Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

Employment Opportunities

Interested applicants should send a resume with references and a cover letter to the attention of the Dean of Faculty at recruitment@fa.org. No fax or paper applications will be accepted. Please put the position title in the subject line of the email.

Upper School Science Teacher

This is a full time position in the Upper School teaching chemistry and biology. A successful candidate will teach four sections of science which may involve up to three preps and include teaching semester long electives. As a full time faculty member, this position also includes serving as an advisor for 8-10 students and supporting a co-curricular activity such as coaching a sport or advising a major school activity. Support of activities that contribute to the life of the school and attendance at all-school faculty meetings, events, back to school nights, department and divisional meetings is expected of all faculty.

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in chemistry or biology is required, a graduate degree in science education is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in project based teaching and learning, science research programs and a capacity and interest in building connections for our students with local institutions. Successful high teaching experience of at least three to five years is desired. Experience in independent schools with students in this age group is also important.

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

We are looking for an 8th grade social studies teacher. The 8th grade position is primarily an American history position. The social studies position involves teaching four sections of the course and serving as an advisor to a group of about 10 students. In addition, all full time positions require faculty to support two seasons of a sport or the equivalent. Support of activities that contribute to the life of the school and attendance at all-school faculty meetings, events, back to school nights, department and divisional meetings is expected of all faculty.

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in history is required, a graduate degree is preferred. We are looking for candidates with at least three to five years of successful independent school teaching experience as well as a background and interest in teaching research and writing to students in middle school.

Kumar Wang Learning Commons Assistant

Description: This is a 10 month part-time staff position, 25 hours per week, in the Kumar Wang Learning Commons at Friends Academy. This position is for an energetic, tech-savvy self-starter with a positive attitude who enjoys working with adolescents. The activities of this position include managing the circulation desk, supervising large groups of students, providing tech support to students and faculty, and running reports. This position also involves playing an active role in the creation of attractive displays of library material around specific themes over the course of the year.

Requirements: A BS or BA degree is required; graduate library students are encouraged to apply. Experience working with students in grades 6-12 in an independent school environment or public library is preferred. The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills and be a team player who is willing and capable of managing student behavior in a busy library.

A technical proficiency is required to check out materials for use through Follett Destiny library system, help patrons access library services like printing and electronic databases, and utilize Google Apps for Education. Additional experience with digital media design (Photoshop, video editing, etc.) is preferred.

All candidates for this position should apply directly by submitting a resume, cover letter and three references to Recruitment@fa.org. No paper applications will be accepted.

Position: Kumar Wang Learning Commons Assistant

  • PT Library Assistant position in KW Library
  • Manage circ desk, student supervision, create displays, research support for faculty and students
  • BA or BS required, grad students in Library Science encouraged to apply
  • Send resume to: Recruitment@fa.org

K-12 Music Teacher

We are looking to fill an open position teaching vocal music across three divisions as well as supporting the instrumental music program. As a member of the Music department, the successful candidate will also support the theater and musical productions and work with grade level teams on curriculum integration as well as community building and community service activities. We are looking for someone to who is engaging and innovative and will work to integrate the latest brain research in our philosophy and methods as we revision a lower school curriculum that emphasizes 21st century skills.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in Music or Music Education is required, an advanced degree is preferred. Three to five years of experience in independent schools as well as experience working with students in grades K-12 is important. We are interested in a creative, well organized candidate with a strong background in curriculum integration. Experience with musical theater, vocal ensembles and song writing is a plus for this position. Incorporating technology into the classroom as well as the use of current best practices in art education are also important qualities for this position. Personal qualities for this position also include strong interpersonal skills, patience, energy and an interest in planning strategically to create a dynamic visual art experience for our children.


Maintenance Worker

This is a full time position in the Department of Buildings and Grounds. The successful candidate has expertise in carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, electrical, and other building maintenance tasks. Ability to remove snow and ice by shoveling, plowing, and sanding walkways and parking lots is required in this position. It is also expected that the worker be proactive in maintenance work to ensure that all students, staff, and the community are provided a safe, attractive, clean, and healthy environment for learning and work.
We are looking for motivated applicants who display a cooperative and pleasant attitude at all times are willing to serve as a role model for students and staff in demonstrating positive attitudes, appropriate attire and grooming, and an effective work ethic. Applicants must demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Maintenance Worker shall have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent; hold and maintain a valid driver’s license for the type of equipment to be driven, with no serious violations; demonstrate knowledge, a minimum of five years of experience, and proficiency in several areas of maintenance (e.g., plumbing, painting, carpentry, masonry/concrete/tile, window glazing, electrical, mechanical, HVAC systems, roof repair, plastering/spackling, furniture repair, and small engine repair). A successful candidate will have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative;exhibit a personality that demonstrates interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary.

Please submit a resume with three references to: Recruitment@fa.org. We do not accept paper applications.

Substitute Teacher (All Divisions)

In each division, there is an occasional need for daily substitute teachers. Additional substitutes are always needed.
Qualifications: A BA degree and experience teaching students in one or more divisions: Lower School, Middle School, Upper School. Teaching and or Assistant Teaching experience in independent schools is preferred. Strong organizational and communication skills as well as a love for working with children or young adults is required.

Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are open for the 2016-17 school year:

  • Crew - Head Coach
  • Girls JV Lacrosse Head Coach
  • Girls JV Lacrosse Asst. Coach
  • Two Assistant Track coaches

Little Friends Part Time Assistant Teacher & Subs

There are two opportunities in the Infant (age 3 months to 18 months) Room. One part time position runs from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm and the other runs from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A successful candidate will have experience with young children in this age group, be responsible, caring and willing to take initiative. We are looking for an energetic team player and good communicator. The assistant works with the Head Teacher and supports him/her in all aspects of the work with our infants. CDA is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will begin work the first week of September.

Contact Vicky Schultz: Victoria_schultz@fa.org

Part Time Receptionist & Admissions Office Support

Job Description: This is a part time, ten month position that involves answering and directing calls and questions; daily mail distribution and processing of outgoing mail; and handling deliveries for all constituents of the school. It also involves welcoming all visitors to the school and maintaining an orderly and attractive reception area. In addition to the responsibilities as receptionist, this position includes processing Admissions on-line inquiries and applications from families interested in learning more about Friends Academy. The receptionist is also expected to assist the Admissions office in preparing mailings, appointment confirmations, photocopying, filing, ordering and various other clerical tasks.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have experience in school settings, preferably independent schools and extensive knowledge of data systems. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a multiple of apps for the iPad and iPhone are expected. We are looking for a friendly, detail-oriented candidate who enjoys welcoming visitors, answering questions about the school and possesses a positive, outgoing attitude. We have strong preference for a bilingual candidates. A successful applicant understands children of all ages and is sensitive to unique parent/child relationships and demonstrates strong communication skills and an ability to work in fast-paced consumer respected environment.

Please submit a resume with three references to: Recruitment@fa.org. We do not accept paper applications.