College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Employment

A strong faculty is the hallmark of an excellent school. At Holton-Arms, we offer faculty and staff a community that is dedicated to high professional and ethical standards and committed to promoting excellence in teaching at every grade level and in every discipline. Our professional standards are in turn a model for our students.

We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, programs for professional development, and the opportunity to work with some of the best faculty, staff, and students.

If you are interested in joining our community, please look at our current opportunities.

Cover letter and resume may be sent to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
recruitment@holton-arms.edu
Fax: 301-767-2710

Current Openings:

Director of Human Resources

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position Director of Human Resources for the 2017-2018 school year. A core member of Business Office Staff, the Director of Human Resources plays a highly visible leadership role providing overall HR direction and support for all employees. The Director of Human Resources partners with senior leadership and directs HR initiatives including all aspects of benefits administration, compensation, recruitment, performance management, payroll management, progressive discipline, employee counseling, retirement plan administration including serving as a fiduciary on the 403(b) retirement plan committee, and various other HR polices and initiatives. The Director of HR is responsible for monitoring applicable regulatory requirements and employment laws.

The position reports to the Director of Finance and Operations

KEY MANDATES:

  • Establish hiring, onboarding and other employment practices and policies; serve as strategic partner to administrators and personnel managers in HR matters;
  • Manage employee benefit plans and updates, including plan documents, summary plan descriptions and regulatory forms;
  • Manage outsourced vendor relationships and administration of the company’s 403(b) retirement plan, and health & welfare plans. Work with auditors and advisors in the preparation of the company’s regulatory reports such as EEO1, Form 5500/Annual Returns;
  • Act as key advisor on employee relations matters: coach managers, mediate, develop action plans, counsel employees, provide referrals, etc.;
  • Manage HR budget and ensure spending is consistent with business needs and reflects good stewardship in the management of schools resources;
  • Build effective working relationships with staff at all levels, providing advice and guidance on a broad range of issues, particularly related to workplace culture and productivity; foster the development of others, facilitate teamwork and cooperation, and aid the constructive resolution of conflicts;
  • Develop and maintain a system of personnel records for all school employees in order to provide a comprehensive, efficient, accurate and current record of all matters pertinent to employment, transfer, tenure, retirement, leaves, promotion, discipline, demotion, etc.; and,
  • Oversee payroll and coordinate fiscal and calendar year-end processing of payroll, including supplemental payrolls, W-2, ACA filings and other tax forms, and other government required documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field; 10+ years of HR experience primarily related to employee benefit plans, employee relations and payroll; HR Certification preferred.
  • Supervisory experience leading and developing a HR and payroll team including the ability to inspire, motivate, influence, and hold colleagues accountable to high standards.
  • Knowledge of employment laws, best practices, and trends in HR and Payroll.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to establish respect, credibility, and trust, and maintain productive working relationships at all levels of the organization including staff and senior leadership.
  • Customer service orientation; Ability to function effectively as team member and team leader; and keen sensitivity to others.
  • Exceptional communication skills – verbal, written, presentation, and in team facilitation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality; absolute discretion in handling sensitive/confidential information, strong ethics and ability to exercise good judgment.

Preferred candidates will have experience and knowledge in all of the HR functional areas. Experience in independent schools preferred but not required.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to work as a leader, coordinator and a member of a team.
  • Must be cooperative, congenial, service oriented, and promote these qualities.
  • Must be resourceful in problem solving.
  • Must possess judgment that is thoughtful, tactful and discreet in approach.
  • Ability to coach and mentor.
  • Must possess customer service orientation.
  • Must be able to collaborate and work effectively within a team.

We seek candidates proficient with HRIS systems, and Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel. Knowledge of Google products is helpful.

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 665 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” (Jessie Moon Holton - 1866-1951, co-founder) With 155 full-time, 40 part-time and 200 seasonal employees, we are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We are dedicated to inspiring young women to lead lives of positive influence.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package with a competitive salary.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Fax: 301-767-2710

Instrumental Music Teacher – Winds and Percussion

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of instrumental music teacher with a specialty in winds and percussion for the school year 2017-2018. The music program at Holton-Arms consists of well-established instrumental, choral, and general music components, with general music providing the grounding in experience, understanding, and skill for all other musical pursuits. Instrumental music is strongly supported with programs in strings and winds, grades 3-12. Instrumental faculty members teach in all three divisions of the School and therefore need to be effective in teaching a widely varied age group. In Lower School, all students play in an instrumental ensemble and receive group instruction. Responsibilities in Middle and Upper School consist of Middle School Band, Upper School Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Other teaching assignments may include Middle and Upper School English Handbell Ensembles.

