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, unless otherwise indicated. No fax or paper applications will be accepted. Please put the position title in the subject line of the email.

Upper School Science Teacher

Upper School Science

This is a full-time position in the Upper School teaching chemistry and another core science, likely physics. 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 physics 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 capacity and interest in building connections for our students with local institutions.  Successful high school teaching experience of at least three to five years is desired. Experience in independent schools with students in this age group is also important.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to recruitment@fa.org.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.

Upper School Chinese Teacher

This is a full-time teaching position in the Upper School teaching four sections of Chinese.  The successful candidate is fluent in Chinese and has experience teaching a full range of classes at the introductory level as well as the most advanced classes, including AP classes.  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 Chinese and/or an applicable academic discipline, including in education, is required.  Successful teaching experience of at least three to five years in an independent school setting or a comparable academic environment is desired. 

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to recruitment@fa.org.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.

Upper School English Teacher

The Upper School English Department has an opening for a full-time teacher. The successful candidate will teach four sections of 9th grade, 10th grade or 11th grade English. 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 English is required, and a graduate degree in either Global Literature, English Literature or Education is preferred. 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 transitioning from middle school to high school. Humanities experience a plus.


Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to recruitment@fa.org

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.

Early Childhood Teacher

Under the supervision of the Lower School Principal, the Early Childhood Teacher will support the planning and operations of the Early Childhood Program for the students in their first year (age 3) including scheduling, communication with parents, evaluation of students as well as executing developmentally appropriate, 21st-century skills-based curriculum.  The teacher will also implement and coordinate special projects as directed by the Early Childhood Director.

A successful candidate will support the school’s behavior management system and plan for the social-emotional growth of the students. He/she will act as a partner with the other ECH teachers and parents to promote and develop the social, academic and emotional development of the young children.

In addition, the teacher will:

  • Enhance and further develop a multi-cultural curriculum

  • Support and provide daily instruction

  • Support the development of student goals

  • Provide feedback and write student progress reports

  • Collaborate with the lower school faculty and principal to ensure consistent and quality services are provided to all 

  • Participate in the Early Childhood teachers meetings

  • Work closely with admissions and participate in procedures to guide student admissions and retention 

  • Guide student transition into elementary school

  • Be aware of current early childhood research through professional periodicals, professional development, and participation in conferences

 

Qualifications:

A successful candidate will have a BA degree with an emphasis in early childhood development or early childhood education.  An M.A. is preferred, or a combination of related work experience and education. Three to five years of experience in teaching preferably in independent schools.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.  A demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member on a team.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to recruitment@fa.org.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

The Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant is a member of the Early Childhood team and works with the team to support the operations of the early childhood mixed-age program and the delivery of a developmentally appropriate, 21st century skill-based curriculum.  The Teacher’s Assistant supports special projects and activities.  The Teacher’s Assistant also supports the school’s behavior management system and partners with the teachers and parents to promote and develop the social, academic and emotional development of the young children.

In addition, the Teacher’s Assistant will:

  • Provide clerical and instructional support to the team; set up and prepare materials for instruction

  • Support and assist children in learning by providing students with individualized attention

  • Provide regular feedback on student progress and behavior to Lead Teacher

  • Participate in the Early Childhood teachers’ meetings

  • Be aware of current early childhood research through professional periodicals, professional development, and participation in conferences

While the Teacher’s Assistant works with and is supervised by the Lead Teacher and Director, he/she is directly responsible to the Director of Lower School.

Qualifications:

A BS or BA degree in Childhood Education is preferred.  Experience working with students in an independent school setting is helpful.  An energetic team player with effective oral and written communication skills.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to recruitment@fa.org.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.

School Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are seeking a part-time mental health practitioner to serve Friend’s Academy Preschool and Lower School (PreK Threes to 5th Grade).  As a valuable member of the Student Success Team, the School Counselor works collaboratively with our K-12 Counselor, Director of Student Affairs, parents, teachers, and administrators to promote the cognitive, social, behavioral, and emotional development of all students.  Areas of responsibility include consultation, assessment, evaluation, counseling, intervention, and instruction.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a critical member of the division’s Student Success Team
  • Provide consultation services as requested by school personnel, parents/guardians, and school administrators to support the development and well-being of students
  • Interpret psychological and educational evaluations
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling, behavior modification techniques, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution services
  • Serve as a liaison between school personnel and related service providers
  • Create and maintain thorough and timely reports, data, and other related records
  • Function as a case manager for all referred students
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Division Head, Assistant Head, and Head of School  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work or Mental Health Counseling;  PhD strongly preferred
  • New York State licensure or certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively
  • Deep knowledge of child development, learning differences, resources, and current trends in the field
  • Child-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative
  • Working knowledge of the Department of Education and social service agencies for the procurement of needed student services  

POSITION TYPE:  Part-time;  25-30 hours WORK YEAR:  Teacher schedule, 10 months

WORK HOURS:  Teacher work day plus evenings and other times needed to accommodate parent meetings, workshops, and special responsibilities.  

I​nterested candidates should apply by sending an email including a cover letter, resume and three references to ​recruitment@fa.org​.  In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned about the position.

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; an advanced degree is preferred.
  •  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 2018-19 school year:

  • Head Crew Coach
  • Head JV Girls Lacrosse Coach
  • 2 Assistant Varsity Spring Track Coaches
  • Girls MS Softball Coach

Summer Pre-Institute Instructor

Friends Academy is seeking engaging, talented, and passionate educators to join our Pre-Summer Institute as an Instructor. Instructors teach one-week (Monday through Friday) interactive courses daily for the following:

Week 1: June 17th - June 21st

Week 2 June 24th- June 28th

Must be available 8:45am-4:00pm

Instructors design their own interactive curriculum based on their expertise and interest. Courses should have a hands-on focus and engage students. We prefer courses that expose our students to topics that they do not traditionally have access during the school year.

EXPECTATIONS
·       Teach two (2) workshops a day week for one week.
·       Operate at the intersection of love and rigor
·       Can create a brave space and build community within the classroom
·       Is an experienced youth worker and/or teaching artist, can set high expectations for students, can make material relevant and engaging.
·       Is committed to effective communication, and working collaboratively

The following documents are required in order to be considered for this position:
·       Resume
·       Cover letter
·       Session Proposal : Please upload a one-page proposal for the course you are interested in teaching. It should include a description of the course including whether you would identify it as creative or academic (You do not need to describe each class, but please show the direction of the course and the topics you expect to cover)

Workshop Examples:

Business and Entrepreneurship

Psychology and Pop Culture

Feminism in the Beyonce Era

Batman is Lawful Good

Introduction to Improv Comedy

Debugging the Media: A look at bugs in US pop culture

Why computers make so many billionaires 

Please submit the required documents to: carline_folkes@fa.org – Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

** The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 29th**

Little Friends Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers for Little Friends Infant & Toddler Program for Monday-Friday needed. Childcare experience preferred.

Little Friends Infant Room Assistant Teacher (Part-time)

Friends Academy a Quaker independent day school located on the north shore of Long Island is seeking an Infant Room Assistant Teacher for the Little Friends-Infant & Toddler Program. Candidates must be dedicated, patient and enjoy working with children ages 6 weeks to 18 months and will possess a good work ethic with strong professional references. This is a great opportunity to work in a vibrant, beautiful school setting! Education in early childhood and previous experience working with infants in a classroom setting is preferred. This is a part-time position will work from 12-5:00 pm daily, 20-25 hours per week. Visit us on the web www.fa.org

A cover letter must accompany a resume.  Please send resumes directly to Karen_Galvin@fa.org