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 

Administrative Assistant to Upper School

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 primary responsibilities of this position are to support the Upper School (Highschool) Principal in the administration and management of the Upper School. This position is not remote and works 12 months. The daily office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm.

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

Manages the Upper School Principals' calendar and independently schedules appointments.

Screen incoming calls and correspondence and responds independently when possible.

Arranges and coordinates the Upper School functions and other events on the school calendar, conferences, and meeting requests.

Assist with website communications and admissions office requests.

Manages all aspects of obtaining substitute teacher coverage including timekeeping.

Supports student attendance protocols.

Communicate with faculty, parents, and students regarding concerns to be brought to the US principal.

Work to efficiently handle the daily functions of the Upper School office which includes the support of Upper School faculty requests.

Works cooperatively with other division's Administrative Assistants.

Able to work some evenings after office hours for parent events.

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; able to communicate effectively via email.

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.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; 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.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control.

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; supports and respects DE&I initiatives.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Enters worked time daily and promptly into ADP; submits a time off requests in accordance with time-off policies.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

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.

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.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

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

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university is preferred; an Associate Degree is required; at least 3 years of working experience as an Administrative Assistant.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in working with Google Drive Apps, and Microsoft Office and be familiar with database software.

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 frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Sit for long periods of time, specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to move around the campus. 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

Associate Directors of Admissions

Position:

Friends Academy, Independent Day School, PS-12th grade is seeking two mission-driven, dynamic individuals to fill the role of Full-Time Associate Directors 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 Science Teacher

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 Description: 

Friends Academy seeks an experienced Science/Chemistry/Biology/Environmental Science teacher who is excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices. A successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and will thrive in a vibrant educational environment, embrace change, and have deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. 

Essential Duties (other duties may be assigned): 

A Full-Time Science Teacher will also serve as an advisor for 8-10 students and support a co-curricular activity such as coaching a sport or other significant school activity. Will provide support for activities that contribute to the life of the school. Attendance at all-school and other meetings, back to school nights and other events is expected of all faculty members. 

Qualifications/Education: 

We are looking for energetic and creative candidates who are current with best practices in Science instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree in Science is required; a graduate degree in education or in a relevant discipline is preferred. Candidates should have experience with project-based teaching and learning. Successful high school teaching experience of at least three years is required which should include experience with introductory Chemistry and either Biology or Environmental Science. Interested in DEI and Identity work and development, and will uphold the organizational values. Will possess strong organizational, time management and technology skills. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, with salary requirement, resume and three professional references to recruitment@fa.org

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, 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.

Upper School Chinese Teacher

Upper School Chinese Teacher—School Year 2022-2023 

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 Description: 

Friends Academy seeks an experienced Chinese teacher who is excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices, and has a deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. The position’s primary responsibility is teaching four or more sections of Mandarin Chinese; the teacher will also serve as an advisor to a small group of students and take on a co-curricular activity, to be determined. Support activities that contribute to the life of the school and attend school events, all-school faculty and department/division meetings and back to school nights. 

Qualifications and Experience: We are seeking an experienced educator who is current with best practices in Chinese language instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required, and a graduate degree in either education or relevant discipline. Experience with in online and project-based teaching and learning. Successful high school teaching experience of at least three years is desired, including experience with introductory level as well as the most advanced levels, including AP classes. A successful candidate must have strong organizational, time management and technology skills. Will possess strong interpersonal skills. Interested in DEI and Identity work and development. 

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 sit for long periods, 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; The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 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 the essential functions. 

An interested candidate should submit the following to recruitment@fa.org: 

  • A resume and cover letter expressing interest in and why candidate is qualified for the position. The cover letter should also include your salary requirement; 
  • 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, 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 

Librarian

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.

Summary

The Librarian will work closely with the Director to support a dynamic Learning Commons for students in grades 5-12 and to ensure the library’s academic and technical resources advance the school’s educational program

Essential Duties:

  • Develops the print and eBook collection.
  • Promotes reading for instruction and leisure through book talks, curated lists, readers’ advisory, etc.
  • Builds and maintains LibGuides for courses and subjects.
  • Connects students and faculty to relevant resources to meet information needs.
  • Teaches information literacy and digital citizenship.
  • Supports the Director with the library budget.
  • Confers with faculty about the provision of appropriate materials for classroom instruction.
  • Investigates and adopts technologies to improve services.
  • Assists with textbook ordering, coordination, and distribution.
  • Serves as a Middle School co-advisor or Upper School advisor (TBD).
  • Processes books as needed. Copy cataloging occasionally required.
  • 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 Master of Library Science degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is required although the degree may be in-progress at time of hire. Two years of related experience required.  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 like Follett Destiny, LibGuides, Omeka S, etc. Additional technical skills are a plus and could be utilized in various ways to optimize workflows.

