About Us

Career Opportunities

GET TO KNOW US

Episcopal offers the best of both professional worlds, a tight-knit and inclusive community where over 90% of faculty and 100% of students live together 24/7 on campus, nestled in historic Alexandria, Virginia, and less than eight miles from the heart of the nation's capital of Washington, D.C. 

At Episcopal High School class sizes are small, typically 10 to 12 students, allowing teachers to actively involve students in discussions, draw out their thoughts, and focus on special areas of interest or need. EHS faculty members usually teach four sections, or a total of 40 to 50 students at any given time. They have time to get to know each student's special gifts and needs and provide extra support or opportunities as warranted. Faculty members interact with students in a number of different roles. They are not only teachers, but are also coaches, advisors, and members of a dorm team. All provide mentoring relationships and support for students.

OUR COMMITMENT

Episcopal's dedication to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds is central to its mission to foster moral and intellectual courage. As such, the school actively seeks candidates who can bring unique perspectives that support this mission.

Episcopal High School is committed to providing a highly-competitive employee benefits package for faculty and staff. In addition to excellent salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities, EHS offers a number of programs, amenities, and conveniences for employees, including a comprehensive health and wellness program.

JOIN OUR TEAM

As positions at Episcopal become available, they will be listed below. However, if you like what you see in Episcopal's mission to "prepares young people with the intellectual and moral courage to pursue lives of ethical leadership and service as citizens of an increasingly connected world," then send us your resume regardless of whether there is an opening that matches your background and expertise. 

For faculty employment inquiries, contact Assistant to the Assistant Head for Academics Jeannie White.
For staff employment inquiries, contact Director of Human Resources Jordan Christensen.

Faculty Opportunities

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  • French Teacher (Part-Time)

    Episcopal High School is looking for a part time French teacher beginning in the fall of 2021. Specific assignment will comprise two sections of French - levels to be determined based on needs of the school. We seek dynamic candidates who will participate eagerly in the broad life of the School, and those who will actively advance the School's mission, including its diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. References should speak to the candidate’s capacity and willingness to work creatively and effectively in a boarding school environment. The salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

    A cover letter, résumé, and list of reference contacts should be emailed to:

    Ms. Jeannie White
    Executive Assistant
    Episcopal High School
    jbw@episcopalhighschool.org
  • Guitar Teacher

    Episcipal High School is seeking a Guitar Teacher to teach one guitar section (both Fall and Spring) and offer private lessons for interested students.

    Responsibilities:
    • Present classroom and private lessons in a comprehensive manner and use visual/audio means to facilitate learning
    • Provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning
    • Create and assign meaningful homework (notes, summaries, assignments, etc.)
    • Assess and record students’ progress and provide grades and feedback
    • Maintain a tidy and orderly classroom
    • Observe and understand students’ behavior and psyche and report suspicions of neglect, abuse, etc.
    Required Skills:
    • Proven experience as a teacher
    • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices and legal, educational guidelines partnered with a willingness to follow the school’s policies and procedures
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Well-organized and committed
    • Creative and energetic
    • Punctual and flexible schedule
    • In-depth Knowledge of the Instrument
    • Degree in performance or relevant music achievement/experiences
    A cover letter, résumé, and list of reference contacts should be emailed to:

    Ms. Jeannie White
    Executive Assistant
    Episcopal High School
    jbw@episcopalhighschool.org
  • Math Teacher (Part-Time)

    Episcopal High School is looking for a part time math teacher beginning in the fall of 2021. Specific assignment will comprise two sections of math - levels to be determined based on needs of the school. We seek dynamic candidates who will participate eagerly in the broad life of the School, and those who will actively advance the School's mission, including its diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. References should speak to the candidate’s capacity and willingness to work creatively and effectively in a boarding school environment. The salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

    A cover letter, résumé, and list of reference contacts should be emailed to:

    Ms. Jeannie White
    Executive Assistant
    Episcopal High School
    jbw@episcopalhighschool.org

Staff Openings

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  • Director of Communications

    CARNEY SANDOE & ASSOCIATES has been retained by Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, Virginia to conduct a national search for their next Director of Communications. Please see the bottom of this description for contact information.

    Episcopal High School seeks an innovative and experienced communications professional to lead its Office of Communications. The Director of Communications oversees and advances the School’s comprehensive communications program and develops and implements short-term and long-term communications strategies that convey the School’s unique character and mission and strengthen relationships with and among the School’s various constituencies. A member of the School’s Leadership Team and reporting to the Assistant Head for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Communications works closely with the Head of School, the Assistant Heads, and other senior leaders, particularly those prolific with messaging and critical to the School’s brand.

    The Director is responsible for building and leading the four-person creative team that produces the wide range of print and digital material produced by the Communications Office. The Director sets the vision for each product, identifies its strategic value, and integrates and aligns the message with other School communications. He/she has the experience and skills to conceive and lead efforts that could include production of a video; direction of campus photo shoots; development of web pages and social-media campaigns; and creation of various printed material.

