementary grades preferred.
    3. Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
    4. Demonstrated mature judgment and discretion; demonstrated confidentiality and composure under pressure and in all situations involving students, families and colleagues.
    5. Experience working with students who represent many rich diversities and demonstrated knowledge of diversity and inclusion best practices.
    6. A strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and execute multiple concurrent tasks; demonstrated ability to anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.
    7. Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, with specific attention to encouraging parent and community involvement.
    8. Embodiment of the Beauvoir Life Rules in all aspects of employment and interactions with school stakeholders.
    9. Demonstrated ability to support, uphold, and promote the Beauvoir Core Values of Childhood: Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity and Courage.
    10. Joy in leading, teaching, learning, and working with children.
    11. Ability to be flexible and to perform other duties assigned by the Head of School.
    12. Strongly preferred but not required: prior experience as a Director of Diversity and Inclusion in either a school, non-profit, or corporate environment.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter and résumé to Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn, Head of School (cindi.gibbs-wilborn@cathedral.org).

    This is a 10-month full-time exempt position that starts as soon as possible after offer is accepted and the successful completion of background screenings. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Start date is flexible and can be immediate, mid-year, or spring/summer 2019. This position is open until filled.
  • Early Learning Center Afternoon Teacher

    ELC Afternoon Teachers are assigned to classrooms serving infants, toddlers and 3- 4-year-olds from 12 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Teachers must maintain a safe and developmentally appropriate program that is aligned with Beauvoir’s mission as well as with federal and district standards. Responsibilities will include providing daily routines to meet the interest and needs of the individual child and the group. Additionally, clear communication with teachers and families is expected.

    Prior teaching experience with children in the early childhood years is preferred. Interviews will be conducted on site and all successful candidates must pass a criminal background check and submit a completed health form in accordance with District of Columbia law and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

    Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions, scholarship, or employment programs.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of:

    Mr. Drew Mackay
    Director of Specialists, Teaching and Learning
  • Guest Teacher

    Job Summary

    Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, an independent co-educational primary school located in Washington, D.C., seeks qualified Guest Teachers (Substitute) for 2018.
    Guest Teachers are assigned to classes serving infants/toddlers in our Early Learning Center and pre-kindergarten through third grade students in the event of an unexpected teacher absences, professional development, or scheduled leave. Guest Teachers are also assigned to Visual Art, Physical Education, Music, Science, Library, and Spanish classes. The need for Guest Teachers coincides with the academic calendar (September through early June).

    Required Skills and Experience

    Prior teaching experience with children in the elementary years is preferred. Interviews will be conducted on site and all successful candidates must pass a criminal background check and submit a completed health form in accordance with District of Columbia law. Please note that there are additional requirements for Guest Teachers working with students in infant/toddler and pre-kindergarten classes, as outlined by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to the attention of Drew Mackay, Director of Specialists, Teaching and Learning, at bvrfacultyopenings@cathedral.org.
  • Grade Level Director of the Early Learning Center and Pre-Kindergarten

    Summary

    This school leadership position serves as the administrator directing the Early Learning Center and pre-kindergarten grades, closely collaborating with the Head of School and Associate Head of School. Primary responsibilities include supporting students in their academic and social-emotional growth as children, supporting the professional growth of teachers, and partnering with families. Other notable duties include:
    • Collaborating closely with the Head of School and Associate Head of School to support the whole-child; nurturing the social-emotional growth of individual needs while also developing the cognitive growth of students.
    • Partnering with the Associate Head of School and other grade-level leaders to ensure that the curriculum in the early years honors childhood through sensory integration play, social emotional competency building, constructivist approaches to project-based learning, and nurturing a sense of belonging in the school community; ensuring that the curriculum honors the School’s mission to encourage creative and courageous learners who are curious and develop a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
    • Intentionally leading efforts to help students engage in effective learning spaces while thinking of learning environments as the “third teacher” including classroom spaces, common area spaces, and hallways (Gandidni, 1998).
    • Being present in classrooms as a community member and grade-level leader; giving informal feedback on instruction to classroom teachers.
    • Building strong relationships with families over a looped, two year period of grade-level leadership.
    • Collaborating with school leadership to examine enrollment needs while honoring the mission and vision of Beauvoir as it relates to all aspects of the academic program.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Master’s degree in education with at least 9 years of teaching experience.
    2. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Demonstrated preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, racial, religious, linguistic and socio-economic and ability backgrounds.
    4. A strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines and execute multiple concurrent tasks; demonstrated ability to anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.
    5. Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, with specific attention to encouraging parent and community involvement.
    6. Ability to be flexible and to perform other duties assigned by the Head of School.
    7. Joy in teaching, learning, and working with children.

    Start Date

    August 1, 2018

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy to Anna Carello (anna.carello@cathedral.org)
  • Director of Institutional Advancement

    Summary

    The Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for all aspects of an integrated advancement and external relations program including fundraising, public affairs, communications, and marketing. Provides strategic oversight and coordination of the integrated efforts of the external relations functions to ensure the mission of the School is upheld. The director will work with the Head of School, administration, members of the Board, and the Close community. (Those seeking an interim position – a six to twelve month contract – are also encouraged to apply.)