Shared mission and philosophy as well as shared students and facilities necessitate a high degree of collaboration, organization, and vision, both within the music department and in work with other members of the Fine and Performing Arts Team. Collegiality, initiative, sense of humor, and an eagerness to collaborate with others to advance the school’s artistic and strategic initiatives are essential.

A bachelor’s degree in music education with an emphasis on teaching winds and percussion is required. The ideal candidate will have classroom experience in band as well as handbells and/or music technology.

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 665 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” (Jessie Moon Holton - 1866-1951, co-founder) We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We are dedicated to inspiring young women to lead lives of positive influence.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package with a competitive salary.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu
Fax: 301-767-2710

Middle School Math Teacher 2017-2018

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Math Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 664 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Candidates must have teaching experience in a rigorous, college preparatory program at the Middle School level and enjoy working with students as well as with colleagues. Successful candidates should have a strong educational background in mathematics and be able to teach a 7th and 8th grade curriculum that ranges from Pre-Algebra through Geometry. We seek individuals who are eager to create a student-centered classroom and are willing to explore ways to use technology to achieve this goal. Collegiality and an eagerness to collaborate with colleagues on advancing the school’s strategic initiatives are essential. Involvement beyond the classroom is an expectation and candidates who are able to lead extra-curricular activities are preferred.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package with a competitive salary.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Fax: 301-767-2710

6th Grade Homeroom / Language Arts Teacher 2017-2018

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of 6th Grade Homeroom / Language Arts Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The school seeks candidates who have a keen ability both to challenge students to reach new potentials, and to provide the nurturing support and positive learning environment that students need. Professionalism, flexibility, and excellent communication skills with colleagues, parents, and students are highly valued at the School. The candidate also should have at least 3-5 years elementary school experience in developing a language arts curriculum. Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will work with the 6th grade team to develop an authentic, student centered, interdisciplinary program for students. Collegiality and an eagerness to collaborate with colleagues on advancing the school’s strategic initiatives are essential.

At Holton-Arms, our students learn to be active and thoughtful readers and effective and eloquent writers as well as skilled speakers. Our language arts program is designed to foster a love of reading and writing and to give students the tools they need to be both knowledgeable consumers of written information and successful communicators of ideas. Successful candidates will have Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and will be able to contribute to the school's extracurricular programs. The 6th grade language arts teacher teaches 4 sections of 15 students, 60 students in total).

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 665 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” (Jessie Moon Holton - 1866-1951, co-founder) We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We are dedicated to inspiring young women to lead lives of positive influence.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Fax: 301-727-2710

Lower School General/Choral Music Teacher 2017-2018

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of general and choral music teacher in a combination of grades from third through seventh for the 2017-2018 school year. The music program at Holton-Arms consists of well-established choral, instrumental and general music components, with general music providing the grounding in experience, understanding, and skill for all other musical pursuits. Holton is very fortunate to have a state-of-the-art Music Technology Lab; composition and music technology are central aspects of the curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will depend to some degree upon a candidate’s expertise and experience. In addition to Lower and Middle School general music classes, there are possibilities for teaching within the choral and music technology components of the program and collaborating with colleagues to incorporate drama in the Lower School. Expertise in one or all of those three areas is desirable.

Lower School general music is singing-based, with other key elements including composition and improvisation, development of music reading skills, and exploration of widely varying musical traditions and cultures. Seventh grade music takes place in the Music Technology Lab. Shared mission and philosophy as well as shared students and facilities necessitate a high degree of collaboration, organization, and vision, both within the music department and in work with other members of the Lower School faculty and the Fine and Performing Arts Team. Collegiality, initiative, sense of humor, and an eagerness to collaborate with others to advance the school’s artistic and strategic initiatives are essential.

A bachelor’s degree in music education with an emphasis on general/choral music is required. The ideal candidate will have classroom experience in general music, choral music, and music technology and/or drama.

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 665 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” (Jessie Moon Holton - 1866-1951, co-founder) We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We are dedicated to inspiring young women to lead lives of positive influence.

