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Educating minds and hearts since 1867, Brooklyn Friends School draws upon its Quaker heritage to educate students within the context of a challenging academic program and a caring, supportive community.

One of the most diverse independent schools in the region, BFS serves more than 900 students from age 2 to grade 12. Signature features of the BFS experience include a rigorous educational program culminating in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma and a thoroughgoing commitment to inclusion, equity, social justice, and service informed by Quaker principles. Read more about our School’s mission, core values, and who we are.

Join us! Explore the opportunities below. Interested candidates should submit requested materials to the email address provided in the corresponding position statement.

CURRENT OPENINGS

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The Middle School seeks a Dean of Students for grades 5-8. The Dean promotes a culture of equity, access, voice, and joy for young people in the Middle School at BFS and serves the primary purpose of supporting students’ individual wellbeing as well as the collective student culture of the division. Central to the Dean’s role and purpose is to be able to resolve conflict through restorative practices, a growth mindset, and in partnership with families. Together, and in close collaboration with the Head of Middle School, the Dean helps to develop student leaders, facilitate student teams that explore issues in the school (both student and community), and designs innovative ways for the student body to become independent, confident, respectful community-minded thinkers and changemakers.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks to hire a passionate and dynamic artist-educator for a full time Middle and Upper School instrumental music teacher position. Qualified candidates should have a strong background in teaching a variety of wind and string instruments to beginning through advanced students in grades 5-12. Comfort with and experience in utilizing interactive, creative and inspirational teaching techniques, assessments, and technology in the classroom are desired.

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Reporting to the Assistant Head of School and leading and working with dynamic and engaged colleagues, the Director of Academic Technology and Innovation is charged with overseeing the day-to-day technological operations of our school as well as articulating a clear, compelling and innovative vision for academic technology. They will assist the faculty in integrating appropriate and innovative technologies to support, enhance, and extend learning.

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The Upper School seeks a Dean of Students for grades 9-12. The Dean promotes a culture of equity, access, voice, and joy for young people in the Upper School at BFS, and they understand discipline as a personalized process in which a purposeful praxis is the method of intervention, i.e., listening, discussion, understanding, and mutual reflection before action. Together, and in close collaboration with the Head of Upper School, the Dean helps to establish a positive culture and a strong student community, one that demonstrates compassion, responsibility, reflection, and integrity. With the Upper School’s Guiding Principles as the core of their professional practice, the Dean helps to develop student leaders, facilitate student teams that explore issues in the school (both student and community), and designs innovative ways for the student body to become independent, confident, respectful community-minded thinkers and changemakers.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate educator to teach Health & Human Development to students ages 9-16 in our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. The Health & Human Development teacher will help the divisions ensure that all BFS students become equipped with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to understand their bodies, minds, and emotional responses, and how these elements work together to become whole, self-directed, compassionate and socially directed individuals. Our program is also explicitly designed to increase students’ media literacy skills and teach them how and why to question dominant narrative structures around power, access, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, and gender.

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The Assistant Head of Middle School for Academics will serve as an integral member of the Middle School Leadership Team and support the Middle School and its place within the context of the entire school. We seek a passionate and collaborative leader to join our strong, thoughtful, and dynamic colleagues; to sustain our outstanding program; and to imagine and bring new perspectives to our work.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach English in the Upper School, with the possibility of serving as Chair of the department. The Upper School English teacher will help the division ensure that all BFS students graduate as self-reliant, resourceful learners well-equipped to succeed in a vigorous college academic environment. To achieve this, the Upper School English teacher will work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School, the Chair, department members, and all departments, as well as the Upper School Administrative Team to facilitate teaching and learning in the discipline of English.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an Upper School Spanish Teacher. Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School’s pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, serve as guideposts for our collective work. Guided by our mission, BFS provides a dynamic and vigorous learning environment, which cultivates compassionate, intellectually curious, and confident changemakers.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an expert educator to serve as Lower School Head Teacher. Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School’s pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, serve as guideposts for our collective work. Guided by our mission, BFS provides a dynamic and vigorous learning environment, which cultivates compassionate, intellectually curious, and confident changemakers.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks K-4 Associate Teachers. Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School’s pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, serve as guideposts for our collective work. Guided by our mission, BFS provides a dynamic and vigorous learning environment, which cultivates compassionate, intellectually curious, and confident changemakers.

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Brooklyn Friends School is in search of a CFOO, who will serve in an all-school capacity. Primarily reporting to the Head of School, the Chief Financial and Operating Officer is an important leader in our community.

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Brooklyn Friends School is in search of a Director of Well-Being, who will serve in an all-school capacity. Primarily reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Well-Being is an important leader in our community. This position involves serving as a resource and working with multiple school constituents to continue to cultivate and further expand a prioritized focus on the social/emotional, mental health, and academic well-being of students. The Director will also lead the professional development initiatives in this area for the entire colleague body.

This leader will serve as a creative and collaborative resource, working individually and with groups of students, colleagues, and families to continue to expand upon a school culture focused on the healthy, joyful, and mindful development of students. Reporting to this leader are the school psychologists/counselors and the learning specialists.

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The Director of Global Civic Engagement and Service Learning will develop and articulate a vision for civic engagement and service learning within local, national, and international communities through the 12th grade. The Director will work collaboratively with colleagues, students, parents/guardians, and leadership team members to organize and implement community-wide service initiatives and articulate a strategic plan for our service program that reflects our community values. The Director will train colleagues in all divisions to facilitate service learning and civic engagement experiences, develop relationships with local and global community organizations, and generally provide motivation and wisdom to our community in regards to service learning and civic engagement. The experiences should be guided by a global learning framework that supports expansive academic outcomes and involve direct and reciprocally-valued engagement with diverse communities engaged in addressing real-world challenges. The Director will also develop and oversee the implementation of a global civic engagement and service learning curriculum school-wide.

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Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer and leading and working with dynamic and engaged colleagues, the Director of Facilities Management is a twelve-month employee, who is charged with planning, developing, and implementing policies and practices that will uphold the maintenance of our buildings and overall physical infrastructure. This leader will assist their team members in integrating appropriate and innovative new and old technologies to support and enhance physical plant, building maintenance, campus grounds, energy management, and campus security

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Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School is a co-educational Quaker independent school with over 800 students in grades Preschool through 12. The School seeks an Associate who, as a vital member of the Finance team, will enthusiastically carry out a range of accounting tasks associated with the disbursements and reporting of expenditures. In this confidential position, the Finance Office Associate reports to the Finance Office Manager and supports the CFO in carrying out the goals of the Office.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a vibrant PK-12 Quaker school in downtown Brooklyn, seeks a passionate, experienced learning specialist to support the academic progress and achievement of students in our Learning Center and our classrooms. The Learning Specialist (LS) will help to ensure that all BFS students graduate as self-reliant, confident, resourceful learners well-equipped to succeed in a vigorous high school, and later, college academic environment.

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 are seeking people who are interested in working in the Family Center as substitute teachers. We have several programs that run between 8am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Hours are 8am to 3pm and days vary depending on our need. Candidates should have some early childhood experience, working with two and three year olds. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Sara Soll.

We seek candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

 People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 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.