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For all openings, please submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.

Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.

Current Openings

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS - DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID AND AFFORDABILITY

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, is seeking an energetic and forward-thinking professional to join its Admissions Office. The Admissions Office is responsible for both enrollment and retention and is charged with building a community of students reflective of the School’s Mission. This ten-month position has two components: (1) Assistant Director of K-12 Admissions with a focus on Middle and Upper School; and (2) Director of Financial Aid.
     
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
     
    The Assistant Director of Admissions reports directly to the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management and is involved in all aspects of the admissions program.
     
    Requirements
    • Independent school or university admissions experience
    • A willingness to learn about Friends, its history and values quickly
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, marketing, writing and technology skills
    • Comfort with a team approach
    • Proactive thinking: an ability to anticipate issues, respond accordingly and generate new ideas
    • Social networking competency
    • Commitment to the School’s Mission
     
    DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID AND AFFORDABILITY
     
    The Director of Financial Aid and Affordability supervises a centralized K-12 Financial Aid process and reports to the Financial Aid Committee. The Director is the “go to” person for all financial aid-related issues for current and new families. Financial Aid decision-making is the responsibility of the Financial Aid Committee: the Director of Financial Aid, the Chief Financial and Operating Officer, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging, and the Admissions Director.
     
    Requirements
    • Discretion and sensitivity dealing with families requesting financial aid
    • Strong organizational and computational skills to optimize and simplify the Financial Aid process
    • Consistent and timely outreach and follow-up
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree(s) strongly preferred
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Applicants should send a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume and contact information for three references to admissionsjobs@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 – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks an experienced and committed educator to be a leader of faculty programs and support, K-12. Friends has well established programs for orientation, mentorship, evaluation, professional development and growth support. This position is a new administrative role for the School and is intended to provide focused support and nurturing for faculty across a wide range of disciplines and grade levels. The successful candidate will have well developed beliefs about teaching and learning that align with the Friends Seminary mission and strategic plan as well as experience leading and coaching faculty in formal growth and support programs.
     
    All programs are housed on the newly constructed and renovated 16th Street campus, with many spaces and faculty shared across the full K-12 age range. Academic and co-curricular programs prioritize deep and meaningful learning in the context of Quaker values. Friends students are asked to ‘engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be’. The Assistant Head’s primary responsibility will be to lead and support faculty in their work towards this vision for the School.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Lead and continue to develop inspiring faculty programs for professional growth, professional development, new teacher orientation and mentoring
    • Coordinate and manage formal faculty evaluations which occur during a teacher’s 2nd and 3rd years at Friends
    • Devise and implement new offerings for faculty coaching and in-house professional development
    • Collaborate with the Director of Educational Technology to guide the development of faculty skills and guidelines for use of academic technology
    • Lead bi-weekly meeting of Academic Department Chairs with agendas focused on managing all aspects of the academic program including, but not limited to: continued innovation in course offerings, academic policies, interdisciplinary collaboration, enrollment and scheduling, grading policies and departmental curriculum initiatives
    • Collaborate with department chairs to support and inspire individual faculty and departmental performance and growth
    • Collaborate with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging to ensure robust recruitment and retention of new and continuing faculty of color as well as initiatives to increase the diversity and inclusivity of the curriculum
    • Participate in faculty hiring responsibilities including recruitment events, interviewing and participation on hiring committees
    • Report to and work closely with the Associate Head of School
    • Teach part-time in an area of expertise
     
    Qualifications
    • Committed educator with significant and successful classroom experience in K-12 settings and an understanding of K-12 progressions of teaching and learning
    • Significant experience or professional learning in the art and science of giving feedback: evaluation, coaching, mentoring, peer to peer learning, observations, lesson study, etc.
    • Commitment and belief in the ability of all students and teachers to learn and grow and also a commitment to the idea of supporting multiple learning styles
    • Experience in school leadership
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • Commitment and enthusiasm for initiatives that will further the Diversity, Equity and Belonging mission of the School
    • Experience promoting innovation in pedagogy, assessment, curriculum and use of educational technology
    • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degrees strongly preferred
    • Commitment to and reflection of the highest standards of teaching and scholarship
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Applicants should send a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to jobs@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 – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR PEACE, EQUITY AND JUSTICE

    About the School and the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice
    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school, educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786. The School seeks a Director of the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice (CPEJ) to begin August 2022. 
     
