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.

Middle School Principal

Summary of responsibilities:  

Friends Academy is seeking a confident, compassionate, and courageous Middle School Principal effective July 1, 2019. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team and the faculty and staff, articulate and implement a strong vision aligned with the Mission of Friends Academy and connected to the school’s Strategic Planning priorities.
  • Partner with the teachers and support staff to ensure that the Middle School’s program and culture are optimally supportive of the physiological, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional needs of adolescents.
  • Support the strong sense of community among the teachers, parents, and students rooted in Quaker values.
  • Cultivate a culture of high standards and accountability for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Support and guide the faculty as they work collaboratively to build and pilot signature programming supportive of authentic learning.
  • Supervise and support grade level teams and curricular leaders to ensure timely support and communication to and with students and parents/guardians.
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team in working to implement strategic priorities.
  • Provide appropriate responses and actions, when needed, to faculty, student and parental concerns.
  • Represent Friends Academy as a member of the Leadership Team to faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and community partners.

 Qualifications:

In concert with the Leadership Team, the next Middle School Principal will be an experienced leader and change agent who will be responsible for inspiring the Middle School community toward the realization and implementation of a strong vision and goals. The ideal candidate will have a background that demonstrates most, if not all, of the following:

  • Ability to articulate the vision of Friends Academy and to inspire the middle school faculty in implementing that vision.
  • Proactive, timely and effective communication skills with all stakeholder groups including parents, students, faculty and community partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading change and innovation within a school context.
  • A warm, compassionate approach to the middle school child and an understanding of the many facets of her/his journey.
  • A leadership approach that includes deep listening of many voices and an ability to make decisions when needed.
  •  Teaching and administrative experience at the middle school level.
  • A sense of humor, a strong sense of self, and a deep love for the middle school child.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.

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 federal protected classification.

Lower School Principal

Summary of responsibilities:  

Friends Academy is seeking a confident, compassionate, and courageous Lower School Principal effective

July 1, 2019. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team and the faculty and staff, articulate and implement a strong vision aligned with the Mission of Friends Academy and connected to the school’s Strategic Planning priorities.
  • Partner with the teachers and support staff to ensure that the Lower School’s program and culture are optimally supportive of the physiological, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional needs of young children.
  • Support the strong sense of community among the teachers, parents, and students rooted in Quaker values.
  • Cultivate a culture of high standards and accountability for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Support and guide the faculty as they work collaboratively to carry out the goals of the Strategic Plan
  • Supervise and support grade level teams and curricular leaders to ensure timely support and communication to and with students and parents/guardians.
  • Represent Friends Academy as a member of the Leadership Team to faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and community partners.

 Qualifications:

In concert with the Leadership Team, the next Lower School Principal will be an experienced leader and change agent who will be responsible for inspiring the Lower School community toward the realization and implementation of a strong vision and goals. The ideal candidate will have a background that demonstrates most, if not all, of the following:

  • Ability to articulate the vision of Friends Academy and to inspire the lower school faculty in implementing that vision.
  • Demonstrated expertise in curricular and pedagogical best practices at the lower school level.
  • Proactive, timely and effective communication skills with all stakeholder groups including parents, students, faculty and community partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading change and innovation within a school context.
  • A warm, compassionate approach to the lower school child and an understanding of the many facets of her/his journey.
  • A leadership approach that includes deep listening of many voices and an ability to make decisions when needed.
  • Teaching and administrative experience at the lower school level.
  • A sense of humor, a strong sense of self, and a deep love for the lower school child.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.

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 federal protected classification.

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

Little Friends Substitute Teachers

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

Upper School French Teacher - Substitute

Friends Academy, is seeking an experienced French teacher who can begin immediately as a substitute teacher for Upper School French. We are searching for someone with excellent oral and communication skills who thrives in a vibrant educational environment, embraces change, and has a deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. The ideal candidate should have a BA and several years of teaching French in a classroom setting. A cover letter must accompany a resume.

Job Type: Temporary

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**