Friendship Public Charter School

Experiential Learning Coordinator

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School


Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually.  Our mission is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances and unparalleled success academically and socially. The Experiential Learning Coordinator will be an experienced educator with demonstrated academic and professional achievement in a related field. S/he will demonstrate and model the qualities of collaboration, energy, initiative, empathy, and flexibility. 

The Experiential Learning Coordinator designs experiences for scholars district-wide that focus on assisting them to develop broad, transferable skills for postsecondary education and for careers. S/he will work with all of theLeadership Teams and teachers to establish partnerships, create curricula, sustain structures, implement professional learning, and promote culture around Friendship’s approach to experiential learning.


Design curricula to connect students to their neighborhoods with curriculum-aligned activities relating to science, history, math, art, engineering, and writing, and to train teachers in outdoor learning.

Partner with faculty to enhance current offerings with outdoor componentsand experiential learning activities in the classroom.

Create outdoor education opportunities to broaden and deepen students’ experience of science and service learning, establishing connections with local, aligned organizations that will increase student participation, appreciation, and understanding of earth sciences and related fields

Empower teachers to create more exciting, engaging, and effective student-driven learning experiences, using outdoor spaces as real-world instructional tools.

Collaborate with PK-12 faculty to create a place-based curriculum for the school year and summer for extended learning programs and school day classrooms that includes, and enhances, current offerings throughout the school


Bachelor's Degree preferred in Education, Youth Development, Early Childhood Education or related discipline.
Demonstrated successful outdoor education experience
Experience in leading effective and safe outdoor education programs in a wide variety of settings to a wide variety of ages.
Experience working with school age children.
Administrative and/or supervisory experience working in a school or educational setting.
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate people.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.

*Effective November 1, 2021, all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial school in the District of Columbia, and all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a child care facility regulated by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, shall have received a full course of a vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of this Order.”


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