Employment


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Administrative/Staff Positions

ADMINISTRATIVE/STAFF POSITIONS

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Associate Director of College Counseling

Landon School, an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2018–19 school year to work with one-third of the juniors and seniors and their families through every phase of the college admissions process.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and have at least three years of experience in selective college admissions and/or independent school college counseling. He or she will have excellent organization, time management, written, and oral communication skills; a strong ability to listen, reflect, and connect with students; a proven track record of punctuality and dependability; and the ability to maintain accurate records for admission decisions and statistics. Prior experience as a teacher, coach, and/or dean in high school or head of a department is desirable. The Associate Director works with parents as partners in their son’s education and therefore should be empathetic to the needs of students and their parents even in difficult situations. Candidates are also expected to be creative, strategic, and thoughtful in their approach to assessing and improving current programs; to have a high level of competence using technology, including Naviance and the school’s internal database system; to work collaboratively and independently; and to work outside of normal school hours.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise and support students and families as they go through the process: conduct individual and family meetings, counsel students and their parents throughout the entire admission process, and help students and families to aspire realistically and choose wisely.
  • Write individualized letters for students highlighting their academic, extracurricular, and personal strengths.
  • Advise students on supplemental application materials: art, music, and architecture submissions.
  • Meet with college admissions representatives who visit campus.
  • Work with the Co-Directors of College Counseling to strategically assess and compile the annual school profile.
  • Travel to colleges, universities, and professional meetings.
  • Work with Co-Directors to arrange auxiliary programs such as on-campus college night programs, financial aid presentations, recommendation letter workshops for teachers, essay workshops, and case study programs.
  • Host open office hours for parents and Landon teachers.
  • Assist with the administration of PSAT and AP examinations.
  • Supervise transmittal of all supporting documents to colleges and universities.
  • Guide students and parents in the reporting of disciplinary infractions.
  • Build and strengthening relationships with college admissions deans and representatives; updating colleges about significant aspects of the Landon curriculum and extracurricular program; remaining informed regarding trends and changes in applications at specific colleges.
  • Conduct classes for students — essay writing workshops for juniors, interview practice for juniors and seniors, resume writing for sophomores, and ideas about how to make the most out of the Landon opportunity for freshmen.
  • Represent the school at various admissions events and in organizations including ACCIS, WAIS, PCACAC, and NACAC.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in professional conferences and other professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Help plan local WAIS college fair with colleagues from nearby schools as well as collaborative efforts with Holton-Arms School.
  • Remain involved in the life of the Upper School beyond college guidance through advising, teaching, and/or coaching.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references to Charles Franklin, Assistant Headmaster for Academics, at charles_franklin@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Director of Annual Giving

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Director of Annual Giving, an experienced and dynamic staff leader for The Landon Fund, our annual giving effort that raises $1.7 million each year from current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and other friends.

The Director of Annual Giving will encourage participation from all members of our extended community; steward, cultivate and solicit leadership giving prospects for The Landon Fund and other efforts; and work closely with the Director of Stewardship and Analytics to oversee the acknowledgement processes, including assigned areas of the annual report. This person will recruit, train and manage a strong volunteer force and partner with them to encourage engagement and support.

Some evenings and weekend hours will be required for the management of fundraising and school events. This is a regular, full-time position that reports directly to the Director of Development. The opening is immediate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop multiyear giving strategic and operations plans
  • Work with the Director of Development to 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, GiveCampus, 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 Headmaster