    The Director of the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice is responsible for determining the strategy and direction of CPEJ’s four coordinated programs of Diversity, Equity and Belonging (in collaboration with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging (DEB)); Service Learning and Civic Engagement; Global Education; and Quaker life, leading a team of two associates responsible for the implementation of these programs. The Director has primary accountability for CPEJ’s activities and reports to the Head of School.
     
    You can read more about the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice here and on Instagram at @fscpej
     
    At Friends Seminary, CPEJ is the home for the School’s values based programs and activities. The staff of CPEJ are a team of diversity, equity and belonging practitioners, committed to teaching that empowers students to take action on issues in their community. The Director of the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice oversees the Center and its staff in working collaboratively at the intersection of these distinctive programs. The Director is a member of the School’s department heads group and serves in a strategic role within the School’s administration, as a lead educator in CPEJ.
     
    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Align CPEJ programming with the School’s strategic priorities and the academic programs within each school division
    • Develop and facilitate collaboration among CPEJ programs and the team and evaluate the impact of CPEJ’s programs
    • Connect community members to the work of CPEJ
    • Build strategic partnerships within the city, the country and around the world that further the mission and goals of CPEJ
    • Collaborate closely with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging
    • Support, manage and evaluate CPEJ staff
     
    Responsibilities related to Service Learning and Civic Engagement
    • Develop and oversee the K-12 service learning program
    • Teach and oversee instructors who implement the CPEJ curriculum in Lower School (PBL) and Middle School (goLEAD)
    • Develop and maintain sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with community members, non-profit organizations, civic groups and city agencies
    • Guide and support students, employees and parent/guardians who seek external service opportunities
     
    Responsibilities related to Global Education
    • Develop a vision and plan for integrating multiple perspectives and global understanding more deeply into the curriculum
    • Refine and execute existing risk management policies and procedures and stay current with risk concerns
    • Provide coordinated oversight of international and domestic travel opportunities, including support to trip leaders in all aspects of trip development, planning and execution and risk management; promote student participation; manage hosting of international students at Friends
    • Develop and sustain relationships and partnerships that result in opportunities for students
     
    Responsibilities related to Quaker Life
    • With the Board and Administration, nurture elements of our Quaker identity and serve as a primary contact to the local Meetings
    • Lead education of parents, faculty and administrative staff in understanding the tenets of Quakerism and the hallmarks of Quaker education
     
    About the Candidate
    The ideal candidate is committed to equipping students to be global citizens and leaders who engage with the world. Friends Seminary seeks a collaborative educator who will develop and promote meaningful opportunities for the community to explore complex social and environmental issues. 
     
    Qualifications include
    • Master’s degree, with concentration in Peace Studies, Human Rights and Social Justice Studies and/or Global Studies; Gender Studies; Queer Studies; Africana Studies or another subject that directly relates to the work of CPEJ
     
    Essential experience
    • Knowledge of current global issues and appreciation of cultural diversity
    • Awareness of current trends and literature regarding DEB work particularly in independent schools 
    • Experience managing in multi-disciplinary teams
    • Experience developing, implementing and managing short-term travel programs
    • Experience in risk management assessment in both service and travel planning
    • Experience in student organizing 
     
    Desirable qualities
    • Demonstrated experience in real-life problem-solving and place-based methodologies
    • Ability to facilitate independent and cooperative group learning experiences on campus and abroad
    • Dedication to personal and social responsibility within an ethical framework
    • Understanding of cross- and multi-disciplinary approaches
    • Commitment to work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, students, families, and community partners to maintain a strong, inclusive program
    • Experience communicating with multiple constituency groups
     
    All Friends Seminary employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
     
    To apply: Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Statement of Educational Philosophy, 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • GRADE 2 ASSOCIATE TEACHER

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks a creative, organized team player to serve as an Associate Teacher in Grade 2 in the Lower School beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.
     
    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.
     
