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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 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Part Time Outdoor Education Program Leader – Leave Replacement 

    The Outdoor Education Program Leader will:
    • Co-lead two 5-day sea kayaking expeditions  (June 15 to 19) (June 22 to 26)
    • Co-lead two 5-day hiking expeditions (August 17 to 21) (August 24 to 28)
    • Assist with pre-trip preparation and post-trip clean-up
    • Maintain a positive and safe atmosphere and create excitement for the expeditions among the students.
    • Insure safety protocols are followed and help with student supervision and the overseeing of risk management throughout the trip.
    • Be familiar with student medical forms and other pertinent participant information.
    • Help create and maintain an environment of support and inclusion for all participants.
    • Prepare lessons/activities on pre-agreed topics to teach during the expedition.
    • Take notes on student performance throughout the trip.
    • Assist with cooking, general custodial and gear maintenance duties, as necessary.
    • Help encourage Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics practices in wilderness areas.
    Required Experience
    The minimum qualifications/skills needed for this job include:
    • Knowledge and previous experience in kayaking and backpacking: instruction, equipment usage and group management
    • Current First Aid and CPR certification
    • Ability to serve in an expeditionary leadership role
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Ability to demonstrate competence in Friends Seminary's School Driving Orientation
    Preferred Qualifications
    Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
    Prior experience working with adolescents
                                                                 
    Required Education
    Bachelor’s Degree

    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.
     
  • Middle/Upper School Flute and Chamber Teacher
    Sabbatical Leave Replacement – Spring 2020

    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a 3/4 time position for our Upper School Chamber Players, MS Strings and Winds, and MS Flute classes. This is a sabbatical replacement for the second semester of the current school year. Qualified candidates should be comfortable conducting ensembles as well as teaching beginning and intermediate flute classes. In addition, we seek applicants with experience in teaching strings and other woodwind instruments. Candidates must have experience working with students in grades 5-12 and a commitment to engaging, inspirational, and dynamic teaching.
     
    Responsibilities will include conducting the Upper School Chamber Players, conducting and co-teaching the MS Strings and Winds, and teaching 5th and 6th grade flute classes. This position will also include organizing and co-facilitating the 2 spring concerts that will include both divisions of the school.
     
    Required Experience
    • Experience conducting and teaching students grades 5-12
    • Flute training and performance
    • Knowledge of strings and winds
    • Piano skills preferred
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters Preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, 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 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.
  • Multimedia Producer

    The Communications Office at Friends Seminary works to promote the School, both internally, and in the public eye. Through its efforts in communications and media, the office aims to safeguard the Quaker mission of the School, and showcase it in action. The Multimedia Producer is a full-time member of the Communications Office, reporting to the Director of Communications. This person has important responsibilities in creating digital, print and multimedia assets that will help tell the story of Friends Seminary. 

    Responsibilities: 
    • Serve as a primary photographer and videographer for the school, which includes covering some evening and weekend events 
    • Edit and archive photographs and videos
    • Assist in the design and packaging of multimedia for featuring on the school’s website and social media accounts
    • Collaborate with Visual Communications Designer on creation of print materials
    • Identify stories for the communications office to tell; participate in the creation of the story (writing and/or multimedia creation)
    • Assist in daily operations of the Communications Office, including maintaining School’s social media accounts and various email communications

    Qualifications: 
    • Degree in journalism, communications, web design or related major preferred
    • Applicants must have a portfolio consisting of multimedia and graphic design — primarily showcasing photography and videography skills 
    • Web design experience a plus 
    • At least two years of professional experience preferred, but recent college graduates with strong multimedia/photojournalism/storytelling portfolios will be considered 
    • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
    • Acute attention to detail and a high degree of organization 
    • Familiarity with email service providers such as MailChimp and Constant Contact is highly desirable 
    • Ability to keep pace in deadline-driven environment across multiple projects 
    • Strong ability to prioritize work based on short and long-term needs 
    • Creativity and a sense of humor


    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to communicationsjobs@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.
     
