Employment

Thank you for your interest in Georgetown Prep!

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in North Bethesda, Maryland. Prep’s commitment to the 450 year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.

The faculty hiring season for Prep is routinely March and April, with employment each year commencing around August 15. Those interested in having a faculty application on file may submit an application at any time to Denise Hitt at dhitt@gprep.org. Completed applications should include a résumé and letter of intent.

Available Positions

Global Fellowship Liaison for 2017-18 School Year

Due to the growing population of Chinese students within our dorms, Georgetown Prep’s Residential Program is seeking a Mandarin proficient applicant to serve as both a mentor to the students and a liaison between the school and their parents and guardians. In addition to assisting with communications, all applicants would be required to serve as a Dorm Parent within the Residential Program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Dean of Residential Life and other administrators with communications between the school and the parents and guardians of our Chinese speaking students.
  • Help the school and Resident Staff to ease the transition into American high school life for our students coming from the Chinese educational system.
  • Assist the Dean of Residential Life in the implementation of the Residential Life Curriculum and in fostering the “cura personalis” of the boarders.
  • Be on duty 1 night a week, and up to 1 weekend every 3 weeks.
  • Encourage and facilitate boarding student participation in weeknight and weekend activities.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Proficiency in Mandarin
  • Commitment to and familiarity with the Jesuit educational philosophy and mission
  • Bachelor’s degree and interest in boarding school education
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive minibuses when on duty.
  • Proven record of leadership positions in collaborative working environments
  • Dynamic enthusiasm, energy, and the ability to work hard and long hours
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and willingness to work in a continually changing environment

Benefits include:

  • Stipend based on experience and responsibilities
  • Room and Board
  • Access to all school facilities
  • Optional Medical and Dental
  • Wi-Fi access and cable in room

All interested candidates should submit to Denise Hitt, Assistant to the Headmaster, the following:

1. A letter of interest
2. Resume
3. A response to the following: Describe how boarding can enhance an educational experience for a student and explain how you might facilitate that as a member of the Georgetown Prep Residential Life team. (Maximum Response: 1000 words).

Director of Development

Department: Development
Reports to: President
Status: Exempt

Tradition

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for young men in North Bethesda, Maryland. Georgetown Prep’s commitment to the 450 year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.

Summary of Position Purpose

Georgetown Preparatory School announces the position of Director of Development. The Director will be an integral part of the Georgetown Prep's leadership team and will be a member of the President’s Cabinet. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a broad fund-raising program designed to secure major gifts from members of all of the school's constituencies, including alumni, parents, past parents, foundations, corporations, and friends of the school. The Director will establish and implement a strategic program for the Development Department to identity, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and steward major donors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct, maintain, and expand the annual, capital, endowed and planned giving programs of Georgetown Prep.
  • Identify, educate, cultivate and solicit funding sources from the constituencies of Georgetown Prep including, but not limited to: alumni, parents, past parents, faculty and staff, foundations and friends.
  • Work closely with the President and the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to coordinate the advancement efforts of Georgetown Prep.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Department to coordinate and plan alumni projects and events.
  • Work with volunteers to ensure their programs are successful.
  • Manage the staff of the Development Department.
  • Serve as staff to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer and Business Office to ensure all gifts and pledges are recorded properly.
  • Provide reports to the President, the President’s Cabinet, the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee as needed.
  • Prepare and submit annual budget recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Prepare with staff and maintain an annual plan of action and operational calendar for the Development Department.
  • Share information about development projects and programs with the faculty and staff and collaborate efforts with them where appropriate.
  • Attend conferences and classes as needed for professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree; supplemented with seven (7) years of successful leadership experience in an administrative capacity.
  • Annual and comprehensive Capital Campaign experience.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and knowledge of methods and techniques in closing planned gifts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computers and databases.
  • Experience working with the leadership of volunteer boards and major donors from alumni, parents, corporations and foundations.
  • Knowledge of various prospect research methods.
  • Ability to develop and inspire a team of accomplished professionals in a collegial manner.
  • Commitment to Catholic and Jesuit education.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to travel strategically and obtain results.

Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to georgetownprep@gprep.org by October 25, 2017.

No telephone inquiries.


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