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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 Rosemary Manfreda at rmanfreda@gprep.org. Completed applications should include a résumé and letter of intent.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Latin Teacher

Georgetown Prep’s Latin Department is seeking a full-time Latin teacher beginning in the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Applicants must have a strong Latin background and should be able to teach across the Latin curriculum. Applicants must be enthusiastic, energetic, and willing to teach as a member of a team, in conjunction with the other department members. The ideal applicant also has experience with and appreciation for the Jesuit model of education, and the desire to train and care for the whole student in accordance with the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis.

Successful candidates may also be eligible to apply for a role working with the boarding community in the dormitories. Faculty who also work as dorm parents are provided with accommodation and additional benefits.

Georgetown Preparatory School, located outside Washington, DC and founded in 1789, is an independent, Jesuit, college preparatory, residential and day school for young men in grades 9-12. Enrollment is 490. Average class size is 16.

Georgetown Prep requires a commitment to the mission and values of the school, as well as the willingness to contribute to the co-curricular program.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience.

All interested candidates should submit to Ms. Rosemary Manfreda, Assistant to the Headmaster, rmanfreda@gprep.org the following:

1.A letter of interest

2.Resume

3.A response to the following: Describe your philosophy of education and explain how you hope to put it into practice as a member of the Georgetown Prep faculty. (Maximum Response: 1000 words)

Lifeguard

Definition

Under general supervision of Georgetown Preparatory School’s Aquatic Director and Hanley Center for Athletics Excellence General Manager, performs lifeguarding duties as required.

Examples of Duties

  • Prevents injuries by minimizing and eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors in and around the swimming pools.
  • Remains alert and provides constant and thorough surveillance of area of responsibility.
  • Recognizes and responds to all emergencies.
  • Administers first aid and CPR when needed.
  • Provides emergency care.
  • Enforces and abides by all facility and pool rules and regulations.
  • Provides excellent customer service by directing swimmers, instructors, coaches, and GP faculty and students to proper lanes, locker rooms, etc., provides answers to questions, and maintains a safe, clean, and friendly environment.
  • Keeps all CPR, Lifeguarding Training, and First Aid certifications up-to-date and current at all times.
  • Assists in maintaining the general appearance of the aquatic area including pool, surrounding deck, pump room, and equipment room
  • Supports the Aquatic Director and Hanley Center staff and performs related duties as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Lifeguards must possess a current, up-to-date certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Community First Aid or equivalent.

Lifeguards are responsible for keeping all required certifications up-to-date and current. Lifeguards must posses the physical ability to perform all required lifeguard duties and pass in-service training drills.

Education and Experience

Must be at least 16 years of age, have current certification, and experience is preferable.

Desirable Qualifications

Previous lifeguarding experience and customer service experience. Possession of current Montgomery County Pool Operator’s license or equivalent.

Special Requirements

Lifeguards may be required to work for special events, weekends, and holidays.

Please send all inquires to the Aquatics Director, Debbie Conners, dconners@gprep.org.

Dorm Parent

Dorm Parents share the responsibility of caring for the boarders on nights and weekends. Integral members of the Residential Life Staff, Dorm Parents are typically young professionals who teach, work off campus, or pursue graduate work during the day.

A Dorm Parent’s responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Live in the residence hall and be an active role model in the boarding community.

Qualifications for the Resident Prefect position:

  • Commitment to the Jesuit educational philosophy and mission
  • Bachelor’s degree and interest in boarding school education
  • Driver’s license and willingness to drive minibuses when on duty.
  • Experience in organizing and supervising extra-curricular sports and student activities
  • 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

Benefits include:

  • Stipend based on experience and number of nights on duty
  • 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 Rosemary Manfreda, Assistant to the Headmaster, rmanfreda@gprep.org 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).

Alumni Service Corps

The Alumni Service Corps is a ten-month program (August to June) for young Georgetown Prep graduates who are dedicated to service and community life. Participants work on campus and live in the residential dorms. Entrance and exit dates for the housing will be furnished later in the selection process. In addition to housing, Georgetown Prep provides meals, medical insurance, and a modest living stipend.

