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

Lower School Head

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Lower School Head for the 2019-20 school year. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a track record of developing authentic relationships with all constituents. A commitment to Landon’s Code of Character, the Teacher-Coach-Mentor model, and the school’s mission statement and strategic plan are essential qualifications for the role.

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Leadership

  • A visible, accessible and approachable person whose regular presence in the life of the school, authentic relationships, and genuine investment in students’ and adults’ growth engender the trust and support of all constituents.
  • One who leads not only by virtue of intellect and experience but also by exhibiting strong character, care for others, and moral decision-making.
  • A collaborative leader who values the contributions of others, empowers faculty and staff, leads by process and conversations rather than by mandate, and nonetheless possesses the courage of conviction to make difficult decisions.

Experience

  • At least 10 years experience in elementary education, with at least five years experience in an administrative position and experience working in an all-boys’ setting preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in education, school administration, or a related field.
  • A successful track record of leading students and faculty in mission-driven programming.
  • Demonstrated experience creating inclusive and caring communities within schools.
  • A background that includes involvement in or exposure to strategic decision-making with regard to curriculum, pedagogy, diversity, professional growth, and overall school culture.
  • Demonstrated experience with Admission and Retention efforts, especially in attracting families at entry point grade levels.
  • A history of building positive relationships and working effectively with faculty, staff members, students, trustees and parents.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Broad and deep knowledge of traditional and emerging curricular and pedagogical trends in lower school education.
  • A detailed knowledge of current research-based best practices in boys’ education and an understanding of the importance of the vertical alignment of skills and competencies required for a successful 3-12 academic program.
  • A strong commitment to the “One Landon” philosophy that promotes meaningful relationships between students and faculty across campus, and an understanding of the importance of the alignment of all Lower School policies and programs with the Middle and Upper Schools.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that allow one both to speak compellingly about Landon’s Lower School and to develop authentic and productive relationships with faculty, staff, students and parents.
  • Strong perceptive skills and the high emotional intelligence required to understand the needs and motivations of a wide range of constituents.
  • The strategic thinking and problem-solving capability necessary to move seamlessly between “the big picture” and day-to-day matters; to develop and execute plans; to respond to shifting priorities; and to help faculty, students, and families feel a deep connection to the school.
  • An understanding of the developmental and educational needs of Lower School boys and the ability to support faculty and staff in meeting the social-emotional and learning needs of a broad range of students.

Personal Attributes

  • A warm and caring person of unquestioned honesty and integrity who exemplifies Landon’s Code of Character.
  • An egalitarian leader who blends confidence, humility and self-awareness.
  • One who is excited about working in an all-boys environment and committed to Landon’s emphasis on strong academics supported by rich involvement in athletics and the arts.
  • An optimistic, even-tempered and patient person whose wisdom and ability to see the best in others brings a sense of balance and perspective to the community.
  • An educator who fully embraces the teacher-coach-mentor model and is sensitive to the time commitment such an approach places on faculty.
  • An open-minded and flexible person whose dedication to life-long learning is an inspiration to faculty and students.
  • An informed citizen who models cultural competency, values diversity and equity, and demonstrates a commitment to the cultivation of an inclusive and diverse community.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Educator’s Ally at:
leadershipsearch@educatorsally.com by November 12, 2018

Maintenance Foreman

Landon School, an independent school for boys (grades 3–12), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Maintenance Foreman to begin work immediately. This is a full-time, 12-month, and exempt position that will report to the Director of Buildings of Grounds.  The Maintenance Foreman will act as “player-coach,” providing hands-on participation in maintenance activity and direct supervision of multi-trade personnel. He or she will hold staff accountable for meeting or exceeding quality and productivity standards of the department, as well as departmental work rules and campus policies. The position requires the ability to perform and supervise a variety of jobs relating to carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, construction, engineering and general maintenance work. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to Landon’s Director of Buildings and Grounds, Max Webber, at Max_Webber@landon.net(No phone calls please.)

Middle School Head

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Middle School Head for the 2019-20 school year.  The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a track record of developing authentic relationships with all constituents.  A commitment to Landon’s Code of Character, the Teacher-Coach-Mentor model, and the school’s mission statement and strategic plan are essential qualifications for the role. 

Leadership

  • A visible, accessible and approachable person whose regular presence in the life of the school, authentic relationships, and genuine investment in students’ and adults’ growth engender the trust and support of all constituents.
  • One who leads not only by virtue of intellect and experience but also by exhibiting strong character, care for others, and moral decision-making.
  • A collaborative leader who values the contributions of others, empowers faculty and staff, leads by process and conversations rather than by mandate, and nonetheless possesses the courage of conviction to make difficult decisions.

Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in independent school education, with at least five years’ experience in an administrative position and experience working in an all-boys’ setting preferred. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in education, school administration, or a related field.
  • A successful track record of leading students and faculty in mission-driven programming.
  • Demonstrated experience creating inclusive and caring communities within schools.
  • A background that includes involvement in or exposure to strategic decision-making with regard to curriculum, pedagogy, diversity, professional growth, and overall school culture.
  • Demonstrated experience with Admission and Retention efforts, especially in attracting families at entry point grade levels.
  • A history of building positive relationships and working effectively with faculty, staff members, students, trustees and parents.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Broad and deep knowledge of traditional and emerging curricular and pedagogical trends in middle school education.
  • A detailed knowledge of current research-based best practices in boys’ education and an understanding of the importance of the vertical alignment of skills and competencies required for a successful 3-12 academic program.
  • A strong commitment to the “One Landon” philosophy that promotes meaningful relationships between students and faculty across campus, and an understanding of the importance of the alignment of all Middle School policies and programs with the Lower and Upper Schools. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that allow one both to speak compellingly about Landon’s Middle School and to develop authentic and productive relationships with faculty, staff, students and parents.
  • Strong perceptive skills and the high emotional intelligence required to understand the needs and motivations of a wide range of constituents.
  • The strategic thinking and problem-solving capability necessary to move seamlessly between “the big picture” and day-to-day matters; to develop and execute plans; to respond to shifting priorities; and to help faculty, students, and families feel a deep connection to the school. 
  • An understanding of the developmental and educational needs of Middle School boys and the ability to support faculty and staff in meeting the social-emotional and learning needs of a broad range of students.

Personal Attributes

  • A warm and caring person of unquestioned honesty and integrity who exemplifies Landon’s Code of Character.
  • An egalitarian leader who blends confidence, humility and self-awareness.
  • One who is excited about working in an all-boys environment and committed to Landon’s emphasis on strong academics supported by rich involvement in athletics and the arts.
  • An optimistic, even-tempered and patient person whose wisdom and ability to see the best in others brings a sense of balance and perspective to the community.
  • An educator who fully embraces the teacher-coach-mentor model and is sensitive to the time commitment such an approach places on faculty.
  • An open-minded and flexible person whose dedication to life-long learning is an inspiration to faculty and students.
  • An informed citizen who models cultural competency, values diversity and equity, and demonstrates a commitment to the cultivation of an inclusive and diverse community.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Educator’s Ally at: leadershipsearch@educatorsally.com by November 12, 2018

Security Guards

Landon School, an independent school for boys in grades 3-12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time and a part-time Security Guard to help secure and protect our 75-acre campus. The security guard reports to our Security Manager. The role of the security guard is to ensure the safety and security of Landon School students, families, staff and visitors by monitoring and controlling access to campus, greeting and welcoming visitors, assisting with school events and activities, securing buildings, and other responsibilities.

The successful candidate should focus on customer service, maintain strong verbal communication skills, adhere to all security protocols, and react effectively and calmly in emergencies. Requirements for this position include a high school diploma or equivalent degree, knowledge of security operations and safety practices at a school or business, basic computer skills needed to access and respond to emails or find information on Landon’s website, and a valid driver’s license.

Landon offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package such as health, dental and vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid vacation for full-time employees. To apply, please email Landon’s Director of Buildings and Ground Max Webber at max_webber@landon.net. Please include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. No phone calls please.

Teaching-Coach-Mentor Positions

TEACHER-COACH-MENTOR POSITIONS

Middle School Chinese Substitute Teacher

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Middle School Chinese substitute teacher for mid-December through February or March. The ideal candidate will possess Mandarin fluency and a strong ability to communicate in English, experience working with adolescents, enthusiasm for collaboration, and a willingness to embrace our teacher-coach-mentor model. The position entails teaching three classes—each at a different level—of Mandarin to students in grades 6-8, serving as an advisor and coach. A bachelor’s degree and an advanced command of Mandarin are required.  Please submit cover letter and resume by email to Charles Franklin at charles_franklin@landon.net. No telephone inquiries please. 

Varsity Basketball Coach

Landon School, an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time, experienced varsity basketball coach for the 2019-20 school year.  The team competes as part of the prestigious Interstate Athletic Conference and annually schedules one of the toughest non-league schedules. The head coach directs and coordinates all aspects of the varsity basketball program and is responsible for overseeing all grade level teams in accordance with the mission of the school. 

Key responsibilities include: preparing for and running practices, game day coaching, coordinating travel, monitoring of assistant coaches, managing appropriate media relationships, working with families of prospective student-athletes and other administrative tasks as assigned.  The ideal candidate will fulfill the teacher-coach-mentor responsibilities and will promote character building, teamwork, and sportsmanship in accordance with Landon’s Code of Character.

To qualify for this position, a bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate also has 3-5 years of successful high school coaching and/or college coaching experience including head coaching experience, a proven record of developing the whole person through athletics, and excellent communications skills. A driver’s license is also required.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Bill Brady at Bill_Brady@landon.net. No phone inquiries please.