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 seek qualified individuals with the knowledge, education, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Friends School.

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


3rd grade Lead Teacher

Friends School of Wilmington is seeking an experienced Lead Teacher for third grade to begin the 2016-2017 school year. This full-time position includes responsibilities for academic and social/emotional development of each student. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to teach using hands-on, inquiry-based pedagogy and to understand the developmental needs of a third grade community of learners.

Friends School is interested in candidates who are passionate about life-long learning, who embrace the Quaker mission of the school, and who will contribute productively to collaboration with colleagues. Previous classroom experience and excellent communication skills are essential. This position is full-time and begins in August, 2016. Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diverse candidates. Please send a resume, references, and statement of educational philosophy to:

Brenda Esch, Head of School


Complete applications received by March 15th will receive priority consideration.


Director of Admissions and Marketing

Friends School of Wilmington is seeking a dynamic and innovative admissions professional to work
closely with the Head of School and leadership team in promoting the school’s mission and building
Responsibilities: The Director of Admissions and Marketing is a member of the administrative team who
is responsible for oversight of all programs related to student enrollment, internal retention, and
marketing/public relations related to enrollment. The ideal candidate for the position will be familiar
with how best to “tell the story” of a strong independent school in a diverse and vibrant community. He
or she will have strong technical skills in analyzing data and organizing the recruitment process. In
addition, he/she will have the personal skills of speaking, writing and relating that will build rapport
with prospective families. Being part of a small school community, the director will quickly get to know
students, faculty, parents and alumni. Full job description and application instructions attached.


Please send documents, expressions of interest, or inquiries to:
Brenda Esch
Head of School


Afterschool CARE Teacher

Need Two! Supervise children K – 8th grades afterschool with homework help, outdoor activities, art, reading and games. Part Time, Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays, approx. 2:30 – 6:00pm, plus some full days when school is not in session to provide Care for children of working parents. Administrative work ie attendance calendar, snack & supplies purchasing, and parent communication. Bus license required (FSW will train and pay for).


Afterschool Teacher Positions – for the 2015-2016 School Year

FSW seeks Afterschool Teachers for Kindergarten through 8th grade for activities such as: 
Chess, Creative Writing, Music, Drumming, Yoga, Jewelry Making, Pinterest Boards, Soccer, T-Ball, Capture the Flag/ Flag Football, LEGO, Nature and Gardening.  We are open to suggestions for other age appropriate activities.

1-2 afternoons per week 2:45-3:45 or 3:00-4:00pm. 

Qualifications:  Education major, afterschool or summer camp experience required. Experience working with children a must. Applicants must be responsible, reliable, punctual, and a team player. Complete our application and provide at least three personal/professional references.

Send application, resume and references to tracyt@fsow.org.


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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