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:

Director of Finance and Operations

Powhatan School seeks a new Director of Finance and Operations. The school has retained Big Back Pack to execute a national search for this key leadership position. Click here to view the full Position Profile. For more information or to apply, contact Hacker Burr at


The Position


The Director Finance and Operations is a collaborative and organized leader who is responsible for the management of all school finance management and physical plant operations. Reporting to the Head of School and serving on the Leadership Team, Director of Finance & Operations is an institutional leader with a background in financial management who oversees the budget and all spending in support of the school’s mission and to comply with all applicable laws. They supervise non-teaching staff, providing direction and support in financial management and maintenance of facilities.Powhatan School is a community dedicated to cultivating in our learners the knowledge, creativity, and character to thrive and contribute in an ever-changing world–serving 256 students in PreK-8th grade in Virginia, Maryland and the panhandle of West VirginiaTo Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email, and as separate PDF documents, the following materials:

    • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
    • A current resume
    • A one-page statement of professional philosophy and leadership practice
    • An annotated list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address (references will be contacted only with prior candidate approval).


Powhatan is seeking a custodial employee to assist with housekeeping/custodial duties. Applicants for this position should be physically able to accomplish general housekeeping tasks, lift up to 50 pounds and be available to work during the evening hours, Monday through Friday. Hours are somewhat flexible, but generally between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Ideally this position is full-time and is eligible for benefits. Part-time and job sharing is also considered for the right candidates. If interested, please contact Allison Jewell

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 April Burke, Lower School Director, at and/or Evan Robb, Upper School Director, at

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 April Burke, Lower School Director, at and/or Evan Robb, Upper School Director, at

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.