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Director of Development

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Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is seeking an experienced professional to partner with the Head of School, lead a staff of two, and build philanthropic support for the school and the engagement of key stakeholders. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Development creates, implements, and supervises appropriate fundraising strategies to meet the financial goals of the School consistent with the strategic plan. Along with the Head of School, the Director of Development is responsible for strengthening a positive public perception of Bishop Walker School in the community, communicating the mission and objectives of the school, building relationships with donors, and obtaining the financial support necessary to ensure a strong and vibrant future. There will be tremendous opportunity for outreach well beyond the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Key to the success of this individual is the willingness to embrace the unique and dynamic aspects of the school community. He/she will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and must be able to demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, outstanding organizational skills with donors and colleagues, and be a motivational team player.

Responsibilities begin July 1, 2022.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, plus 5-7 years of experience in development/fundraising and/or significant relevant experience in education or business. Record of donor/client solicitation and closing, required.

  • Commitment to ethical fundraising, collegiality, teamwork, and the mission of the Bishop John T. Walker School for boys.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.  This position demands the personal presence and poise required to instill comfort and confidence among board members, volunteers, school leadership, faculty, and major donors.  Ability to tell the story of the Bishop Walker School with passion and persuasion, along with a genuine desire to build lasting relationships with the school’s donor community.

  • Strong motivation, initiative and the ability to prioritize. As this position enjoys a high degree of autonomy, it requires a driven and disciplined individual who can engage effectively with donors, prospects, and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with colleagues and high-level volunteers, including the Bishop Walker School Governing Board and Annual Dinner Committee members.

  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to craft thoughtful personal letters, compelling proposals, and other communications.

  • Proficiency with G Suite and the Windows computer environment including MS Word and Excel. Experience with The Raiser's Edge® or comparable fundraising management software preferable.

  • Openness to learning software applications and/or acquiring new skills quickly and effectively with an entrepreneurial spirit eager to develop or improve existing systems as needed.

  • Availability and willingness to work outside the normal schedule, including early mornings, evenings, School holidays, and weekends to accommodate donor and volunteer meetings, and School/departmental events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize, manage, and steward a fundraising program that raises $3-$5 million annually in philanthropic revenue from over 1,000 individual, foundation, parish, and corporate donors.

  • Collaborate with Development Staff, the Head of School, and Senior Administration colleagues to plan and execute a comprehensive communications strategy.

  • Plan and execute a direct marketing program to raise awareness and funds through mail, email, and social media.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and volunteers to solicit and secure funds from individual and organizational donors to support the school’s current operations and long-term aspirations.

  • Responsible for planning and executing special events, including the Annual Dinner, the Juneteenth Giving Campaign, and small strategic events that boost awareness for the School.

  • Strategize and plan appropriate opportunities for the Head of School, Board members, and key volunteers, and faculty members to participate in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.

  • Engage with members of the Governing Board to secure personal financial support, identify new potential donors, and strengthen relationships with donors in member’s networks.

  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Development Committee and work closely with the Committee Chair to identify and track the achievement of committee goals and objectives.

  • Help to promote a culture of philanthropy among all of the School’s constituents and seek to expand understanding of the important role philanthropy plays at BWS and be an active and visible participant in the life of Bishop Walker School.

How to Apply

Prospective candidates should send the following materials in a single PDF document to Linda Talton at linda@educationgroup.com.

  • Letter of interest specifically addressing this position and school

  • Resume (education and work experience)

  • List of five professional references with contact information

 

Full-Time Teaching Assistant

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys seeks a dynamic Teaching Assistant (K-5) for the 2022-23 school year to educate and encourage the intellectual and social development of boys as a part of our long-term response to COVID-19 academic gaps. The Teaching Assistant is responsible for supporting (and at times leading) instruction of a maximum of 16 students in all areas of the curriculum. The Teaching Assistant should have a commitment to urban education and inspiring excellence. 

Excellent performance in this position could lead to a full-time Lead Teacher role or a Teaching Residency for Equity and Engagement (TREE) Fellowship opportunity in future school years.

