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.

To apply, 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:

Advancement Administrative Assistant


The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School’s motto, “I will find a way or make one.”

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS

Holton-Arms School seeks an experienced professional to join our Advancement team as the Advancement Administrative Assistant. The Advancement team at Holton is comprised of two departments - development and communications - and is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all constituent relations and communications between the School and various constituency groups including alumnae, donors, parents, and students.

Reporting directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement, this full-time, non-exempt position represents the Advancement Center as a first point of contact for general phone calls, email, and visitors. S/he will assist the Director of Institutional Advancement with all administrative tasks and serve as a key partner to ensure the director is well-organized and successful in meeting annual goals. Working alongside program directors, the Administrative Assistant also supports all Advancement Center functions, including fundraising, communications, alumnae relations and parent relations.

The person in this position must excel in managing relationships, providing outstanding customer service, and must be an enthusiastic professional with the highest standards of excellence, a keen sense of humor, and a kind disposition. This position will require some weekend and evening work.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for Advancement Administrative Assistant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in administrative functions
  • Experience in a development/fundraising setting is preferred
  • Commitment to provide a high level of professional service to internal and external customers
  • The ability to work collaboratively to organize, prioritize, and successfully execute multiple concurrent tasks; to anticipate needs and act accordingly, and to perform with a high degree of initiative
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, act with discretion, and maintain a high level of performance in a fast-paced work environment
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, trying new initiatives, and comfortable with a certain amount of ambiguity
  • Presence onsite Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend assignments as needed
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with customer relationship management software is preferred

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



5th Grade Language Arts/Math Teacher (reposted 5/18/18)

The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of 5th Grade Language Arts / Math Teacher. The teacher teaches three sections of language arts and one section of math (Everyday Math) to classes of 15 students each. 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 work with our Math Specialist and the 5th grade team to develop an enriched math program that is student centered, differentiated, and designed to support girls. In addition, the successful candidate will work with the 5th grade team to develop an authentic, student centered, interdisciplinary program for students.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for 5th Grade Language Arts/Math Teacher will have:

  • a keen ability both to challenge students to reach new potential, and to provide the nurturing support and positive learning environment that students need.
  • 3-5 years of elementary school experience in developing a language arts curriculum.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Elementary Education, and will be able to contribute to the school's extracurricular programs.
  • Professionalism, flexibility, and excellent communication skills with colleagues, parents, and students are highly valued at the School.
  • Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred.
  • Collegiality and an eagerness to collaborate with colleagues on advancing the school's strategic initiatives are essential.

Lower School Part-time Music Teacher - Strings

The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Lower School Part-time Music Teacher with a specialty in beginning strings for the school year 2018-2019. Instrumental music at Holton-Arms is comprised of well-established and strongly supported programs in strings and winds, grades 3-12. In addition to general music classes that provide the grounding in experience, understanding, and skill for all other musical pursuits, every Lower School student, grades 3 through 6, plays a band or orchestral instrument. Teaching responsibilities in the Lower School include after school group lessons for beginning and second year string students, and an after school Advanced String Ensemble for students seeking additional opportunities to study and play chamber music and more advanced string repertoire. Additional responsibilities may include helping new students make instrument choices, fitting and assigning instruments, supporting ensembles in Lower, Middle, and Upper School by coaching small groups and leading sectional rehearsals, and assisting with instrumental music concerts. Opportunities would also exist for teaching private lessons in the Arts Adjunct Program, to be covered under separate contract.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for the Lower School Part-time Music Teacher - Strings should have

  • A bachelor’s degree in music education and/or performance with an emphasis in strings
  • A genuine passion for teaching young students at the beginning of their music journey
  • Experience working one-on-one and/or in small groups with students from beginning to advanced levels.

Middle School History and English Teacher

MIDDLE SCHOOL HISTORY AND ENGLISH TEACHER

The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world

DESCRIPTION & DETAILS

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Middle School History and English Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and a desire to teach sections of both history and English.

In addition to the primary teaching responsibilities in Middle School, candidates will also participate in other facets of the middle school program, including advisory, community service, mini-mester, and other division-specific experiences

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for the Middle School History Teacher should have:

  • a minimum of 3 to 5 years of teaching experience
  • a Bachelor's degree in Education, History, or English (Master's degree preferred)
  • A firm grasp of effective pedagogical approaches at the Middle School level such as differentiated instruction, project-based learning, authentic assessments, and inclusive teaching practices.

Faculty at Holton-Arms are committed to academic excellence and the health and wellbeing of all students. Qualified candidates will understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the development of cultural and global competence are integral components of an excellent humanities curriculum.

The School seeks individuals who:

  • are passionate about working with middle school students
  • are committed to creating a student-centered classroom
  • are willing to use and experiment with technology
  • are eager to collaborate with colleagues
  • are lifelong learners
  • possess intellectual curiosity, a sense of humor, and strong communication skills


Upper School History Teacher

UPPER SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER

The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

DESCRIPTION & DETAILS

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Upper School History Teacher. In addition to the primary teaching responsibilities in Upper School, candidates should expect to participate in myriad other facets of the upper school program, including advisory, clubs, and other division-specific experiences. In particular, the successful candidate may be asked to advise the Model UN club, which includes two overnight trips yearly as well as other responsibilities. Participation in curriculum design over the summer of 2018 would also be welcome.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for the Upper School History Teacher should have:

  • 3 to 5 years of teaching experience
  • a Bachelor's degree in History (Master's degree preferred in either History or Secondary Education with a History focus)
  • a firm grasp of United States/European History and/or World History/Ancient Civilizations, and relevant teaching experience in a rigorous history program.
  • Candidates with in-depth knowledge of a non-western historical tradition would be preferred.
  • are passionate about working with upper school students
  • are committed to creating a student-centered, standards-based classroom
  • are willing to use and experiment with technology
  • are eager to collaborate with colleagues
  • are lifelong learners
  • possess intellectual curiosity, a sense of humor, and strong communication skills


Upper School Science Teacher

The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS:

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Upper School Science Teacher with an in-depth knowledge of upper school biology and conceptual chemistry. In addition to primary Upper School teaching responsibilities, candidates should expect to participate in a variety of division-specific duties including advisory, clubs, chaperoning, and other division events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate for Upper School Science Teacher:

  • Will have a Bachelor's degree, in Science (Biology or related preferred, Chemistry with biology teaching experience is acceptable
  • Master's degree in either biology/Chemistry/related science or Secondary Education is highly preferable

Upper School Spanish Teacher

The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.

Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."

We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS:

Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Upper School Spanish Teacher.

Beyond the classroom, expectations include fulfilling assigned duties as required; communicating effectively with students and parents; and working collaboratively with other language teachers in the department, as well as division colleagues and administrators. Teachers will serve as advisors, mentors, and role models responsible for preserving a positive learning environment and the well-being of all of our students; committing to academic excellence and supporting our Global Education and Diversity institutional priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate for Upper School Spanish Teacher:

  • Will have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Education or Spanish, with a graduate degree preferred.
  • Will have demonstrated successful experience working with students age 14 and older
  • will have Native or near-native proficiency in the Spanish language
  • Will have education and teaching background
  • Will be a collaborator and team teacher
  • Can teach from level one to highest
  • With other languages is a plus
  • Will have a sense of humor
  • Have 3 years’ experience, global travel
  • Understands language learning as an integral component of global competence
  • Sees language learning as something everyone can do

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