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!

Teaching Positions

Teacher-Coach-Mentor Positions

Middle School English Teacher

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Middle School English teacher for the 2017–18 school year. The ideal candidate will exhibit an enthusiasm for working with boys in early adolescence, have experience teaching writing, develop students’ critical thinking skills, collaborate with colleagues, and be an active member of the school community. The position entails teaching four sections of English, coaching two athletic seasons each year, and advising a small group (approximately ten) of students in our Middle School (grades 6-8). A bachelor’s degree and classroom experience are required; experience coaching ice hockey (Varsity), soccer (Middle School), and basketball (Middle School) preferred. Please submit cover letter with resume by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net(no telephone inquiries please).

Middle School French/Spanish Teacher

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Middle School French/Spanish teacher for the 2017–18 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching French and Spanish (through Level II), exhibit an enthusiasm for working with boys in early adolescence, collaborate with colleagues, and be an active member of the school community. The position entails teaching four classes (mostly French), coaching two athletics seasons each year, and advising a small group (approximately 10) of students in our Middle School (grades 6–8). A bachelor’s degree and classroom experience are required; experience coaching ice hockey (Varsity), soccer (Middle School), and basketball (Middle School) are preferred. Please submit cover letter with resume by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net (no telephone inquiries please).

Upper School Math Teacher

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks an Upper School math teacher for the 2017–18 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching a variety of levels of mathematics, exhibit an ability to teach with imagination and vigor, develop students’ conceptual thinking, collaborate with colleagues, and be an active member of the school community and Math Department. The position involves teaching four sections of math, coaching two sports, and advising students in our Upper School (grades 9–12). A bachelor’s degree, including undergraduate work in mathematics, and classroom experience are required; a graduate degree is preferred. To apply, please submit cover letter with resume and list of references by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Administrative/Staff Positions

ADMINISTRATIVE/STAFF POSITIONS

Please click the position you are interested in below for more information.

Director of Annual Giving

Landon School's mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor and fair play. We are seeking a Director of Annual Giving to successfully implement the Landon School Annual Fund for alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends and raise annual unrestricted financial support for the School.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop multi-year giving strategic and operations plans
  • With the Headmaster and Finance Office, develop a dollar goal for each constituency of the annual fund in line with plan
  • Supervise and synchronize the timely distribution of all solicitation materials through all communications channels to all constituencies
  • Oversee any phonathon or other structured gift solicitation programs
  • Recruit and manage volunteer leadership to ensure proper communication and necessary support and follow up
  • Work with Development office staff to ensure that all annual fund gifts are acknowledged in a timely and accurate fashion and appropriately recorded in database
  • Make recommendations for movement of assigned donors to major gift tracking
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate to remain current with best practices
  • Support School and its leadership by embracing and supporting the Landon Mission/Philosophy, core values, and all School policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development or the Head of School

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 5-7 years of work experience with fundraising and donor relations, ideally in a school setting
  • Experience with Raisers Edge/other fundraising software program and other technology such as MS Office suite
  • Demonstrated success in gift cultivation and solicitation
  • Strong administrative/leadership experience; record of success in managing and working collaboratively and productively with team of volunteers
  • Solutions-oriented, industrious, passionate about achieving results
  • Skillful communicator – in both writing and speech
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Proficient, organized, detail-oriented and capable manager
  • Professional demeanor and presentation
  • Personal traits to include:
    • Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Sense of humor, ability to smile, and balanced perspective
    • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
    • Confident but humble

  • Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Patti Pfeiff at patti_pfeiff@landon.net. No phone calls please.

Associate Director of Admissions – Lower School

Landon School's mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor and fair play. We are seeking an Associate Director of Admissions – Lower School to ensure robust pool of strong applicants for Landon’s Lower School, to manage proactively and creatively Lower School admissions process, and to ensure thoughtful, thorough, and welcoming communication for all who apply to Landon.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement multi-year admissions plan for Landon Lower School in conjunction with Director of Admissions
  • Analyze demographic and admissions data to ensure proactive and creative plan that will attract new applicants and grow overall pool of applicants to Landon School
  • Oversee all stages of admissions process for Lower School applicants, appropriately communicating all events and engaging faculty, staff, and volunteers as appropriate
  • Host admissions functions; manage and lead full cycle of Information Sessions, Shadow Days, Panel Discussions, and all other admission events
  • Promote Landon to external and internal audiences; professionally represent and market the school at school fairs, public appearances, open houses, conferences, etc.
  • Interview all prospective applicants and their parents
  • Lead admissions committee(s); prepare completed candidate files for admissions committee, providing supporting data and identifying competing priorities and ensure accurate and completely updated database
  • Serve on financial aid committee; answer questions and address concerns related to financial aid applicant families and contribute to committee deliberations as appropriate
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate to remain current with best practices
  • Support School and its leadership by embracing and supporting the Landon Mission/Philosophy, core values, and all School policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions or the Head of School

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 5-7 years of work experience, ideally in a school admissions setting, or in a role connected to sales, marketing etc.
  • Professional and personable self-starter with a growth mindset and ability to work independently
  • Skillful and persuasive communicator – in both writing and speech
  • Capable manager with record of success in working collaboratively and productively with others
  • Driven, solutions-oriented, industrious, accountable, and passionate about achieving results
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Proficient, analytical, organized, detail-oriented, and creative
  • Experience with school data base software and other technology such as MS Office suite
  • Professional demeanor and presentation
  • Personal traits to include:

    • Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Sense of humor, ability to smile, and balanced perspective
    • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
    • Confident but humble
  • Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Assistant Head of School for Admissions, Enrollment and Community Len Armstrong at len_armstrong@landon.net. No phone calls please.



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