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When you talk to our professional community at Friends Academy, you’ll learn that we all deeply value our mission-minded focus and seek ways to support one another. It’s part of what makes Friends Academy such a wonderful place to work and why people stay.

Our Quaker tradition is one of the many things that sets us apart.
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Director of Safety & Security

Job Title: Director of Safety and Security

Reports To: Director of Capital Projects and Campus Operations

Work Schedule: 12 Months

FLSA: Exempt

Start Date:  July 1, 2024


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.

Overview of the position:
Reporting to the Director of Capital Construction and Campus Operations, Friends Academy seeks a highly qualified individual with prior experience in law enforcement and community affairs leadership to serve as Director of Safety and Security to oversee the school's physical security aspects and maintain a safe, secure academic environment. Located on a beautiful 65-acre campus in Locust Valley, NY, Friends Academy is a PreK-12 private school that is based on the Quaker school values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equity, stewardship, and service. 

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and managing a comprehensive safety and security program that addresses the unique needs of our institution. Capable of aligning the safety and security measures with the school’s missions and culture.  This is an excellent opportunity for a prior law enforcement professional passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of students, staff, parents, alumni, and visitors.


Essential Responsibilities: Duties may change and others may be assigned:
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 essential functions.

  • Available on weekends and evenings and with immediate assistance in emergencies.

 

  • Implement and maintain a comprehensive security program for the school that includes policies, procedures, and guidelines that align with or exceed industry best practices to provide an overt and reliable security presence on campus.

 

  • Integrate policies, people, and systems to develop a vision for a comprehensive campus safety and security program that includes daily operations and long-term priorities for campus safety, emergency management, risk management, and access control.
  • Oversee the daily security operations of the campus (internal and outsourced), identify potential security risks, and propose enhancements. Coordinates and directs the scheduling of employee security staff and external staffing to ensure comprehensive security coverage for the institution’s needs. 
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and supervising security personnel, ensuring they are equipped to respond effectively to emergencies and other security-related incidents.
  • Collaborate with consultants, school administrators, staff, law enforcement agencies, and other community partners to assess and address security needs in a proactive manner.
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement and emergency services to ensure a well-prepared response to threats and emergencies, including development and execution of joint exercises.
  • Direct the design, implementation, and maintenance of security systems, protocols, and technologies including surveillance cameras, access control systems, visitor management, and alarm systems.
  • Conduct regular safety and security audit assessments of school facilities to identify potential risks, vulnerabilities, and develop strategies to address them. 
  • Conduct and coordinate an annual training program for security and traffic control personnel.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and lead staff and student training programs on emergency/active shooter response, including situational awareness, de-escalation training, evacuation strategies, and shelter-in-place procedures.  Provide guidance on how to respond to security incidents and promote a sense of preparedness among students, faculty, and employees.
  • Monitor and analyze security trends, incidents, educational facility risks, and best practices to ensure continuous improvement of the institution's security program.
  • Continuously develop strategic and tactical improvements through educational opportunities, personal networks, professional organizations, and liaisons with law enforcement and other agencies.  
  • Coordinate with applicable institutional departments to implement fire safety plans, evacuation procedures, and conduct regular fire and lockdown drills in compliance with local and NYS fire code requirements.
  • Spearhead monthly inspections in partnership with the facilities team to monitor the maintenance of fire suppression systems, alarms, and emergency exits.
  • Monitor surveillance cameras. Report school incidents, and crimes, and respond to all emergencies. 
  • Lead incident response efforts and team; provide guidance during crisis situations.

