Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive for our community to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city. Friends School faculty members and coaches teach by example, blending intellectual exploration, enthusiasm, and joy. Every day in their teaching spaces, they challenge and encourage students to think deeply, to question, and to seek truth, while instilling in each of them a strong sense of social responsibility, a willingness to embrace challenges, and an awareness of their potential as individuals. Friends School teachers and coaches are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience.
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore is seeking applicants for a fellowship program jointly sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice, and The Office of Admissions & Enrollment Management. The mission and purpose of this program is to add diversity to our professional community and create alternative pathways for careers in independent education. In addition to working with and alongside colleagues in those departments, the successful fellow may also have teaching responsibilities in the Middle or Upper School, coach one or more teams in the interscholastic athletic program, and/or serve the school in other departments as needed. The specific portfolio of duties and responsibilities will be decided once the fellow is hired. This position reports regularly to and receives regular mentoring from the Director of Academics, and is a full time, salaried, benefits-eligible employee. The position is available August 2017.
- Teach or co-teach class(es) in the Lower, Middle, or Upper School divisions.
- Office of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice:
- Facilitate student affinity groups.
- Lead discussions, workshops, seminars around diversity, equity, and social justice.
- Teach Upper School and Middle School classes in racial identity and development.
- Lead students on trips to diversity conferences on workshops locally, regionally, and nationally.
- Admissions and Marketing:
- Greet prospective students and families.
- Attend recruitment events.
- Lead tours with prospective families.
- Participate in presentations and speaking on admissions panels.
- Coach one or more athletic teams at the Middle School (A, B) or varsity/junior varsity level in the Upper School (as needed).
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Interested candidates should apply with their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents to the link on the school website. A search committee will review candidate information and then will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.
Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and its employment decisions are without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.