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.

Mission Statement

Guided by our Quaker principles, Friends Academy educates our students to discover and develop the best of who they are and who they can become.

Belief Statement

We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and in the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.

Career Opportunities at Friends Academy

Director of Alumni Relations

 

 Mission: Guided by our Quaker principles, Friends Academy educates our students to discover and develop the best of who they are and who they can become. 

Belief Statement: We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and in the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness 

Position Summary: 

Oversees the creation and implementation of all alumni engagement including objectives, strategies, tactics, metrics, and timelines to promote alumni affinity and giving to Friends Academy. 

The Director of Alumni Relations will be a key member of the Advancement team, building relationships among Friends Academy’s 4,400 alumni, both locally and nationally. The new hire will be a lead solicitor responsible for meeting a portion of Friends Academy’s annual fund goal, which is expected to grow each year, and totals $1.5M in 2021-22. The Director will aim to meet or exceed annual goals of 12% alumni participation and increase the average alumni dollar raised per year, and is responsible for helping to grow the pipeline of major gift donors. 

The Director will serve as the primary liaison between alumni and Friends Academy and is responsible for leadership of alumni activities including volunteer management, alumni programming, and communications. Working closely with the Director of Advancement, they will be expected to provide innovative strategies for increased alumni connection. Will help to orchestrate and attend all alumni functions and activities as the School’s principal representative, working closely with the Director of Advancement to facilitate excellent communication and coordination of alumni interface with the School. 

The position requires proven, frontline fundraising abilities, strong organizational skills, and the ability to build lasting relationships with donors and reunion classes, and oversight of volunteer management programs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned) 

  • Alumni Engagement- Ensure and reinforce a strong relationship between alumni and the School. Engage alumni through FA sponsored alumni-driven activities and events, identify and cultivate future volunteer leaders and donors, and provide leadership for alumni relations programs. 
  • Volunteer Management- Manage the Friends Academy Alumni Advisory Board (FAAAB), Parents of Alumni Association (POAA), BIPOC Alumni of Friends Academy (BAFA), reunion chairs and class agents. Oversee the Distinguished Alumni Award selection committee. 
  • Alumni and Reunion Giving Program- Manage a 12-18 month calendar of outreach for milestone reunions through class agent volunteer program. 
  • Alumni Communications- Assists the Communications office with specific alumni related communications including class notes, alumni profile identification and outreach to alumni via social media. Work with colleagues to write, design, and send monthly alumni e-newsletters, alumni solicitations, and invitations. Use data-driven segmentation strategies to effectively engage donors. 
  • Prospect Management and Solicitation- Research alumni prospects, determine target Annual Fund amounts and solicit for contributions. Help ensure long-term support through consecutive and planned giving programs. 
  • Reporting- Provide descriptive reports for the team and Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees. Serve as liaison between the FAAAB President and Advancement Office. 
  • Special Events- Collaborate with colleagues to oversee Fall Fair, the annual reunion program. Spearhead the NYC Alumni Reception and Long Island Alumni receptions. Attend regional receptions and campus events to meet alumni and donors, assist with various aspects of events, make introductions, champion and solicit for the alumni program, the Annual Fund and capital campaign. Occasional public speaking. 
  • Work commitment- Able to work on occasional evenings and weekends to support school events. Travel as needed to meet with donors both locally and nationally. 

Qualifications: 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform each essential duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with a degree of study in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience and proven fundraising results. Experience working in an educational institution is preferred. 

An interested candidate should submit a resume and cover letter with the salary requirement. 

Computer Skills: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent technology skills. Proficient in working with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Canva and Social Media. Experience working with Senior Systems, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM is a plus. Familiar with prospect research techniques. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Competencies: 

Contributes to a positive team spirit; Works with minimal direction and oversight; Ability to meet deadlines; Pays great attention to detail; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Works with integrity and principles; Upholds organizational values and Quaker philosophy

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; sit for extended periods of time; and repetitive motion. Sedentary work: possibly exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. Stand for long periods of time. The ability to move from 

building to building 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any other state or federally protected classification. 