    Work produced by the Communications Office includes:
    • the biannual school magazine, annual report, admissions viewbook and collateral, and parent and alumni newsletters.
    • social-media content, regular videos, and an award-winning website along with a backend portal for internal communications with parents, students, faculty, and staff.
    • advancement outreach and solicitations, brochures, flyers programs, and postcards. internal communications such as a campus directory and stationery.
    The ideal candidate will:
    • know how best to structure a Communications Office to tell the School’s story efficiently and effectively through all forms of media.
    • understand how to shape communications for various school constituencies.
    • be a meticulous editor, strong writer, and effective manager of the print production process.
    • have a strong background overseeing effective digital communications, including video, social media, and website development.
    • have experience analyzing data to inform communications efforts.
    • be skilled in communications that build and strengthen a strong, diverse community.
    • have experience managing crisis communications.
    Minimum qualifications include:
    • a bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, English, or communications.
    • a minimum of eight years of relevant, full-time experience in independent schools, higher education, or other nonprofit.
    • experience in strategic and communications planning, brand management, and crisis communications planning.
    • Familiarity with digital media best practices.
    • Expertise with Blackbaud “On” products and website management.
    • Expertise in managing production of print materials, including brochures, annual reports, magazines, and admissions collateral.
    • Excellent communication and strong organizational skills necessary.
    Interested Persons Contact:

    Jonathan K. Ball
    Managing Associate
    Carney, Sandoe & Associates
    617-933-3450 (dir)
    jball@carneysandoe.com
    All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.


    The Episcopal High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Health Center Liaison/Chaperone/Driver

    Episcopal High School is seeking several mature adults to serve as on-call Health Center Liaisons for boarding-school students in Alexandria, Virginia. Must be available for transporting and chaperoning students to/from EHS Health Center to health care appointments and urgent care in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Liaisons must be available to drive students to appointments with advance notice, as well as to urgent appointments or emergency room visits on the same day. Appointments will not relate to a Covid illness. Liaisons would be on-call by telephone during several shifts that would cover Monday through Thursday, as well as Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Liaisons would be expected to arrive at the School for transport of a student within 15 minutes of being called. Shifts can be split between day and evening or one full day and evening.

    Duties include: Picking up students from the EHS Health Center, driving students to appointments, accompanying students into appointments, obtaining information from the medical providers to relay back to the EHS Health Center staff, returning students to the EHS Health Center, communicating with EHS Health Center staff and on occasion with students’ parent/guardian, and providing professional appearance and excellent customer service as the chaperone to the student. There will be occasional need for multiple trips on the same day. Typical duration of a single trip is 1-4 hrs total time. Liaison will use his/her own vehicle. Compensation is a base hourly fee for on-call availability, and increased hourly wage when driving/chaperoning. Mileage will be reimbursed.

    Candidates must be/have:
    • English speaking with good communication skills
    • Comfortable in health care settings
    • Comfortable with adolescents
    • Clean driving record
    • Clean background check
    • Comfortable with driving directions, GPS
    • Professional presentation
    • Reliable, trustworthy, respectful of confidentiality

    Interested candidates should submit resumes to Danielle Donaldson, Health Center Office Manager, at dld@episcopalhighschool.org.
  • Security Officer

    Episcopal High School is currently accepting applications for the role of Security Officer. The successful candidate will provide support to the instructional process as well as to the students, faculty and families that live on campus with specific responsibilities for the security, safety and welfare of our students, faculty/staff, families and visitors while on campus grounds; monitor students, faculty/staff and visitors; communicate information in response to inquiries; patrol the campus to identify any safety or security issues (such as broken lights or trip/fall hazards, illegal entry, theft, fire or vandalism); enforce campus rules and regulations set forth by the Head of School and the administration.

    The EHS Security Department is, 24/7/365 operation. Mandatory overtime on different shifts may be required throughout the year.

