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

Director of Advancement

Friends Academy, located in Locust Valley, New York seeks a talented, experienced and dynamic Director of Advancement. This high visibility opportunity is available immediately. Rooted in over 300 years of Quaker education, Friends Academy has been a mainstay of robust inquiry and ethical action on Long Island since 1876. A seminal Quaker, co-educational college preparatory school that serves 765 students from nursery school through twelfth grade, Friends Academy educators prepare their diverse graduates for success in college, career and beyond. Students emerge with a fluency in multiple intelligences – from creativity and complex problem solving to cognitive excellence, empathy and ethical decision-making. For more background on please visit www.fa.org.

Financially sound and growing, the current endowment of the Friends Academy is $59 million and is closely managed by a committed investment committee of expert trustees and parents. A thriving Annual Fund annually raises $1.9 million annually, and has garnered record parent participation of 83% in recent years from a community of 513 families, as well as over 4,000 alumni. The Friends Academy Dinner & Auction, one of FA’s largest fundraisers, underwent a transformation over the last few years and has gained momentum, both in attendance and gross revenue of $925,000 annually. Friends Academy is poised to launch and execute a new Strategic Plan in September 2018. Over the past 10 months, the strategic planning process, One Vision. Every Voice. has connected with every constituent in order to assess new pivotal priorities for Friends Academy’s next chapter.

The Friends Academy Advancement Office promotes and encourages the School’s culture of philanthropy and seeks to nurture and inspire parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, students, colleagues, friends and partners to stay actively connected, involved and give back. An integral member of the senior administrative team, the Director of Advancement reports directly to the Andrea Kelly, Head of School and works closely with members of the Board of Trustees. Kelly joined Friends Academy as its 24th Head of School in July 2017 bringing to FA a career of 30+ years in education and independent school experience. The new hire will be responsible for the vision, planning, management and execution of Friends Academy’s fundraising and engagement initiatives and plays a critical, front-line role in securing strategic and transformational gifts.

Friends Academy offers a stimulating and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including medical plans, retirement plans, tuition benefit, and paid vacation. Friends Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A full search description including the academic credentials and work experiences required may be viewed at: https://deerfieldassociates.com/friends-academy/.

IMPORTANT: To explore this career opportunity on a confidential basis, please send your resume (as a WORD document), a letter of interest and a list of references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800; jobs@deerfieldassociates.com

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. A full-time faculty member also serves as an advisor for 8-10 students and supports 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, and a graduate degree in history is preferred. A focus on world regions other than Europe or the U.S. is also preferred. Successful independent high school teaching experience of at least three to five years is desired.

Middle School French & Spanish Teacher

This is a full time position in the Middle School teaching five sections primarily of French but of Spanish as well in the WLC Department. In addition to teaching, the position involves serving as an advisor for a group of 8-10 students as well as supporting the Middle School extra-curricular programs by coaching and/or leading a major activity. A background and interest in world languages and cultures would be helpful in this position as well as an interest in helping to develop an extracurricular activity with a global focus.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have a BA degree in French or Spanish; an MA is preferred. Ideally, we would love a native speaker in either language and fluency in both languages. He/she should have three to five years of experience teaching in an independent school setting, possess excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to serve as a collaborative member on a grade level team.


Physical Education & 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: Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Football, MS Football and MS Softball. This position also involves supervision in the locker room, at athletic contests, as well as departmental responsibilities assigned by the Athletic Director.

Requirements: 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 at the varsity level is desired as well as experience working in three division school.

Director of Alumni Relations

Job Description: 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 reunion recruitment and retention, reunion weekend planning and attendance, 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 position is 12-months, salaried, and 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.

Admin. Asst. to Assistant Head of School

This is a full-time, twelve month position working for the Assistant Head of School/Director of Academic Affairs. The major responsibilities of this position are to support the Assistant Head in her work with administration, faculty, staff, parents and students.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Schedule appointments and maintain calendar.
  • Coordinate and arrange meetings, prepare agendas, reserve and prepare meeting space, record and transcribe minutes of meetings, if needed.
  • Create the all-school meetings calendar.
  • Manage professional development databases.
  • Coordinate professional development activity for all faculty and staff including registration, transportation and reimbursement for expenses.
  • Organize and prepare for special events
  • Prepare outgoing correspondence, including e-mail and faxes, and helps with regular communications to faculty and staff.
  • Create and maintain database and spreadsheet files as necessary.
  • Support the preparation for meetings including Academic Council, New Faculty, Teaching and Learning Committee among others.
  • Arrange and coordinate the Assistant Head of School’s travel schedule, make reservations, and handle reimbursements.
  • Answer and screen telephone calls.
  • Read and route incoming mail.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: Associates Degree or equivalent or 1 year related experience.

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience as an administrative assistant preferred
  • Previous independent school experience preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience with database management software, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs
  • Superior interpersonal, written, verbal, organizational and managerial skills
  • Ability to interact comfortably with students, parents and faculty
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks
  • Able to work independently and adapts well to changes and competing demands
  • High degree of flexibility to meet tight deadlines and changing demands
  • A commitment to confidentiality and good judgment on sensitive matters is essential

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


Systems Administrator

Reports To: Director of Technology

Position Summary: Systems Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a wide variety of computer, network, and cloud based systems used by the FA administration, faculty and students.

Work Hours: The regular work hours are Monday-Friday, from 8am-4pm. This is a full time (year round) position, with four weeks (20 days) of vacation time.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our managed services vendors to resolve issues with our network infrastructure, physical and virtual servers, wireless network, network printing and copying, VOIP telephone system, security camera and door systems, internet connections, and student information system.
  • Administer cyber-security initiatives including monitoring and remediation software on servers and endpoints, and, ensure the physical and electronic security of the computer network, both client and server side.
  • Work with Director to educate users about cyber security risks and best practices.
  • Work with technology team to devise, implement, and support campus-wide computer imaging solutions.
  • Work with Technology Director and wiring vendor to support the planning and implementation of the communications/network infrastructure.
  • Monitor daily, weekly and monthly network data backups.
  • Manage access, accounts, and security levels for users in both Active Directory and Google Apps for Education.
  • Provide tech support to Faculty, Staff and Students in the Network Center, in classrooms, and, support technology for special events and groups as needed, occasionally including evening or weekend events.
  • Assist Director of Technology with research on systems, hardware and network technology, and, inform the Director of all systems-related problems, updates, and changes, etc.
  • Carefully organize and document completed work.
  • Facilitate a comfortable working relationship between the Technology Department and all other departments within the school.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Director of Technology or Head of School.

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 2018-19 school year:

  • Assistant JV Boys Soccer (two positions available)
  • MS Boys Soccer
  • Head JV Boys Basketball
  • Assistant JV Boys Basketball
  • Head JV Girls Tennis
  • Head JV Girls Lacrosse
  • Assistant MS Ice Hockey

Little Friends Opportunities

There are three opportunities:

Infant Room (age 3 months to 18 months)

  • 7:30 am to 1 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    OR,
  • 7:30 am to 10 am (Monday-Friday)

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

  • Afternoon Teacher - 3 to 5 p.m. (3 to 5 days a week)

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