 

Educational Qualifications 

  • Two or more years of lead or assistant teaching experience preferred 

  • BA required, BA or MA in Elementary Education or related field preferred (e.g., Reading, Math, Teaching and Learning, or Curriculum and Instruction) 

 

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Collaborating with Lead Teachers, Specials Teachers, and/or other Teaching Assistants to support students instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, religion, and fine arts. 

  • In the presence of the Lead Teacher, lead small group instruction and provide appropriate feedback on academic, behavioral, and developmental progress.

    • Clearly articulate both verbally and in writing students’ progress, strengths, or needs. 

    • Support implementation of curriculum, including academic and special education learning plans 

    • Facilitate or support engaging, hands-on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom 

  • In the absence of the Lead Teacher, lead whole and small group instruction in the content areas, maintaining the classroom climate, expectations, and learning space

    • Establish and support high learning, behavior, and spiritual expectations for student academic performance and behavior

  • Form and maintain positive partnerships with parents, community partners, and colleagues 

  • Communicate professionally with all members of the school community, including peers, supervisors, families, extended support systems, and donors. 

  • Attend school regularly and on time 

  • Attend and be an active participant or chaperone in school wide events before or after school, as needed 

  • Follow BWS’ policies/procedures as stated in the personnel handbook, including: 

    • Participation in staff meetings, including division, department, grade-level, open meetings, and professional development days. 

    • Compliance with deadlines as established by school leadership 

    • Proper and up to date record keeping including attendance, behavior, and academic grading, as needed 

  • Support all other duties as assigned

 

An ideal candidate will also embody: 

  • A learner’s spirit that promotes inquiry, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking inside and outside of the classroom 

  • A commitment to growth mindset habits and a willingness to participate in regular goal-setting, reflection, and professional growth opportunities 

  • An aptitude for technology and experience using PC and IOS systems, standard office equipment, and virtual learning tools 

  • A flair for creating and delivering school appropriate communication, both written and verbal 

  • An interest to grow from mentee towards a collaborative partnership with the Lead Teacher and/or other Special Teachers in the building 

  • Introductory knowledge of Restorative Practices, Eureka Math, Wit and Wisdom, or Positivity Project 

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Head of School Mike Molina via email at mmolina@bishopwalkerschool.org and Director of Curriculum Itea Bell Tanner ibelltanner@bishopwalkerschool.org

 

Full-Time Learning Specialist

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys seeks a Learning Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year to educate and encourage the intellectual and social development of boys. Our Learning Specialist will be responsible for stewarding academic growth and confidence in our population’s neediest learners while working collaboratively with a team of new and experienced staff to create exciting and joyful communities where students love to learn. She/he/they should also have experience with executing and monitoring individual learning plans and 504s while utilizing progressive, data informed, teaching methods that are responsive to scholars’ diverse needs. 

 

Educational Qualifications  

  • Bachelor's Degree or graduate degree in Elementary Education or related field preferred (e.g., Reading, Math, Teaching and Learning, or Curriculum and Instruction) , a background in Special or Gifted Education preferred 

  • Mastery of skills/content/understandings of special education and developmental stages of scholars, K-5 

 

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: 

  • Host small group learning sessions to review or re-teach foundational skills for students in need 

  • Support the learning of gifted students through small group extension or enrichment lessons as needed 

  • Observe individual scholars in classrooms in order to assist the teachers in assessing and supporting scholars who require accommodations/support 

  • Collaborate with teachers and counselor to suggest modifications and accommodation to classwork, homework, or projects to meet the learning needs of the scholar(s)

  • Collaborate with teachers, counselors, and school leadership to create educational learning plans for scholars whose families present documentation of medical issues or learning differences 

  • Craft and share student progress on foundational skills with teachers, families, and school leadership quarterly or more, as needed 

  • Serve as a permanent cohort substitute for cohort grades when the Lead Teacher and Teaching Assistant are unavailable 

  • Establish and support high learning, behavior, and spiritual expectations for student academic performance and behavior 

  • Form and maintain positive partnerships with parents, community partners, and colleagues

  • Communicate professionally with all members of the school community, including peers, supervisors, families, extended support systems, and donors. 