  • Special Events Manager and Advancement Assistant/Associate

    Special Events Manager and Advancement Assistant/Associate

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent school in New York City, seeks to recruit a Special Events Manager and Advancement Assistant/Associate (depending on experience)to join the Office of Institutional Advancement. 

    This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and works closely with Friends Seminary staff and volunteers to produce successful events. 

    The Office of Institutional Advancement drives all fundraising for the School. The Benefit Auction, Fund for Friends, Alumni Relations, Constituent Relations, Stewardship, Advancement Services, Planned Giving, Major Gifts and the Capital Campaign are all functions of the Institutional Advancement Office.

    The Special Events Manager and Advancement Assistant/Associate ensures the success of special events, which are the responsibility of the Advancement office. He/she/they also provides administrative support to the Director of Institutional Advancement and supports the efforts of the Advancement office.
    Responsibilities

    • Collaborates with volunteers and staff on all aspects of advancement events including but not limited to the Lunar New Year, Grandparents Day, Senior Dinner, Campaign Events, Reunion, Leadership Party, Volunteer Recognition Party, Potlucks and Bagels with Bo. 
    • Oversees production of Lunar New Year, Senior Dinner, Campaign Events, Leadership Party, Volunteer Party, and Bagels with Bo. This includes managing parent volunteer committees, managing budgets, soliciting sponsors, confirming program, sourcing and confirming venue and pricing, tracking ticket purchases and RSVPs, putting together seating.
    • Assists in production of Auction, Grandparents Day, Reunion, Homecoming, Solicitation and Cultivation Lunches and Dinners, Peace Week Dinner, and other events as needed.
    • Supports the Advancement Office with communications, including drafting, proofing and editing. Liaises with Communications Office, developing the Adv Office’s year-long Communications plan and timeline and helping implement. Manages all requests from Adv Office to Communications
    • Manages RSVP email and Paperless Post invitations sent out by Advancement, including designing, seeking approval, uploading spreadsheets, sending, and tracking responses.
    • Collaborates with Director of Operations by meeting monthly to look ahead on the calendar and trouble-shoot any potential logistical issues 
    • Provides admin support to Director of Institutional Advancement, including managing calendar, correspondence, Raiser’s Edge updates, expenses 
    • Attends bi-weekly Major Gift Prospecting meetings in order to update and assist in managing major donors through the pipeline.
    • Provides admin support to the Adv Office including managing the calendar, developing procedures and holding employees accountable, overseeing office supplies, processing payments, space reservations, entering data into RE, helping process gifts when Database Manager is out or needs assistance
    • Provides admin support to Parents Association, including calendar and space reservations
    Requirements
    • 1-3 years of progressive experience in special events
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Highly efficient, with attention to detail, follow-through and ability to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proven experience with developing and inspiring volunteers.
    • Deep appreciation for the mission of Friends Seminary and knowledge of independent schools.
    • Creative thinker.
    • Strong management and organizational skills, and a strong work ethic.
    • Superb organization and administrative skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Gmail.
    • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Outgoing personality and an optimistic and positive attitude.
    • Ability to work independently and within a team-oriented environment.
    • Good judgment, tact, sensitivity and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations.
    • Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as required.
    • Highest ethical and professional behavior.
    Preferred Experience
    • Knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge.
    • Knowledge of Quakerism and Quaker education.

    Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to advancementjobs@friendsseminary.org.

    When submitting your resume, 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, Sawyer – Special Events Manager and Advancement Assistant/Associate - 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 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.
     
  • Middle School English Teacher - Spring Semester 2020 - Leave Replacement

    The Middle School seeks an enthusiastic leave replacement in English for the spring semester. The appointment will begin in early January of 2020 and include teaching three sections of eighth grade and one section of seventh grade English.
     
    Required Experience
    • Significant experience in Middle School teaching
    • Curiosity, creativity, and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in English 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 Haiku, Blackbaud, and Google Docs
     
    Required Education
    Masters Degree

    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Applicationa Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to englishjobs@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.

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.

 
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