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:

Lower School Homeroom Teacher

Powhatan is seeking a supportive, engaged and enthusiastic lower school homeroom teacher. The successful candidate will have a thorough background in classroom instruction, experience using a variety of assessment techniques, strong instructional and classroom-management skills and experience collaborating closely with colleagues and parents in support of a proactive, student-centered, positive learning environment. Powhatan strives to support the whole child, set students up for success, and use language and strategies from the Responsive Classroom model to teach and respond to student behavior. Candidates should have a related degree, substantial elementary classroom teaching experience, and a desire to create a joyful classroom community. We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Caitlin Gosnell, Lower School Director, at caitlingosnell@powhatanschool.org.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Powhatan is seeking an experienced Spanish teacher for its Upper School. The successful candidate will have a background in Spanish 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. We encourage innovative teaching, emphasizing critical thinking skills balanced with traditional instruction. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor, accompanying students on field trips, regular communication with families, participating in faculty meetings, lunch, 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.

Summer Technology Instructor

Powhatan is seeking a summer technology instructor to teach a combination of general technology, coding, robotings, makerspace and/or innovation lab classes. Previous experience in classroom instruction and/or relevant technology skills are preferred. Interested candidates should contact Amanda Fry, Auxiliary Programs Manager, at amandafry@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 Evan Robb, Upper School Director, at evanrobb@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 Evan Robb, Upper School Director, at evanrobb@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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