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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 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Senior Accountant

    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786. The Business Office seeks a Senior Accountant to oversee the daily financial operations of the Business Office. Responsible for accounting operations, budgeting, treasury, debt management, and endowment reporting, this position requires a candidate with outstanding knowledge of accounting principles and practices, exceptional management and communication skills, and high-level analytical ability. The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing a team of two staff accountants and reports to the Chief Financial and Operating Officer. In addition, the Senior Accountant will work closely with other members of the Business Office to support projects benefitting the School. A successful candidate will possess problem-solving savvy, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, strong organizational skills, a positive attitude, managerial experience, and professional presence.

    Required Experience
    • 4-year college degree with courses in accounting; CPA and/or master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting preferred
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an accounting position, preferably non-profit; or 5 years’ of related experience; or 5 or more years of senior accounting services
    • Knowledge and expertise in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT a plus
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • Must be detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy
    • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to get along well with diverse personalities
    • Proven ability to manage both people and projects
    • Self-starter, resourceful, well organized, with the ability to work well under pressure with and without supervision
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Must share strong enthusiasm for the School and willingness to support its mission
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters Preferred
     
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references businessjobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    When submitting your resume, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position, i.e: Smith, John – Senior Accountant - Friends Website.
     
    You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.


  • Upper School Psychologist

    10-month position, 5 days a week, Beginning August 27, 2019
    Reports to Director of Support Services and Upper School Division Head
     
    Responsibilities
    • Develops presence with students, faculty, and parents-becomes part of the School community.
    • Connects well with adolescents and their families.
    • Collaborates closely with the support services team: learning specialists, school nurse, and
    • Director of Support to promote the physical, social, emotional, educational, and health needs of students in Upper School.
    • Meets with students individually and in small groups.
    • 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.
    • Applies on behalf of students with accommodations to College Board and ACT and helps families and students navigate the process.
    • Facilitates various support and affinity groups for students, including Banana Splits (students living with one parent for a variety of reasons).
    • Collaborates with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Director of Academic Center, as well as the Director of Health Education on individual students, programming, and teaching of
    • Health and Wellness curriculum.
    • Initiates and participates in meetings with parents and/or teachers as needed.
    • Attends after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, case conferences, and school gatherings. Sometimes gives presentations or presents case studies.
    • Hosts talks about parenting, various mental health issues, and adolescent development.
    • Collaborates with outside practitioners, including tutors, therapists, evaluators to make referrals and follow up on student care.
     
    Qualifications
    • Consideration will also be given to strong candidates with an LCSW in School Psychology,
    • Clinical Psychology, or Counselling and 1-3 years post licensure.
    • NYS Licensed Psychologist with at least 1-3 years post-licensure and the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship or its equivalent. The doctoral program must have been APA-approved in either clinical, school, health, community or a combination of these. Both Ph.D. and Psy.D. applications are welcomed.
    • Experience working with students aged 14-18 in a clinical or school setting.
    • Must understand and be able to interpret psychoeducational evaluations and be able to analyze and communicate test results and recommendations verbally and in writing.
    • Strong public speaking, organization, and written communication skills.
    • Training and experience in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, evidenced-based treatment.
    • Applicants should email a cover letter articulating their approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting, a CV or resume, and the contact information for three references.
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, your resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter articulating your approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting to supportservicesjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    When submitting 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 Counselor

    10-month position, 5 days per week, Beginning August 27, 2019
    Reports to Director of Support Services and Middle School Division Head

    Responsibilities
    • Develops presence with students, faculty, and parents-becomes part of the School community.
    • Connects well with children, pre-teens, and their families.
    • Collaborates closely with the support services team: learning specialists, school nurse, and Director of Support to promote the physical, social, emotional, educational, and health needs of students in Middle School.
    • Meets with students individually and in small groups.
    • Facilitates various support and affinity groups for students, including Banana Splits (children living with one parent for a variety of reasons).
    • Collaborates with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Academic Center, and Health Education staff on individual students, programming, and teaching of Health and Wellness curriculum.
    • Initiates and participates in meeting with parents and/or teachers as needed.
    • Attends after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, and school gatherings. Sometimes gives presentations or presents case studies.
    • Hosts talks about parenting, various mental health issues, and child development topics.
    • Collaborates with outside practitioners, including tutors, therapists, evaluators to make referrals and follow up on student care.

    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. Seasoned practitioner with experience working in a school or clinical setting with students aged 10-14.
    • Strong public speaking, organization, and written communication skills.
    • Training and experience in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, evidenced-based treatment a plus.

