Part-time, hourly, mid-Sept through mid-June, $16.00 per hour
The boarding program at Sandy Spring Friends School seeks a reliable adult to contribute to our weekend team. This part-time dorm staff member will be the primary adult presence on dorm, and should have the necessary skills and experience to manage the safety and well being of approximately thirty high school students. Duties will include verifying plans and signing students in and out of the dorm; attending on-campus meals with students; ensuring assigned student jobs are completed during meals; distributing medication as needed; and responding to any student concerns that arise with the support of the weekend team. Although not required, the ideal candidate will have experience working with high school students in a residential setting. This is an hourly position without benefits, will likely include a late night shift, and has an expectation of approximately 16 hours per weekend (Saturday & Sunday). A sincere desire to connect and communicate with residential students while on duty is essential.
SSFS is eager to consider candidates from underrepresented groups; those who value the importance of diversity; and a willingness to share, teach, and appreciate differing points of view.
Qualifications and Skills: High school degree required along with fluency in written and spoken English; ability to work late evenings; good interpersonal and problem-solving skills; basic computer literacy with databases, internet searches, and email; detail-oriented, self-organizing, and self-motivated; and experience working with high school children. Current CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and CMT (certified medication technician) certifications are considered a plus. We will provide training if necessary as these certifications are a job requirement.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including computer time; the ability to navigate stairs and maneuver within school buildings situated on a large campus with uneven pavement; bending and squatting as necessary to access files and participate in student centered activities; and the ability to rearrange furniture may be necessary in preparation for activities or events.
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.