  • Attend school regularly and on time 

  • Attend and be an active participant or chaperone in school wide events before or after school, as needed 

  • Support Admissions and Outplacement teams on academic-focused tasks, as needed

  • Follow BWS’ policies/procedures as stated in the personnel handbook, including:

    • Participation in staff meetings, including division, department, grade-level, open meetings, and professional development days. 

    • Compliance with deadlines as established by school leadership 

    • Proper and up to date record keeping including attendance, behavior, and academic grading, as needed 

    • Experience using standard office equipment and school technology 

  • Support all other duties as assigned 

 

An ideal candidate will also embody: 

  • A learner’s spirit that promotes inquiry, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking inside and outside of the classroom 

  • A commitment to growth mindset habits and a willingness to participate in regular goal-setting, reflection, and professional growth opportunities 

  • An aptitude for technology and experience using PC and IOS systems, standard office equipment, and virtual learning tools 

  • Introductory knowledge of Restorative Practices, Eureka Math, Wit and Wisdom, or Positivity Project 

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Head of School Mike Molina via email at mmolina@bishopwalkerschool.org and Director of Curriculum Itea Bell Tanner at ibelltanner@bishopwalkerschool.org

Communications, Marketing, and Events Coordinator

The Bishop Walker School seeks a Communications, Marketing , and Events Coordinator to help implement a multi-faceted campaign to enhance the stakeholder understanding of, and support for, the BWS community. S/he will play a key role in establishing and reinforcing BWS’ mission through direct and indirect advertising, website and social media publicity, print and digital publications, grassroots community outreach and event planning. The Communications Coordinator will also support internal and external events related to Development and fundraising initiatives. S/he will lead site research, logistics coordination, budget and timeline development, list development and tracking, volunteer management, digital and print invitation coordination, and giveaway production.

 

Ideal Candidate Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Knowledge of current best practices and trends for social media platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

  • Must be comfortable in a variety of in-person environments, from working around children in a K-5 classroom to going on an outdoor field trip to Kingman Island to attending events with top-level donors at Washington National Cathedral

  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut, or similar video editing software required

  • Experience using social media analytics tools to inform strategy preferred

  • Well-versed in social media strategy and management; Strong experience in storytelling, content creation, and production for web, social channels, newsletters, digital marketing, and print communication.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies with exceptional initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills. Accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to follow through with multi-task projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Social media account management, including gathering/creating content, managing social media schedule, creating hashtag strategy for multiple school social channels.

  • Curate and cover school events, including photos and write ups for website, social media, newsletters, etc; coordinate with internal departments.

  • Manage website, including page updates and regular fresh content; utilize best practices for website management.

  • Manage the production of school digital and print marketing/communication materials, including newsletters, email campaigns, postcards, videos, schedules, ads, student directory, invitations, etc. for a variety of audiences.

  • Maintain calendar of all school communications; assess and measure communication campaigns; manage and contribute to special projects, departmental support as assigned.

  • Acts as the School’s liaison with event vendors. Secures and inspects locations and venues for different events.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with colleagues and high-level volunteers, including the Bishop Walker School Governing Board and Annual Dinner Committee members.

  • Responsible for coordinating both advance, and day-of logistics for each event, including on-site management of event staff or management of virtual/hybrid event platforms.

  • Responsible for ensuring all event costs are within the estimated budget. Coordinates invoices for Directors’ sign-off and that event invoices are processed appropriately.

  • Ensure that events are publicized appropriately via print, email and our School website. Completes templates outlining relevant details for each event to initiate the invitation/web posting/email creation processes.

  • Works together with the Department Director to create safety and security processes for all events.

  • Following each event, memorializes the list(s) of attendees, develops post event recap, coordinates post event follow up and ensures all data is captured in our alumni database.

