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The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a tuition-free Episcopal school for children from traditionally underserved communities. The School nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, social-emotional, artistic and physical development of its students in a Christian community of learners that welcomes boys of all faiths and beliefs. Working in close partnership with students and families, the School strives to create an environment where each boy is challenged to reach his full academic potential and receives the structured support necessary to develop his unique gifts. The Bishop Walker School seeks to foster a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation, and moral character that each boy will need as a student, as a citizen and as a child of God.
 


 RELGION 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
 
Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should 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, resume, and three references 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 fieldtrips as needed.
If you are interested in applying for this position, email Vice Principal Yonnettee Moore at ymoore@bishpowalkerschool.org with a resume and three references.

 
 

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