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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Admissions Office Coordinator

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time, 12-month Admissions Office Coordinator to support efforts to proactively and creatively execute a successful admissions process; help ensure robust pool of strong applicants; and ensure thoughtful, thorough and welcoming communication for all who apply to Landon. The Admissions Office Coordinator will assist with the enrollment and re-enrollment process for families, as well as maintain and manage the office’s databases.

Responsibilities

  • Professionally and warmly interact with families and visitors throughout the admissions process, serving as the first point of contact to various inquiries (in person, phone, email)
  • Manage and maintain the Admissions database with accuracy and timeliness; troubleshoot database issues with families and be lead strategist on how database is used to increase applicant pool
  • Coordinate interviews and campus visits for all prospective families, following up in timely way to all inquiries with a service oriented mindset
  • Process all requests for admission information in a timely manner
  • Prepare and maintain Admissions files, including daily filing, scanning, and updates
  • Maintain accurate statistical information and generate weekly and monthly reports
  • Coordinate and assist with preparation, collection and storage of all necessary paperwork from applicants as well as enrolled/matriculating families
  • Coordinate and assist other Admissions staff with the planning and execution of special events (e.g., open houses, regional receptions, parent coffees, new student and parent activities, etc.), including guest lists and RSVPs
  • Process work orders (through online software or email) for maintenance, dining services, and engagement with other departments and personnel
  • Assume responsibility for writing and sending routine correspondence, including admissions decision letters, mail merge functions, inquiry packets, etc.
  • Perform general administrative duties (e.g., photocopying, filing, scanning documents, mail, etc.)
  • Coordinate and maintain Admissions calendar
  • Maintain public spaces in Admissions office
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate to remain current with best practices
  • Support the 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

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree or related work experience required
  • Professional and personable self-starter with a growth mindset and ability to work independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, faculty, colleagues and administrators
  • High level of technological facility, with familiarity and success using school data base software and other technology such as MS Office suite
  • Driven, solutions-oriented, industrious, accountable, and passionate about achieving results
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Proficient, analytical, organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and creative
  • Professional and engaging demeanor and presentation
  • Familiarity with independent school operations preferred
  • 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 at times a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah Powers, Landon’s Director of Admissions, at sarah_powers@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Admissions Officer (Part-Time/Seasonal)

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Part-Time Admissions Officer to support all efforts to proactively and creatively execute a successful admissions process; to help ensure robust pool of strong applicants; and to ensure thoughtful, thorough and welcoming communication for all who apply to Landon. The position reports directly to the Director of Admissions and is part-time (approximately 50% of FTE), with employment running from mid-September through March.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with implementing the yearly Admissions plan
  • Assist with orchestration of admissions events, including but not limited to, open houses, information sessions, shadow days, panel discussions, and all other Admissions events
  • Promote Landon to external and internal audiences; professionally represent and market the school at school fairs, public appearances, open houses, conferences, etc.
  • Interview prospective applicants and their parents as assigned by Director of Admissions, and proactively maintain communication with families throughout the ongoing process, working to convert them to from applicants to enrolled students
  • Manage assigned projects and events that relate to the recruitment of current and returning families
  • Assist with preparation of completed candidate files for admissions committee, providing supporting data and identifying competing priorities and ensure accurate and completely updated database
  • Pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate to remain current with best practices
  • Support the 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

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, ideally with some experience working in an independent school admissions office 
  • 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 database 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
  • Familiarity with independent school operations preferred
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah Powers, Landon’s Director of Admissions, at sarah_powers@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Custodian & Maintenance Technician

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a talented and team-oriented Custodian & Maintenance Technician to help clean and maintain the buildings and outdoor walkways of our beautiful 75-acre campus. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Cleaning of school buildings including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and more
  • Cleaning of outside walkways, steps and patios
  • Moving furniture
  • Clearing snow
  • Setting up for special events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor of Building Maintenance or Director of Buildings and Grounds

Education & Experience

  • Related job experience required
  • High school diploma/GED desired 
  • Class C driver’s license desired

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of maintenance methods and proficiency in operating related equipment 
  • Ability to perform manual tasks requiring modest physical strength: involves lifting (up to 50 lb.), carrying, moving, pushing and/or pulling of furniture, supplies, equipment, and packages.
  • Ability to walk and stand for 8 hours a day
  • Ability to climb stairs/ladders, stoop, bend, walk, reach above and kneel; dexterity of hands and fingers
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with others 
  • Ability to maintain communication with a two-way radio 
  • Must be open and available to work all assigned shifts, including overtime
  • Must be conversant in English
  • Must have driver’s license
  • Must provide their own transportation to/from Bethesda
  • Must maintain a punctual and consistent attendance

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions may include working outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Working around dust or flying debris
  • Working around students

To Apply

Please send resume or work experience and cover letter to Jeremy Kugel, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, at jeremy_kugel@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.)

