Employment


Thank you for your interest in employment at Landon School. Teaching, administrative and staff positions will be posted here as they become available and will be listed in their respective tabs below. To apply, please follow the directions in the position description. Thank you!

Administrative/Staff Positions

ADMINISTRATIVE/STAFF POSITIONS

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Director of Admissions, Outreach, and Enrollment

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Director of Athletics

Landon School, an independent school for boys (grades 3–12), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a talented and team-oriented Director of Athletics (AD). This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position that will report directly to the Headmaster. The AD is responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high-level athletics program, which is an integral part of the Landon School’s overall educational program, and for communicating and advancing the goals and objectives of the program to students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, administration, trustees, and others.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and promote overall success of co-curricular athletics program
    • Support the school and its leadership by embracing and supporting the Landon mission/philosophy and all school policies and procedures
    • Ensure full alignment of co-curricular athletics program with the above
    • Exhibit and communicate to others a strong personal commitment to the importance of honor, respect, sportsmanship, and civility
    • Stay abreast of innovations in sports science and nutrition to ensure program stays current in advancing student health and wellness, safety, and achievement
    • Demonstrate commitment to the school’s teacher-coach-mentor philosophy; maintain overall athletics department/coaching philosophy; and develop associated athletics policies and procedures
    • Work to promote high standards of program competitiveness and accountability
  • Manage athletics staff
    • Build, maintain, and supervise an effective and collaborative team of athletics administrators, trainers, and coaches
    • Participate in hiring of all athletics-oriented staff, including all teacher-coach-mentors
    • Ensure appropriate staffing of all coaching roles throughout the school
    • Provide for appropriate orientation to all new coaches and athletics professional development for all staff
  • Oversee budgeting and athletics facilities
    • Oversee and plan the Athletics Department budget, including the purchasing of equipment and uniforms and all appropriate maintenance and inventorying
    • Ensure safe usage, care, and condition of all equipment, facilities, and fields
    • Ensure appropriate budgeting for athletics-related capital expenditures in conjunction with Director of Building and Grounds and Chief Financial Officer
    • Partner with other administrators to connect the school to strategic external constituencies through creative use of the school’s athletics facilities
  • Manage athletics related logistics
    • Oversee the scheduling of all athletics events and work with staff to plan logistics for all athletics contests, including transportation, hiring officials, parking, fielding logistical questions, crowd control, etc.
    • Attend as many athletics events as possible at all levels
    • Maintain accurate records of athletics results and coordinate the selection of any award winners and planning of any awards ceremonies
  • Steward relationships and communicate effectively
    • Maintain positive and supportive relationships with the school’s students, parents, coaching staff, and alumni, as well as various internal and external constituencies
    • Ensure information regarding the Landon athletics program is actively, appropriately, and accurately conveyed to the press and other external groups, effectively using all available new technologies
    • Proactively market the quality of the Landon athletics program to internal and external audiences, including appropriate, proactive retention efforts for all current students
    • Actively support the work of the Admissions Office and participate in admissions decision-making meetings
    • Actively partner with coaches and the Co-Directors of College Counseling to support student-athletes who intend to participate in athletics at the college level
    • Maintain interscholastic and conference (IAC and others) relationships; ensure alignment between school practice and league standards; represent the school in all league discussions
    • Maintain contact with officials’ associations and opponents re: schedules and confirmations
  • Other
    • Serve on school’s senior administrative team
    • Report at least annually to the Board of Trustees
    • Coach as able and appropriate, but no head coaching responsibilities
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster

Qualifications

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (master’s preferred) plus 5–7 years of experience as an Athletics Director at either the high school or collegiate level
  • Coaching experience in an educational setting with athletes in grades 3–12 and experience with mentoring and evaluating coaches
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Philosophical alignment with school’s teacher-coach-mentor approach; commitment to the educational value of sports and to the proper balance between academic excellence and athletic achievement
  • Proficient, organized, detail-oriented, and capable manager of people, program, and budgets
  • High expectations for student and adult conduct inside and outside of competition
  • Competitive, solutions-oriented, industrious, passionate about achieving results
  • Skillful communicator — in both writing and speech — and facility in the use of current technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others, including students and families from a variety of backgrounds
  • Professional demeanor and presentation
  • Personal traits to include:
    • Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
    • Energetic, creative, and upbeat presence
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Sense of humor, ability to smile, and balanced perspective
    • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure
    • Confident but humble
    • Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends

All interested candidates should send a letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, current resume, and list of references to The Finney Group, care of Sherm Bristow at sbristow@thefinneysearchgroup.com, by November 15, 2017. Please do not send materials directly to Landon School. This position begins July 1, 2018. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Landon is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Accounts Payable Clerk

Landon School, an independent school for boys (grades 3–12), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a talented and team-oriented Accounts Payable Clerk to join the Business Office on a part-time basis. The opening is immediate.

Primary duties

  • Manage full-cycle accounts payable, including but not limited to the following:
    • Interface with AvidXchange to assure the following:
      • Invoices are being directed to Avid for processing
      • Invoices are being properly distributed to Landon staff for approval
      • Timely processing of approved invoices
      • Review and authorize (with the approval of the CFO) the processing of checks or ACH payments
  • Credit card reconciliation
  • Monitoring and analysis of vendor accounts to ensure charges and payments are up to date
  • Organize accounting records on annual basis to comply with the school’s retention policy
  • Record journal entries as instructed by supervisor
  • Assist the Controller with the month-close and year-end audit preparations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Crucial competencies

  • Attention to detail and accuracy; discretion; judgment
  • Adaptability and eagerness to learn
  • Strong communication and multitasking ability; team-player
  • Solutions oriented; industrious; passion for results
  • Experience in Excel, including advanced formulas
  • Professional outlook, but comfort in an informal environment

Additional qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. degree in hand or in progress (required)
  • At least two compelling references (required; may be submitted at time of interview)
  • Four years of full-time work experience (preferred)
  • Experience with Blackbaud accounting software (preferred)

To apply, please send a resume to jobapp@landon.net and visit www.landon.net/jobapp to complete the application process. (No phone calls please.)

Teaching Positions

TEACHER-COACH-MENTOR POSITIONS

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Upper School Environmental Science Teacher

Landon School, an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time Environmental Science teacher for the Upper School division (grades 9–12) for the 2018–19 school year. Landon is committed to the teacher-coach-mentor model and seeks candidates who will contribute broadly to the life of the school. Duties will include teaching, coaching and mentoring boys in our Upper School division.

Candidates must have completed undergraduate work in Environmental Science or a related science discipline and be willing to work with other educators in a collaborative environment. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a graduate degree and three to five years of teaching experience are preferred. The ideal candidate is passionate about environmental issues and stewardship; will be a leader in encouraging students to care for the environment and to meet the environmental challenges of their generation; has experience teaching advanced or AP Environmental Science; and feels comfortable teaching an introductory class in another area of science, such as Earth Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Forensics. Candidates must be willing to coach after-school athletics, and those who have experience guiding student projects or clubs related to environmental issues are especially welcome.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Upper School History Teacher

Landon School, an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time History teacher for the Upper School division (grades 9–12) for the 2018–19 school year. Landon is committed to the teacher-coach-mentor model and seeks candidates who will contribute broadly to the life of the school. Duties will include teaching, coaching and mentoring boys in our Upper School division, and candidates must be willing to coach after-school athletics.

Candidates with the ability to teach U.S. History, along with the flexibility to also teach non-Western history courses, are preferred. A willingness to work in a collaborative environment and a desire to grow professionally are both essential characteristics for the successful candidate. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a graduate degree and three to five years of teaching experience are preferred.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

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