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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.

Technology Support Specialist

Friends Academy is looking for a full-time (12 month) Technology Support Specialist. The position is that of primary tech support to classrooms, teachers, students and staff.

Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Facility and comfort working independently and collaboratively
  • Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1+ years experience in educational technology
  • Strong knowledge of application software
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Windows, Mac OS, and Chrome OS support
  • Interactive Whiteboards and Smart Notebook support

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.

Leave Replacement for Director of Alumni Relations

The Director of Alumni Relations works with the Director of Development and other Development Office personnel on programs and tasks involving annual fund solicitation, alumni relations and other fundraising activities to meet established fundraising goals. He/she helps plan, organize, and carry out alumni centered programs, events, and activities and serves as a development office representative at school functions. His/her responsibilities include mailings, volunteer support, communications with vendors, invitations, responses and reservations and data base tracking of pertinent alumni information. Other direct involvement includes class alumni networking initiatives and serving as key liaison with the Alumni Association Board. A successful candidate serves the Communications office with specific alumni related communication including class notes, class profile identification and outreach to alumni via social media. This is a three month leave replacement position that runs from February through April, 2018. He/she reports to the Director of Development. Additional responsibilities include occasional evening and weekend commitments and other duties as identified by the Director of Development.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant field. He/she has direct experience in a non-profit or independent school setting preferred; prior development or alumni relations experience is preferred. A Friends Academy alumnus is highly desirable for this position. We seek candidates with exceptional organizational, analytical, tech and communications skills. In addition, knowledge in relational database is preferred; specific experience with Senior Systems is a plus.

Submit a letter of interest, a resume and three references to: Recruitment@fa.org

No paper or in person applications will be accepted. Position is open until filled.

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:

  • Head Girls JV Tennis Coach
  • Head Boys JV Basketball Coach
  • Middle School Boys Basketball Coach
  • Middle School Girls Basketball Coach
  • Head Cheerleading 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.