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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 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 9 frequently asked questions.

  • SCHOOL NURSE, K-12

    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 supportservicesjobs@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.
  • DIRECTOR OF EXTENDED PROGRAMS

    Friends Seminary, the oldest continuously operating co-educational, independent school in New York City, seeks applications for a Director of Extended Programs. This is a 12-month administrative staff position reporting to the Academic Dean. The Director of Extended Programs is responsible for the creation and maintenance of programs K-12 that extend beyond the classroom, school day or school year. In some senses this is an independent program and offers the successful candidate the opportunity for exercising and/or expanding leadership potential. 

    Programs include but are not limited to daily recess, lunch supervision, early bird drop-off, vacation programs, after school programs, summer camps, and summer academics. (They do not include extended programs with oversight of other directors such as athletics or student activities.) The successful candidate will have the vision, initiative, organization, and persistence required to shepherd a variety of programs ranging in their developmental stage from nascent ideas to the long established.  

    Responsibilities and Qualifications:
    • Hire, dismiss, and evaluate personnel related to extended programs. 
    • Assess ongoing programs for effective content, safe operation, and financial viability. Propose and execute adjustments to programs as necessary.
    • Design new and restructured programs as needs and opportunities arise. 
    • Organize and implement programs with attention to details such as facilities use and scheduling, coordination with other extended programs, safety, travel and adherence to the school’s mission.
    • Routinely visit programs in action. Supervise and provide feedback to all extended programs staff.
    • Implement marketing plan for all programs including design, production, and distribution of all marketing materials.
    • Manage purchasing for all programs.
    • Set and maintain budgets for all programs.
    • Maintain billing systems for student enrollment and payment systems for subcontractors and teachers. (There is a part-time financial assistant.)
    • Communicate directly with parents with regard to all programs.
    • Design policies and procedures for participation in all programs, e.g., use by students outside of Friends Seminary, use by children of employees, financial aid, etc.  
    • Qualities we seek include: creativity; entrepreneurship; a commitment to safety and fun for children, primarily K-8th grades; ability to effectively deal with parents;  understanding of early childhood education and development.

    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree, Masters Preferred

    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to friendsafterthreejobs@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.
  • PART-TIME MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER

    Friends Seminary seeks applications for several part time instrumental music teaching positions.  Successful candidates will engender a love of music of all types and styles in Middle School students grades 5 - 8. Qualified candidates will be comfortable with beginner, novice, and intermediate musicians. We seek and welcome applicants with expertise in woodwinds, reeds, and string instruments. Additional experience in ensemble instruction is a plus. Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging, inspirational and dynamic teaching.

    Qualifications
    - Certification in the Suzuki Method through book 4 is preferred.
    -Ability to help students perform minor repairs on their instrument.
    -Piano skills also 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 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.
  • TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Level 1)

    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786. The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for the basic maintenance of computer and A/V equipment on campus and for providing thorough, friendly technical support to staff, faculty and students.  This position reports to the Director of Technology and will work extensively with the other members of the Technology Department.
     
    A successful candidate will possess problem-solving savvy, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, strong organizational skills and professional presence. In addition, an ideal candidate would have at least 2 years of professional experience in a technical support position.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Review the Helpdesk system, resolving issues and escalating tickets as needed
    • Prep, maintain and troubleshoot MacOS and iOS devices for staff, faculty and students
    • Maintain and troubleshoot PC computers and Microsoft Windows as needed
    • Configure and troubleshoot various A/V equipment including projectors, SMARTboards, microphones and speakers in classrooms and meeting spaces
    • Author basic documentation and provide end user training
    • Assist technical staff with both short-term and long-term projects as needed
    • Assist Database Administrator with maintaining and updating asset inventory system
    • Test new technologies, offering feedback and recommendations
    • Help organize Technology Department storage and work spaces
     
    Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • Experience troubleshooting macOS and iOS devices
    • Ability to communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical users
    • Strong analytical skills; must be detailed-oriented and thorough
    • Familiarity working with a helpdesk system for support tickets
    • Ability to work independently as well as within a team-oriented environment
     
    Preferred Experience
    • Apple Certified Mac Technician
    • Experience with JAMF or other MDM software
    • Familiarity with basic networking concepts (TCP/IP, DNS, switching and routing)
     
    This position is available immediately. 12-month, full-time, non-exempt.
     
    To apply: Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: techjobs@friendsseminary.org and 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 AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST
    2021-2022

    LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST

    Friends Seminary is seeking a Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 Academic year. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for working with students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level colleagues and content area specialists. Candidates must be highly organized and effective communicators who can work productively and flexibly with students, faculty, and parents.
     
