Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

Employment Opportunities

Interested applicants should send a resume with references and a cover letter to 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 Math – Leave Replacement

This is a full time leave replacement position teaching Math in the Upper School.  A successful candidate will have experience teaching a full range of math classes as well as experience teaching a variety of ages and abilities.  He/she will be expected to teach four classes at the following levels:

  •   1 section of Algebra 1 
  •   2 sections of Geometry
  •   1 section of Honors Geometry

The candidate would also stand in to serve as the advisor for a group of about 8-10 students.  We are looking for bright, energetic and creative candidates who are current with best practices in Mathematics Education with a focus on 21st-century learning skills.  The department incorporates elements of the AP program as well as skills that lead to proficiency in math. All potential candidates must have a strong programmatic vision and be able to create structure and organization to deliver this vision.   

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in mathematics and/or education is required, a graduate degree in math or education is preferred.  Successful teaching experience of at least three to five years is desired.  Experience in independent schools with students in this age group is also important.  A successful candidate must have strong organizational, time management and technical skills. We are looking for a candidate who is student-centered, but also excited to work with colleagues and the larger community. 

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.

Lower School Learning Specialist

The Lower School Learning Specialist supports PreK through grade 5 classrooms with the focus being on Kindergarten through grade 2. The learning specialist co- teaches literacy, reading and writing skills and also works with children in small pull-in or push-out groups.  This teacher provides specially designed instruction to assist students in the acquisition of skills and knowledge at Tier 1, 2 & 3 of Response to Intervention (RTI). S/he supports and consults with classroom teachers and the leadership team in support of students with learning disabilities.  Participation is expected in various meetings (CSE Meetings, parent conferences, in-service training for teachers, etc.). The learning specialist utilizes researched based knowledge, such as the Wilson Program, when working with students. S/he will partner with the admissions’ team by testing all lower school applicants. We encourage this candidate to have an active professional development life to remain current and up-to-date with knowledge and best practices.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and implements staff professional development on roles and responsibilities for special education and best practices in education, particularly the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and Guided Reading

  • Analyzes and summarizes data from formal assessments administered both inside (by Learning Specialist) and outside of the school

  • Uses formal and informal assessments to diagnose and monitor student progress and achievement of instructional objectives

  • Attends Child Study Team Meetings 1- 2x per week

  • Supports teachers in Implementing best practices in education and in the creation of a more inclusive classroom while differentiating instruction

  • Helps teachers develop behavioral modification plans

  • Use Smart board and Smart Table and integrates other forms of technology as well as a multisensory approach to instruction

  • Helps to develop faculty/parent workshops within the school

Qualifying candidates hold a bachelor’s degree in reading, psychology or special education.  Masters degree is preferred.

Please 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.

Brand Marketing Director

The Brand Marketing Director will oversee the Marketing arm of the Friends Academy Communications and Marketing Office and develop a strategic vision and comprehensive marketing plan to support and advance the School’s strategic brand objectives.  The Brand Marketing Director will advance the school brand and promote visibility to external audiences and prospective families.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing required.  

Work Experience:  

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in brand strategy and/or marketing; understanding of independent schools a plus.
  • Proven track record of success in designing and implementing marketing programs across multiple platforms that deliver results.
  • Project management experience.
  • Expertise in the marketing and messaging of social media.
  • High-level sense of design.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of marketing, social media, and relevant marketing channels including advertising.
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, managerial and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Data-driven analysis and decision-making.
  • Analytic and technological depth.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and technologies that support student record management, analytical reporting, and social media.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong belief in, and respect for, the mission of Friends Academy.
  • High degree of flexibility to meet tight deadlines and shifting demands.
  • A hard worker with a high energy level;  a “doer” with the ability to work extended days, evenings and weekends periodically and travel occasionally when needed.  
  • A good listener and strategic partner; comfortable receiving input from multiple sources with the ability to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • A skilled negotiator and a tactful leader who has the ability to be respectful of others’ concerns; flexible and creative in finding alternate ways to reach objectives when barriers arise.
  • Emotionally mature with a good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and work styles.

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.

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.

Visuals and Social Media Specialist

The Visuals and Social Media Specialist will execute the visual initiatives of the Friends Academy Engagement Office, including graphic design, photography, video and editing, website graphics and updates and social media posts.

Required qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in new media/communications/art required.  

Work Experience:  

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in editorial or advertising visuals.
  • Experience with video/editing, and photography.
  • Website design and editing necessary.
  • Proven experience with social media campaigns across multiple applications; including the ability to increase audience/viewer engagement.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Fluency with Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Dynamic photography skills and ability to document in a variety of styles – from portraits, candids, performance, and athletics.
  • Video editing skills, including After-Effects or similar program(s).
  • Superior skills in graphic design, print layout, and web design.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to capture voice and tone.
  • Command of analytic applications, including Google Analytics, social media analytic programs, etc.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong belief in, and respect for, the mission of Friends Academy.
  • Creative, out-of-box thinker, who enjoys developing unique ideas in a team-based environment.
  • High degree of flexibility to meet tight deadlines and shifting demands.
  • A hard worker and “doer” with a high energy level.  
  • Emotionally mature with a good sense of humor and the sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and work styles.
  • Superior interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • A good listener, who welcomes critical feedback.

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.

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.

Attendance Coordinator

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School PS-12th grade is seeking a full time all school Attendance Coordinator. This position will be required to work on a 10-month schedule which follows the school calendar. A successful candidate will be the main point person for the compilation and input of attendance data, the management of attendance and student life records and will serve as the student and parent hub to the Student Life front office. Other duties will include greeting visitors, answering inquiries and preparation of office communications.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully candidates must possess the following competencies:

*Use of Technology - High degree of technological proficiency; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date; accuracy in data input and high attention to detail.

*Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

*Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works actively to resolve conflicts.

*Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Education and/or Experience

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college; or two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be proficient in technology. Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

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.

Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are open for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Head Crew Coach
  • Girls Head JV Tennis
  • Girls Asst. MS Softball
  • Girls MS Volleyball coach
  • Boys Asst. MS Baseball
  • Boys Head JV Basketball
  • Girls Asst. V/JV Basketball
  • Girls Asst. JV lacrosse

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Alan Quackenbush at alan_quackenbush@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; 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.

Little Friends Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers for Little Friends Infant & Toddler Program for Monday-Friday.

Part-Time After School Assistant Teacher

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School, PS-12th grade is seeking a part-time early childhood classroom assistant for the after school extended day program. A successful candidate will work Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm and will assist with classroom management, engage children in activities and other responsibilities as assigned by the classroom teacher. Strong organizational and communication skills as well as a love for working with children.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

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.

Job Type: Part-time