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For all openings, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to five professional references in PDF or Word format to the appropriate email address listed in the individual job description below. For teaching positions, please include a statement of educational philosophy with your application materials.
 
When submitting your resume, kindly be sure to clearly reference your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position in the subject line ie: Smith, John - Math Teacher - Friends Website
 
Certain job openings have specific requirements. Please read the job descriptions for details. An acknowledgement email will be sent once we receive your resume. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.

Current Openings

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Middle School Classroom Aide

    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786.
    The Middle School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Classroom Aide beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a one year position.
     
    The Classroom Aide supports student learning and promotes health and safety practices in small groups (aka pods).  The Aide also works in conjunction with the lead teacher to maintain a positive classroom learning environment to support the academic, emotional, and social development of students.
     
    • Experience guiding children between the ages of 10 and 14  in an organized setting.
    • Appreciation of the School's Quaker Values
     
    Bachelor's Degree preferred.
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application,  a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy which includes distance education, and contact information for three references to middleschooljobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
  • Lower School Associate Teacher 1 year appointment, 2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786. The Lower School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a one-year Lower School Associate Teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year.
     
    A Lower School Associate Teacher (AT) at Friends collaborates with the lead teacher in planning curriculum and reviewing lesson plans. AT’s prepare and study the materials being taught in order to be knowledgeable of lesson objectives. The AT works with the lead teacher to support student learning through whole class, small group or individualized instruction, and works in conjunction with the lead teacher to maintain a positive classroom learning environment to support the academic, emotional, and social development of students.
     
    The ideal candidate will possess the skill set to pivot nimbly to and from virtual and in person learning. Associate Teachers:
     
    • Attend faculty meetings, Grade Level meetings and all required events.
    • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position.
    • Attend specialized meetings to support their professional growth and development.
    • Report directly to the Assistant Head of Lower School.
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the school. The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be”. We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure and play in a child-centered environment.
     
    Required Experience 
    • Experience guiding elementary school aged children in a school setting.
    • Some proficiency with Spanish language is a plus.
    • Experience with educational technology including, but not limited to learning management systems, browser based tools and Google Suite applications.
    • Bachelor's Degree required, Masters preferred.
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application,  a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy which includes distance education, and contact information for three references to lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
     
     
  • MS History Teacher- Leave Replacement, October-December 2020

    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786. The Middle School seeks an enthusiastic leave replacement in History as soon as possible. The appointment includes teaching two sections of fifth grade and two sections of sixth grade History (The Ancient World). In addition, the teacher would serve as an advisor to fifth grade students. 
     
    Ideal Experience
    • experience teaching Middle School students
    • Curiosity, creativity, and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, and use of technology.
    • Love for working with Middle School students and the ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
    • Demonstrated comfort with educational technologies, such as learning management systems, Zoom, and Google suite.
     
    Required Education
    Masters Degree preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to historyjobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
     
  • School Nurse K-12, 1 Year Leave Replacement, 2020-21 School Year
     

     Friends Seminary seeks an experienced school nurse to serve students in grades K-12.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to current practices in health services and also to working with children. The nurse reports to the Director of Support Services and the Academic Dean and also works closely with Division Heads, School Counselors, the Athletic Trainer, and the Health Education team. The nurse holds a key supportive role in the community, often forming relationships with children that go beyond the maintenance of their physical health.In addition to the strong organizational skills needed to maintain school health records, the nurse will need exceptional communication skills in order to effectively interface with students, parents, and teachers. This is a 10 month position.
     
    Responsibilities
          Promote and protect the optimal health and wellbeing of students and employees.
          Maintain, evaluate, and interpret cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students.
          Adhere to NYS immunization and communicable disease control reporting requirements.
          Provide daily drop-in health service:
    • Interpret the health status of students to parents and school personnel
    • Initiate referrals to parents, school personnel and community health resources for intervention, remediation, and follow-up
    • Provide ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel, and outside health agencies
    • Administer student medications per provider orders and maintain associated medication records.
    • Use onsite health resources to provide appropriate care for students
          Plan and use school health management protocols for children with chronic health problems, including the administration of medication.
          Plan and collaborate accordingly for field trips in regard to student medical needs.
          Assist in the development, maintenance and implementation of the the school health management protocols, including but not limited to:
    • Emergency procedures for acute medical emergencies
    • Concussion protocols
    • Student and staff health policies
    • COVID-19 management
          Effectively collaborate with the Administration to promote & prioritize health, hygiene and safety through the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to creating and adapting school policies and plans, serving on any associated task forces. 
          Promote the control of communicable diseases through preventive immunization programs, early detection, surveillance, and reporting of contagious diseases.
          Engage in research and evaluation of school health services in order to improve the school health programs and nursing practices, as well as to ensure compliance with all relevant state and local health requirements.
          Collaborate with the food services team in regard to all student allergies.
          Maintain appropriate supplies and equipment for the school infirmary.
          Participate as a member of the guidance team in each division.
     
    Requirements
          Preferred experience as a School Nurse.
          Basic computer systems knowledge, including use of the Magnus Health electronic health record system.
          Outstanding professional integrity, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.
          Excellent organizational skills, including accuracy in multi-tasking situations.
          Ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with students, parents, and colleagues.
     
    Education & Qualifications
          R.N. or Advanced Nursing Degree
          Registered Nurse in New York State (Current Licensure)
          Currently BLS Provider certified
     
     
    To apply, interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
  • Mandarin Language Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year 

    Friends Seminary is accepting applications for a full time teacher of Mandarin. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of Mandarin to students in grades 4-12. Dynamic, creative individuals with teaching experience and proven success in program and curriculum development are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be in touch with trends and developments in language instruction, and will thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. Experience integrating technology into the curriculum is also a plus.
     
    Qualifications
     
    • Speak native or near-native Mandarin
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and dynamically about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration and program building
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work regarding culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to languagejobs@friendsseminary.org.
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
  • Part Time Strings Teacher - Middle School

    Job Description
    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a Part Time Strings Teacher in Middle School. Qualified candidates will be comfortable with beginner, novice, and intermediate musicians. We seek and welcome applicants with additional experience in ensemble instruction. Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging and dynamic teaching.  
     
    Required Experience
    3+ years preferred

    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred

    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a Resume, Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to: performartsjobs@friendsseminary.org

    When submitting your required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position, i.e: Smith, Jane – PT Strings teacher - Friends Website 
     
    You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please. 
     
    Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

Substitute Teaching

If you would like to apply to be a substitute teacher at Friends Seminary, please submit a completed Friends Seminary Application, a cover letter and resume to the appropriate divisional administrative assistant.

Lower School:   Laura McGinley
Middle School:   Krysta Wilson
Upper School:   Denman Tuzo
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

 
FRIENDS SEMINARY
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034