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SCHOOL SECRETARY - UPPER SCHOOL

Job Posting

School Secretary – Upper school

The German International School Washington D.C. is seeking an experienced School Secretary to join its staff.  The School Secretary will support the pedagogical Administrators and faculty of the Upper School.  This position reports to the Head of School.

OPENING:

Immediate

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • This position is part-time and non-exempt. Up to 30 hours per week.

DESCRIPTION:

The responsibilities of this position includes:

  • Writes general correspondence, memos and other documents as requested; proofreads for spelling, grammar
  • Maintains and updates the calendar for the Head of School, scheduling meetings and sending out meeting invitations
  • Prepares meetings and conferences, including scheduling rooms, documents, presentations, etc., to ensure an efficient meeting; provides follow-up notes and responses to questions
  • Coordinates activities and meetings with the Business Office and school leadership to facilitate open communication; provides updates to web administrator
  • Provides support for Upper School events (invitations, guest lists, information packets, supports volunteers)
  • Answers telephone
  • Opens and organizes incoming mail; processes outgoing mail
  • Maintains and updates files and file storage
  • Translates written documents in English and German
  • Welcomes official visitors of the German School (on behalf of School Administration)
  • Drafts communication to the school community in English and German
  • Participates in mandatory training

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-4 years of experience in professional work setting; school experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in German and English – written and verbal required

To Apply:

Please submit your application to jobs@giswashington.org.

CAFETERIA ASSISTANT
OUTREACH MANAGER
ON-CALL BUS DRIVER

Job Posting

on-call bus driver

The German International School Washington D.C. is seeking a bus driver on an on-call basis.

OPENING:

Immediate

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • · Position is on-call
  • · Position may be called for duty either for the split day or afternoon schedule.

DESCRIPTION:

The responsibilities of this position includes:

  • Proper inspecting, cleaning and handling of school bus
  • Driving in professional and safe manner, following traffic rules and regulations
  • Maintaining appropriate discipline during bus service
  • Adhering to school and bus rules
  • Adhering to internal reporting requirements

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Fluency in English required
  • CDL with proper endorsements to drive school bus required
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Flexibility regarding work hours
  • At least 1 year experience driving school bus
  • Fluency in English required; German a plus
  • Authorization to work in the US for any employer

To Apply:

Please submit your application to jobs@giswashington.org.

TEACHERS AT GERMAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL (GLC)

The German Language School (GLC) of the German School Washington D.C. is looking for teachers on Saturday mornings. Please send your resume to Kerstin Hopkins at glc@dswash.org. For more information visit: Job openings at the German Language Courses (GLC)

PRESCHOOL SUBSTITUTES

The Preschool is seeking substitute teachers. Substitutes may be called on short notice and may work either in the morning program or during the afternoon program/extended care. Substitutes supervise children ages two to four years old in the sleeping area, activity areas and on the playground, working closely with the other teachers in the Preschool.

 

Substitutes are expected to:

o become familiar with the tenets of the Preschool program and adhere to the core mission;

o be fluent in German and English

o assist the teachers in supervising the children both in the classroom, outside, and on field trips

o assist the children through modeling of behavior, demonstrating tasks and supporting creativity and independence

o be energetic, enthusiastic and dependable

 

Please contact jobs@dswash.org.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUBSTITUTES

The Elementary School of the German School Washington D.C. is urgently looking for substitutes with First or Second teaching examination or comparable qualifications. For substitutions in our School Entry Level (for five-year-olds) and for supervision until 5:00 p.m. (Extended Care) we are also looking for applicants with professional background such as social pedagogy or preschool teacher education.


The demand for substitutes often arises on short notice for the hours between 7:55 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. or 3:10 respectively or 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. This position requires flexibility. 


We consider applicants with a current US work authorization, as the German School cannot sponsor a visa such as an H1B.

Please contact jobs@dswash.org.

INTERNSHIPS - NOT AVAILABLE

The German School Washington is currently evaluating the possibility of offering internship positions at our school in the future. Therefore, we are unable to accept applications for internships at this time. Thank you for your interest.

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All applicants must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.

Please contact us at jobs@giswashington.org to indicate your interest in job opportunities.

The German International School Washington D.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

ALUMNI

The German International School Washington D.C. stays in touch with its alumni around the globe and is very proud of their achievements.

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FRIENDS OF THE GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL D.C.

Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW. Learn more about the Friends