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Brooklyn Friends School seeks candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of diversity and social justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Teaching at Brooklyn Friends requires a BA or equivalent, and MA is preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Brooklyn Friends School is committed to maintaining an environment in which all people are respected and valued. To that end, discrimination in any form, such as that based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status will not be tolerated. The school actively strives to recognize, respect and celebrate the differences and commonalities that shape the individual and collective identities of its members.

This section of the website is updated regularly, and notice is provided when the positions are filled. No mail or fax please. All applications should be directed to the email listed in the position description.

Openings for the 2017-18 School Year

ALL SCHOOL: Director of Health Services
R.N. license, Bachelor’s/advanced degree, and demonstrated experience required. For description, go to: directorhealthservices


ALL SCHOOL: Director of Library Services PS-12, Head of Library Department, Middle School Librarian  Brooklyn Friends School seeks a full-time Middle School Librarian who will also serve as a Director of Library Services under the title, “PS-12 Library Department Head.” Requirements for this position include: an MLS/MLIS degree, experience teaching middle school students in a library setting, a strong desire to work with middle school students in a dynamic program, facility with technology, including iPads, Mac systems and other educational technology, knowledge of information literacy and a love of children’s, middle grade, and young adult literature. Candidates with academic administrative experience and/or experience in supervision, mentoring, and observation of teachers are desired. Job description and application procedures: library-position


PRESCHOOL: Preschool Administrative Assistant Brooklyn Friends Preschool is seeking a Preschool Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support in the Preschool. The position requires a person who is a personable, efficient professional with strong communication skills. The candidate must have strong, interpersonal, organizational, writing, communication and computer skills as per the job description. The Preschool Administrative Assistant will serve as a primary point-of contact person for visitors, parents, teachers, students,  etc. The job involves assisting the Director of Preschool with management and coordination of the operational aspects of the division. The role involves communication with all constituencies in writing via email. The ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries is needed. For job description, go to: ps-admin-asst  Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to adminassistantposition@brooklynfriends.org


FAMILY CENTER

Go here for Family Center (2 year old) position openings: family-center-job-postings


PRESCHOOL: Assistant Teacher

We seek candidates who have a passion for early learning and child development and the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team and to facilitate play and hands-on concrete experiences for young children. Experience working with young children and families and a bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates who are either enrolled in or about to enter an advanced degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field are preferred. Duties include, but are not limited to, supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom, planning in collaboration with the classroom team, facilitating small group or whole class lessons, and assessing and documenting students’ needs. All Preschool School assistant teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to PSassistantteacherpositions@brooklynfriends.org.


LOWER SCHOOL: K-4 Associate Teachers
We seek candidates with a bachelor’s degree, and ideally those who are either enrolled in or about to enter an advanced degree program in education. Candidates require the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team. Duties include, but are not limited to, planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, assessing and documenting students’ needs, and supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom. All Lower School associate teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to LSassistantteacherpositions@brooklynfriends.org


LOWER SCHOOL: Second Grade Head Teacher
The Head Teacher collaborates with grade level colleagues and specialist teachers to plan, create, and implement curriculum. He/she should have familiarity with a constructivist math program, a balanced literacy program, writing process, and integrated curriculum. Demonstration of strong classroom management skills, an investment in continued professional growth, comfort using classroom technology, and a commitment to promoting a diverse community is expected. He/she is responsible for ongoing assessment and communication with parents and the Head of the Lower School about children’s progress. Additionally, the Head Teacher is responsible for mentoring an Associate Teacher. All Lower School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Graduate degree in education and a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience is required.  Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to LSheadteacherposition@brooklynfriends.org.


LOWER SCHOOL: Part-time Woodworking Associate Teacher

BFS anticipates a possible opening for a part-time teacher in the Visual Arts Department who will teach 7/8th grade Woodshop classes as well as assist in K, 1st and 2nd grade Woodshop. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the intrinsic value of Art Education apart from co-curricular and interdisciplinary connections. Knowledge of woodworking and experience with the age group preferred but not required. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to visualartsposition@brooklynfriends.org.


LOWER/MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL: Physical Education Teacher Brooklyn Friends School seeks a physical education teacher to teach lower, and also middle and upper school classes.  The PE curriculum enables all children and young people to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activities. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students.  Our K-4 curriculum has a strong pedagogical approach towards developing fundamental movement skills, and the successful applicant will have excellent understanding of this stage of child development. Beginning in Middle School and continuing through Upper School, our PE program uses a pathways approach which allows for more student choice and exploration. PE teachers are responsible for the development and implementation of age-appropriate curriculum in collaboration with department members and department head. All teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  We seek candidates with significant teaching experience, especially with younger students. In addition, the successful applicant will have experience in coaching youth sport-specific teams, as all PE teachers are expected to coach. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to PEposition@brooklynfriends.org


LOWER/MIDDLE/UPPER: Visual Arts Teacher

BFS seeks a full-time teacher in the Visual Arts Department to teach lower, middle and upper school art classes. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the intrinsic value of Art Education apart from co-curricular and interdisciplinary connections, as well as an ability to highlight critical thinking skills in all aspects of Art Education. The position requires strong skills in woodworking and the ability to teach a variety of media, including some combination of 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Design), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics, Woodworking), Photo/Film (Darkroom/Digital) and Digital Media platforms. Experience being a full-time school art teacher is highly desired. All teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Responsibilities include overseeing students’ progress in all classes, being in contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities. Interested applicants should submit resume, statement of educational philosophy, and cover letter to visualartsposition@brooklynfriends.org.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: 5th Grade Humanities Teacher Middle School Humanities is an integrated English and History course designed to build essential language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and a global historical perspective. The English curriculum complements the History curriculum, with studies of several ancient literary genres and contemporary texts, as well as units on expository and creative writing and foundational work in grammar and vocabulary development. This position is anticipated to consist of teaching and advising one section of 5th graders and other duties as determined by the schedule and programming needs of the division. Humanities teachers collaborate and plan with other grade level peers along with the chairs of the History and English departments.  Advisory responsibilities include overseeing students’ progress in all classes, being the primary contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities.  All Middle School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Experience teaching with and knowledge of pre-adolescent students is required. Comfort with and desire to utilize interactive, creative and inspirational technology in the classroom is desired. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to humanitiesposition@brooklynfriends.org


