Olney Friends School seeks to fill multiple faculty positions for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Olney is an ISACS accredited, progressive, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 9 – 12, located in Barnesville, Ohio. We are also members of the Friends Council on Education (FCE) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Olney Friends School is a unique educational institution that leaves a deep and lasting impression on students, alumni, and community. Our 350 acre farm provides much more than the organic food that is served at meals; it provides the basis for exploring the questions “What is knowledge?” and “What is my place in a globalized world?” Global stewardship and environmental sustainability are woven throughout the Olney experience, from the integration of practical farming into the curriculum.
Characteristics of Olney:
Solid college prep academic program
Faculty who encourage and support teens in their academic pursuits, respect them for their ideas, and challenge them as they would an adult
Accepting, nurturing, supportive community
Acts in accordance with its Quaker values
Find themselves, grow into who they will be
Have a sense of purpose
Consolidate their identity
Are active learners, inquisitive, critical thinkers
Develop leadership skills
Self-launch, are motivated
Accept and celebrate others with different cultures, identities, and beliefs
Olney takes pride in its 180-year history. Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends, the school’s values are Quaker in nature: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and environmental stewardship. Olney attracts students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Olney Friends School is seeking talented educators who have a passion for trans-disciplinary education. The ideal candidates will be self-starters who have the desire and drive to mold our agricultural science and STEAM programs in a way that challenges our students and integrates with our mission and values.
HOW TO APPLY:
All employees at Olney Friends School must pass a background check and complete an application form as conditions of employment. Additionally, all faculty members must become certified in first aid and CPR and become mandatory abuser reporters. If eligible, all faculty are asked to become certified to drive school vehicles with students.
We are eager to discuss these exciting positions with anyone who is interested in exploring this opportunity. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
Olney Friends School is a 501(c)(3) and an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields: any of the STEAM fields, education, agriculture, and music
Have the ability to teach across the curriculum with a particular focus on place-based and problem-based learning
A style of teaching and leadership that builds trust, respect, a collaborative work environment, and a sense of community
Skills in, but not limited to, the following areas: classroom management, verbal and written communication, conflict resolution, presentation skills, objectivity, and confidentiality
Willingness to live on campus or in the surrounding area no later than August 2019
Specialty in any of the following fields: environmental sustainability, foreign languages, athletics, and/or outdoor education
Ability to performa variable selection of other duties such as being a dorm parent, being a student advisor, acting as a class or outdoor education sponsor, covering periodic evening and weekend duty, and participating in various meetings and special events
About Olney Friends School
Established in 1837 by the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends, Olney continues to cultivate the Quaker values of consensus, integrity, and cooperative conflict resolution while honoring ethnic, racial, religious, LGBTQIAS, and socio-economic diversity. Students participate integrally in all aspects of community life, including decisionmaking in the dormitories, deliberating on academic offerings, and working in the kitchen and on the farm. 100% of Olney graduates are admitted to 4-year accredited colleges and universities.
The school is located on 350 USDA certified organic acres near the town of Barnesville, Ohio, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The area is largely agricultural; nearby areas of ecological interest allow the school to offer hands-on environmental science education. The Olney farm provides not only food for the community, but also educational opportunities for students and revenue for the school. The Olney curriculum takes advantage of its small size, international student presence, and culture of inquiry to offer a unique academic environment for high school students. All courses teach core college preparatory material and skills while offering studen...ts opportunities to choose to engage with material at greater depth and at an individual pace.
Olney is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Friends Council on Education (FCE).