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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

Family Center Substitute Teacher

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.

Lower School Kindergarten Head Teacher – Leave Replacement

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Seeking a full-time teacher to cover a leave starting November through January. This position will remain through the end of the school year offering various support and coverage following the leave period. Reporting to the Head of Lower School, the Lower School Kindergarten Head Teacher collaborates with grade level colleagues, specialist teachers, and administration to plan, create, and implement curriculum. They should have experience working with and teaching a constructivist math program, a balanced literacy program, the writing process, and an 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. They are responsible for ongoing assessment and communication with parents and the Head of the Lower School about children’s progress. Additionally, this role 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.

Lower School Associate Teacher (Kindergarten-4th Grade)

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks K-4 Associate Teachers. The LS Associate Teacher Program is typically a two-year experience at Brooklyn Friends School and is an essential part of the BFS learning community. LS Associate Teachers receive exceptional training for their eventual role as Head Teachers or other lead positions in a Lower School setting (i.e. math specialist, literacy specialist) while also providing BFS students with a high level of both care and instruction. The LS Associate Teacher role allows for more individualized attention, small flexible groupings and an infusion of current best practices in LS classrooms. Associates have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of experiences and responsibilities that are needed to become successful classroom teachers.

Interim Lower School Learning Specialist for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks an expert educator to serve as Interim Lower School Learning Specialist (K&1). Reporting to the Head of Lower School, the Lower School Learning Specialist collaborates with grade level colleagues, specialist teachers, and administration to plan, create, and implement curriculum as well as learning support for the grade level assigned. The Lower School Learning Specialist also serves as a resource for the faculty, works with their assigned grade level team to support student learning needs and differentiate classroom instruction, and communicates with teachers about students of concern.

Part-Time Middle/Upper School Orchestra & IB Music Teacher (Grades 5-12)

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Brooklyn Friends School seeks to hire a part-time (2 hours a day) Orchestra/IB Music Teacher to teach 5th-12th Grade Orchestra and IB Music. An MA or MFA degree is preferable. Candidates should have a strong background in teaching string instruments and conducting school orchestras, 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.

Part-Time Middle/Upper School Jazz Teacher (Grades 5-12)

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Brooklyn Friends School seeks to hire a part-time (two hours a day) Jazz teacher to teach 5th-12th Grade Jazz. An MA or MFA degree is preferable. Candidates should have a strong background in teaching jazz instruments and conducting school jazz bands, as well as experience teaching middle and upper school students. Comfort with and desire to utilize interactive, creative and inspirational teaching techniques, assessments, and technology in the classroom is desired.

Director of Academic Technology and Innovation

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a visionary leader to serve (effective Summer 2020) as Director of Academic Technology and Innovation and provide technological leadership to a vibrant community of students and colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than one that delineates faculty/staff). 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. Reporting to the 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.