Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, Pre-K through Grade 12, college preparatory school in Baltimore City, enrolling 802 students, 44% of whom identify as children of color.
Friends School of Baltimore is a Quaker school that exists to foster in young people the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind needed to partner with their communities and to be courageous change-makers in the world. We believe education is a journey, a continual seeking after truth that relies on both inward reflection and outward connection with others, especially across lines of difference. At Friends, learning is grounded in relationships and deepened by application to the world beyond our campus. Our School is guided by the testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship, and our core belief that there is that of God in each person, and we understand these testimonies and this belief to be a call to justice. We value diversity, pursue equity, and strive to be an actively inclusive institution that works against systemic oppression, within a campus community where each individual can live out their full identities. We seek in all ways to exemplify the ideals of the Religious Society of Friends.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor
Qualifications and Personal Attributes:
The ideal candidate(s) will offer most or all of the following qualifications and qualities:
Deep appreciation for Friends School of Baltimore’s mission, history, and values;
A personal and professional commitment to Quaker education and the requisite skills to support inquiry-based instructional practices that foster deep conversation and reflection as a practice;
A deep and abiding care and concern for all Upper School students and a commitment to their learning and development;
Personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the requisite skills to support critical conversations;
Enthusiasm and inspiration in leadership of the children and adults in the upper school community;
The flexibility and collaborative spirit necessary to partner and compromise with other members of the senior administrative team.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate orally and in writing with inspiration and clarity to both internal and external audiences;
A relational leadership style built on approachability, transparency, and responsiveness;
The ability to articulate vision and strategy, the tactical skills necessary to deftly manage the systems and processes necessary to implement strategy, the organizational fluency to manage multiple streams of information and respond to situations as they emerge;
Experience recruiting, hiring, supporting, retaining, and leading talented, diverse, and mission-aligned faculty and staff in partnership with the Assistant Head of School for Academics and the Head of School;
The ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community that strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.