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.

Director of Enrollment Management

Reports To: Head of School
Supervision: Admission Team Members

The Director of Enrollment Management oversees and directs the admission and enrollment program to achieve and maintain the school’s enrollment goals in support of the school’s mission and vision.

The individual is responsible for leading an admission team and requires sensitivity to economic, cultural and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.  This individual will ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness throughout the recruitment and enrollment process, accounting for attrition while analyzing trends to track and leverage data to drive enrollment decision-making.  Working in collaboration with the advancement and communication departments, the Director of Enrollment Management will develop and implement a strategic communication and marketing plan to raise the visibility of the school for both enrollment and fundraising. The Director of Enrollment Management is a critical member of the Leadership Team reporting to the Head of School.

Recruitment, New Family Engagement, and Retention

  1. Implements a strategic recruitment plan to bring prospective students to the school.  These include all campus visit opportunities, community outreach events, and on-campus specialized programs.   

  2. Represents Friends Academy at NAIS, NYSAIS and Friends Council on Education;  Conveys the school’s mission to prospective families and the external community.

  3. Examines and fosters relationships with feeder schools and broadens reach in surrounding communities.

  4. Partners with Student Life Team to ensure personalized outreach and ongoing attention for current students and families.

Research

  1. Maintains past, current and future enrollment statistics for internal forecasting and reporting.  Ensures admission and recruitment records are securely maintained.

  2. Maintains, analyzes, and makes decisions based on statistical and trend data related to admission, enrollment, and financial aid.

  3. Evaluates recruiting and admission initiatives; provides summaries to Leadership Team as requested, and makes necessary adjustments.

  4. Educates the Leadership Team and Board of Trustees about current research, demographics, and admission and enrollment trends, ensuring that changes and challenges are anticipated and addressed.

Brand Alignment and Management

  1. Understands reputation management, internal and external perceptions of the school and drives admission strategy accordingly.

  2. Maintains a close, collaborative relationship with the marketing and communications team to ensure brand alignment for internal and external communications.

Financial Aid

  1. In conjunction with the Director of  Finance, Operations and Strategic Initiatives, and the Head of School, the Director of Enrollment Management serves on the Financial Aid Committee and coordinates all aspects of the financial aid process including, but not limited to, performing needs analysis, adjustments to aid awards as needed, all contacts with current and prospective financial aid students and families. 

Required Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Education, Public Relations or another related field.  Master’s degree a plus.

Work Experience:   

  • Requires admissions/enrollment management experience
  • Requires a minimum of five years of independent school experience
  • Fluent with database management software preferred 

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of theory and practice of admissions/enrollment management
  • Ability to understand changing market demands and adapt processes accordingly

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and managerial skills
  • Superior written, verbal, and presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrates data-driven analysis and decision making
  • Comfortable with technologies that support student record management, analytical reporting, office operations, and social media
  • Able to manage multiple complex tasks, meet tight deadlines, and changing demands
  • Commitment to confidentiality and good judgment on sensitive matters

Qualities: 

The successful candidate will possess abundant energy, a ready sense of humor and will relish the opportunity to serve as “the ambassador in chief” to the entire Friends Academy community. 

Our Commitment to Diversity:

We believe each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. The Friends Academy community values the Quaker principles of equality, integrity, responsibility and mutual respect and is committed to developing well-educated and engaged students in a respectful, positive and supportive environment.


 

Upper School Mathematics Teacher

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. 

Upper School Science Teacher

This is a full-time position in the Upper School teaching all levels of physics and possibly electives such as Engineering.   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 physics or engineering is required, a graduate degree in physics or 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. We are also looking for an individual interested in developing innovative STEM programs at our school.  Successful high school teaching experience of at least three to five years and familiarity with various levels of AP Physics are desired.  Experience in independent schools with students of high school ages is also important.  

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references 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.

 

Music Teacher

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School, PS-12th grade, is seeking a part-time Music Teacher to start immediately through to the end of the school year in June. This position will work approximately 10-15 hours per week. Class instruction will include general music for the Lower School (elementary) and Middle School (junior high school) students as well as Upper School (high school) choir.

Qualifications:

  • A music degree
  • A passion for music, energetic and enjoys working with children
  • Piano skills are required
  • Teaching experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Kodaly is preferred

Our Commitment to Diversity:

We believe each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. The Friends Academy community values the Quaker principles of equality, integrity, responsibility and mutual respect and is committed to developing well-educated and engaged students in a respectful, positive and supportive environment.

For consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter with a resume, and three professional references to recruitment@fa.org

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated faculty, staff and administrators 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.

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.

Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are open for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Head Crew Coach
  • Girls Asst. Middle School Softball
  • Boys Asst. Middle School Baseball
  • Girls Asst. V/JV Basketball
  • Girls Asst. JV lacrosse
  • Boys Asst. Varsity Ice Hockey
  • Girls Asst. Varsity Softball

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.

Substitute for Little Friends

  • Substitute for Little Friends Infant & Toddler Program, Monday-Friday
  • Lunch break person Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

After School Classroom Teacher

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School, PS-12th grade is seeking a part-time early childhood classroom assistant for the after school extended day program. A successful candidate will work Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm and will assist with classroom management, engage children in activities and other responsibilities as assigned by the classroom teacher. Strong organizational and communication skills as well as a love for working with children.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

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. 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.