  • Use data and feedback to continuously improve programming. Tracks metrics and suggests data-driven decisions. Continuously enhance our programming with industry best practices.

  • Curating and editing content for digital and print media

  • Differentiating stories for different platforms and audiences

  • Using social media and other analytical tools to inform communications

  • Capturing photo of school events as needed

  • Helping with internal communications as needed

  • Assisting with copywriting and proofreading

  • Creating, organizing, and curating photo & video archives

  • Development Office support as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors required with three+ years of school communications and/or Development experience. 

  • Proficiency with G Suite and the Windows computer environment including MS Word and Excel. Experience with The Raiser's Edge® or comparable fundraising management software preferable.

  • Experience managing websites, including SEO/SEM and management.

  • Willingness and ability to work flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and select weekends.

  • Appreciation of and commitment to single-sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

  • Strong graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite) skills, video editing expertise (Premiere

    Pro, We Video, or other video editing) a plus.

 

Hours 

Full-Time

 

Application Requirements 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Chief Operations Officer, Ian Keener at ikeener@bishopwalkerschool.org. Portfolio submissions are encouraged.

 

Lead Teacher (Pool)

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys seeks to build a pool of dynamic Classroom Lead Teachers (K-5) for the 2022-2023 school year to educate and encourage the intellectual and social development of boys. Our Classroom Lead Teachers are responsible for stewarding academic growth and confidence in all students while working collaboratively with a team of new and experienced staff to create and sustain a community where students love to learn. She/he/they should also have experience with executing and monitoring individual learning plans and 504s while utilizing progressive, data informed, teaching methods that are responsive to scholars’ diverse needs. Lastly, a Classroom Lead Teacher should have a commitment to developing her/his/themselves as a model urban educator and as a reflective practitioner. 

 

Qualifications 

● Three or more years of teaching experience, lead teaching experience preferred 

● Bachelor's Degree or graduate degree in Elementary Education or related field preferred (e.g., Reading, Math, Teaching and Learning, or Curriculum and Instruction)
 

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

● Lead whole and small group instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, and-  in some cases- religion and fine arts.

  • Clearly articulate both verbally and in writing students’ progress, strengths, or needs to families, support staff, and school leaders 

  • Implement learning programs and curriculum fully and with fidelity

  • Design and implement learning modifications and accommodations for students in need, including all that appear in academic and special education learning plans 

  • Design and facilitate engaging, hands-on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom

  • Establish classroom procedures and routines with students that promote high learning expectations, behavior, and spiritual expectations

  • Use and gather student performance data to make purposeful choices about teaching strategies, ways to differentiate, and ways in which you advocate for student learning

  • Form and maintain positive partnerships with parents, community partners, and colleagues

  • Communicate professionally with all members of the school community, including peers, supervisors, families, extended support systems, and donors.

  • Attend school regularly and on time

  • Attend and be an active participant or chaperone in school wide events before or after school, as needed 

  • Follow BWS’ policies/procedures as stated in the personnel handbook, including:

  • Participation in staff meetings, including division, department, grade-level, open meetings, and professional development days. 

  • Compliance with deadlines as established by school leadership

  • Proper and up to date record keeping including attendance, behavior, and academic grading, as needed

  • Support all other duties as assigned

 

An ideal candidate will also embody: 

  • An intuitive nature that can predict and/or recognize the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of boys

  • A learner’s spirit that promotes inquiry, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking inside and outside of the classroom 

  • A commitment to growth mindset habits and a willingness to participate in regular goal-setting, reflection, and professional growth opportunities

  • An aptitude for technology and experience using PC and IOS systems, standard office equipment, and virtual learning tools

  • Introductory knowledge of Restorative Practices, Eureka Math, Wit and Wisdom, or Positivity Project

 

To apply:

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Mike Molina, Head of School, at mmolina@bishopwalkerschool.org as well Itea Bell Tanner, Director of Curriculum, at ibelltanner@bishopwalkerschool.org.