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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 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Administrative Assistant - Office Manager for the Middle School Office - Offer Pending

    Friends Seminary seeks a dynamic, organized, flexible multi-tasker to manage our bustling Middle School Office. The ideal candidate will be a clear communicator who is comfortable supporting our school community, including students (primarily ages 10-14), faculty, staff and parents. The ability to work nimbly and independently, to employ common sense, to write effectively, to streamline processes, and to troubleshoot are important skills. The ideal candidate will also have a good sense of humor and embody a sense of joy.
     
    Responsibilities
    This position requires collaboration with different constituencies as well as a good deal of individual task management. The ideal candidate will be able to navigate both with ease. In particular, responsibilities include:
     
    • Assisting the Head of Middle School in scheduling and coordinating appointments, projects and daily tasks. 
    • Managing the daily operations of the Middle School Office, including student support, and coordination between teachers, parents and other offices in the school.
    • Maintaining records, including daily attendance, school wide calendars and resource boards, reports and transcripts.
    • Processing financials and budgeting.
    • Coordinating meetings and special events, including Middle School Back to School Night and Parent/Teacher conferences.
    • Handling special projects as requested, including preparing yearly student planner.
    • Communicating effectively, in writing and orally, with various stakeholders across the school community
    • Learning new technology and software quickly and troubleshooting when necessary.
     
    Required Experience
    • Proficiency with GSuite
    • Fluent in English
    • Experience in both administrative assistant administration and office management
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelors Degree preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Resume, Writing Samples 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.
  • 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.
  • Fourth Grade Head Teacher - 2020-2021 School Year POSITION FILLED

    Friends Seminary is seeking an experienced Head teacher for fourth grade for the 2020-2021 Academic year. 
     
    This position is ideal for the dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative teacher who has experience designing, planning and implementing curriculum for upper elementary grades. Fostering a classroom with a focus on inquiry based learning and the active exchange of ideas is central to our Lower School program.
     
    In support of the Friends Seminary mission, all candidates must be prepared to view curriculum as well as classroom and school culture through a lens focused on the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.
     
    Required Experience
    Candidates should demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility and a passion for working with Lower School students. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level teachers and our content area specialists.
     
    Candidates should demonstrate proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning in the classroom. Teacher will report to the Lower School Head, attend all faculty meetings, write student reports and hold regular parent/teacher conferences.
     
    This is a full time position with competitive salary commensurate with experience. Bachelors required; preference given to candidates with a graduate degree. 
     
    To apply, 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 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.
     
     
     
     
  • Associate Teacher - Kindergarten

    Friends Seminary Lower School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Kindergarten Associate Teacher beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.
     
    A Kindergarten AssociateTeacher (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.  
    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.
    Qualifications: Experience guiding children between the ages of five and seven in a school setting. Some proficiency with Spanish language is a plus. Bachelor's Degree required, Masters preferred.
    Interested candidates must submit: a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for 3 professional references. Please send all of this information, by email, to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org. Kindly reference the ”K/1 Associate Teacher” in the subject line of your email. 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.
     

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:   Elle Hauschen
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