Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Friends School of Atlanta.
The Friends School of Atlanta is an independent Quaker school providing an education to 189 students in a PK3 through eighth grade program. Our mission is to provide challenging academics in a diverse environment, drawing on the Quaker testimonies, or values, of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to empower our students to go out into the world with conscience, conviction and compassion.
The Friends School of Atlanta continues a 330-year Quaker tradition of education based on the belief that there is that of God or goodness in every person. We believe that all students have within themselves unique capacities for learning and achievement. The learning program provides opportunities for students to achieve their highest academic levels. In a supportive learning environment, students develop their capacities through independent thought, service and responsible action, thereby fostering life-long learning, self-confidence and respect for others. We provide a caring, cooperative atmosphere encouraging students to support each other as equals, and discourage that which would set one student above another. As students incorporate the value of human respect into their lives, we believe they will take their wisdom and turn it toward social issues that extend beyond the immediate community to the world at large.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Job Summary: Plans, implements, supports and works in summer program and summer after camp care that runs daily from 8am to 6pm, for three weeks, June/July. The Co-Director’s hours are from 8:00-4:00 and on-call hours from 4:00-6:00. The after camp care is supported by a Lead Aftercare Teacher who is the on campus person in charge. Participates in regular planning meetings with the administrative team throughout the school year. These occur during the work day once a month October – March, and twice a month April – May. The number of hours necessary to fulfill other responsibilities throughout the year related to programming, staffing and promoting the camp average about 5 hours monthly.
Reports to HoS (Head of School)
The Camp Co-Director Salary: $5,000.
- Interviews prospective staff, makes recommendations for hiring to HoS and search committee. December – May. Approximately 15 hours total.
- Organizes and schedules staff orientation and training for camp and aftercamp staff and provides necessary documents (Faculty/Staff Handbook, employment docs, etc.)
- Provides the descriptions of camps for the website in December and other marketing materials and assists in editing final copy before it is shared with the public.
- Ensures that campers have all required information on file.
- Creates camp rosters and provides sign-in/out forms for each camp.
- Manages the daily operations of the camp and aftercamp program, including orientation for campers on the first day of camp each week, checking in with staff for needs daily, and trouble-shooting or asking for FSA administrative team help as necessary.
- Keeps accurate account of camp and aftercamp attendance and late pickups and enters information into accounts database on a timely basis.
- Responsible for management of RegPoint, camp registration software. The registrar/administrative associate sets up the website, but it’s important for the director to know how to navigate the software.
- Assists camper families with online enrollment and provides statements and receipts to families as requested.
- Approves and signs staff time sheets weekly and puts them in the director of finance’s mailbox by noon on Monday of the following week.
- Manages all staff schedules and activities. Schedules staff to ensure that there will always be at least two adults on site.
- Provides, as needed, written communications to parents about the camp and aftercamp program.
- Keeps the safety, care and education of the campers of utmost importance.
- Building and operations -liaise and report with administrative staff present on site for all other building troubleshooting needs.
B. Educational Duties
Works with HoS to:
- Devise schedule, staffing, camp themes and program objectives for the program.
- 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.
- Implement a behavioral plan and use the Queries (see Section VII in Parent Handbook) to guide its implementation.
- Implement CDC suggested health plan initiative for camp building facility to prevent widespread contamination in case of infection or virus that could debilitate or interrupt the camp program. https://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/norovirus/Norovirus-Guideline-2011.pdf#page18
C. Additional Duties
- Fulfills terms of employment contract and Terms and Conditions of Employment
- Follows the policies and procedures in the Faculty and Staff Handbook.
- Performs other appropriately assigned tasks by the Head of School.
Please email the following documents to [email protected]: a resume, a statement of educational philosophy, a DEI statement addressing how you would promote diversity, equity, inclusion and justice through your work at FSA, and three professional references. Please do not contact the school by telephone.
Application Deadline: November 1
The Friends School of Atlanta is seeking capable, experienced lead and assistant teachers to share their special skills and interests with our summer campers for the six weeks of S.T.E.A.M-inspired programming in June and July. Our camps run for one week sessions over six weeks, and each camp is staffed with a lead and assistant teacher.
Campers range in age from five to fourteen. We invite lead teachers to create camp sessions for as little as one week or as many as three weeks. You can offer the same session for more than one week or provide a variety of offerings. Lead teachers must have experience working with children and young teens. Last year’s offerings included a baking camp, fashion camp, Minecraft camp, dancersize camp among many other successful offerings.
- Energetic, flexible, and motivated adults committed to working daily 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Previous experience working with children ages 5-14 required
- Ability to design and implement week-long S.T.E.A.M.-inspired curriculum for particular age group
- Hourly pay: $27.00
- Two hours per week paid for planning and prep
- Maximum paid hours per week: 37
- Energetic, flexible adult or young adult committed to working daily 8:50 am to 3:20 pm
- Previous experience working with children ages 5-14 not required but preferred
- Willingness to assist lead teacher with camp activities and classroom management
- Hourly pay: $15.00
- Maximum paid hours per week: 32.5
For questions or more information about applying, please contact Hannah Ellwood, Summer Camp Director at [email protected].
Application Deadline: December 15, 2022
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.