Careers At Sidwell Friends School

Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Sidwell Friends. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.

Assistant Football Coach

Department: Athletics and Physical Education
Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: Fall 2024
Status: Part-Time/Seasonal

Sidwell Friends, a co-educational, PK-12 Quaker day school, seeks part-time seasonal Assistant Football Coaches for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications are being accepted for the following positions: Linebackers Coach, Defensive Backs Coach, and Wide Receivers Coach.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Representing Sidwell Friends and the Football Program professionally in all aspects, including during the recruitment of Sidwell scholars, training, and coaching—model nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Managing all facets of the football program, including assisting in organizing and running practices, developing and implementing effective game strategies, and recruiting highly successful student-athletes.
  • Abiding by the SFS, Independent School League, Mid-Atlantic Conference, and District of Columbia State Athletic Association rules and regulations.
  • Maintaining a high standard of integrity in all aspects of team management that fosters a culture that promotes the School’s Quaker values and the student’s academic experience and intentionally integrates the School’s core values as the framework for which to coach and build athletic programs. A thoughtful approach and desire to constantly improve and innovative thinking are essential to the success of this role.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of successful coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level and/or in a strong youth football setting. Collegiate playing experience is also preferred. Those with adequate experience may also be considered for the position of Special Teams Coordinator.
  • Demonstrate a passion for player development, strong leadership skills, and the ability to effectively engage with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge and ties to the football community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, which is highly desirable, as is proven experience in recruiting for highly selective institutions.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will complete and clear a background and fingerprint screening before the first day of work. Upon hire, they will obtain CPR Certification, First Aid training, Bus training, and other requirements immediately, upon hire.


  • Stipend $10,000-$12,840. Stipend will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

To Apply

To be considered, qualified candidates must upload a cover letter, resume, and three references through our online application system (ClearCo). To learn more about our school, please visit

Diversity Statement

Sidwell Friends School affirms the centrality of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of academic and campus life. Honoring a multiplicity of voices, we celebrate shared joys and address tensions productively. Together, we are guided by Quaker testimonies and seek to answer the question, “How do we nurture a sense of belonging in our community and demonstrate our commitment to a just world.”

Sidwell Friends School 
Human Resources Department 
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016

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