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:

Facilities Manager

Powhatan is seeking a Facilities Manager to ensure the consistent and efficient operations of facilities through daily site inspection and by completing regular maintenance and repairs. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of technical features of plumbing, carpentry and electrical systems, an ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, experience in planning maintenance operations, and competency in problem solving, planning and decision making. Responsibilities include balancing proactive planning and preventative maintenance while responding to issues as they arise. This is an active and hands-on position for someone who enjoys a variety of responsibilities and enjoys collaborating in a student-centred environment. Click here for the full job description. Email your resume to

Development Assistant

Powhatan School is seeking a collaborative, organized, and creative Development Assistant to join the Development Office. This part time position will be responsible for supporting the administrative and public relations aspects of fundraising at Powhatan. Duties include managing a donor database, creating reports on individual and institutional donors, stewarding constituency relations, creating donor communications, volunteer management, and assisting in the planning and execution of special events. Please review the full job description for more information.

The successful candidate will have experience in community-building, fundraising philosophy and strategy, and donor relationships. As well as, experience managing a CRM or donor database efficiently. Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to Sydney Cannice, Director of Development, at

Lower School Instructional Assistant

Powhatan is seeking instructional assistants to work in lower school classrooms in support of the students and the lead teachers. Current openings are for pre-kindergarten, first grade and second/third/fourth grades. Responsibilities include working with students one-on-one and in small groups, assisting teachers in delivering lessons and substituting for lead teachers. Additional responsibilities include supervising students during the before or after school program or driving an activity vehicle before or after school; accompanying students on field trips; and participation in faculty/staff meetings and other professional development. Please review the full job description.

The successful candidates will have experience working with early childhood or elementary aged children preferably in a school environment. Related coursework or training is preferred. A teacher training option is available for candidates who have or are pursuing an undergraduate degree and are interested in lead teacher roles in the future.

We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Caitlin Gosnell, Lower School Director, at

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 and/or Darren Holgate, 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 Caitlin Gosnell, Lower School Director, at and/or Darren Holgate, 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.