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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 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Dean of Student Life

    10-month .5 Administrative position (+ .5 teaching)
    Beginning August 19, 2019
    Reports to Head of Upper School
     
    To increase the number of adults in the Upper School community who deeply know our students as whole children and their experiences in the school, and to facilitate programming to address their needs, we have created a new position, The Dean of Student Life, to be responsible for building community among students by developing rich programming to meet student needs and stretch their capacities as citizens in advisory, student leadership, clubs, and retreats. The Dean of Student Life has oversight of all student life matters for approximately 280 students in grades 9-12. The Dean of Student Life will meet regularly with the Head of Upper School, the Assistant Head of Upper School, the School Counselor and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to strategize around student needs and programming and will be integral to guidance team work and student concern meetings. The Dean of Student Life will perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School, in addition to teaching two courses. Qualified applicants should have three to five years of experience in the classroom (or the equivalent in another educational setting), as well as with student activities.
     
    Responsibilities
    • promoting student leadership development (meet monthly with all student leaders; design and deliver leadership orientation workshop)
    • organizing and scheduling clubs, committees, assemblies and elections
    • convening and advising the US Student Agenda Committee
    • posting weekly the school and athletic schedules on email
    • encouraging a sense of joy and community in the division
    • coordinating and running all orientation programs: new students, 9th grade, student leaders, student buddy program and the 9th grade Powell House Retreat
    • working with the School Counselor and the Head of the Upper School on identifying grade issues or concerns and strategizing on how to address them
    • working with the Head of Middle School and the Director of Admissions on building a transition program for students entering the Upper School Advisor Program
    • providing training, guidance and support to Upper School advisors, assigning advisory groups, developing advisory curriculum and programming
    • leading case conferences regarding student concerns
    • securing thoughtful programming for all assemblies
    • attending all student retreats and events, including grade socials and evenings for parents, a sampling of sports events, performing arts and visual arts events
    • recruiting faculty advisors for student activities
    • serving on the Guidance Team and Admissions Committee
    Qualifications
    • great joy and fondness for students and working with those who love and support them
    • strong organizational and communication skills with students and faculty
    • excellent capacity for attending to details
    • strong follow-through and documentation abilities
    • sense of humor
    • thoughtful and competent in inclusion and diversity work
    • patient, even-tempered disposition
    • 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.
     
  • 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.


  • Middle School Psychologist 

    10-month position, 5 days a 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 adolescents and their families.
    • Collaborates closely with the support services team: learning specialists, school nurse, and Director of Support Services 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).
    • 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.
  • Upper Elementary Head Teacher  POSITION FILLED

     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating co-educational, independent school in New York City, is seeking an experienced Head teacher beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates should demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility and a passion for working with Lower School students. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level teachers and our content area specialists.  Candidates should demonstrate proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning in the classroom. Teacher will report to the Lower School Head, attend all faculty meetings, write student reports and hold regular parent /teacher conferences.

    This position is ideal for the dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative teacher who has experience designing, planning and implementing curriculum for upper elementary grades.  Fostering a classroom with a focus on inquiry based learning and the active exchange of ideas is central to our lower school program.

    In support of the Friends Seminary mission, all candidates must be prepared to view curriculum as well as classroom and school culture through a lens focused on the core Quaker values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.

    This is a full time position with competitive salary commensurate with experience. BA required, MA 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 lowerschooljobs@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 Counselor - Position Filled

    10-month position, 5 days per 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 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 Upper 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, 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
    Beginning August 19, 2019
    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.
     


     



  • Administrative Assistant to Head of Lower School

     
    Friends Seminary seeks an organized, flexible multi-tasker who is comfortable with young children and parents. Experience in both administrative assistant and office management tasks strongly preferred. This position requires a lot of collaboration with different constituencies as well as a good deal of individual task management. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator who is able to navigate both with ease.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Daily attendance
      • Collect records of absences and late arrivals from classroom teachers
      • Record attendance in Blackbaud
      • Call parents of students who have not arrived at school
    • Substitutes
      • Schedule substitutes to cover faculty absences in advance and same day
      • Maintain substitute list, schedule interviews
      • Communicate to Division Head when new subs are needed
    • Maintain calendar for Lower School Head
    • Proofread Division Head memos/letters/mailings; make copies required for distribution
    • Screen phone calls, receive visitors
    • Type letters, memos and other forms as necessary
    • Coordinate interview and observation visits for Lower School
    • Ensure paperwork is submitted to B.O. for new hires
    • Act as Yellow Bus Transportation Coordinator
    • Arrange bus transportation for class trips
    • Maintain student files, paper and electronic
    • Assist in setting up schedules for Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Send correspondence to school community (in conjunction with Communications Department)
    • Order office and school supplies
    • Prepare payment requests and purchase orders for Business Office
    • Maintain Lower School Resource Board on FS website
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Proficiency with Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office - Word and Excel, Powerpoint a plus
     
    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 lowerschooljobs@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.
     
