Employment

We are currently seeking candidates for the following position(s). Click the job title to go directly to the description.

 

 

 

 

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, Assistant Head of School, 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.