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 the 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

Performing Arts Technical Director

Work Term: 12-month position

FLSA: Full Time Exempt

Direct Report: Director of Arts

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:

Friends Academy seeks a full-time, year-round Performing Arts Technical Director who will be responsible for coordinating all technical and design elements, including producing scenery for departmental productions and school events, in our professional grade theater with full rigging, lighting, and sound systems. Position also includes teaching the Introduction to Stagecraft class, mentoring through the Stagecraft Apprenticeship Program during the school year and mentoring of student technicians in the middle and upper school divisions (grades 5 - 12).

Essential responsibilities include: 

  • Safety, care, maintenance, and operation of all technical equipment and systems, both theatrical and not
  • Supervision of all work conducted in the theater & scene shop
  • Supervision of students as they work in the space 
  • Participation in the designing and engineering of all sets, including the creation of technical/construction drawings when necessary
  • Coordinating the organization of work flow in the scene shop and theater spaces with the Production Manager
  • Maintaining work spaces and performance/exhibition spaces
  • Reviewing current and future equipment needs and recommending purchases
  • Coordinating production schedules with the Production Manager
  • Ensuring safety in the performance spaces and maintaining standards of fire safety throughout the building
  • Supervision of non-performance evening events in the theater
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with independent contractors and vendors who support productions and programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Experience leading student crews of varying skill levels
  • Proven ability as a theater technician and carpenter with experience in rigging
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and guest artists
  • Experience in budgeting and scheduling for theater production
  • Strong time management and organizational skills 
  • An approachable, collaborative professional, who values teamwork, builds meaningful relationships, listens well, and respects differences of opinion. A hard-working professional who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations
  • Able to exhibit strong emotion control, and while under pressure
  • 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
  • Able to uphold the school’s Quaker mission and values, effectively blends candor, care, and empathy in dealing with others, and whose style is rooted in honesty, transparency, and collaboration.

Technology:

  • Aptitude with Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, VectorWorks/AutoCAD

Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Theater, Performing Arts or a related discipline, a minimum of three years of experience in technical theater operations or related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. 

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; climb; stand for extended periods of time; possibly exerting up to 50 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

Music Educator - Middle School and Upper School

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 

Friends Academy seeks an inspiring music teacher to join a dynamic Arts faculty. The primary focus of this position is to guide students as they grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, performance and understanding of both music and themselves. We are looking for a music educator who is comfortable working with all ages, with specific experience leading two divisions of Band instruction and ensembles. Other possible responsibilities include music theory or music studio instruction.Support activities that contribute to the life of the school and attend school productions, events, all-school faculty and department/division meetings and back to school nights. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned) 

  • Plan, rehearse, and conduct students in as many as 8 concert performances for school, including outside of regular school hours 
  • Program repertoire of all genres of music literature that are appropriate for ages and skill levels of students 
  • Develop and refine music curriculum based on NAfME’s standards of creating, performing, and responding 
  • Differentiate music instruction to meet individual student needs; balance individual musicianship and technical instruction with ensemble development. 
  • Evaluate and provide feedback about each student’s musical growth, including writing semesterly comments, offering letter grades, and maintaining frequent communication with parents 
  • Arrange parts as needed to reflect emerging student literacy and technical skills 
  • Organize effective daily rehearsal/class time (preparation, instruction, and clean up) 
  • Lead small-group lessons and/or sectional work on Conservatory Days 
  • Establish and foster effective a productive learning environment, in partnership with department, divisional, and schoolwide student life expectations 
  • Maintain inventory and maintenance cycle for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment 
  • Instruct Upper School Music Theory and/or Music Studio classes as needed 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • BA in Music Education or relevant field of study, a Masters Degree is preferred 
  • Models respect for others, enthusiastic with an encouraging attitude 
  • Experienced and practiced in the latest music technology (Smartmusic, Finale, Sibelius, etc.) 
  • Experience teaching and directing Middle or Upper School bands and wind ensembles 
  • Experience teaching high school music theory 
  • Brass or Wind player preferred, though all instrumental proficiencies considered; piano skills are a plus 
  • Have a strong background in instrumental music arrangement 
  • Interested in DEI and Identity work and development 
  • Will possess a growth mindset and will engage in ongoing professional development 
  • Able to balance individual relational teaching with ensemble development 

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 and to stand for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 the essential functions. 

