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About Browne

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Browne Academy.

Browne Academy seeks candidates who will inspire students to meet the challenges of our academic programs, develop a passion for learning, and grow as engaged and compassionate global citizens. We are guided by the belief that a diverse community is a necessary component of an excellent education; therefore, we seek qualified teachers, administrators, and staff who are:

Available Positions

List of 6 items.

  • Director of Enrollment Management

    The director of enrollment management reports directly to the head of school, is a member of the administrative leadership team, and partners with other administrators to develop and implement a strategic enrollment plan for the school. The ideal candidate will have admission and enrollment management experience, high integrity, outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and the energy to participate in a fast-paced office. Must be able to convey the many benefits of the Browne Academy experience and be familiar with the competitive independent school market in the Washington, DC, region. In addition to articulating a vision for how best to identify, enroll and retain highly qualified students, the director of enrollment management will manage the daily operations of the admissions office and facilitate the financial aid process.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
     
    • Oversee the process of admission, enrollment and financial aid for new students to the school. Present the school to prospective parents and students; handle applications and communications systematically and efficiently; conduct interviews with applicants and parents; arrange admission testing and student visits; secure necessary student credentials; and communicate final decisions to prospective families.
     
    • Critically analyze application data and cultivate relationships with prospective students, identifying strengths, opportunities for improvement, and capacity for growth.
     
    • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the school during the admissions process. Understand the unique history, traditions, offerings, and culture of Browne Academy. Advocate for qualified prospective students, and clearly articulate to the families the advantages and opportunities inherent in the Browne Academy experience.
    • Maintain student and family database. Serve as an in-house resource on the integrated enrollment and academic management software.
     
    • Build relationships with feeder schools, educational consultants and admission testers in the community. Represent the school at admission fairs and other community events.
     
    • Provide a welcoming environment and smooth transition for new students and parents. Work with the development office and division heads on events for new families.
     
    • Track enrollment management best practices and benchmarks locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Be flexible and creative in outlining strategy.
     
    • Oversee and set enrollment goals using an approach that accounts for the specific needs of the Washington market, lower and middle school divisions, and takes marketing research—in schools and otherwise—into consideration.
     
    • In close collaboration with the communications team, assist in developing a marketing strategy that considers demographics research, market drivers, enrollment trends, and the unique needs of all both divisions of the school. Marketing includes internal and external brand messaging, as retention efforts are as critical as recruitment. Work with development and communications office to develop high-quality marketing materials that effectively convey the school’s messaging and value.
     
    • Communicate clearly and regularly, keeping management and team informed of all relevant information.
     
    • All management responsibility of the admissions office, including supervising the assistant director of admissions. Assist and counsel the assistant director in meeting the goals of the enrollment strategic plan, implementing marketing tools, and working closely with prospective families during the school search in a highly competitive market.
     
    • In collaboration with the Financial Aid Committee, organize and administer the financial aid program. Allocate aid in a manner that is in line with the school’s values and mission and maintain the integrity of the award process and strategic guidelines.
     
    • Build strong relationships with faculty and staff within the school and assist them in articulating the school’s message.
     
    • Help identify potential donors – graduates, parents, the broader community.
     
    • As an all-school administrator, build and maintain a strong presence in both the lower and middle school divisions.
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
     
    • Master’s degree required in a related field that supports the duties and responsibilities of this position.
     
    • 3-5 years’ experience in an admission or advancement office.
     
    • Solid organizational, management, administrative, and public speaking experience.
     
    • Ability to think critically and creatively.
     
    • Willingness to learn the history, culture, and mission of Browne and be familiar with the people and programs in order to tell true and compelling stories in the admissions process.
     
    • A high level of cultural competency for working with diverse groups.
     
    • Experience in budget allocation and making informed financial aid decisions.
     
    • Specialization in admissions and understanding of the key elements in successful recruiting.
     
    • Ability to recognize and express the long-term benefits of a PS-8th grade education and the distinctive value of Browne Academy.

    • Because of the challenging independent school market, prior experience with proven results to successfully meet set admissions goals is a must. Successful use of resources including ability to network with feeder schools.
     
    • A passion and understanding for independent schools, with prior experience in enrollment/admissions.
     
    • Excellent computer skills, with a statistical mindset and capacity for deep analysis and data collection and synthesis. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Blackbaud, and use of social media highly desirable.
     
    • Ability to thrive in a highly competitive market environment through creative and innovative strategies.
     
    • Collaborative point of view; able to warmly and enthusiastically partner with prospective students, parents, and colleagues during the admissions process.
     
    • Personable, with genuine sense of humor and interest in all aspects of school life.
     
     
    Email resume and cover letter to potey@browneacademy.org or mail to:
     
    Peggy Otey, Head of School
    Browne Academy
    5917 Telegraph Road
    Alexandria, VA 22310
     
  • Lower School Teacher - Anticipated Opening (Preschool through 4th grade)

    Browne Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a diverse coeducational independent school enrolling students age three through grade eight. Founded in 1941, Browne Academy inspires and empowers students through extraordinary academics to be life-long learners prepared to thrive in a dynamic global community.

