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A Wonderful Workplace

A Wonderful Workplace

“I’ve worked in places where the expectations and support for students was 100 percent different from the expectations and support for teachers, which I found stressful. Here at McLean there’s consistent messaging and a growth mindset among administrators, teachers, and students alike.”

Current Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations

McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for an Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations to begin immediately. McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

This exciting opportunity will challenge a dynamic and driven professional  to establish an ambitious development plan, strengthen relationships, expand the major giving donor base, and make an impact as a key player in the emerging culture of philanthropy at McLean. The candidate will bring strategic experience, energy that inspires others to give and further relationships, and a creative approach to compelling communications in alignment with the School’s strategic priorities. The Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations will report directly to the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, and work closely with the Head of School and Board of Trustees. Commensurate with experience and performance, the candidate may also have the opportunity to advance into the role of Director of Development as the Assistant Head of School for Advancement assumes responsibility as Interim Co-Head of School for the 2023-2024 school year.

The Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations will play a leading role in identification, cultivation, and solicitation and follow-up with the most philanthropically capable families to ensure increasing levels of major gifts, planned gifts, and campaign gifts during campaign years. This position is external-facing and accomplished through collaboration with the Annual Giving Manager, Alumni Engagement Manager, and the Board of Trustees, and by effectively leveraging the skills and contributions of McLean’s parents, trustees, friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and volunteers. Fundraising aspects of responsibility include the Annual Celebration & Fundraiser, major gifts, grants, special fundraising events as well as future capital campaigns and planned giving.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively designs, implements, and oversees a comprehensive short-term, annual, and long-range fundraising program to build a culture of philanthropy and secure significant financial resources from trustees, parents, alumni, foundations and others to support McLean’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • Oversees all major fundraising efforts and programs, including leadership annual giving, major gifts, special fundraising events, grants, capital campaigns, planned giving, donor prospecting and research, and office administration to meet or exceed annual and long range development plan income goals.
  • In coordination with the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, leads and coordinates the efforts in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift donors ($2,500+) with a focus on building long-term relationships with top prospects and donors.
  • Manages a portfolio of 100-150 leadership annual giving donors, sets clear goals for cultivation strategies, executes such strategies that result in the highest level ask for the School’s fundraising priorities and provides reporting of progress towards goals.
  • Works collaboratively with the Annual Giving Manager, the Alumni Engagement Manager, and the Parent Engagement Coordinator.
  • Actively guides and supports the Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Board Development Committee to evaluate annual giving programs, and develop goals and objectives for the following year.
  • Develop and present an annual development plan to the Board of Trustees, and collaborates with Trustees to cultivate and steward major gift donors, and identify new individual and corporate funding opportunities to reach fundraising goals.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of fundraising, stewardship, community-building, and campus events throughout the year in order to stay informed, connected, and updated on school activities.
  • Articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents; responsible for collaborating on overall priorities with the Assistant Head of School for Advancement.
  • With the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, draft and implement Gift Policies and A Philanthropy Education Action Plan that will help to educate and inspire members of the McLean community.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of fundraising and related organizational development experience.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating and securing leadership and major gifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or similar relationship development software.

Leadership Requirements

  • A charismatic, experienced, action-oriented leader who creates enthusiasm in giving.·
  • Demonstrated experience managing people and building team relationships.
  • Ability to manage and lead professional and volunteer staff, including recruiting, training, and professional development.
  • Highly detailed individual with strong work ethic and follow-up.
  • Ability to establish clear directions and sets goals, objectives, and benchmarks.

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their Cover Letter and Résumé.

Lower School (K-4) Speech-Language Pathologist

McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for a 10-month, Lower School Speech & Language Pathologist to begin immediately. McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model® we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Lower School is seeking an energetic and collaborative Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP) with a passion for early intervention to join our team. The SLP will screen, evaluate, and provide appropriate services to students in kindergarten through grade 4 with communication disorders. In addition, the Lower School SLP will demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team so that all speech and language approaches and strategies are generalized into the classroom and students’ goals are met. Areas of speech and language disorders include articulation, language, voice, fluency, and phonemic awareness. Experience with reading instruction and literacy is also an advantage.

Responsibilities  

  • Understanding and applying McLean’s Abilities Model®
  • Being committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  • Providing high quality direct speech and language therapy services to K-4 students
  • Conducting assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and challenges
  • Assisting and guiding teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders
  • Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies
  • Ensuring students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers
  • Keeping abreast of and sharing best practices in speech and language therapy and language development
  • Contributing productively to the school as a whole
  • Attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Certification Requirements

  • Have a Master’s degree in Speech & Language Pathology from an accredited school of speech and language pathology
  • Have a Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) license
  • Have a American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their Cover Letter and Résumé.