  • Technical Support Technician (Tier 1)

    Friends Seminary is an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786. The Technical Support Technician (Level 1) is responsible for the basic maintenance of computer and A/V equipment on campus and for providing thorough, friendly customer support to staff, faculty and students. This position reports to the Director of Technology and will work extensively with the other members of the Technology Department.
     
    A successful candidate will possess problem-solving savvy, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, strong organizational skills and professional presence. In addition, an ideal candidate would have at least 1 year of professional experience in a technical support position.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Review the Helpdesk system, resolving issues and escalating tickets as needed
    • Prepare, maintain and troubleshoot MacOS computers and iPads for staff, faculty and students
    • Maintain and troubleshoot PC computers and Microsoft Windows as needed
    • Configure and troubleshoot various A/V equipment including projectors, SMARTboards, microphones and speakers in classrooms and meeting spaces
    • Write basic end-user documentation
    • Assisting tech staff with both short-term and long-term projects as needed
    • Assist database administrator with maintaining and updating asset inventory system
    • Test new technologies and offer feedback and recommendations
    • Help with organization of Technology Department storage and work spaces
     
    Requirements
    • Experience troubleshooting macOS and iOS devices
    • Ability to communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical users
    • Strong analytical skills, must be detailed-oriented, thorough and accurate
    • Ability to work independently as well as within a team-oriented environment
     
    Preferred Experience
    • Familiarity working with a helpdesk system for support tickets
    • Experience with JAMF or other MDM software
    • Apple Certified Mac Technician
    • Familiarity with creating end-user documentation
    • Bachelor’s degree
     
    This position is available immediately. 12-month, full-time, non-exempt.
     
    To apply: Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: techjobs@friendsseminary.org and include your first and last name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.

    Friends Seminary actively promotes 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 - Leave Replacement - Spring 2019

    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
    • 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.


  • Middle School English Teacher

    The Middle School seeks an enthusiastic and experienced English teacher for a full time position beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to teaching four Middle School sections (grades 5-8), this teacher will serve as a 5th or 6th grade homeroom teacher, advising and supporting students in their academic and social development.
     
    Required Experience
    • Significant experience in Middle School teaching
    • Curiosity, creativity, and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in English and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, and use of technology.
    • Love for working with Middle School students and the ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
    • Demonstrated comfort with educational technologies, such as Haiku, Blackbaud, and Google Docs
     
    Required Education
    Masters Degree
     
    Interested candidates must submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to englishjobs@friendsseminary.org.

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

    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
  • K and Grade 1 Associate Teachers 

    Friends Seminary Lower School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Kindergarten or Grade 1 Associate Teacher beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.

    A Kindergarten/Grade 1 AssociateTeacher (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 Associate 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.
  • Upper School Biology/Chemistry Teacher

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating co-educational, independent school in New York City, seeks applications for an Upper School Biology and Chemistry teacher beginning in Fall 2019. The individual’s primary responsibilities will be to teach four sections of science and serve as an advisor to a small group of upper school students. Qualified candidates should show evidence of using a hands-on laboratory approach. The Friends science program is a physics-first sequence that emphasizes student-centered pedagogy, with the goal to expand our inquiry-based curriculum, self-paced learning, and project-based learning components. The Science department at Friends Seminary values teacher collaboration, thoughtful reflection of pedagogy and innovative teaching practices.
    Required Experience
    3+ years preferred

    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred

     
    Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to sciencejobs@friendsseminary.org.

    When submitting your 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, i.e: lastname, firstname- US Biology/Chemistry 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.
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating co-educational, independent school in New York City seeks applications for a Science Teacher in the Middle School to begin for the 
    2019-2020 school year. Qualified candidates will be comfortable with introductory physical and life sciences. We seek and welcome applicants with significant experience with hands-on inquiry based science teaching.
     
    Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging and dynamic teaching.  Creative and innovative technology such as cloud platforms and digital lab sensors is an ongoing emphasis in the Friends science program and successful candidates should have a demonstrated experience with educational technology and collaborative teaching.  In addition, Middle School Faculty serve as either a Homeroom Supervisor or a Student Advisor.

    Required Experience
    3+ years preferred

    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred

    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a Resume, Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to sciencejobs@friendsseminary.org.

    When submitting your 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, i.e: lastname, firstname- MS Science 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.
     

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.

 
FRIENDS SEMINARY
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
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