Executive Assistant to the Headmaster

Landon School, an independent day school for boys, grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a highly motivated and organized Executive Assistant to the Headmaster. The Executive Assistant is responsible for the daily running of operations for the Headmaster’s Office — including correspondence, mailings, meetings, planning and attending events, controlling the calendar, and working on short-term as well as long-term strategic projects. This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports directly to the Headmaster.

Strong candidates will exhibit exceptional organization and interpersonal skills; an ability to communicate clearly and write well; a talent for discerning priorities for the school and the Headmaster; energy and stamina; and the capacity to multitask and work independently.

The Executive Assistant must have the highest level of discretion, will work closely with the Board of Trustees, and will attend Board meetings. The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude and be a team player. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and have substantial relevant experience.

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

Internal Communications Manager

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks an Internal Communications Manager. This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you love to write, and you thrive on attention to the smallest detail while thinking “big” about how to share our school’s story.

Description

As our Internal Communications Manager, you may have a workday that includes writing and editing content for our website, magazine, blog, newsletters and other publications. You may interview students, teachers and alumni. You may also use your InDesign skills to create and update invitations, flyers and posters for school events. You may take photos with a DSLR camera and edit them in Photoshop, shoot video for our website and YouTube channel, plus post on our social media accounts. You will join a team of four — including an External Communications Manager, Database/Website Manager, and Director of Communications — that is passionate about our school mission and committed to boys education.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage distribution of our school newsletters, which includes writing stories and gathering content from divisions and departments.
  • Manage publication of our biannual Landon Magazine, which includes writing and editing as well as working closely with our graphic designer.
  • Proofread materials for the Development Office, Admissions Office and other school departments.
  • Review and refine our communications strategy with an understanding of audience, message and data analytics.
  • Assist the external communications team with graphic design, photography, social media and video.

Qualifications

You are patient, levelheaded, and cool under pressure. You can explain just about anything to anyone and can earn trust easily. You develop strong relationships with colleagues at all levels. You are organized, proactive, and enjoy taking on difficult challenges and finding innovative solutions. You show a natural curiosity about the school and the entire education industry that leads to creative thinking about how to effectively communicate and engage with our community.

You know how to use the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign, and you understand content management systems. You are able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings, weekends and summers.

To Apply

Please send a resume and two writing samples via email to Meredith Josef, Landon’s Director of Communications, at meredith_josef@landon.net. (No telephone inquiries please.)

Teaching Positions

TEACHER-COACH-MENTOR POSITIONS

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Theater Arts Long-Term Substitute (Middle & Upper Schools)

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Long-Term Substitute for Theater Arts to instruct Middle and Upper School students. The position begins on August 23, 2018, and concludes December 21, 2018. The ideal candidate will exhibit an enthusiasm for working with boys in grades 6–12, have experience teaching theater arts and managing the technical aspects of performances, demonstrate flexibility and a warm sense of humor, be eager to collaborate with colleagues, and express a desire to be actively involved in the school community.

The position entails teaching four theater arts classes — three Middle School (grades 6–8) and one Upper School (grades 9–12); providing technical support and supervision in the performing arts auditorium for school-day events; and helping with various Middle School duties. A bachelor’s degree and experience teaching theater arts are required, master’s degree preferred.

To apply, please submit cover letter with resume 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 Interim Science Teacher

Landon School, an independent day school for boys in grades 3–12, in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a full-time Interim Science Teacher for the Upper School division (grades 9–12) for the 2018–19 school year to teach Biology and a second science, such as Chemistry or Physics, at the introductory level. 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 science, with significant coursework in biology and/or the other natural or physical sciences, and should be willing to work with other educators in a collaborative environment. A bachelor’s degree is required, while a graduate degree and previous teaching experience are preferred. Candidates must be willing to coach after-school athletics, and those who have experience guiding student projects or clubs related to STEM subjects 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.)