    At Friends Seminary, learning specialists support children in their literacy skill acquisition and development as well as in developing strategies to  support challenges with  attention and executive functions. The Learning Specialist works very closely with the Lower and Middle School Administrative teams and serves as a member of the Guidance and Support Services team.

    Candidates should have expertise in research-based teaching strategies, such as Orton-Gillingham-based reading programs or The Hochman Writing Program. They should also have fluency with a range of assessment tools and be comfortable facilitating and coordinating classroom-based and individualized assessments. 

    Responsibilities
    • Plan and implement specific instruction for students in small group pull-out meetings as well as through push-in support.
    • Assess student progress regularly.
    • Conduct observations and screenings to determine if a student is in need of additional learning support at school.
    • Formulate and write year-end summary reports for students taught.
    • Collaborate with teachers to help them understand students’ learning needs and to differentiate classroom instruction.
    • Collaborate with other learning specialists and the Guidance Team at Friends.
    • In collaboration with classroom teachers, communicate with parents about individual student strengths and challenges, goal setting and progress.
    • Coordinate with outside tutors and remedial specialists and build a deep network of outside specialists.
    • Support the use of assistive technology for students within  the community through  training, collaboration, and assessment.
    • Available to consult with the Admissions Office when needed.

    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree, Masters Preferred

    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, a statement on your Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to supportservicesjobs@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.
  • ADMISSIONS OFFICE MANAGER

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent school in New York City, seeks to recruit an Admissions Office Manager/Registrar to join the Admission Office. 

    The Admissions Manager/Registrar (AMR) is a staff position reporting directly to the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management and working closely with the two Associate Directors of Admissions (one of whom is also the Director of Financial Aid and Affordability). In support of Admissions and the School as a whole, the AMR is responsible for all administrative and technological operations to achieve robust enrollment and retention. The AMR reflects the School’s mission and understands the K-12 academic and non-academic programs in general.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Understand the “big picture” and interdependencies of the admissions process
    • Oversee and manage technical aspects of the admissions website,  admissions databases and attendant demands e.g. electronic file system (Ravenna), statistical reports, charts, forms, admissions letters, financial aid correspondence, labels, etc.
    • Schedule interviews and tours
    • Interact with current and prospective families (by phone; in person; through email)
    • Guide applicant families through the admissions process
    • Manage the re-enrollment and new enrollment contract process, working closely with the Business Office, Director of Financial Aid and Affordability, and Communications Office
    • Provide administrative support e.g. special events, file maintenance, financial aid process
    • Maintain up-to-date and accurate enrollment database information
    • Interface with and communicate pertinent information to relevant  administrative offices e.g. Business, Advancement and Divisional Offices
    • Assist in school ancillary duties as needed
    Registrar responsibilities:
    • Maintain historical records (graduates and former students)
    • Respond to transcript requests
    • Maintain records in an organized and accessible format
    • Manage student archives, converting graduate records into PDF files each summer 
    Required Skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills (connecting with adults and children) and marketing sensibility. As a primary public facing staff member, the AMR interfaces with all school constituencies and prospective families. Positive  first and follow-up impressions matter.
    • Mature technological skills: In an online office, these skills are essential and should include a sophisticated knowledge of online communications, databases and computers. Technology specifically used in admissions:
      • Blackbaud and Ravenna - construct, modify, and troubleshoot queries, export data and merge information with different data systems
      • Google Suite - Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms
    • Ability to anticipate the needs of the Office and respond accordingly
    • Initiative and vision
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Close attention to detail
    • Ability to focus while moving at a fast and accurate pace in an active,  bustling office environment. The AMR needs to stay in front of the process, creating systems to simplify the administrative needs of the Office.
    • A sense of humor, personal integrity, and an impeccable work ethic 
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to admissionsjobs@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.
  • ADMISSIONS OFFICE ASSISTANT

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent school in New York City, seeks to recruit an Admissions Assistant to join the Admission Office. This is a 10-month position.
     
    The Admissions Assistant (AA) reports directly to the Admissions Director, is supervised by the Admissions Office Manager and works closely with the entire Admissions team. In support of Admissions and the School as a whole, the AA supports all administrative and technological operations to achieve robust enrollment and retention. In addition, the AA will have an opportunity (April-June) to work in other parts of the school as needed. Importantly, the AA reflects the School’s mission and understands the K-12 academic and non-academic programs in general.
     
