General Team Member, Extended Day Programs


About the School

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
 
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.

Since the school’s founding, GDS has called eight different locations home. In the fall of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools were all joined on one extraordinary campus.


COVID-Related Job Requirements

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.

GDS seeks to hire several general After-School Program team members to support day-to-day programming. We seek individuals with experience working with elementary and middle school–aged children (ages 4–13) who are prepared to challenge students academically, physically, and artistically and to establish authentic relationships with the children in the extended-day program. The ability to provide rich, mission-aligned content and creative pedagogy, to establish authentic relationships, to work collaboratively with colleagues, and to place children’s interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job. These team members will also plan weekly special activities to pique our students’ interests in a variety of ways. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Supervise an activity with an assigned GDS 360 drop-in class for a particular age group
  • Prepare and supervise snack, being aware of food allergies
  • Supervise and facilitate free-choice activities and recess
  • Support enrichment classes
  • If assigned, work at the front desk and/or supervise children riding the Hop2It afternoon bus
  • Develop weekly lesson plans for free-choice classes, including submission of material requests, etc
  • Ensure that students are learning in creative, hands-on, interactive, and age-appropriate ways
  • Incorporate opportunities for students to collaborate, problem-solve, and create
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • After School Program or Summer Camp work experience, or other equivalent professional experience working with children
  • Bachelor’s degree in education and/or 90 Hour Child Care Certification preferred but not required
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Ability to think on one’s feet
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Must enjoy working with children and demonstrate good judgement in doing so
  • Patience and a sense of humor

Application for all positions is done through our website using UKG. To apply and find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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. Read More.

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Required face coverings
  • Physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
    • Cloth mask
    • Surgical mask
    • Face shield
    • Goggles
    • Stylus (for touching shared screens such as copiers or time clocks)
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • 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

See our Hopping into 2021-22 site for more information about our reopening plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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