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.

Physical Education and Health Teacher

This is a full-time position as physical education and health teacher serving all three divisions of the school. Experience and background in curriculum in both areas is of particular interest. A successful candidate will also serve as an academic advisor in the Upper School and coach both in the Middle and Upper School. The coaching needs vary year to year but demonstrated leadership and experience in the following sports is of interest for the coming year: JV or Varsity Basketball, Soccer and/or Lacrosse. This position also involves supervision in the locker room, at athletic contests, as well as departmental responsibilities assigned by the Athletic Director.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science and/or Health is required. A Masters degree is preferred. Three to five years teaching and coaching in an independent school setting is desired as well as experience working in three division school.

Part-Time Upper School Spanish Teacher

The Upper School World Languages and Cultures Department has an opening for a part-time Spanish teacher. The successful candidate will teach one section of Spanish.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in Spanish is required, and a graduate degree in either Language Education or Spanish Language and Literature is preferred. We are looking for innovative candidates who are fluent in both Spanish and English and have experience living in a Spanish speaking country. A successful candidate will have at least three to five years of successful independent high school teaching experience.

Part-Time Upper School Science Lab Assistant

This is a part-time position in the Upper School Science Department and involves supporting the lab work of the faculty in terms of organization, preparation and clean up of lab spaces and materials. The successful candidate will work 15-20 hours per week over the course of three or four days. In addition to lab set up, this position also includes general organization in the department including displays, equipment, inventory and ordering of supplies. If time allows, he/she will also support the faculty in the department by finding resources for labs and activities, organizing prep rooms and helping to create interactive displays.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in science or be in the process of earning such a degree. He/she will be organized and responsible, detail oriented and have a positive disposition.

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

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
  • Head JV Tennis Coach

Little Friends Part-Time Assistant Teacher & Subs

There are three opportunities:

Infant Room (age 3 months to 18 months)

  • Morning Assistant - 7:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Afternoon Assistant - Roughly 4 to 5 hours

Pre-Nursery/Toddler Room (age 18 months to 2+ years)

  • Afternoon Teacher - 3 to 5 p.m.

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 Lower School Learning Specialist

The Part Time Lower School Learning Specialist works in the classrooms co-teaching literacy lessons as well as working with children in small reading and writing groups in grades 3-5. The Learning Specialist provides specially designed instruction to assist students in the acquisition of skills and knowledge. S/he supports and consults with classroom teachers in support of students with learning concerns. The specialist will participate on the Academic Concerns Team that supports overall student academic progress in the upper school. Utilizing researched based knowledge, the Learning Specialist, will work with teachers and LS Principal to provide leadership and expertise in lower school literacy.

Activities associated with this role also include working with grades 3-5 in the classroom with teachers/small groups of children; working with individual/small groups of special needs students.

Qualifications:
An undergraduate degree in reading, literacy, psychology or special education is required for this position; a Master’s degree is preferred. Three to five years of experience working with students of this age group in an independent school is desired. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to use formal and informal assessments to diagnose and monitor student progress and achievement of the instructional objectives.