Abington Friends School is a Quaker day school located just outside of Philadelphia. The school serves students from ages 3 years to 12th grade in three divisions. Rooted in Friends principles of collaborative inquiry, peaceful resolution of conflict, equality, community and integrity, AFS is an unusually vibrant and diverse learning community. More information is available at www.abingtonfriends.net
We place a high value on diversity of race, background, religion, ability, sexuality and gender identity in our community and see the hiring process at AFS as one which allows us to nurture, sustain and extend the diversity that is fundamental to our excellence as a Friends School.
We are seeking an Upper School Director. The Upper School Director oversees all aspects of the Upper School program, is a member of the Administrative Council and reports to the Head of School.
AFS is prepared to launch a new strategic plan for the 2021/22 school year. The Upper School Director, working in conjunction with the Head of School, faculty and students will be responsible for enacting the strategic plan with passion and vision for what’s possible in 21st century learning.
The AFS Upper School is a joyful and hard-working community focused on intellectual engagement and socio-emotional growth within a broad college-preparatory program. There is a powerful tradition of reflection and collective decision-making that lends depth to our everyday experience.
An inspired leader, grounded in Quaker thought and practice, with a vision for the potential of education in a dynamic, diverse, resource-rich world.
An enthusiastic collaborator to work with a talented and creative faculty to create a shared sense of purpose and a culture of well-supported professional growth.
An advocate for a multicultural community and who can contribute to our continued exploration and growth in our diversity and equity initiatives.
An effective administrator who plans well, develops effective systems for managing day-to-day operations, and follows through with their objectives.
A strong communicator with excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills; able to communicate with a variety of constituencies.
A reflective life-long learner whose openness and introspection allows for self-growth, while inspiring and adding to the growth of a dedicated faculty.
An ardent supporter of a dynamic student culture that encourages initiative, development of interests and talents and commitment to excellence.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, personal statement and 2-3 letters of reference.
Closing date for materials will be March 26, 2021.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, Abington Friends School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Martha Scache, Director of Business & Operations, Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046, 215-576-3964, or email her at email@example.com, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.