We offer a competitive salary.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Holton-Arms School, ATTN: HR

7303 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu or Fax: 301.767.2710

Learning Specialist for Grades 3-6

Holton-Arms School, an independent day school for girls in Bethesda Maryland, seeks a full time Learning Specialist for its Lower School, grades 3-6 for the 2017-2018 school year. The Learning Specialist is part of the Lower School Administrative Team and works with the LS Director, Assistant Lower School Director, and Guidance Counselor. Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs and methods of support of elementary school aged students, and in particular, the learning needs of girls. Candidates should have elementary school teaching experience and hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education or Reading.

The Lower School Learning Specialist serves as a leader regarding thoughtful, authentic approaches to learning and student support. She/he works to demystify learning issues and works to develop a learning environment where a broad range and variety of student learning styles and needs can benefit from our dynamic program.

Candidates should have strong organizational and communication skills, and will be responsible for maintaining student records/files, working closely with parents, implementing standardized testing, analyzing psycho-educational reports, administering educational assessments and providing recommendations to teachers based on these assessments.

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent girls school with 665 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We offer a comprehensive benefit package with a competitive salary.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu
Fax: 301-727-2710

Facilities Manager for Engineering

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the full-time position of Facilities Manager for Engineering for the 2016-17 school year. Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms School is an independent college preparatory girls school with 657 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57- acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

The Facilities Manager for Engineering is a full-time position and reports to the Director of Facilities. The Facilities Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate the engineering operations within the organization. This is a full-time exempt management position.

Responsibilities include:

Operations:

  • Schedules and assigns work responsibilities to engineering staff to meet shift requirements.
  • Orients and trains engineering staff to perform maintenance activities and tasks.
  • On call availability for emergencies and projects as assigned by Director of Facilities.
  • Observes / evaluates corrective maintenance or repair on equipment.
  • Provide high level technical competence across a range of skills within building engineering.
  • Work hand in hand with engineering staff to maintain equipment when needed.
  • Makes recommendations on maintenance repairs and contracts in a timely manner.
  • As part of the Facilities emergency preparedness team, identifies potential problems, develops response plans and manages crises when needed.

Administration:

  • Monitors the functions of service contractors and building repair and maintenance contractors.
  • Inventories and acquisitions of maintenance supplies.
  • Maintains disaster preparedness, identifies potential problems, develops response plans and manages crises.
  • Develops, implements, and reviews policies, procedures, and standards covering preventative, routine, and breakdown maintenance services.
  • Oversees the construction, installation, and preventative maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensures highly efficient safety program. Conforms to OSHA standards.
  • Supervises administration of maintenance facility, including preparation of budgets, work schedules, goals and objectives, and purchase/requisition documents.
  • Additional duties may be required to meet mission of the school.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in management of maintenance department or facility.
  • Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and carpentry trades. Must be able to operate tools and equipment related to facility maintenance. Excellent understanding of mechanical systems and their operation.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean background check.
  • Must possess good communication skills especially during emergency situations.
  • Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills. Experience managing staff is a plus.
  • Must perform all duties in a professional manner, understand and follow written and verbal commands and make independent and good judgment decisions based on School policies and procedures.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Working Conditions

Work is performed inside and outside the building with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations. Flexibility with working hours and working conditions is required.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a competitive salary

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

email to: recruitmen@holton-arms.edu or Fax: 301-767-2710

Part-Time Softball Coach

Holton-Arms School is seeking a part-time Softball Coach for the spring semester. Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 664 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. The school has outstanding facilities including an eight lane all-weather track, a six lane pool, two full size gyms, a fitness center, three fields (including an artificial turf field), large dance studio and seven tennis courts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

We are seeking candidates with previous playing experience, coaching experience is preferred. Coaches are expected to uphold the program's objectives, and enforce proper fundamentals & sportsmanship. Schedule flexibility required for evening practices and games. This is a coaching-only position; no teaching vacancies are available at this time. Stipends are provided. A background check is required.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Human Resources

The Holton-Arms School

7303 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Fax 301-767-2710

To learn more about Holton-Arms, please visit our website at www.holton-arms.edu.