    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, your resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter articulating your approach to emotional/mental health work in a school setting to supportservicesjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    When submitting 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.
  • Assistant Head of Upper School

    10-month Administrative position
    Reports to Head of Upper School
     
    The Assistant Head of Upper School is responsible for building community among students by setting a tone of respect and promoting behavioral responsibility and personal integrity. The Assistant Head of Upper School has oversight of all discipline matters for approximately 280 students in grades 9-12. The Assistant Head of Upper School will meet regularly with the Head of Upper School, the School Counselor and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to discuss student issues. The Assistant Head of Upper School will stand in for Head of Upper School in her/his absence and will perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School, in addition to teaching one course. Qualified applicants should have three to five years of experience in the classroom (or the equivalent in another educational setting), as well as leadership experience.

    Responsibilities

    Student Discipline and Conduct
    • investigates behavioral infractions and communicates with advisors and parents
    • convenes the Student Faculty Advisory Committee and the Academic Integrity Committee
    • familiarizes students, staff, and parents with the disciplinary procedures
    • maintains discipline records
    • reviews and updates guidelines outlined in the Upper School Student Handbook in conjunction with the Student Faculty Advisory Committee, the Upper School Faculty, and the Administration
     
    Student Records and Guidance
    • compiles an annual discipline and attendance report and presents to faculty for review of practices and procedures, and as needed, proposes changes
    • hears and acts on attendance problems
    • establishes and maintains procedures for the transition of students entering and leaving the school
    • sits on guidance team with Dean of Student Life, School Counselor, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Head of Upper School
    • meets with parents, school psychologist, and learning specialists to determine student needs in response to psycho-educational evaluations, medical leaves, and doctor notes
    • plans and supervises all emergency preparedness programs including fire and lock-down drills
    Scheduling
    • manages Upper School student course registration, drop/add process, and review 
    Personnel
    • interviews, evaluates, and participates in the hiring process of new staff members
    • evaluates and supports faculty in the determination of goals to improve performance
    • coordinates and supports Upper School new teacher cohort in learning about school culture, advisory responsibilities, report writing
    • prepares weekly email communication for US faculty with US Division Head
    Parents
    • assists in the communication between the school and the parent community
    • assists in the development and presentation of parent information and conference evening programs
    • attends Parent Association meetings with Upper School Head
    Qualifications
    • powerful backbone in adhering to policy and responding humanely to community needs
    • strong leadership skills
    • detail-oriented, well-organized
    • excellent and timely communication abilities
    • strong follow-through and documentation abilities
    • sense of humor
    • thoughtful and competent in inclusion and diversity
    • patient, even-tempered disposition and flexibility
    • growth mindset
    • consultative capacities
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred

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


     



  • Chinese Teacher - Leave Replacement - January 2019 - January 2020

    Friends Seminary is accepting applications for a full time teacher of Chinese. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of Chinese to students in grades 4-12. 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. Experience integrating technology into the curriculum is also a plus. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference.
     
    Required Experience
    • Native or near-native fluency in Chinese
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and dynamically about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work regarding culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters Preferred
     
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Statement of Educational Philosophy, Resume, and contact information for three references languagejobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    When submitting your resume, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position, i.e: Smith, John – Chinese Teacher - Friends Website.
     
    You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
  • Chemistry and AP Chemistry - Leave Replacement, Spring 2019

    Friends Seminary seeks an experienced chemistry teacher for a maternity leave replacement position.  The position is for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year (January 22 - May 31).  The position includes teaching two sections of sophomore level Chemistry and two sections of AP Chemistry. The course materials are well developed and organized so the successful candidate will be able to hit the ground running. The position includes additional supervisory tasks such as advisory and lunch supervision.

    Required Experience
    Effective communication, organized, comfortable with technology.

    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree preferred

    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application,  a Cover Letter, resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to sciencejobs@friendsseminary.orgInclude 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. 

    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.
  • K and Grade 1 Assistant Teachers - 2019-2020 School Year

    Friends Seminary Lower School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Kindergarten or Grade 1 Assistant Teacher.

    A Kindergarten/Grade 1 Assistant Teacher (AT) at Friends collaborates with the lead teacher in planning the curriculum and reviewing lesson plans. AT’s prepare and study the materials being taught in order to be knowledgeable of lesson objectives. The AT works with the lead teacher to support student learning through whole class, small group or individualized instruction, and works in conjunction with the lead teacher to maintain a positive classroom learning environment to support the academic, emotional, and social growth of students.  

    Other responsibilities include: AT’s attend faculty meetings, required events and engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position. They are required to attend specialized meetings to support their growth and development as educators and community members. They report directly to the Assistant Head of Lower School.  As a member of the faculty, AT’s are expected to support the mission and philosophy of the school.

    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Friends Seminary 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 prowess through joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment.

    Qualifications: Experience guiding children between the ages of five and seven in a school setting.   Some proficiency with Spanish language.  Bachelor's Degree required, Masters preferred.

    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for 3 professional references by email to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org.  Kindly reference the K1 Assistant Teacher in the subject line of your email.You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

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

Substitute Teaching

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

Lower School:   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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222 East 16th Street
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