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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 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Arabic Teacher

    Friends Seminary is accepting applications for a Teacher of Arabic. Friends Seminary pioneered its Arabic Program approximately ten years ago and it has seen steady growth. We seek a dynamic, experienced Arabic language teacher to begin in August 2019. Qualified applicants must be prepared to teach at all levels, grades 5-12.  Successful candidates must have native or near native fluency in MSA and Levantine Arabic.  Candidates should also demonstrate interest in and knowledge of current methods of World Language instruction. Each candidate must thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. Experience integrating technology into the curriculum is also a plus.
     

    Required Experience
    • Has native or near-native fluency in Arabic
    • Works effectively with a wide range of students
    • Thinks broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weaves cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Values collegial collaboration
    • Demonstrates commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to languagejobs@friendsseminary.org.

    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

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

    10-month position, 5 days a week, beginning August 27, 2019. Reports to Director of Support Services and Middle School Division Head.
     
    As a member of the Middle School guidance team, the Counselor collaborates and works closely with the Head and Assistant Head of Middle School, Director of Support Services, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Learning Specialists and the School Nurse. The Middle School Counselor promotes the social, emotional, educational, and health needs of students in the Middle School.
     
    Specific Responsibilities
    • Connects well with Middle School students (ages 9-14) and their families.
    • Meets with students individually and in small groups.
    • Meets with parents and teachers as needed for consultation and support.
    • Facilitates various support and affinity groups for students, including Banana Splits (children living with one parent for a variety of reasons).
    • Creates learning plans for students with neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing on file.
    • Works with teachers, students, administrators, learning specialists, and parents to make these school plans useful for students.
    • Collaborates with outside practitioners, including tutors, therapists, and evaluators to make referrals and follow up on student care.
    • Helps to develop and teaches the Health and Wellness curriculum in the Middle School.
    • Collaborates with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion on individual students, their needs, and topical programming as needed.
    • Attends after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, case conferences, and school gatherings.
    • Hosts talks about parenting, social and emotional well-being, learning, mental health issues, and adolescent development for faculty and parents.
     
    Qualifications
    • Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) or psychologist with at least 1-3 years post-licensure in either counseling, clinical, school, health, community or a combination of these disciplines.
    • Experience working in a school or clinical setting with students aged 9-14.
    • Competency in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.
    • Strong public speaking, organizational, and written communication skills.
    • Capacity to understand and interpret psychoeducational evaluations and be able to analyze and communicate test results and recommendations verbally and in writing.
    • Training and experience in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, evidenced-based treatment preferred.
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter articulating their approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting, Resume, and contact information for three references to MSCounseling@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.
    • Identify stories for the communications office to tell. Participate in the creation of the story (writing and/or multimedia creation).
     
    Qualifications
    • Degree in journalism, communications, web design or related major preferred.
    • Applicants must have a portfolio consisting of multimedia — primarily showcasing photography and videography skills.
    • Graphic design and 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
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree
     
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples, Multimedia Portfolio 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.
     
     
  • Upper School Technology Integrator & Computer Science Teacher

    Faculty Position + Summer Work
    Beginning August 19, 2019
    Reports to the  Head of Upper School and Director of Technology

    Friends Seminary seeks an enthusiastic and innovative educator to lead the Upper School in the use of academic technologies for teaching and learning. The US Technology Integrator promotes and supports the innovative and effective use of educational and classroom technology, collaborates with faculty on projects and curricular initiatives, and teaches computer science and/or engineering classes. Technology Integrators provide support to students and teachers in their use of educational systems and software.  In using these resources, members of the community strive to be mindful of the Quaker values of simplicity and stewardship: technology is meant to support our teaching and learning, not complicate it; and we care not only for the devices that we use, but the way our use of them impacts those around us.

    This is a faculty position that includes two weeks of work before and after the school year to assist with preparations of educational technology for the summer and the start of the school and to conduct faculty trainings.

