Employment

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters for posted positions by e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

Current Openings

  • Administrative Assistant - Barrie Montessori (Ages 18 months - 5th Grade)

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Position Description

    Daily Operations

    • Provide administrative support to the Head of Barrie Montessori
    • Schedule meetings of visitors, faculty, and parents
    • Manage office incoming and outgoing email, mail, and phone communication
    • Manage Substitute Teacher administration (scheduling, tracking, time-sheets, procedures binder)
    • Update and maintain pertinent manuals and handbooks (Emergency Binders, Daily Operations, etc.)
    • Write and distribute staff meeting agenda and minutes
    • Register faculty for Professional Development
    • Manage arrival and dismissal
    • Coordinate scheduling of school events and trips (school pictures, field trips)
    • Student attendance tracking and reporting
    • Maintain current and past student files, in accordance with school requirements and COMAR regulations, and transcript correspondence
    • Manage attendance for safety drills and exercises
    • Maintain updated student and parent database information, class pages, etc.
    • Coordinate internally with the Camp office, Institute office, Barrie Prep, Administrative team, and Admissions office
    • General divisional administration (duty rosters, time sheets, new student/faculty check-lists, etc.)
    • Ensure regulatory compliance with The Maryland Office of Childcare (OCC)


    Coordinate Events and Maintain Budgets

    • Event planning for division events (New Parent Orientation, Back to Barrie, Parent Ed etc.).
    • Monthly management of classroom budgets (tracking ordering, sharing updates)
    • Ordering of Montessori classroom supplies, office supplies, and snack for Primary grades


    Benchmarking and Research

    • Research assigned topics as requested and prepare associated reports in the required format (PPT, Inspiration, Prezi, etc.).


    Behavioral Expectations

    • Intuitive Team Work
    • Ask clarifying questions before making assumptions
    • Innovation
    • Working collaboratively
    • Multitasking
    • Self-directed, self-motivated


    Learning Expectations

    • Active participation in Barrie School activities.
    • Participation in Professional Development opportunities


    Authority

    • Manage the dissemination of on-line communications to Barrie Montessori and school community.
    • Coordinate Barrie Montessori calendar and usage of Montessori facilities.


    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of experience in school administration.
    • Demonstrated initiative and team-work
    • Experience working in a child-centered environment with a wide range of students, teachers and parents
    • Experience in using and maintaining data tracking and administration systems
    • Ability to gain a working knowledge of the school programs, and ability to explain these programs clearly both in writing and verbally to current and potential families and staff
    • Ability to support fellow staff, and parents in a friendly, respectful, and exemplary manner
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, to a range of constituents
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps for Education, and other web-based tools for communication, attendance and information dissemination
    • Ability to speak a second language an asset


    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Receptionist/Admission Office Assistant

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Position Description

    The Receptionist/Admission Office Assistant creates and supports a reception and work environment that is consistent with the Barrie’s mission, is responsive to the school’s needs, and is welcoming to families interested in learning more about and seeking admission to Barrie Montessori and/or Barrie Prep or visiting other Administrative Offices. S/he works fulltime and follows the twelve-month administrative calendar. S/he reports to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid who coordinates job responsibilities and coordinates the flow of work based on priority from the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, the Head of School’s Office, Institutional Advancement, and Business Office.

    Requirements
    A successful candidate for the position of Receptionist/Admission Office Assistant will have:
    • Attained at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field or commensurate with experience.
    • Strong knowledge of schools, independent and / or public. Preferably experience in a school environment.
    • Ability and willingness to learn the details and benefits of a Barrie education and to convey them to prospective families with understanding, thoughtfulness and care.
    • Ability and willingness to learn the details of the school’s financial aid program and offer knowledge with understanding and respect for confidentiality.
    • Ability to express himself/herself effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Strong technology skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Successful completion of the required background check.

    Responsibilities by Department

    Reception
    Some duties include but are not limited to:
    • Welcoming all visitors to the Administrative Offices in a friendly, engaging and helpful manner as their important first point of contact with the school.
    • Answering all incoming calls on the school telephone line in a friendly, helpful manner. Calls are redirected as needed.
    • Maintains an orderly and welcoming Reception area.