Middle School Baseball Coach (Grades 6-8)

McLean School (mcleanschool.org), a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for a Middle School Baseball Coach (Grades 6-8) for the Spring 2023 season, which runs from March through the middle of May.

McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Middle School Baseball Coach is responsible for team oversight, acting as a positive role model, and supporting the Mission and Core Values of the School.

This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience as a youth, high school, and/or club-level coach, experience with providing differentiated instruction to athletes of all levels, effective written and oral communication skills, knowledgeable of the fundamentals and techniques of competitive soccer, an ability to build relationships and work well with others, a sharp perspective on the role of athletics in the educational experience.

Essential Duties

  • Be a positive role model
  • Plan, direct, and administer policies for all team practices and matches
  • Communicate team expectations at the start of the season
  • Design training sessions that are dynamic, engaging, and provide challenge
  • Create an environment of respect that is rooted in hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship and supporting teammates
  • Communicate with athletes and parents
  • Ensure proper safety measures are observed when conducting team activities
  • Attend seasonal coaches meetings
  • Give appropriate attention, care, and follow-up to student-athletes who are injured or ill, including filling out injury report forms

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their cover letter, résumé, and list of references.

Upper & Middle School Coed Track & Field Coach (Grades 5-12)

McLean School (mcleanschool.org), a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for an Upper &  Middle School Track & Field Coach (Grades 5-12) for the Spring 2023 season, which runs from March through the middle of May.

McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Head Coach for Coed Track & Field is responsible for team oversight, acting as a positive role model, and supporting the Mission and Core Values of the School.

This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience as a youth, high school, and/or club-level coach, experience with providing differentiated instruction to athletes of all levels, effective written and oral communication skills, knowledgeable of the fundamentals and techniques of competitive soccer, an ability to build relationships and work well with others, a sharp perspective on the role of athletics in the educational experience.

Essential Duties

  • Be a positive role model
  • Plan, direct, and administer policies for all team practices and matches
  • Communicate team expectations at the start of the season
  • Design training sessions that are dynamic, engaging, and provide challenge
  • Create an environment of respect that is rooted in hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship and supporting teammates
  • Communicate with athletes and parents
  • Ensure proper safety measures are observed when conducting team activities
  • Attend seasonal coaches meetings
  • Give appropriate attention, care, and follow-up to student-athletes who are injured or ill, including filling out injury report forms

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their cover letter, résumé, and list of references.

Middle & Upper School Coed Track & Field Assistant Coach (Grades 5-12)

McLean School (mcleanschool.org), a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for an Upper & Middle School Track & Field Assistant Coach (Grades 5-12) for the Spring 2023 season, which runs from March through the middle of May.

McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Assistant Coach for Coed Track & Field is responsible for team oversight, acting as a positive role model, and supporting the Mission and Core Values of the School.

This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience as a youth, high school, and/or club-level coach, experience with providing differentiated instruction to athletes of all levels, effective written and oral communication skills, knowledgeable of the fundamentals and techniques of competitive soccer, an ability to build relationships and work well with others, a sharp perspective on the role of athletics in the educational experience.

Essential Duties

  • Be a positive role model
  • Plan, direct, and administer policies for all team practices and matches
  • Communicate team expectations at the start of the season
  • Design training sessions that are dynamic, engaging, and provide challenge
  • Create an environment of respect that is rooted in hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship and supporting teammates
  • Communicate with athletes and parents
  • Ensure proper safety measures are observed when conducting team activities
  • Attend seasonal coaches meetings
  • Give appropriate attention, care, and follow-up to student-athletes who are injured or ill, including filling out injury report forms

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their cover letter, résumé, and list of references.

Boys Middle School Lacrosse Coach (Grades 5-8)

McLean School (mcleanschool.org), a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for a Boys Middle School Lacrosse Coach (Grades 5-8) for the Spring 2023 season, which runs from March through the middle of May.

McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Boys Middle School Lacrosse Coach is responsible for team oversight, acting as a positive role model, and supporting the Mission and Core Values of the School.

This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience as a youth, high school, and/or club-level coach, experience with providing differentiated instruction to athletes of all levels, effective written and oral communication skills, knowledgeable of the fundamentals and techniques of competitive soccer, an ability to build relationships and work well with others, a sharp perspective on the role of athletics in the educational experience.

