Employment Opportunities

The Frankford Friends School community consists of a diverse and experienced group of educators and school staff who believe in the mission and values of Frankford Friends School and who work daily to inspire our students to build a better future for humankind. We’re looking for applicants who share our joy for learning, who are innovative, creative, and collaborative, and who are passionate about social justice and the transformative power of a great education.

Would you like to join the community at Frankford Friends School? We invite you to begin the process by completing and submitting an employment application. Send any questions to hiring@frankfordfriends.org.

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Coordinator of Marketing and Communications

Working closely with the Head of School and Advancement Team, the Coordinator of Marketing and Communications (COMC) will bring their voice and experience in non-profit and best practices to the role, engaging community members in the ongoing branding and messaging strategy of Frankford Friends School and to articulate the School’s mission and program to the broader community. The Coordinator of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development, execution, and management of all aspects of search marketing, including campaign development, expansion, optimization, reporting, and recommendations for website improvement based on data analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

● Collaborate with the Advancement Team to:

○  Design and implement a marketing strategy to build the school’s brand and broadly articulate the School’s unique value and advance student recruitment and retention, fundraising and donor relationships, and alumni engagement.

○  Write, edit, design, and produce all fundraising materials, including letters and proposals, copy for fundraising, print and website content and social media to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.

○  Ensure the school’s key messages are reflected in all external marketing communications, publications, and events, strategically highlighting work that promotes Frankford Friends School’s mission and unique identity.

○  Ensure consistency of all branding, licensing, and merchandising, consistent with strategy and the School’s mission

●  Liaise with the Family Association and cultivate volunteer efforts in support of enrollment and advancement initiatives.

●  Edit and curate photo archives

●  Document school happenings through photography, video, and writing

●  The design, implementation, and on-going refreshment of the school’s social media outreach and website

●  Weekly coordination of the School’s publications - classroom newsletters, The Raft, and Engage Magazine

●  Design and management of the Otter Emporium (school store)

●  Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications

●  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

●  Three or more years of communication and marketing leadership in a nonprofit or for-profit organization(s) - independent school experience preferred

●  Strong computer aptitude and experience with Microsoft Office, eTapestry, FACTS, and Google Suite

●  Outstanding writing and editing skills

●  Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking

●  High energy and a flexible growth-minded work ethic

●  A warm and welcoming demeanor and the ability to communicate with students, staff, and current and prospective parents from a wide variety of backgrounds in a friendly, open, positive and professional manner

●  Detail-oriented, with outstanding organizational skills; the ability to multi-task and to meet deadlines on or before the due date

●  Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills

●  Ability to maintain private, protected, and confidential information

●  An understanding and commitment to living the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community, and stewardship

●  The ability to work both with minimum supervision while managing multiple projects and deadlines, and collaboratively with a team

●  Tact, discretion, and the ability to sustain long-term reciprocal relationships

●  Enthusiastic and passionate about the school’s mission, culture and values

Extended Day Assistant Teacher

Frankford Friends School, Prek-8th grades, is seeking individuals to work daily in our Extended Day Program for the 2021-2022 school year. The hours are from 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Applicants should have some previous experience working in childcare, preferably. Fully vaccinated and masking (indoors) is required. Staff duties include:

- Creating a positive play environment for the students of all age groups
- Serving snacks
- Leading daily games, classroom activities, or art projects
- Maintaining clean play areas.
- Basic first aid

A great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in early childhood education. Being available 5 days a week is preferred. Current college/grad students studying education should strongly consider applying. Position compensation: $16/hour

Director of Advancement

Working closely with the Head of School, the Director of Advancement is responsible for providing innovative and strategic leadership for institutional advancement to include overseeing and implementing all aspects of the school’s development program, including fundraising, Annual Giving (Impact, Opportunity, and Equity funds), soliciting corporate and foundation grants and proposals, coordinating special development events, working with the Family Association, and building an Alumni Association as well as managing and planning efforts in marketing and communications, with some oversight of admissions as it pertains to marketing the school to prospective students.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Identify, research, and spearhead the implementation of a diverse, forward-thinking, and multifaceted fundraising program to support the school’s strategic vision, cultivating a culture of giving, gratitude, and belonging across all constituencies.

