Employment at Friends School

Friends School prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, education, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Friends School.

We encourage you to review the job postings below and submit the following to employment@fsow.org : cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and three letters of professional references.

The following positions are for the 2014-2015 school year.

1st/2nd Grade Lead Teacher - Mixed-age, 1st & 2nd grade class. This full-time position, part of a team of three, includes responsibilities for academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development of each student. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach using hands-on, inquiry-based pedagogy as well as the capacity for developing a strong community of learners.

Part Time PE Teacher - 5th through 8th grade classes 2X/Week. Curriculum includes team sport units-basketball, soccer, football—ball handling skills and physical health. Work with Athletic Director. Coaching experience preferred.  Bus license helpful.

Afterschool CARE Coordinator  - Supervise children K – 8th grades afterschool with homework help, outdoor activities, art, reading and games. Part Time, approx. 2:30 – 5:30, plus some days when school is not in session to provide CARE for children of working parents. Administrative work ie Attendance calendar, snack & supplies purchasing. Bus license helpful.

Teacher Assistant (2 positions) 3rd-4th Grades - Assist Lead Teacher with day-to-day classroom activities, planning and organizing the classroom, assist with all aspects of the implementation of a hands-on, centers-based curriculum, managing and supervising students, and evaluating student progress. Previous relevant teaching experience and relevant educational preparation preferred. Bus license helpful.

Lunch Bunch Assistant - Assist with 3-4 year olds for lunch and quiet/nap time, Montessori work time and outdoor play. Approx 12:00-3:30 pm. Montessori experience helpful.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher - Friends School of Wilmington is seeking a Middle School Social Studies teacher (part-time or full-time to be determined) to begin August 2014. Responsibilities will include teaching 6th through 8th grade social studies. A full time teacher also serves as an advisor to students, and teaches a range of elective classes based on student and teacher needs and interests. 

Strong candidates will bring:
• experience teaching social studies at the middle school level 
• strong understanding of early adolescent development
• commitment to the school’s Quaker philosophy
• in-depth knowledge of social studies curriculum and best teaching practices
• rich repertoire of teaching strategies to address a variety of learning styles and needs
• commitment to continuous professional learning, including understanding and application of current research
• ability and interest in collaborative work with colleagues
• ability to meet varied demands with integrity, energy, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor

Substitute Teaching

If you would like to be included in the list of substitutes for Friends School, please complete the FSW application and forward it to cameronf@fsow.org.  Please indicate the grades for which you feel qualified to substitute.
Friends School of Wilmington Employment Information
Friends School of Wilmington is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a generous benefit package to full-time faculty and staff.


Friends School of Wilmington seeks employees who:

  • Passionate about life-long learning, who embrace the Quaker mission of the school, and who can contribute productively to collaboration with colleagues;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, Friends School’s Quaker philosophy and mission, and familiarity with Quaker worship, decision-making, and other Quaker processes;

  • Are dedicated, conscientious and well matched to the professional demands of the school due to their education, diverse background and experiences, and special qualities of character and personality;
  • Will maintain the highest personal and professional standards;
  • Have relevant training and experience compatible with developmental theory and encompassing intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth;
  • Are keen observers of children who can interpret academic and social/emotional observations based on current research of child development;
  • Are well versed in age/grade level-appropriate academic content;
  • Are excellent communicators, both verbally and in writing;
  • Will maintain and communicate high expectations and firm boundaries with both children and adults in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner;
  • Can effectively coordinate the daily activities of students and respond to varied demands with integrity, energy, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor;
  • Are team players with a demonstrated ability to work well with students, parents, and co-workers;
  • Are open to learn from supervisors and colleagues and have the flexibility to blend into current classroom methodologies, routines and school traditions.


Friends School of Wilmington Wilmington, NC 28409 910.791.8221 (PreK-2nd Grade) 910.792.1811 (3rd - 8th Grade) Contact Us info@fsow.org (FSOW)
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