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

Assistant Head of School/Director of Academic Affairs

Description:

  • Serve as a visionary academic leader and second in command in overall leadership of the school
  • Assume primary responsibility for decision-making around curriculum and instruction, Pre-K to 12, and serve as the key resource on these matters, coalescing and articulating a comprehensive visionary focus for Friends Academy's academic program that capitalizes both on internal professional expertise as well as current research and best practice
  • Convene appropriate parties for collaboration around important institutional teaching and learning objectives, with cross-divisional, inter-departmental and interdisciplinary focus
  • Determine and oversee the manner in which curriculum is designed, articulated, implemented, documented, and assessed with a focus on innovative practice in teaching, learning, and assessment
  • Overhaul, then implement and oversee the School's supervision and evaluation process to place greater responsibility on the teacher as a continuous learner and to achieve a process that is both growth inducing and reflects the differentiated needs of faculty at different developmental and career stages
  • Manage the professional development program for all faculty, reviewing and updating the manner in which curriculum and PD grants are disseminated to ensure that resources are utilized to advance school wide goals and creating a process that is customized to the differentiated needs of teachers
  • Support the hiring process for teaching faculty in partnership with Division, Department and Program Heads, and support the appropriate orientation, mentorship and supervision of new faculty along with these colleagues
  • Convene, support and supervise Department Heads, Program Heads and other academic leaders in the School to forge an academic leadership body that plays a key role in identifying and advancing the school's instructional objectives
  • Work with senior administration on long-term strategic planning, master planning, and other projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Prior Experience and Desired Attributes

  • A change agent with a demonstrated successful record of school improvement
  • An ability to develop a long term plan for all-school change, to take clear principled action to achieve goals and bring phases of plan to closure
  • A minimum of eight years of direct classroom teaching, preferably with more than a single age group
  • An accomplished track record of visionary instructional leadership at the departmental, divisional and school-wide levels, pre-K to 12
  • Broad-based experience with curriculum and pedagogical design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Exceptional skills as a deep thinker, collaborator, and facilitator, a clear and up-to-date understanding of current research and best practice in the field
  • A vibrant and active network of top practitioners in other high-performing schools and a solid reputation as a curricular leader, writer, and speaker on these topics at the regional or national level
  • A demonstrable commitment to diversity and equity
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and a sense of humor
  • Prior experience in Friends Education/Quakerism a plus

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.

8th Grade English Teacher

We are looking for an 8th grade English teacher. The 8th grade position involves teaching four sections of the course and serving as an advisor to a group of about 10 students. In addition, all full time positions require faculty to support two seasons of a sport or the equivalent.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in English is required, a graduate degree is preferred. We are looking for candidates with at least three to five years of successful middle school teaching experience as well as a background and interest in teaching writing to students in middle school.


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.


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, 21 st 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.

Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

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 class material using the teacher’s lesson plan by providing students with individualized attention
  • Provide regular feedback on student progress and behavior to Lead Teacher
  • Work to ensure uniform compliance with all school and classroom rules and the tenets of the Quaker religion.
  • Participate in the Early Childhood teachers’ meetings
  • Work with admissions and participate in procedures to guide student admissions and retention
  • 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 BA or BS 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.

Technology Support Specialist

Friends Academy is looking for a full-time (12 month) Technology Support Specialist. The position is that of primary tech support to classrooms, teachers, students and staff.

Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Facility and comfort working independently and collaboratively
  • Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1+ years experience in educational technology
  • Strong knowledge of application software
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Windows, Mac OS, and Chrome OS support
  • Interactive Whiteboards and Smart Notebook support

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 2017-18 school year:

  • Head Girls JV Lacrosse Coach
  • Assistant Girls JV Lacrosse Coach
  • Head Boys JV Tennis Coach

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