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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  • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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.