    Key Responsibilities

    • Works closely with School leadership in support of the Head of School; provides leadership to enhance relationships and communication with internal and external constituencies consistent with the School’s mission.
    • Establishes an excellent and collaborative working relationship with the Head of School and the Admin Team to ensure sound fundraising strategies are developed and implemented.
    • Develops and provides leadership in close collaboration with the Board and other volunteer leaders, the Head of School, the leadership team, and staff that will lead the philanthropic support required to underwrite the needs of the School including endowment and operating funds.
    • Creates support for the School’s strategic plans by securing new sources of revenue; manages a defined group of major gift prospects through active cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
    • Leads and directs the advancement team; works collaboratively with directors and managers in the development of an annual plan that achieves the fundraising goals, and managing the implementation of the plan throughout the year. Oversees the daily operations, staffing, and budgeting for team; mentors, manages, and develops staff to ensure fundraising goals are achieved. 
    • Provides leadership and direction to the integrated efforts of the external relations functions; promotes collegial relationships of mutual respect that result in cohesive work strategies. Provides leadership and administrative direction to Public Affairs, Marketing, and Communications.
    • Provides strategic leadership to Public Affairs, Marketing, and Communications for the planning, development, and implementation of external and internal communication programs and processes.
    • Assumes overall executive responsibility, including financial planning, budget control, and the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for the operations of the external relations division and the achievement of their goals.
    • Travels to advance the School’s capital campaign, recruit, and inspire volunteers, raise awareness of the School, and cultivate and solicit prospects.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, and daily operations within a development office. Knowledge of strategic institutional branding, volunteer recruitment, advertising, marketing, and public and community relations. Ability to think strategically to inform and frame plans and execution.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including public speaking and the ability to articulate and present clear, persuasive written and verbal communications. Poise and presence to inspire confidence among a broad range of internal and external audiences. 
    • Advanced understanding of administering budgets. Ability to think strategically and analyze trends; develop short- and long-term projections.
    • Demonstrates a collaborative management style; has a relational management style with an ability to motivate and develop teams.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team leader as well as independently; ability to train, inspire, and motivate volunteers, peers, and subordinates.
    • Clear commitment to the importance of the mission and programs of the Cathedral; knowledge of Episcopal Church’s traditions, customs, and hierarchy desirable. Ability to communicate broadly with a range of external constituencies on religious topics.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management or related field; master’s degree preferred.
    • Eight years progressively responsible experience managing an external relations portfolio; ten years of experience as a senior level development officer.
    • Proven track record in major gift solicitations and capital campaign experience.
    • Ten years supervisory experience developing, managing, and evaluating team members.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter and résumé to Jenny Towns, Associate Director of Communications (jenny.towns@cathedral.org).
  • Chaplain and Director of Community Service

    Summary

    The Chaplain serves as a spiritual leader at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School and stewards the community's relationship with the Washington National Cathedral and the other school Chaplaincies on the Close. The chaplaincy is a part-time role supplemented by community service and classroom teaching responsibilities to complete the full-time position.

    Key Responsibilities

    Worship
    1. Plan, conduct, and oversee developmentally-appropriate monthly chapel services for first through third grades in the Cathedral, in conjunction with the Divisions Directors.
    2. Plan, conduct, and oversee developmentally-appropriate monthly chapel services for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes in Taylor Hall, in conjunction with the Division Directors.
    3. Plan, conduct, and oversee developmentally-appropriate monthly chapel services for the Cubs (three-year-olds) in their classroom, in conjunction with the Cubs' teachers.
    4. In conjunction with the Head of School and the Division Directors, plan annual Special Chapels, including Thanksgiving Chapel, Christmas Chapel and the End-of-Year Chapel in the Great Crossing of the National Cathedral.
    Pastoral Care
    1. Provide pastoral care for students, school parents, and faculty, as needed.
    Education
    1. Serve as a resource for teachers and staff in identifying developmentally-appropriate materials, stories, and other media, spiritual in nature, for classroom and chapel use.
    2. Work with teachers to facilitate Cathedral Studies Program in first grade.
    3. Work with teachers and administrators to support the commitment to Beauvoir’s Life Rules, reflecting the School’s mission and values.
    4. When possible, participate in faculty meetings and all-school events.
    5. Assume appropriate level of supervision-duty assignments.
    Other
    1. Plan Close-wide Services within rotation of Beauvoir, St. Albans, and National Cathedral School
    2. Collaborate with other chaplains on the Close in support of Close activities, religious events, and other celebrations.
    3. Participate in New Faculty/Staff Orientation by providing a tour of the Cathedral and orientation to Beauvoir’s Life Rules.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    2. Facility with planning Chapel services.
    3. Mature judgment and discretion; ability to maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure.
    4. Team focused; hospitable and professional manner when dealing with staff, volunteers, parents, students and others.
    5. Strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and execute multiple concurrent tasks; to anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Ordained Episcopal Priest preferred. However, lay person with experience in education and proven success in religious education and/or spiritual leadership considered.
    2. A minimum of three years’ experience working with toddlers and young children preferred.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Head of School, Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn (cindi.gibbs-wilborn@cathedral.org).

Working at Beauvoir

Beauvoir’s talented and dedicated faculty and staff create a dynamic and supportive learning environment for students and families. The School is committed to attracting, retaining and supporting a diverse and talented faculty and staff. To that end, all qualified applicants are invited and encouraged to apply. 
 
Applicants for positions are required to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) a resume and (3) full contact information for three references.
 
The School accepts candidates for teaching positions with the following minimal qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, elementary education or other relevant fields; state certification is not required, advanced degrees are strongly encouraged;
  • A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body in a caring and creative environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Dedication to professional growth and learning. 
To receive priority consideration for current faculty openings at Beauvoir, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a resume and other supporting materials through our Job Application Inquiry Form. The School acknowledges the receipt of online applications immediately. Applicants without internet access may mail or fax their employment materials.  Interviews and campus visits are required. 
 
In addition, application materials may be sent to the attention of: 
 
Hiring Committee
Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC  20016
Fax: 202-537-5232
 
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions, scholarship, or employment programs.
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
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Our Mission

At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
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