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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 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: Recruitment@fa.org.  We do not accept paper applications.

Daycare Director

Seeking a full time Daycare Director and Lead Teacher for a small licensed program caring for infants up to age three in a private school educational setting. The Director will provide leadership and guidance while ensuring high quality of care and enriching experiences for the children. Work with the Assistant Director and teaching staff in implementing an age-appropriate curriculum and compliance with licensing regulations. A successful candidate will provide exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with parents and staff. Energetic, hardworking and a love for children. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor's degree including, or in addition to, 12 credits in Early Childhood, Child Development or a related field. One year full-time teaching experience in a child daycare center, family or group family day care home or another early childhood program, and one year experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work

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An NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential, and one-year full-time teaching experience in a child daycare center, family or group family day care home or another early childhood program, and one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work.

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An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood or related field with a plan of study leading to a Bachelor's degree; or a NYS Program Administration credential, and two years full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home, or other early childhood program, and two years of experience supervising staff in childcare program or related field of work. 

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

Toddler Room Teacher – Part-Time

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach children in an environment that focuses on each individual child’s development with an established curriculum. Work to achieve the highest potential in each child, insure the safety of children and to create a warm loving environment in the classroom.  Experience working with young children in a childcare program setting is required.  A CDA is preferred.  

Send resume and cover letter to Victoria_Schultz@fa.org

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Friends Academy, an Independent Day School located in Locust Valley, New York on 65 expansive acres on the North Shore of Long Island is seeking a Director of Auxiliary Programs. The individual in this position is responsible for the creation and strategic leadership over all auxiliary programs, providing vision and coordination with school-wide initiatives.  In collaboration with the Director of Summer Camp, the Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for the strategic planning of an expanded summer experience including administration, management, and supervision of programs and staff. The successful candidate will exude an entrepreneurial spirit, be resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and will demonstrate expertise in developing and marketing summer youth and afterschool programs.

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.