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 Science Teacher

Upper School Science

This is a full-time position in the Upper School teaching chemistry and another core science, likely physics. A successful candidate will teach four sections of science which may involve up to three preps and include teaching semester-long electives.  As a full-time faculty member, this position also includes serving as an advisor for 8-10 students and supporting a co-curricular activity such as coaching a sport or advising a major school activity. Support of activities that contribute to the life of the school and attendance at all-school faculty meetings, events, back to school nights, department and divisional meetings is expected of all faculty.  
 

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in chemistry or physics is required, a graduate degree in science education is preferred.  We are especially interested in candidates with experience in project-based teaching and learning, science research programs and capacity and interest in building connections for our students with local institutions.  Successful high school teaching experience of at least three to five years is desired. Experience in independent schools with students in this age group is also important.

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

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 federally protected classification.

Upper School Chinese Teacher

This is a full-time teaching position in the Upper School teaching four sections of Chinese.  The successful candidate is fluent in Chinese and has experience teaching a full range of classes at the introductory level as well as the most advanced classes, including AP classes.  As a full-time faculty member, this position also includes serving as an advisor for 8-10 students and supporting a co-curricular activity such as coaching a sport or advising a major school activity.  Support of activities that contribute to the life of the school and attendance at all-school faculty meetings, events, back to school nights, department and divisional meetings is expected of all faculty.  

Qualifications

An undergraduate degree in Chinese and/or an applicable academic discipline, including in education, is required.  Successful teaching experience of at least three to five years in an independent school setting or a comparable academic environment is desired. 

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

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 federally protected classification.

Upper School History Teacher

Upper School History

This is a full-time position in the Upper School History Department. 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. The position involves two but possibly three preps. As a full-time faculty member, he/she will serve as an advisor for 8-10 students and support 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, a graduate degree is preferred with a focus on world regions other than Europe or the U.S. An interest in humanities is a plus. We are looking for candidates with at least three to five years of successful high school teaching experience as well as a background and interest in teaching research and writing to students in high school.

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

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 federally protected classification.

Middle School Science Teacher

We are seeking an innovative, collaborative 7th-grade science teacher who possesses a growth mindset and demonstrates a love for the pre-adolescent learner.  This full-time position requires candidates who have demonstrated knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics and familiarity with NGSS science and engineering practices.  A successful candidate will teach four sections of science, serve as an advisor for 10-12 students and support a co-curricular activity such as coaching a middle school sport.

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in Science with coursework in biology, chemistry and physics is required, a graduate degree in science education is preferred.  While open to any level of teaching experience, we are especially interested in candidates with middle school or upper elementary teaching experience.

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

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 federally protected classification.

Middle School English Teacher

We are seeking an innovative, collaborative 8th-grade English/Humanities teacher who possesses a growth mindset and demonstrates a love for the pre-adolescent learner.  This full-time position requires candidates who have demonstrated knowledge of English, the humanities and the writing process. A successful candidate will teach four sections of English/Humanities, serve as an advisor for 10-12 students and support a co-curricular activity such as coaching a middle school sport.

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in English is required, and a graduate degree in literacy, English or education is preferred.  While open to any level of teaching experience, we are especially interested in candidates with at least two years of middle school or upper elementary teaching experience.

Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in our hiring practices and educational program.   

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 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.

School Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are seeking a part-time mental health practitioner to serve the Friends Academy PreK-12 student community.  As a valuable member of the Student Success Team, the School Counselor works collaboratively with our K-12 Counselor, Director of Student Affairs, parents, teachers, and administrators to promote the cognitive, social, behavioral, and emotional development of all students.  Areas of responsibility include consultation, assessment, evaluation, counseling, intervention, and instruction.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a critical member of the division’s Student Success Team
  • Provide consultation services as requested by school personnel, parents/guardians, and school administrators to support the development and well-being of students
  • Interpret psychological and educational evaluations
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling, behavior modification techniques, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution services
  • Serve as a liaison between school personnel and related service providers
  • Create and maintain thorough and timely reports, data, and other related records
  • Function as a case manager for all referred students
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Division Head, Assistant Head, and Head of School  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work or Mental Health Counseling;  PhD strongly preferred
  • New York State licensure or certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively
  • Deep knowledge of child development, learning differences, resources, and current trends in the field
  • Child-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative
  • Working knowledge of the Department of Education and social service agencies for the procurement of needed student services  

POSITION TYPE:  Part-time;  25-30 hours WORK YEAR:  Teacher schedule, 10 months

WORK HOURS:  Teacher work day, plus evenings and other times needed to accommodate parent meetings, workshops, and special responsibilities.  

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.

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.

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**

Little Friends Substitute Teachers

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