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.


 

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.

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.