    An 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 Grade 2 AT will work with each of our three Grade 2 classes to support instruction, differentiation and social emotional growth and development. This position is a new one, created to support Grade 2 students in their continuing mitigation of academic and social losses due to COVID-19. It is an exciting opportunity for the right educator. 
     
    Responsibilities
    • Attend faculty meetings, grade-level meetings and all required events
    • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position
    • Attend specialized meetings to support professional growth and development
    • Report directly to the Assistant Head of Lower School
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the School
    • Teach and support students across the entirety of Grade 2
     
    Qualifications
    • Experience guiding children in a preschool or lower school setting 
    • Some proficiency with the Spanish language is a plus
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to jobs@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, John – MS Technology Integrator - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • HEALTH AND WELLNESS TEACHER

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks an energetic and forward thinking teacher of health and wellness to begin teaching full time in the 2022-2023 school year. This position is part of a strategic revamping of Health and Wellness programs across all grade levels (final departmental name is still in discussion), including the addition of instructional time in Lower, Middle and Upper School divisions. The revised curriculum will focus on five recurring themes: Human Sexuality, Physical Health, Mental Health, Healthy Relationships and Identity. An additional goal for the Health and Wellness program is to foster increased connection with related school programs (e.g. advisory, global ed, service learning, etc.).
     
    In order to support the successful launch of a major program revision, the successful candidate will have a founding spirit and energy as well as a strong desire to collaborate with other educators. Experience and comfort with digital classroom tools is imperative, as is training in a subject area relevant to student health and wellness.
     
    Required Experience
    • Experience and training in modern perspectives and best practices for health education
    • Ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of ages, learning styles and backgrounds
    • Broad and creative perspectives on curriculum and pedagogy
    • Desire and ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and an understanding of both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Comfort with classroom technology and digital education platforms
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree in relevant subject area required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Applicants should send a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to supportservicesjobs@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 – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • LOWER SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks a Lower School Psychologist to join our mental health support team. With this new position, the team will expand such that each Division (Lower, Middle and Upper School) will have a dedicated mental health professional. This new position will serve students in grades K-4.
     
    As a member of the Divisional guidance team, the psychologist collaborates and works closely with the Head and Assistant Head of Lower School; the Director of Support Services; Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging; Learning Specialists and the School Nurse. The Lower School Psychologist promotes the social, emotional, educational and mental health wellbeing of students. At Friends Seminary, students are supported in finding a sense of belonging and community amongst their classmates, teachers, coaches and advisors. 
     
    This is a 10-month position, 5 days per week from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM, beginning August 29, 2022. Reports to Director of Support Services and Lower School Division Head.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Provide direct short-term individual and/or group counseling to students. 
    • Meet with parents and teachers for consultation and support. 
    • Provide outside referrals and resources to support a child or family in need. 
    • Facilitate various support and affinity groups for students, including Banana Splits (children living with one parent for a variety of reasons). 
    • Partner with the Director of Support Services to develop learning plans for students in all grades with psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations on file and be able to analyze and communicate test results and recommendations verbally and in writing.
    • Work with teachers, students, administrators, learning specialists and parents to make learning plans useful for students. 
    • Collaborate with outside practitioners, including tutors, therapists, evaluators and medical professionals to make referrals and follow up on student care. 
    • Collaborate with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging on individual students, their needs and topical programming. 
    • Attend after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, case conferences and other school events. 
    • Plan and host talks about parenting, social and emotional well-being, learning, mental health issues and development for faculty and parents. 
     
    Qualifications
    • NY State Licensed Clinical, School, or Counseling Psychologist (PhD or PsyD) or Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) or with at least 1-3 years of experience post licensure encouraged to apply.
    • Experience working in schools or clinical settings with students aged 5-10.
    • Displays cultural competency and includes, as part of their practice and approach, a commitment to centering inclusion and equity in their work with students and faculty.
    • Connects well and has comfortable rapport with students in all age groups, and especially in the target grade range.
    • Strong public speaking, organizational and written communication skills. 
    • Training and experience in evidenced-based treatment approaches including CBT, DBT and Mindfulness.
     
