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Thank you for your interest in working at Alexandria Country Day School. We accept employment inquiries year-round and are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls, please. For all positions, a criminal background check is required.

Current Openings

5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Alexandria Country Day School is seeking a full-time Fifth Grade Math and Science Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Qualified candidates will possess 3-5 years of experience in classroom teaching and a Bachelors degree in a related field. A Masters degree is preferred. Experience with Singapore Math and Next Generation Science Standards is beneficial. The school seeks growth-minded candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative, and adept at employing technology in the classroom. Effective writing and speaking skills, a good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls, please.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Alexandria Country Day School seeks a full-time Middle School Social Studies teacher for the 2019-20 school year.  Qualified candidates will possess at least 3-5 years of experience in classroom teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. The school seeks growth-minded candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative, and adept at employing technology in the classroom. Effective writing and speaking skills, a good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls, please.

Learning Specialist

Alexandria Country Day School is seeking a full-time learning specialist for the 2019-2020 school year.  The learning specialist will work collaboratively with the Heads of Lower and Middle School, as well as one other learning specialist, to support students.  Qualified candidates will possess 3-5 years of experience in classroom teaching and a Masters degree in learning disabilities or a related field. Experience with Reading and Writing Workshop, Word Study, and Singapore Math is beneficial.  The school seeks candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative, and adept at employing technology in the classroom. A good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls, please.

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Alexandria Country Day School seeks a full-time Middle School Language Arts teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Qualified candidates will possess at least 3-5 years of experience in classroom teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.  Experience with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop program is beneficial. The school seeks growth-minded candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative, and adept at employing technology in the classroom. Effective writing and speaking skills, a good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls, please.

K-8th Grade Music Teacher

Alexandria Country Day School is seeking a full-time K-8 music teacher. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, strong instrumental skills, and experience working with students in both choral and instrumental programs. The school seeks candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative, and adept at creating a positive instructional environment for students that inspires a love of music. A good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls, please.

Head of Middle School

The Head of School seeks a skilled partner and educational leader to guide the Middle division as we continue to strengthen ACDS by offering effective and innovative programs, nurturing a strong commitment to professional engagement and growth, ensuring a personalized approach to families and students, extending our unique emphasis on communication skills, and fostering a middle school culture that is both joyful and challenging.  The next Head of Middle School will join an exceptional administrative team an energized and collaborative middle school faculty, and a close-knit community.

The successful candidate will have at least a Masters Degree in a related field, had significant experience in the classroom and in an academic leadership role, and will demonstrate a deep knowledge of research and practice in middle years teaching and learning.   A strong appreciation for diversity of all kinds and skill in meeting the needs of a diverse student population is essential. The School seeks candidates who have strong interpersonal skills, superior written and oral communication skills, a collaborative orientation, excellent organizational and technological skills, a positive outlook, and a good sense of humor.

Candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and list of references in PDF format to Summer Sonner, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at employment@acdsnet.org. Please include “Head of Middle School” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Alexandria Country Day School, a non-sectarian, K-8, independent school in Alexandria, Virginia, serving approximately 185 students, seeks an experienced professional to serve as its next Director of Admission & Financial Aid.  

The Director of Admission & Financial Aid serves as part of the Advancement team and is responsible for recruiting a diverse and talented population of students.  The Director represents the School’s educational program to prospective students and parents, builds relationships with sending schools and educational consultants, stewards prospective families through the application and admission process, manages the selection process, and administers financial aid. A key member of the administrative team, the Director of Admission & Financial Aid works closely with the Director of Advancement and the Head of School to set and pursue school-wide strategies around enrollment and marketing.  The Director also supervises and works collaboratively with a full-time Admission Associate.

Candidates should possess a B.A. degree, three or more years of admission experience in an independent school or college setting, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Summer Sonner, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at employment@acdsnet.org.  Please include “Director of Admission & Financial Aid” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

K-5th Grade Spanish Teacher

Alexandria Country Day School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in classroom teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, teaching, or a related field. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred. A belief in and experience with Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) and Comprehensible Input (CI) instructional methodology is beneficial. Proficiency in differentiating instruction for a broad range of abilities is essential. The school seeks growth-minded candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative and adept at employing technology in the classroom. A good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. No phone calls please.

Substitute Teachers

Alexandria Country Day School is currently recruiting substitute teachers for the current school year. This position is on-call and as needed.

Qualified candidates must be enthusiastic, team players and have an appreciation of the unique qualities of the Kindergarten through 8th grade age group. A Bachelor’s degree and criminal background check are required. A background in education and classroom experience is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a statement of interest, resume and list of references to employment@acdsnet.org. Please specify which grade levels you are interested in substitute teaching. No phone calls, please.

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