An interested candidate should submit the following to recruitment@fa.org: 

  • A resume and cover letter expressing interest in and why candidate is qualified for the position. The cover letter should also include your salary requirement; 
  • 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, 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 

Lower School Grades K-4 Teacher

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:

Lower School Head Teachers should be eager to engage in ongoing collaboration with colleagues on the grade level team, specialist area teachers, and administration. An ideal candidate must demonstrate a warm and inviting personality and have excellent interpersonal skills with faculty, students and parents.

Essential Duties Include (other duties may be assigned):

  • the ability to handle the intensity required to work in a high-performing school, and remain organized, punctual, and reliable
  • a commitment to active and thoughtful engagement in work involving identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • the ability to manage the behavior in a classroom consisting of 16-18 students using the Responsive Classroom (or similar) approach 
  • a commitment to professional development to grow in current and best educational practices in reading, writing, math, and social studies
  • the ability to study curriculum and do the intellectual work needed to deliver instruction at a high level
  • knowledge and experience with the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop model
  • knowledge and experience with Singapore math and/or the CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to mathematics
  • experience with Problem Based Learning
  • a strong understanding of how to use formal, informal, summative and formative assessments to plan lessons and units of study, as well as help students, reach their potential
  • teachers’ meetings, after school weekly faculty meetings, teacher trainings, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and other meetings that contribute to the life of the school
  • Uphold the Quaker mission and educational philosophy

Education/Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education is required. A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education is preferred. Three to five years of teaching experience is required (preferably in an independent school). Previous head teaching experience is preferred.Unvaccinated employees are required to take a weekly COVID test.

Competencies and Skills:

  • 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
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives to class, meetings, and appointments on time
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions
  • 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
  • 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

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 the 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

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.

Lower School Learning Specialist (Part-Time)

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School (Preschool to 12th Grade), is seeking a Part-Time Lower School Learning Specialist to work with children, Kindergarten to Grade 4,  in the 2022 - 2023 school year.  This position will work 20-25 hours, three days a week, and will report to the Lower School Principal. 

The Part-Time Lower School Learning Specialist works closely with the Lower School Principal, Full Time Learning Specialist, additional support team members, and teachers to support students.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • co-teaching literacy, reading and writing skills with children in small push-in and/or pull-out groups  
  • working with students one-on-one 
  • providing specially designed instruction to assist students in the acquisition of skills and knowledge at Tier 1, 2 & 3 of Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • working and consulting with classroom teachers and the leadership team in support of students with learning disabilities
  • participating in various meetings (CSE Meetings, parent conferences, weekly Child Study team meetings, in-service training for teachers, etc.)
  • utilizing researched-based knowledge and programs such as the Wilson Program
  • supporting teachers in areas of the literacy curriculum to differentiate instruction for a wide variety of learners
  • leading and/or supporting parent workshops in the areas of reading and writing development
  • support the Admissions team in ongoing applicant screenings
  • may be asked to attend faculty meetings or other after school events to support the life of the school
  • engage in DEI and Identity work and development.
  • possess a growth mindset and will engage in ongoing professional development
  • other duties as assigned

A successful candidate will have experience as a learning specialist or in a related field, is collaborative, and confident working in a high-performing environment.  In addition, we seek candidates active and up to date with best practices in teaching and learning. 

Qualifications/Education:

An undergraduate degree in reading, literacy, psychology, or special education is required for this position; a Master’s degree is preferred.  Prior experience in a general education setting is required. 

An interested candidate should submit a resume and cover letter to recruitment@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, 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

Head Toddler Room Teacher

Full-Time Non-Exempt

Friends Academy, an Independent Day School (PS -12th Grade), a 65 acre campus on the North Shore of Long Island is immediately seeking a full-time Head Toddler Room Teacher, who will coteach in a nurturing educational setting.

This position will work on a school calendar (approx. 10 months), 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Our program is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

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 toddlers.
  • 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.

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or related field and one year of teaching in a childcare program, or Associates's degree in Early Childhood or related field and two years of child care experience. Cleared to work by NYSOCFS and Friends Academy pre-employment screening. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with your salary requirement, a resume and at least three professional references 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. 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 the 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.

