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Assistant Director of Communications

Landon School seeks an Assistant Director of Communications. This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you manage projects successfully from start to finish, you have a metrics-driven mind with an eye for creativity, and you thrive on attention to the smallest detail while thinking “big” about how to share our school’s story.  

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our 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.    

Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty and staff, and our robust co-curricular program. 

Description 

As an Assistant Director of Communications, your typical day will include working as a strategic and collaborative partner with Admissions and other departments. You will develop, test, and integrate strategies and tactics for our school’s engagement, recruitment, and marketing plans, such as email marketing, website optimization, and digital advertising. You will conduct data tracking and analytics on our website, social media platforms, and other digital assets to build successful strategies.   

You will also work with our design partners to design, write, and oversee the production of printed and digital promotional materials. You may write content for our website, magazine, blog, newsletters, and other publications. You may take photos with a DSLR camera and edit them in Photoshop, shoot video for our website and YouTube channel, and post on our social media accounts.   

You demonstrate a natural curiosity about the school’s program and community as well as trends in the education industry. This curiosity leads to creative thinking about how to effectively communicate and engage with internal and external audiences. You will join a team of four who is passionate about our school mission and committed to boys’ education, including a Visual Storyteller, Database/Website Manager and Director of Communications.  

Key Responsibilities  

  • Manage the school’s marketing program in collaboration with the Admissions Office, other school departments and outside partners/vendors, including creative campaigns, online content marketing, SEO, social media strategies, and email workflows  
  • Review and refine our marketing plans, strategies, and tactics with an understanding of target audience, message, trends, data analytics, testing, and measurements across different channels and segments  
  • Educate our community on marketing trends and leading-edge techniques in and outside the industry and incorporate best practices, particularly as it applies to lead generation and demand within independent education  
  • Manage website and social media content in cooperation with the Visual Storyteller  
  • Assist the Communications Office with writing, design, photography, social media, and video as needed 
  • Assist the Communications Office with proofreading of newsletters, magazines, flyers and invitations as needed 

Qualifications  

  • Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns  
  • Demonstrated experience working with relevant data analytics and other tools for strategic planning and decision making, especially Google Analytics and SEO  
  • Understanding of content management systems such as Finalsite and Blackbaud  
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or alternative photo and design editing software 
  • Strong project manager who develops strong relationships with colleagues at all levels  
  • Patient, levelheaded, and cool under pressure  
  • Ability to explain just about anything to anyone and earn trust easily   
  • Organized, proactive person who enjoys taking on difficult challenges and finding innovative solutions  
  • Willing and able to work a flexible, full-time schedule, including evenings, weekends and summers  
  • Knowledge of independent schools is preferred  

To Apply  

Please send a resume and a portfolio of work via email to Meredith Josef, Landon’s Director of Communications, at meredith_josef@landon.net. No telephone inquiries please. 

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Landon School seeks a Director of Auxiliary Programs.  This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you enjoy working creatively and collaboratively, can manage projects successfully from start to finish, and love a fast paced environment.

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our 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.    

Description

As the Director of Auxiliary Programs, you play a pivotal role in generating essential revenue for the school’s operating budget. You will manage and execute a robust summer program consisting of over 2,800 campers and develop and implement a new after school enrichment program for both students and parents. No day is the same for the Director of Auxiliary Programs -- from budgeting and recruiting to program development and customer service, you are a teacher, event planner, manager, and entrepreneur all rolled into one.  

Key Responsibilities

LANDON SUMMER

  • Responsible for setting short and long term vision for summer program.
  • Manages database for online registrations and serves as webmaster for camp webpage.
  • Creates, manages and monitors budgets.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of camp and all summer personnel.
  • Provide high quality customer service to Landon Summer families.
  • Oversees recruitment, onboarding, and staff training.

LEAP (Landon Enrichment and After School Program)

  • Develops and executes an innovative, revenue generating enrichment program that includes after school enrichment activities, aftercare, weekend/evening student classes, and adult workshops.
  • Prepares and executes marketing strategies, with the goal of increasing enrollment, revenue and profit.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of LEAP and all part-time staff.

