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.

Swimming & Diving Head Coach

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

Sidwell Friends School, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks a part-time seasonal Swimming & Diving Head Coach for the Washington, D.C. campus. Leading with Sidwell Friends School (SFS) values, the Swimming & Diving Head Coach reports to the Athletics Director and is responsible for initiating various aspects of the Volleyball Program, such as recruiting Sidwell athletes, scheduling opponents, training and coaching the Varsity team, training and coaching student-athletes, participating in the selection and evaluation process for seasonal assistant coaches, participating in professional development activities that add value to their coaching performance, attending mandatory meetings, other training, and SFS community programming.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Represent Sidwell Friends and the Swimming & Diving Program professionally in all aspects, including during the recruitment of Sidwell scholars, training, and coaching the Swimming & Diving Program members—model nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Coordinate the development and promotion of the Swimming & Diving Program, assess players’ skills and assign team positions, determine game strategy based on the team’s capabilities, and follow established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
  • Organize and schedule practice sessions; organize and direct individual and small group practice activities/exercises.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct a preseason meeting with all student-athletes and parents before the first official game.
  • Maintain and secure all Swimming & Diving equipment and uniforms.
  • Abide by SFS, Independent School League, Mid-Atlantic Conference, and District of Columbia State Athletic Association rules and regulations.
  • Maintain 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 to coach and build athletic programs. A thoughtful approach, a desire to constantly improve, and innovative thinking are essential to the success of this role.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 year’s experience as an assistant or head Swimming & Diving coach at the middle and high school levels.
  • Demonstrate effective coaching skills and techniques, and be knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students.
  • Available to work nights and weekends.
  • 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.

The Duration of this role is 2 months


  • 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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