Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 880 students, 37% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
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.
Context and Philosophy
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a full time Upper School Dean of Student Life to begin in August 2021 for the 2021-22 school year. This 10.5-month position will join the Upper School Administrative Team and be responsible for overseeing the student discipline system, the Grade Dean system, coordinating the international student program, overseeing the student government and other aspects of Upper School student life, and may include one section of classroom teaching.
Serve on and collaborate with the Upper School Administrative Team (Principal, Academic Dean, Director of College Counseling, Counselor, Director of Student Support)
Supervise and implement the student discipline system through the development and communication of school rules, policies, and community standards as outlined in the Upper School handbook.
Provide leadership and coordination of the Grade Dean system
Coordinate the International Student program through admissions, host family support, academic advising, and the cultivation of strategic partnerships with consultants and service providers.
Oversee the student government and its related activities such as Prom, fundraisers, community building events
Oversee the Upper School student clubs, stewardship, extracurricular program
Support and attend the Upper School Meeting for Business
Serve on the All School Convocation Committee
Coordinate new student and family orientation in August (Smart Start)
Provide leadership and support for student-led special days (Quaker Community Day, Convocation Day for Social Justice, Earth Day)
Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Upper School faculty meetings.
Collaborate with teachers and administrators within his/her Department, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
Serve on committees, task forces, and working groups in the development and implementation of various faculty and administrative-led initiatives
Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree and experience preferred.
Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to understand and incorporate Quaker Principles and Quaker education into their work.
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 which 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.