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, unless otherwise indicated. No fax or paper applications will be accepted. Please put the position title in the subject line of the email.

Middle School Director

Friends Academy is seeking a confident, compassionate, and courageous Director of Middle School effective July
1, 2019. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team and the faculty and staff, articulate and implement a strong vision aligned with the Mission of Friends Academy and connected to the school’s Strategic Planning priorities.
  • Partner with the teachers and support staff to ensure that the Middle School’s program and culture are optimally supportive of the physiological, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional needs of adolescents.
  • Support the strong sense of community among the teachers, parents and students rooted in Quaker values.
  • Cultivate a culture of high standards and accountability for students, faculty and staff.
  • Support and guide the faculty as they work collaboratively to build and pilot signature programming supportive of authentic learning.
  • Supervise and support grade level teams and curricular leaders to ensure timely support and communication to and with students and parents/guardians.
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team in working to implement strategic priorities.
  • Provide appropriate responses and actions, when needed, to faculty, student and parental concerns.
  • Represent Friends Academy as a member of the Leadership Team to faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and community partners.

Qualifications:
In concert with the Leadership Team, the next Director of the Middle School will be an experienced leader and
change agent who will be responsible for inspiring the Middle School community toward the realization and
implementation of a strong vision and goals. The ideal candidate will have a background that demonstrates most,
if not all, of the following:

  • Ability to articulate the vision of Friends Academy and to inspire the middle school faculty in implementing that vision.
  • Proactive, timely and effective communication skills with all stakeholder groups including parents, students, faculty and community partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading change and innovation within a school context.
  • A warm, compassionate approach to the middle school child and an understanding of the many facets of her/his journey.
  • A leadership approach that includes deep listening of many voices and an ability to make decisions when needed.
  • Teaching and administrative experience at the middle school level.
  • A sense of humor, a strong sense of self, and a deep love for the middle school child.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.

Interested applicants should apply to recruitment@fa.org

Lower School Director

Summary of responsibilities:​​ Friends Academy is seeking a confident, compassionate, and courageous Lower School Principal effective  July 1, 2019. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team and the faculty and staff, articulate and implement a strong vision aligned with the Mission of Friends Academy and connected to the school’s Strategic Planning priorities.
  • Partner with the teachers and support staff to ensure that the Lower School’s program and culture are optimally supportive of the physiological, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional needs of young children.
  • Support the strong sense of community among the teachers, parents, and students rooted in Quaker values.
  • Cultivate a culture of high standards and accountability for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Support and guide the faculty as they work collaboratively to build and pilot signature programming supportive of authentic learning.
  • Supervise and support grade level teams and curricular leaders to ensure timely support and communication to and with students and parents/guardians.
  • Represent Friends Academy as a member of the Leadership Team to faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and community partners.

Qualifications:

In concert with the Leadership Team, the next Lower School Principal will be an experienced leader and change agent who will be responsible for inspiring the Lower School community toward the realization and implementation of a strong vision and goals. The ideal candidate will have a background that demonstrates most, if not all, of the following: 

  • Ability to articulate the vision of Friends Academy and to inspire the lower school faculty in implementing that vision.
  • Demonstrated expertise in curricular and pedagogical best practices at the lower school level.
  • Proactive, timely and effective communication skills with all stakeholder groups including parents, students, faculty and community partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading change and innovation within a school context.
  • A warm, compassionate approach to the lower school child and an understanding of the many facets of her/his journey.
  • A leadership approach that includes deep listening of many voices and an ability to make decisions when needed.
  • Teaching and administrative experience at the lower school level.
  • A sense of humor, a strong sense of self, and a deep love for the lower school child.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to ​recruitment@fa.org​.

First Grade Leave Replacement

Friends Academy is seeking a 1st grade leave replacement teacher beginning the end of February, with the possibility of an earlier start. The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in education. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, classroom obligations, faculty meetings, lunch and bus duty. Familiarity with Fountas and Pinnell, Fundations, Responsive Classroom and a constructivist math approach preferred. 

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:

  • Head Crew Coach
  • Head JV Girls Lacrosse

Little Friends Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers for Little Friends Infant & Toddler Program for Monday-Friday needed. Childcare experience preferred.