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Job openings have specific requirements. Please read the job descriptions for details. To apply, follow the instructions listed in the job description for which you are applying and forward your materials to the email address provided.

For most positions, we ask that you submit the following:
1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Contact information for three to five professional references
5. A statement of educational philosophy (for teaching positions)

When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Math Teacher - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
 
An acknowledgement email will be sent once we receive your resume. Kindly submit your information only once per position. No phone calls, please.

Current Openings

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • ART TEACHER (LEAVE REPLACEMENT, SPRING 2023) - MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for an enthusiastic and experienced Visual Arts teacher in the Middle School and Upper School for a leave replacement position beginning March 13, 2023 through June 15, 2023. Friends Seminary has a two week spring break from March 20-31.
     
    The successful candidate should possess strong content knowledge of Visual Arts, both in Middle School and Upper School. A curricular map and outline will be provided, with the expectation that the leave replacement teacher’s primary responsibility will be implementation of daily lessons and assessments. The Visual Arts 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 the Visual Arts. In addition to their classroom and teaching responsibilities, Middle School and Upper School teachers have one lunch duty per cycle and collaboration time with students. Teachers are encouraged to participate in other aspects of the community. 
     
    Teaching Responsibilities
    • Grade 5 Art
    • Grade 8 Art
    • Upper School Painting
    • Upper School Illustration
    • Report writing for Middle and Upper School
     
    Qualifications
    • Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching Middle and Upper School students
    • Knowledge of childhood development
    • Broad Visual Arts knowledge, including strong experience in drawing and painting, as well as experience working with 3D and mixed media
    • Studio and material management skills
    • Ability to differentiate
    • Excellent written and organizational skills
    • Curiosity, creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in Visual Arts and other disciplines
    • Commitment to diversity, equity and belonging in the classroom, curriculum and community
    • Connection to the School’s mission
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
     
    Compensation
    Long term substitutes at Friends Seminary earn $275/day.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS/US Art Teacher, Leave Replacement - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: visualartsjobs@friendsseminary.org  
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.
  • ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary invites nominations and applications for an innovative, thoughtful, and inspiring leader to serve as its next Associate Head of School, effective July 1, 2023. 

    WHO WE ARE 
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary—New York City’s oldest continually operating co-educational K-12 school, and the only Quaker school in Manhattan—is seeking an experienced institutional leader with a strong vision for innovative, values-driven academic and co-curricular programs. 

    The next Associate Head will work closely with the Head of School to strengthen a school culture grounded in Quaker values and traditions, excellent academics, and outstanding programs in athletics, arts, global immersion experiences, social justice, and more. This person will provide supportive leadership to a talented and energetic team of program directors, division heads, and department chairs, all committed to forward-thinking innovation, while also engaging in a critical partnership with the Head of School in the School’s daily operations as it launches an historically ambitious capital campaign. 

    The primary work of this position is to support the administrative functions of the School. While the School benefits from an urban campus in the Gramercy Park/East Village of Manhattan that has been largely renovated or purpose-built over the last twenty years, the new Associate Head will have the opportunity to shape, imagine, and create the space in a new building for math, science, technology, and engineering, and to inspire accelerated collaboration between and among these departments. The successful candidate will have educational leadership experience, preferably at the division head level or higher, and a clear vision for day school programming that attends to the whole child—the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and the artistic. Overseeing the work of the Dean of Faculty and Curricular Innovation (a new K-12 position for the School), the Associate Head will encourage innovation and reflective growth among faculty and staff, as well as the ongoing pursuit of programmatic excellence. Importantly, the Associate Head will possess and convey optimism, positivity, and a sense of humor. 

    The Associate Head reports to Head of School Robert “Bo” Lauder, who has led the School since 2002. In addition to leadership in all programmatic areas, the Associate Head is a critical thought partner to the Head of School. The position provides both immediate upper level administrative experience and the opportunity for growth in school management under seasoned leadership in a setting that is not complacent, but always evolving. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Serve as an educational and co-curricular program leader who, along with the Head of School, manages the day-to-day life of the School; 
    • Provide oversight to the Dean of Faculty and Curricular Innovation and, with him/her/them, implement strategic initiatives related to curricular cohesion, pedagogical innovation, and faculty development; 
    • Lead operational aspects of recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retention of faculty with an emphasis on increasing faculty and leadership diversity; 
    • With the Dean, strategically manage all individual and institutional professional development activities in alignment with school priorities; 
    • Represent the School and Head of School in a variety of public settings and on various committees; 
    • Meet with the Board of Trustees; 
    • Oversee academic and co-curricular program budgets; 
    • Serve on the Senior Administrative Committee and other groups as needed; 
    • Participate in negotiations between the School and the faculty union; and 
    • Attend to other priorities, include advancement, admissions, strategic planning, trustee
      initiatives, capital improvements, crisis management, and other special assignments. 

    QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES
    The most successful candidates will possess:
    • Compelling experience as a school leader and teacher;
    • Deep commitment to and experience in Diversity, Equity, and Belonging work, both at the institutional and personal levels;
    • A proven affinity for working with faculty and the belief that learning is a lifelong process;
    • A collaborative approach to leading with confidence;
    • Significant experience with and knowledge of students, their developmental needs, and the K-12 curriculum;
    • Demonstrated experience as a strategic, forward-thinking, innovative academic leader;
    • Flexibility, imagination, positivity, strong sense of self, and outstanding relational skills;
    • Fluid and highly developed speaking and writing skills;
    • A sense of humor, love of children, and high expectations for self and others;
    • Experience at a Quaker school or a deep interest in the educational practices and values of the Religious Society of Friends; and
    • Master's Degree or significant experience preferred.

    SALARY RANGE
    Starting Salary Range: $250,000-$300,000 (salary depending on experience); includes a generous benefits package.

    APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
    If you are a dynamic and visionary leader who would like to learn more about Friends Seminary, its pedagogical approach, academic rigor, strategic direction, and how an exceptional learning community makes it all happen, please confidentially reach out to any of the Storbeck Search team members listed below.

    Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a permanent Associate Head of School is named. The start date for this opportunity is July 1, 2023. Inquiries, nominations, and applications consisting of a cover letter and résumé, may be sent in confidence to:

    Staci Williams Seeley, Managing Director
    Sherry Coleman, Strategic Advisor
    FriendsAHOS@storbecksearch.com

    For more information, please visit Friends Seminary at https://www.friendsseminary.org/

    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. 
  • ASSOCIATE TEACHER: KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for creative, organized team players to serve as Associate Teachers in Kindergarten and Grade 1 beginning in the 2023 - 2024 academic year.
     
    An Associate Teacher (AT) at Friends collaborates with the head teacher in planning curriculum and reviewing lesson plans. AT’s prepare and study the materials being taught in order to be knowledgeable of lesson objectives. The AT works with the head teacher to support student learning through whole class, small group or individualized instruction, and works in conjunction with the lead teacher to maintain a positive classroom learning environment to support the academic, emotional, and social development of students.
     
    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be.” We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure and play in a child-centered environment.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Attend faculty meetings, grade level meetings and all required events
    • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position
    • Attend specialized meetings to support their professional growth and development
    • Report directly to the Assistant Head of Lower School
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the School
     
    Qualifications
    • Experience guiding children in a preschool or lower school setting
    • Some proficiency with the Spanish language is a plus
    • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2022-2023 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: $56,000 - $58,100
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Associate Teacher: Kindergarten and First Grade - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.
  • DEAN OF FACULTY AND CURRICULAR INNOVATION

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a highly experienced and committed educator to be a leader of faculty programs and support, K-12. Friends has well established programs for orientation, mentorship, evaluation, professional development and growth support. The importance of these programs is evidenced by the School’s financial commitment to the continued growth and development of its faculty. This position is a new administrative role for the School and is intended to enhance the focused support and nurturing of faculty across a wide range of disciplines and grade levels. The successful candidate will have well developed beliefs about teaching and learning that align with the Friends Seminary mission and strategic plan, as well as experience leading and coaching faculty in formal growth and support programs. This is a singular opportunity for a collaborative, growth-minded, innovative educator.
     
    All programs are housed on the newly constructed and renovated 16th street campus with many spaces and faculty shared across the full K-12 age range. Academic and co-curricular programs prioritize meaningful learning in the context of Quaker values. Friends students are asked to ‘engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be’. The Dean’s primary responsibility will be to lead and support faculty in aspirational work towards this vision.
     
    Unique Programs
    • Mandarin and Arabic languages taught from grades 5-12, along with Latin, Spanish, Greek and French
    • Center for Peace, Equity and Justice (CPEJ) staffed by four practitioners
    • Academic Center for students in grades 7-12 who seek remedial or supplemental academic support before, during and after school
    • Senior art seminar
    • Global Education trips to countries such as Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Nepal and Spain
    • Collaborative relationships with several professional off-Broadway theaters
    • Online course offerings in subjects such as American Sign Language and psychology
    • Relationship with New York University whereby seniors may take certain classes not offered at Friends at no cost
    • Annual Scholar/Artist in Residence
    • An innovative schedule that allows Upper School students to have 70 minute classes that meet every other day, Middle and Upper School students to have community time everyday, and collaborative periods several times per week for MS and US students and faculty, among other things