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

Associate Director of Admissions

Position:

Friends Academy, Independent Day School, PS-12th grade is seeking a mission-driven, dynamic individual to fill the role of Full-Time Associate Director of Admissions. The successful candidate will be highly professional, creative, and eager to learn. A collaborative team player, this individual will approach the role with integrity and exude a positive spirit.  The Associate Director of Admissions will report to the Director of Enrollment Management and will join a team of committed and collaborative colleagues.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

External Relations

  • Establish relationships with inquiring applicants and families and maintain ongoing communication and follow up throughout the admissions process. 

  • Serve as an outside recruiter by representing Friends Academy at school fairs and visits, and developing strategic partnerships with area feeder schools and local organizations.

  • Conduct tours, interview prospective students and families and write detailed narrative evaluations of these conversations.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Enrollment Management, facilitate online admissions events, including curriculum-specific, and newly conceived programming. 

  • Partner with the Branding and Communications Department to strategically recruit prospective families and develop quality materials that capture the benefits of a Friends Academy education. 

  • Assist in the planning and execution of all prospective and newly admitted family events. 

  • Represent Friends Academy at all relevant admission events, which may require  work in the evening and on weekends.

Internal Relations

  • In collaboration with the Director of Enrollment Management, manage the Admission Club including recruiting, selection, training, and scheduling student tour guides. 

  • Organize, implement, and facilitate the buddy program for newly enrolled students and families.

  • Partner with Parent Council to welcome new families into the Friends Academy community.

  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with students, families, faculty, administrators, and other members of the Friends Academy community. 

Related Responsibilities

  • Read and evaluate application files for admission to Friends Academy

  • Serve on the Admission Committees and attend all relevant committee meetings

  • Oversee classroom visits and assessments for prospective students 

  • Assist colleagues with Upper School placement for newly admitted students 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Bi-lingual proficiency is desired
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • 3-5+ years of previous admissions experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential situations and materials with  discretion
  • Strong time management and organizational skills 
  • Strong technology skills are required: Proficiency with MS Word and Google Apps for Education. Working knowledge of  Web based databases such as Senior Systems, SSS, and Ravenna 
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; work with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values for working in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed 

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; sit for extended periods of time; and repetitive motion. Sedentary work:  possibly exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. Stand for long periods of time. The ability to move from building to building and around campus grounds. This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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.

Upper School French Teacher

Friends Academy seeks an experienced French teacher for the Fall 2022, someone who is excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices. A successful candidate will thrive in a vibrant educational environment, embrace change, and will have deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. Support activities that contribute to the life of the school will include co-curricular responsibility, advising, and attendance at faculty and all school meetings. 

Qualifications   

French language high school instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required, and a graduate degree in either education or in a relevant discipline is preferred. Teaching experience of at least three years is desired, and experience with the AP program is a plus. A successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, and strong organizational, time management, and technology skills. The person will be student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community. 

Interested applicants should submit: 

  • 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.

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 a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. The ability to move from across and around campus grounds. 

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

Middle School English Teacher

The Middle School English teacher will design a curriculum for older middle school and/or younger upper school students. As a full-time faculty position, this role includes serving as an advisor for 10-12 students and supporting 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.

Competencies:

  • Flexible, and work with colleagues in a professional manner
  • Creative and current with best practices in instruction, with a focus on      21st-century learning skills
  • Interested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work, and development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Will possess a growth mindset and will engage in ongoing professional   development
  • 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
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and principles
  • Supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities

 

Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree in English, Humanities or a similar discipline is required, and a graduate degree is preferred.  We seek candidates with at least three to five years of successful independent school teaching experience including familiarity with middle school literacy development, creating cross-curricular connections through literature and writing, and teaching a balanced repertoire of the classical canon and young adult literature. 

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 essential functions. Ability to talk; finger; grasp; stand for extended periods; possibly exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. The ability to move from across and around campus grounds. 

To be considered for this position an interested candidate should submit the following:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in and why the candidate is qualified for the position and salary  requirement;
  • A statement of educational philosophy;
  • Three to five professional references

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

Videographer, Editor, and Photographer

Summary of Essential Duties:

We are Friends Academy, the #1 rated K-12 private school on Long Island. Since 1876 we have set the standard of educational excellence by providing an outstanding Quaker education, which helps guide students find their unique inner light and purpose in this world. 

