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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, 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

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:

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;

Director of Auxiliary Programs

The Director of Auxillary Programs is responsible for strategic leadership overall auxiliary programs, providing vision and coordination with school-wide initiatives.  In collaboration with the Director of Summer Camp, this position is responsible for the overall administration, management, and supervision of summer programs.  The Director will have as their goal the creation of new mission-driven programming.  A successful candidate will exude an entrepreneurial spirit, be resourceful, innovative and forward thinking.  An expert in developing and marketing summer youth programs. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requirements:  3+ years of experience in managing summer programs and experience with afterschool programs; demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job.   

Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred.

When applying for the position, please provide a cover letter and resume.

Upper School Science – Leave Replacement

Upper School Science Department has an opening for a three-month leave replacement teacher from the beginning of January through mid-April. The successful candidate will teach four sections of Science, which will include three sections of Chemistry and one section of Physics.  This position requires a proven ability and experience teaching high school Physics and Chemistry.  The successful applicant also serves as an advisor for 8-10 students.  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 Physics and/or Chemistry is required, and a graduate degree in Physics, Chemistry or Science Ed. is preferred.  Successful independent high school teaching experience of at least three to five years is desired.

Please submit a resume with three references to:  We do not accept paper applications.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Under the supervision of the Lower School Principal, the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher will support the planning and operations of the Early Childhood Program for the students in their first year (age 3) including communication with parents and using a developmentally appropriate, 21st century skills-based curriculum.

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 Early Childhood teachers and parents to promote and develop the social, academic and emotional development of the young children.

In addition, the assistant teacher will:
· Enhance and further develop a multicultural curriculum
· Support daily instruction
· Support the development of student goals
· 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
· Be aware of current Early Childhood research through professional periodicals, professional development and participation in conferences.

A successful candidate will have a BA degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood development or Early Childhood education.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member on a team.

Interested applicants should send a resume with references and a cover letter to the attention of the Dean of Faculty at, unless otherwise indicated. No fax or paper applications will be accepted. Please put the position title in the subject line of the email.

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
  • Girls JV Field Hockey - Head Coach

Part Time Toddler Room Position in Little Friends - Immediate

Hours: 3 pm-5pm