Career Opportunities

Part-Time Counselor, Kindergarten Through Grade 5


  • Provide individual and group counseling services, mostly on a time-limited basis.
  • Provide consultation to school personnel, parents, and administrators.
  • Provide referrals to community resources, psychologists, psychiatrists.
  • Serve as liaison between school personal and outside service providers.
  • Coordinate delivery support services to students with learning specialists, reading specialists, parents, and divisional administration.
  • Coordinate services and continuity of support with Middle and Upper School Counselor.
  • Provide professional development to faculty regarding understanding and supporting students, as well as counseling issues within the school setting.
  • Plan and deliver educational programs for parents.
  • Assist with the transition of students from Lower to Middle School.
  • Spend approximately 80% hours in Lower School, and 20% hours a week in Middle School.
  • Day to day tasks include meeting with grade level teams and guidance meetings in both divisions, as well as attending Child Support Team and Learning Support Team meetings in Lower School.
  • Contribute as a member of school crisis team at McDonogh and with neighboring schools.


The candidate will have either a Master of Social Work or Doctorate in Psychology, and will be licensed in the state of Maryland. The candidate will have three to five years of experience working with children and families in school settings.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to school counselor Dr. Marie Allee at

Upper School Part-Time Learning Specialist


Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree preferred but not required; experience working with students in an educational setting; understanding of effective learning strategies and 1-3 years of experience applying this knowledge in an educational setting; experience with one-on-one tutoring/coaching with high school students; experience working with diverse populations. Certification and experience in Special Education is also a plus.

Job Description

Serves as a member of the Upper School Support Services Team and reports directly to the Upper School Director of Learning Services. Provides one-to-one and group academic support including tutoring. Assesses individual students' learning needs and determines effective educational interventions. Implements systematic application of learning interventions and teaches effective learning strategies. Provides guidance in the areas of time management, learning style, critical/deep reading, note taking, test taking, essay writing, setting goals, identifying roadblocks and coming up with creative solutions for attaining goals/objectives. Students may need support communicating with teaching and administrative staff. Coordinates learning-related services with external providers as needed. Over time this staff member will: develop supervisory and administrative skills; gain a better understanding of student development in the McDonogh academic setting; develop fundamental intervention and academic consultant skills; develop working relationships with Learning Specialists in Lower and Middle Schools and other school professionals.

Skill and Abilities

  • Maintains strong interpersonal communication, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to mentor school staff members at a fundamental level. Proficient in using an LMS (or equivalent tool) for training administration and operations would be helpful.
  • Provides learning support and encouragement to departments and individuals undergoing change. Strong training and technical presentation skills are required. Self-motivated to build knowledge in the latest trends and practices in the learning industry.
  • Ability to learn new applications/software with minimal support.
  • Ability to communicate within the team and directly with all levels of staff and administration in and between US, MS and LS divisions as well as parents and prospective families considering McDonogh for their children.
  • Maintains a student, family and community-oriented service ethic by identifying and implementing fresh/innovative solutions through empathy, receptivity, creativity and sensibility.
  • Utilizes creative thinking and independent decision making skills to produce quality work under limited guidance.
  • Ability to manage small to medium-scale implementation of projects and presentations. Staff members are occasionally called upon to participate in Professional Development training activities.

Please send resumes to Upper School Director of Learning Services Jen Cooper,

Upper School English

McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, intellectual, and caring individual to teach Upper School English.


The ideal candidate will:

  • be able to inspire and engage our students in the study of English
  • have or be working toward a Master’s Degree in English
  • have background or teaching experience in Upper School English
  • be able to teach a wide variety of literature
  • express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the English Department
  • demonstrate an interest in ongoing professional development
  • demonstrate commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues

The position will be available in August, 2014. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Cynthia Cox, Upper School English Department Chairperson at

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