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.



Child Development Center Director

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.”

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OVERVIEW:

The Child Development Center(CDC) provides a caring and nurturing environment for Holton-Arms faculty and staff children from infancy to preschool. The center is located in Brown House on the Holton-Arms campus and provides developmentally appropriate programs and activities that contribute to all aspects of a child's development. The Child Development Center provides services for up to 33 children and operates from August to June while school is in session.

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 Child Care Center Director. The Child Care Center Director reports to the Lower School Director and is responsible to plan, organize, implement, coordinate, and control services of the childcare program, exercising independent judgment and decision-making authority as delegated. The CDC Director is responsible for hiring, professional development, performance management and certification training for full-time, part-time and on-call staff within the center. Additionally, the director must ensure that the site and professional staff are up to date with state and local licensing.

Under general supervision, the director operates the childcare program in conformance with institutional regulations and state day care licensing provisions. Responsibilities include the overall management of the center’s early childhood program and its operation, facilitating, planning and coordinating of the children's educational programs and activities.

  • Develop and implement program operating policies and activities as required; develop cost estimates for future program needs.
  • Plan, develop, schedule, and/or provide in-service training and evaluation of child care staff.
  • Ensure that the center and staff conform to federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements.
  • Interact with children in early learning classrooms on a daily basis.
  • Conduct program registration, maintain accurate records on children enrolled in the program to include their development, attendance, immunization and general health; create and maintain appropriate files and waiting lists.
  • Confer with parents on a regular basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children.
  • Order and maintain child care supplies and equipment.
  • Assist child care center staff in preparing for and presenting early childhood programs and activities; direct the organization and follow-up of special activities such as off-campus field trips; assist as necessary with duties of instructional assistants.
  • Ensure that problems encountered by staff are resolved; alter policies or procedures to ensure smooth operation of program.
  • Design curriculum by age group
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with state licensing authorities, community contacts and Holton constituents
  • Comply with requirements of all federal, state and local laws, as well as company policies and procedures
  • Maintain up to date medical records for all children
  • Communicate daily with parents regarding child’s day

QUALIFICATIONS

The Successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A bachelor's in early childhood development preferred
  • At least two to five years of experience in a leadership role in a day care environment
  • Completion of 6 semester hours or 90 clock hours of approved training or hold the Child Development Associate Credential
  • CPR and First Aide Certifications

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

To apply, cover letter and resume may be sent to:

Holton-Arms School
ATTN: HR/CDC Director
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Fax: 301-767-2710


Communications Coordinator


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

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 Communications Coordinator. This position reports directly to the Director of Communications and is responsible for supporting the School’s internal and external communication efforts in order to present a positive and consistent image of Holton-Arms.

In addition to writing, editing, and project management for digital, print, and social media, the Communications Coordinator will also:

  • Research, write, and produce all electronic newsletters
  • Create and send electronic invitations and announcements
  • Write/edit news stories for the Holton website
  • Manage (plan/coordinate/write/edit) the Holton-Arms’ blog – The Holton Scene
  • Run the School’s various social media accounts i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • Take photographs and videos as assigned
  • Assist with the production of Doorways – the semi-annual, school magazine
  • Compile and research information and story ideas for editorial board meetings
  • Work with the Communications Director, Alumnae Director, and class secretaries to gather, compile, and edit class notes for publication in semi-annual alumnae magazine - Doorways
  • Assist in the creation of major image pieces including annual reports, admission brochures, fundraising and donor recognition pieces, and various other school publications
  • Work with external vendors to produce high-quality materials; in some cases, work as part of a team with external editors, and designers
  • Help manage the ongoing project calendar for the Office of Communications
  • Attend weekly communications staff meetings and complete projects as assigned
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Office of Communications to all constituencies – internal and external
  • Stay up-to-date with changing technology and best practices in the area of communications used by peer Schools and other leading institutions

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for the Communications Coordinator must have 2-4 years of professional communications, writing, or public relations experience (previous work in schools a plus) and:

