Germantown Friends School, a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving 900 students in grades K-12, currently seeks an ASPire Program Coordinator for students in grades K-5.

Summary: The successful applicant is someone who enjoys talking to, playing with, and planning creative and engaging theme-related programming for curious, active, thoughtful children during the hours between dismissal and pick up. The ideal applicant also is interested in working with committed colleagues on the design and implementation of fun, enriching, and play-oriented art and science projects, cooking activities, outdoor games, and much more.

Additionally, the successful applicant will assist in the preparations for and the orchestration of single-day Special Programs, which take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Conference, Report Writing, and In-Service Days, as well as two Vacation Camps, which take place during spring break and during the last two weeks of August.

Characteristics: The ideal applicant is creative, enthusiastic, energetic, compassionate, patient, and adaptable. He or she also is someone whom others might describe as a “kid person.” The successful applicant must also have experience working with children between the ages of five and ten years old, and he or she must also be willing and able to stand on playgrounds, use Google Docs and Sheets, and lift/carry boxes or shopping bags that may weigh as much as 20 pounds.

Hours: Flexible between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, 1 - 5 days a week.

Start Date: ASAP

Contact Information: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Candi Root, Associate Director of Auxiliary Programming, at [email protected]

About Our School Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving 900 students in grades K-12.  Located in an historic urban neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.  We are a college preparatory school offering rich academic and arts programs, along with mandatory sport participation and daily physical education for grades K-8.  We actively work to build an inclusive multicultural school community and provide national leadership in diversity among independent schools. For more information about the school, please visit our website at

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status.   People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.