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Educating minds and hearts since 1867, Brooklyn Friends School draws upon its Quaker heritage to educate students within the context of a challenging academic program and a caring, supportive community.

One of the most diverse independent schools in the region, BFS serves more than 900 students from age 2 to grade 12. Signature features of the BFS experience include a rigorous educational program culminating in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma and a thoroughgoing commitment to inclusion, equity, social justice, and service informed by Quaker principles. Read more about our School’s mission, core values, and who we are.

Join us! Explore the opportunities below. Interested candidates should submit requested materials to the email address provided in the corresponding position statement.

CURRENT OPENINGS

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an Upper School Spanish Teacher. 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.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an expert educator to serve as Lower School Head Teacher. 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.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks K-4 Associate Teachers. 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.

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.Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an expert educator to serve as Lower School Learning Specialist. 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.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving PreK-12 Quaker independent day school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program seeks a dynamic, organized educator with experience in college counseling and higher education admissions to lead our students and families through the college search and selection process in the US and abroad. This is a full time, 12-month position that begins on July 1, 2021.

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Brooklyn Friends School is in search of a CFOO, who will serve in an all-school capacity. Primarily reporting to the Head of School, the Chief Financial and Operating Officer is an important leader in our community.

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Brooklyn Friends School is in search of a Director of Well-Being, who will serve in an all-school capacity. Primarily reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Well-Being is an important leader in our community. This position involves serving as a resource and working with multiple school constituents to continue to cultivate and further expand a prioritized focus on the social/emotional, mental health, and academic well-being of students. The Director will also lead the professional development initiatives in this area for the entire colleague body.

This leader will serve as a creative and collaborative resource, working individually and with groups of students, colleagues, and families to continue to expand upon a school culture focused on the healthy, joyful, and mindful development of students. Reporting to this leader are the school psychologists/counselors and the learning specialists.

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Brooklyn Friends School is in search of an Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff who provides executive-level support to the Head of School. The Chief of Staff handles a wide range of matters on behalf of the Head of School including strategic and high-level administrative duties of broad scope and complexity requiring outstanding professional ability, mature judgment, and a thorough knowledge of school programs and organizational structure. The Chief of Staff works in close partnership with the Head of School and is expected to develop recommendations that involve subtle, sensitive, and sophisticated matters and relationships. This leader must be able to work independently on circumstances arising in all areas of the School.

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Leading and working with dynamic and engaged colleagues, the Head of Middle School is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Middle School as well as articulating a clear and compelling vision for the future. The Head of Middle School promotes a culture of inclusion and belonging, positivity, strength, and joy for BFS middle school students and understands that engagement with all community members, students and colleagues, is a personalized process in which a purposeful praxis is the ideal method of engagement, i.e., listening, engaging, understanding, and reflecting.

With immensely talented colleagues, committed families, a 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 genuine openness to the possibilities that lie ahead. As a school guided by Quaker principles of Equity, Peace, Stewardship, Simplicity, Integrity, and Community, the Head of Middle School will help to ensure that all BFS middle school students are able to cultivate their voices and perspectives while also taking risks, working on individual and collaborative challenges, delving into a values-laden spiritual core, and simply enjoying the growing up process as they prepare for their eventual high school experience at BFS. To achieve this, the Head of Middle School will focus on leading a strong and vibrant body of colleagues. This informed leader is also one who is poised and inspired to work collaboratively, creatively, and decisively with a solid and cohesive leadership team ready to inform and shape the contemporary identity of our school within New York City and beyond.

The Head of Middle School reports to the Head of School with programmatic supervision led by the Assistant Head of School. This person is a member of two Leadership Teams and takes primary responsibility and accountability for all aspects involving students and colleagues in the division. Colleagues assigned to the Middle School, the Middle School Leadership Team, and the Middle School Administrative Assistant report to the Division Head.

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Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging is a vital leader in our community. This position involves serving as a resource, working with multiple school constituents to continue to cultivate an inclusive, antiracist, and culturally responsive school culture. Integral to the position are consistent reflection and assessment and the ability to guide and shape our efforts towards further evolution and growth.

We seek a leader with creativity and courage, empathy and thoughtfulness, strength and wisdom, who can envision institutional change at the policy, cultural, interpersonal, and individual levels. We seek a leader willing to pose the challenging questions and dilemmas present in our human fabric today that center identity, diverse perspectives, and the necessity to act upon, not just aspire to, all that a socially just, integrity-centered, and healthy community stands for and does.

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The Director of Global Civic Engagement and Service Learning will develop and articulate a vision for civic engagement and service learning within local, national, and international communities through the 12th grade. The Director will work collaboratively with colleagues, students, parents/guardians, and leadership team members to organize and implement community-wide service initiatives and articulate a strategic plan for our service program that reflects our community values. The Director will train colleagues in all divisions to facilitate service learning and civic engagement experiences, develop relationships with local and global community organizations, and generally provide motivation and wisdom to our community in regards to service learning and civic engagement. The experiences should be guided by a global learning framework that supports expansive academic outcomes and involve direct and reciprocally-valued engagement with diverse communities engaged in addressing real-world challenges. The Director will also develop and oversee the implementation of a global civic engagement and service learning curriculum school-wide.

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Reporting to the Assistant 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.

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Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer and leading and working with dynamic and engaged colleagues, the Director of Facilities Management is a twelve-month employee, who is charged with planning, developing, and implementing policies and practices that will uphold the maintenance of our buildings and overall physical infrastructure. This leader will assist their team members in integrating appropriate and innovative new and old technologies to support and enhance physical plant, building maintenance, campus grounds, energy management, and campus security

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) currently seeks a Lower School Coverage Instructional Assistant. The LS Coverage Instructional Assistant role allows for short term and long term coverage and substitute teacher support in K-4 classrooms.

Maternity Leave Replacement Starting March 2021

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an expert educator to serve as Lower School Head Teacher in our Kindergarten for a maternity leave in a remote setting from March until June. 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.

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Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School is a co-educational Quaker independent school with over 800 students in grades Preschool through 12. The School seeks an Associate who, as a vital member of the Finance team, will enthusiastically carry out a range of accounting tasks associated with the disbursements and reporting of expenditures. In this confidential position, the Finance Office Associate reports to the Finance Office Manager and supports the CFO in carrying out the goals of the Office.

In Person, Immediate Opening with Potential for Long-Term Employment for the 2021-2022 School Year

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Middle School Humanities is an integrated English and History course designed to build essential language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and a global historical perspective. The English curriculum complements the History curriculum, with studies of several ancient literary genres and contemporary texts, as well as units on expository and creative writing and foundational work in grammar and vocabulary development.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach computer science Teacher in the Upper School, with the possibility of serving also as Educational Technology Integrator. The Upper School computer science 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.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a vibrant PK-12 Quaker school in downtown Brooklyn, 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

We seek 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. 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.