Summer Opportunities

Do you have a strong academic record, a demonstrated interest in education, authoritative knowledge of one the subjects taught in our program, and experience working with children? If so, Fairfax Collegiate would like to hear from you!

Fairfax Collegiate is hiring summer program instructors, assistant instructors, and location directors.

Fairfax Collegiate instructors have diverse backgrounds. Many instructors are undergraduates at highly selective universities. Some are professional teachers or mid-career professionals. Writing and reading instructors are often M.F.A. Writing or English M.A. candidates or degree holders.

Assistant instructors are entering college or their senior year of high school and help with administrative tasks, grading, and student supervision. Assistant instructors also provide individual instruction to students.

Most location directors are professional elementary or secondary teachers with a career interest in educational leadership.

Many Fairfax Collegiate instructors have gone on to pursue careers in education at independent schools, public schools, and Teach for America. Other instructors have applied their teaching experience in graduate programs and in a variety of challenging professions.

Why Teach at Fairfax Collegiate?

  • Share your knowledge and passion for learning.
  • Obtain practical teaching experience.
  • Work with smart, enthusiastic, and energetic people.
  • Build your résumé.
  • Earn competitive pay.
  • Work in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Exercise autonomy and decision making.
  • Receive mentorship from an experienced teacher.
  • Be recognized for outstanding performance.
  • Have fun and teach!

Summer 2021 Update

This year, the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program will offer in-person classes at six northern Virginia locations as well as online classes taught remotely via Zoom.

For our in-person classes, the private schools we will be operating at have successfully hosted classes since September with safety measures including social distancing, mandatory masks for instructors and students, daily temperature checks, restricted building entry, classroom occupancy limits based on CDC guidance, and separation of students in different classrooms. We will operate this summer with these safety measures unless official guidance changes.

When you apply to teach with us this summer, you can select your amount of preference for each of our in-person locations as well as for teaching our online courses. If you have a strict preference for teaching in-person vs. online, you may indicate that in your short essay statements.

How to Get Hired

Start by completing the online application.

If we think that you may be a good fit, we'll invite you to interview via Zoom. At this interview, we'll ask you to demonstrate your teaching skills by presenting a five to ten minute 'mini-lesson' on the subject of your choice.

We make hiring decisions for applications on a rolling basis.

Positions fill quickly. Apply now while the courses, session dates, and locations that work for you are still available!

What Past Instructors Say...

Fairfax Collegiate was a great way to refine my teaching skills. Watching an eighth grader decode a logic problem or a fourth grader master fraction concepts beats sitting at a desk any day!

Caroline English, Princeton University

I had a fun and rewarding summer teaching at Fairfax Collegiate. The children amazed me with their creativity.

Erica Harkins, University of Pennsylvania

The program gave me great support and a solid curriculum. It is far more than a "summer job" in that it offers important professional growth for teachers.

Danny Ledonne, American University MFA Film

I had the opportunity to work with extraordinary colleagues, some of whom became close friends. Also, it was great fun to teach kids every day!

Mariah Walker, The College of William & Mary