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Friends Select is searching for an upper school dean of students.

 The dean of students reports directly to the upper school director. The dean of students has oversight of student engagement in co-curricular programs.

  1. Integrate and model Quaker values and principles in the daily life of the upper school, and promote the values of diversity;
  2. Share responsibility in designing and implementing student-focused policies and practices in the upper school;
  3. Articulate the community’s expectations concerning student behavior and oversee the discipline system in the upper school;
  4. Coordinate the program of co-curricular activities (clubs, performances, trips) and club sponsors; oversee student government;
  5. Oversee the following:
    • US calendar
    • attendance
    • locker assignments and seating charts
    • US devotion, assemblies and special programs
    • events and trips specific to each grade
    • fire drill and other safety procedures
    • class-specific fundraisers; class budgets;
  6. Document communication with students, parents and faculty, as needed; supervise process and communication of social probation and other areas of student status;
  7. Oversee the service program;
  8. Administer appropriate sections of the budget;
  9. Assist US director in coordination of international policies and programs; assist with implementation of guardianship policy;
  10. With US director, coordinate opening of school for students and faculty;
  11. Teach one section in upper school; on non-teaching years, special projects will be discussed and decided in consultation with the director;
  12. Review and publish student/parent handbook annually.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to All materials must be in by Friday, April 19, 2019.

Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia.  The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.

Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.

Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 04/19/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Position Level:
Upper School
School Name:  Friends Select School
Street Address: 17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19103-1284
Phone: 215-561-5900
Head Of School: Michael Gary
Founding Date: 1689
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
Enrollment Size: 570
Social Media Sites:     
Admissions Contact: Marnie Christian
Admissions Email:

08/04/2017 17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1284

17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1284 School

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