Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 38 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion and cultural competence.
Norwood has an opening for an experienced, dynamic, child-centered educator to serve as a lower and middle school library assistant beginning August 29, 2019. This is a part-time, 10-month position. The candidate should have the ability to establish a rapport with students, parent volunteers, and teachers, and to work within the framework provided by the library media specialists in both the lower and middle schools. Responsibilities include: maintaining a physical presence in the lower school library; assisting in the management of the School's library collection; helping visitors to access, navigate, and check out resources; and teaching some lower school library, research, and technology lessons.The candidate must also have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as strong communication skills to reach a broad range of learners.This is primarily a service position that requires flexibility, patience, and experience working with young children.
Bachelor’s degree required; prior or comparable experience preferred. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mike Risen, Head of Lower School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Norwood School
Norwood School’s mission is to ensure that each of its students grows intellectually, morally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, while preparing to function productively and generously in our pluralistic society. Norwood’s challenging educational program and broad-based activities are designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect for the rights and feelings of others. Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.