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Careers

"It is our character that supports the promise of our future." W. J. Bennett

Employment Openings

  • photoPlease review our list of current employment opportunities. If no current positions are available you are welcome to submit your résumé and cover letter for our files.
  • Please print an employment application from our website and send it along with your resume indicating the position of interest and salary requirements to:
    hr-recruiting@merrittacademy.org, or fax to 703-591-1431, or mail to Merritt Academy, Attn: Human Resources, 9211 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031.  

Part Time Infant and Toddler Assistants
Merritt Academy, a well-established private preschool, is in need of quality Part Time Infant and Toddler Assistants starting as soon as possible.  Do you love working with very young children and want to be part of an awesome team of educators?  The Part Time Assistants must be available to work from 3:00 to 6:30 PM and have experience with infants and toddlers and should have the following qualifications:
 - 2+ years of experience in an early childhood setting
 - High school diploma required
-  CDA preferred
 - Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
 - Flexibility is a must in order to be successful in this environment
 - A love of working with very young children

Part Time Preschool Assistant
Merritt Academy, a well-established private preschool, is in need of quality Part Time Preschool Assistant starting as soon as possible.  Do you love working with very young children and want to be part of an awesome team of educators?  The Part Time Assistants must be available to work from 4:00 to 6:30 PM and have experience with working with 3 year olds and should have the following qualifications:
 - 2+ years of experience in an early childhood setting
 - High school diploma required
-  CDA preferred
 - Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
 - Flexibility is a must in order to be successful in this environment
 - A love of working with very young children

Full Time Preschool Floater and Lead Instructional Aide
Merritt Academy, a well-established private preschool, is in need of quality Preschool Instructional Aides (Floaters) to work with Infant thru 3 year olds starting as soon as possible. Do you love working with children and want to be part of an awesome team of educators?  We have full time Preschool IA (Floater) positions, from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (hours may be adjusted depending on classroom needs), available in our school for qualified candidates.  The Full Time Floater should have experience with infants and toddlers.
The successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
 - 2+ years of experience in an early childhood setting
 - High school diploma required
 - CDA required
 - Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
 - Flexibility is a must in order to be successful in this environment
 - A love of working with children of all ages

On-Call Substitute Teachers
Do you love to work with preschoolers (infants to 4 year olds)? There is an opportunity for on-call preschool teachers at Merritt Academy. The applicants should also be available to substitute on a long term basis to cover maternity leave. In order to qualify for this position you should have 2+ years' experience working with young children, with a BA degree in a related field.
Primary responsibilities include:
Interacting and engaging young children in age-appropriate activities and programs
Ability to present lessons based on teacher's lesson plans
Communicating professionally with peers and parents
Ability to work with a variety of ages from infants -- 3 year olds
You should be flexible and able to work a variety of different schedules between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM, depending on the need. This position could also lead to a permanent position if that is the mutual desire.

Facilities Coordinator
A Fairfax non-profit foundation that manages three local schools is looking for a skilled and experienced Facilities Coordinator. This is a full time position with benefits that reports directly to the Director of Facilities for the foundation. The Facilities Coordinator assists the Director in supervising daily operations of both the maintenance of the schools and the transportation services. This position will create bus routing, monitor driver performance, identify safety issues and operational inefficiencies within the transportation service (40% of your time). The Facilities Coordinator will also need to perform preventative and general maintenance of school buildings, grounds, roadways, and playgrounds (60% of your time). Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, vehicle/equipment maintenance and/or carpentry is a must.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work as a member of the facilities team
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • 3+ years’ experience in maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office products and general computer knowledge
  • VA Driver’s License with good driving record is required. CDL preferred (CDL required within 3 months of hire)

Camp Counselors
Merritt Academy located in Fairfax, Virginia is seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, responsible and passionate and have experience working with young children.  Camp Counselors are offered the opportunity to teach and facilitate a wide variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities like sports, arts and crafts, and supervise children on field trips. It is essential that the Camp Counselors be strong role models for our campers, be team players and have strong leadership skills.
If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding summer consider applying to join our 2014 Road Trip Summer Camp Team!
Must be available to work days for 10 weeks (June10-August 20)

Part Time Adult Tutor
Merritt Academy, a well-established private preschool, is in need of a part time teacher who can work with staff to improve their written and oral language skills..  This person should have an excellent command of the English language and strong interpersonal skills.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience working with adults to improve their language skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate availability of staff

Elementary School Teacher
Merritt Academy, a small private school located in Fairfax, VA with a strong emphasis on character education and service to families is looking for elementary school teachers to join our team.  We are currently accepting resumes from candidates who:

  • Possess a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college or university
  • Work well in a small personal setting
  • Take a team approach to teaching
  • Are creative and flexible
  • Are proactive/take initiative
  • Have strong classroom management skills

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Using best practices to teach accelerated academics;
  • Maintaining control of the classroom and providing a stimulating educational environment;
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and direct communication with parents, and
  • Performing all professional tasks in a manner that exemplifies school standards of courtesy and values

Preschool Teacher – 4 year olds
A well-established private preschool academy is in search of an energetic and dynamic Lead Preschool Teacher to join our awesome team and work in our 4 year old program. To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in an early childhood environment
  • 3+ years of experience working with Preschool age group desired
  • Strong knowledge of developmental milestones and age appropriate practices
  • Effective classroom-management techniques
  • Effective leadership and team building skills
  • High-level of verbal and written communication skills
  • CPR, First Aid, MAT certification or willingness to obtain

 

Working at Merritt is not just a paycheck, it's a passion.

Amy Pernick
Director of Admissions

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