ASC members work in a variety of roles at Prep, in the classroom, in Campus Ministry, in Residential life, in athletics, in extracurriculars, etc. Work assignment depending on an individual’s degree work and experience and Prep’s needs. Their work is complimented by a community and spiritual life program called Magis. The elements of this program are indicated on a separate form.

Application Process:

1. Complete the application form.

2. Submit a resume and provide the names of at least three references.

3. Submit a letter expressing your interest, and a personal statement addressing the following topics:

  • What you would bring to the program;
  • What you hope to gain by being a part of it; and
  • Your experience and understanding of service.

4. Applicants may be invited to campus for an interview at a mutually agreed upon time. Typically, interviews are scheduled for when an applicant is in area, e.g., over spring break. Applicants interview with the Headmaster and the ASC Moderator.

Applications are due by April 22, 2016, though they may be submitted any time before then.

Contact Information:

Mr. John Krambuhl
Director of Campus Ministry – Georgetown Preparatory School
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 214-1275
jkrambuhl@gprep.org

Mathematics Teacher

Georgetown Preparatory School, the nation's oldest Jesuit high school, is currently seeking a mathematics teacher for a full-time position for the 2016-17 school year. The applicant should have a math background and be able to teach across the high school math curriculum. Applicants must be enthusiastic, energetic, and willing to teach as a member of a team, in conjunction with the other department members. The ideal applicant also has experience with and appreciation for the Jesuit model of education, and the desire to train and care for the whole student in accordance with the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis.

Successful candidates may also be eligible to apply for a role working with the boarding community in the dormitories. Faculty who also work as dorm parents are provided with housing accommodations and additional benefits.

Georgetown Preparatory School, located outside Washington, D.C. and founded in 1789, is an independent, Jesuit, college preparatory, residential and day school for young men in grades 9-12. Enrollment is 490. Average class size is 16.

Georgetown Prep requires a commitment to the mission and values of the school, as well as the willingness to contribute to the co-curricular program.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience.

All interested candidates should submit to Ms. Rosemary Manfreda, Assistant to the Headmaster, rmanfreda@gprep.org the following:

1. A letter of interest

2. Resume

3. A response to the following: Describe your philosophy of education and explain how you hope to put it into practice as a member of the Georgetown Prep faculty. (Maximum Response: 1000 words).

Academic Dean

The Academic Dean reports directly to the Headmaster and assists the Headmaster with the supervision of the educational program of the school and in the creation and implementation of academic policy. Prep’s next Academic Dean will lead a review of the school’s curriculum, helping guide a community discussion about the future of the academic program through the Middle States accreditation process. In line with the 2015 Strategic Plan, this administrator will lead an effort to build a comprehensive academic support program that aims to help students master the curriculum and maximize the intellectual development of every Prep student. One of the primary day-to-day functions of the Academic Dean is to ensure prompt and clear communication between parents, students, and teachers. This is a 12-month position. A comprehensive list of duties is included below.

Primary Duties: The Academic Dean will:

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and commitment to Jesuit education, the school’s mission, and the goals outlined in The Graduate at Graduation
  • Oversee curriculum development, classroom instruction, and assessment
  • In collaboration with department chairs, ensure that the school’s overall academic goals are promoted and integrated within and across departments
  • Supervise the work of grade-level coordinators to promote interdisciplinary development of key content and skills at each grade-level
  • Observe classes, provide feedback, and assist the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, and Department Chairs with the evaluation and supervision of faculty members
  • Assist in the recruitment, screening, and interviews of candidates for open faculty positions each year and advise the Headmaster on hiring
  • Create and maintain the academic probation list quarterly and notify students, parents, and advisors of poor performance; meet with students on probation resulting from poor grades or academic dishonesty
  • Work with department chairs, administrators, and faculty to develop, guide, and support curricular innovation, including the development of new courses
  • Encourage academic departments to track and analyze student achievement data
  • In conjunction with the Dean of Faculty, facilitate the creation of the yearly academic calendar
  • Oversee the work of Middle States Coordinators; maintain records of school’s accreditation with the Middle States Association as well as all necessary state and local licenses
  • Encourage collaboration and learning among administrators, faculty, and students

