Employment Opportunities

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Current Available Positions

Director of Development

We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative development professional with strong interpersonal skills to serve as Director of Development. The successful candidate will guide all of the school’s fundraising efforts, working closely with lay leaders and professional colleagues, while also cultivating and stewarding relationships with donors, grant funders, and volunteers. This position includes service on the school’s Administrative Leadership Team and partnership with the Director of Admission in projecting a compelling vision of the school’s vibrant present, its impact, and its bright future.

Developing a comprehensive vision and plan for fundraising and institutional advancement.
Creating high touch and high level programming for major donors to increase their affinity towards the organization and build a stronger network of institutional supporters.
Engaging the entire community in community wide development initiatives that increase a sense of belonging toward the organization and an awareness of our community’s strengths and successes.
Overseeing donor databases and working to remain efficient and accurate in our development efforts.
Fostering an organizational culture of philanthropy.
Effectively lead and coach event committee volunteers and stakeholders.
Lead and attend Development Committee Meetings.
Maintain detailed records of event revenues, expenses and budgets.


Minimum of five (5) years of senior level development work at a non-profit or independent school
BA/BS or equivalent degree
Proven track record of collaboration, teamwork, and effective workplace communication
Knowledge and experience with development best practices
Experience with Development databases (Blackbaud is a plus)
Experience planning both major events (i.e. Annual Golf Tournament) and more intimate events (dozens of people)
Knowledge of the Tidewater Area Jewish community, Jewish nonprofits or independent schools is preferred
Proficiency with MS Office and G-Suite preferred
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail

Library Media Specialist

Strelitz International Academy, an IB PYP World School, seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced Library Media Specialist.  The right candidate will create a  Library Media Center that encourages a love for reading, promotes critical thinking, and stimulates intellectual curiosity.  The Library Media Specialist must be able to develop and implement lessons based on the school library and technology curriculum and collaborate with teachers to provide integrated lessons that support research and literacy skills. Familiarity with technology resources is required.  

The Library Media Specialist is also responsible for maintaining the library budget, ordering books and educational software/online memberships, bringing exciting and relevant programs and author visits to our school, and organizing and running the annual Scholastic Book Fair. An advanced degree in Library and Information Science is preferred with at least three years of teaching experience. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and educational philosophy to Janet Jenkins, Director of Primary Years at jjenkins@strelitzacademy.org. Competitive compensation based on experience and benefits will be offered.  

Preschool Assistant Teacher for Early Years Program:

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Teacher in our Early Years program to be  responsible for providing assistance to the Lead Teacher in the classroom. The Assistant  Teacher works closely with the Lead Teacher and helps with daily duties including preparing snacks, changing diapers, writing daily reports when applicable, engaging in play, assisting and creating a safe and nurturing environment in our inquiry based classroom setting. 

To be successful as an Assistant Teacher in our program, you must possess a passion for  children, exercise patience, and display a friendly and positive attitude. Assistant Teachers are  12 month, full time employees eligible for benefits such as health and life insurance and  retirement benefits. Applicants for this position must have at least 2 years experience  working with young children, preferably in a group setting. 

Substitute Teachers in Early Years and Primary Years

We have openings for  substitute teachers working with infants and children from 6 weeks old through grade 5. Substitute  teachers for grades K-5 must have completed at least 60 college credits and/or  have several years of experience working with elementary school students.

Substitute School Nurse
To provide care for our school community of infants through 5th grade, including first aid, medication administration, and providing ordered treatments. Excellent communication skills required. Pediatric and/or School Nurse experience preferred.  Must have current Virginia RN or LPN license & CPR certification.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to: Ms. Deborah Moye

Primary Years (K-5)

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Early Years (Infant - EY4)

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