Summer Camp Instructors

Friends Academy a Quaker Independent Day School is seeking educators or individuals for our Trailblazers Program who have an interest to develop and instruct unique week-long summer programs for campers ages 11- 14 in the following content areas: STEM, Nature, Sports, Business, Film, Theatre, Wellness, Dance, Art, etc.

Instructors are needed June 29, 2020 through August 21, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pmInstructors must commit to a minimum of two weeks and will teach 3 hours a day.

Applicants must enjoy working with children. Camp curriculum must include hands-on and engaging activities. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and classroom management skills.

Please email cover letter, brief description of proposed camp program with course outline for a five-day 15-hour camp (3 hours per day) and resume to be considered.

Find out why Friends Academy is a great place to work visit us on the web www.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.

 

Little Friends Teacher Assistant

Friends Academy a Quaker Independent School, grades PS-12 is seeking a Part-Time Teacher Assistant for our Little Friends Infant, Toddler, Pre-Nursery program. A successful candidate will help with daily routines for young children, diapering, feeding, engaging in play and art activities. We are looking for a dependable person who enjoys and has experience working with young children to join our community.

For consideration, please submit a resume with professional references to karen_galvin@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.

Shared Studios Portal Curator

IMPORTANT: This position will be hired by Shared Studios.  Please click this link to apply.

Employment type: Part-Time (estimated 30 hours per week)
Position Status: Non-Exempt, Temporary (January-May 2020) 

Shared_Studios and Friends Academy are seeking a curious and globally-minded Portal Curator to work with our faculty and students to fully utilize a Shared Studios Portal to be installed at Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY, from February through April 2020.  

Shared_Studios exists to create meaningful human connections between people separated by distance and difference. We bring communities together in immersive spaces called Portals to talk, dance, play, and collaborate as if in the same room. Guests are invited to step inside our gold-painted Portals to speak face-to-face, live and full-body with members of the public in major cities and diverse communities all around the world. To date, more than 75,000 people in 28 countries have entered Portals to engage with people they wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to meet. 

The Portal Curator is the public face of our community, and the glue that holds our global network together.  In this role, you will ensure seamless, high-quality Portal connections through daily oversight of Portal operations, technical setup, and logistics preparation. You will engage local communities, provide a positive experience to all guests, and support program special events as needed. You will report to the Shared_Studios Client Manager.

For Friends Academy, the Portal Curator will play a key role in reaching out to FA faculty members and students to arrange meaningful global connections.  The ideal candidate will have both classroom and international experience and be able to connect with people from many different backgrounds.  The Curator will need to be an “idea generator” who can work with our teachers to find creative ways to use the Portal in their teaching, and work with our students and community service groups to create relevant and engaging Portal experiences.  

This position is part-time/temporary, and is expected to run from January to May 2020. 

Responsibilities: 

You will:

  • Operate the Portal: opening and closing the Portal each day (Monday through Friday), operating the software, and troubleshooting any minor issues that arise with the audiovisual equipment;
  • Engage with the public: talking to passersby, explaining the Portals initiative, and guiding the flow of people into and out of the Portal. 
  • Facilitate and moderate conversations: introducing dialogue prompts, guiding the conversation, and stepping in to moderate as necessary. 
  • Engage the Community: conducting outreach to different groups within the community to engage them in the Portal activation, identifying and inviting guests to participate in selected connections.
  • Serve as the on-the-ground liaison between the Shared_Studios core team Friends Academy faculty, staff and students.
  • Work directly with the existing team of Curators to coordinate, purchase, and prepare all necessary materials for upcoming Portal connections;
  • Serve as a backup facilitator to support additional, one-off programming;
  • Regularly communicate with the Shared_Studios Client Manager about Portal operations and programming 
  • Engage with the school community: explaining the Portals initiative, conducting outreach to different groups, and identifying and inviting guests to participate in selected connections. 
  • Assist teachers during Portal connections by facilitating and moderating conversations as necessary.
  • Carefully document Portal use by FA Community to keep a record of activities.
  • Inform the FA Communications Office of all upcoming Portal events for possible use in school marketing efforts. 
  • Regularly communicate with the Assistant Head of School about Portal programming, successes, failures, and operations.

Ideal attributes and experience. 

You are:

  • An educator who can see the potential of the Portal to transform the learning experience and to create meaningful global connections;
  • Globally-minded, appreciative of diversity in all its forms, and passionate about creating immersive first-person encounters between people of all walks of life;
  • Comfortable learning new equipment and programs (VOIP systems, social media, etc.); able to complete and troubleshoot basic and common technical issues;
  • A problem-solver who can see the root cause of challenges and imagine possible solutions and new ways of working; 
  • Responsible, results-oriented, and self-motivated.

You have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to take initiative and consistently follow up on conversations, ideas and student projects;
  • At least one year of experience working in a public-facing role with diverse communities in a volunteer or professional setting;
  • Comfort navigating public space, including crowd and situation management  
  • A flexible schedule, due to the global nature of our work across various time zones
  • Solid organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail, particularly around scheduling and logistics;
  • Cross-cultural experience and/or foreign language skills desirable;
  • Experience working in a K-12 school environment highly desirable.

All positions at Shared_Studios are filled without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, veterans' or military status or non-job physical or mental handicap or disability or other classification protected by applicable federal law. All are encouraged to apply.