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 5–7 years of work experience with fundraising and donor relations, ideally in a school setting
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, other fundraising software programs, and technology such as the Microsoft 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
  • Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • 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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references to Director of Development Dr. Peter J. Gallo at peter_gallo@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a talented and team-oriented Director of Buildings and Grounds (DBG). This is a full-time, 12-month position that will report to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO). The DBG will oversee all major construction and capital improvement projects, transportation and security related matters, logistics and event execution. The DBG will contribute to the overall strategic vision for campus and for the implementation of the Campus Master Plan. The DBG will live on campus (housing provided) and serve as main point of contact for facilities-related concerns both during and outside of regular business hours; will oversee approximately 20 buildings and grounds staff members; and collaborate closely with the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO), the Headmaster, and the Board of Trustees’ Buildings & Grounds Committee to manage, maintain, and improve Landon’s campus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage regular maintenance and upkeep of all school facilities (both buildings and grounds) and school-owned properties, including housing
  • Supervise all buildings, grounds, janitorial, transportation, and security (collectively “buildings and grounds”) personnel and contractors
  • Negotiate and oversee all buildings and grounds contracts and manage contracted labor, including those related to capital improvement/major construction projects
  • Oversee all budgets related to physical plant, including those for facilities/grounds maintenance, utilities, security, transportation, and capital improvements
  • Oversee safety and security of Landon campus
  • Lead compliance efforts regarding local, state, and federal regulations
  • Manage logistics for school-related transportation, as well as campus events and rentals
  • Create and maintain facilities- and grounds-related policies and procedures, and ensure appropriate compliance by both Landon staff and contractors with both
  • Perform other duties assigned by CFO/COO or Headmaster

Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as engineering or management preferred; or an equivalent combination of progressively responsible experience and training
  • Minimum of five to ten years progressively responsible experience managing facilities in a school or similar campus environment
  • Demonstrable record of successfully working with internal and external service providers to achieve timely, efficient, high-quality maintenance, repair, renovation, and construction work
  • Experience and success working with architects, legal counsel, zoning, and other regulatory officials, engineers, construction firms, and project managers
  • Strong administrative/leadership experience, ideally in managing contractors and buildings and grounds personnel
  • Tactful, skillful oral and written communicator
  • Professional demeanor across a variety of settings and audiences
  • Understanding of facilities systems, such as mechanical, electrical, and HVAC
  • Knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools, and terminology of facilities trades, such as carpentry, masonry, grounds/landscaping, and housekeeping
  • “Player-coach” who is adept at managing people and complex projects, but also willing/able to lead by example and to perform routine maintenance tasks and use basic equipment, machinery, tools, and materials as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies and a diverse, multilingual workforce, with ability to communicate in Spanish preferred
  • Computer proficiency to include use of email, word processing, spreadsheets, and computerized facilities management systems; Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel) preferred.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including work developing, managing, and projecting capital and operating budgets
  • Needed personal and professional traits to include:
    • Professional demeanor and presentation appropriate to the work at hand
    • Ability to visualize big picture, attend to detail, and achieve results
    • Solutions-oriented and industrious problem solver
    • Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
    • Good sense of humor, ability to smile; balanced perspective; patience
    • High degree of integrity and trustworthiness
  • Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Ability and willingness to meet physical demands of the position

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and list of at least three professional references to Jeremy Kugel, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, at jeremy_kugel@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

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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Middle School Art Teacher

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Middle School art teacher for the 2018–19 academic year, beginning in August 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching drawing, painting, and sculpture, as well as a particular strength in 3-D work. S/he will exhibit an enthusiasm for working with boys in early adolescence, collaborating with colleagues, and being an active member of the school community. The position entails teaching art, coaching two athletics seasons each year, and advising a small group (approximately 10) of students in our Middle School (grades 6–8). Classroom experience and a bachelor’s degree are required; experience coaching ice hockey, soccer and/or lacrosse preferred. Please submit cover letter with resume and examples of student work (if available) by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Upper School Environmental Science Teacher

Landon School, an independent day 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 Humanities Teacher

Landon School, an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time English teacher for the Upper School division (grades 9–12) for the 2018–19 school year. Candidates must possess significant teaching experience, exhibit a willingness to teach multiple levels of English with energy and creativity, and welcome opportunities to innovate and collaborate. The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for integrative curricula and should possess a strong background in literature and writing. The opening may include team-teaching an interdisciplinary course with a Western focus that requires interest in and incorporation of art history, philosophy and music. The position includes coaching and advising responsibilities in addition to classroom teaching and offers many chances to engage with students beyond the classroom.

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