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Employment

Burke is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. In addition to demonstrating expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:

  • Run orderly but energetic classes. 
  • Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage many types of students. 
  • Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction. 
  • Employ appropriate technology in the classroom, especially iPads.
  • Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments. 
  • Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues. 
  • Take pleasure in the company of adolescents. 
  • Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment. 
Teachers at Burke are an integral part of a lively, informal and inclusive school community; we are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.

Current Openings

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  • Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations - Starting July 1, 2020

    Job Summary:
    The Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations manages the work of all Business Office, Facilities/Operations, and Front Desk staff.

    Essential Duties & Responsbilities:
    • Develop the long range financial plan and the annual budget of the School in conjunction with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees
    • Lead budget steering efforts so that current year budgets are realized
    • Prepare quarterly dashboard report for Finance Committee
    • Schedule and create agendas for meetings of the Finance Committee.
    • Attend all Facilities Planning and Construction Committee meetings
    • Work closely with the Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid in managing net tuition revenues. Serve on Financial Aid Committee to allocate annual awards
    • Prepare and assist in the annual audit of the School's financial statements. Present along with the Chair of the Finance Committee the final audit to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees
    • Manage all the financial affairs of the School including the financial accounting and the staff of the Business Office
    • Responsible for the preparation of all reports required by the Bank, DC government agencies, and other regulatory agencies
    • Direct the purchasing activities of supplies and equipment in an efficient and cost-effective manner to allow the faculty and staff to function in an environment conducive to providing quality education
    • Manage the facility and all building maintenance and the staff of those departments to assure acceptable appearance of all buildings and functioning equipment
    • Administer the risk management and insurance programs for the School
    • Work closely with the Director of Development to account for all fundraising activities including any capital campaigns and restricted funds
    • Serve on Administrative Team helping to manage all aspects of school
    Minimum Requirements
    Education/Experience:

    • 5-10 years of experience in finance and operations
    • BA in finance or accounting required; MBA or CPA preferred
    • Significant experience in the Business Office preparing and presenting reports, preferably in independent schools or non-profit associations
    Knowledges, Skills & Abilities
    • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Create reports in many formats including Excel and Powerpoint
  • Assistant Middle School Soccer Coach - Starting in August 2020

    Edmund Burke School seeks an energetic, creative and organized assistant middle school soccer coach, who loves working with young people, to serve as a member of its coaching staff beginning in August of 2020. This position will be part-time and require an open mid – late afternoon and evening schedule. The ideal candidate will have soccer coaching experience and be committed to professional development. Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to constructing a safe and welcoming environment that allows student athletes to learn, develop and excel. In addition the candidate will be committed to teaching and emphasizing life lessons outside of just the sport itself. The candidate must communicate effectively with both children and adults and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. All candidates must be certified, or able to obtain certification in CPR.
  • Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach - Starting in August 2020

    Edmund Burke School seeks an energetic, creative and organized assistant varsity volleyball coach, who loves working with young people, to serve as a member of its coaching staff beginning in August of 2020. This position will be part-time and require an open mid – late afternoon and evening schedule. The ideal candidate will have volleyball coaching experience and be committed to professional development. Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to constructing a safe and welcoming environment that allows student athletes to learn, develop and excel. In addition the candidate will be committed to teaching and emphasizing life lessons outside of just the sport itself. The candidate must communicate effectively with both children and adults and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. All candidates must be certified, or able to obtain certification in CPR.
  • Head Cross Country Coach - Starting in August 2020

    Edmund Burke School seeks an energetic, creative and organized head cross country coach, who loves working with young people, to serve as a member of its coaching staff beginning in August of 2020. This position will be part-time and require an open mid – late afternoon and evening schedule. The ideal candidate will have cross country coaching experience and be committed to professional development. Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to constructing a safe and welcoming environment that allows student athletes to learn, develop and excel. In addition the candidate will be committed to teaching and emphasizing life lessons outside of just the sport itself. The candidate must communicate effectively with both children and adults and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. All candidates must be certified, or able to obtain certification in CPR.
  • Learning Support Tutor - Starting August 2020

    Edmund Burke School, a progressive, coeducational college preparatory school, seeks a part-time Learning Support Tutor in the Learning Support Department to work 10 hours per week primarily on math, writing, and executive functioning support for students in grades 6-12. The Learning Support Tutor will work with students in small groups and 1:1 settings during the school year, and support the High School Learning Specialist with some administrative duties as needed. The position begins in August 2020.


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Chalis Waizenegger, High School Learning Specialist. Please reference Learning Support Tutor in the subject line
  • Long-Term Substitute English Teacher - Starting April 27, 2020

    Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. seeks a creative, organized and energetic long-term substitute teacher for middle and high school English classes. This position runs from April 27th until June 12th, 2020, with the possibility of continuing in the fall trimester, from August 20th until December 2nd. This part-time position will include teaching assignments in both middle and high school. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a degree in the field, and be committed to ongoing professional development. A progressive co-educational day school for grades 6-12, Edmund Burke School emphasizes a student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty, the school values open-mindedness and collegiality. We expect teachers to run orderly but energetic classes, use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage a diverse student population, and employ appropriate technology in the classroom. Burke values the ability to use or include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction, and expects teachers to show patience and foster a respectful, caring community. Candidates should enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues and take pleasure in the company of adolescents. Teachers at Burke join a lively, dedicated and cooperative school community.
  • Long-Term Substitute Physics Teacher - Starting August 2020

    Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. seeks a creative, organized and energetic long-term substitute teacher for high school Physics classes. This part-time position runs from August 20th through October 22nd, 2020. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a degree in the field, and be committed to ongoing professional development. A progressive co-educational day school for grades 6-12, Edmund Burke School emphasizes a student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty, the school values open-mindedness and collegiality. We expect teachers to run orderly but energetic classes, use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage a diverse student population, and employ appropriate technology in the classroom. Burke expects teachers to include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction, show patience, and foster a respectful, caring community. Candidates should take pleasure in the company of adolescents. Teachers at Burke join a lively, dedicated and cooperative school community.
  • Part-time French Teacher - Starting in August 2020

    Edmund Burke School, located in Washington, D.C., seeks a creative, organized and energetic part-time French teacher who loves working with young people to serve as a member of its faculty beginning in mid-August of 2020. This position will include both middle and high school classes in French. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a degree in the field, and be committed to ongoing professional development. A progressive co-educational day school for grades 6-12, Edmund Burke School emphasizes a student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty, the school values open-mindedness and collegiality. We expect teachers to run orderly but energetic classes, use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage a diverse student population, and employ appropriate technology in the classroom. Burke expects teachers to include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction, show patience and foster a respectful, caring community. Candidates should enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues and take pleasure in the company of adolescents. In addition, we look for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching. Teachers at Burke join a lively, dedicated and cooperative school community.

How to Apply

Unless otherwise noted, resumes and references should be sent to:

Nigel Hinshelwood, Academic Dean
nigel.hinshelwood@burkeschool.org
Edmund Burke School
4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008

About Us

We are accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools, & Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and are a member of Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the  and the National Association of Independent Schools

A nonprofit educational institution, Edmund Burke School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.