About

Working at Norwood

We welcome your interest in a career at Norwood School, a coeducational independent school serving approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our school is conveniently located on 38 beautiful acres in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Norwood School’s child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. We are committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff to carry out this mission. We seek talented and experienced individuals who celebrate and respect childhood, know how to blend traditional teaching methods with 21st century resources, and are excited about incorporating character education and service to the community in their work with students.
Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that recognizes the worth of each member of the community. Norwood does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional development, and tuition remission for children of full-time faculty and staff.

If you wish to apply for a position that matches your interests and professional qualifications, follow the instructions in the specific job posting. Applications are accepted only for positions that are currently available. The search committee will carefully review your materials and will contact you if the School decides to move forward with further consideration of your application.

- Isabel, '17

"I have had the experience of working with teachers who are extremely passionate about learning."

Current Openings

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  • Site Director, Horizons at Norwood

    Site Director, Horizons at Norwood
     
    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment. We are a diverse and inclusive community where the voice of every student is heard and where adults model a love for learning.
     
    Norwood has an opening for a site director of its Horizons at Norwood program. For more than a decade, Norwood has served as a partner school for Horizons Greater Washington, a six-week academic, cultural, and recreational enrichment program for more than 100 low-income students, most of whom attend Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD. Together, Norwood and Horizons have been making a nine-year commitment to every child to provide challenging, engaging academic programming during the summer beginning after kindergarten and continuing until high school.
    Program Dates/Times
    June 22-26, 2020                    Staff Orientation        
    June 29-August 7, 2020        Summer Program                   
     
    Additional Organizational Background
    Horizons Greater Washington (HGW) is an academic and enrichment program designed to help students from low-income families in the DC-area reach their full potential. HGW supports over 370 students in grades 1-9 with year-round programming and support.
     
    Working in partnership with our families, sending schools, and host schools, HGW is committed to developing the whole child through experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for self and others, encourage a lifelong interest in learning, and inspire a meaningful, choice-filled life. The program begins when a student enters first grade and extends until they enter ninth grade, allowing for a rewarding long-term relationship between a diverse set of learners and the nurturing staff who work with them every summer.
     
    Position Description
    The site director is a year-long position designed to ensure that HGW programming is well-coordinated and successful. While much of the school-year work is done on a part-time basis and involves communication with central office staff, hiring of new staff, and planning for the upcoming summer, the position becomes a full-time job during the duration of the summer program, including the week-long orientation session.
    Job Responsibilities
    The site director’s areas of direct responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Attend planning sessions during the school year
    • Collaborate with the program director in the hiring of lead and assistant teachers and other site staff
    • If applicable, attend training around state regulations related to operational and safety procedures
    • Ensure compliance to local and/or state regulations around all operational aspects of the program
    • Train lead and assistant teachers in the implementation of academic curriculum
    • Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback as needed
    • Mentor faculty in the development and implementation of quality, differentiated instruction, ensuring that students’ individual needs are met
    • Create and execute daily schedule of program and operational activities
    • Oversee all operational aspects of the program, including bus coordination, supply management, communication protocol, field trips, and food service
    • Address disciplinary issues with the assistance of teaching staff and the program director
    • Communicate student-related issues with families and document such conversations per procedure
    • Coordinate campus resources as they relate to the program (e.g., classroom space, cafeteria, computer and technology usage, swimming facilities, etc.)
    • Organize field trips, extracurricular activities, and community events in collaboration with the host school, outside partners, and the program director
    • Oversee the ordering, expense reporting, and inventorying of supplies and equipment
    • Serve as a liaison within respective host school and identify ways to communicate on behalf of the Horizons Greater Washington community
    • Schedule permitting, attending conferences and speaking engagements as a representative of Horizons Greater Washington
     
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Matthew Gould, Head of School, Norwood School, at mgould@norwoodschool.org. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Payroll and Benefits Manager (Part-Time)

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment. We are a diverse and inclusive community where the voice of every student is heard and where adults model a love for learning.
     
