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Brooklyn Friends School seeks 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. 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.

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OPENINGS FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

NEW  Upper School History Teacher

Position Overview:  Brooklyn Friends School seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach history in the Upper School, with the possibility of serving as Chair of the department. The Upper School history teacher will help to 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 history 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 history.  Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Upper School History Department Chair

Position Overview: Brooklyn Friends School seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach and serve as the Upper School Chair for the Department of History for a two-year term beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. The Upper School history department chair will help to 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 Chair will work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School and the Upper School Administrative Team to facilitate teaching and learning in the discipline of history. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Upper School English Teacher

Position Overview: Brooklyn Friends School seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach English in the Upper School. 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. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Upper School Computer Science Teacher

Position Overview: Brooklyn Friends School seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach computer science in the Upper School, with the possibility of serving also as Educational Technology Integrator. The Upper School computer science teacher will help to 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 computer science teacher will work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School, department members, all departments, the Middle School, as well as the Upper School Administrative Team to facilitate teaching and learning in computer science. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Technical Support and Network Specialist 

Position Overview: A focus for this position is on access control and physical security system management. The candidate for Technical Support and Network Specialist must have demonstrated computer fluency to be able to learn new programs quickly, and address problems as they arise in real time. A high level of organizational skill is necessary as the specialist will be delineating and executing long term projects independently. Strong oral and written skills will be mandatory. The candidate must have the interpersonal skills necessary to provide patient and friendly support. Fluency in Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Chrome OS, Windows, and Mac OS is essential. Associate’s Degree (or equivalent) and technical support experience necessary.  Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Middle School Technology Teacher

Brooklyn Friends School is seeking a Middle School Technology Teacher who is an engaging educator capable of teaching 5th – 8th Grade Computer Technology classes and managing academic technology in the Middle School. Candidates should possess knowledge and experience in best teaching practices for adolescents as well as meaningful and creative uses of technology to enhance student learning and exploration. The MS Technology Teacher is a Middle School faculty position and reports to the Middle School Division Head and Director of Infrastructure Technology. Demonstration of strong classroom management skills, an investment in continued professional growth, and a commitment to promoting an inclusive community are expected. All Middle School teachers are also expected to be active community members, share supervisory duties, serve as advisors, and provide general support and care of the school community.  Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Middle School History Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)

Brooklyn Friends School has 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. A progressive, student-centered environment, BFS seeks to hire a flexible, culturally competent teacher who is capable and experienced in teaching history from a social studies lens. Students in 7th & 8th grades conduct an in-depth study of the history and culture of the United States in a two-year course. Development of curriculum includes collaboration and planning with other grade level peers along with the chair of the History department. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

NEW  Sixth Grade History Teacher ( 3 to 4 Month Parental Leave Position)

Brooklyn Friends School seeks a dedicated educator to teach four sections of 6th Grade History and to serve as a Middle School student advisor for an approximately three to four month parental leave opportunity beginning September 1, 2019. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

Upper School Administrative Assistant

Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks an experienced administrative assistant to serve immediately or beginning  July 1, 2019 as the Upper School Administrative Assistant. The USAA will help guide the efficient operation of the Upper School (grades 9-12) by meeting the administrative needs of upper school programs and providing direct administrative assistance to the Head of Upper School. Bachelor’s degree is preferred and three to five years experience performing, at an executive level, the duties and responsibilities associated with this position. Must possess strong organizational, problem solving and computer application skills, in addition to proficient and excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as consistent, professional, and welcoming interpersonal skills. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

Preschool/Lower School Librarian

Brooklyn Friends School seeks a full-time Preschool/Lower School Librarian beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with children in a school library setting. PS/LS Librarian will co-develop and co-teach the Preschool/Lower School library curriculum. Other responsibilities include collaborating with Preschool/Lower School faculty and technology integrators and performing reader’s advisory and instruction on the use of the library resources for Preschool and Lower School students and faculty. Requirements for this position are an MLS/MLIS degree, experience teaching preschool and lower school students, preferably in a library setting, a strong desire to work with preschool and lower school students in an energetic program, facility with technology, knowledge of information literacy and enthusiasm for children’s literature. Read full job description and learn how to apply here.

