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  • Assistant to the Lower School Librarian & Media Technology Specialist

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to grade 12 Quaker, college preparatory day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, is looking to hire an assistant to the lower school librarian and media technology specialist.  The full-time position includes the following responsibilities:
    Research and recommend appropriate literature to students to support a love of reading
    Research and recommend literature for teachers that supports curricular goals
    Collaborate with teachers to expand the classroom curriculum using read-alouds and other literature-based activities for students in grades PS-2, incorporating technology when applicable
    Organize, update, maintain and oversee the circulation of an extensive collection of materials; this includes processing new materials, setting up library displays, managing the IPad cart, and helping to inventory the collection
    Train and supervise library volunteers
    Participate in lower school events, such as Back to School night, Open Houses and other admissions events, as needed
    Supervise students in the library during early morning care each day, and provide coverage during lunch and recess, as needed
    Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School
    Position Requirements:
    Prior experience working with children in an elementary school setting
    A professional, friendly and supportive manner when working with all constituents
    An understanding and appreciation of the mission of Wilmington Friends School
    Fluency in technology, particularly as it relates to the use of the smartboard or Ipads with students in Pre-K-2.
    An interest in initiating and implementing a variety of programs that promote reading and the love of learning
    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to Linda Beard, Administrative Assistant to the Head of the Lower School, lbeard@wilmingtonfriends.org. Address the cover letter to Julie Rodowsky, Head of the Lower School.
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  • Director of Capital and Endowment Giving

    Director of Capital and Endowment Giving
    Full-year, full-time position (Exempt)
    Start date:  Sepetember 1st
    Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Director of Capital and Endowment Giving works to build and enhance relationships with all constituents for the purpose of increasing financial support to Wilmington Friends School. The Director of Capital and Endowment Giving is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major capital and planned gifts.  She/he/they will work with prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interest related to the school’s fundraising goals through the Annual Fund, Endowment, Capital, and Planned Giving Programs.
    Partner with the Director of Development to determine background, strategies, and action steps needed to identify and develop major donors.
    Manage a personal portfolio of approximately 150 leadership prospects and donors to ensure that timely steps are taken toward cultivation, solicitation, and closure.
    Develop and implement prospect-specific strategies for cultivating and soliciting major and planned giving gift prospects for programs and projects as set forth by the Board of Trustees.
    Make assessment calls, cultivate, solicit, provide recognition, and steward appropriately leadership and major gifts, with an emphasis on gifts at the $25,000+ level. Work with donors on multiple giving methods including current and deferred giving, non-cash gifts, and related tax implications.
    Build relationships with donors and coordinate solicitations as appropriate with the Head of School, Director of Development, or other key volunteers.
    Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of Wilmington Friends School’s educational and strategic programs in order to effectively articulate the School’s priorities and fundraising objectives to donors.
    Help to identify new avenues of foundational support and assist in the grant-writing process.
    Contribute to WFS Magazine, including generation of story ideas, conducting of interviews/research, and writing of articles intended to highlight philanthropy.
    Prepare and submit goals that contain specific timelines, projected results, and outcomes.
    Document all activity in the Raiser’s Edge database.
    Attend all appropriate Development and Major Gifts meetings.
    Help with set up/clean up and attend other school-related events, both local and regional, as appropriate.
    Work closely with the Alumni/Development staff to ensure appropriate coordination and communication.
    Develop agendas and lead regular campaign/prospect meetings.
    The position requires a bachelor’s degree and a candidate with strong interpersonal, oral & written communication, and computer skills.   Prior experience in successfully cultivating and securing major gifts is preferred, although Wilmington Friends School alumni are encouraged to apply. This person should have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and independent school culture is an asset.  Significant travel (50%) is required.

    Interested candidates are welcome to apply by submitting the following materials as separate PDFs via email to Ann Cole, Adm Assistant (acole@wilmingtonfriends.org). Please include "Director of Capital and Endowment Giving" in the email subject line.

    Cover letter expressing interest in this position (addressed to the Director of Development).
    Current résumé.
    List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each.
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  • Upper School Spanish Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to grade 12 Quaker, college preparatory day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, has an exciting employment opportunity for a part-time upper school Spanish teacher beginning in the fall of 2018.

    A highly qualified candidate is one who:

    Has strong coursework (graduate level preferred) in Spanish 
    Is highly fluent in the target languages
    Has experience teaching in an independent school
    Has experience working in an immersion classroom environment
    Is passionate about the language, grammar and writing and fosters this same enthusiasm in young scholars
    Is familiar with current research, trends, best practices and pedagogy
    Understands and loves working with high school aged students
    Is committed to and interested in working in a diverse, multicultural environment
    Is comfortable working with technology

    Specifically, the highly qualified candidate will be able to teach all levels of Spanish, grades 9-12.

    Wilmington Friends School is an International Baccalaureate world school and offers the Diploma Programme in grades 11th and 12th.  All teachers and departments are expected to participate in the preparation of our students for this international standard.

    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to Chrissy Weir, Administrative Assistant to the Head of the Upper School, cweir@wilmingtonfriends.org . Address the cover letter to Rebecca Zug, Head of the Upper School.
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  • 2018-19 Coaching Positions Available

    Wilmington Friends School has the following coaching positions available for the 2018-19 school year.
    Please contact Jeff Ransom (Athletic Director) jransom@wilmingtonfriends.org or Joe Thomson (Assistant Athletic Director) jthomson@wilmingtonfriends.org.

    Assistant varsity/head junior varsity field hockey
    Head 3rd team volleyball coach

    Middle School head boys' soccer coach
    Middle School assistant boys' soccer coach
    Middle School head field hockey coach
    Middle School assistant field hockey coach

    Asssistant varsity swim coach
    Assistant varsity wrestling coach
    Middle School assistant indoor track coach

    Middle School head girls' soccer coach
    Middle School assistant girls' soccer coach
    Middle School girls' lacrosse coach
    Middle School assistant tennis coach
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