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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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Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Job Summary

The Director of Admissions is an integral part of the school’s administrative team and is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population in line with the mission of the school. The Admissions Director works collaboratively with the Tuition Assistance Coordinator guiding families applying for tuition assistance through the admission process. The Admissions Director also works collaboratively with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that student admissions, enrollment, billing, and matriculation data records are accurate. This is a 12-month position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Admissions will:

  • Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
  • Formulate forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies.
  • Report directly to the head of school and serve as a liaison to the board of trustees regarding admissions and enrollment.
  • Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni/ae base:
    • Admissions and enrollment management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
    • Student retention.
    • Research and analysis of relevant demographic and trend data affecting student enrollment and attrition including independent school trends, census based data and internal trends.
    • Marketing strategy development and implementation.
    • Assumes responsibility for own professional development; for keeping current improved techniques and for attending appropriate professional meetings.

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.


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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