    To read more about Friends Seminary, click here.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Lead and continue to develop inspiring faculty programs for professional growth, professional development, new teacher orientation and mentoring
    • Devise and implement new offerings for faculty coaching and in-house professional development
    • Collaborate with the Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging to ensure robust recruitment and retention of new and continuing faculty of color as well as initiatives to increase the diversity and inclusivity of the curriculum
    • Collaborate with the Director of Educational Technology to guide the development of faculty skills and guidelines for use of academic technology
    • Collaborate with the Director of CPEJ to weave global perspectives, global issues and global competencies into the curriculum
    • Lead continued development of interdisciplinary courses and collaboration in all subject areas, but most immediately in math, science, creative computing and engineering
    • Clerk bi-weekly meeting of Academic Department Chairs with agendas focused on managing all aspects of the academic program including, but not limited to, continued innovation in course offerings, academic policies, interdisciplinary collaborations, enrollment and scheduling, grading policies, and departmental curriculum initiatives
    • Collaborate with division heads to support and inspire excellence in teaching and learning within each division
    • Collaborate with department chairs to support and inspire aspirational individual faculty and departmental performance and growth
    • Participate in faculty hiring responsibilities including recruitment events, interviewing and participation on hiring committees
    • Report to and work closely with the Associate Head of School
    • Teach one section in an area of expertise 
    • Advise a student group in either Middle or Upper School
    • Oversee student and faculty class scheduling as well as the daily schedule
    • Other duties, as needed, associated with the academic and programmatic mission of the School
     
    Qualifications
    • Committed and experienced educator with classroom experience in K-12 settings and an understanding of and love for grades K-12 teaching and learning
    • Significant experience or professional expertise in the art and science of giving feedback: evaluation, coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, observations, lesson creation, etc.
    • Commitment to and belief in the ability of all students and teachers to learn and grow, in addition to a commitment to the idea of supporting multiple learning styles
    • Experience in school leadership
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, highly developed spoken and written communication abilities, and solid, proven organizational skills
    • Commitment to and enthusiasm for initiatives that will further the Diversity, Equity and Belonging mission of the School
    • Creativity and experience in promoting innovation in pedagogy, assessment, curriculum and use of educational technology
    • Master’s degree or equivalent experience required
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range based on years of experience and level of degrees earned: $150,000.00–$250,000.00
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Dean of Faculty and Curricular Innovation - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: adminjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.
  • FRENCH TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for a full-time teacher of French. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of French to students in grades 4-8. Dynamic, creative individuals with teaching experience and proven success in program and curriculum development are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be in touch with trends and developments in language instruction, and will thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. Ability to also teach Arabic, Chinese, Latin, or Spanish is a plus but not required for consideration.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Teach full-time load of French classes in grades 4-8; the ability to teach more advanced levels is a plus but not required for consideration
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group of Middle School students
    • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on French curriculum and pedagogy
    • Participate in community and student life of the school through supervision and leadership of activities and co-curricular programs
    • Attend faculty meetings and other planning meetings as necessary
     
    Qualifications
    • Native or near-native fluency in French
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence of target language and culture into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Experience with educational technology such as digital learning management systems and classroom media technologies
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2022-2023 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: $76,050 - $155,000
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS French Teacher - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: languagejobs@friendsseminary.org  
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.
  • LEARNING SPECIALIST - MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for a Middle School Learning Specialist. The candidate hired will join the Middle School faculty and will report to the Head of Middle School. They will be responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the School’s mission, curricular goals and students. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward growth, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others. 
     
    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Support students 1:1 and in small group settings based on learning differences and needs
    • Provide training and support to classroom teachers in their efforts to differentiate curriculum
    • Collaborate with the School Psychologist and the Head of Middle School to implement systems, routines and expectations for providing accommodations and supports to students
    • Lead, with division head, child study meetings utilizing a framework / structure which is effective, collaborative, goal oriented and avoids labeling of students
    • Maintain open and frequent lines of communication with teachers in regards to the performance and needs of students on the Learning Specialist’s caseload
    • Maintain open and frequent lines of communication with parents in regards to the performance and needs of students
    • Plan and implement motivating lessons for students enrolled in Academic Workshop which reflect knowledge of curriculum, students’ interests and abilities, students’ social and emotional needs
    • Prepare student reports which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs
    • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning on a daily basis for both students and colleagues
    • Actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and school-wide goals
    • Collaborate with colleagues, across and within disciplines and divisions, with respect to further develop curriculum and design interdisciplinary projects/units of study, content, pedagogy, use of appropriate technology resources, and the social and emotional needs of middle school students
    • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties, which may include running an advisory group in the Middle School
    • Actively engage in anti-bias and equity work, understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Communicate respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations and beliefs
     
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  
    • Knowledge of child development, best practices and current trends in students with learning differences
    • Experience in supporting students with challenges in executive functioning and organization
    • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including allocating time, space, and materials for most effective learning
    • Familiarity with and experience in reading, digesting and summarizing neuro-psychological testing
    • Ability to collaborate with outside service and support providers
    • Experience in differentiated instruction
    • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction
    • Versatility and flexibility both within and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to think creatively, work collaboratively, embrace failure, and communicate effectively with others
    • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology including Canvas, Google Suite apps and other digital learning platforms
    • Skill in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating and developmentally appropriate
     
    Required Experience
    • 3+ years of experience preferred
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field required; Master’s Degree preferred
    • Training and experience with Orton, Wilson and Hochman preferred
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2022-2023 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: $76,050 - $155,000
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Middle School Learning Specialist - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: jobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.
  • SPANISH TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL AND UPPER ELEMENTARY

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for a full-time teacher of Spanish. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of Spanish to students in grades 3-8. Dynamic, creative individuals with teaching experience and proven success in program and curriculum development are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be in touch with trends and developments in language instruction, and will thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. Ability to also teach Arabic, Chinese, Latin, or French is a plus but not required for consideration.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Teach full-time load of Spanish classes in grades 3-8
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group of Middle School students
    • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on Spanish curriculum and pedagogy
    • Participate in community and student life of the school through supervision and leadership of activities and co-curricular programs
    • Attend faculty meetings and other planning meetings as necessary
     
    Qualifications
    • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence of target language and culture into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Experience with educational technology such as digital learning management systems and classroom media technologies
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2022-2023 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: $76,050 - $155,000
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS/Upper Elementary Spanish Teacher - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: languagejobs@friendsseminary.org  
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.

Ongoing Opportunities

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • ATHLETICS COACHING

    In the Friends Seminary Athletics Program, competitive spirit and Quakerism are mutually reinforced while kept in the perspective of integrity and team effort. Athletes are encouraged to pursue personal goals through cooperative effort and in pursuit of a common objective. Sport is a microcosm of life, and the lessons of cooperation, discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship are lessons of life as well as Athletics. Friends is a member of the following associations: AAIS – Athletic Association of Independent Schools (Girls) and ACIS – Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (Boys and Girls).
     
    Coaches are responsible for cultivating a positive learning environment to prepare our student-athletes for success in interscholastic competitions. Successful coaches at Friends Seminary motivate student-athletes to demonstrate commitment to their own personal growth and development, an appreciation for the sport, and strong collaboration with peers.
     
    We are seeking coaches who are able to demonstrate a high level of competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, ability to teach strategies, competitive concepts of the sport, and the ability to build community and team spirit. Coaches will also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents/guardians, and student-athletes.
     
    We are currently seeking coaches skilled in the following sports:
    • Softball-Middle and Upper School Level
    • Track and Field-Middle and Upper School Level
     
    Qualifications
    • Experience working with teenage student athletes
    • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships with colleagues and supervisors, student athletes, and parents
    • Ability to provide leadership and direction to student-athletes, and support student success on all levels
    • Enthusiasm for the role of athletics in an independent school setting, vision and creativity, and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check and current First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications
     
    Compensation
    Coaching at Friends Seminary is compensated via stipend for each season coached. The amount of a stipend depends on the level of sport being coached, the length of the season, the level of the coaching position (e.g. Head Coach, Asst. Coach, etc.), and also years of prior coaching experience. Stipends range from $2,000–$8,500.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Coaching - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: athleticsjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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

    Each year Friends Seminary seeks substitute teachers in all subject areas for all age groups. When a teacher is absent, Friends strives to schedule a substitute teacher who can further the curriculum of the class or classes taught by the absent teacher. In addition, substitute teachers participate in other supervisory responsibilities such as lunch, recess or study hall.
     
    Candidates with prior teaching experience and relevant subject matter knowledge are encouraged to apply.
     
    Qualifications
    • Excellent professional skills and habits including ability to arrive on time and prepared when appropriate, timely and responsive communication, and ability to quickly read and absorb instructions
    • Reliable and regular availability during school days between 8 AM and 3:30 PM
    • Steady presence in a classroom setting
    • Successful completion of Friends Seminary background check
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required
     
    Compensation
    Friends Seminary compensates substitute teachers on a per day basis:
    Half day: $100
    Full day: $175
    Long term substitute (commitments of 10 days–1 semester): $275/day
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Sub Teacher - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: subteachingjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    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.
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

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