    The current vacancy shift is: 
    • Thursday & Friday 2200 – 0600 hrs. and Saturday & Sunday 2000 – 0400 hrs.
    • 32 hour FT employee with full benefits and opportunity for Overtime 
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Proactively works with Directors, Administration, faculty and staff to continue to prioritize an understanding of safety and security policies and enforcement procedures to maintain a safe learning and living environment and the potential consequences of violation.
    • In partnership with campus administration, serves as the initial first responder and campus security coordinator to provide necessary assistance during campus emergencies.
    • Establishes a professional, courteous, friendly and positive relationship with students, faculty/staff and families.
    • Needs to have strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively direct people in the event of an emergency; in addition to preparing Daily Activity Reports (DARs), Incident Reports and work related emails.
    • Monitors and participates in emergency procedure drills for the purpose complying with the Commonwealth of Virginia /Department of Education (DOE) guidelines.
    • Staffs the Guardhouse with the purpose of assisting visitors and deliveries with directions as well as logging in after hour vehicles, provides a highly visible presence by greeting and interacting with all vehicles on campus, also monitors close circuit television (CCTV) equipment when necessary.
    • Conducts routine patrols of the campus to include buildings, parking lots, homes for the purpose of providing visibility, physically checks and secure doors, rooms, windows and gates to ensure they are properly secured, and identify any potential safety hazards, operate equipment to include alarms and emergency alert systems.
    • Provides traffic and parking control during school activities such as, sporting contests, cultural and special events. This may include erecting barricades and setting traffic cones.
    • Ensures all contractors have signed in at the Facilities’ Office and are wearing their Visitor badges.
    • Coordinates with law enforcement agencies regarding incidents involving local criminal activity that may impact the safety and well-being of our students, faculty/staff, families and visitors.
    • Reports issues of potential safety concerns (emergency lighting that needs fixing, broken door hardware, inoperable cameras, fire hazards, leaking water pipes, malfunctioning machinery and equipment) for the purpose of being entered in to SchoolDude for repair.
    • Performs other related duties and assignments as required by campus designated officials.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    • Must be at least 21 of age
    • Must have a High School diploma or GED
    • Perform essential job duties as listed below (KSAs)
    • Must have a valid driver’s license
    • Must be able to obtain DCJS Security Officer Certification (SSO) within 60 days of hire
    • Must possess effective communication skills with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills 
    • One year experience working and interacting with the public

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Possession of DCJS SSO Certification 
    • Previous School Security or Law Enforcement experience 
    • Active Shooter Training, CPR/AED certification
    • Proficiency in technology including word processing, emails and other office equipment (fax, copier, scanners); experience in CCTV and door locking software.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Must be able to work flexible hours (evenings and/or midnights) and/or staggered shifts, as well as holidays, weekends and to work overtime including evenings, weekends and special events to provide maximum security coverage
    • Must be able to work in inclement weather and able to walk, run, climb or sit for extended periods of time; needs to be physically fit to be able to handle critical situations. An example of minimal officer’s fitness level would be: the ability to complete a mile within 13 minutes, dragging 50 lbs. for 100 feet and able to walk up and down three flights of stairs and still be able to deploy the emergency alert system.
    • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills; must be able to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with students, faculty/staff and internal/external stakeholders; will be responsible for managing behavior of victims, witnesses and others when handling or responding to incidents; requires use of sound judgment; ability to work with students and adults.
    • Must be able to work with minimal or no supervision maintaining the trust of the EHS community. 
    • The ability to maintain confidentiality of any information learned by means of being an EHS Security Officer; and maintain as required by law or EHS’s policy, internal guidelines or by direction of higher authority.
    • Keep current all required training and certifications as required by EHS security.

    Interested individuals who meet the requirements above should send a cover letter, resume and references via email to:

    Stafford Farmer-Lee
    Director of Safety and Security
    Episcopal High School

Coaching Availability

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  • Head Coach - Softball

    Episcopal High School is seeking a candidate to serve as the head softball coach for the 2021-22 school year. This role is envisioned as a component of a full time position to be combined with other significant school-related teaching or administrative duties, depending on the strengths and interests of the candidates. There is flexibility to consider an outstanding candidate in a part-time role, without other duties.

    The successful candidate will understand, appreciate, and capitalize on the role that athletics in plays in helping players learn to build together, work together, and achieve together from a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and identities; The successful candidate will also further develop that understanding and appreciation in their athletes.

    As a member of the IAC and ISL, Episcopal has a rich academic and athletic tradition and is deeply committed to seeing athletics as a crucial classroom in which our students strive for excellence and develop as healthy, determined, collaborative, and ethical leaders for the future.

    Specific responsibilities and characteristics will be to:
    • Offer positive leadership of the entire softball program, developing a plan to integrate fundamental teaching at all levels.
    • Bring a deep understanding of all aspects of softball as well as best coaching practices.
    • Encourage a sense of belonging for all players in the program and develop relationships with and among players.
    • Understand and support the academic responsibilities of the players
    • Value strength & conditioning, nutrition, and playing multiple sports in helping the players to realize their full potential as athletes.
    • Build a belief among players that achievement comes through hard work and teamwork.
    • Work in partnership with the admissions office both to communicate to prospective students and families the values and ideals of the entire Episcopal community and to attract students who aspire to excel in both the classroom and on the softball field at Episcopal High School.
    Required:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Ability to hold a teaching or administrative position (waived for part time applicants)
    • Leadership experience within a competitive softball program
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skill
    • Understanding of the nature of boarding schools
    Please direct all inquiries to Girls' Athletic Director Jen Fitzpatrick at jsf@episcopalhighschool.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Episcopal High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws.