Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.
Friends Academy Celebrates Unity Day with First Community Group Meetings

On Thursday, October 10, the Friends Academy community wore orange to honor Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. The day was also marked with the first meetings of all-school Community Groups, which bring together students and adults in all divisions to strengthen bonds across campus.

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.

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.

Full Charge Bookkeeper – Full Time

Friends Academy a Quaker Independent Day School PS-12th grade is seeking a full-time Full Charge Bookkeeper. A successful candidate will have a working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now payroll software, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger.

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate will have excellent attention to detail, high level of technological proficiency, concise verbal and written communications, experience in prioritizing multiple tasks at one time and the ability to meet strict deadlines. ADP Workforce Now proficiency is a must. Working knowledge of General Ledger Accounting Software and Excel and/or google docs Spreadsheet and MS Word/and or google docs is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college and 3+ years of related experience or Accounting degree with 2+ years of related experience.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We offer a competitive comprehensive benefits package and paid time off. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, with salary desired, resume and three professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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 Asst. MS Softball
  • Boys Asst. MS Baseball
  • Girls Asst. V/JV Basketball
  • Girls Asst. JV lacrosse
  • Boys Asst. V Ice Hockey

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, Monday-Friday
  • Lunch break person Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Network and IT Security Manager

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School, PS-12th grade, is seeing a full-time Network and IT Security Manager.

Essential Duties of the Position Include:

  • Manage the daily operation of the school’s core network infrastructure including Cisco firewall and switches, Meraki wireless hardware, fiber and copper infrastructure, and dual internet connections.
  • Implement, monitor and manage real-time network traffic and security monitoring tools to ensure the electronic/cyber and physical security of the computer network and overall network efficiency.
  • Conduct periodic network scans to find any vulnerability and report all anomalies and events to the Director of Technology and the Director of Finance, Operations and Strategic Projects.
  • Implement, manage and monitor network data protection, encryption, and access control tools to prevent data loss and/or inappropriate access.
  • Maintain network hardware and software through regular application of all recommended firmware and software patches
  • Plan for network hardware, infrastructure, and software upgrades.
  • Participate in regular professional development to stay up to date with latest network and security best practices.
  • Develop and update comprehensive Incident Response Plan and IT Policies and Procedures documents for school and develop strategies to respond to and recover from a security breach.
  • Conduct awareness training of school employees on information security standards, policies and best practices.
  • Implement cyber-security initiatives and protections including monitoring and remediation software on servers and endpoints to guarantee data and user security.
  • Monitor daily, weekly and monthly onsite and offsite network server and data backups.
  • Resolve issues with school infrastructure, wireless network, physical and virtual servers, network printing and copying, VOIP telephone system, and security camera and door systems.
  • Carefully organize and document all work, and, facilitate a comfortable working relationship between the IT and all other departments within the school.
  • Provide technology support to Faculty, Staff and Students in the Network Center, in classrooms, and, support technology for special events and groups as needed, occasionally including evening or weekend events.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
Demonstrated technical proficiency with and knowledge of network hardware, software, operating systems, cybersecurity, and current trends and practices. Effective communicator and ability to work collaboratively with the technology team, problem solve and plan and execute projects under pressure. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and while handling challenges and multiple tasks.

  • Bachelor's degree in Network Management information Services.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years hands-on experience in Network Management.
  • Candidate should have a solid understanding of cybersecurity risk, prevention, remediation, and user education on these topics.
  • RelevantCisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft Certifications highly recommended.
  • Experience with Cisco and Meraki hardware/software, Microsoft servers and operating systems; VMWare; Veeam and BackupExec Software; various SAN hardware; Microsoft Windows 7/10; Apple OSX; and Google Apps for education.
  • Experience working in a school environment preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently lift up to 30 lb. of network or computer equipment
  • Install network and computer equipment, including crawling under or around furniture, climbing ladders, and/or reaching to perform tasks.
  • Work in standard office conditions and climate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Friends Academy offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package as well as extensive professional development and tuition reimbursement.

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

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references with a range of the salary desired to recruitment@fa.org.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated employees 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.

Auxiliary Programs Coordinator

Friends Academy a Quaker Independent Day School, PS-12th grade is seeking a full time Auxiliary Programs Coordinator to provide support services to the school's faculty and staff in order to meet the mission of Friends Academy. This position will work twelve months. The Auxiliary Department manages non-academic aspects of school activities including clubs, sports, after school programs, student trips, and summer camps. In this role, the Auxiliary Programs Coordinator will ensure the smooth execution of these programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Design and maintain seasonal club and sports offerings including schedules.
• Evaluate demand for student after school and summer programs; Analyze student participation in activities and the financial impact; Serve as a point of contact and subject matter expert for parents, students, faculty, staff and contractors
• Facilitate rental of campus facilities to outside organizations
• Negotiate contracts with external vendors;
• Coordinate, market and manage the after school and summer programs;
• Register students for campus programs, interface with families regarding programs
• Purchase equipment or services
• Perform clerical tasks and other duties as assigned by the Director of Auxiliary Programs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications and Education
A Bachelor's degree is required. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, relevant administrative and event planning experience. An ideal candidate will have experience working in a school setting or youth-serving organization. For consideration, please submit a cover letter with salary requirement, a resume and three professional references to recruitment@fa.org.

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. Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated employees 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.