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It is no surprise that many members of Lab’s faculty and staff have stayed for 15-25-35 or more years. One staff member said: "Everyone wants to stay at Lab. Who wouldn’t embrace the opportunity to be flexible and creative every day? Frankly, it feels like an honor to be a part of Lab, to play a role in our collective mission and process of helping students with learning differences discover their best selves and succeed.”

The Lab School of Washington is situated in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Located minutes from historic Georgetown, the Potomac waterfront, and a short drive to the museums, monuments, and other local historic sites. Lab spans two campuses — just a half-mile apart — and offers its faculty and staff the opportunity to work in a creative, collegial, and collaborative atmosphere.

“It’s easy to feel excited to get up each morning and come to Lab. Sure, we work incredibly hard, but there’s nothing more rewarding than witnessing a child find success in a skill area that used to be so daunting for them like a ‘non-reader’ turning into a bookworm or a student who struggled to express herself talk enthusiastically about a family vacation or favorite movie.”
— Speech and Language Pathologist and Intermediate Reading Specialist

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

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For more than 50 years, The Lab School of Washington has been providing an exceptional, college-preparatory academic experience for students (grades 1-12) with ADHD, dyslexia, and other language-based learning differences. Our innovative, arts-centered curriculum is experiential and multi-sensory, helping young people to overcome difficulties with reading, spelling, writing, and math, while preparing them for a range of rewarding college and career choices.

The Lab School of Washington is situated in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Located minutes from historic Georgetown, the Potomac waterfront, and a short drive to the museums, monuments, and other local historic sites, The Lab School spans two campuses, just a half-mile apart, including 135,000 sf under roof.  

The Lab School of Washington is seeking a hands-on Facilities and Operations Director to ensure the physical assets of the school meet the needs and enhance the experience and safety of our community.  

The Facilities Director reports to the Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations.  At Lab School every adult is part of the educational village, and the operations and facilities staff is no exception.  

The Lab School of Washington is an equal opportunity employer in both policy and practice. The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

Areas of responsibility include:

Asset Stewardship

  • With the Associate Head for Finance and Operations, design and implement the facilities strategic vision.
  • Plan and implement improvements to, preventative maintenance and repair of, assets spanning 1880s buildings to one completed in 2016, from ancient MEP systems to state of the art, four vehicles, playgrounds, turf field, and wetlands.

Crew Chief and Project Manager

  • Lead, teach, encourage and manage an operations staff of six, as well as HVAC, MEP, air quality, traffic management, landscaping, cleaning and construction vendors.
  • Analyze and adjust workflow to maximize efficiencies.
  • Manage rental and event facilities usage.
  • Manage capital improvement projects.

Campus Safety and Security Leader

  • Serve as a member of campus-wide safety and security committees.
  • Continually develop emergency management improvements and take leadership in identifying policy and procedure best practices.
  • Monitor compliance with traffic, air quality, asbestos and safety systems.

Budget Development

  • Assist in the development of a multi-year capital expenditure plan.
  • Develop and manage the annual repair and maintenance budget.
  • Drive analysis and purchasing of utilities.

 Active Communicator and Essential Member of the Community

  • Ensure customer service is the mantra of the operations team.
  • Listen intently and over-communicate to Head, Associate Heads, administrators, faculty and staff about facilities opportunities and issues.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering or facilities management,
  • At least five years’ experience managing people and facilities,
  • Demonstrated success working with and managing MEP and construction trades,
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills,
  • Technology literate and curious, proficient in Excel, Word, and Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Conversational Spanish a plus,
  • High degree of integrity, trustworthiness, and confidentiality; reliable, responsible, and vigilant,
  • Professional and gracious demeanor and presentation,
  • Extremely organized, able to multi-task effectively and attentive to detail,
  • Proactive, optimistic attitude and positive spirit,
  • Flexible and eager to learn.

 To Apply:

Recruitment is being managed by The Stone House Group who will be the sole point of contact for the application process. Apply by sending a letter of interest, current resume, and salary requirement to Theresa Duncan at: duncan@theshg.com. (No telephone inquiries please).

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

The Lab School of Washington, an arts-infused school for students with learning differences in grades 1-12, is seeking proctors/monitors for all grade levels in anticipation of bringing students back to on-campus in small groups following a hybrid model. Responsibilities include facilitating students' basic technology needs, assisting with questions on the skills and material being covered, ensuring that students follow social distancing procedures and overall safety guidelines in addition to general school policies, interacting in a professional and positive manner with students and colleagues, and completing daily tasks as needed including attendance. This position is for the 2020-2021 school year with the possibility, but not the guarantee, of employment beyond the school year.
 
Morning, afternoon, and full-day positions available (7:45am - 3:45pm). A bachelor's degree (or matriculation in a degree-yielding program) is required. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Interested individuals should forward a cover letter, resume, three references, and an application for employment to diana.meltzer@labschool.org.
 
The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

Beginning late August 2020

The Lab School of Washington is seeking a full-time special education classroom teacher in the Intermediate program for students in the 5th grade with language-based learning differences. A Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred. Must have teaching certification or be willing to take the courses required towards certification in the District of Columbia. The ideal candidate possesses 3-5 years of experience teaching a similar population of students, be knowledgeable of literacy, mathematics, and social learning that addresses the needs of our students with learning differences. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity, imagination and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team in an arts-infused environment.
 
The Lab School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please email employment application, cover letter, resume, three references, and to: intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org.