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Employment Opportunities

Part-time Upper School Science Teacher

Friends Select School is seeking an Upper School Science Teacher to teach upperclassman level biology classes. This is a one-year part-time position that has the potential to be a longer-term opportunity. The ideal candidate has teaching experience and a strong background in biology and chemistry.

Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Natalie Mayer, Science Department Chair, at nataliem@friends-select.org.

Part-time Upper School English Teacher

Friends Select School seeks a part-time (1.5 courses) English teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Courses taught may be a combination of the following: World Literature, Journalism, and Creative Nonfiction Writing. The English program at Friends Select emphasizes close reading, analytical and creative writing, departmental collaboration, and a grasp of literature from multicultural perspectives. The ideal candidate will have experience in an independent school setting, familiarity with Quaker education, and a commitment to social justice through literature. The ideal candidate will also have flexibility with schedule and the ability to challenge students at the highest academic level as well as assist students who need more guidance.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Suzanne Morrison at suzannem@friends-select.org. Completed applications will be reviewed as received.

Upper School History Teacher

Friends Select School is searching for a full time upper school history teacher. The position includes three sections of 10th grade Modern World History and two senior level elective courses. Full time positions at Friends Select also include the role of student advisor. Friends Select teachers use the city as an extension of their classrooms, cultivating relationships with city institutions to enhance their courses. Bachelor’s degree required; additional coursework and 2+ years of teaching experience preferred.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to employment@friends-select.org. All materials must be in by April 22, 2019.


Dean of Students

Friends Select is searching for an upper school dean of students.

The dean of students reports directly to the upper school director. The dean of students has oversight of student engagement in co-curricular programs.

  • Integrate and model Quaker values and principles in the daily life of the upper school, and promote the values of diversity;
  • Share responsibility in designing and implementing student-focused policies and practices in the upper school;
  • Articulate the community’s expectations concerning student behavior and oversee the discipline system in the upper school;
  • Coordinate the program of co-curricular activities (clubs, performances, trips) and club sponsors; oversee student government;
  • Oversee the following:
    • US calendar
    • attendance
    • locker assignments and seating charts
    • US devotion, assemblies and special programs
    • events and trips specific to each grade
    • fire drill and other safety procedures
    • class-specific fundraisers; class budgets;
  • Document communication with students, parents and faculty, as needed; supervise process and communication of social probation and other areas of student status;
  • Oversee the service program;
  • Administer appropriate sections of the budget;
  • Assist US director in coordination of international policies and programs; assist with implementation of guardianship policy;
  • With US director, coordinate opening of school for students and faculty;
  • Teach one section in upper school; on non-teaching years, special projects will be discussed and decided in consultation with the director;
  • Review and publish student/parent handbook annually.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to employment@friends-select.org. All materials must be in by Friday, April 19, 2019.

Lower School Learning Specialist

Friends Select Lower School is seeking a qualified, child-centered, passionate, and collaborative full-time learning specialist to work with pre-k through fourth grade students as well as with families, teachers, and other experts to identify and address children’s learning needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • administer reading assessments and analyze student data to set goals and drive instruction
  • provide targeted reading and writing interventions for students in grades Pre-K to 4th
  • engage professionally with student support services across divisions
  • support and work collaboratively with classroom teachers, parents, and administrators
  • read psychological educational evaluations and prepare individualized Learning Profiles
  • monitor student progress and manage intervention plans
  • communicate effectively with parents and outside professionals
  • consult with the office of enrollment management
  • support lower school administrators in revising student progress reports
  • actively support our Quaker philosophy

The successful candidate will have training in learning differences, differentiating instruction, experience working with students needing remediation, and strong organizational skills. A bachelor’s degree in elementary, special education, or a related field is required. Wilson-based training is required (certification is preferred).

An advanced degree in literacy, reading, special education or learning differences is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dave Younkin, Director of the Lower School, at LSoffice@friends-select.org. Materials will be accepted until April 12, 2019.

Third Grade Lead Teacher

Friends Select school is seeking a full-time third grade teacher to begin September 2019. This position involves teaching all core subjects, collaborating with colleagues and administrators to create relevant and original curriculum, assessing learning in authentic ways, reporting on student progress, partnering with specialists to design interdisciplinary units of study, communicating with parents in an effective, consistent, and clear manner, participating in committee work, and participating fully in the life of the school.

The ideal candidate for this position has:

  • a graduate degree in education or a related field
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience at third grade (or within the range from 2nd-4th grade)
  • strong pedagogical skills
  • experience teaching Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshop from Teachers College
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • experience collaborating with colleagues to develop an integrated social studies curriculum
  • experience teaching Everyday Math or a similar curriculum
  • a commitment to social justice and equity.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dave Younkin, Director of the Lower School, at LSoffice@friends-select.org. All materials must be in by April 12, 2019.


Middle School/Upper School Support Professional
Friends Select School is seeking a full time student support professional to work with middle and upper school students. This newly created position will work as an integral member of each divisional guidance team, comprised of the two division directors, associate directors, the school’s psychologist, and the MS/US learning specialist. The individual in this role will support students in both the Middle and Upper School divisions around learning, and social and emotional issues. The successful candidate will be flexible, dynamic, and team-oriented; additionally, the candidate will possess the ability to create and implement new programs and systems to positively impact individual students and the community. This position reports to the Middle and Upper School Directors.


Responsibilities

  • Develops presence with students, faculty, and parents-becomes part of the School community.
  • Connects well with pre-teens, teens, and their families.
  • Works with individual students to support specific, documented learning needs.
  • Work with students to achieve self-understanding including the ability to recognize their strengths, and self-advocacy.
  • Collaborates closely with the guidance team to promote the physical, social, emotional, educational, and health needs of students in Middle and Upper School.
  • Meets with students individually and in small groups.
  • Facilitates various support groups for students.
  • Support students who are dealing with learning disabilities, AD/HD, anxiety, etc…
  • Provide instruction to develop academic, executive functioning, social, and peer relationship skills.
  • Works toward the advancement of the Friends Select Health and Wellness Program for all students (including interfacing with the school nurse, the food service program and members of the guidance team).
  • Initiates and participates in meeting with parents and/or teachers as needed.
  • Attends after school faculty meetings, grade level team meetings, and school gatherings.
  • Hosts talks about parenting, various mental health issues, and child development topics.
  • Assist with professional development of teachers and provide them with appropriate instructional strategies.
  • Provide instruction to develop academic skills and executive functioning skills, as well as strategies for organizing and completing work effectively to students who qualify for support

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in a related field such as education, child and adolescent development, special education, psychology, counseling, etc...
  • Seasoned practitioner with experience working a school or counseling setting with students ages 10-18.
  • Strong public speaking, organization, and written communication skills.

Must be warm, nurturing, creative, and adaptable to meet the needs of a diverse community.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, three professional references, and a resume to employment@friends-select.org. All materials should be submitted by February 25, 2019.

Upper School Art Teacher

Friends Select School seeks a dedicated and versatile digital art and studio art teacher to work with students in grades 9 through 12. Our Visual Arts Program endeavors to nurture each student’s creative potential though practicing skills and engaging with art-making as a means of celebration, communication, and revolution. Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience with both digital media and studio arts. This is a photography and publishing arts position that will also be responsible to teach both 2D and 3D media in the introductory Art Foundations course.

Job requirements:

  • Be well versed in a variety of two and three-dimensional media
  • Have strong photography and digital media skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the Adobe suite, Wordpress publishing platforms, web development software, and digital equipment
  • Bachelor’s degree in art, master’s preferred
  • Effective classroom management skills and a working knowledge of the developmental needs and learning differences of upper school age students from a variety of backgrounds
  • Be a dedicated and experienced educator
  • A collaborative spirit
  • The ability to be an advisor to a group of about 10 students

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to employment@friends-select.org. All materials must be in by February 25, 2019.

Friends Select Aquatics: Assistance Age Group Coach - Part Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized age group coach. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to developing quality age group swimmers through our established curriculum focused on fundamental stroke technique. This coach will be working directly with our Head Coach to establish technically efficient swimmers.

Friends Select School is currently seeking applicants for a part-time Assistance Age Group to assistant our year-round age group team of approximately 70 athletes aligned by four levels.

Job Responsibility

Coaches will be responsible for between 9 – 15 hours of on-deck coaching per week, and may attend 1 weekend meet per month. Hours will depend on groups and coach availability.

  1. Assist other coaches as needed within FSA, and communicate regularly with counterpart group coaches.
  2. Plan, prepare, and conduct team practices in accordance with the FSA curriculum.
  3. Recommend practice level placement and changes for all swimmers in currently in practice groups and in one group below current training group.

Desired Qualifications:

  • High School / College Degree (preferred)
  • Desire & passion for developing swimmers at a competitive level.
  • Patient and gives simple instructions.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Expertise with current technique development and training methodologies.
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player.
  • ASCA Level 1 certified or above
  • Team Unify /Hy-Tek Meet/Team Manager skills (A Plus)
  • 2 years competitive swimming experience (preferred)
  • Current CPR, First Aid, Coaches Safety, and Safe Sport certifications and membership in good standing with USA Swimming.

Preferred start date: September 24th. The positions will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Find out more about the program.

Inquiries should be sent to Head Coach Arilson Champam arilsonc@friends-select.org

Substitute Teacher

Friends Select is seeking per-diem substitute teachers with a teaching degree and classroom experience to substitute for PreK through 4th grade teachers. Substitute teachers may be called on for daily needs or for longer term assignments . They should be reliable, prompt, and available from 7:45 am - 3: 30 pm. Clearances need to be up to date. If you are experienced and interested in substituting at Friends Select School, please email your resume to lsoffice@friends-select.org.

Working at Friends Select School

Friends Select School offers its full-time employees competitive salaries, medical and dental benefits, generous retirement benefits, paid time off, school holidays, paid parental leave, and a wide variety of professional development opportunities.

Friends Select School is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity of its students, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status.