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  • 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 Interim Head of School, Michael Eanes (michael.eanes@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).
  • Executive Assistant to Head of School

    Summary

    Provides principal administrative support to the Head of School; directs the operations of the office, including coordination and oversight of day-to-day services and administrative activities in support of the Head of School’s Office. Acts as primary point of contact for both internal and external constituencies on matters pertaining to the office. Researches, prioritizes and follows up on multiple issues and concerns addressed to the office, including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature. Manages a variety of special projects.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Represents the Head of School to persons who, by phone or by visit, request a meeting or information. Employs sensitivity, skill and knowledge of appropriate protocol for communications with internal and external constituencies always ensuring the office is represented in a professional, hospitable, and responsive manner.
    • Manages and maintains the Head of School’s calendar; prioritizes requests for the Head of School’s attention by managing the scheduling of meetings and appointments, coordinates activities and agendas, travel and work time, etc. Keeps the Head of School informed of potential issues and uses tact and diplomacy in rescheduling meetings due to unforeseen conflicts.
    • Manages the all-school public calendars and coordinates the scheduling of all events within the school, in collaboration with faculty, staff and administrators.
    • Establishes systems and procedures to ensure the Head of School is provided with the necessary background information and briefing materials for meetings, events and speaking engagements; researches, organizes, prepares, and presents information in a clear and concise manner.
    • Independently researches, prioritizes, and follows up on multiple incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Head of School, including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature; determines appropriate course of action, referral, and/or response.
    • Manages office information flow, i.e., collection, dissemination, storage, retrieval and disposal. Develops appropriate systems for tracking incoming and outgoing correspondence; referring mail to appropriate offices; following up to insure prompt action; coordinating input from multiple sources for Head of School's output. Creates, composes, and edits correspondence and documentation, keeping the Head of School apprised of noteworthy redirected correspondence and its disposition.
    • Coordinates postings to the Head of School’s page on the school website, collecting pictures and other components needed for weekly updates.
    • Represents the Head of School's interests and perspective in meetings with staff and others; assists in advancing discussions and issues, preparing the way for action by the Head of School.
    • Manages a variety of special projects for the Head of School, some of which may have institutional impact.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    • Support the school and its leadership.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; assertiveness tempered by diplomacy, tact, optimism, and sensitivity for extensive contact with volunteers, donors, dignitaries, staff and the general public.
    • Strong writing and editing skills; ability to write and format professional correspondence, memos, and support documentation.
    • Mature judgment and discretion; ability to maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure.
    • Team focused; hospitable and professional manner when dealing with staff, volunteers, parents, students and others.
    • 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.
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of word processing, email, calendar, document distribution, and network software.
    • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church’s traditions, customs, and hierarchy preferred. Knowledge of Washington DC culture, social issues, and challenges.
    • Supervisory experience preferred.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Office management experience in support of a senior executive preferred.
    • Experience providing administrative support for an organizational governing body in a non-profit, educational, or corporate setting; experience interacting with trustees, donors, and dignitaries.

    How to Apply

    Please send a résumé and cover letter to BeauvoirCareers@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 Annual Giving

    Summary

    Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, this position is responsible for the planning and execution of Beauvoir’s Annual Giving Program. In addition, this front-line fundraising position will support a strategic advancement program focused on building long-lasting relationships among all stakeholder groups.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Design and lead a plan to raise a minimum of $800,000 each year for Beauvoir’s Annual Giving Program.
    • Manage the personal solicitation of all school constituencies including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and faculty/staff for gifts to Annual Giving throughout the school year.
    • Identify and recruit volunteers for Annual Giving and ensure necessary support and follow up.
    • Prepare and coordinate all Annual Giving communications, including messaging and printed materials, consistent with the School’s mission and strategic goals.
    • Ensure the timely processing of all gifts received in Raisers Edge. Prepare monthly fundraising and statistical reports. Work closely with the Business Office on gift posting and reconciliation.
    • Manage the creation and preparation of thank you/tax receipt letters for all gifts received, including pledge payments and pledge reminders.
    • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Report, annual statistical reports, and major donor lists.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to work independently; a self-starter with a high level of integrity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion; must be professional in all aspects.
    • Ability to collaborate with a five-person advancement team.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and interact appropriately with all constituencies including parents, donors, volunteers, and colleagues. Professionalism, maturity, good judgment, humor, and flexibility.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in fundraising strategies and techniques, particularly around Annual Giving.
    • Excellent writing skills/ability to write proposals and reports.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience in development/fundraising.
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, preferably Raiser’s Edge NXT, as well as Blackbaud K-12 software and event management systems.
    • Experience in an independent school preferred.

    How to Apply

    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)

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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