Georgetown Day School seeks teachers and staff who offer a breadth and depth of knowledge, a capacity to challenge and inspire, and a personal concern for their students and colleagues.

Positive and lively interactions between students and teachers are at the heart of the learning process at GDS. Since its founding, Georgetown Day School has prided itself on being responsive to the individual needs of all its students, with a program that values and educates the whole child. When hiring faculty and staff, we look for individuals who can embrace those goals and see themselves as part of the larger life of the School.

For teaching positions, a bachelor's degree in relevant field is required; a master's degree and teaching experience preferred. For administrative staff positions, we look for relevant experience and education for the posted job. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting, as GDS is a school that from its founding has valued the integrity and worth of each individual. Positions are posted on this page as they become available.

Current Openings

Georgetown Day School (GDS) in Washington, DC, seeks a visionary and inspirational educational leader as its High School Principal to guide a creative and committed learning community of 500 high school students and 95 faculty and staff beginning in July of 2022. 

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We are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced Lower School Homeroom Teacher to join our faculty for the 2022-2023 school year. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful and inspiring educator, keen to work with colleagues, students, and their parents in a student-centered, highly collaborative, inclusive, future-focused, learning environment.

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Benefits

GDS is committed to providing high-quality employee benefits and programs that meet the needs of our school community. The offerings include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance: PPO & HMO options, as well as high-deductible plans that include health savings accounts;
  • Same-sex domestic partner benefits;
  • Retirement 403(b) plan with generous immediate School matching contribution;
  • Generous sick, personal, and paid family leave programs;
  • Life, AD&D, and short-term and long-term disability insurance;
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts;
  • Transportation subsidies;
  • Discounted extended day and summer programs for employee children;
  • Wellness program offerings, including seated massages, yoga, and biometric screenings;
  • Reduced-cost facility rentals;
  • Use of onsite exercise facilities and school library;
  • Fun employee appreciation events;
  • And more!

Professional Development Benefits

GDS considers professional development to be an important element for strengthening our team. The following opportunities are available for faculty and staff.
  • Innovation Fund Grants: Faculty may apply for funding for innovative curricular projects. Annually, the School budgets $100,000 to fund innovative ideas and their implementation; $20,000 is set aside for smaller projects, and $80,000 is allotted for projects that would be truly transformative or revolutionary.
  • Education Grants: Employees are eligible for up to $5,000/year toward tuition for advanced degrees and other coursework.
  • Additional funds are available to support registration for and travel to professional conferences, including conferences focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Coronavirus Safety

  • Screenings via app before being on campus
  • Required face coverings
  • Physical distancing
  • PPE freely available, including cloth masks, surgical masks, face shields, goggles, and styluses (for touching shared screens such as copiers or time clocks)
  • Classrooms and shared office spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottles
  • Signs throughout the building, including posters for every classroom with health and safety reminders
  • Additional HEPA filtration devices in all classrooms and shared office spaces
  • Required GDS-specific health and safety video training 
  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for staff and students

Read more about our safety measures.

By the Numbers

5%

immediate retirement savings match

30

days paid parental leave

free

lunch in our dining hall

Meet the Hiring Team

Kevin Barr

Recruitment Consultant

Mayra Diaz

Middle School Assistant Principal

Denise Jones

Lower School Assistant Principal

Belen Villa Topacio

Director of Human Resources

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To reach the Human Resources department, please call, text, or fax 202-274-1660 or email Hiring@gds.org.

Please be informed that, for all new applicants to job opportunities at GDS (and in schools and child care facilities in the District, whether in the public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial sectors), the District vaccination requirement against COVID-19 is in effect. If hired, individuals must be vaccinated before reporting for duty, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of the District's Order.