Working at Sidwell Friends

Why Sidwell Friends?

A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.

Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.

For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.

Positions are posted on this page as they become available. All applicants must apply through our online system and complete an employment application. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references should also be uploaded.

Employee Benefits

The Sidwell Friends benefits package supports employees through life’s many stages with a combination of traditional and innovative benefits. The offerings include comprehensive health insurance options, generous retirement plans, assistance with home ownership, on-site childcare, and access to fun and educational wellness programs. Sidwell Friends strongly believes that fully understanding employees’ needs helps the School recruit, motivate, and retain outstanding employees.

All full-time employees, part-time faculty working a minimum of 0.5 FTE, and part-time staff employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week, for a full contract year, are considered benefits eligible. Our benefits offerings include the following:

  • Medical Insurance: PPO & HMO options, as well as high-deductible plans that include a health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with generous School matching contribution
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Transportation benefits
  • On-site Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Discounted summer camp programs
  • Employee loan programs
  • Wellness program offerings including chair massage, barometric screenings, boot camp, and yoga
  • Employee education/professional development grants
  • Reduced facility rentals
  • Use of School library and gymnasium
  • Free lunch
  • Free parking
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I have loved my time here at Sidwell Friends School as both a teacher and a parent. The students are excited to learn, curious about the world, are truly interested in making this planet a better place, and are FUN! – Middle School Teacher

Equal Opportunity Statement

Sidwell Friends School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), personal appearance, genetic information, economic background, political affiliation, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Sidwell Friends School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the School operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Sidwell Friends School expressly prohibits any unlawful form of employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), personal appearance, genetic information, economic background, political affiliation, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Improper interference with the ability of Sidwell Friends School employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.