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Thank you for your interest in joining Team Burgundy! Current open opportunities are detailed below.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a pastoral 26-acre campus near Alexandria, Virginia, serving 265 children from age 4 through grade 8. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

Extended Day Educator

Burgundy’s Extended Day program offers academic enrichment and activities before and after the school day, as well as occasional weekdays when class is not in session.

General Function:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Auxiliary Services the Extended Day Educators (EDE) create a welcoming and supportive afterschool environment for Burgundy Farm Country Day School students so that they may enjoy their afternoons and continue school day success. The EDE will help develop, implement, and supervise age-appropriate educational and recreational activities that support our students physically, mentally and emotionally.   

Schedule: Part time, Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m.

*Some programs may require longer days, later nights and weekend work

Salary: competitive hourly wage

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

A.  Work as a productive member of a team of educators;

B.  Help create and provide a positive, nurturing, supportive, and caring environment for all Burgundy Farm Country Day School students so that they may succeed and achieve;

C.  Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by the Director of Auxiliary services and the Burgundy administration;

D.  Exert a positive influence and model appropriate behavior for all students;

E.  Actively plan, prepare, implement and supervise all activities;

F.  Create educational and recreational lesson plans to be presented to Extended Day students;

G.  Lead organized activities for students to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills;

H.  Monitor and supervise all students enrolled in the before and after school program during all aspects of the day to create a safe, secure, and positive environment;

I.  Implement appropriate and effective classroom management techniques in accordance with the practices of Burgundy Farm Country Day School;

J.  Participate in the cleaning and maintaining of all facilities and equipment, including daily opening and closing duties;

K.  Constantly inspect the school site and equipment for potential safety hazards or concerns, reporting all issues to the Extended Day Lead Educator and following through with appropriate corrective action;

L.  Interact professionally and appropriately with all students, parents, faculty, and staff, maintaining a high level of communication with all members of the Burgundy community;

M.  Participate in weekly Extended Day staff meetings, faculty and staff meetings (when possible), and ongoing professional development opportunities;

N.  Comply with Burgundy Farm Country Day school policies and procedures and at all times represent the Extended Day program and the school in a positive and professional manner;

O.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Extended Day Lead Educator and the Director of Auxiliary Services.

Additional programs that fall under the EDE position:

  • Providing childcare for school events that take place after hours
  • Providing childcare for days that classes are not in session, such as teacher in-service days and Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Participating in break camps such as Spring Break Camp and Gap Camp (full day schedule)

The qualified candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma or GED (not required, high school students 16 years or older will be considered)
  • Meaningful experience working with children
  • A strong commitment to education and the betterment of young students
  • Strong communication, organization, and team-building skills
  • Desire to learn and grow as an educator
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Hugh Squire, Director of Auxiliary Services, hughs@burgundyfarm.org. No phone calls please.

Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

Facility Manager (Exempt)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hire (in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Operations), schedule, and supervise all buildings and grounds maintenance staff at the school.
  • Responsible for department personnel management, including performance evaluation, training and development, discipline.
  • Advise Head of School on campus safety decisions that impact daily operations including school closing matters (e.g. inclement weather, utility outages).
  • Participate constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, regular safety/risk audits, energy management).
  • Maintain a work order management system to effectively prioritize and complete daily work tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance And Operations to create annual operating budget and capital renewal (PPRRSM) budget for plant department and with advice of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and controls facilities expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain a file of blueprints and site plans for all school properties (preferably electronic as well as paper).
  • Directly oversee development of specifications, review of bids and ensures performance of contractors.
  • Ensure that fire and security systems are fully operational at all times and meet the full requirements in terms of inspections and maintains timely records for all state, federal and insurance compliance reporting.
  • Proactively initiate maintenance and repairs of buildings and grounds, by monitoring the campus continuously, identifying needs and acting on them without prompting by others (i.e.: railings, steps, lighting, playground equipment, etc.).  Maintain long-term capital replacement plan/budget.
  • Manage vehicle and small equipment and tool service and maintenance program to maximize equipment life-cycle.
  • Seek information and training as necessary to be knowledgeable regarding areas of compliance in association with the facilities. This includes being familiar with issues of OSHA requirements, fire and pool inspections, building permits, elevator, AHERA and other licensing requirements.
  • Lead maintenance team to ensure facilities support for campus events and supports management on all space-planning activities.
  • Responsible for key control for campus buildings.
  • Collaborate with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and special events, and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. academic leaders, athletics, technology, security).
  • Assess campus needs and projects daily to address routine maintenance and identify longer term life cycle needs.
  • Oversee traffic control during carpool, school-wide events, such as athletic meets, Fall Fair, Auction, and Festival of Lights.
  • Serve as an active member on the Health and Safety Committee and Building and Grounds Committee.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of supplies, furniture and warranties.  Collaborate with purchasing committee to review furniture orders for quality and durable selections.

Skills

  • Be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; be in good physical shape, as employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Be able and willing to occasionally work in high, precarious places and in conditions including exposure to extreme heat, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, extreme cold, and risk of electrical shock.
  • Possess excellent customer service to the 50+ employees working at Burgundy.  Be able to interact with Burgundy families on a professional customer service basis while representing the Maintenance Team in its support of school activities.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others and to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture.
  • Have basic troubleshooting skills in electrical, plumbing, and small equipment systems on campus.
  • Demonstrate ability to daily manage full range of HVAC systems and associated controls from stand alone residential systems to commercial rooftop units.  Control systems used are basic stand alone, to digital internet controlled to basic BAS systems.
  • Possess general understanding of grounds maintenance, turf care, garden practices, tree care, invasive species management

Qualifications

  • Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to members of the community, including teachers, administrators, students, trustees, and parents.
  • Knowledge/hands-on experience in building maintenance trades; such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, general handyman building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of building codes and regulatory environment for facilities management.
  • Proven ability to prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; email, word and excel and Google equivalent programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in facilities management, business or engineering, coupled with 10+ years experience in facilities management, including supervisory experience.  10+ years experience in a construction trade or construction management role with supervisory responsibility will be considered in the absence of facilities management/property management experience.  School experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in organizing and directing efforts of others, as a manager.
  • This is a hands on position; and a successful candidate should have mechanical and building skills to maximize in house capabilities and resources to minimize outsourcing routine repairs and maintenance.
  • Understanding industry trends in facility management practices to be able to leverage changing technologies where implementation can improve campus operations.

