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 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.

Special Events Coordinator

Landon School, an independent school for boys (grades 3–12), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Special Events Coordinator. This position is a part-time and reports directly to the Director of Special Events, Parent Programming, and Volunteers. The Special Events Coordinator is a member of the Development Office and is responsible for assisting in the successful execution of special events.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with volunteer engagement and with managing/planning of special events throughout the school
  • Help execute the Azalea Garden Festival, Landon’s signature community event, and all associated activities including the Greens Sale and Holiday Boutique
  • Help manage logistics with vendors, secure corporate sponsorships, and drive ticket sales for events as appropriate related to any fundraising goals
  • Help prepare invoices and follow up with donors on pending gifts and donations in line with all school policies
  • Assist with all parent, trustee, faculty/staff and other development recognition and appreciation events managed by Director

Requirements:

  • Ability to deal diplomatically and comfortably with a diverse community of volunteers
  • Exceptional written and oral communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • High degree of organization
  • Passion for accuracy and detail
  • Effectiveness at multi-tasking
  • Calm under pressure with sense of humor
  • Computer fluency (Raisers Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, etc.) with strong familiarity with web content management
  • Preference for experience in event management, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, fundraising, communications, or a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Valid driver's license is required

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and three references to Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., Director of Development, at Peter_Gallo@landon.net. No phone calls please.

Teaching Positions

TEACHER-COACH-MENTOR POSITIONS

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Substitute Teachers

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified substitute teachers for all grade levels. Applicants must have a college degree, an appreciation for working in a diverse teaching and learning community, and a flexible schedule, as substitute teachers will be needed on some days and not others. Experience in schools or working with boys is preferred.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Charles Franklin, Assistant Head of School for Academics, at charles_franklin@landon.net. (No phone calls please.)
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