Employment Opportunities
at Friends Academy

Working at a Quaker school means you can always continue to reflect, grow, and share your experience with a community that will do the same for you. At Friends Academy, we are always looking for skilled professionals with diverse perspectives to become a part of our learning community.

Upper School English Teacher

Summary of Essential Duties:

Friends Academy, Independent Quaker Day School, PS-12th grade is seeking a full-time Upper School English Teacher for the Fall, 2022, School Year, 2022-2023. As an experienced 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 or other academic school activity. Will align with and support the mission of the school. Attendance is required at all-school faculty meetings, events, back-to-school nights, and department and divisional meetings.

Education and Experience:

An undergraduate degree is required; a graduate degree in education or in a relevant discipline is preferred. Successful high school teaching experience of at least three years including experience with introductory level as well as the most advanced levels, including AP classes. We will consider candidates who can demonstrate the following competencies and attributes:

  • creative and current with best practices in English and language arts instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills
  • excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices
  • experience in online and project-based teaching and learning
  • student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community
  • possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • thrives in a vibrant educational environment and embraces change
  • a deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy
  • strong organizational, time management, and technology skills
  • Independent School teaching English to high school age students is preferred

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An interested candidate should submit the following to recruitment@fa.org:

  • A resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position and why the candidate is uniquely qualified for the position. The cover letter should include your salary requirement;
  • A statement of educational philosophy;
  • Three to five professional references;
  • Optional: Other supporting materials (e.g., articles, speeches, writing samples, or letters of recommendation) that would be informative 

Employees are required to provide proof of the Covid-19 vaccination. Unvaccinated employees are required to take a weekly Covid test.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.  

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

We invite you to read our community welcome letter from our Director of Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion.

Visuals, Social Media, and Communications Specialist

Summary

A visual and written communicator who can tell stories across a variety of mediums and platforms. Designs and produces visual and written content for the web, digital media, social media, in-bound marketing, print, and video. Part of a dynamic and inclusive team that develops communications strategies for the school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Coordinates social media strategies and content development/posting/analysis for all school social media platforms.
  • Responsible for all website updates – content, traffic, and engagement/analysis.
  • A member of the school’s Website Content Team; writes and posts for news section of website across various disciplines and departments.
  • Digital and print graphic design.
  • Coordinates event emails – writing, editing, formatting, proofing.
  • Managing photo/video database and archive.
  • Coordinates and executes weekly bulletin and online blog page.
  • Liaison with digital advertising representatives (i.e. Google Adwords).
  • Consults with various constituents of the school to execute campaigns and evaluate individual project needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

A creative storyteller, who celebrates continuous learning. Nimble with technology and adept with project management. A clear, effective, and mission-aligned communicator, who understands the power of multiple platforms and perspectives. Respects and celebrates cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in new media/communication/art required. Minimum of 3 years experience in editorial or advertising visuals.  Website design and editing experience required. Proven experience with social media campaigns. Experience with video/editing and photography.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have Fluency with Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Design software; Command of analytic applications, Google Analytics, social media analytic programs, and Word Processing software. Video editing experience preferred. Experience with HubSpot and Canva a plus.


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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. 

Public Speaker Enrichment Instructor

Job description

Friends Academy's Auxillary Programs is seeking a Public Speaker Enrichment Instructor to teach the fundamentals of public speaking and provide students an organized curriculum with classroom and group activities. Group will consist of Junior Highschool students. One class per week after school from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm. A total of 8 weeks.

Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Professionalism, excellent communication and classroom management skills are required.

Salary – Competitive hourly wage commensurate upon experience.

Candidates should submit a resume to the Auxillary Director to be considered.

Covid-19: The school requires proof of the Covid-19 vaccination. Unvaccinated employees are required to undergo weekly Covid testing.

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

Our Commitment to Diversity

Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

 

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.