    Job Responsibilities
    • Interface with current and prospective families as well as with School constituencies (in person; on the phone; through email) in a timely manner
    • General administrative support including database entry, statistical reports, queries, etc.
    • Oversee and update the master admissions calendar
    • Schedule school tours and interviews; give tours as needed
    • Administrative follow-up: application materials, enrollment contracts, admissions events, etc.
    • Stay up to date with all academic and co-curricular programs, school-wide events, etc.
    • Assist in school ancillary duties as needed
    • Post-spring break, support greater school community as needed e.g. classroom substitute, field trips, student clubs support, etc.
    Required Skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills (connecting with adults and children) and a strong marketing sensibility. As a primary public-facing staff member, the AA interfaces with both school constituencies and prospective families.  Positive first and follow-up impressions matter.
    • Initiative – not only administratively but also in understanding the dynamics of the School and in responding to a fast-paced environment with accuracy and focus.
    • Understanding the “big picture” and interdependencies of the admissions process.
    • Mature computer skills: In an online office, these skills are essential and should include a sophisticated understanding of online communications, databases and computers. Specifically used in admissions:
    ?  Blackbaud and Ravenna - construct, modify, and troubleshoot queries, export data and merge information with different data systems
    ?  Google Suite - Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • A sense of humor, personal integrity, and an impeccable work ethic
    • Two years work experience at minimum.
     
    Required Documents
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to admissionsjobs@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.
  • DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent school in New York City, seeks to recruit a Director of Alumni Relations to join the Office of Institutional Advancement. 

    This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and manages an effective and mature alumni program at Friends Seminar with aspirations for even greater support and connection with our alumni body.  The Director of Alumni Relations will evolve the program to the next stage by:

    • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding alumni.
    • Engaging alumni through programs and events, locally and out-of town.
    • Coordinating and overseeing special events related to alumni.
    • Communicating with alumni via print, digital and social media.
    • More deeply connecting alumni of color back to their alma mater
     
    Responsibilities:
     
    Fundraising and Stewardship  
    • Devise annual fundraising and participation goals for alumni, including a reunion giving initiative, and implement Annual Giving program, including leading class agents and other volunteers.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Advancement and development staff, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach, special events and face-to-face meetings.
    • Participate in all levels of solicitation of alumni, including actively managing a pool of prospects for both major gifts and planned giving.
    • Manage the transition of students to alumni and create opportunities for alumni-student engagement.
    • Coordinate alumni visits for Principal and Director of Advancement.
    • Work alongside collaboratively and supportively with other members of the department.
    Local and Regional Event Planning 
    • Plan and execute alumni activities including reunions, speaking events, service events, regional events, and networking opportunities. 
    • Develop and execute programs for young alumni and other alumni affinity groups.
    (Some travel will be expected.)
    Volunteer Management
    • Communicate regularly with alumni volunteers, including Alumni Council members, Class Secretaries, Class Agents and Reunion volunteers. 
    • Recruit and manage student volunteers to support alumni annual giving and events.
    Communications and Data Management 
    • With the Office of Communications, maintain the alumni portion of the School’s website and social media presence in accordance with the imaging and messaging developed generally by that office.  Further, with Communications, develop alternative online communication vehicles and digital solicitations.
    • Collaborate with Database Manager to ensure complete and accurate alumni personal and professional information.

    Qualifications
    • Deep appreciation for the mission of Friends Seminary.
    • A minimum of five years experience in fundraising or alumni relations.
    • Enthusiastic, welcoming personality, who demonstrates listening, curiosity, inclusivity and a love of people.
    • Highly collaborative work style with colleagues and volunteers and demonstrated dedication to promoting fundraising priorities and engagement strategies by developing internal and external relationships.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proven management of multiple projects.
    • Computer competence, including Raiser’s Edge.
    • Commitment to institutional equity and diversity work.
    • Ability to travel and work evening/weekend hours, as required.
    • Highest ethical and professional behavior.

    Required Education
    Bachelor’s degree required; certifications in fundraising/advancement a plus

    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to advancementjobs@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 SCIENCE TEACHER

    Friends Seminary, the oldest continuously operating co-educational, independent school in New York City, seeks applications for a Science Teacher in the Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year (Leave Replacement).. Qualified candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm and experience with inquiry based science pedagogy as well as breadth of knowledge in both the physical and life sciences. 

    In addition to teaching four Middle School sections (grades 5-8), this teacher will serve as a Middle School advisor, advising and supporting students in their academic and social development. To that end, the ideal candidate should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging, dynamic and collaborative teaching.  

    The successful candidate will demonstrate:
    • Depth and breadth of knowledge in the physical and life sciences. 
    • Love for working with Middle School students and the ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults.
    • Significant experience in Middle School teaching.
    • Curiosity, creativity, and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in Science and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, use of technology 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 Education
    Bachelor's Degree, Masters Preferred

    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to sciencejobs@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.

Substitute Teaching

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

Lower School:   Laura McGinley
Middle School:   Krysta Wilson
Upper School:   Denman Tuzo
Friends Seminary 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.
FRIENDS SEMINARY
222 East 16th Street
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