Employment Opportunities

Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12. The school emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.

Director of School Counseling

Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizes leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to promote student success, provide preventative services, integrate the Counseling Curriculum school-wide, and respond to the identified student needs
  • Collects and analyzes student data to inform and guide the development of a comprehensive school counseling  program that is planned and intentional, includes student compentencies, activities to achieve desired results, and specific  suggestions as to program delivery based on conducting a yearly program audit
  • Develops, manages, and communicates the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administration and other stakeholders, including establishing and managing a student advisory program
  • Leads a data driven program  that meets the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students using the ASCA National Model.
  • Implements services through Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventitive and Responsive Services while maintaining a program management , system support and accountabiltiey with data collection and counselor time on task monitoring
  • Assures the school counseling program focuses its efforts on the mission of the school and widens the educational opportutnities for every student to positive effect student achievement
  • Observes and contributes to the evaluation of counselors in the department
  • Identifying and addressing student concerns through positive problem-solving strategies
  • Provides short term individual and group meetings
  • Supporting faculty and staff concerning academic and emotional concerns of their students
  • Provides support to administrative team in implementing the schools mission and vision
  • Conducts and/or facilitates parent education programs when appropriate
  • Communicating necessary information with parents about their student when appropriate
  • Participatses in the school community events with other duties as assigned
  • Committed to professional growth to enhance social emotional development of young women
  • Active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master’s Degree in school counseling and knowledge and experience implementing a Comprehensive School Counseling Model using the ASCA National Model
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for developing young women of action
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
  • Enjoys working collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.
  • Proven experience engaging students in class experiences that foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity

All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to humanresources@holychild.org.

Librarian

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
  • Empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
  • Instilling a love of learning in all students and ensure access to information.
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers and resource specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assessing student learning and instructional effectiveness.
  • Providing the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff.
  • Librarian for grades 6 – 12, teaching information literacy, digital citizenship and research skills lessons, conducting book chats, presenting authors and providing special programming events.
  • Developing web-based resources and co-teaches in classrooms to launch research projects and support meaningful technology integration.
  • Managing Library Department budget.
  • Purchasing, cataloging, and circulating ~12,000-volume multimedia materials collection.
  • Acquiring and maintaining library database software, online resources, and desktop and mobile devices.
  • Coordinating all textbook acquisitions for grades 6 through 12.
  • Cooperates with Technology Department personnel to provide and maintain access to digital information resources for the learning community and facilitates device and tech equipment loaning process.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
  • Supporting the school and its leadership
  • Serve as an advisor in the Student Advisory Program
  • Participate in the school community with other duties as assigned
  • Committed to professional growth to enhance student learning
  • Active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information & Library Science required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
  • Enjoys working collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to humanresources@holychild.org.

Part-time Advancement Systems and Information Manager

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all database entries including gift data and constituent contact information.
  • Produce receipts, acknowledgement letters, and pledge reminders in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the accuracy of constituent data and pro-actively research missing information.
  • Respond to requests for information from donors, volunteers, and staff in a professional and timely manner.
  • Work with other staff to manage any flow of data between integrating systems.
  • Assist with event activities, particularly gift processing and tracking RSVPs.
  • Assist with prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations using a wide variety of biographical, organizational and financial sources.
  • Perform all functions with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Provide administrative support to the Development Office and Chief Advancement Officer as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience with data entry, donor software experience, especially Veracross, is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and support organizational goals.
  • Customer Service experience with timely response to requests for information, service, and assistance.
  • Track record of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Positive and productive attitude.

This is a part-time position for 30 hours per week on a 10-month (Sept-June) schedule. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Dani DeWitt, Chief Advancement Officer at ddewitt@holychild.org.

Middle School English Teacher

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Middle School English courses
  • Providing an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of young women
  • Integrates technology effectively into reading, writing, and classroom practices
  • Participating in the school community with other duties as assigned
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues with the English department as well as colleagues from additional departments to align teaching practices
  • Pursuing professional growth opportunities to continually grow as a English teacher in order to enhance student learning
  • Responding to the needs of Holy Child, including service learning, advisory program, assigned supervision and other duties as assigned
  • An active commitment to enhancing our school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities
  • Effective and consistent communication with students, parents, staff, and community
  • Develops, selects, and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of a diverse populations
  • Providing an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of young women
  • Using student choice in reading as well as teacher directed texts.
  • Maintaining appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education 6-12. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred
  • Teaching experience at the middle grades level
  • Mastery of English grammar, writing, and reading
  • Ability to connect to students, to curriculum, to the world
  • Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
  • Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning
  • Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
  • Collaborative spirit to develop and plan curricula
  • Proven experience engaging students in literary experiences that foster deeper thinking, collaboration, and shared responsibility

All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to humanresources@holychild.org.

Head Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach

Connelly School of the Holy Child, a girls’ independent school in the Washington D.C. metro area, is accepting applications for a Head Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach.  This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of volleyball.  Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 3:30-6:30.  Games are played Monday-Friday at 4:15 or 5:30 with an occasional Saturday.  The season runs August 26 through November 5.  This is a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jready@holychild.org.  No phone calls please.

Head Junior Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Connelly School of the Holy Child, a girls’ independent school in the Washington D.C. metro area, is accepting applications for a Head Junior Varsity Field Hockey Coach.  This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Qualified candidates must have previous coaching experience, have a positive coaching style, value teamwork and sportsmanship and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of field hockey.  Practices take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 4:00-6:00.  Games are played Monday-Friday usually at 5:30 with an occasional Saturday.  The season runs August 26 through November 5.  This is a stipend paid position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jready@holychild.org.  No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It has been and will continue to be the policy of Connelly School of the Holy Child to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment and to make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and all other personnel actions and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, layoffs, reinstatements, training, professional development funding and disciplinary measures. Decisions regarding employment and promotion will be based solely upon job-related factors.