Careers

National Child Research Center is a diverse, vibrant community that challenges our students to be curious, compassionate and confident. The school is committed to employing faculty, staff and administrators who lead by example in our community by striving to uphold the school’s mission. our staff and faculty arrive each day eager to learn and to teach, bringing their broad experiences and professional expertise with them.


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Assistant Head of School

The National Child Research Center is looking for an Assistant Head of School for a July, 1 start in preparation for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Founded in 1928, NCRC provides a collaborative approach to preschool education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, fosters partnerships with families, and is committed to the inclusion of children with special needs. The Assistant Head reports directly to the Head of School. Along with excellent managerial and organizational skills, the Assistant Head should possess first-rate communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships across the school community. The Assistant Head is a pivotal member of the Administrative Team focusing on curriculum, faculty and professional development, hiring, student support, and our inclusion program.

Specific responsibilities will be to:

  • Serve on the Admissions Team.
  • Develop, oversee, coordinate and update curriculum for all students in our inclusive community.
  • Oversee the faculty hiring, retention and – for departing teachers – exit process.
  • Design and implement the faculty mentoring program.
  • Oversee the yearlong New Faculty Orientation process and monitor the adjustment of new staff members.
  • Work with the Head of School of School on professional development opportunities to ensure teachers are abreast of current research and evolving pedagogical standards.
  • Coordinate, monitor, observe, evaluate and support all faculty, interns and volunteers on a comprehensive range of issues including team collaboration, classroom management, curriculum development, and student support services.
  • Oversee in-service programming, training sessions and faculty committees.
  • Collaborate and fully support the Child Development Team, and Inclusion Programs.
  • Attend all open meetings of the Board of Trustees and report to the appropriate board committees on specific programs/projects.

Requirements:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education preferred or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum ten years of experience working in Early Childhood Education environment.

Skills

  • Strong leadership and supervisory experience working with teaching faculty.
  • Excellent knowledge of working in an inclusion and/or special needs program.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or Individual Learning Plans (ILP).


To learn more about our unique preschool community, please visit us at www.ncrcpreschool.org

To apply, please send cover letter and resume BY EMAIL ONLY to with subject line ASSISTANT HEAD to careers@ncrcpreschool.org

Speech Language Pathologist

For nearly 90 years the National Child Research Center has served as a model for inclusive education in the greater Washington DC region and beyond. Its collaborative approach to preschool nurtures the whole child and fosters partnerships with families and educators in a richly diverse community.

NCRC is seeking a full-time experienced Speech and Language Pathologist to work in its inclusive preschool environment. NCRC offers a competitive salary and a full benefit package.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited institution, hold a certification through ASLHA and be able to be licensed in Washington DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate auditory/oral curriculum
  • Integrate language and speech targets into classroom activities.
  • Work collaboratively with a team including occupational therapist, school counselor and educators.
  • Support individualized education through assessment planning.
  • Support families in meeting each child’s educational goals.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology
  • Certification through ASLHA
  • State licensure through the District of Columbia Department of Health
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a creative and self-directed manner
  • Resourceful, flexible and service oriented.

Directing/Lead Teaching Position

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks passionate and creative applicants for a full-time Lead Preschool Teacher to work with 2 1/2 to 5-year-olds starting in the fall of 2017. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington, DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child and celebrates each child’s uniqueness in a warm, supportive, and inclusive environment. Committed to the inclusion of children with special needs and typically developing children in the same classroom, NCRC provides low student/teacher ratios and an enriched learning environment within a collaborative, committed, and dynamic professional learning community. NCRC actively supports and encourages diversity among the staff and families that we serve. Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available. Please visit our website for additional information about this job posting.

Resource Teacher

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks a Resource Teacher for a full-time position in the fall of 2017. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child while celebrating their uniqueness in a warm, supportive environment. Committed to the inclusion of children with special needs and typically developing children, NCRC provides small classes and an enriched learning environment within a collaborative, committed, and dynamic professional learning community. NCRC actively supports and encourages diversity among the staff and families that we serve.The ideal candidate will be committed to inclusive education and have an interest in early childhood. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available.

Substitute Teacher

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks Substitute Teachers in the fall of 2017. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child while celebrating their uniqueness in a warm, supportive environment. Committed to the inclusion of children with special needs and typically developing children, NCRC provides small classes and an enriched learning environment within a collaborative, committed, and dynamic professional learning community. NCRC actively supports and encourages diversity among the staff and families that we serve.The ideal candidate will be committed to inclusive education and have an interest in early childhood. Experience working with Early Childhood Education preferred. Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and educational philosophy to Carolyn Dogum at cdogum@ncrcpreschool.org.

Records Management (Internship)

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks an intern with experience in Records Management. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child while celebrating their uniqueness in a warm, supportive environment.

Responsibilities include working directly with the School Counselor in maintaining and updating highly confidential student files. Candidates also work closely with the Advancement team in converting hard copy documents to electronic documents. The candidate will evaluate the file management keeping system and address concerns or suggestions to the School Counselor and Director of Advancement.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Previous records management experience or background in business administration.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to establish retention and disposal schedules.
  • Ability to ensure all documents and forms have been received from families.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

NCRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Development Researcher (Internship)

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks a candidate with experience in researching various professional development opportunities for Teachers and Parents that relate to early childhood education. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child while celebrating their uniqueness in a warm, supportive environment.

Responsibilities include working directly with the Head of School in developing workshops on inclusion, early childhood development, and issues. Candidates will gain an understanding of the current trends in early childhood development and the trending inclusion programs throughout the independent schools. Additional responsibilities include generating relationships with organizations that provide teacher and parent workshops related to inclusion early childhood development, and issues.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Knowledge in Early Childhood development.
  • Ability to research and connect with other organizations.
  • Ability to identify and assess future training workshops.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.

NCRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Data Analyst (Internship)

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks an intern with experience in Data Analytics. Located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington DC, NCRC’s highly trained faculty is committed to creating a preschool environment that nurtures the whole child while celebrating their uniqueness in a warm, supportive environment.

Responsibilities include working directly with the Director of Advancement and Associate Director of Advancement on collecting data and analyzing annual giving trends, generating report templates using Senior Systems Database, and managing donor profiles. Candidates will also be responsible for conducting demographic/marketing analysis for the Director of Admission. These data analytical reports will highlight trends in our annual giving, donor profiles, and demographic marketing approach.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Strong understanding of data analytics required.
  • Ability to acquire data from primary and secondary data sources.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and technical expertise regarding data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques.
  • Previous experience using other database software’s (Senior Systems).
  • Ability to generate data analytics using Excel to compare trends.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

NCRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested candidates should submit the NCRC Application for Employment, a letter of interest, resume, references, and educational philosophy to Careers@ncrcpreschool.org


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY


NCRC believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, or breastfeeding), marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The school's equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employees are responsible for complying with the school's equal employment opportunity policy.

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