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

Major Gifts Officer

Title: Major Gifts Officer
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development

Tradition

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for boys 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 Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer will be an essential member of the Development Department. The Department is responsible for fundraising, alumni relations, and constituent relations for Georgetown Prep.

The School seeks an experienced and proven fundraiser to facilitate identifying, qualifying, soliciting, and stewarding donors principally for Capital Campaign support, but also for the Annual Fund and other major gift initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Personally contacts, develops relationships, and provides professional and diligent follow-up with all members of the Georgetown Prep community in support of all school philanthropy, including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Capital Campaign, and Planned Giving initiatives.
  • Meets and exceeds revenue and outreach goals by directly soliciting gifts and taking active role in all facets of the fundraising process including prospect identification, cultivation, closing and stewarding of prospects/donors.
  • Facilitates relationships between current and prospective donors and the President, Director of Development, trustees and others as appropriate.
  • Actively engages in the prospect management and tracking system, including documenting all initiatives with gift prospects.
  • Actively contributes to Development team planning and brainstorming sessions; generates ideas and strategies aimed to increase department efficiency and efficacy.
  • Willingness to solicit planned gifts on behalf of Georgetown Prep; identifying key planned giving prospects and demonstrates an understanding of when and how to close both current and planned gifts.
  • Attends all Development Office events and understands department premise that all members function as a team and share responsibilities equally.
  • Prepares appropriate business plan details as part of a comprehensive Development Office business plan.
  • Advises the Director of Development on matters that affect the attitudes and interests of gift prospects and their propensity to give.
  • Participates in the preparation of all management giving reports, including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Capital Campaign, and Planned gifts.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • 3-5 years of development experience or sales equivalent;
  • Strong experience soliciting and closing donor gifts, preferably in a school setting;
  • Capital Campaign and/or Planned Giving experience a plus;
  • Successful in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies;
  • Exceptional interpersonal/relationship building skills; excellent planning, writing and communication skills;
  • Desire to join a high-functioning and collaborative team; interested in professional development;
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment;
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience;
  • Ability to work with students, as well as volunteers of all ages;
  • Willingness to work after hours and on weekends as necessary;
  • High-level of computer literacy and competence required; familiarity with Veracross a plus.

Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to Julie White at jwhite@gprep.org.

No telephone inquiries.

Associate Director of College Counseling

Georgetown Preparatory School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position beginning in January 2020. 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):
    • Hosting 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 admission trends.
    • Submitting application support documents as needed.
  • Serving as a liaison and communicating between and with students, families and college admission 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 undergraduate college admission.
  • 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 with 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: January 2020

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 as a counselor at Georgetown Prep. (Maximum Response: 1000 words)

Aquatics Manager

Definition

Under the general supervision of Georgetown Preparatory School’s Aquatics Director, the Aquatics Manager will perform lifeguarding, administrative and maintenance duties to assist the Aquatic Director in daily operations of Georgetown Preparatory School’s natatorium.  


Examples of Duties

  • Assists in creating a professional atmosphere in adherence with industry standards, Montgomery County Health Department, and Hanley Center Natatorium’s policy and procedures.
  • Assists in the managing of lifeguarding staff to ensure a safe environment for all pool users.
  • Assists the Aquatics Director in the hiring process of certified lifeguards to ensure coverage of the pool at all times. 
  • Responsible for the weekly lifeguarding schedule with assistance from the Aquatics Director.
  • Responsible for picking up lifeguarding shifts as assigned by Aquatics Director.
  • Responsible for keeping track of lifeguards' certifications to ensure they are up-to-date and copies are on file.
  • Participates/assists in the planning and running of in-service trainings of the lifeguarding staff.
  • Assists in the maintaining of the general appearance of all aquatic areas including pool, surrounding deck, pump room, and equipment room. 
  • Provides excellent customer service and answers all questions in a professional manner.  
  • Prevents injuries by minimizing and eliminating hazardous situations and/or behaviors in and around the swimming pool.
  • Remains alert and provides constant and thorough surveillance of area of responsibility when lifeguarding.
  • Recognizes and responds to all emergencies and administers first aid and CPR when necessary.
  • Enforces and abides by all facility and pool rules and regulations.
  • Keeps all CPR, Lifeguarding Training, first aid, and pool operator certifications up-to-date and current at all times.
  • Reports maintenance and upkeep concerns to the Aquatics Director.
  • Assists with general pump room tasks including but not limited to backwashing, cleaning strainer baskets, cleansing of chlorination line, and vacuuming of the pool. 
  • Monthly collection and scanning of daily chemical reading sheets and keeps up-to-date maintenance log of all repairs, preventative maintenance, etc.
  • Supports the Aquatics Director and Hanley Center staff and performs related duties as required or assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Aquatics Manager must possess a current, up-to-date certification in Lifeguard Training, first aid, CPR and AED.  In addition, they are required to either be licensed as a pool operator or willing to take the class to be certified by the Montgomery County Health Department. The Aquatics Manager is responsible for keeping all required certifications up-to-date and current.  

The Aquatics Manager must have the physical ability to perform all lifeguard training skills successfully during in-service trainings or when asked to do so by the Aquatics Director.

Must have knowledge and willingness to perform and to learn general pool upkeep and maintenance skills in order to complete all duties successfully.

Education and Experience

Must be at least 21 years of age with 2-3 years of experience as a pool manager or lifeguard and a willingness to learn. Customer service experience is required..   

Special Requirements

Lifeguards/Operators may be required to work special events, weekends, and holidays at Georgetown Preparatory School. 

How to apply: All interested candidates should submit the following to Debbie Conners, Aquatics Director, at dconners@gprep.org.