The Academic Dean will also work with students, faculty, and families to:

  • Design an academic program for each student, often in consultation with the Department Chairs and/or the Director of Counseling Services
  • Monitor academic progress of all students and develop intervention plans for struggling students
  • Develop and implement academic protocols for students who suffer from a concussion, illness, or other injury. Provide guidance and facilitate communication among teachers, parents, students in the aftermath of such injuries
  • (With the Director of Counseling Services) ensure that students receive testing for learning differences and, when appropriate, facilitate the academic accommodations and communicate the student needs to the faculty and parents
  • Communicate serious academic concerns to parents to support the student’s development
  • Assist students and parents in the selection of enrichment and credit classes at other institutions
  • Approves and grants credit for summer make-up classes
  • (With the College Counseling office) review graduation requirements for upperclassmen
  • (With the Dean of Students) expand New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation and develop a comprehensive year-long program that supports a student’s transition into Prep
  • Help teachers develop & coordinate interventions that elevate achievement of struggling students
  • Collaborate with Dean of Faculty to develop and lead summer staff orientation
  • Support and promote interdisciplinary curriculum initiatives
  • Collect, assemble, and provide feedback about course syllabi and curricula frameworks
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Headmaster

The Academic Dean and his/her office oversee the following processes and events each school year:

  • Student course registration
  • Sectioning (In collaboration with Department Chairs and Dean of Faculty)
  • Creation of faculty and student academic schedule
  • Production and distribution of progress reports, honor roll, and report cards.
  • Maintenance of official transcripts and academic records of students and alumni
  • Administration of placement tests and with Department Heads determines course level
  • Certification of students for the National Honor Society
  • Certification of students for end-of-year departmental awards
  • Back to School Night
  • School photography days for student ID and senior portraits
  • PSAT testing and Advanced Placement testing (in conjunction with AP Coordinator)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Semester examinations
  • Graduation week activities

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit one PDF document containing the following information via email to:

Rosemary Manfreda
Assistant to the Headmaster
Georgetown Preparatory School
rmanfreda@gprep.org

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3 .List of 3 Professional References
4. Responses of no more than 1,000 words each to the following questions:

a) Describe your philosophy of education and explain how you hope to put it into practice as the Academic Dean.

b) Read through the course offerings that are listed in Georgetown Prep’s Academic Catalogue.

Describe what you see as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges of our current curriculum and explain the process by which you would lead a faculty discussion of its future.

c) The next Academic Dean will work closely with the administration and faculty to build a more robust, strategic, and intentional program of academic support that aims to help students master the curriculum and maximize the intellectual development of every Prep student. Describe a few key elements or components of such a program that we should consider during the design process.

Music Leader for Boarding Masses

Context

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Prep is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in North Bethesda, Maryland. The Ignatian mission of Prep is to facilitate the holistic development of each young man in our diverse student body, and to form men who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.

Summary of the Position

Georgetown Preparatory School announces the position of Music Leader for the Residential Program’s weekend Masses. The Music Leader will work with the Campus Ministry Department and Residential Staff to help plan the music for these Masses and for other special school liturgies as determined by the Campus Ministry Department. This is a part-time position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all music for the Residential Program’s weekly Mass.
  • Gain active student and staff participation in Mass.
  • Help set inspiring and appropriate tone for Mass.
  • Facilitate successful student participation in music (vocal and instrumental).
  • Help organize a Mass experience for students that is:
    • Pastoral
    • Educational
    • Contemporary
    • Accessible
    • Aligned with the Jesuit mission of Prep
    • In tune with the diverse student body at Prep

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • The demonstrated ability to lead and implement musical organization in a liturgical setting.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the Catholic liturgy and Jesuit tradition.
  • Must be able to lead student and staff volunteers in musical arrangements.

Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to John Krambuhl at jkrambuhl@gprep.org by May 16, 2016.

A Catholic, Jesuit day and boarding school for young men, grades 9 through 12

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