    Browne Academy anticipates a lower school teacher opening for the 2020-2021 school year. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative lower school teacher for grades preschool through 4th grade. The position requires a compassionate, flexible, and creative individual with at least five years of classroom experience. This person will need to work closely with students, teachers, and administrators to support the mission of the school by promoting the core values in the educational and personal experience of each child. The lower school teacher should possess a holistic view of children and understand the developmental issues of elementary age students. The ideal candidate will have a passion for integrated learning and possess strong communication skills. The candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of how differentiated assessment informs instruction and will be familiar with current research into neuroscience and its implications for effective instruction.

    Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to Kim McCue, Head of Lower School, at kmccue@browneacademy.org.

    Classroom Responsibilities
    • Prepare and execute thoughtful units of study designed to reach the different learning styles of the students in the classroom.
    • Regularly assess student learning using a variety of tools and means throughout each trimester and maintain regular communication with parents and administrators about student progress.
    • Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.
    • Consistently and clearly communicate with colleagues, administrators, and parents regarding student work and classroom projects or issues.
    • Adhere to the school’s curriculum in the classroom.
    Additional Responsibilities
    • Attend regular weekly faculty meetings.
    • Collaborate with teachers to ensure integration with other subjects.
    • Plan, organize, and conduct field trips.
    • Attend and assist with assemblies and special events, some of which occur outside of normal school hours.
    • Actively participate in all in-service and orientation days.
    Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in education
    • At least five years experience (preferably in an independent school setting)
  • Middle School Classroom Teacher-Anticipated Opening

    Browne Academy seeks candidates who will inspire students to meet the challenges of our academic programs, develop a passion for learning, and grow as engaged and compassionate global citizens.  We are guided by the belief that a diverse community is a necessary component of an excellent education; therefore, we seek qualified teachers, administrators, and staff who are: enthusiastic about shaping lifelong learners; eager to join an active, engaged, and supportive school community; excited to work with creative colleagues from diverse backgrounds; and skilled at leading students to develop a strong sense of self-worth and accomplishment. Browne Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a diverse coeducational independent school enrolling students age three through grade eight. 
     
    We seek a passionate and experienced 5-6th grade classroom teacher to work within a rigorous, collaborative, and inquiry-based program. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of a core class, an elective class, and acting as a student advisor. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for guiding and connecting with middle school students, experience teaching writing and literature, willingness to work within an interdisciplinary program, and a commitment to ongoing professional growth. Related bachelor's degree required, masters preferred. We are eager to welcome someone into our community who will live the mission and core values of our school. Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to Beth Gryczewski, Middle School Head, at BGryczewski@browneacademy.org.
     
    Diversity Statement
     
    Browne Academy is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees. Browne Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Browne Academy actively seeks diverse candidates for employment.
     
    Conditions of Employment
     
    Employment at Browne Academy is contingent on verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check and education, when applicable.
  • Browne Summer Camp Staff

    Browne Summer Camp (BSC) is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants to join the BSC family this summer. We are hiring for the following positions: Group Counselors, Lifeguards, and Specialists (Dance, Innovation, Nature).

    BSC is an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited coed day camp for ages 3-13. Located on a beautiful 11-acre campus in Alexandria, Virginia, we offer daily swimming, sports, and arts activities. We make a conscious decision to hire and develop staff who will provide love and support to every camper.

    For Summer of 2020 we are accepting applications from new and returning staff for all positions. You can access the online application link here.

    Applications will be reviewed this winter and interviews will be scheduled beginning in February. If you have any questions please, email auxiliary@browneacademy.org.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Browne Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a diverse coeducational independent school enrolling students age three through grade eight.  Founded in 1941, Browne Academy inspires and empowers students through extraordinary academics to be lifelong learners prepared to thrive in a dynamic global community.

    Browne Academy is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic substitute teachers who love working with children in preschool through 8th grade. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and experience teaching and/or working with children.

    Interested candidates for preschool through 4th grade should submit a cover letter and resume to Kim McCue, Head of Lower School.

    Interested candidates for 5th through 8th grade should submit a cover letter and resume to Beth Gryczewski, Head of Middle School.
  • After-Care Counselor

    We are seeking enthusiastic and qualified applicants to join our Auxiliary Services Department in the After-Care Program. The ideal applicant is someone who enjoys working with children, ages 3-13 years of age. Applicants should excel in supervision, activity planning, and reliability. The core schedule is Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 PM, and this position is paid based on experience and qualifications. Please email resume and cover letter to kschutter@browneacademy.org for consideration

Now Accepting Resumes

Browne Academy accepts employment applications on a rolling basis. If you would like to be considered for a position at our school, please email your resume and cover letter as follows:

For preschool-4th grade, please submit your application to Head of Lower School Kim McCue.

For 5th-8th grades, please submit your application to Middle School Head Beth Gryczewski.

Diversity Statement

Browne Academy is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees. Browne Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. Browne Academy actively seeks diverse candidates for employment.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Browne Academy is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check and education, when applicable.