Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 800 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on our Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood.
The exceptional faculty at Friends’ Central offers a curriculum that cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students. Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility. From Nursery to grade 12, our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. As they transform from playful children to skilled, self-possessed teenagers, they are always intellectually curious and engaged thinkers. Friends’ Central prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life.
Lower School Center City Extended Day Hub Staff, Part-time (3:30-6:00 pm)
Friends’ Central’s Extended Day Program program offers a safe and supportive space for students to enjoy after the school day concludes. Our Extended Day program provides snack, homework space, and supervised play for students. The Center City Hub at the Trinity Center for Urban Life (2212 Spruce St, Philadelphia) is a new initiative designed to allow Center City students the opportunity to participate in aftercare in the city, making it easier for their families to pick them up. Staff members for the Center City Hub are responsible for assisting with programming and administration for the Lower School Extended Day program.
Primary Responsibilities • Assist with planning appropriate and engaging activities for a range of ages within the Extended Day Program, ensuring that students are happy, healthy, and actively engaged • Assist with setting up space each afternoon and putting things away at the end of the day • Other duties as needed
Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in early childhood and/or elementary education or equivalent experience preferred • 2-3 years of relevant teaching and/or after-school/camp experience required • Familiarity with current learning theories and basic principles of human growth and development and ability to consider them in the design and implementation of learning experiences • Demonstrated proficiency in database systems • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and school staff • All employees will be required to have current FBI, child abuse, and PA state clearances prior to employment.
Friends’ Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Friends’ Central, visit www.friendscentral.org.