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Employment

2019-20 School Year

Registrar & Communications Specialist

Country Day School is seeking an experienced technology and communications professional to serve in a technical support capacity. The coordinator will report to the Head of School and will work closely with other members of the Administrative Team. An ideal candidate will have technology and communications experience in a competitive marketplace (ideally in an independent school environment) and experience working with online student information systems. This position will be responsible for internal and external communications, marketing, and parent interfaces with our student information system while also serving as a liaison to our parent organization.

The candidate should have an appreciation for independent schools and the unique experience they offer students as well as the challenges they face in the northern Virginia market. A team mentality in addition to a positive and engaging disposition is necessary. A candidate who is a natural storyteller and can relay the Country Day School story and experience to a variety of audiences is a key qualification that we are searching for in a candidate.


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Systems Support

  • Experience with Blackbaud preferred
  • Provides user/staff on-going support and training.
  • Serve as school liaison with Blackbaud for database maintenance and technical issues.
  • Manages content and design as well as technical and administrative support for the School’s website
  • and intranet Blackbaud parent portal

Communications

  • Oversees all parent communication including “mass” emails, website and Blackbaud (parent portal) with all school constituencies.
  • Creates and distributes monthly parent email communications.
  • Serves as a strategic resource in communications/marketing
  • Responsible for overseeing social media content and posting.
  • Must remain current with technology and advertising trends, including finding innovative and new ways to market the school to prospective families.
  • Ongoing evaluation and testing of internet and intranet design and functionality.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to adapt to and learn new technologies; experience with Blackbaud, Publisher, Finalsite, Constant Contact, ,Facebook, Diamond Mind, Greater Giving, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 3-5 years of hands-on systems maintenance and user support services
  • Proven success at working collaboratively in educational leadership.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Country Day School is play and nature based NAEYC accredited school where nature and nurture come together to offer excellence in early childhood education. Our school comprises of 275 students ranging from two years of age through kindergarten with a fifty-year history in McLean, Virginia. Country Day school sits on four picturesque acres in historic Langley Fork and consists of nine playgrounds, a butterfly garden, nature trail, two education buildings, a nature room, art studio, and a library.

REPORTS TO: Head of School
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt: salaried with benefits
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
COMPENSATION: Competitive with area independent schools
START DATE: July 15, 2019

Early Childhood Teaching Position - Part-Time Toddler Teacher

Our program is expanding with a part-time position available for fall 2019.

The ideal candidate is an experienced early childhood teacher with educational vision, a natural ability to engage and support young learners, proven classroom management skills, strong interpersonal relations skills, excellent oral and written communication and computer skills, and a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and families. Experience with integrating an outdoor classroom approach into the curriculum is a plus. Prior teaching experience in a NAEYC accredited program is valuable.

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Duties include planning and implementing high-quality curriculum that is child-centered, developmentally appropriate, open-ended and process oriented. Teachers manage the classroom effectively with compassion, high energy, attention to detail, and problem-solving strategies. Teachers develop an engaging environment that encourages children’s independence and self-selection of activities and supports children’s ideas, initiatives, and creativity. Teachers develop individual prescriptive programming for each child based upon child observation and assessment. Regular communication with parents is by means of meetings, newsletters, home visits, phone calls, email, and individual parent conferences.

Requirements for the job include a minimum of a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related fields with a minimum of 12 credits completed in Early Childhood Education. Transcripts and diploma/s need to be made available upon hiring.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Credentials will be reviewed as they are received.

Email Head of School, Diane Dunne (ddunne@countryday.org) with a resume to express interest.

Summer Camp

Camp Substitutes

We are seeking on call substitutes available for summer camp as needed.

Please view our Camp page to learn more about the details of Camp CDS, which serves children toddler age through entering 1st grade over the course of 6 weeks. Email the Camp Coordinator, Mary Franklin (mfranklin@countryday.org), with a resume to express interest. Salary is commensurate with experience.

2018-19 School Year

Substitute Teachers

We are currently recruiting experienced on-call substitute teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Email Head of School, Diane Dunne (ddunne@countryday.org) with a resume to express interest.

Country Day School is play and nature based NAEYC accredited school where nature and nurture come together to offer excellence in early childhood education. Our school comprises of 275 students ranging from two years of age through kindergarten with a fifty-year history in McLean, Virginia. Country Day school sits on four picturesque acres in historic Langley Fork and consists of nine playgrounds, a butterfly garden, nature trail, two education buildings, a nature room, art studio, and a library.