Thank you for your interest in Brooklyn Friends School.
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 Annual Fund
Brooklyn Friends School seeks a Director of Annual Fund to plan, execute and facilitate a $1+million annual giving campaign, building on and further developing an existing volunteer structure and working as part of a great team. Requirements: Five (5) years of professional experience in Annual Fund or related fundraising programs, proven track record of developing and growing successful fundraising initiatives. Facility with Raiser’s Edge, volunteer management, and desire to work in a dynamic professional environment is a must!
For the complete job description, go to: directorofannualfund
Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY CENTER AT BROOKLYN FRIENDS
For Family Center (2 year olds) position openings, go here: jobpostingsapril2017
PRESCHOOL: Assistant Teachers
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: 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@
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITIONS FILLED AS OF APRIL 25, 2017
ALL-SCHOOL: Director of Health Services and Director of Library Services
FAMILY CENTER: Administrative Assistant
PRESCHOOL: Preschool Administrative Assistant
LOWER SCHOOL: Second Grade Head Teacher
LOWER/MIDDLE/UPPER: Visual Arts Teacher
MIDDLE SCHOOL: 5th Grade Humanities Teacher, 6th Grade History Teacher, and 6th Grade Science Teacher
MIDDLE SCHOOL/UPPER SCHOOL: Spanish and French Teacher