OTHER INITIATIVES

  • Landon school store
  • Campus rentals
  • Faculty-led travel programs

Qualifications

You are detail oriented, creative, motivated, positive and flexible; exhibit integrity and discretion; and work collaboratively with colleagues. You have prior camp director and other auxiliary programs experience with a proven record of success with project management, customer service, and business development. 

A willingness to work flexible hours, weekends and evenings when necessary, and longer hours during summer camp season is essential, and you should have a minimum of 4+ years in a supervisory role. Other important skills include a proficiency in Microsoft Office, Finalsite, database systems (Ultracamp preferred), and other technological tools as well as experience working with budgets and financial tracking.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary expectations to Jeremy Kugel, Chief Financial Officer, at jeremy_kugel@landon.net.  (No phone calls please.)

Middle School AfterCare Coordinator

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3-12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our 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.

Landon’s Middle School division (grades 6-8) offers an AfterCare Program from 3:40-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The purpose is to provide a safe, supervised space in which students may work on their homework, read silently or relax quietly after school. This is a part-time, nine-month, non-exempt position that will report to the Director of Auxiliary Programs. Working hours are 3-6:15 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise middle school students in the classroom
  • Create a positive study hall environment conducive to academic and social success
  • Maintain accurate daily attendance records
  • Track drop-ins and submit charges to Business Office
  • Manage registrations and create rosters
  • Organize student emergency contact and allergy information
  • Distribute snacks, manage inventory, and place orders as needed
  • Ensure students are dismissed to the appropriate adult
  • Work collaboratively with other aftercare coordinators
  • Answer parent correspondence via email, phone, or in person
  • Communicate regularly with the Head of Middle School regarding any issues or concerns
  • Uphold and exemplify Landon’s Code of Character

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with middle school students in an educational/academic setting
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jamie Simon at jamie_simon@landon.net. (No phone calls please.)

Middle School Science Teacher

Landon School is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75 acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1929, our 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.

Landon is committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach and endeavor towards becoming their best selves.  This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program. 

Landon seeks a creative and innovative Middle School Physical & Earth Science teacher for the 2020-21 school year.  This position will primarily consist of being a lead teacher of Form II (Grade 8) Physical Science, and may include teaching Form I (Grade 7) Earth Science.   The ideal candidate will be experienced and confident in teaching beginning chemistry and physics topics, including integrating mathematics into physical science, and using laboratory experiments and hands-on projects to help students master science concepts.  Experience with or a willingness to learn robotics is desirable, and candidates should be comfortable with topics in earth and environmental science. 

Candidates must have completed undergraduate work in a science discipline or science education, and be willing to work with other educators in a collaborative environment.  A graduate degree is preferred, but not required.  The position includes coaching and advising responsibilities in addition to classroom teaching, and offers many chances to engage with students beyond the classroom, so candidates should have an appreciation for spending time with middle school students.  Those who have experience guiding student projects or clubs are especially welcome to apply.   

Landon School offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: health, dental and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, free lunch and much more.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume, along with contact information for three professional references, to charles_franklin@landon.net. No phone inquiries please.

Middle School Spanish Teacher (Long-Term Substitute)

Landon School is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1929, our 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.

Landon is committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach and endeavor towards becoming their best selves.  This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program.

Landon seeks an interim Middle School Spanish teacher for the 2019-20 school year, beginning in early-February and running through the end of April.  Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience with using teaching approaches that incorporate tenets of Comprehensible Input and Project Zero Thinking Routines. The position includes advising responsibilities in addition to classroom teaching and offers many chances to engage with students beyond the classroom.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume, along with contact information for three professional references, to charles_franklin@landon.net. No phone inquiries please.

Student Billing Specialist

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our 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.  

 Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty and staff, and our robust co-curricular program.