 

Education, Experience and Competencies: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required. A Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Security Management, or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of prior experience in law enforcement with at least 3 years in a Community Affairs or Community Relations leadership role is required.  A former law enforcement rank of captain or above is preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Proven 5 years or more experience as Director of Security or similar position in an educational setting is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of local safety regulations, fire codes, and security best practices, risk assessment methodologies, and relevant laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective security programs, strategies, and training.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of security technologies and systems, including surveillance CCTV cameras, access control systems, and alarm systems.
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, radio, email, text, etc.).
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Computer skills: Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, PremiSys, ExacqVision, TitanHST, and Fast Pass
  • Successful problem-resolution skills; able to multi-task
  • Proven ability to promote a positive and ethical security environment, aligned with the institution’s mission and people culture.
  • Able to secure sensitive and confidential information.
  • Flexible and able to work the days/hours that are conducive to the schools events, activities, and operations as well as respond to all calls for assistance and emergencies (during and outside of the workday). 
  • Able to manage stressful situations; exhibits good judgment and can make timely decisions.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, leadership, staff, students, parents, and the public under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.




Supervision: All Campus Security and Traffic Control personnel

Certifications: CPR/AED certification and a valid NYS certified security guard license. A Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) accredited by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) is preferred.

Salary Range: $115,000 - $140,000 annual.Salary offers are based on factors that include years of experience, training/skills, internal peer equity, market, and other organizational considerations. Friends Academy offers a comprehensive competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission and a retirement plan that matches contributions, all of which contribute to your well-being. The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future.

Visit our career page https://www.friendsacademy.org/career to learn why FA is a great place to work. 

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; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  Ability to talk on telephone and radio. Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time is required. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Physically able to assist or carry a disabled, ill or injured person if required.  Able to walk all of the school campus grounds, and stand for long periods on hard pavement and in wooded areas. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions: 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 can be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; 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 view our Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion webpage.

Lower School Classroom Teacher

Work Term: Academic Calendar Year
Work Schedule: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM 
FLSA: Full-Time Exempt
Supervisor: Lower School Principal

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:
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.
The essential functions requirements 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.

Essential Duties Include: Duties may change and others may be assigned

  • 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 is preferred
  • 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
  • Attend teachers’ meetings, after-school weekly faculty meetings, teacher trainings, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and other meetings that contribute to the life of the school, which may occur after 3:45 pm
  • Uphold the Quaker mission and educational philosophy
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

Education/Qualifications:
A Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education is required. A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education is preferred. A minimum of three years of teaching experience is required to apply (preferably in an independent school). Previous head teaching experience is preferred. 

Competencies and Skills:
  • Organized and able to handle the demands of work in a  high-performing school
  • 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:
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 and must be able to move across the campus. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The ability to move around the campus. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.

Salary Range: $71,000-$90,000.
Salary offers are based on factors that include years of experience, training/skills, internal peer equity, market, and other organizational considerations. Friends Academy offers a comprehensive competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission and a retirement plan that matches contributions, all of which contribute to your well-being. The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future.

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 visit our Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion webpage.

Summer Camp Program – 2024 Positions

Friends Academy Summer Program is seeking Seasonal Summer Camp Positions for summer 2024. Candidates must commit to the entire summer. 

The program will take place June 24, 2024 to August 9, 2024. Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm daily.

 

Positions:

Explorers Group Leader                                                                                                    Group Leaders will be responsible for creating a positive and engaging experience for a cohort of campers aged 3 to 7. This role is crucial in ensuring the well-being, safety, and enjoyment of campers. Group leaders will oversee their team of camp counselors  and plan and lead a variety of age-appropriate activities, games, and crafts that will foster a sense of curiosity, creativity, and exploration in campers.

  • A minimum of 21 years old
  • Previous experience working with children aged 3 to 7
  • Patience, enthusiasm, and a genuine love for working with young children.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • Ability to speak with families in a child positive manner
  • Basic knowledge of child development and behavior management.

PathFinders & Trailblazers Instructors/Group Leaders                                                    Seeking individuals with an interest to develop and facilitate unique week-long programs for students (ages 8 -13) in the following areas: 

  • Cooking/Baking
  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Fashion 
  •  Music
  • Circus Skills
  • Flag Football
  • Youtube Content Creation
  • Rocketry
  • Science  

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

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Instructor may select which weeks they would like to work.