Are you a mission-focused, strategic storyteller? Do you have a strong foundation of capturing beautiful still photos, as well as filming and editing video? Do you experience a sense of joy when you capture and create strategic stories on video and film? Are you comfortable working in a collaborative team environment and want to find a place you can call home in a collaborative, strategic, and warm environment? Are you a dynamic interviewer of students from age 3 through age 18 and faculty of all ages? Are you comfortable with bringing new technology and communication ideas to the table?     

If you replied yes, then we want to meet you. Our goal is to share powerful and compelling stories through photography and video that capture our student-centered educational philosophy and outstanding Friends Academy community.  We have a fantastic Communications/Marketing team and are seeking an experienced full-time Videographer / Editor / Photographer to join our dynamic, inclusive, and innovative group. 

A successful candidate will work closely with the other members of the Communications Office including the Director of Brand & Marketing, the Director of Strategic Communications, and the Visuals and Social Media Specialist to film classroom and school life, enrollment and fundraising-based creative, event trailers, and more.  Out-of-the box storytelling, team-inspired creativity, and an insatiable curiosity and work ethic will drive qualifying candidates. This position will also sometimes require after-school filming and editing.   

Education and Experience:

College degree or equivalent in communications, digital media, journalism or broadcast production. Three years of professional video and editing is required; editorial campaigns are a plus. Qualifying candidates must supply a high-quality sample reel of their work. We will consider candidates who can demonstrate the following competencies and attributes: 

Filming Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years professional shooting
  • Video and still camera experience. 
  • Experienced with location audio/video/lighting
  • Can independently light and set up cameras for single or multi-person interview set ups
  • Interview experience recommended
  • Experience with scripting and storyboarding
  • Drone experience a plus, FAA Part 107 license a plus
  • Experience with live streaming and webcasting to online platforms and social media
  • Experience and professional understanding of audio (mic with lavs, check levels, troubleshooting audio problems)
  • Green Screen experience
  • Up-to-date knowledge on the latest filming trends and technology

Editing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years professional editing experience
  • Adaptable to changing demands and timelines
  • Multi-project time-management required
  • Experience editing projects from 30-second trailer/promos to hour-long programs
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively use music, ambient sound, and voice-over to strengthen a video story/project

Software & Hardware

  • Required: Adobe Premiere (or equivalent software experience)
  • Preferred: Adobe AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, LightRoom and Canva
  • Must be Mac proficient
  • Experience with 4K cameras and camera setups

 Personal Qualities

  • A deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy
  • Excited to work collaboratively, as part of a team, with colleagues, students, and the community
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism at all times
  • Optimistic and persistent problem-solver
  • Committed work ethic
  • Constant learner
  • Ability to receive and apply constructive feedback
  • Thrives in a vibrant educational environment and embraces change

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 your professional philosophy and commitment to diversity;
  • Three to five professional references;
  • Required: High-quality video and still photo portfolio that demonstrates excellence in both filming and editing

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.

Library Assistant (Part-Time)

Mission: Guided by our Quaker principles, Friends Academy educates our students to discover and develop the best of who they are and who they can become.

Belief Statement: We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and in the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.

Position Summary

The Part-Time Library Assistant will support the day-to-day operations of the library program.

Essential Duties:

  • Circulates items to patrons.
  • Performs administrative tasks necessary for library operations.
  • Sends overdue notices and tracks inventory.
  • Processes items and coordinates with Librarian to add them to the collection.
  • Provides basic technical support to students and faculty.
  • Supports students through community management.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies 

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

Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; supports Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 

A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required. Two years of relevant experience is preferred.  Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter with a salary requirement to recruitment@fa.org

Computer Skills 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with Google Drive Apps and Microsoft Office and capable of learning how to use relevant tools.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex,or any other state or federally protected classification. We invite you to read our community welcome letter from our Director of Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion

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

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.

