Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Friends School of Atlanta.
About The Friends School of Atlanta
The Friends School of Atlanta (FSA) is a Quaker school that offers a PreK3 through 8th grade
values-based education that not only helps each child thrive as a student, but also empowers
students with the conscience, conviction and compassion to actively engage in the world as
peacemakers and bridge builders. Founded as a model of diversity in 1991, FSA is one of 78 Friends
(or Quaker) schools nationwide and the only Friends school in Georgia. Beyond excellent academic preparation for high school and college, FSA provides a place for the discovery and use of individual
voices and gifts. It teaches an active and informed sense of social responsibility and the experience
of living and learning in a diverse community of equals. Beyond academic competence, students
learn critical thinking skills and develop the ability to advocate for peace and justice.
Our values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship lead us to strive for diversity among students, families, faculty/staff, the Board of Trustees, and in all areas of school life. More than 44 percent of our students are BIPOC. We are committed to hiring and retaining faculty and staff that reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of our student body and our broader Atlanta community. We are also committed to maintaining a school community that is diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, age, and ability, among other identities. We comply with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination. It is the policy of The Friends School of Atlanta not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or on any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, training, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. All candidates should demonstrate dedication to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within our community.
The Friends School of Atlanta is seeking a Director of Summer Camps to envision, design, implement, oversee and grow its summer camp program offerings. Participants in our summer camps include current families, as well as families outside of the school community. Our camps provide the School with non-tuition revenue and enhance and promote the school’s brand by providing non-traditional learning experiences for children.
The Director of Summer Camps reports to the Head of School and is supported by other members of the leadership team and school community. This is a stipend position with the expectation for work to begin during the fall prior to the year of summer camp. The FSA summer camps program runs for seven weeks from June 3 – July 26, 2023.
- Energetic, flexible and motivated leader with experience working both with children and adults
- Previous experience in a day camp setting and elementary and middle school education
- Ability to set and enforce the structure of daily routines and engagement for the camp coordinator, lead and assistant teachers
- Ability to work with a small group of school administration to strategize and actualize the objectives of our summer camps program
- First Aid or CPR certification required
- Ability to lead, supervise, and motivate a team of camp staff, providing clear guidance and support in their roles. Preferred applicants should have prior experience managing others in a similar capacity
B. Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for a variety of tasks beginning in the fall of the year before the summer camp begins including attending expos, procurement of programming and recruitment
- Responsible for the welfare, health and safety of all children at the camps
- Collaborate with other administrative team members to plan for and hire lead teachers by the beginning of December
- Manage UltraCamp, FSA’s registration provider, and assist with registration and billing
- With the support of the marketing assistant and the Director of Advancement, the Director of Summer Camps develops and produces advertisements, updates the summer camp website, and attends multiple camp expos during the months of January and February
- Devise schedules, staffing, camp themes and programming objectives for the individual camps November through mid-December
- Plan and carry out the program in keeping with Friends’ educational philosophy, meeting the needs of a multi-age, inclusive group of students in a cooperative and non-competitive atmosphere
- Advertises for, interviews and hires assistant teachers between January and April of the year that summer camp starts
- In the late spring, the Director of Summer Camps arranges for and designates classroom spaces for camp classes through the seven weeks of summer camp. This should be done in coordination with the Director of Building and Grounds
- Creates and facilitates an in-person training and orientation for new and returning employees in May as well as helps lead teachers create budgets for spending and/or purchasing for summer programming
- During the months of June and July, the Director of Summer Camps is responsible for the daily operations of the summer camp program. The Director of Summer Camps organizes and runs registration each Monday of the seven weeks, and provides regular communication with families throughout the week as necessary. The Director of Summer Camps is responsible for supporting lead and assistant teachers whenever necessary and helping coordinate coverage/scheduling issues if they arise. The Director of Summer Camps is also responsible for keeping track of and reporting the hours worked by both lead and assistant teachers, to make sure that payroll happens in a timely fashion.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to
The Friends School of Atlanta is looking for substitute teachers to join our team. Ideal candidates will have experience working with children Prek3-8th grade.
Vaccinations are not required but very strongly encouraged. Currently, masks are optional on campus for faculty/staff, as well as all children, regardless of vaccination status.
To Apply: Please contact Anna Knipfer, Director of School Operations.