    Teaching Responsibilities
    • Develop and oversee the Upper School technology and computer science curriculum
    • Teach required and elective computer science and/or engineering classes
    • Work with LS and MS Computer Science and Technology teachers to coordinate, implement, and evaluate technology and  computer science curriculum across three divisions
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group of US students

    Technology Integrator Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with faculty to support the integration of educational technology into the classroom
    • Lead digital citizenship training and support for students
    • Lead faculty professional development and training, including an annual summer workshop series
    • Collaborate with administrative leadership and the technology support team on US technology policies and programming
    • Partner with the technology support team to define and support educational technology initiatives in the community.
    • Keep up-to-date on latest practices in the use of educational technology through  research and professional development and share emerging resources with faculty and students

    Qualifications
    • Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
    • Sense of humor
    • Patient, flexible demeanor
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
    • Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Commitment to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic digital learning environments

    Required Education
    Bachelors Required, Masters Preferred

    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to techjobs@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.
  • Director of Middle School and Upper School Library Services - POSITION FILLED

    Friends Seminary, a Quaker coeducational K-12 school in Manhattan, is seeking a Director of Library Services to lead the Upper and Middle School library operations and programming. The right candidate for this position will be able to work in a collaborative manner with the Lower School Librarian to craft and execute a vision for the Library that is drawn from current best practices and reflects the dynamic and changing needs of students and teachers today. The School’s Library is a vital part of the community and its staff and programs aim to empower young adults to be enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, critical thinkers, and ethical, dynamic users of information.  We want a librarian whose enthusiasm for reading and inquiry is matched by the pleasure they draw from working with middle and upper school-aged students and their educators.

    Responsibilities
    • Teach students, in collaboration with faculty, to navigate the research process successfully, meaningfully and with joy. Instruction may be provided through Library classes, pushing in to subject-specific classes or conferences with individual students. This position also supports Middle and Upper School faculty in determining and implementing appropriate research skills for students within their particular discipline and curriculum.
    • Collaborate with library team, teachers, and staff to plan and implement curricular and co-curricular  learning activities where inquiry, curiosity, and exploration are valued.
    • Develop, curate, and promote a collection that represents diverse identities, cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
    • Maintain knowledge of trends in middle grade and young adult publishing and model a love of reading that is infectious to students.
    • Encourage self-directed reading in the community through an effective, enthusiastic, and informed reader’s advisory program which includes developing summer reading lists, and disseminating information about literary events in the greater New York City area.
    • Plan and implement author visits in collaboration with Lower School Librarian.
    • Supplement school resources by connecting the school and classroom with the public library and other organizations as appropriate.
    • Manage and supervise a busy library space that aims to support a whole spectrum of young adult learning styles and social-emotional needs.
    • Oversee circulation and reference services, cataloging, subscriptions, interlibrary loans, the Library’s digital presence on the School’s website, while generally preserving the library as a productive, welcoming space for research and study.
    • Train and supervise After-school Library Supervisor, Assistant Librarian and volunteers.
    • Support and promote the values of the school as defined in the Mission Statement and actively participate in current school-wide initiatives to enrich and support the school’s strategic plan goals.
    • Work in a research capacity to help identify targeted professional development opportunities and grants with the Academic Dean and Dean of Co-Curricular Programs.
    • Stay connected to faculty, students, and parents  outside of the Library space through attendance at student functions, school-wide events, and faculty meetings.
    Required Qualifications
    • Expresses a value for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, curriculum, and community and demonstrates a cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions with the School community.
    • Familiarity with national and state standards for information and technology literacy, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
    • Grounded understanding of information literacy and reference fundamentals and instructional best practices.
    • Experience with an automated library system.
    Required Education
    • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA accredited institution.

