Job Openings

Our employees are at the heart of what we do. They are on the front lines of changing lives for the students and community we serve.

Job Openings

Our employees are at the heart of what we do. They are on the front lines of changing lives for the students and community we serve.

We offer competitive salaries for all positions, and full-time staff receive generous benefits, including vision, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, and medical benefits. We also provide our staff with training and ongoing professional development opportunities.

The Fishing School seeks qualified candidates for all open positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and conduct all business activities, including hiring and other employment decisions, without regard to the employee or applicant’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, or breastfeeding), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, past, present, or future service in the uniformed services of the United States, or any other legally protected status.

We’re currently looking for dedicated, passionate staff to join our team. Check out some of our exciting openings:

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Tom Lewis Youth Activity Facilitator

The Fishing School is excited to announce the launch of the Tom Lewis Youth Activity Facilitator position, which was named in honor and celebration of our late founder, Mr. Tom Lewis.

The Tom Lewis Fellowship seeks change-makers committed to youth and community development. Selected candidates will implement our research-based curriculum to help increase participants’ academic preparation, build social/emotional skills, and learn through hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), arts, and sports activities. Above all, our program team is full of heart and fun!

Activity Facilitators receive additional training throughout the year to further prepare for a career in youth development. We provide full access to technology for training, including a 10-seat computer lab, laptops, tablets, and an online training platform. We encourage staff to enroll in online training that aligns with their unique career goals.

Site Manager

The Site Manager plans and oversees core program operations at one of our partner school sites, including the implementation, with efficacy, of a comprehensive research-based youth program for up to 150 elementary school students; management of staff, volunteers, and interns; and the development of partnerships and relationships with school administrators, parents, teachers, and outside providers. The Site Manager also collects and analyzes data to ensure the highest quality program delivery and coordinates special events. We seek a highly impassioned individual with knowledge about the education field and the ability to engage youth creatively.

Director of Development and Communications

As our Director of Development and Communications (DDOC), you will be the architect and overseer of our fundraising strategy and communications—the heart of our philanthropic efforts. Your role is pivotal in securing our organization’s financial health, enabling us to continue making a transformative impact on children’s and youth’s lives. The DDOC reports to the Executive Director and is a member of a small and powerful group of department leaders. S/he oversees a part-time development manager, communications associate, and grant writing consultants, as needed.  

“Our program staff are the face of the organization. They are the ones that help our students feel safe and ready to learn with TFS. We take care of our staff because we know that they are essential to the growth of our students.”

-Leo Givs, TFS Executive Director, in Memorium

Vaccination Policy

The Fishing School follows all relevant guidance from the National Center for Disease Control, the DC Department of Health, DC Public Schools, and the Deputy Mayor for Education regarding health and safety protocols during the pandemic. As a result, our office-based staff operates semi-remotely, following TFS safety procedures when required to visit the office. Our school-based program staff is expected to attend programming in person and follow all guidance regarding student safety. Beginning Monday, November 1st, 2021, all current TFS employees must submit proof of vaccination. Testing out is no longer an option. However, an exemption can be requested for religious or medical reasons.

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