    Norwood is looking for a Payroll and Benefits Manager to work with our team in the Business Office. Norwood has approximately 120 full-time, part-time, and hourly workers during the school year and about 80 temporary employees in summer. As such, this role calls for a professional with strong technical and quantitative skills, as well as a customer service acumen. This manager is responsible for all payroll functions and processing, including 24 payrolls per year plus six payrolls for summer camp. Duties include managing monthly and semi-monthly functions such as pre- and post-payroll, time-keeping, benefits changes, tax changes, payroll deductions, salaries, and stipends. The Payroll and Benefits Manager reconciles benefits invoices against payroll deductions for medical and dental insurance, TASC flexible spending, and legal resources benefits. This role encompasses the full cycle of entering new employee data in the payroll system, deleting departing employees, and processing and distributing annual W-2’s. Benefits administration duties include the following: processing new employees on benefits plans and internal databases; reconciling, preparing and submitting twice monthly 403b retirement plan remittance reports to TIAA-CREF; assisting the school’s auditors with the annual 403b retirement plan audit, Form 5500 and Form 8895 preparation and submission; assisting the school’s consultant with preparing the required discrimination testing for the 403b plan; reconciling, preparing and submitting monthly Section 125 Flex Plan remittance reports to TASC; and, maintaining and monitoring a spreadsheet for employees who contribute the maximum to the 403b plan to ensure they do not exceed federal limits. Other benefits administration duties include supporting annual onboarding in July and August, and open enrollment in December and January, as necessary.
     
    Ideal candidates will have experience with payroll processing and benefits administration, and an awareness of reporting requirements and compliance matters. Qualified applicants will be able to handle multiple priorities gracefully, be comfortable in an internal customer facing role, and demonstrate competence in the above listed areas.  
     
    This part-time, 50% FTE position offers competitive compensation, flexible work days/hours, benefits package, paid vacation, and a collegial work environment. The Payroll and Benefits Manager is required to be present in the office at least three business days for a total of 20 hours per week. Regular office hours are between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on weekdays. The start date is July 15, 2018. Please email your resume and cover letter to Bill Teachum, bteachum@norwoodschool.org, Business Manager. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • After School Program Proctor (Part-Time)

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment. We are a diverse and inclusive community where the voice of every student is heard and where adults model a love for learning.
     
    Norwood is looking for patient, flexible and energetic after school proctors to assist in the After School Program for 10- to 14-year-old students. The students are expected to complete their homework and/or read, and proctors facilitate this process by monitoring activity and ensuring a quiet environment in which the students can concentrate. The students may ask the proctor questions from time to time, but subject matter knowledge is not required, just the ability to encourage the students to solve problems and resolve questions on their own.
     
    Ideal candidates will have experience working with students in an educational setting as a teacher, tutor, proctor, aide, or volunteer, and have a passion for creating a student-centered environment for middle school children. Norwood’s After School Program for this age group promotes the healthy social and emotional development of children, as well as academics in a relaxed environment. The ideal candidate will hold MSDE OCC certifications. College graduates and high school graduates pursuing a college degree or associates degree are also welcome to apply.
     
    The position offers competitive compensation, summers off, excellent work environment, and a flexible schedule. The starting pay is $16.50 per hour and the regular hours are from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Norwood is located 5 miles from the Bethesda metro station and is accessible via the Ride On bus system. Please email your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Scott, escott@norwoodschool.org, Director of After School Programs. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • After Care Teacher

    Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment. We are a diverse and inclusive community where the voice of every student is heard and where adults model a love for learning.
     
    Norwood is looking to detailed oriented, fun-loving, and energetic after-school teachers to assist in the After Care Program for six- to 14-year-old students. The position offers competitive compensation, summers off, excellent work environment, and flexible hours. Ideal candidates will have experience working with students in an educational setting as a teacher, aide, or volunteer, and have a passion for creating a child-centered environment. Norwood’s After Care Program is a play-based, teacher-guided program promoting healthy social and emotional development of young children.
     
    Please email your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Scott, Director of After School Programs. No phone calls, please.
     
    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Lower School and Middle School Substitute Teachers, Grades PK-8

    Norwood School’s child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. It is our core belief that how you lead your life matters. Our dynamic, integrated curriculum – focused on academic excellence – challenges and encourages each student’s intellectual development. Our program is designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect for the rights and feelings of others. Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.

    Substitute Teacher Qualifications
    :
    • Bachelor's degree with a background in education or child development
    • Love of elementary- and middle-school age children
    • Solid understanding of child development
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to be "on-call" for both short-term and long-term positions
    • Dependable, responsible and reliable
    • Sense of humor
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Enthusiastic, energetic and flexible
    • Three years of consistent teaching, preferred

    Application and Hiring Procedure:

    Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter, and three professional references to:

    Lower School (Grades PK-4):
    Mike Risen
    Head of Lower School
    Norwood School
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, Maryland 20817
    Email: mrisen@norwoodschool.org
     
    Middle School (Grades 5-8):
    Michele Claeys
    Associate Head of School & Head of Middle School
    Norwood School
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, Maryland 20817
    Email: mclaeys@norwoodschool.org

    If you are interested in substituting school-wide, please indicate so in your cover letter and send it to either contact. Compensation Rates: $75 for half day; $150 for full day
    *Norwood School requires that all individuals undergo and pass a full fingerprinting, background check, and verification of employment procedure.

    Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
     
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.