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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

NEW!  Head of Upper School

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Brooklyn Friends School seeks a visionary leader to serve as Head of Upper School (HoUS) and guide a vibrant grade 9-12 community of 210 students and 45 colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than one that delineates faculty/staff). Leading and working with dynamic and engaged colleagues, the Head of Upper School is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Upper School as well as articulating a clear and compelling vision for the future. With immensely talented colleagues, committed families, meaningful curricular program, and a community that believes in a values-actionable educational experience, Brooklyn Friends is in a uniquely positive position, with a deeply-rooted identity and mission combined with a genuine openness to the possibilities that lie ahead.  The HoUS will focus on leading an illustrious and vibrant faculty and leadership team while also managing our innovative, interdisciplinary Academic Pathways Program, which offers a BFS diploma after the successful completion of an open curricula or a BFS diploma and an IB diploma after the successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This informed leader is one who is poised and inspired to work collaboratively, creatively, and decisively with a solid leadership team ready to inform and shape the contemporary identity of our school within New York City and beyond.

NEW! 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.

NEW!  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.

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NEW!  Gr. 6 English Position 

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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.

NEW!  Middle School Science Position 

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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.

NEW!  Upper School Math Position 

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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.

NEW!  Upper School Learning Specialist 

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Brooklyn Friends School 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.  In partnership with the Head of Upper School, Assistant Head of Upper School, Upper School Psychologist, Grade-Level Deans, and Student Support Team, the LS supports student learning in a dynamic, student-focused, and socially and emotionally responsive academic environment in which teaching for understanding, integrity, and compassion are the guides.  The LS uses a variety of research-based methods to share and practice with students executive functioning skills, foundational and high-level mathematics skills, analytical thinking, writing and critical inquiry, as well as assist students with diagnosed learning differences. Additionally, the  LS facilitates individual and small group faculty workshops in and out of the classroom to model, partner, and support faculty to differentiate instruction for all students, integrate metacognitive strategies for learning, and design and practice student-centered learning approaches.

POSSIBLE OPENING  Lower School Head Teachers (K-Grade 4)

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The Head Teacher collaborates with grade level colleagues and specialist teachers to plan, create, and implement curriculum. He/she 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. He/she is responsible for ongoing assessment and communication with parents and the Head of the Lower School about children’s progress. Additionally, the Head Teacher 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. Graduate degree in education and a minimum of 3-5 years teachingexperience is required. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list ofthree references with e-mails and telephone numbers to LSheadteacherposition@brooklynfriends.org

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.

Assistant Head | Upper School (Gr. 9-12)

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced educator to serve as Assistant Head of Upper School (AHOUS). The Upper School assistant head 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 AHOUS will focus on facilitating the daily administrative duties of the division; work in close collaboration with the Head of Upper School to facilitate teaching and learning teams within and across disciplines; help to manage our innovative, interdisciplinary Academic Pathways Program, which offers a BFS diploma after the successful completion of an open curricula or a BFS diploma and an IB diploma after the successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Preschool Associate Teachers (3s and 4s)

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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 Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom, planning in collaboration with the classroom team, facilitating small group or whole class lessons, and assessing and documenting students’ needs. All Preschool Associate Teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. A bachelor’s degree is required, and experience working with young children and families. Candidates who are either enrolled in or about to enter an advanced degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field are preferred. If interested, please email cover letter and current resume to: psassociateteacher@brooklynfriends.org

Lower School Associate Teachers (K-Grade 4)

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks K-4 Associate Teachers. The Lower School (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. For full position description and directions on how to apply, go here. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three references with e-mails and telephone numbers to lsassociateteacherpositions@brooklynfriends.org.

Family Center Head Teacher (2s)

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The Family Center seeks a Head Teacher for the the Red Room. The Red Room Teaching Team works with the Morning and Afternoon Classes. 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

Family Center Assistant Teachers (2s)

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 seek candidates 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 two Assistant Teachers). Duties include, but are not limited to supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom, planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons in collaboration with the Head Teacher as well as assessing and documenting students’ needs. All Family Center Assistant Teachers are expected to be active members of the broader Brooklyn Friends community, which includes attending faculty meetings and professional development days. A bachelor’s degree is required. If interested, please email Sara Soll at ssoll@brooklynfriends.org and attach your resume and cover letter.

Head of Lower School (K-Grade 4)  POSITION FILLED

IMMEDIATE 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.

ONGOING OPENINGS

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.