Employment Opportunities


Friends schools take on a surprising number of forms, from small rural communities where school is centered around the practical work of the farm to a city school like Germantown Friends where a rich intellectual community draws energy and inspiration from its urban community. In spite of these many forms, Friends schools share a common grounding: a vision of school as spiritual community that reflects, develops, and relies on the full gifts of each person and a belief that the school should live in dynamic relationship with its surrounding community. Germantown Friends takes its strong identity from a constellation of four distinct elements:

  • a vibrant intellectual community of teachers and students who share a profound belief in the power of education;
  • an historic urban setting in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia where we are richly connected to a complex human story and fabric of neighbors and neighboring institutions;
  • a diverse and multicultural faculty and student body in a community where difference is valued as indispensable;
  • a Quaker vision of what is possible for both individuals and communities, and a belief in fulfilling this vision through reflection, collaboration, and action.

Current Openings

  • Physical Education Teacher and Coach

    Germantown Friends School is seeking a one year, full-time Physical Education teacher who supports the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

  • Lower School Reading/Learning Specialist (Part-time)

    Germantown Friends School is seeking a part-time reading/learning specialist for Lower School, grades 3-5, to work directly with students and support classroom teachers in developing effective instructional strategies to differentiate for a range of reading needs. This position will be approximately 20 hours a week and is a one- to two-year position.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of GFS financial resources while ensuring absolute institutional integrity on fiscal matters and promoting best practices in finance and administration.

  • Middle and Upper School Computer Science Teacher (Part-time)

    Germantown Friends School seeks a teacher for middle and upper school classes that introduce students to the concepts and skills involved in programming and applications development.

  • Director of Lower School Admissions

    Germantown Friends School is seeking a skilled and experienced Admissions Director who will be responsible for recruiting and identifying mission appropriate applicants for grades 1-5.