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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

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.

Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics

Position Overview: The Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics will serve as an integral member of the Lower School Leadership Team and support the Lower School and its place within the context of the entire school. BFS aspires to reflect Quaker testimonies such as equality, simplicity, and peace through our curriculum and in our work together as educators. We seek a passionate and collaborative leader to join our strong, thoughtful, and dynamic faculty; to sustain our outstanding program; and to imagine and bring new perspectives to our work. The Assistant Head of Lower School for Academics will work closely with and support the Lower School Head as specified in the position description or as assigned by the Lower School Head. Read the full position description and learn how to apply here.

Second Grade Head Teacher and Fourth Grade Head Teacher

Each position is a one-year leave replacement for the 2019-20 school year.

The Head Teacher collaborates with grade level colleagues and specialist teachers to plan, create, and implement curriculum. He/she should have familiarity with a constructivist math program, a balanced literacy program, writing process, and 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 teaching experience is required.  Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to LSheadteacherposition@brooklynfriends.org

K-4 Associate Teachers

We seek candidates with a bachelor’s degree, and ideally those who are either enrolled in or about to enter an advanced degree program in education. Candidates require the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team. Duties include, but are not limited to, planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, assessing and documenting students’ needs, and supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom. All Lower School associate teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to LSassociateteacherpositions@brooklynfriends.org.

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.

Preschool Fours Associate Teacher

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.

To apply, please email cover letter and current resume to: psassociateteacher@brooklynfriends.org

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


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 .