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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Current Openings

Director of Operations

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks a Director of Operations for a full-time position to commence summer 2019.
 
The Director of Operations reports to the Head of School, and is a member of the school’s leadership team (the administration).  The Director of Operations is responsible for the management and supervision of the operational functions of the school including facilities, risk management, technology, employee benefits, vendor and contractor relationships, licensing and regulatory compliance and document retention.
 
The Director of Operations provides substantive reports to, and collaborates with the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and other Senior Administrators; designs strategies, analyzes feasibility and budget impacts, and manages the implementation of plans following the strategic plans and mission of the school. The Director of Operations supervises designated maintenance personnel, participates with planning teams to set school policies and procedures, and is a member of Board Committees as assigned by the Head of School in conjunction with the Board. S/he attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings. The Director of Operations is expected to be familiar with independent school industry best practices, maintains professional relationships with school insurance carriers, service providers, contractors, vendors and government regulators.
 
In partnership with the Business Office, the Director of Operations collaborates with the CFO on a variety of benefits, Human Resources, accounts receivable and payable, the annual budget, and compliance-related matters. 

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.


Qualified candidates will be committed to inclusive education and preferably have experience in school facilities, operations and/or Business Office functions. Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available.


Interested candidates should submit – as a single document -  a letter of interest, resume, and references to careers@ncrcpreschool.org. Please list 2019 Director of Operations in the subject line of your email.

Substitute Teacher (19-20 School Year)

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks Substitute Teachers to work in our world-class preschool. 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. He/she will enjoy, and have experience in, working with young children and/or children with special needs. Substitute teacher candidates will need to exhibit flexibility both in terms of scheduling, and with regards to classroom assignments, age of children supervised, and range of responsibilities assigned.

Although not a guaranteed full time position, we anticipate heavy demand and a very full schedule.

Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available.

Directing Teacher (19-20 School Year

The National Child Research Center (NCRC) seeks passionate and creative applicants for a full-time position as Lead Preschool Teacher, working with 2 to 5-year-olds starting in the fall of 2019.

NCRC is located in the historic district of Cleveland Park in Washington, DC. Our 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.

Qualified applicants will have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, or in a closely related educational field such as child development or elementary education. He/she will be committed to inclusive education and have experience and joy in working with young children and/or children with special needs. Competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities are available.

Interested candidates should submit the NCRC Application for Employment, a letter of interest, resume, references, and educational philosophy to careers@ncrcpreschool.orgPlease list the Position Title in the subject line of your email.

Interested candidates should submit the NCRC Application for Employment, a letter of interest, resume, references, and educational philosophy to Careers@ncrcpreschool.org. Please list the Position Title in the subject line of your email.


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.