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  • 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).
  • 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)
  • Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

    Summary

    The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid to join Beauvoir’s community of dedicated and compassionate educators and life-long learners. Reporting to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, this individual will serve as a member of the Admissions Team, have experience in early childhood education, possess strong social skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, the candidate will be able to build relationships with prospective families and hold a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Key Responsibilities

    Experienced candidate will work strategically and directly with the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and members of the Admissions Team on all aspects of the admissions process, including but not limited to:
    • Information management (financial aid Excel spreadsheets, Ravenna statistics, various databases etc.)
    • Participating in and supporting all prospective parent events (School Fairs, Open Houses, Tours, etc.)
    • Creating and developing internal and external recruitment communications to a wide range of constituencies
    • Admissions and Financial Aid Committee responsibilities (prepare files, participate as a member of the Committees, etc.)
    • Digital strategy (update website, enhance social media strategies, marketing, etc.)
    • Arranging and participating in visits for applicants
    • Administrative support (timely responses to inquiries via phone and email, etc.)

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Background in early childhood education
    • High-level of interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion
    • Handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Process high-volume time-sensitive information
    • Highly organized and analytical
    • Take initiative in collaboration with the Admissions Team to advance the work of the Office
    • Prior experience within an Office of Financial Aid will be given extra consideration
    • Possess a high-level of technological expertise
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
    • Proficiency in Blackbaud, Ravenna Solutions, TADS are a plus

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 3-4 years of experience within independent schools and/or an Admissions Office

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Margaret Hartigan, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at BeauvoirStaffJobs@cathedral.org.
    • Subject line: Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • 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).
  • Spanish Teacher

    Job Summary

    This part-time position will serve as the Spanish teacher for our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, and will be a member of our wonderful team of Specialists. Specialist teachers hold the ultimate responsibility for aspects of teaching, planning and curricular development and implementations, parent communication, and coordination of the life of the classroom. They also collaborate closely with classroom teachers to support the development of each child.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate a joy for learning and teaching
    • Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
    • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and projects that demonstrate a distinguished knowledge of content and pedagogy appropriate for early childhood students
    • Develop and implement plans for the curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflects accommodations for individual needs of students assigned
    • Use technologies in the teaching/learning process to support and enhance instruction and learning
    • Provide appropriate written/oral feedback on student work, and work with grade-level team to assign developmentally appropriate and relevant homework when appropriate.
    • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
    • Observe and assess student performance and development
    • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development, including anecdotal notes and or written reports
    • Prepare required written formal and informal reports on student progress and development
    • Communicate necessary information regularly to student, colleagues and families regarding student progress and needs
    • Update necessary records accurately and completely as required by school leaders
    • Participate in grade level, school, and parent meetings
    • Prepare and nurture a positive emotional climate in the classroom
    • Prepare classroom for class activities, projects and different learning experiences
    • Manage student behavior and classroom routines by establishing and upholding values and procedures aligned with the Responsive Classroom best practices and Beauvoir’s social curriculum
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, families, and community members
    • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the mission of the school and for working collaboratively with fellow faculty members to fulfill and support the strategic initiatives and vision of the school
    • Exemplify collaboration that supports an authentic and inclusive school community, and collaboration that supports colleagues in a positive manner
    • Establish and maintain open and respectful lines of communication with students, parents and colleagues; encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
    • Actively seek and participate in professional development activities and programs
    • Engage in professional conversations about growth through observation and feedback with school leaders
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on committees
    • Demonstrate mature judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure and in situations with students, parents and colleagues, and demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
    • Exhibit a strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and execute multiple concurrent tasks; anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.
    • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
    • Embody the Beauvoir Life Rules in aspects of employment and interactions with school stakeholders
    • Support, uphold, and promote the Beauvoir Core Values of Childhood, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity, and Courage.
    • Perform other duties assigned by the Head of School

    Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrate a penchant for teaching early childhood children and helping them to achieve their fullest potential
    • Possess a thorough understanding of the curricular and instructional elements of foreign language instruction
    • Possess fluency in the spoken and written Spanish language
    • Demonstrate a love of teaching Spanish and the desire to nurture and shape the lives of young students through inquiry and experimentation
    • Design learning objectives, lessons and activities that are tactile and or incorporate active learning activities to understand fundamental Spanish language skills
    • Support disciplinary literacy development in Spanish lessons and activities
    • Demonstrate professional flexibility, a growth mindset and optimism
    • Demonstrate initiative, confidence, and joy in aspects of work and in front of colleagues, parents, and students
    • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to collaborate with other teaching professionals within the school community, and with Spanish teaching partner
    • Take initiative to develop curriculum and programs related Spanish to the Spanish program
    • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn more about a topic, strategy, or area of interest that students identify as interesting to their learning; design learning experiences around topics of student interest
    • Compatibility with the School’s values, culture, and current administration and faculty are a must
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in education preferred.
    • At least three years of demonstrated experience in teaching
    • Coursework and or professional training in early childhood development and Spanish

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to bvrfacultyopenings@cathedral.org.
  • First Grade Partner Teacher

    Job Summary

    Partner classroom teachers hold the ultimate responsibility for aspects of teaching, planning and curricular development and implementations, parent communication, and coordination of the life of the classroom for students, strongly collaborating with Specialist teachers and Learning Resource Specialists to nurture the development of the whole child. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate a joy for learning and teaching
    • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
    • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and projects that demonstrate a distinguished knowledge of content and pedagogy appropriate for early childhood students
    • Develop and implement plans for the curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflects accommodations for individual needs of students assigned
    • Use technologies in the teaching/learning process to support and enhance instruction and learning
    • Provide appropriate written/oral feedback on student work, and work with grade-level team to assign developmentally appropriate and relevant homework when appropriate.
    • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
    • Observe and assess student performance and development
    • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development, including anecdotal notes and or written reports
    • Prepare required written formal and informal reports on student progress and development
    • Communicate necessary information regularly to student, colleagues and families regarding student progress and needs
    • Update necessary records accurately and completely as required by school leaders
    • Participate in grade level, school, and parent meetings
    • Prepare and nurture a positive emotional climate in the classroom
    • Prepare classroom for class activities, projects and different learning experiences
    • Manage student behavior and classroom routines by establishing and upholding values and procedures aligned with the Responsive Classroom best practices and Beauvoir’s social curriculum
    • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, families, and community members
    • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the mission of the school and for working collaboratively with fellow faculty members to fulfill and support the strategic initiatives and vision of the school
    • Exemplify collaboration that supports an authentic and inclusive school community, and collaboration that supports colleagues in a positive manner
    • Establish and maintain open and respectful lines of communication with students, parents and colleagues; encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
    • Actively seek and participate in professional development activities and programs
    • Engage in professional conversations about growth through observation and feedback with school leaders
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on committees
    • Demonstrate mature judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure and in situations with students, parents and colleagues, and demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
    • Exhibit a strong ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, meet deadlines, and execute multiple concurrent tasks; anticipate needs and respond accordingly, and to perform with an appropriate degree of initiative.
    • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
    • Embody the Beauvoir Life Rules in aspects of employment and interactions with school stakeholders
    • Support, uphold, and promote the Beauvoir Core Values of Childhood, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity and Courage.
    • Perform other duties assigned by the Head of School

    Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrate an understanding of early childhood development and best practice pedagogy
    • Possess disciplinary acumen in literacy (receptive and expressive language, reading, writing, phonics and word study), mathematics, social studies, and science (if applicable to grade-level schedule)
    • Share equal responsibility with teaching partner in the areas of classroom design, classroom management, lesson design, lesson planning, activities, assessments, report writing, data gathering, and communication with families
    • Demonstrate professional flexibility, a growth mindset, optimism, and a sense of humor
    • Demonstrate initiative, confidence, and joy in aspects of work and in front of teaching partner, other colleagues, parents, and students
    • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to collaborate with teaching partner
    • Frequently discuss and reflect on teaching partnership as it relates to professional work and professional growth
    • Demonstrate a commitment to team work
    • Communicate effectively and efficiently with teaching partner on all aspects of the position, including student progress and information
    • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn more about a topic, strategy, or area of interest that students identify as interesting to their learning; design learning experiences around topics of student interest
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Compatibility with the School’s values, Life Rules, mission and vision.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in education preferred.
    • At least three years of demonstrated experience in teaching
    • Coursework and/or professional training in childhood development

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to bvrfacultyopenings@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
Fax: (202) 537-6512

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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