McDonogh School is proud to announce the creation of “Greatest Good McDonogh,” a PK-12 signature program focused on developing philanthropic and social innovation abilities in students and educating them through service-learning. Inspired by the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland and aligned with LifeReady, McDonogh’s academic strategic plan, Greatest Good McDonogh will prepare students to create positive, sustainable change in the world. Society’s most pressing issues are systemic, and GGM will equip students to identify and understand the root causes of issues in order to prepare them to be real change-makers. In the words of our founder, John McDonogh, the Institute will prepare young people “to do the greatest possible amount of good.”
The Director will lead Greatest Good McDonogh in three primary initiatives to start: 1) to coordinate the rich service-learning and philanthropic programming already underway at McDonogh School; 2) to lead the design and development of new programming for GGM, and; 3) to create a fellows program to develop Greatest Good teaching practices in McDonogh’s faculty. Additionally, the Director will connect McDonogh with communities local and global and work across social sectors to ensure the work of GGM is genuinely collaborative and rooted in communities.
The ideal candidate will be a transformative teacher-leader at heart: a caring, relational, and growth-minded person with a passion to help people learn and to do good in the world
A proven track record in communication, collaboration, budget oversight, project management, helping others learn, and leadership
Experience with, and love of, working with children
Minimum of 5-7 years of working in non-profit, educational and/or startup/business environments
Understanding of DEI principles and approaches
Experience with philanthropy, service-learning, teaching, community relations, entrepreneurship, nonprofit leadership, budget planning and oversight, and project management
Must be an expert communicator/storyteller, a collaborative problem solver, and a joyful, humble, and kind leader and learner
Must have a proven track record of incorporating a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in approaches to program design and community engagement
Internal Number: p90
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.