Careers at Brooklyn Friends School

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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.


Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate educator to teach US Science to students in grades 9-12. We seek candidates who are able to teach a combination of at least two out of three disciplines: Chemistry and Biology and/or Chemistry and Physics. Responsibilities of the position include teaching sections of IB High Level and Standard Level (11th and 12th grades) Chemistry, Biology, and/or Physics and a science elective. The position also includes the responsibility of being a student advisor within the Upper School’s advisory program. As the department’s needs change, according to the student population each year, other classes may be taught instead, or in combination.

Click here to view the position statement and learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks a visionary leader to serve (effective July 2022) as Director of Health Services within a vibrant community of colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than one that delineates faculty/staff). The Director of Health Services and Upper School Nurse will lead the Brooklyn Friends School Health Team in the care of our student and colleague community. The Director will be responsible for oversight of the School’s overall health program, with particular attention to the School’s COVID-19 response. The Director will also serve as the school nurse at the Upper School campus, in addition to supervising the school nurse and other appropriate staff. Click here to view the position statement and learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends School is looking for Athletic Coaches for the 2021-2022 School year in sports such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Squash, and Swim. Interested candidates must be certified in CoachesCPR/AED, Coaches First Aid, and a Coaches Concussion Management Course is required. Looking for reliable, responsible, role models with specific coaching and playing experience. Those with a background in the sport are preferred. This part time job requires numerous duties including pre-season, in-season, and post-season. Some travel may be involved. It is important that this individual is able to work from 2:30pm-6:30pm daily during the course of each season. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Director of Athletics David Gardella.

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.