Head Infant Room Teacher

Friends Academy is immediately seeking a Full Time Head Infant Room Teacher (ages 6 weeks up to 18 months) who will work in a small, nurturing educational setting. This position will work approximately 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, start date is August 22, 2022. Our program is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

Full-time employees receive a generous amount of holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days. Friends Academy pays a competitive salary and benefit package.

Essential Duties Include (other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist with planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities which support the social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development of infants.
  • Support and maintain a positive, safe, clean environment for our littlest friends to learn and play.
  • Assist with the daily classroom routines.
  • Respects the confidential nature of all information about parents, children and staff.
  • Attends staff meetings and seeks out professional development and keeps abreast of current developments.

Competencies:

  • Flexible, and work with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Love working with young children.
  • Support the diversity initiatives of the school.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires minimal supervision.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to the Daycare Director.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or related field and one year of teaching in a childcare program, or Associates degree in Early Childhood or related field and two years of child care experience, must have experience with infants. Cleared to work by NYSOCFS and Friends Academy pre-employment screening.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

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.

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.

Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach Part-Time Seasonal

School Year: Fall 2022-2023

Supervisor: Athletic Director

Summary

Friends Academy Athletic Department is looking to hire a qualified Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach. At  Friends Academy, athletics are at the core of a balanced educational experience and hold equal footing with academics and the arts in the overall development of our future global citizens. We are searching for someone with excellent communication skills who thrives in a vibrant educational environment, embraces change, and has a deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy.

Our League: Our Cheerleading team cheers for our student-athletes compete as they compete in Section VIII. Though we are one of the smallest schools in the league – and the only independent school – we've fielded many championship teams. In addition to Cheer, we currently, have 20 Varsity Sports and 10 middle school sports offered.

Qualifications: We are looking for bright, energetic, and creative candidates who are current with best practices within secondary school athletics, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required. Successful secondary school Cheer coaching experience is desired, including experience with athletic administration. A successful candidate must have strong organizational, time management, and technology skills. We are looking for someone who is student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community.

Education and/or Experience: 

Experience coaching high school sports is preferred. 

Bachelors Degree Required 

Background screening required (fingerprinting)

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

  • Guide the personal development of each student-athlete on the roster.
  • Organize, communicate, and execute daily practice plans.
  • Communicate weekly schedules to parents.
  • Support athletes in the college recruiting process.
  • Meet with the AD at the beginning and end of every season.
  • Prepare and condition athletes.
  • Lead game day equipment preparations and set up.
  • Coordinate with Athletics to create social media content.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.   Meet the physical demands essential to this position.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high. Employees may be exposed to inclement weather and to bloodborne pathogens.

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

Assistant Varsity/JV Football Coach Part-Time Seasonal

School Year: Fall 2022-2023

Supervisor: Athletic Director

Summary

Friends Academy Athletic Department is looking to hire a qualified Assistant Varsity and JV Football Coach for our football program. At  Friends Academy, athletics are at the core of a balanced educational experience and hold equal footing with academics and the arts in the overall development of our future global citizens. We are searching for someone with excellent communication skills who thrives in a vibrant educational environment, embraces change, and has a deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy.

Our League: Our football athletes compete with great success in Section VIII. Though we are one of the smallest schools in the league – and the only independent school – we've fielded championship teams in football. In addition to Football, we currently have 20 Varsity Sports and 10 middle school sports offered. 

Qualifications: We are looking for bright, energetic, and creative candidates who are current with best practices within secondary school athletics, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required. Successful secondary school Football coaching experience is desired, including experience with athletic administration. A successful candidate must have strong organizational, time management, and technology skills. We are looking for someone who is student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community.

Education and/or Experience: 

Experience coaching high school sports is preferred. 

Bachelors Degree Required 

Background screening required (fingerprinting)

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

  • Guide the personal development of each student-athlete on the roster.
  • Organize, communicate, and execute daily practice plans.
  • Communicate weekly schedules to parents.
  • Support athletes in the college recruiting process.
  • Meet with the AD at the beginning and end of every season.
  • Prepare and condition athletes.
  • Lead game day equipment preparations and set up.
  • Coordinate with Athletics to create social media content.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.   Meet the physical demands essential to this position.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high. Employees may be exposed to inclement weather and bloodborne pathogens.

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

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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