  • A minimum of 21 years old
  • Previous experience working with children aged 8-13
  • Develop & lead fun and engaging activities
  • Patience, enthusiasm, and a genuine love for working with children
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • Ability to speak with families in a child positive manner
  • Basic knowledge of child development and behavior management.

Summer Scholars Tutor                                                                                                 Seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as Summer Camp Tutors, helping campers build academic skills in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

  • Job responsibilities:
    • Plan and implement age-appropriate and engaging educational activities that align with campers' interests and curriculum needs.
    • Provide One-on-One and Small Group Tutoring:
    • Conduct tutoring sessions in various subjects, including but not limited to math, language arts, science, and social studies.
    • Adapt teaching methods to meet the individual needs of campers.
    • Implement creative and interactive teaching techniques to make learning enjoyable.
    • Assess campers' academic strengths and areas for improvement, 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and 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.

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field (current education students also welcome).
  • Previous tutoring or teaching experience with elementary or middle school-aged children.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for creating engaging and interactive learning experiences.
  • Patience, adaptability, and a passion for working with children.

Schedule: Monday through Thursdays 8:00am - 9:30am. 30 minutes of prep per day.

Physical Demands: 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 and must be able to move across the campus. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The ability to move around the campus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 to noisy.

Pay Range: $18-$25 per hour. Salary offers are based on factors that include years of experience, training/skills, internal peer equity, market and other organizational considerations.  The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.

Visit our career page https://www.friendsacademy.org/career to learn why FA is a great place to work.

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 view our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

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.

Pay:$130 for a full day

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 browse our DEI page for more information.

Summer Camp Aquatics Instructor

Full Time (Temporary/Seasonal)

Friends Academy Summer Programs is looking for an experienced Aquatics Supervisor for our outdoor pools during our Summer Program from June 27  - August 9th, 2024. The director is responsible for organizing and implementing a safe swim program that can ensure proper pool area supervision and developing a summer lifeguard team. Provide effective operational guidance to the aquatics team to successfully execute during our Summer Programs.

Responsibilities:

  •  Implements policies and procedures including pool access, emergency action plans, and standard operating procedures.
  •  Coordinates the Aquatics program area including providing leadership and supervision of all Lifeguards.
  • Responsible for training, coaching, and leading lifeguards and swim instructors.
  •  Responsible for the development, control, and monitoring of Pools.
  •  Collaborate with the Leadership Team and Facilities to perform audits of pool systems and equipment to ensure timely maintenance of clean pools.
  •  Ensures State of New York Department of Health requirements are met.
  •  Works closely with the Program Manager to design and run summer programs, and possibly other special aquatic fitness programs.
  •  Staff development ( scheduling, training, supervision, etc.)
  • Build and maintain close and positive relationships with members and non-member participants and parents.

Required Education and Experience:

  • College degree is preferred
  • ARC Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR / AED
  • ARC Lifeguard & CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor
  • ARC WSI certified
  • Lifeguard Management
  • Certified Pool Operator preferred
  • Minimum two years’ experience teaching ARC swim classes and lifeguarding.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong customer service skills and creativity in working with adults and children.
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional and tactful manner with all colleagues

Pay Range: $30-$40 per hour. Based on experience and skill set

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 position. 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 swim; 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.

Little Friends Assistant Teachers and Substitutes

Little Friends Assistant Teachers and Substitute Positions for Infant, Toddler & Pre-Nursery Program

Start Date: Summer 2024

Friends Academy, an Independent Day School (PS -12th Grade), a 65 acre campus on the North Shore of Long Island is seeking Head and Assistant Teachers to work with our littlest friends ages 6 weeks up to 3 years old. Our childcare program is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

Essential Duties Include: duties may change and other duties may be assigned

  • Assist with planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities which support the social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development of children.
  • 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.

Teacher Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience working with young children in a program setting.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.

