Full-time, 10 month, Exempt (Salaried) Housing Included
Sandy Spring Friends School is seeking candidates for the full-time, 10 month position of Weekend Coordinator for residential students (approximately mid-August through mid-June). The Weekend Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of weekend dorm activities and off-campus trips including those for long weekends and holiday vacations. Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work predominantly from Thursday afternoons through Sunday evenings, requiring shifts until midnight and an overnight on-call presence. The Weekend Coordinator oversees the expenditures within the boarding budget for activities in collaboration with the Director of Residential Life. Also, together with any on-call administrators or other dorm staff, the Coordinator supervises the dorm; arranges and facilitates students’ weekend/vacation transportation needs; communicates with families and school personnel as needed; manages discipline and safety issues; and administers medications and first aid. The Weekend Coordinator reports to the Director of Residential Life and also works closely with the Head of House and other dormitory staff. Housing is provided so a willingness to live in a dorm apartment is expected.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred and current CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification a plus. The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience in a boarding-school environment, preferably as a dorm parent (or the equivalent), excellent written and interpersonal communications skills, as well as solid computer/technology skills. Possessing a valid driver’s license and confirmed insurability through our carrier to drive school vehicles is a requirement of hire. Willingness and ability to transport students in school vehicles is expected and a willingness to obtain a CDL (commercial driver’s license) is desirable.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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About Sandy Spring Friends School
Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and p...eaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.