COVID-19 considerations

Proof of the Covid-19 Vaccination will be required. Weekly Covid testing for unvaccinated employees Masks are required for all staff and children 2+

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.

Public Speaker Enrichment Instructor

Job description

Friends Academy's Auxiliary 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.

 

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

Summer Camp Nurse

Friends Academy Summer Programs is seeking a Nurse to join our seasonal team of our Summer Programs from June 27-August 12, 2022. Additional orientation and training prior to the start of Summer Programs in June 2022. 

Great opportunity for school nurses with young children looking to attend our Summer Programs.

Job Type: Full Time (Temporary)

Schedule: 9:00-4:30

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Full time Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
  • Provide healthcare to meet individual needs of campers and staff
  • Organize and set up the Nurses Office and emergency protocols
  • Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily medical log book, and managing and safeguarding medications
  • Daily communication with camper parents
  • Support Leadership Team with potential trainings to counselors and group leaders
  • Organize and maintain COVID-19 procedures and protocols set forth by the Nassau County Department of Health and CDC. 

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s(Preferred)
  • Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • BLS Certification
  • RN(Preferred)
  • Pediatrics
  • Worked in a Summer Program/Camp Setting(Preferred)

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. 

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  

Summer Camp Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Friends Academy Summer Programs, operating for over 50 years here on the North Shore of Long Island on 65 acres of beautifully landscaped property. Looking for fun and energetic individuals who are looking for a rewarding summer experience. 

Candidates MUST be a least 16 years of age and available for the full summer season from June 27th through August 12th. Camp runs Mon-Fri 9:30-4:00.

Essential Responsibilities (other duties as assigned):

  • Must be 16+ years of age and possess a current Nassau County Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED Certification- required
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification(WSI)- preferred
  • Certified Pool Operator(CPO)- preferred
  • Must attend two orientation sessions, June 18th, and 25th
  • Must be able to commit to working until August 12th
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and ready to work on time daily. 
  • Demonstrated interest in working with children

All staff should live within a reasonable driving distance from Friends Academy(270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley)

Friends Academy Summer Programs are one of the few camps on Long Island that pay staff at a competitive hourly wage (to be discussed if interview is granted).

Interested individuals should apply outline at www.fa.org/summer click on Summer with Friends and click become a Staff Member. 

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 these summer camp positions. 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 frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently 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 the 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. 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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy. 

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  

Summer Camp Staff Positions

Summer Camp Staff Positions

Friends Academy Summer Programs, operating for over 50 years here on the North Shore of Long Island on 65 acres of beautifully landscaped property. Looking for fun and energetic individuals who are looking for a rewarding summer experience for the following positions:

*Group Specialist/Counselors( 18+ years old, i.e. Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Science, Sports, etc)

*Counselors (16+ years old)

*Lifeguards (16+ years old, Certifications must be up to date by 6/1)

*Summer Photographer(18+ years old)

Candidates MUST be a least 16 years of age and available for the full summer season from June 27th through August 12th. Camp runs Mon-Fri 9:30-4:00.

Essential Responsibilities (other duties as assigned):

  • Supervision with the ability to participate and motivate campers
  • Lead by Example
  • Teach and/or assist campers at all activities including swim, sports, and arts
  • Be a positive role model!
  • Work with the Leadership team to recognize and respond to camper issues. 

All staff should live within a reasonable driving distance from Friends Academy (270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley)

Friends Academy Summer Programs are one of the few camps on Long Island that pay staff at a competitive hourly wage (to be discussed if  interview is granted).

Interested individuals should apply outline at www.fa.org/summer click on Summer with Friends and click become a Staff Member. 

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 these summer camp positions. 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 frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently 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 the 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. 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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy. 

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  

Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Coach - Part Time

Friends Academy Athletic Department is looking to hire a qualified Head Varsity Coach for our Boys (winter) Ice Hockey 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 Boys Ice Hockey athletes compete with great success in the New York Islanders High School Hockey League (NYIHSHL). Though we are the smallest school in the  league – and the only independent school – we've fielded championship teams in Boys Ice Hockey. In addition to Ice Hockey, 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 Ice Hockey coaching experience of at least three years 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 preferred.  
  • Bachelors Degree Required  

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 Athletic Director 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 the 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 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 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 the 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 blood-borne 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

Girls Varsity Field Hockey Assistant 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 Coach for our Girls (spring) Field Hockey 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 girl's field hockey 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 girls' field hockey. In addition to Field Hockey, 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 Field Hockey 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 

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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