  • Previous experience working with young children is required. 
    • Head Teacher Education: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or related field and one year of teaching in a childcare program, or Associates degree in Early Childhood or related field and two years of child care experience. 
  • Head and Assistant Teachers: must receive clearance to work by NYSOCFS and Friends Academy pre-employment screening. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume to the attention: Daycare Director with at least two professional references for consideration.

Visit our career page https://www.friendsacademy.org/career to learn why FA is a great place to Work

Pay range: $16.50 to $20 per hour

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 view our Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion webpage.

Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach – Part Time Seasonal

School Year: Fall 2024-2025

Supervisor: Athletic Director

 

Summary

Friends Academy Athletic Department is looking to hire a qualified assistant Varsity Field Hockey coach for our 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 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 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)

 

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 represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.






Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Duties may change and 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.

 

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 view our Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion webpage.

Employee Benefits

We align policies with our mission and community members' needs and are proud to offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package and perks to our employees.

Childcare

On-site discounted daycare

(ages 6 weeks - 3 yrs)

Little Friends Licensed Daycare

Housing

Employee On-Campus Housing

(1-, 2-, 3-bedroom units available for rent below market value)

Tuition

Remission

Playgroup (ages 3 years - grade 12)

  • Health: Friends Academy provides a generous employer contribution towards the medical and dental plans, and an employer-funded Health Savings Account 
  • Retirement matching: 403(b) Plan-A pre-tax benefit
  • Group life insurance: a NO-cost benefit
  • Short- and long-term disability income protection: a NO-cost benefit
  • On-site lunch every day: a NO-cost benefit
  • Discounted summer and after-school programs

 

  • Relocation assistance: Moving expenses covered
  • Tuition reimbursement: degree work and advanced degrees
  • Professional development: we offer generous professional development grants that provide opportunities for professional growth
  • Conferences & workshops: expenses covered
  • Generous Paid Time off

In Their Own Words

Edgar Posada

“My colleagues are the most supportive group of professionals I have ever encountered anywhere. They never fail to surprise me with their depth of knowledge, kind hearts, and devotion to their profession and their students.”

Edgar Posada | Joined Friends in 1995
Upper School Spanish Teacher
Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

Christine Botti

"I feel fortunate to work in a place where I truly enjoy the people I work with. People are always willing to help each other out. In my experience it has been supportive and collaborative, filled with lots of laughs and positive memories along the way. Some of my closest friendships have been made on this campus."

Christine Botti | Joined Friends in 2006
Middle School Dean of Student Life, PE teacher, and Coach

Kristin Minuto

"When I first started working at Friends Academy, what surprised me the most was how welcoming the faculty and staff were. So many people went over and beyond to welcome me into the community and help me adjust as a new employee."

Kristin Minuto | Joined Friends in 2011
Director
Early Childhood

MJohnsen

"If you’re on the fence, come see the school in action. Visit on a sunny day when the students are out on the quad eating lunch and playing spikeball. The campus has a buzz to it. Attend a game or a theatrical performance. You will not be on the fence for long."

Matt Johnsen | Joined Friends in 2018
Associate Director of Athletics & Physical Education

Kraska

"As an alum of the school, I have a deep fondness for Friends Academy. When I returned to interview, I was reminded of the kindness and warmth exuding from everyone on campus. Coupled with the kind and respectful attitudes of the students, this made me realize that I had to come back as a member of the faculty."

Brie Kraska | Joined Friends in 2005
6th Grade Math Teacher and Alumna

We're a Team

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We gather as a community to connect outside of the workday. These informal celebrations cultivate trust and foster a sense of belonging. Here are some ways we have fun:

Beginning of school and the end of school year parties. They always include an evening of dinner, drinks, music, and dancing.

Service & Appreciation. We think of each other often and find ways to lift colleagues up through surprise treats, holiday baskets, and Gratitude grams.

Pop-ups: throughout the year, we get together for Friday after-work happy hours, trivia/game nights, bowling nights, and more! 

 

Let's Talk

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