Key School
Annapolis, MD
Grades PS - 12 with 660 students

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Key School seeks a Student Leadership Coordinator in our Middle and Upper Schools for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The Student Leadership Coordinator works with faculty, staff and Middle and Upper School students to develop and support leadership opportunities.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are paramount, as is the ability to collaborate effectively with both students and faculty.  The Student Leadership Coordinator is supervised by Division Heads at each level and works closely with the Director of Outdoor Education.  This is a full-time, 10-month position.
  • Activities Program: Plan and execute weekly student club meetings across both Divisions
  • Student Forum: Oversee and support the Forum groups in both Divisions.  Student Forum is made up of representatives from each grade-level and promotes initiatives that come from the student body
  • Outdoor Education: plan and lead Outdoor Education trips, along with the School’s Outdoor Education Director, throughout the calendar year; partner with the Outdoor Department on trip prep (gear/packing/etc.) and work with student-led components of trip experiences; lead or co-lead the School’s Trips Committee, which focuses on risk management and mission alignment
  • Events: Plan and support the student body with events such as Homecoming, Zag Bowl, Corn Hole Championship, Fall Field Games, Prom, Wellness Day, Career Day, and any Middle School socials or dances
  • Advisory Program/Life Skills: Work with Middle School Life Skills Coordinators to support the Advisory program in Middle School.  Plan the Upper School Advisory Program with support from the Grade Advisor Team and the School Counselor
  • Community Service: Oversee student community service initiatives and teach a community service class each semester in the Upper School

Ideal Characteristics

  • Commitment to Key School’s values
  • Genuine appreciation for and experience supporting and mentoring student leaders 
  • Proven self-starter and proactive leader
  • Knowledge of cultural competencies, strong emotional intelligence, and the ability to build relationships with all school constituency groups
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with, teach and lead collaborative teams
  • Experience leading groups of faculty and students on overnight outdoor trips 


  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Two to three years of experience working directly with students 
  • First Aid/Wilderness First Aid (preferred)
  • Wilderness First Responder- we pay for and provide the training within the first year of employment

Work Schedule/Travel

  • as many as 45 day/nights of travel with students per year away from campus
  • occasional business and school functions that will require your presence to work flexible hours, including nights and/or weekends and travel outside of Annapolis
Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory program on its picturesque 15-acre campus 4 miles from downtown Annapolis.  Key School is a dynamic, tight-knit community deeply committed to ensuring students are supported and challenged to excel educationally and personally and be confident, courageous, critical thinkers prepared to engage with the world.  Our Community is as diverse as it is warm and welcoming. 

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