    Required Education
    •  Master’s Degree required; PhD preferred
     
    All Friends Seminary employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
     
    To apply: Applicants should email to supportservicesjobs@friendsseminary.org a Cover Letter articulating their approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting, a CV or Resume, and the contact information for three references. Include your first and last name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • LOWER SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS TEACHER

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks a passionate, knowledgeable and team-oriented art and shop teacher for the Lower School, to begin in the 2022-2023 school year. The preferred candidate will have an extensive understanding of child artistic development and a desire to grow as a professional educator.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Teach small group art and shop classes in grades K-4
    • Help organize and maintain art materials in the art studios
    • Install and label exhibits of children’s artwork for all classes
    • Manage inventory and place supply orders
    • Participate in regular school division, art department and all school meetings
    • Communicate with parents as needed, including curriculum night
    • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in art or education required; Master’s degree in art education preferred
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues   
    • Knowledge of artistic child development from Kindergarten through Grade 4
    • Enthusiasm for connections between visual arts and other STEAM fields, especially engineering and design
    • Commitment to valuing and incorporating diversity of influences and perspectives in curriculum and instruction as well as creating an inclusive experience for all students
    • Teaching experience in Elementary Visual Arts education required; 3 years minimum preferred
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Applicants should send a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to visualartsjobs@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 – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL VOCAL MUSIC TEACHER

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks applications for a full time music educator to lead and grow our Upper School and Middle School vocal music program. Qualified candidates should be fluent in conducting ensembles as well as teaching beginning and intermediate lessons in a variety of voice classes and choirs. Candidates must have experience working with students in grades 5-12 and a commitment to engaging, inspirational and dynamic teaching of diverse music from all periods. We seek candidates who are proven program builders and who have a natural rapport with students in this age group. The successful candidate will display a passion and dedication to students and their voices, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and belonging in their work.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Conduct and teach the Upper School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.
    • Conduct and teach Chorus classes in grades 5-8.
    • Teach Upper School electives such as Musical Theater, Vocal Studio and/or Music Theory.
    • Organize and co-facilitate concerts for both divisions of the school.
    • Music Direct the School’s spring musical in collaboration with the director and attend rehearsals after school.
    • Engage with the community beyond classes.
    • Advise a group of Upper or Middle school students.
    • Attend and participate in all faculty meetings.
    • Attend community meetings.
    • Be a presence and advocate for the Performing Arts department within the school.
     
    Qualifications
    • Experience as Music Director and pit conductor for school musicals is highly preferred.
    • Experience conducting and teaching students grades 5-12.
    • Dedication and energy to engage Middle School students with changing voices.
    • High-level musicianship and aural skills, including a minimum of basic-level piano skills.
    • Participation and collaboration in designing and implementing an evolving vocal music program.  
    • Fluency in a broad set of musical canons representing multiple cultures and voices. 
    • Ability to incorporate music teaching technology into the student learning experience.
    • Appreciation and understanding of pedagogical techniques for teaching students with multiple learning styles.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
     
    All Friends Seminary employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
     
    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 performartsjobs@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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (DEPARTMENT CHAIR POSSIBILITY)

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks a Middle School teacher for the Creative Computing program to join the faculty in August 2022 as a member of the Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Design. In Middle School, Creative Computing happens in semester-long classes for each grade. The curriculum at each level is fluid and student driven, but stands firmly upon elements of design thinking, especially empathy and curiosity in understanding a challenge, creativity and prototyping at the solutions stage, and iterative thinking and learning from failure in order to strengthen final products. These engineering mindsets are practiced in high and low tech contexts and emphasis is placed on hands-on experiences. Students have access to individual computing devices and a variety of ‘maker’ type tools, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, as well as more traditional materials such as fabric and wood.  
     