    Admission
    Some duties include but are not limited to:
    • Positive, friendly, timely and helpful communication with and support for all calls to the Receptionist desk recognizing the importance of all calls as often first contact with the school.
    • Maintaining the admission databases from point of inquiry through enrollment and, as applicable, withdrawal.
    • Processing and tracking all inquiries which includes but is not limited to: entering in admission inquiry database, sending admission materials, and maintaining a file of all inquiries.
    • Scheduling tours and class visits and sending additional information as needed.
    • Processing applications.
    • Communicating statistical records for all admission.
    • Routinely reviewing applicant files for receipt of documents. Routinely informing colleagues and parents regarding status of applicant files.
    • Scheduling, welcoming and escorting, when needed, prospective students to their class visits.
    • Preparing admission committee materials for review of applicants including reader score cards, files, and worksheets.
    • Preparing materials for mailings.
    • Helping plan, implement and participate in on-campus and off-campus admission events during school hours and at other times such as evenings and weekends.
    • Staying current with financial aid process and procedures.
    • Responding to financial aid inquiries and providing needed materials and information.
    • Creating and maintaining financial aid files for current families and new applicant families.
    • Entering data in financial aid worksheets.
    • Assisting with the development of financial aid statistics.
    • Consistently informing applicant families of incomplete financial aid applications.

    Office of the Head of School
    Some duties include but are not limited to:
    • Responsible for covering Head of School office during absence of the Executive Assistant such as answering phones, greeting guests, duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    • Assist Executive Assistant with clerical duties such as research, typing, event planning, projects and duties as assigned.

    Office of Development and Alumni Relations
    • Responsibilities to be determined by the Manager of Development and Alumni Relations.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Extended Day Staff

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie School is seeking qualified Program Staff for the Extended Day Program.

    Qualified candidates will have completed coursework in any youth, outdoor or education-related field; have a strong passion for positive youth development and working with youth, some experience with outdoor facilitation and a demonstrated, positive work ethic. Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, serving approximately 325 students from age 18 months through grade 12. For more information visit www.barrie.org. Openings available for pre-K and Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary, or Middle School.

    Essential Functions:

    • Lead a variety of enriching activities with school-aged children, including outdoor activities, homework help, and snack time.
    • Manage a group of children and implement curriculum in a way that is consistent with Montessori and positive youth development philosophies
    • Assist in maintaining high standard of safety keeping the health and welfare of all children a priority at all times
    • Participate in scheduled staff meeting and assist program director as needed
    • Availability:

    Monday - Friday, 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM

    and/or

    Monday - Friday, 2:45 PM – 6:15 PM (or until all campers depart)

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
    • Ability to maintain order and to make sound judgments keeping the safety, health and welfare of students a priority
    • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
    • Must be able to communicate with parents effectively about their child in a positive professional manner
    • CPR/First Aid certification preferred, but not required
    • Familiarity with Montessori style education helpful, but not required
    • Minimum age of 18 years
    • High School graduate with education/coursework in child development, education or otherwise related to school age children, OR proven experience at camp or in youth development
    • Pre-employment medical examination


    Send resume to Peter Vogdes, Camp and Extended Day Director - pvogdes@barrie.org, or to Jason Kromirs, Associate Director – jkromirs@barrie.org.

  • Teaching Fellow for 2015-16 School Year

    Application Deadline March 1, 2015

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie’s Teaching Fellowship Program
    We offer a one-year paid teaching fellowship program for recent college graduates who value a career committed to youth development. The program will provide the college graduate a diverse learning environment that enhances Barrie’s teaching philosophy of hands-on and project based learning. The graduate will assist in guiding students’ learning experiences, including their academic, social, athletic, and artistic development. The program provides the applicant an opportunity to develop their teaching ability and style in and out of the classroom. The applicant will gain a deeper sense of many responsibilities and joys of the teaching profession and have the support of a mentor teacher. Fellows may be encouraged to apply for a full-time position for the following year if a suitable opening becomes available. Barrie seeks applicants who are new to the teaching career and who come from diverse backgrounds. We welcome candidates with academic interests across multiple disciplines that value integrative thinking. We also expect candidates to embrace our values of academic and personal excellence. Teaching fellows are compensated with a stipend and provided health insurance including other benefits. Shared housing is also a possibility for fellows.

    Responsibilities

    Teaching fellows will be expected to teach a minimum of two classes, an elective, lead clubs and committees, coach sports and attend extracurricular activities. They will also be expected to complete year long projects and contribute to the improvement of Barrie as a vibrant learning community. Candidates with a passion for the environment, global issues, and service learning are welcomed.

    All applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter in PDF format by March 1, 2015 to resumes@barrie.org. Please put the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Please provide areas of teaching interest, elective courses of interest, or other extra-curricular interests.

  • Montessori Credentialed Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students ages 18 months through Grade 12, is seeking a full time Montessori Infant/Toddler teacher for one of our three toddler classrooms for school year 2014-2015. Our mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world. Barrie School is a center of expertise in Montessori Education and benefits from a close relationship with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies (IAMS), which has been preparing Montessori educators for over thirty years and is housed on the Barrie campus. Barrie is one of the few Montessori schools in Maryland to hold full Accreditation from the American Montessori Society (AMS). Barrie is located on a wooded 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC, one mile north of the Glenmont Metro. Applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to psimon@barrie.org.

Barrie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.