Employment Opportunities

Working at Olney Friends School

Thank you for your interest in employment at Olney Friends School. We welcome letters of interest and resumes year-round, and we keep applications on file for consideration in filling current and future job openings. Please send your credentials to mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.

Employment at Olney most often consists of a primary job and a variable selection of other jobs that round out full employment at the school, on the basis of interest, skills, and needs of the school. These ancillary jobs may include:

– Teaching some classes

– Being a rotating dorm sponsor

– Leading a sport or art class

– Assisting in the kitchen, farm, and/or building and grounds

– Being a student advisor

– Being a class sponsor

– Covering periodic evening and weekend duty

– Participating in weekly faculty meeting, community meeting, and meeting for worship

– Participating in weekday morning Collection, family-style lunch, and special events

– Helping out with special school events such as Homecoming, open houses, and Commencement

All employees at Olney Friends School and must pass a back-ground check and complete an application form as conditions of employment. Additionally, all faculty members must become certified in first aidand CPR and become mandatory abuser reporters. If eligible, all faculty are asked to become certified to drive school vehicles with students.

Olney Friends School is a highly collaborative work environment that relies heavily on group process and the inclusion of students as much in possible in decision-making and the accomplishment of tasks. Great emphasis is placed on the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.

If you are interested in applying for any position, please send a cover letter and resume to mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.


 Current Job Openings

Job Summary

Olney Friends School is seeking a director of admissions. The director of admissions is an integral part of the school’s administrative team and is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population. Olney Friends School is a 9-12 college preparatory boarding and day school with students from across the nation and round the world.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The director of admissions will:

  • Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
  • Formulate forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies.
  • Report directly to the interim co-heads of school and serve as a liaison to the board of trustees regarding admissions and enrollment.
  • Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni base:
    • admission management (the tracking of prospective students from application to enrollment and beyond)
    • student retention
    • research (analyzing data that affect enrollment)
    • marketing
  • Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
  • Plan and coordinate student recruitment events on and off campus.
  • Work closely with the business office.
  • Oversee enrollment management budgets.
  • Partner with student affairs committees and academic departments.
  • Work with development office to Identify potential donors – graduates, parents, the broader community.
  • Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment.
  • Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni and friends of the school, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
  • Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
  • Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all prospective students and their families and to school staff.

 

Other Duties

Other duties will include student advising as assigned and regularly-scheduled evening and weekend administrative duty coverage.  Additional duties may be assigned by the interim co-heads of school.  Some travel, public appearances, and other evening and weekend duties may be required.

 

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in education, preferably in admissions
  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Proven success in an administrative role, preferably working with a board
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other members of the school community
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

 

Please send a letter of application and résumé to Vicki Lowry at mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

Olney Friends School is seeking a director of development.  The director of development is an integral part of the leadership team and works closely with the interim co-heads of school and the board of trustees to build a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the school and global community. The goal of the director of development is to design programs of giving that attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution.  The director of development reports directly to the interim co-heads of school. Olney Friends School is a 9-12 college preparatory boarding and day school with a student population from across the nation and round the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The director of development will:

  • Establish and execute forward-thinking development/ advancement and strategic programs that optimally grow the annual, major, and capital campaigns; legacy gifts; and planned giving.
  • Oversee all aspects of the development program, including fundraising, annual giving programs, the capital campaign, corporate and foundation proposals; a strong alumni association; and special development events.
  • Identify, research, and spearhead the implementation of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising program to support the school’s strategic vision, cultivating a culture of giving and gratitude across all constituencies and socio-economic strata.
  • Collaborate on PR initiatives and create/produce fund raising-related communication materials to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.
  • Identify corporate and foundation funding opportunities and help draft grant applications.
  • Strengthen relationships with the school’s alumni and further develop alumni programming.
  • Personally solicit major donors.
  • Enhance existing relationships while building new relationships, systems, and programs that further tap into the generosity and resources of the community.
  • Maintain a database of all contributors and provide development reports as required.
  • Manage the development budget.
  • Coordinate the school’s volunteerism efforts.
  • Nurture and maintain a highly collaborative relationship with the interim co-heads of school, the board of trustees clerk(s), and individual board members, supporting them in their fundraising responsibilities, and accompanying them on donor visits when appropriate.

 

Other Duties

Other duties will include student advising as assigned and regularly-scheduled evening and weekend administrative duty coverage.  Additional duties may be assigned by the interim co-heads of school.  Some travel, public appearances, and evening and weekend duties may be required.

 

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector and in fundraising
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Proven success in directly soliciting and closing charitable gifts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all the school’s constituents while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding knowledge of fundraising data software and database management software
  • Strategic thinker with a “can-do” style
  • Passionate about working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers and staff members
  • Familiarity with the local community preferred

Please send a letter of application and résumé to Vicki Lowry at mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Job Summary

Olney Friends School is seeking a business and facilities manager.  This person is an integral part of the leadership team and is directly responsible for all financial functions and transactions as well as management of financial aid, facilities, human resources, and related functions.  The business and facilities manager reports directly to the interim co-heads of school and supervises a business office associate and the maintenance director. Olney Friends School is a 9-12 college preparatory boarding and day school with a student population from across the nation and round the world.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The business and facilities manager will:

  • Develop and oversee financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Oversee school business functions, including: tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, contracting, payroll, human resources, accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, and other business administration activities.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Administer the annual budget and multi-year forecasting process to align with the school’s goals and mission and maintain account records related to the school’s budget.
  • Provide financial reports to school leadership and the board of trustees.
  • Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
  • Collaborate with and assist the heads of school and the board of trustees in meeting fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Understand the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports, providing constructive and timely feedback. Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students in the conduct of the school’s business.
  • Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements.
  • Remain current with business management trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the interim co-heads of school.

