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Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in Center City Philadelphia. The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admission & Enrollment Management will serve as the School's strategic leader responsible for long-term enrollment goals, and is charged with establishing and implementing a strategic vision for building intentional admission and retention programming. The director will serve as a key member of Friends Select School's Administrative Council, the senior leadership team, and oversee a dedicated staff of 3.5 people. The director will further enhance relationships with feeder schools and other organizations, lead the admission committee, manage the admission budget, write and present the annual Enrollment and Admission Report, develop data-driven enrollment projections, and represent the school in a local, national, and international arena. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred.

The successful candidate will have substantive admission-related experience, excellent oral and written communication abilities, strong leadership and organization skills, the ability to read and analyze data, experience in managing people, be collaborative, energetic, personable, flexible, and professional.

The deadline for applications for this position is March 3, 2017. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jan Burns, Assistant to the Head of School: janb@friends-select.org

Director of Middle School
Friends Select School is a 590-student, Quaker, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in Center City Philadelphia. The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Middle School is responsible for providing strategic leadership within the middle school (grades 5-8) and oversight of the curricular and co-curricular programs, faculty growth and collegiality, and the academic and social/emotional well being of middle school students. The director will serve as a key member of Friends Select School’s Administrative Council, the senior leadership team, and oversee a faculty of 15 to 20 teachers. The director will work with the directors of lower and upper schools to create smooth transitions between the divisions, engage parents in an active trusting partnership, further enhance relationships with peer and feeder schools, participate in middle school admissions, and manage the divisional budget.

A successful candidate will have substantive administrative leadership experience, demonstrated leadership skills, excellent oral and written communication and a commitment to social justice & equity. A master’s degree is preferred, as is familiarity with Quaker education.

The deadline for applications for this position is March 13, 2017. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Jan Burns, Assistant to the Head of School: janb@friends-select.org

Lower School Music Teacher
Creative music educator needed to inspire our young musicians and foster their budding musicality. As a school that holds the arts as a central programmatic component, we are seeking a full-time Lower School Music Teacher, PreK through 4th, to fill this vital role in our community. We are looking for a candidate well versed in movement, voice, and Orff instruction done in an exploratory, creative and nurturing classroom environment.

Our goal for children is that they learn fundamental principles of music and musicianship skills, with all teaching and learning grounded in the Quaker “SPICES.” Within a positive classroom culture, one of risk taking and exploration, the music teacher will actively foster the social and emotional health of students. Instruction will be process-oriented with exposure to many different concepts through a diverse set of genres and styles.

Where younger musicians experience more exploratory music instruction, 3rd and 4th grade children work as an Orff Ensemble and become more repertoire-based. The candidate must be confident at the piano, with some background in Orff and Kodaly methods. Collaboration with teams and colleagues will be essential. The candidate will be called upon, as our resident musical expert, to work with classroom teachers in co-designing and preparing musical productions that enhance thematic studies.

Friends Select is a coeducational, pre-k through 12 independent school in the cultural heart of Center City Philadelphia, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. At every level, students visit museums, attend cultural events, participate in community service, and use the finest educational resources Philadelphia has to offer. At the core is a firm foundation of Quaker values.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and any other relevant materials to the lower school office at Lsoffice@friends-select.org.

Third Grade Teacher
Friends Select school seeks a full-time third grade teacher, starting September 2017. This position involves teaching all core subjects, collaborating with colleagues and administrators to create relevant and original curriculum, assessing learning in authentic ways, reporting on student progress, partnering with specialists to design interdisciplinary units of study, communicating with parents in an effective, consistent, and clear manner, participating in committee work, and participating fully in the life of the school.

The ideal candidate for this position has a graduate degree in education, 5+ years of teaching experience at third grade or within the range from 2nd-4th grade, excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in a Quaker or independent school setting, and a commitment to social justice and equity. Candidates should have experience teaching units of study in Reading and Writing Workshop. Knowledge of the Everyday Math curriculum is a bonus.

Friends Select is a coeducational, pre-k through 12 independent school in the cultural heart of Center City Philadelphia, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. At every level, students visit museums, attend cultural events, participate in community service, and use the finest educational resources Philadelphia has to offer. At the core is a firm foundation of Quaker values.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dave Younkin, Lower School Director, at Lsoffice@friends-select.org by March 27th.

World Languages MS/US Latin/Spanish teacher
Friends Select School, a pre-K-12 grade Quaker independent school, is seeking a middle school and upper school Latin teacher, ideally with the ability to teach some Spanish. This position includes middle school advising. Willingness to participate in CI/TPRS training techniques and experience teaching in both middle and upper school an asset, as is experience in a Quaker setting.

Please send letter of interest, CV, and references to annej@friends-select.org by March 15th. The position starts August 22, 2017

Full-time Middle and Upper School English

Friends Select school seeks a full-time Middle School/Upper School English teacher, starting September 2017. This position involves teaching two sections of English literature in Middle School and two in Upper School. The English program is literature-based and emphasizes grade-appropriate analytic writing. The position also includes serving as an Upper School advisor. Ideal candidates for this position would have a graduate degree (not required), 5+ years of English teaching experience at the Middle/Upper School level, experience in a Quaker or independent school setting, and a commitment to social justice and equity.

Friends Select is a coeducational, pre-k through 12 independent school in the cultural heart of Center City Philadelphia, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. At every level, students visit museums, attend cultural events, participate in community service, and use the finest educational resources Philadelphia has to offer. At the core is a firm foundation of Quaker values.

Please send a cover letter, a résumé, and three references to Chris Singler at chriss@friends-select.org.

Technical Theater Director Part-Time
Friends Select School, a preK-12 Quaker independent school in Center City Philadelphia, is seeking a part-time Technical Theater Director to oversee performances and the physical theater space. The Technical Director will work with the Performing Arts Department to design and implement all productions, including concerts, musicals and plays. This will include set, lighting and sound design. The Technical Director will also train and supervise a student stage crew to support all productions.

Please submit your resume to Chris Singler, Upper School Director (chriss@friends-select.org) by March 15, 2017. The job starts September 1, 2017.