Daycare Teacher Assistant – Part Time

Friends Academy a Quaker Independent School, grades PS-12 is seeking a Part-Time Teacher Assistant for our Child Care Program to help nurture our littlest friends, ages 6 weeks up to 3 years old. Our small program is licensed by NYS Office of Family and Children Services and nestled in on a 65 acre campus. The Teacher Assistant position will start immediately, work on a school calendar schedule (10 months), and approximately 20-25 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Visit us on the web www.fa.org and see why Friends is a great place to work!

Qualifications: 
A successful candidate will assist with the daily routines of young children, engage in age-appropriate activities, and assist with developing skills. We are looking for a reliable nurturing person who will enjoy working in a comfortable, pleasant school setting. Experience with young children working in a Daycare or Early Childhood setting is required. Ability to adhere to licensing and NYSOCFS guidelines. Background Screening is required. Dependability is a must.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Requirements of the position include lifting children, pushing strollers, sitting on the floor, and year-round daily outdoor activities.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter with three professional references to Karen_Galvin@fa.org, Daycare Director

Our Commitment to Diversity

Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

We invite you to read our community welcome letter from our Director of Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion

COVID-19 considerations:
Implementing Covid protocols as established and evolving by the CDC and local authorities. Employees are required to provide proof of the Covid Vaccination. Unvaccinated employees are required to take a weekly Covid-19 test.

Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are open for the 2020-21 school year:

  • Head Crew Coach
  • Head Squash Coach
  • Girls Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach
  • Girls Varsity Softball Head Coach
  • Girls Varsity Softball Assistant Coach
  • Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Assistant Coach
    Girls Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach
  • Girls JV Lacrosse Assistant Coach
  • Girls JV Tennis Assistant Coach
  • Boys JV Tennis Assistant Coach
  • Modified Softball Coach
  • Modified Boys Basketball Coach

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Director of Athletics Diana Parente at diana_parente@fa.org.

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.

2021 Pre-Summer/Summer Instructors

Seeking individuals with an interest to develop and facilitate unique week-long Summer Programs (June 28-Aug. 13, 2021) for students (ages 3- 14) in the following areas: 

Art, Athletics, Ceramics, Chess, Coding, Creative Writing & Journalism, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Sewing, Martial Arts, Music, Nature and Hiking, Outdoor Living Skills & Pioneering, Photography, Robotics, SCRATCH & STEAM, Sign Language, Video & Film, Literature and much more!

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

Please email a cover letter, resume, and brief description of the proposed program. 

Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach

Friends Academy an Independent Quaker Day School, PS-12th grade is is seeking an Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach to join our Athletics Department this Spring, on or about March 15, 2022 to the end of May 2022. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the assistant coach will work closely with the Head Coach on the oversight duties of the Varsity Girls Lacrosse program. The Varsity Assistant Coach will collaborate with all program stakeholders including parents. Will exemplify sportsmanship on and off the field and will serve as an advocate and positive role model for student-athletes. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Promoting and creating a positive team culture, developing fundamentals and skills of the game, organizing and enthusiastically running practices, and implementing effective game strategies. Assist the Girls Head Coach with directing and organizing the Upper School varsity and junior varsity girls' lacrosse program. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a working applicable knowledge of all related guidelines and regulations. Maintain appropriate effective communications with students and parents. Will provide guidance to student athletes engaged in the recruitment process while working with the College Guidance office.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous experience coaching girls' lacrosse at the high school or collegiate level is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to adhere to the appropriate principles of coaching and adapt to industry skills, standards, and techniques as required
  • The position requires the candidates to complete a NYS criminal background check.

Candidates should email a resume to the Athletics Director for Consideration. 

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to talk; finger; grasp; stand for extended periods of time; possibly exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. The ability to move from across and around campus grounds. This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Our Commitment to Diversity

  • Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.   
  • Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
If you are interested in applying for an available role, please send your resume with a cover letter to recruitment@fa.org.

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