Middle/Upper School Chorus & IB Music Teacher (Grades 5-12)

Brooklyn Friends School seeks to hire a full-time Chorus/IB Music Teacher to teach 5th-12th Grade Chorus and IB Music, serve as musical director for our fall musical, and support students as a Middle School advisor. An MA or MFA degree is preferable. Candidates should have a strong background in vocal pedagogy and choral conducting as well as experience teaching middle and upper school students. Training and experience teaching IB Music (International Baccalaureate) is a plus. Comfort with and desire to utilize interactive, creative and inspirational teaching techniques, assessments, and technology in the classroom is desired. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

Family Center Head Teacher Replacement

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 a Head Teacher with Early Childhood experience, including work with 2 and 3 year-olds. Candidates require the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team (Head Teacher and three Assistant Teachers). Duties include, but are not limited to, supporting and collaborating with the teaching team in the daily maintenance of the classroom, planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, communicating with parents and assessing and documenting students’ development. All Family Center Teachers are expected to be active members of the broader Brooklyn Friends community, which includes attending faculty meetings and professional development days. A Master’s degree and documentation to fulfill all mandatory DOH requirements is necessary. The position will start in early August 2019. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Sara Soll at ssoll@brooklynfriends.org.

Part Time Lower School Wood Associate Teacher

BFS seeks a part-time associate teacher in the Visual Arts Department who will work 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 inter-disciplinary connections. Candidates with early childhood experience and/or experience with woodworking are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to visualartsposition@brooklynfriends.org.

Upper School Dean of Learning Support

Position Overview: Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced, credentialed educator to serve as the Upper School Dean of Learning Support for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Upper School Learning Center (LC) will help to 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 LC provides study skill development in the areas of organization, time management, mathematics, and analytical thinking and writing for all students as well as assists students with diagnosed learning differences. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

Middle School Lead Mandarin Teacher (Gr. 6-8)

Brooklyn Friends School seeks to hire a full-time student-centered Middle School Mandarin teacher with the ability to expand an already thriving Upper School program to the middle grades and oversee program development. Currently, Mandarin Chinese is offered in the Middle School as an elective course to eighth grade students. This position affords the opportunity to create a comprehensive 6th-12th Mandarin Program and the founding course content and expectations for sixth and seventh grade Mandarin classes. Students in the Middle School currently select from French or Spanish as their main modern language choice in Grade 6; we are seeking to make Mandarin a third modern language choice in an already thriving World Language program. This position will report to the Middle School Division Head and collaborate extensively with the Middle School World Language Department Chair.  Read the full job description and learn how to apply here.

Service and Justice Coordinator (All-School)

Under the supervision of the Director of Service Learning & Civic Engagement, the Service & Justice Coordinator will be responsible for the teaching, organization, and administration of the International Baccalaureate C.A.S. (Creativity, Activity, Service) program required of all 11th and 12th grade students, as well as co-teaching 7th-10th grade service and justice courses. The Service & Justice Coordinator will also collaborate with the Director of Service Learning & Civic Engagement on many of the day-to-day activities, projects, and events of the Service Learning & Civic Engagement Office. Read the full job description and learn how to apply here.

Preschool Threes Mid-Day Assistant

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. Duties include, but are not limited to, supporting the Head and Associate teaching team in the daily maintenance and function of the classroom. The Mid-Day Assistant Teacher’s specific duties are primarily in support of the transition time from Rooftime to lunch, then rest and assisting with the end of day playtime. The hours are 12-3pm daily, and compensation is on an hourly basis. All Preschool Mid-Day Assistant Teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. Experience working with young children and families is required. Candidates who have Early Childhood Education credits or a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or a related field are preferred. To apply, please email cover letter and current resume to: psthreesmiddayassistant@brooklynfriends.org

Family Center Part-Time Admissions Associate

The Family Center at Brooklyn Friends School is an early childhood program designed to meet the developmental needs of 2-year-old children, ranging in age from 2 years to 2 years 11 months old at the start of the school year.  For this part-time and seasonal position, we seek candidates with early childhood experience, especially with 2 and 3 year-olds, and anunderstanding of 12-month to 4 year-old development. A bachelor’s degree is required, and some experience with early childhood assessment is helpful. Read the job description and learn how to apply here.

Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics – FILLED
Second Grade Head Teacher and Fourth Grade Head Teacher – FILLED
K-4 Associate Teachers – FILLED
Preschool Fours Associate Teacher – FILLED

ANTICIPATED POSITIONS FOR 2019-20

Middle School English Teacher (Grades 7 & 8) NO LONGER ANTICIPATED
5th Grade Humanities Teacher NO LONGER ANTICIPATED


ONGOING POSITIONS

Family Center Substitute Teachers: 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 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 resume and cover letter to Sara Soll at ssoll@brooklynfriends.org .