  • Flourish in a fast-paced environment and have demonstrated experience managing multiple projects at once with great attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills (presentation, interpersonal, oral, and written)
  • Possess a positive, customer-service-oriented attitude and ability to collaborate with different roles in an organization; coordinator will have significant interaction with others in the school community
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to prioritize, work independently and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced team environment
  • Proven record of working independently and on teams
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Journalism, English or Communications
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite; candidates with content management systems, photography, and videography skills a plus

Development Associate for Special Events

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.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OVERVIEW:

The Development Office drives all fundraising for the School. The Annual Fund, Alumnae Relations, Constituent Relations, Planned Giving, Major Gifts, and Campaign are all functions of the Development Office. The Development Office cultivates and sustains meaningful relationships to secure essential financial resources to advance the mission of Holton-Arms School.

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS

Holton-Arms School seeks an experienced professional to join our Development team as the Development Associate for Special Events. This full-time position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement with dotted lines to the Director of Constituent Relations and Director of Digital Media and Databases. The Associate bridges the Communications and Development Offices by assisting with the scheduling, organizational, and communication needs for school events while also providing general administrative and office support.

General Responsibilities:

  • Embody the Tenets of Staff Excellence at Holton-Arms
  • Handle department inquiries, routing elsewhere as needed
  • Assure discreet and confidential handling of all business
  • Participate in the creation of a written action plan that documents annual goals and objectives in development and communications offices and monitors progress throughout the year
  • Work and coordinate with other members of the development and communications offices to accomplish the goals and objectives of the departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement

In coordination with the Director of Communications

  • Coordinate the entire school calendar and planning process
  • Using the school software input all events on calendar
  • Monitor digital calendar to resolve mistakes/conflicts as needed
  • Post the lunch menu on the digital calendar and serve as liaison between school and food service provider with any issues
  • Attend weekly communications staff meetings
  • Work with school administrative team on major dates for upcoming two years

Events

  • Manage all event forms with facilities, food service, IT, etc., and work with these departments to ensure successful events
  • Monitor and maintain the master calendar of all events occurring each day
  • Instruct faculty and staff on proper procedures regarding events
  • Run weekly events meetings to prepare for the events in the coming week
  • Support and staff events as required
  • Coordinate major school events including Milestone Celebration, Commencement, Crab Feast, Convocation, Holiday Party, Senior Luncheons, etc.
  • Gather and disseminate information for school e-newsletters, website, and social media
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of print and digital event invitations and promotion with the communications office
  • Assist with Spring Auction and Premiere Party (Holton’s signature fundraising event)
  • Serve as the primary recipient for event RSVPs (Premiere Party, Grandfriends’ Day, Reunion, Philanthropic Leadership Reception, and other non-campaign events, alumnae events)
  • Update, track, and close-out the events in the database as assigned
  • Maintain annual chronology records of events and communications

Alumnae Relationsin coordination with the Alumnae Office

  • Along with the Director of Alumnae, supervise the requirements surrounding The HangUp (the School’s gently used uniform boutique)
  • Maintain a record of purchases and ensure that funds collected are deposited in the business office, post prices and policies, maintain a standard of “gently used” uniforms
  • Work with Director of Communications to ensure school-approved and brand-standard inventory
  • Coordinate volunteers to maintain a well-organized and stocked boutique
  • In collaboration with the Communications Office, develop and Implement a marketing plan for the collection and sale of items
  • Staff admissions events – HangUp pop-up shop

Reunion

  • Assist alumnae office with Reunion by providing support leading up to the event, by performing tasks as assigned, and by assisting with any follow up in the week following Reunion

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree required plus three years of relevant work experience.
  • Integrity, warmth, confidence, a positive outlook, a solid work ethic, and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to interact effectively and earn the respect of all the constituencies of the School community: the administration, staff, faculty, the Board of Trustees, alumnae, parents, and friends of the School.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proofreading skills and proficiency in software such as Microsoft Word/Excel, Outlook, and Google Drive
  • Ability to multitask and work successfully in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Above average organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to learn via training classes, web-based training, and online documentation
  • Ability to upgrade technical skills in order to meet changes in job requirements
  • Ability to adapt to changes in job procedures
  • Excellent service oriented work ethic

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:

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

recruitment@holton-arms.edu

Fax: 301-767-2710

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.

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