Madeira School
McLean, VA
Grades 9 - 12 with 338 students

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The Madeira School is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls grades 9-12. Located in McLean, Virginia, on a 376-acre wooded campus, Madeira is 12 miles from the center of Washington, DC. Madeira’s ambitious academic curriculum emphasizes both content and skills. Since 1966, Madeira’s award-winning experiential learning program has provided student internships. Most juniors intern with representatives and senators on Capitol Hill.
The Madeira School is seeking an Assistant Director of Co-Curriculum to manage the junior year Co-Curriculum internship experience on Capitol Hill. The successful candidate will be an educational leader who uses their effective teaching, administrative, technological, and communication skills to help ensure the successful operation of the Co-Curriculum Program and its integration with Madeira’s academic curriculum.
Core Responsibilities
  • Guide students through the internship placement process including initial meetings; resume and cover letter writing; interview practice; management of student application materials; and status updates for students.
  • Prepare students for their internship through small group training sessions and an on-site orientation of Capitol Hill.
  • Monitor students’ internship experience, with regular and frequent opportunities for
  • students to reflect upon and share their experiences.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with current and potential Capitol Hill placement sites to expand opportunities for students and ensure both offices and students are having quality experiences.
  • Implement, assess, and revise, as needed, the curriculum for the junior year Co-Curriculum program.
General Co-Curriculum Responsibilities
  • Provide timely and appropriate feedback to students for the junior year assignments.
  • Support the management of Co-Curriculum transportation, including morning sign-in and attendance, special transportation requests, and changes in transportation plans.
  • Maintain and update placement and contact information.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Madeira offices, including the Communications Department, the Admissions Office, and the History Department.
  • Assist in the supervision of students in a range of on-campus and off-campus situations.
  • Teaching 9th Grade Student Life classes to prepare students for their first year of Co- Curriculum.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years experience; educational or classroom experience preferred
  • Experience with Congress and the U.S. Government preferred; familiarity with Capitol Hill and Washington, DC preferred
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and a range of computer applications; willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed
  • Knowledge of experiential education and working with Congress preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a collaborative member of the Co-Curriculum team
  • Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to multi-task, systematize and prioritize work; accuracy, attention to detail and ability to follow through
  • Exceptional initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Pro-active, assertive, effective academic leader and team builder with good humor, positive outlook, and growth mindset
  • Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and single sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required

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