Middle School Special Projects Coordinator


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 (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.

Middle School Special Projects Coordinator

 

Georgetown Day School is an independent school in Washington, D.C., seeks a Special Projects Coordinator and executive assistant to the principal and assistant principal. The middle school is a lively, fast-paced division. This position is created in order to broaden the principal and assistant principals' capacity to focus on tasks that have the greatest impact on student and teacher success and family-school partnerships. The position demands an individual who is flexible, detail-oriented, proactive, and knows how to provide executive support to a leadership team.

 

The Middle School Special Projects Coordinator carries four main areas of responsibility:

 

  1. Assist the principal and assistant principal in creating processes and systems to manage the task workflow and align their daily/weekly/monthly schedule with divisional priorities.
     
  2. Support principals in the management of all administrative tasks including drafting communications and proofreading formal communication before distribution, and keeping digital files updated and appropriately filed.
     
  3. Work collaboratively with deans, chairs, and/or office manager on special events including closing day ceremonies and overnight field trips.
     
  4. Be of service to the middle school community by fulfilling duties, as needed, including emergency class coverage, serving as student club advisor, and coordinating pop-up joy activities for faculty or students.

 

Qualifications:
 

 

  • Essential qualifications include a B.A.
  • Experience serving as an executive assistant.

     

 

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

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. 

 

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Face masks are optional.
  • Physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • 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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