Working at Olney Friends School

Thank you for your interest in employment at Olney Friends School. We welcome letters of interest and resumes year-round, and we keep applications on file for consideration in filling current and future job openings. Please send your credentials to

Employment at Olney most often consists of a primary job and a variable selection of other jobs that round out full employment at the school, on the basis of interest, skills, and needs of the school. These ancillary jobs may include:

– Teaching some classes

– Being a rotating dorm sponsor

– Leading a sport or art class

– Assisting in the kitchen, farm, and/or building and grounds

– Being a student advisor

– Being a class sponsor

– Covering periodic evening and weekend duty

– Participating in weekly faculty meeting, community meeting, and meeting for worship

– Participating in weekday morning Collection, family-style lunch, and special events

– Helping out with special school events such as Homecoming, open houses, and Commencement

All employees at Olney Friends School must pass a back-ground check and complete an application form as conditions of employment. Additionally, all faculty members must become certified in first aid and CPR and become mandatory abuser reporters. If eligible, all faculty are asked to become certified to drive school vehicles with students.

Olney Friends School is a highly collaborative work environment that relies heavily on group process and the inclusion of students as much in possible in decision-making and the accomplishment of tasks. Great emphasis is placed on the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.

If you are interested in applying for any position, please send a cover letter and resume to

 Current Job Openings

Multiple Faculty Opportunities

Olney Friends School seeks to fill multiple faculty positions for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Olney is an ISACS accredited, progressive, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 9 – 12, located in Barnesville, Ohio. We are also members of the Friends Council on Education (FCE) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

About Olney:

Olney Friends School is a unique educational institution that leaves a deep and lasting impression on students, alumni, and community. Our 350 acre farm provides much more than the organic food that is served at meals; it provides the basis for exploring the questions “What is knowledge?” and “What is my place in a globalized world?” Global stewardship and environmental sustainability are woven throughout the Olney experience, from the integration of practical farming into the curriculum.

Characteristics of Olney:

  • Solid college prep academic program
  • Inquiry-based academics
  • Faculty who encourage and support teens in their academic pursuits, respect them for their ideas, and challenge them as they would an adult
  • Accepting, nurturing, supportive community
  • Acts in accordance with its Quaker values


  • Find themselves, grow into who they will be
  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Consolidate their identity
  • Are active learners, inquisitive, critical thinkers
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Self-launch, are motivated
  • Accept and celebrate others with different cultures, identities, and beliefs

Olney takes pride in its 180-year history. Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends, the school’s values are Quaker in nature: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and environmental stewardship. Olney attracts students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Position Opportunities:

Olney Friends School is seeking talented educators who have a passion for trans-disciplinary education. The ideal candidates will be self-starters who have the desire and drive to mold our agricultural science and STEAM programs in a way that challenges our students and integrates with our mission and values.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields: any of the STEAM fields, education, agriculture, and music
  • Have the ability to teach across the curriculum with a particular focus on place-based and problem-based learning
  •  A style of teaching and leadership that builds trust, respect, a collaborative work environment, and a sense of community
  • Skills in, but not limited to, the following areas: classroom management, verbal and written communication, conflict resolution, presentation skills, objectivity, and confidentiality
  • Willingness to live on campus or in the surrounding area no later than August 2019

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialty in any of the following fields: environmental sustainability, foreign languages, athletics, and/or outdoor education
  • Ability to performa variable selection of other duties such as being a dorm parent, being a student advisor, acting as a class or outdoor education sponsor, covering periodic evening and weekend duty, and participating in various meetings and special events



How to Apply:

All employees at Olney Friends School must pass a background check and complete an application form as conditions of employment. Additionally, all faculty members must become certified in first aid and CPR and become mandatory abuser reporters. If eligible, all faculty are asked to become certified to drive school vehicles with students.

We are eager to discuss these exciting positions with anyone who is interested in exploring this opportunity. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to

School Nurse

Olney Friends School (OFS), a college prep boarding school with a diverse population of 9-12 grade students, invites applications for the position of School Nurse beginning in August 2018.

Olney takes a developmental approach to adolescent primary care. Health services at OFS include monitoring students’ daily health needs and administering medications, covering athletic events, coordinating emergency care, and transporting students to off-campus appointments through our established health professional referral network. Olney has a three-bed infirmary and a collaborative health services team that includes the School Nurse, School Counselor, Dean of Students, and Office Manager.

The School Nurse is a 36-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Dean of Students. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews student health forms required annually and for admission;
  • Provides primary care to OFS students throughout the academic year;
  • Communicates with parents about student health issues, as needed and in compliance with HIPAA and other applicable regulations;
  • Identifies needs, schedules appointments, and drives students to local medical care providers;
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of complete, accurate, and timely electronic medical records;
  • Coordinates medical team meetings and works in collaboration with other dorm staff members and the school counselor;
  • Maintains, evaluates, and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students;
  • Prioritizes preventive services, including school-wide initiatives;
  • Consults with and supports the administration in identifying and implementing school-wide policies related to student health;
  • Ensures first-aid bags are prepared with appropriate supplies and medications for trips;
  • Evaluates and maintains adequate supplies in the nursing office and infirmary;
  • Shares on-call responsibilities in the dorm.


Required Education and Experience:  

  • RN or BSN with current license in the state of Ohio
  • Be able to prioritize and provide professional nursing care
  • Experience in a secondary school setting a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; 
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Have the ability to make independent judgments
  • Attention to detail

Olney Friends School is a 501(c)(3) and an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.