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 fill out this form in addition to following 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).

Administrative/Staff Positions

ADMINISTRATIVE/STAFF POSITIONS

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Assistant Head of School for Academics

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3-12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks an Assistant Head of School for Academics.

The Assistant Head of School for Academics is responsible for oversight of the curriculum and instructional practices at Landon, ensuring that both are rooted in and consistent with both the Landon mission and philosophy and the strategic plan. The Assistant Head works to oversee curricular content and curricular change, teaching practices, curricular infrastructure, professional development, faculty committees, and teacher growth. Also reporting to the Assistant Head are the all learning specialists, librarians, academic technologists, the registrar, the hiring coordinator, and the department chairs. The Assistant Head collaborates closely with the Heads of the three Divisions and the Head of School in management of the academic program and serves as a member of the senior administrative team. Please review the full job description here for a list of responsibilities, qualifications and additional information.

Brigham Hill Consultancy is pleased to assist Landon with the search. For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Jessica D. (Cockrell) McCann and L. Lincoln Eldredge of Brigham Hill at mccann@brighamhill.com.

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Landon School, an independent school in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Director of Buildings and Grounds. The start date for this position is July 1, 2017. Please send cover letter and resume to patti_pfeiff@landon.net. No phone calls please.

Position Title: Director of Buildings and Grounds

Date Last Revised: 10/12/2016

Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Classification: Regular full-time twelve month employee. Exempt.

Position Purpose: The Director of Buildings and Grounds (DBG) is responsible for all aspects of properly maintaining, running, and improving the buildings and grounds of Landon School on both short term and long term basis, for overseeing all major construction and capital improvement projects, for overseeing transportation and security related matters, for logistics and event execution, for contributing to overall strategic vision for campus, and for implementation of campus master plans. 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. The DBG will oversee approximately 20 buildings and grounds staff members, and collaborate closely with the CFO/COO, the Head of School, and the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board to manage, maintain, and improve the campus of Landon.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 B&G 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 Head

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, HVAC; and 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, multi-lingual workforce, with ability to communicate in Spanish preferred
  • Computer proficiency to include use of e-mail, 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

Director of Development

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 Development to oversee an expanding program of major, planned, and annual giving as well as alumni relations and to successfully meet or exceed all short and long term fundraising goals. This includes developing and implementing strategies for a variety of funding channels, including major gifts, the annual fund, planned giving, events, and capital campaigns. The Director will manage a team of approximately seven and work in close collaboration with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, faulty, alumni, parents, and other key stakeholders. The top candidate will be a seasoned development professional with a proven record of relevant fundraising experience.


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage all fundraising efforts of the School, including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, capital campaigns, foundation support, and key special events, including the annual Azalea Festival
  • Create and regularly update a strategic and operational plan for all development initiatives
  • Manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors, with special attention towards leadership donors to all fundraising efforts
  • Work to cultivate new donor relationships, ensuring successful and thorough process for identification and appropriate solicitation of new prospects
  • Ensure detail-oriented approach to data entry/management and data-driven approach to goal setting and decision making
  • Lead, manage, and evaluate Development Office staff, ensuring they have clear expectations and the necessary resources to achieve their objectives
  • Ensure thoughtful engagement with and utilization of volunteers in support of development function
  • Oversee management of strong alumni relations program
  • Oversee successful implementation of on-campus and off-campus events throughout the year to maintain and foster relationships between the school and its alumni and donors
  • Ensure ongoing and strong partnership with Landon finance and communication functions
  • Build a strong working relationship with the Head of School and Board, gaining trust and providing them with timely information, advice, and counsel related to all fundraising and alumni activities
  • Serve on senior administrative team and serve as staff support for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • 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 Head of School

Qualifications

  • A minimum of ten years of experience in designing and implementing a creative and professional fundraising program, including success in securing gifts of at least six figures from individual donors
  • Proven ability to create and execute a strategic fundraising plan, engaging diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in overseeing a professional, ongoing, major and planned gifts program
  • Experience in managing a team of development professionals
  • Success in identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals and foundations
  • Success in working with volunteers and trustees
  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing and leveraging donor data to plan strategically
  • Strong budgetary, projection, and quantitative analysis skills
  • Proficiency with technology, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and fundraising software such as Blackbaud
  • Understanding of and experience implementing best practices in non-profit fundraising and standard GAAP definitions/protocols with regard to accounting for charitable donations
  • Special event planning knowledge and/or experience
  • Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends

Personal traits to include:

  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Solutions-oriented, industrious, passionate about achieving results
  • Compelling, tactful, skillful communicator – in both writing and speech
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, resourcefully, and creatively
  • Proficient, organized, detail-oriented and capable manager
  • Professional demeanor and presentation
  • Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Sense of and balanced perspective
  • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
  • Confident but humble

To Apply

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