Evaluate, design, and implement Annual Giving efforts:
- Prepare an annual plan for systemic Annual Giving with quantifiable goals, responsibilities, evaluation measures and completion dates.
- Continue to increase involvement by parents, alumni, and friends of the school.

Grow and solicit gifts to the PA tax credit (EITC/OSTC) programs:
- Prepare an annual plan for systemic solicitation and gratitude with quantifiable goals, responsibilities, evaluation measures and completion dates.
Continue to increase involvement by parents, alumni, and friends of the school.
- Solicit and increase participation of businesses, SPEs, and other organizations.

Establish major and planned giving programs.
- Design, develop, and lead structure for and events surrounding the school’s 190th anniversary celebration.
- Sit on relevant Trustee committees
- Take responsibility for managing the School’s strategic initiatives as they pertain to fundraising.

Collaborate with school admission, marketing, and communication professionals to:
- Design and implement marketing strategy to build the school’s brand and broadly articulate the School’s unique value and advance student recruitment and retention, fundraising and donor relationships, and alumni engagement.
- Write, edit, design, and produce all fundraising materials, including letters and proposals, copy for fundraising, print and website content and social media to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.
- Ensure the school’s key messages are reflected in all external marketing communications, publications, and events, strategically highlighting work that promotes Frankford Friends School’s mission and unique identity.
- Ensure consistency of all branding, licensing, and merchandising, consistent with strategy and the school’s mission.

Identify community, corporate and foundation funding and prepare grant applications.

Maintain existing private funding and strengthen relationships with the school’s alumni and their parents.

Serve as liaison to the Family Association and cultivate volunteer efforts in support of enrollment and advancement initiatives.

Managing, with appropriate staff members, the efforts of the Family Association.

Nurture and maintain a highly collaborative relationship with the Head of School, The Clerks of the Board of Trustees, the Clerk of the Development Committee, and individual Board members, supporting them in all their fundraising responsibilities, and accompanying them on donor visits when appropriate.

Provide strategies for leadership prospects for the Head of School and ensure that timely steps are taken toward solicitation.

Personally solicit donors.

Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications


- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Five or more years of development leadership in a nonprofit or for-profit organization(s) - independent school experience preferred
- Proven ability to cultivate, steward, and solicit leadership gifts
- Strong computer aptitude and experience with Microsoft Office, eTapestry, Facts, and Google Suite
- Outstanding writing and editing skills
- Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking
- High energy and a flexible growth-minded work ethic
- A warm and welcoming demeanor and the ability to communicate with students, staff, and current and prospective parents from a wide variety of backgrounds in a friendly, open, positive and professional manner
- Detail-oriented, with outstanding organizational skills; the ability to multi-task and to meet deadlines on or before the due date
- Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills
- Ability to maintain private, protected, and confidential information
- An understanding and commitment to living the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship
- The ability to work both with minimum supervision while managing multiple projects and deadlines, and collaboratively with a team
- Tact, discretion, and the ability to sustain long-term reciprocal relationships
- Enthusiastic and passionate about the school’s mission, culture and values


Physical Requirements and Work Environment



This position requires significant flexibility and the capacity to work in a variety of settings: office, classroom, community meeting spaces, outdoors, etc. It may require the ability to sit, stand, walk up and down up to three flights of stairs and through the campus, for the entirety of the school day and to occasionally lift up to 35 lbs.

Exempt | Full-time, 12 month | on campus

Frankford Friends School requires COVID 19 Vaccination Verification as a
condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

FFS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or gender. In addition to federal law requirements, FFS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Teaching Substitutes

Frankford Friends School is seeking per-diem substitute teachers with a teaching degree and classroom experience to substitute for PreK through 8th grade teachers. Teachers with an associates degree or higher are encouraged to apply. Substitute teachers may be called on for daily needs or for longer term assignments. They should be reliable, prompt, and available from 8:00am-3:00pm. All clearances must be up to date.