Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

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.

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.


4th Grade Teacher

This is a full time position in the Lower School and involves working with students in both small and large group settings. In addition to the teaching and supervising a core group of about fifteen students in grade 4, the successful candidate will actively collaborate with another core teacher, create collaborative programs with the specials teachers, and contribute actively to the Lower School Social Studies program development and other division wide initiatives. A proven ability and interest in reading and writing workshop, math workshop and an ability to evaluate students’ progress orally and in writing are important roles of the teacher. We are looking for candidates who can utilize researched based knowledge to work with colleagues and the divisional administrator to provide leadership and expertise in lower school. In addition to his/her teaching responsibilities, all Lower School faculty are expected to supervise students during recess, at lunch, during arrival and dismissal on a scheduled but regular basis. Faculty are also expected to be available for scheduled in-service days, full faculty meetings, divisional faculty meetings, conference days and events that may occur outside of the school day.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate should have a BA in Elementary Education, or Literacy and 3-5 years of experience teaching preferably in an independent school. We are looking for a creative educator experienced in the reading and writing workshop program and utilization of the math workshop model for teaching math. He/she should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to use formal and informal assessments to diagnose students, as well as monitor student progress and achievement of instructional objectives.


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

Physical Education & Health Teacher

This is a full-time position as physical education and health teacher serving all three divisions of the school. Experience and background in curriculum in both areas is of particular interest. A successful candidate will also serve as an academic advisor in the Upper School and coach both in the Middle and Upper School. The coaching needs vary year to year but demonstrated leadership and experience in the following sports is of interest for the coming year: Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Football, MS Football and MS Softball. This position also involves supervision in the locker room, at athletic contests, as well as departmental responsibilities assigned by the Athletic Director.

List of responsibilities from for PE and Athletics

Coaching:

  1. Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Football, MS Football and MS Softball.
  2. Middle school (two seasons) soccer, basketball, lacrosse and/or volleyball.
  3. To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy, and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.
  4. To instruct athletes in a way that leads to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline and self-confidence.
  5. To have updated CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification.
  6. To supervise the locker room before and after each practice.
  7. To help prepare and oversee the middle school winter I & II physical education program.

Teaching:

  1. To teach physical education classes in the early childhood program, lower, middle, and upper schools as designated by the Athletic Director.
  2. To teach health classes as needed at the LS, MS, US levels.
  3. To facilitate the development of students so that they may reach their fullest potential as human beings.
  4. Physical Education classes are to be diverse enough to accommodate the differences in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor maturation and skill rates of each individual child’s level of development.
  5. To advise a group of high school students in the Upper School Advisory Program.

Coordination of Schedules, Programs and Supervision:

  1. To help formulate and coordinate curriculum in grades PG through twelve.
  2. To help formulate budget for physical education and athletics.
  3. To inventory and keep control of equipment and uniforms.
  4. To sit on any sub-committee deemed necessary by the Athletic Director.
  5. To set up with the Athletic Director a schedule for your supervision during the winter season.
  6. To schedule indoor facility use for the middle school program.

Special Events:

  1. To help coordinate and run field days and high school Battle Of The Classes event.
  2. To keep the men’s coaches office as neat and organized as possible.

Meetings:

  1. To attend scheduled meetings with the Athletic Director to discuss philosophy issues and concerns.
  2. To attend back to school nights that are designated by the Athletic Director.
  3. To attend coaches meetings within the Public School League, Section VIII as needed.
  4. To attend physical education department meetings, coaching meetings, advisory meetings and Quaker meeting, and to attend faculty meetings designated by the Athletic Director.

An undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science and/or Health is required. A Masters degree is preferred. Three to five years teaching and coaching is desired as well as experience working in three division school.