 

Other Duties

Other duties will include student advising as assigned and regularly-scheduled evening and weekend administrative duty coverage.  Additional duties may be assigned by the interim co-heads of school.  Some and weekend duties may be required.

 

Qualification Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, accounting or finance preferred
  • Five years of experience in finance/accounting
  • Experience using QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks accounting software and other tools as required
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and leadership qualities – organizing people and processes
  • High ethical standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
  • Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to anticipate and meet deadlines

 

Please send a letter of application and résumé to Vicki Lowry at mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Overview

Olney Friends is a small, co-ed boarding school, established in 1837. We provide a unique, mastery-based academic program for grades 9-12 while operating a working, certified organic farm and cultivating traditional Quaker values such as community, integrity, and simplicity. As such, we honor national, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and gender diversity. Graduates of Olney Friends School are well prepared to enter college and the world of responsibilities and choices that await them.

Humanities Teaching Position

Olney Friends School is seeking a full-time Humanities teacher. Classroom responsibilities would include teaching a Humanities course, and other, more flexible coursework, according to interest and not necessarily limited to Humanities. All Olney faculty members act as student advisors; may participate in dorm or evening roles; sponsor extracurricular activities, events, and/or sports; and immerse themselves in the daily life of the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, self-starter. The position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree, either in History, Literature, or in a field that closely relates to Humanities, and teaching experience. A Master’s degree is preferable but less important than an interest in authentic, real-world learning and a commitment to encouraging critical thinking skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

Teachers who work at Olney enjoy great students, unusually small classes, and the chance to develop their teaching within a supportive and collaborative environment. We are a student-centered school, by nature, and 2018 will be the third year in the development of a unique, school-wide, mastery-based approach to curriculum. Together with students and other faculty, you could be part of something entirely new.

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.

This job will very likely include some dorm sponsor duties and overnight dorm stays.

Interested individuals should email Vicki Lowry at mainoffice@olneyfriends.org. Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two or three professional references.
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Overview

Olney Friends is a small, co-ed boarding school, established in 1837. We provide a unique, mastery-based academic program for grades 9-12 while operating a working, certified organic farm and cultivating traditional Quaker values such as community, integrity, and simplicity. As such, we honor national, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and gender diversity. Graduates of Olney Friends School are well prepared to enter college and the world of responsibilities and choices that await them.


Math Teaching Position

Olney Friends School is seeking a full-time math teacher. Classroom responsibilities would include teaching math courses, and other, more flexible coursework, according to interest and not necessarily limited to math. All Olney faculty members act as student advisors; may participate in dorm or evening roles; sponsor extracurricular activities, events, and/or sports; and immerse themselves in the daily life of the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, self-starter. The position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree, either in math, or in a field that closely relates to math, and teaching experience. A Master’s degree is preferable but less important than an interest in authentic, real-world learning and a commitment to encouraging critical thinking skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

Teachers who work at Olney enjoy great students, unusually small classes, and the chance to develop their teaching within a supportive and collaborative environment. We are a student-centered school, by nature, and 2018 will be the third year in the development of a unique, school-wide, mastery-based approach to curriculum. Together with students and other faculty, you could be part of something entirely new.

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.

This job will very likely include some dorm sponsor duties and overnight dorm stays.

Interested individuals should email Vicki Lowry at mainoffice@olneyfriends.org. Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two or three professional references.

Overview

Olney Friends is a small, co-ed boarding school, established in 1837. We provide a unique, mastery-based academic program for grades 9-12 while operating a working, certified organic farm and cultivating traditional Quaker values such as community, integrity, and simplicity. As such, we honor national, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and gender diversity. Graduates of Olney Friends School are well prepared to enter college and the world of responsibilities and choices that await them.


Art Teaching Position


We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, self-starter. The position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree, either in art, or in a field that closely relates to art, and teaching experience. A Master’s degree is preferable but less important than an interest in authentic, real-world learning and a commitment to encouraging critical thinking skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

Teachers who work at Olney enjoy great students, unusually small classes, and the chance to develop their teaching within a supportive and collaborative environment. We are a student-centered school, by nature, and 2018 will be the third year in the development of a unique, school-wide, mastery-based approach to curriculum. Together with students and other faculty, you could be part of something entirely new.

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.

This job will very likely include some dorm sponsor duties and overnight dorm stays.

Interested individuals should email Vicki Lowry at mainoffice@olneyfriends.org. Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two or three professional references.


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.
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Olney Friends School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school offering individualized instruction in small class settings for grades 9-12.

Phone: 740-425-3655

Fax: 740-359-4015

The Main Office is staffed seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. till about 10:00 p.m. when school is in session. The administrator on call is available for emergencies 24 hours a day during the school year at 740-359-4015.

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