    The successful candidate will have experience with middle school aged children and a passion for a hands-on, learn-by-doing environment which has characterized a Friends education since the late 19th century when “shop” became a required class in the Middle School. Educators with prior experience in classroom technology support or ed tech integration are encouraged to apply. Friends will also be naming a Department Chair for Computer Science, Engineering and Design, and candidates with leadership interest and experience are encouraged to apply.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Design, collaboratively plan and teach Creative Computing classes for students in grades 5-8 that emphasize creative problem-solving with computer science and robotics, as well as low tech formats such as fibers or recycled materials
    • Collaborate with teachers in all subjects to integrate design thinking into their existing curricula or to develop new curricula
    • Plan for and work to increase participation from underrepresented groups in computer science, engineering and design programs
    • Identify opportunities to collaborate across disciplines with an emphasis on computer science, engineering and design
    • Work closely with the other teachers of computer science, engineering and design to create a seamless K-12 curricular program
    • Work to design, develop and program co-curricular activities related to the core curriculum, including club offerings in robotics, coding and 3D building; the annual Maker Day festival; and/or competitive engineering and computer science teams
    • Serve as a Middle School advisor and club leader
     
    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
    • 3-5 years of teaching experience
    • Interest and experience working with Middle School aged students
    • Commitment to increasing participation from underrepresented groups in STEM fields
    • Commitment to the School’s mission and the Quaker values which underpin it
     
    Desired Qualifications
    • Experience developing curricula
    • Experience working with Google Apps and Learning Management systems
    • Creative and self-driven technologist, tinkerer and educator
    • Experience with programming, robotics and 3D design technologies, preferably Scratch, Arduino and Tinkercad
    • Interest and experience in creating maker environments conducive to tinkering, designing and innovation
    • Commitment to creating a safe, respectful and dynamic environment for students to learn and grow
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to jobs@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, John – MS Technology Integrator - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • UPPER/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER (ONE YEAR LEAVE REPLACEMENT)

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks applications for a Math Teacher in the Upper and Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year. Candidates should be comfortable teaching introductory level Algebra I through advanced Precalculus. The School seeks and welcomes applicants with additional experience in a wider range of courses.
     
    Qualifications
    • Depth and breadth of knowledge in introductory Algebra I through advanced Precalculus
    • Experience working with middle and/or high school aged students
    • Curiosity, creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, in math, science and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, interdisciplinary use of appropriate technology resources, and the social and emotional needs of young adolescents
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology including learning management systems, Google Suite apps and other digital learning platforms
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
    Required Experience
    • 3+ years of experience preferred
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Applicants should send a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to mathjobs@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 – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • UPPER SCHOOL COUNSELOR

    Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks a Counselor in the Upper School for a 10-month position, five days per week, beginning August 22, 2022. The Upper School Counselor reports to the Upper School Division Head.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Develops presence with students, faculty and parents, and becomes part of the School community
    • Connects well with children and their families
    • Serves as member of the Upper School Guidance team and works closely with the Head of Upper School to develop programming for students and respond to individual student needs
    • Collaborates closely with the Support Services team: Director of Support Services/psychologist, learning specialists and school nurse to promote the physical, social, emotional, educational and health needs of students in Upper School
    • Meets with students individually and in small groups
    • Facilitates various support and affinity groups for students, including Banana Splits (children living with one parent for a variety of reasons)
    • Collaborates with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging as well as the Health Education staff on individual students, programming and teaching of Health and Wellness curriculum
    • Partner with the Director of Support Services to develop learning plans for students with psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations on file and be able to analyze and communicate test results and recommendations verbally and in writing
    • Work with teachers, students, administrators, learning specialists and parents to make learning plans useful for students
    • Initiates and participates in meetings with parents and/or teachers as needed
    • Attends after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings and school gatherings 
      • Sometimes gives presentations or presents case studies
    • Hosts talks for families about parenting, various mental health issues and child development topics
    • Collaborates with outside practitioners, including tutors, therapists and evaluators to make referrals and follow up on student care
     
    Qualifications
    • Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) or Psychologist (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) with at least 1-3 years post-licensure in either counseling, clinical, school, health, community or a combination of these disciplines 
    • Seasoned practitioner with experience working in a school or clinical setting with students aged 14-18
    • Strong public speaking, organization and written communication skills

    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    To apply: Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Resume, contact information for three references and a Cover Letter articulating your approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting to supportservicesjobs@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 – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.

Substitute Teaching

If you would like to apply to be a substitute or after school teacher at Friends Seminary, please submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter and Resume to the appropriate contact below.

K-12 Classrooms: David Jackson
After School Programs: Laura McGinley
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.

Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.
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