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

English Teacher

Georgetown Preparatory School, the nation's oldest Jesuit high school, is currently seeking a full-time English teacher for the 2019-20 academic year. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in English or Education and teaching experience at the high school or college level. Applicants must be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and willing to teach as a member of a team, in conjunction with the other members of the faculty both in and outside of the department. The ideal applicant also has experience with and/or 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. 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.

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, 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.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience.

All interested candidates should submit to Ms. Denise Hitt, Assistant to the Headmaster (dhitt@gprep.org) the following:

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

Associate Director of College Counseling

Georgetown Preparatory School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position beginning in August 2019. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director and the school’s other College Counselor to provide counseling and support for students and their parents throughout the college selection and application process. This person will guide a caseload of approximately 40 students through junior and senior year by fostering a close professional relationship with each student and leveraging the relationships that other members of the faculty and staff have developed. He or she will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement comprehensive programing that educates students, parents, and faculty about the college application process and the transition to undergraduate study. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of a Jesuit college preparatory high school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent population; up-to-date knowledge of colleges and universities nationwide and the programs that they offer; and familiarity with the SAT, ACT, and AP standardized testing programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing a caseload of students, juniors and seniors, and directing all aspects of the comprehensive college counseling program with each of them individually. This includes (but is not limited to):
    • Coordinating all group and individual meetings with students and families.
    • Writing a personal letter of recommendation for all senior advisees.
    • Remaining current and educating students and parents on college admissions trends.
    • Submitting application support documents as needed.
  • Serving as a liaison and communicating between and with students, families and colleges admissions offices as needed.
  • Assisting with college counseling programs (day and evening) throughout the school year.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with colleges through attendance at conferences, counselor information meetings, and college visits.
  • Assisting with SAT, ACT, and AP Test Administration.
  • Representing the College Counseling Program at school events including Open House.
  • Participating in professional development to promote self-growth, build relationships and remain current with programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs of students.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Three to five years of experience in high school college counseling and/or college admissions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Experience and an understanding of colleges nationwide: their academic programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies and procedures, etc.
  • Computer skills and experience with specific college counseling software, preferably Naviance.

Working Environment: This is a 12-month full-time position. It will require occasional evening and/or weekend work and reports to the Director of College Counseling

Starting date: August 2019

How to apply: All interested candidates should submit the following to Ms. Denise Hitt, Assistant to the Headmaster (dhitt@gprep.org):

  1. A letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. A response to the following: Describe three hallmarks of excellence that you would expect in a comprehensive program of college counseling and how you would work to bring them about them as a counselor at Georgetown Prep. (Maximum Response: 1000 words)