Part-Time Lacrosse Coaches

Holton-Arms School is seeking Lacrosse Coaches for the varsity and junior varsity teams. Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 657 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. The school has outstanding facilities including an eight lane all-weather track, a six lane pool, two full size gyms, a fitness center, three fields (including an artificial turf field), large dance studio and seven tennis courts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Coaches will have the opportunity to coach a great group of girls in one of the most competitive leagues in the country. Previous playing experience and/or lacrosse coaching experience is preferred. Coaches are expected to uphold the program's objectives, and enforce proper fundamentals and sportsmanship. Schedule flexibility is required for evening practices and games. The season begins February 27, 2017 and ends May 17, 2017. Competitive stipends are provided. A background check is required

Interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Julie Treadwell at Julie.treadwell@holton-arms.edu and recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Private Music Teachers - Fine and Performing Arts Adjunct Program

Holton-Arms School invites applications for part-time music teachers for its after school Arts Adjunct Program for this school year. We are currently seeking professionals to teach in the following areas: guitar, piano, saxophone, and voice.

Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 645 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

The Holton-Arms Fine & Performing Arts Adjunct Program provides extracurricular music education for students and adults in the Holton community and those from the greater Washington metropolitan community. Professional adjunct faculty members offer private and group lessons in vocal and instrumental music including piano, guitar and harp. The program includes informal and formal performance opportunities throughout the year with open studios, studio workshops, and recitals.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree or above in music performance on his/her instrument or voice. We seek individuals with exceptional musicianship who are eager to provide instructional support for students in the Holton curricular ensemble program, to expand students' musical education beyond the scope of the School's ensemble program (e.g. guitar and piano), and to make the same outstanding instruction available to students outside of the Holton community.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

ATT: Human Resources Holton-Arms School 7303 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817

recruitment@holton-arms.edu Fax: 301.767.2710

Part-Time Substitute Teachers Grades 3-6

Working at Holton

A strong faculty is the hallmark of an excellent school. At Holton-Arms, we offer faculty and staff a community that is dedicated to high professional and ethical standards and committed to promoting excellence in teaching at every grade level and in every discipline. Our professional standards are in turn a model for our students.

We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, programs for professional development, and the opportunity to work with some of the best faculty, staff, and students.

If you are interested in joining our community, please look at our current opportunities.

Cover letter and resume may be sent to:

ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
recruitment@holton-arms.edu
Fax: 301-767-2710

Current Opportunities:

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of part-time Substitute teacher for the 2014-15 school year. Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 640 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Position Summary:
Substitute teacher assumes the duties of the classroom teacher on an as needed basis. Notification could be several days in advance or the day of the sub job. Substitutes need to have experience working with children in an academic setting, must be familiar with classroom management, and must be willing to comply with the requirement of fingerprinting and background checks.

We seek candidates with previous elementary school teaching experience and that are:
• Passionate about education
• Dedicated to student achievement
• Excited about collaborating, and
• Relentless in their pursuit of excellence

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:
ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
E-mail: recruitment@holton-arms.edu
Fax: 301-727-2710

Middle and Upper School Part-Time Substitutes

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of part-time Substitute Teacher for our middle and upper school divisions. Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms is an independent college preparatory girls school with 657 students in grades 3 through 12, located on a 57-acre campus in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington. The School is known for its commitment to academic excellence, and for its leadership in providing opportunities for young women in athletics and the fine and performing arts. We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff reflecting the population of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Position Summary

The Substitute Teacher assumes the duties of the classroom teacher on an as needed basis. Notification could be several days in advance or the day of the sub job. Substitutes need to have experience working with children in an academic setting, must be familiar with classroom management, and must be willing to comply with the requirement of fingerprinting and background checks.

We seek candidates with previous middle or upper school teaching experience in math, science, history, or English, and that are:
• Passionate about education
• Dedicated to student achievement
• Excited about collaborating and
• Relentless in their pursuit of excellence

A Bachelor’s degree is required.

We offer a competitive salary.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:
ATT: Human Resources
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Email: recruitment@holton-arms.edu
Fax: 301-727-2710

The Holton-Arms School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its hiring, educational policy, admissions, financial aid practices, or of its athletic and other School-administered programs.

Working at Holton

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One of the great things about working at Holton is that the girls are fearless. They get the idea that taking science and engineering is the expectation. They say, "it's a tough course, but I can do it. I can take on that challenge. "

– Chris Lee
Upper School Science

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