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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! Associate Teachers (K-Grade 4)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Head of Lower School (K-Grade 4)
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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), seeks a visionary and inspirational educational leader for its Lower School, which encompasses Kindergarten through fourth grade, to guide a joyful and purposeful community of 303 students and 55 colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than one that delineates faculty/staff). BFS is looking for a divisional leader who will combine intelligence, passion for learning, diplomacy, resolve, humor, tact, candor, and the ability to respond to situations promptly and thoughtfully when working with students, families, and colleagues. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work with all constituents and possess proven interest and experience in working in a diverse environment. This leader should constantly strive to be constructively critical of educational and community practices with a goal of strengthening, affirming, and upholding social justice principles, working to ensure that inclusivity is an essential priority of our collective experience. Accessibility, visibility, and a belief in the value of open, clear communication and process, informed by Quaker practice, will also be among the primary virtues of the successful candidate. The selected candidate will bring to Brooklyn Friends School a love of learning, a commitment to strong teaching infused with love and joy, an embrace of and commitment to our mission and strategic direction and the ability to deftly balance the needs and expectations of all three constituents of the school – the students, their families, and colleagues. 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 BFSLSHeadSearch@brooklynfriends.org.
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 email@example.com
Replacement Teacher – Latin
Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach Latin in the World Languages departments of the upper and middle schools. The Latin 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, comfortable navigating the semantics and literature of Latin as well as the classical study of Latin at the International Baccalaureate level. To achieve this, the upper school Latin teacher will
work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School and department members to facilitate exploration, skills, and experiential learning. For full position description and directions on how to apply, go here.
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 .