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Principal at TJHSST

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) seeks a dynamic new principal for its state-chartered selective high school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). The school was recently ranked America’s Best High School by Newsweek magazine.

The principal directs and is accountable for the planning, assessment, instructional leadership, communication, community relations, and safety and administrative management required to manage the instructional and special programs, organization, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and facilities of the high school.

TJHSST is the product of a partnership forged between the business community and Fairfax County Public Schools to improve education in science, mathematics, and technology. This unique Fairfax County Public School, in the suburbs of Washington, DC, offers a comprehensive program that focuses on scientific, mathematical, and technological fields. The core skills and values infused throughout the curriculum emphasize and promote critical inquiry and research, problem solving skills, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility. As the regional Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, the school serves applicants from five different participating school districts: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, as well as the city of Falls Church. Of the 457 students in the Class of 2016, 162 are National Merit Semi-Finalists, and an additional 210 are National Merit Commended students.

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Computer Science Teacher at TJHSST

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), located in Fairfax County, Virginia ten miles outside of Washington DC, is anticipating some openings for full-time computer science teachers to join our ten-member CS teaching staff.

Established in 1985, TJHSST is the result of a partnership of businesses and schools created to improve education in science, mathematics, and technology. As the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, the school is also supported by the Virginia Department of Education which provides additional funding to promote student research.  Unlike some other magnet schools, TJHSST has a four-year, comprehensive, full-day program which includes an activity period (resulting in an extended school day) and a full sports program. The mission of TJHSST is to provide students with a challenging learning environment focused on math, science, and technology, to inspire joy at the prospect of discovery, and to foster a culture of innovation based on ethical behavior and the shared interests of humanity. The curriculum at TJHSST has as its foundation an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to education that is driven by six foci: developing powerful communication skills, learning in a collaborative environment, thinking and working in systems, providing experience with real life projects, teaching change management and infusing ethics throughout all aspects of school life.  

One year of computer science is required for graduation which students satisfy through our Foundations of Computer Science course taught in Java or potentially taking AP Computer Science after placing out of Foundations.  

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Summer Camp staff at MSSM

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM)

MSSM is seeking applicants to fill the following positions for the 2017 Summer Camp Season.
The successful candidates should possess the following qualities: maturity, organization, and the ability to work well with adults and children.
Previous experience at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics as a camper or student is helpful.
Enthusiasm for STEM is required.

Residential Director: (Application deadline December 15th)
The residential director is responsible for the supervision and safety of campers and residential life staff. He/she meets daily with residential life staff to organize and implement all afternoon and evening activities. He/she is responsible for orienting residential life staff as well as campers each week. A successful residential director will have great interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for working with kids grades 5-9, diplomacy and maturity, organizational skills, and enthusiasm for the STEM fields. He/she lives in the dormitories during camp. The residential director position is a demanding, high-energy position for those who love working with middle school kids and STEM education. The residential director will meet with the camp director and assistant director several times before camp begins. Full time-work is from June 16th to Aug. 8th which includes set-up, the kids' camp, and the educators' camp. (Salary commensurate with experience & includes free room and board.)

Assistant Camp Director: (Application deadline December 15th)
The assistant camp director helps oversee the daily operations of the summer camp including food service, academic and residential programs, resource coordination, business, human resource matters, and camp/staff supervision. The assistant camp director fills in for the residential director at least twice a week. A successful assistant director will have great interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for working with kids grades 5-9, diplomacy and maturity with staff and camper families, organizational skills, and enthusiasm for the STEM fields. He/she lives in the dormitories during camp. The assistant director position is a demanding, high-energy position for those who love working with middle school kids and STEM education. The residential director will meet with the camp director and residential director several times before camp begins. Full time-work is from June 16th to Aug. 8th which includes set-up, the kids' camp, and the educators' camp (Salary commensurate with experience & includes free room and board.)

Aquatics/Assistant Residential Director: (Application deadline December 15th)
The MSSM Summer Camp is seeking an Aquatics Director responsible for overseeing all aquatic activities for campers/staff and for assisting in the residential program. This position requires the ability to provide the safety for all participants around the waterfront throughout the entire summer, which includes being able to establish and enforce clear safety guidelines for all to follow when participating in swimming activities. The aquatics director will also assist in organizing and implementing daily camp activities. (Requirements: Must be 21 or older. Must have either lifeguard training certification or swim instruction certification.) (Salary commensurate with experience & includes free room and board.)

Camp Nurse: (Application deadline until suitable candidate is found)
The camp nurse must be a registered professional nurse for the state of Maine. The camp nurse is responsible for distributing camper medications throughout the day. He/she will also orient new camp staff in proper medical emergency procedures. The camp nurse organizes camper medical information and medications and meets with parents and campers during camper orientation. In addition, he/she will assist the residential director with any medical emergencies and daily needs. The camp nurse should enjoy working with kids ages 10-14. (Weekly salary=$800, including free room and board.)

Camp Blogger/Photographer: (Application deadline January 15th)
The camp photographer/blogger will capture both the academic and residential experiences at camp and keep parents updated on a camp blog. It is expected that he/she will be an active member of the camp community contributing to afternoon and evening activities when possible. (Weekly salary will be calculated by hours worked & includes free room and board.)

Instructors: (Application deadline January 15th)
Our instructors are enthusiastic and talented people with a real love for science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. They design their own week-long courses that engage campers in hands-on, interactive, challenging classes that encourage campers to think about STEM topics in new ways. Experience working with gifted and talented students and/or motivated middle and high school students is a plus. (Weekly salary=$825, including free room and board.)

Counselor: (Application deadline February 15th)
Counselors are mature adults that live in the dormitory with the campers and are responsible for the well-being of 10-20 campers in their “families". Counselors ensure the campers are awake and ready for class each morning, assist in daily dorm maintenance and group activities, and report illnesses to the camp nurse. Each houseparent will be paired with a student mentor who will also live with the campers. Interested individuals should be motivated, energetic, and willing to play an important role in this wonderful experience. (Weekly salary will be calculated by hours worked & includes free room and board.)

Mentors: (Application deadline February 15th)
Mentors are high school aged students who serve as role models and are available to assist the campers and the instructors. Mentors generally have attended the MSSM or the summer camps. Mentors' responsibilities include duties in the classroom, dorm, and cafeteria. They also help supervise and engage campers in scheduled afternoon and evening activities. Lifeguard certification is a plus. A successful mentor will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and team-oriented. (Weekly salary will be calculated by hours worked & includes free room and board.)

If you are interested in any of the above positions and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete and submit the online application found by clicking the link below: https://mssm.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App
or contact the Camp Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via fax at 325-3340 attention: Marie

MSSM is an equal opportunity employer.

Residential Instructor at MSSM

Maine School of Science and Mathematics

Residential Instructor -- anticipated opening

Job Description
Residential Instructors (RIs) work as a cooperative, supportive, and productive team to provide a home-like environment in the dormitories. They provide dorm security and extracurricular activities, uphold dormitory rules, enforce the parent/student handbook, and help maintain the health and wellbeing of all MSSM students. Additionally, each RI has specific areas of the residential life program for which they are responsible. These responsibilities may include one or more of the following: student work assignments, posters and bulletin boards, community service, outdoor activities, independent fitness, pool, student senate, mall trip, resident assistant program, cafeteria and dish duty, and student activity board.

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