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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 an 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 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

All-School Administration 

NEW ♦ Chief Financial Officer: This skilled and experienced professional will be accountable for the total financial health of the school with an annual operating budget of approximately $33 million. Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, this individual will manage the business office and human resources staff through a team that currently consists of six professional and administrative employees. The CFO will act as a key advisor to the Head and the Board and, as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team, will participate in strategic planning and high-level decision-making. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or a related discipline, with a strong preference for an advanced degree, and a minimum of 10 years experience in financial management, preferably in an independent school or similar not-for-profit organization. A complete description of the opportunity will soon be available under “Current and Recent Searches” at www.brighamhill.com. Prospective candidates should contact Dianne V. Puls or L. Lincoln Eldredge of Brigham Hill Consultancy at puls@brighamhill.com.


Upper School (Grades 9-12) 

NEW ♦ Head of Upper School: The Upper School Head reports to the Head of School, is a member of the Administrative Team, and takes leadership responsibility and accountability for all activities involving students and faculty in the division. Faculty assigned to the Upper School, the Upper School Leadership Team and the Upper School Administrative Assistant report to the Division Head. See job description and procedures for applying HERE.

NEW ♦ Assistant Head of Upper School for Academics: The Assistant Head of Upper School for Academics reports to the Head of Upper School, is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team, and takes leadership responsibility and accountability for all activities involving academic program and assessment in the division. See job description and procedures for applying HERE.

NEW ♦ Teaching positions: There are openings and anticipated openings for the following positions – Biology, Biology/Environmental Science; Computer Science/Integrationist; French, Spanish, Mathematics; Visual Art;  Learning Specialist. See job descriptions and procedures for applying HERE.


Middle School (Grades 5-8)

♦ Middle School Psychologist: The Middle School Psychologist reports to the Middle School Division Head and is an integral member of the Middle School Student Support Team (SST) which consists of the Division Head, Dean of Students, Middle School Learning Specialist(s), and the School Nurse. The Psychologist serves as a primary means of support to middle school students identified by faculty, administration, and/or parents as having social, emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health concerns. Job description and instructions for applying HERE.

♦ Middle School History Teacher – 6th Grade: BFS anticipates an opening for a full-time, experienced History teacher to teach four sections of Middle School History and to serve as a Middle School student advisor. 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. Teachers with experience in curriculum design, mentoring of other teachers, and who have held former leadership positions are encouraged to indicate interest in the Middle School History Department Chair position. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to historyposition@brooklynfriends.org

♦ Middle School History Teacher & Department Chair:  BFS anticipates an opening for a full-time, experienced History teacher to teach four sections of Middle School History and to serve as a Middle School student advisor. 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. Teachers with experience in curriculum design, mentoring of other teachers, and who have held former leadership positions are encouraged to indicate interest in the Middle School History Department Chair position. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to historyposition@brooklynfriends.org.

♦ Middle School Mathematics Teacher & Department Chair: BFS anticipates an opening for a full-time math teacher to teach four sections of Middle School Math and serve as a Middle 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 middle school math courses, and be both capable of and comfortable with teaching students of a wide range of age, maturity and ability levels. All Middle 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 Middle School mathematics curriculum includes grade level courses in arithmetic, geometry, pre-algebra, and algebra. Teachers with experience in curriculum design, mentoring of other teachers, and who have held former leadership positions are encouraged to indicate interest in the Middle School Math Department Chair position. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to mathposition@brooklynfriends.org.


Lower School (Grades K-4) 

♦ 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 LSassociateteacherpositions@brooklynfriends.org.

♦ Kindergarten Head Teacher and Second Grade Head Teacher: The Lower School 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.

One year leave replacement: Kindergarten Head Teacher/Co-Head Teacher: The leave replacement teacher will be the Head Teacher in a Kindergarten Classroom, working with an Associate Teacher from Sept. to the end of December. From January to June, the leave replacement teacher will be a Co-Teacher with the teacher who will be returning to the classroom from family leave. See Head Teacher description above and submit resume and cover letter to LSheadteacherposition@brooklynfriends.org.


Preschool (Threes and Fours)

♦ Preschool Fours Assistant Teacher: We seek Preschool Fours Assistant Teacher 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. 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.  Job description and instructions for applying.

NEW ♦ Part-Time Early Childhood Developmental Specialist: We are seeking an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist for the Preschool (10 hours/week for 10 months: Sept-June) Responsibilities will include observation of children in the classrooms and collaboration with teachers to develop strategies and modifications as needed to support children; building relationships with Preschool families and meeting with parents as needed to discuss concerns/issues, and providing expert guidance and resources; co-facilitate weekly grade level meetings; meet with faculty as needed and provide guidance as issues arise relating to evaluations and outside support for children; plan and co-facilitate monthly Coffee Hours for parents on relevant topics; be part of the schoolwide guidance team during situations involving crises or unexpected events. Qualifications: Candidate must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Psychologist; have a Masters in Social Work or Masters or doctoral degree in Psychology. Experience with families and working with teachers and administrators is needed. Knowledge about and sensitivity to diverse identities is required. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and current resume to:  developmentspecialistposition@brooklynfriends.org


Family Center (Twos)

♦ Assistant Teacher (Full-Time) The Family Center at Brooklyn Friends School is an early childhood program designed to meet the developmental needs of two-year-old children, ranging in age from 2 years to 2 years 11 months in September. You will find more information about the program at brooklynfriends.org/familycenter. We seek candidates with Early Childhood experience, including work with 2 and 3 year-olds. A bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates require the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team (Head Teacher and two Assistant Teachers). Duties include, but are not limited to supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom, planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons in collaboration with the Head Teacher as well as assessing and documenting students’ needs. All Family Center Assistant Teachers are expected to be active members of the broader Brooklyn Friends community, which includes attending faculty meetings and professional development days. Interested candidates should e-mail Family Center Director Sara Soll at ssoll@brooklynfriends.org and attach your resume.