Essential Duties

  • Be a positive role model
  • Plan, direct, and administer policies for all team practices and matches
  • Communicate team expectations at the start of the season
  • Design training sessions that are dynamic, engaging, and provide challenge
  • Create an environment of respect that is rooted in hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship and supporting teammates
  • Communicate with athletes and parents
  • Ensure proper safety measures are observed when conducting team activities
  • Attend seasonal coaches meetings
  • Give appropriate attention, care, and follow-up to student-athletes who are injured or ill, including filling out injury report forms

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their cover letter, résumé, and list of references.

Substitute Teachers
McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for Substitute Teachers immediately. College degree preferred.

McLean School has for sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

This position requires a candidate that can teach to a diverse population of students who possess a wide range of learning strengths and challenges. Most importantly, the McLean Substitute Teacher will subscribe to our Core Values, our Mission, and our Philosophy.

The McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application and upload their Résumé.

Interested in Being Part of the Faculty at McLean School?

Have a passion for teaching? Would you like to be part of our School community? We’d love to learn more about you and hope you’ll consider working with us. We may not have any open positions at this time, but we would like to have your information on file for when we do!

And as the students at McLean like to say: It’s a great day to be a Mustang! Here’s a little information about us:
McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school in Potomac, Maryland serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their Cover Letter, and Résumé.

Interested in Being Part of the Staff at McLean School?

It is hard not to walk into McLean and feel the warmth of the community. At least that is what parents and students report when they tour our School. Would you like to be part of our community? We’d love to learn more about you and hope you’ll consider working with us. We may not have any open positions at this time, but we would like to have your information on file for when we do!

And as the students at McLean like to say: It’s a great day to be a Mustang! Here’s a little information about us:
McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school in Potomac, Maryland serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their Cover Letter, and Résumé.

Middle School (Grades 5-8) Substitute Teachers

McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for Middle School (grades 5-8) Substitute Teachers. McLean School has for sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

This position requires a candidate that can teach to a diverse population of students who possess a wide range of learning strengths and challenges. Most importantly, the Middle School Substitute Teacher will subscribe to our Core Values, our Mission, and our Philosophy.

Interested applicants should send a résumé to Head of Middle School, David Roth, at droth@mcleanschool.org.

McLean School Walks the Talk

Many schools talk about the warmth of their community, the collegiality, and the deep sense of caring and trust among and between students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents. At McLean, born from the mission of serving learners that span the range of racial, socio-economic, cultural, and learning strengths and challenges, that deep sense of caring for one another provides bedrock foundation. Many schools talk about their expanding ability to serve students who learn differently, but McLean has been built for that mission from the start. Through its Abilities Model®, McLean teaches to each student’s strengths, while providing support in areas of need, and McLean never defines students by what they cannot do.

McLean School in many ways looks like the framework of a typical, maybe even traditional college-prep school. But what happens within that framework is anything but traditional. The school has attracted deeply caring and trained educators whose passion is discovering and teaching to the unique abilities of each student in whatever innovative, personal, or progressive manner is best for the student. With close to 500 students in grades K-12, McLean School is delivering on the promise of giving students skills, confidence, tools, and knowledge to succeed in college and beyond.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Part of our Faculty and Staff Community

It’s no surprise that McLean’s teachers and staff are as happy to be here as the students we teach: we all feel supported in our efforts to learn, stretch and grow. It’s a culture that can be hard to come by… which is one reason our faculty tends to stick around! Here are a few of the other reasons:

Commitment to Diversity and Equity

McLean School’s commitment to diversity/equity is an extension of our mission to make education accessible, stimulating, and meaningful to a broad range of learners. McLean embraces diversity and values the integrity of all individuals. We offer equitable opportunity to learn from the wealth that diversity renders to all community members in the recognition of differences of ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, or gender. This recognition enriches our community and encourages our students to be better leaders and more responsible citizens. We believe that our students will acquire an appreciative sensitivity to different people and cultures and that they will be more secure in themselves and better prepared to enjoy the richness and possibilities of the wonderfully diverse world they will inherit.

Toward this end, McLean School commits itself to:

  • checkmark Continue to develop a school culture and curricula that will teach our students both the skills and the sensibilities necessary for living in a world of change and difference;

  • checkmark Achieve an educationally enriching level of diversity in the student body, the faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees; and

  • checkmark Provide the resources and support needed to secure the self-esteem of every child.

The School expects that all community members will support diversity/equity at McLean School, just as the School expects that all community members will benefit from that work.

Non-Discrimination

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, retention and promotion on the basis of an individual’s ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other classification proscribed and protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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