Landon seeks a Student Billing Specialist. Under the direction of the Controller, Landon’s Student Billing Specialist will oversee the school’s efforts to manage student accounts, communicate and collect amounts owed, liaison with the school store and other areas where charges are incurred, and follow up with delinquent parents.  He/she is also responsible for ensuring that debits and credits are properly entered into the accounting system, that accounts receivable is properly executed, and that cash-handling procedures are in place and followed. The position reports to the Controller in the Business Office.

Job duties:

  • Work with team to process tuition and other deposits, payments
  • Prepare monthly student statements and other required reports
  • Import payments from Smart Tuition, Landon’s auto-debit vehicle
  • Work with Controller on bank and other reconciliations
  • Work with Development Office to process contributions and gifts
  • Work with Controller and Chief Financial Officer to manage promissory notes and delinquent accounts
  • Work with accounts payable to ensure checks are processed and accounted for properly
  • Contribute to Business Office team meetings
  • Offer insight into strategic and process issues and provide other support as needed

Minimum qualifications (education, certification and years of experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with concentration in accounting (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience with Smart Tuition online payment and Blackbaud accounting systems, highly preferred
  • Three to five years of related experience preferably in a non-profit organization or school entity

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience and ability in Excel, including advanced functions
  • High degree of attention to detail, good organization skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A focus on customer service and grace under pressure when dealing with challenging customers
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Understanding of an independent school’s student billing cycle
  • Knowledge of non-profit fund accounting

Landon offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to robert_mcquitty@landon.net.  No phone calls please.  

Upper School Spanish Teacher (Long-Term Substitute)

Landon School is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1929, our 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.

Landon is committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach and endeavor towards becoming their best selves.  This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program.

Landon seeks an interim Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2019-20 school year, beginning in mid-December and running through mid-March .  Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience with using teaching approaches that incorporate tenets of Comprehensible Input and Project Zero Thinking Routines. The position includes advising responsibilities in addition to classroom teaching and offers many chances to engage with students beyond the classroom.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume, along with contact information for three professional references, to charles_franklin@landon.net. No phone inquiries please.

Visual Storyteller

Landon School seeks a Visual Storyteller. This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you have photography, video and social media experience, and you find a compelling story in any situation.

Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our 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. 

Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and our robust co-curricular program.   

Description

As the Visual Storyteller, you play a pivotal role in telling authentic stories about the day-to-day curricular life of students, teachers and other members of the Landon community – from Lower School TED Talk presentations to Middle School robotics, from Upper School architecture and Humanities classes to drama productions and athletic contests. No day is the same for the Visual Storyteller, who will capture these visuals through compelling and creative video and photography and then bring these stories to life on our social media channels, school website and other publications. You are a photographer, videographer, editor, and producer all rolled into one.

Key Responsibilities

  • Shoot, produce and edit video and photo stories from conception to publication
  • Develop and maintain production and editorial calendar in conjunction with advancement team
  • Ensure that quality and aesthetics are consistent with brand standards
  • Follow best practices in asset management and organization of videos and photos
  • Share evolving trends and technical requirements in video, photography, and social media with the school community

Qualifications

You are collaborative, curious, enthusiastic, and cool under pressure. You must have a keen understand of story fundamentals including newsworthiness, authenticity, hook, and calls-to-action. You should know how to ask effective questions and develop trust with members of the school community, as well as have a well-developed eye/ear for best practices in the areas of visual, audio and content creation. We appreciate self-starters and idea-generators who are equally adept at leading and following. It is also incredibly important to be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy.

Your technical skills should include a working knowledge of intermediate-to-advanced level equipment (DSLR camera, video, audio equipment, lighting, microphones, etc.), experience using digital video and photography editing software such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro and Photoshop), and comfort with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and measurement tools.

You are able and willing to work some nights and weekends. Reporting to the Director of Communications, you join a team of four including a digital media/marketing manager and database/website manager. The ideal candidate has some professional experience or a bachelor's degree in photojournalism, video/film, new media or a related field.

To Apply

Please send a resume and your portfolio to Meredith Josef, Landon’s Director of Communications, at meredith_josef@landon.net. No telephone inquiries please. 

Landon School follows Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines.