Washington International School (WIS) is a not-for-profit coeducational independent school (private school) offering 900 students a challenging international curriculum and rich language program from Preschool through Grade 12. In addition to their academic studies in mathematics, science, language, literature, social sciences, and the arts, students learn how to be engaged global citizens. An active sports schedule, community service in Washington, DC and elsewhere, and travel programs for study and for fun take our students out into the world.
About the role:
We are currently hiring for the position of Cross Country Middle School coach:This is a part-time stipended position that reports to the Athletic Director. This position is not eligible for additional benefits.
Responsible for the planning of practices and games
Organization and use of equipment
Communication in person and via email to student and parents
Helping with uniform distribution and collection
Should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Additional duties as assigned by the Athletic Director
Ability to regularly sit and/or stand for long periods and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodations
Candidates should have coaching experience at the high school and/or club levels and preferably running experience at the high school and/or college level.
Middle School, usually practice from 3pm-4:15pm 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Home and away meets vary and can include some weekends and holidays.
Fall Season dates: 8/24/22 - 11/7/22 (Season end date determined by post season play)
COVID-Related Job Requirements
Please be informed that, for all new applicants to job opportunities at WIS (and in schools and child care facilities in the District, whether in the public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial sectors), the District vaccination requirement against COVID-19 is in effect. If hired, individuals must be vaccinated before reporting for duty, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of the District's Order.
Founded in 1966, Washington International School is a private, non-profit, Preschool-12 school profoundly committed to its mission: to be an exemplary learning community—enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach. Serving its full community of 900 plus students on two campuses, the school is multinational, multicultural, and multilingual.
The school’s challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Project Zero, based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. From Preschool through Grade 5 students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program; in Grades 6-10 they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. IB Diploma results are well above the worldwide pass rate, and WIS gra...duates attend highly selective colleges and universities in both the United States (about two-thirds in a typical year) and abroad.
Commitment to the intensive study of a second language is a core principle, with Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes taught entirely in French or Spanish. All instruction in Grades 1-5 is “dual language” in English and either French or Spanish. Chinese is an option beginning in Grade 6. Typically, one half to three-quarters of WIS graduates earn the Bilingual IB Diploma, demonstrating fluency in two languages.
The entire school community – alumni, parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff – are ardent advocates for international education. WIS has played a prominent role in setting a standard for a global perspective that many schools now emulate.
The school culture is highly egalitarian, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and understanding differing points of view. There is no typical WIS family: some households consist only of U.S. passport holders, others are all non-U.S. passport holders and many are a mix of nationalities. In addition to this global diversity, WIS also strives to achieve economic diversity: 14% of the students receive financial assistance.