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

Benefits

GDS is committed to providing high-quality employee benefits and programs that meet the needs of our school community.

Click to view GDS Benefits Overview.

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

  • Optional face masks.
  • PPE freely available.
  • Classrooms and shared office spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottles
  • 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

By the Numbers

5%

immediate retirement savings match

30

days paid parental leave

free

lunch in our dining hall
 

 

Meet the HR Team

Stacey Band

Hiring Manager

Erica DeMille

Data Architect

Rebecca Taylor

Director of Human Resources

Lauren White

Payroll and Benefits Manager

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To reach the Human Resources department, please call 202-274-1660 or email hr@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 (including being fully boosted) 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.