Employment at BWS

ABOUT THE BISHOP JOHN T. WALKER SCHOOL FOR BOYS:

Located east of the Anacostia River, the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a tuition-free independent school for boys from low-income families sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Named in honor of The Right Reverend John T. Walker, the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the Bishop Walker School is open to boys of all faiths and religious traditions. Opened in 2008 and currently serving students in grades Junior Kindergarten through 6th, the school will add a grade level per year through grade 8. The Bishop Walker School fosters the love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation and moral character each boy will need to achieve his fullest potential as a student, as a citizen and as a child of God.

The Bishop Walker School is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER 

The Bishop Walker School is in need of a long-term substitute teacher for our elementary school. The position is specifically for the first and second grade English Language Arts and Social Studies. Our current teacher is going on maternity leave after Christmas break and will return mid-April. The candidate will be responsible for teaching reading and social studies to both first and second graders.

Core duties and responsibilities include:

  • Writing appropriate lesson plans for both first and second grades
  • Maintaining and managing behavioral expectations for students
  • Communicating with colleagues, teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Compiling and maintaining grades, exams, daily assignments, and student records
  • Accepting feedback from the administrative team around best practices
  • Understanding the development of boys across multiple spheres
  • Attending faculty and staff meetings
  • Serving on the cafeteria duty team on designated days and times
  • Planning, advising, and revising curriculum content to meet the developmental needs of BWS students
  • Maintaining a healthy classroom environment that reflects the academic content being taught
  • Nurturing the social, spiritual, and cognitive development of students

Minimum Requirements
The ideal candidate must be committed to the BWS mission and values. The ideal candidate has experience as a classroom teacher and the flexibility to fulfill this short-term (3 month) commitment. The ideal candidate also:

  • Has a bachelor's degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Education or an equivalent field
  • Has 3-5 years of relevant teaching experience
  • Has familiarity with the development of boys and their learning styles
  • Is personal and can create healthy relationships with students and families
  • Has an understanding of basic child development and brain-based development in boys
  • Has a love and dedication to our children that is unwavering

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email Principal Desmond Williams at dwilliams@bishopwalkerschool.org.



RELIGION TEACHER 

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (BWS) is seeking a part-time Religion teacher. The religion teacher will teach each grade level (K-6), once per week for a 30-40 minute block. Religion classes for students in grades K-2 take place on Tuesdays. Religion classes for students in grades 3-6 take place on Thursdays.
The religion teacher designs hands-on projects and activities that reflect the school’s commitment to Judeo-Christian values, character and Episcopal identity. The successful candidate demonstrates respect for the world’s major religions, appreciates a sense of service rooted deeply in Christian principles, while recognizing and meeting the individual needs of each student at BWS. 
  Major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Writing appropriate lesson plans for all grade levels 
  • Promoting the spiritual growth of students by expounding on the Christian Experience and what it means to be a Christian
  • Maintaining and managing behavioral expectations for students
  • Communicating with colleagues, teachers, parents and administrators
  • Compiling and maintaining grades, exams, daily assignments and student records
  • Submitting lesson plans, and revising plans for maximum student growth and development
  • Selecting materials and making recommendations for a well-rounded curricular and instructional program in Religious education
  • Recording work progress, and giving grades and appropriate feedback to students
  • Understanding the development of boys across a spectrum of age ranges
  • Attending faculty and staff meetings as necessary

Planning, advising and revising curriculum content to meet the fluid spiritual and developmental needs of BWS students

Minimum requirements:

The ideal candidate must be committed to the Bishop Walker School’s mission and values.  The ideal candidate has familiarity and experience with religion, religious philosophy, urban education, theology, and student-centered learning. The ideal candidate has a love and dedication to children that is unwavering. 
  • Bachelor of Arts or equivalent 4-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • 2 Years previous teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the Bible and biblical principles
  • An understanding of Episcopal identity
  • An understanding of basic child development and brain-based development in boys
  • A basic understanding of world religions

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Kathleen Hall at khall@edow.org a cover letter, resume, and three references.




EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR 

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in Washington, DC, is currently seeking an Events and Development Coordinator.  The Development office seeks to raise $2.34 million annually in current operating support through events and direct appeals to support this tuition-free school.  Additionally, the school will publically launch this fall a $6.5 million capital campaign to fund a new school facility at THEARC, retire debt, and fund a cash reserve for operations.  Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, Bishop Walker School offers a diverse and collaborative work environment.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides staff support and leadership to Annual Dinner (Gala) event chairs and related committees formed to help secure sponsors and participants.
  • Assists with planning, implementation, and production of all fundraising events including vendor relationships, budgets, and event logistics.
  • Manages event attendees and payments through The Raiser’s Edge® fundraising database.
  • Assists with weekly gift processing including gift batch preparation, gift entry, receipting and acknowledgment.
  • Performs accurate routine data entry in The Raiser’s Edge® fundraising database as needed.
  • Provides general administrative support to Development colleagues.
Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 - 2 years work experience in an events-related field.  The ideal candidate would have work experience with a major caterer, event venue, non-profit, school/university, or major corporation.
  • Commitment to ethical fundraising, collegiality, teamwork, and the mission of the Bishop Walker School.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and extremely attentive to detail.  
  • Proficiency with the Windows computer environment including MS Word and Excel, and G Suite. 
  • Experience with The Raiser's Edge® or comparable fundraising management software preferable.  
  • Strong motivation, initiative, and the ability to prioritize.
  • Availability and willingness to work occasionally outside the normal schedule including early mornings, evenings, school holidays, and weekends.  Occasional travel required.  
    Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle, a plus.  
To learn about our benefits, please click here. Bishop Walker School is a diverse community that welcomes and values individuals from all backgrounds. 
 
Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should send a cover letter and resume to khall@edow.org.


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM TEACHER
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys’ after school program is designed to enhance the school day by offering dynamic academic, cultural, and recreational enrichment activities to Bishop Walker School students. Drawing on best practices in youth development and educational theory, staff members guide students to build academic and social skills in a meaningful and fun environment.
Along with the After-School Director, After-School teachers will work collaboratively with the BWS administration and faculty, volunteers, and other community resources as appropriate to plan, design and implement a high quality after school program for BWS students. The program runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

 PROGRAM GOALS

  • Reinforce academic skills the participants have learned during the school day  
  • Help participants develop positive attitudes and social skills  
  • Expose participants to a broad range of cultural enrichment activities
  • Engage the participants in a variety of creative, physical, and artistic activities
  • Increase parent/guardian engagement and satisfaction

 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Actively engage and supervise children in all activities.
  • Assist in developing and implementing a developmentally appropriate after school curriculum.
  • Communicate and disperse information about upcoming events and activities to students and families.
  • Greet, monitor, and track all students and visitors, including parents and volunteers.
  • Take pride in and responsibility for program facilities, ensuring that all spaces used by the program are neat and organized and foster physical and emotional safety.
  • Support BWS behavior standards and discipline policies.
  • Set high expectations for students and hold them accountable for meeting those standards.
  • Participate in executing special events and field trips as needed.
To apply for the After School Teacher position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to ymoore@bishopwalkerschool.org. Please no phone calls.