Thank you for your interest in Powhatan School. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our program and to review our list of current openings. Prospective teachers should have a related degree, classroom experience, and/or relevant experience with elementary or middle school-aged children. (Virginia teacher certification is not required.)

Current Openings:

School Counselor

 

Powhatan is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, student-centered, PK-8 school counselor. This recently-reinstituted, full-time student support position will provide individual and small-group student counseling, work with teachers and families to effectively meet student needs, and respond to emergent issues in a mission-appropriate manner. A track record of highly effective collaboration with colleagues, parents and outside service providers is a must. This is a highly interactive and interpersonal, low paperwork position with flexibility to truly meet the needs of students. School Counselor Job Description.

We are flexible on a start date, either the beginning of next school year or during the second half of this school year. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in a related field, several years of clinical experience preferably as a counselor in an elementary or middle school, a proven ability to establish supportive relationships with all school constituencies, and facility with educational technology. Additional responsibilities include student records management, participation in department and faculty meetings, and lunch and recess duties several times a week. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to Allison Jewell, Head’s Assistant at allisonjewell@powhatanschool.org.

Upper School Director (Grades 5-8)

 

Powhatan is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and student-centered educational leader as the next Upper School Director to provide vision and leadership for grades 5-8. The Upper School Director supports and evaluates teachers, leverages school resources to foster a positive, student-centered learning environment, and communicates with and supports the involvement of parents. Reporting to the Head of School and serving as a member of the Leadership Team, the Upper School Director is an instructional leader with a background in and passion for middle school education. To assure a cohesive PK-8 program, the Upper School Director actively collaborates with the Lower School Director to manage the school-wide academic and social-emotional curriculum and other aspects of the school’s mission. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as demonstrated abilities to lead within a collaborative environment. Upper School Director Job Description

Candidates should have a related degree and significant classroom and/or leadership experience with middle school-aged children. We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Allison Jewell, Head’s Assistant, at allisonjewell@powhatanschool.org.

Upper School Art Teacher (Grades 5-8)

 

Powhatan is seeking an experienced studio art teacher for grades 5-8. The successful candidate will have a background in both art and education, a specific interest in working with middle school-aged children, strong instructional and classroom-management skills, and experience in curriculum design and student assessment. An interest in collaborating closely with colleagues is essential, specifically in managing student set design for performances. We aim to emphasize a creative, hands-on, project-based approach to art including both traditional and digital media. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor, accompanying students on field trips, regular communication with families, participation in faculty meetings, and lunch and recess and duties several times a week.

Candidates should have a related degree and significant classroom experience with middle school-aged children. We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Allison Jewell, Head’s Assistant, at allisonjewell@powhatanschool.org.

Custodian

 

Powhatan is seeking a full-time custodian to work evenings during the school year and day times during the summer. Excellent benefits are provided. Please review the complete job description. Interested candidates should send an application to Allison Jewell, Head’s Assistant, at allisonjewell@powhatanschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

 

Powhatan is always interested in hearing from individuals who are interested in serving as on-call substitute teachers. Please review the complete job description. Interested candidates should send a resume to Cailtin Gosnell, Lower School Director, at caitlingosnell@powhatanschool.org and/or Darren Holgate, Upper School Director, at darrenholgate@powhatanschool.org.

We accept employment inquiries year-round and are eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. For general inquiries regarding potential teaching openings in the future, please send a resume and letter of interest to Caitlin Gosnell, Lower School Director, at caitlingosnell@powhatanschool.org and/or Darren Holgate, Upper School Director, at darrenholgate@powhatanschool.org.

Powhatan follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for hiring to establish a qualified and diverse pool of candidates for each open position, effectively, objectively and equitably assess those candidates, and select the candidate who will best enhance and complement the Powhatan community. Powhatan is committed to responding to all inquiries and providing candidates with timely updates on their status throughout the process. We also aim to foster a two-way interview process that affords candidates opportunities to learn and ask questions about Powhatan and the specific position for which they are applying.

We are able to offer limited feedback to candidates who have not been selected to move forward at any point in our process. That feedback is intended to assist candidates in seeking other positions and not toward immediate reconsideration at Powhatan since our decisions at each step are generally final.

Powhatan School recognizes and appreciates the uniqueness and value of each person. Powhatan does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, national or ethnic origin in admission, employment or the administration of its policies.

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