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 History Teacher

The Upper School History Department has an opening for a full-time teacher. The successful candidate will teach four sections of history, including 9th and/or 10th grade World History and semester-long electives on specific topics in World History or Global Studies. The position involves two but possibly three preps. As a full-time faculty member he/she will serve as an advisor for 8-10 students and support a co-curricular activity by coaching a sport or advising a major school activity. All faculty members are expected to support activities and events that contribute to the life of the school and to attend departmental, divisional and all-school staff meetings.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in history is required, a graduate degree is preferred with a focus on world regions other than Europe or the U.S. We are looking for candidates with at least three to five years of successful high school teaching experience as well as a background and interest in teaching research and writing to students in high school.

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

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