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


  • Director of Communications

    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 Director of Communications is a member of the Administrative Committee, reporting to the Principal while collaborating with a wide range of constituencies and offices inside the School.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Work closely with the Principal to develop and implement both internal and external communications that support the School mission and institutional priorities.
    • Partner with departments across the School to identify communication opportunities that will inform and build positive and productive relationships with key audiences, including students, parents, faculty, staff, prospective students, alumni, members of the Religious Society of Friends and the community.
    • Work with the Parents Association to develop communications plans for their various events, and oversee the implementation of these plans with the Communications Team.
    • Work with senior administrators on crisis and emergency communications and to ensure proper messaging is delivered across all communication platforms.
    • Manage multiple publications and community-wide correspondences and capitalize on the best uses of the website, digital technology, and social media.
    • Set annual and long-term strategic goals, and manage an integrated marketing and communications approach for school-wide initiatives.
    • Take a lead role in managing communication systems such as front end and back end website user adoption, newsletter submissions and other vital systems.
    • Assist in the messaging, writing and editing of letters and memos for the Head of School and other senior administrators (when needed).
    • Manage staff of three communication associates.
    • Oversee the creation of the annual School calendar, working with all stakeholders to resolve conflicts and ensure a cohesive plan for the upcoming year.
    • Construct academic schedule
    • Manage the course request process for Upper School students using Blackbaud’s online sign-up system.
    • Lead a team of three to build and optimize an academic schedule for Middle and Upper School students and teachers.
    • Work with the Academic Dean to maintain and evaluate the academic schedule as well as the processes and tools employed to achieve it.
     
    Qualifications
    • Degree in journalism, English or communications.
    • 3-5 years experience in developing and implementing communications strategies that position and elevate the perception of an entire institution with multiple audiences, in an independent school, college or university setting.
    • Confident and energetic.
    • Keen strategic planning skills.
    • Thorough understanding of traditional and emerging media.
    • Comprehensive understanding of the entire communications process, from creative conception through fulfillment.
    • Highly organized, meticulous, detailed and service-oriented.
    • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and lead multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Outstanding writing and editing skills.
    • Ability to manage and mentor communication staff members
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree
     
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples, Portfolio of Communication Projects 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.
  • Upper School History Teacher - 1 year leave replacement - 2019-2020 School Year
    Upper School History Teacher 
    (Two positions)

    Responsibilities
    The History and Social Sciences Department seeks two experienced Upper School History Teachers for full time positions beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Teaching responsibilities will include a broad range of courses in global and U.S. histories. The department is in the midst of a multi-year curriculum renovation and candidates should be excited to participate creatively and collaboratively in designing a forward thinking, student-centered program.  The History department is committed to representing multiple cultures and narratives in its approach and the successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace an inclusive approach to engaging students in historical study. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Upper School teachers also serve as an Advisor to a small group of students. 

    Required Qualifications
    Successful candidates will demonstrate:
    • significant experience with high school students
    • broad historical knowledge
    • commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, curriculum, and community 
    • creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • excellent writing skills
    • experience in developing effective curriculum
    • ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
    • desire to find and use Service Learning opportunities effectively to deepen and enrich students’ understanding
    • commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, Service Learning, and use of technology
    • experience and enthusiasm for incorporating technology into teaching and learning

    Required Education
    Master’s Degree preferred

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, Writing Sample, Example of a Course developed, and contact information for three references to historyjobs@friendsseminary.org

     
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.







    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.


     
  • Part Time Middle School Brass Instrument Teacher - 2019-2020 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a Part Time Brass Instrument Teacher.  Candidates should be eager to 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 additional experience in ensemble instruction. Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging, inspirational and dynamic teaching.

    Required Experience
    • Experience working with middle school aged students.
    • 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, 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 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.


    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a Part Time Brass Instrument Teacher.  The position is for April 15 - June 7, 2019.  Candidates should be eager to 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 additional experience in ensemble instruction. Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging, inspirational and dynamic teaching.
    Required Experience
    Required Experience
    Experience working with middle school aged students.
    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
    Required Documents
    Resume, References

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:   Wendy Johnson
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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