Career Opportunities

Current Openings

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  • Second and Third Grade Teachers (Parental Leave)

    Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, an independent co-educational primary school located in Washington D.C., seeks  full-time Second and Third Grade Teachers (parental leave positions) beginning March 1, 2018 through June 8, 2018.


    • Partner with the Co-Teacher in the planning, organization, and delivery of lesson and instruction in the following curricular areas: language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, technology integration, and character education
    • Partner with the teachers to foster a warm, welcoming, and nurturing classroom environment; this includes taking a proactive approach to building relationships with parents
    • Participate in an engaged manner in all scheduled field trips and outdoor curricular activities
    • Communicate the observed academic and social growth of each student in preparation for conferences and the writing of student reports and in the assessment of students; share in this task fully
    • Plan and implement weekly word study and reading group sessions for small groups of students
    • Actively participate in classroom life by affirming, redirecting and managing student behavior and by addressing student needs and social concerns
    • Work proactively to become familiar with and help maintain established classroom routines and daily needs of the classroom including lesson preparation
    • Work proactively to become familiar with previously established goals for the classroom and for individual students
    • Work to establish authentic relationships with students, families, and fellow second or third grade teachers
    • Complete classroom tasks in a timely manner including homework, preparation, classroom décor and artwork displays
    • Attend to daily recess and lunch duties
    • Take a studious approach to becoming familiar with Beauvoir's approach to implementing the following curricula: writing workshop, mathematics, global studies, reading groups and word study
    • Attend weekly grade team meeting

    Required Experience and Education

    • Teaching experience required
    • Master’s degree required
    Ultimately, all members of the faculty support the School’s mission to foster a spirit of inquiry and a joy in learning in all students.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to Dr. Anna Carello, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, at bvrfacultyopenings@cathedral.org.
  • Guest Nurse

    Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School in Washington, D.C. seeks a qualified registered nurse to be an on-call Guest Nurse (substitute). The Guest Nurse will supervise nursing care for children between three months and nine years old in the Early Learning Center, pre-kindergarten to third grade classrooms and the aftercare program. The school hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Guest Nurse requirement may be for morning, afternoon or full day depending on the need.

    The Guest Nurse will be responsible for assessing the health status of children in the identification and prevention of illnesses and for providing general healthcare. The Guest Nurse must also respect the confidentiality inherent to the health profession and will work with the School’s other nurses to maintain accurate and proper documentation and records.

    Preference will be given to the candidates with prior pediatric healthcare experience. In addition, candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check and complete the Staff Health Certificate issued by the District of Columbia for child development facilities.
    Candidates must have demonstrated ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member and willingness to uphold the mission of the School. Successful candidates will possess the qualities of maturity, diplomacy, integrity and ability to work well with others.


    • Valid and current license to practice in the District of Columbia as a registered nurse.
    • Ability to relate to and provide healthcare for children ages three months to nine years old.
    • Three years of pediatric nurse experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
    • Graduate of an approved registered nurse program.
    • Current CPR certification, health exam and TB test.
    • Knowledge of current principles and best practices of nursing standards of care.
    • Knowledge of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogen standards and operational procedures.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain personal and professional accountability by adhering to state mandates and established policies, procedures and scope of practice while providing health care.
    • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing (including electronic records and communication through Magnus Health).

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send a résumé and three references to bvrfacultyopenings@cathedral.org or fax these materials to 202-537-6680. 

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.

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.
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
Fax: (202) 537-6512