BFS

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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. This section of the website is updated regularly. No mail or fax please. All applications should be directed to the email listed in the position description.

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR OPENINGS

Director of Human Resources

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Brooklyn Friends School is accepting applications for its newly created position, Director of Human Resources. The ideal candidate will be a human resources generalist with labor relations experience who can provide a comprehensive range of Human Resources capability in support of the school’s community of 250 colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than delineate faculty and staff).  The Director of Human Resources will be a proven seasoned professional with high integrity, strong interpersonal, and leadership skills. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the human resources function, including personnel administration and labor relations for both union-represented and non-represented colleagues.

Director of Communications 

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At an exciting moment in the history of the school, Brooklyn Friends School seeks a visionary and accomplished Director of Communications to join our community July 2020. In July 2019, Brooklyn Friends School welcomed a new Head of School, and the Board of Trustees is about to finalize our school’s new Strategic Plan. The role of the Director of Communications will be pivotal in ensuring that the messaging and timing of these and other meaningful initiatives in our community are aligned, while consistently providing strong leadership in all school communications.

Upper School Administrative Assistant and Project Manager

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The position of Upper School Administrative Assistant and Project Manager (USAA) is central to the effective operation of the division –– from ensuring the safe whereabouts of students through attendance to answering communications and following through on multiple tasks in an efficient and timely manner . The USAA is also responsible for helping with the organizational and academic development efforts of the Head of Upper School; processing, coordinating, and maintaining the organization of confidential materials and the daily correspondence of the Head of Upper School as well as accurately keeping the Head of Upper School’s calendar. The successful candidate will not only learn existing systems and structures quickly, but will demonstrate resourcefulness by designing efficient support and administrative structures. The USAA also assists with the organization and maintenance of records and the filing of reports, ensures absolute confidentiality of information, files, and records, and coordinates all school retreats, field studies, and divisional events as well as other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.

Middle School Gr. 7/8 English Teacher 

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Brooklyn Friends School seeks a dedicated educator to teach two sections of Seventh Grade English & two sections of Eighth Grade English and to serve as a Middle School student advisor. This position is also uniquely positioned to serve the right candidate who may be looking for a leadership role and Middle School English Department Chair, Grades 5-8. If interested in a leadership role, indicate “English Teacher and Department Chair” on your materials.The ideal candidate is a flexible, culturally competent educator who is capable of taking lead responsibility for a course focused on teaching reading, writing, and grammar through thematic studies such as community, justice, and the American dream. Responsibilities will include daily lesson planning, grading and feedback, report writing, and serving as a Middle School Advisor to eight or nine students. Advisors oversee students’ progress in all classes, oversee students social and emotional wellbeing, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and building positive school culture.

Middle School Gr. 6 English Teacher 

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Brooklyn Friends School seeks a dedicated educator to teach four sections of 6th Grade English and to serve as a Middle School student advisor. This position is also uniquely positioned to serve the right candidate who may be looking for a leadership role and Middle School English Department Chair, Grades 5-8. If interested in a leadership role, please see our separate posting and indicate “English Teacher and Department Chair” on your materials. The ideal candidate is a flexible, culturally competent educator who is capable of partnering with other 6th grade level teachers and the English Department Chair in order to take lead responsibility for a course focused on teaching reading, writing, and grammar through the thematic study of multiple and diverse genres. Responsibilities will include daily lesson planning, grading and feedback, report writing, and serving as a Middle School Advisor to a small group of students. Advisors oversee students’ progress in all classes, support students social and emotional wellbeing, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and building positive school culture.

Middle School Science Teacher 

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Brooklyn Friends School seeks a dedicated educator to teach four sections of 8th Grade Science and to serve as a Middle School student advisor.  The ideal candidate is a flexible, culturally competent educator who is enthusiastic about partnering with the 5th-7th grade science teachers and Science Department Chair in order to take lead responsibility for a course focused on teaching astronomy, geology, environmental science, and climate. Responsibilities will include daily lesson planning, grading and feedback, report writing, and serving as a Middle School Advisor to a small group of students. Advisors oversee students’ progress in all classes, support students social and emotional wellbeing, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and building positive school culture.

Upper School Math Teacher 

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach mathematics in the Upper School. The Upper School math 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 math teacher will work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School, Assistant Head of Upper School, the department chair, department members, and all departments, as well as the Upper School Leadership Team to facilitate teaching and learning in the discipline of mathematics based in student and teacher passions and interests. BFS’ math program wants to teach young people to be mathematicians who know how to read their world mathematically.


ADDITIONAL OPENINGS

School Nurse – Full-Time – The School Nurse is responsible for implementing best practices measures to ensure the promotion of a healthy school environment. These responsibilities involve direct student (patient) care, health education and counseling, and policy management. As the healthcare provider, the School Nurse must also adhere to local, state and federal guidelines to ensure compliance of the overall health within the school community. The School Nurse plays an integral role as an advocate, liaison, and consultant on health related issues for students, families and the school community. This position reports to the Director of Health Services. For position description, go here. Send cover letter and resume to sphillips@brooklynfriends.org

Science Lab Assistant, Upper School  – Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced lab assistant to provide technical support to the science teachers and contribute to students’ learning experiences by assisting with the preparation of materials for practical work and equipment. The Upper School Science Lab Assistant 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 Lab Assistant will work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School, the Chair, and science department members to facilitate teaching and learning in the discipline of science. For pull position description and directions on how to apply, go here.

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

Preschool Substitute Teachers – We are seeking qualified individuals who are interested in being on our Preschool substitute teacher list. Hours and days will vary depending on our needs, but in general are 8am to 3pm during the regular school day. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have some Early Childhood classroom experience. Please email your resume and a cover letter to jroberts@brooklynfriends.org.