MIDDLE SCHOOL: Learning Specialist
Brooklyn Friends School anticipates an opening for an experienced Learning Specialist for a full-time position in the Middle School. The Learning Specialist teaches Study Skills and Language Lab courses to groups of 5th – 8th graders and supports students in one-on-one meetings as necessary.   They are also responsible for working with teachers to help them understand students’ learning needs and differentiate classroom instruction, coordinate support structures, and maintain clear communication between the school and families. Sample responsibilities include: reviewing and coordinating evaluations, developing learning plans, making appropriate referrals, coordinating with outside tutors and other support services, and overseeing the administration of in-school accommodations. Candidates must be effective communicators who can work productively with students, faculty, and parents. An advanced degree in a relevant area and experience working with middle school students is desired. The Learning Specialist works very closely with the Middle School Administration and serves as a member of the Student Support Team and All-School Guidance Committee. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to learningspecialistposition@brooklynfriends.org


MIDDLE SCHOOL: 6th Grade History Teacher (one-year leave replacement) 6th Grade History is a subject area course designed to build essential language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and a global historical perspective that spiral upward in our college-preparatory program. Throughout this course, students investigate the following essential questions within the study of the Middle Ages in Europe, the Middle East, and Western Africa: What makes a community? What is the individual’s role in community life? What happens when the individual’s needs conflict with the needs of the community? How does geography impact the development of society? Thematic units covered include: Medieval Europe, Islam, the Kingdoms of West Africa, and the European Renaissance. Candidates with these areas of interest or expertise are desired, but not required. This position includes collaboration and planning with other grade level peers along with the chair of the History department as well as Advisory responsibilities. Advisors in the Middle School oversee students’ progress in all classes, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities. All Middle School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Experience teaching with and knowledge of pre-adolescent students is expected. Comfort with and desire to utilize interactive, creative and inspirational teaching techniques, assessments, and technology in the classroom is desired. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to historyteacher@brooklynfriends.org


MIDDLE SCHOOL: 6th Grade Science Teacher (and possible Department Head role)BFS has an opening for a 6th Grade Science Teacher (and possible K-12 Science Department Head).This position entails being a 6th grade student advisor and either teaching four 6th grade science classes or three 6th grade science classes and serving as K-12 Science Department Head. This position requires a science teacher who is capable of, and comfortable with, teaching students of a diverse range of backgrounds and ability levels. As the department’s needs change according to the student population, course assignments may change from year to year. The ideal candidate will have a commensurate amount of science and/or science education coursework in several areas of science and the ability to teach in two or more areas of the discipline. Candidates must have experience teaching a laboratory science course. A Master’s degree in a lab science or in science education is required. A working understanding of Science Inquiry methods will allow the candidate to fit the science instruction model that is currently in place at BFS. A comfort level with current classroom wi-fi internet technology is expected. In potential Department Head candidates, we seek department leadership or other academic administrative role experience and/or experience in curriculum design, mentoring, and observation of teachers. Exposure to IB curriculum is a plus. The K-12 science department is composed of approximately 10 science teachers.All Brooklyn Friends teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Advisory responsibilities include overseeing students’ progress in all classes, being the primary contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities.  Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to scienceposition@brooklynfriends.org.


MIDDLE SCHOOL/UPPER SCHOOL: Spanish and French Teacher
BFS anticipates the possibility of an opening for a World Language teacher.This position includes teaching four to five sections of Middle and/or Upper School Spanish and/or French, as well as serving as a student advisor. Candidates should have Native or native-like fluency in Spanish, the ability to teach upper-level Spanish classes, and teaching experience with and knowledge of pre-adolescent and adolescent students. Three or more years’ teaching experience, and a master’s degree are expected. Teachers who have a dynamic presence in the classroom, an innovative and open approach to curriculum design, a collaborative approach to teaching, and who incorporate new technologies are strongly encouraged to apply.  IB teaching experience and the ability to teach Latin are also preferred.  We seek candidates with experience in curriculum design and mentoring and observation of teachers as there may be departmental leadership opportunities. All Middle and Upper School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Advisory responsibilities include overseeing students’ progress in all classes, being the primary contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to worldlanguageposition@brooklynfriends.org


UPPER SCHOOL:  Math Teacher
BFS has an opening for a full-time math teacher to teach four sections of high school math and serve as an Upper School student advisor. A Master’s degree in math or math education is preferable. Candidates should have a strong math background, experience teaching a variety of high school math courses, and be both capable of and comfortable with teaching students of a wide range of age, maturity and ability levels. All Upper School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Advisory responsibilities include overseeing students’ progress in all classes, being the primary contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities.  The high school mathematics curriculum includes grade level and advanced courses in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus, and International Baccalaureate math classes. Teachers with experience in curriculum design, mentoring of other teachers, and other leadership positions are encouraged to apply. Comfort with current classroom wi-fi internet technology and tools such as Geometry Sketchpad is preferable. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to mathposition@brooklynfriends.org