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Miller, Director of Finance and Operations, kathym@burgundyfarm.org. No phone calls please.

Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Burgundy Farm Country Day School will contribute $7,600 each plan year to each full-time employee’s benefits bank and prorate for employees who work at a minimum 75% of full-time, via our Section 125 Cafeteria Plan. This benefit may be taken as payment toward the school’s medical/dental/vision plans; dependent care expenses, subject to an IRS imposed limits, or may be taken as after tax cash to be added to monthly salary. Retirement plan with TIAA, with a 3% employer contribution for two years and then 6% employer contribution after two years, irrespective of employee contribution. A tuition benefit (50% discount) is offered for one qualified child attending Burgundy for children of 75% to full-time employees only. (Fac-staff children are eligible for additional financial aid also.) Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability. 

Part-Time Middle School Teacher

Requirements:

  • Genuine love of learning and desire to work with middle school aged children
  • Ability to teach as a facilitator of learning
  • A degree with a major in Education or academically relevant field
  • Collaborative and positive spirit
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and manage a positive classroom
  • Willingness to teach and adapt an integrated curriculum
  • Understanding of diverse students, learning styles, and behavioral issues
  • Commitment to differentiated instruction
  • Interest in outdoor, hands-on and environmental education
  • Willingness to communicate effectively and collaboratively with parents

Responsibilities:

  • Teach math and humanities according to the stated curriculum, demonstrate thorough planning
  • Maintain an emphasis on preparing students for the joys and challenge of learning
  • Participate in curriculum development, committee, and task force work
  • Perform necessary administrative tasks and attend required meetings and events
  • Engage in reflective practice and various professional growth activity

Hours: Part-time hours to be determined.

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jared Givarz, Middle School Head, jaredg@burgundyfarm.org. No phone calls please.

Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Employer will contribute $7,600 each plan year to each full-time employee’s benefits bank and prorate for employees who work at a minimum 75% of full-time, via our Section 125 Cafeteria Plan. This benefit may be taken as payment toward the school’s medical/dental/vision plans; dependent care expenses, subject to an IRS imposed limits, or may be taken as after tax cash to be added to monthly salary. Retirement plan with TIAA, with a 3% employer contribution for two years and then 6% employer contribution after two years, irrespective of employee contribution. A tuition benefit (50% discount) is offered for one qualified child attending school for children of 75% to full-time employees only. (Fac-staff children are eligible for additional financial aid also.) Employer actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

Special Events and Outreach Coordinator

Category (Administration/Faculty/Staff):  Staff

Reports to:  Director of Advancement

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):  Non-Exempt

We are currently seeking a Special Events and Outreach Coordinator who will have two main responsibilities: the planning and execution of Burgundy’s two major community building/fundraising events — the Fall Fair and the Auction — and marketing and outreach to enhance and support our enrollment and admission.

The events role involves detailed and extensive planning along with the management of a large team of volunteers throughout the year. The successful candidate will be personable, organized, creative, motivated, flexible, and a team player.

The outreach role focuses on growing awareness of Burgundy in the greater community to support applications and enrollment goals, including increasing student diversity.

Burgundy is founded on the belief that diversity enriches learning and a diverse community benefits everyone. The successful candidate will help identify and implement outreach efforts to prospective students and families, feeder schools, community and professional groups and partners in the greater Alexandria area. He or she will be responsible for identifying and developing new relationships as well as maintaining existing relationships within the Burgundy community.

Experience in a progressive school and interest in working in an environment that promotes social justice are preferred.

Essential Functions:

Special Events Coordination

  • Support and work as a team member with Advancement personnel in implementing departmental and school goals
  • Engage with and lead parent and alumni volunteers in the successful planning of the Fall Fair and Auction
  • Coordinate with Burgundy support staff to ensure that each event runs smoothly and in a well-organized fashion
  • Secure items, donations, and sponsorships from local businesses and the Burgundy community for the Fall Fair and the Auction
  • Develop the Auction catalog in print and online
  • Steward and thank all donors and volunteers to show appreciation for their time and generosity
  • Work within specified budgets and maintain excellent records.
  • Report regularly and proactively on event planning progress and volunteer engagement to the Advancement Director
  • Collect feedback from volunteers and staff after the completion of each event
  • Other duties as assigned

Outreach Coordination

  • Work with the Directors of Advancement and Admission, the Communications Manager, the Head of School, and market research firms to create and implement an Outreach and Recruitment Plan outlining clear strategies for targeting diverse groups of students.
  • Assist Director of Admission in building, managing, enhancing, and maintaining relationships with preschools, educational counselors/consultants, community, and professional groups and organizations leading to greater interest in the Burgundy admission process
  • Attend school fairs and help manage Burgundy-hosted outreach and cultivation events
  • Support the Communications Manager with the evolution and upkeep of Burgundy’s website, social media, targeted publications, and marketing material
  • Maintain tracking, project management, and benchmarking information on outreach and recruitment
  • Other duties as assigned

All interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and references to Matt Sahlin, Director of Advancement, at matts@burgundyfarm.org.