Part-time/Benefit eligible, 20 hours per week, 10-12 months, $20 per hour
Sandy Spring Friends School seeks experienced drivers to operate a school bus transporting children in a safe and courteous manner to and from school, and on special trips. Candidates must be at least 25 years of age, be willing to work a 10-month split shift work schedule, and will be responsible for following an assigned route and schedule. Additional runs for field trips and summer hours may be available.
Sandy Spring offers paid holidays, paid inclement weather days, accrued sick and safe leave, and 403b retirement match after one year. Drivers are required to submit to a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and random screenings post employment.
Qualifications include: A high school diploma or equivalent; ability to read, write and speak English sufficiently to perform all of the duties of the position; basic technology skills in MS Office and other software applications; and a valid Maryland driver’s license is a must.
Required: (Sandy Spring Friends School will provide training for applicant to achieve certification(s) if necessary.)
Valid Maryland Commercial Driver’s License for School Bus (Class B, P-Passenger and S-School Bus Endorsements) and current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 49 CFR 391.41-391.49).
Must have valid First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.
Essential Physical Requirements: Bus driving requires sitting for long periods of time; moderate bending, squatting, kneeling, and twisting; using hands and feet to navigate controls; ability to drive after dark; and if necessary in an emergency, the ability to lift, push/pull, and carry children of various sizes. Also required is normal vision including distance, peripheral, and depth perception; normal visual color discrimination and normal hearing. It will also be necessary to navigate uneven pavement, slippery surfaces, and stairs.
Commitment to Diversity
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representative of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Frie...nds School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.