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Careers at Brooklyn Friends School

Thank you for your interest in Brooklyn Friends School.

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

Brooklyn Friends School seeks a Temporary Library Assistant to support our All-School Librarian, particularly within the Lower School classroom setting.

Qualifications and characteristics sought:

  • Enjoys working with young children
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Is prompt and organized
  • Approaches work with flexibility, patience, and a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Preferred: Familiarity with Children’s Literature
  • Preferred but not required: enrolled in an accredited Library/Information Science program

Responsibilities include:

  • Shelve library materials
  • Provide assistance during library classes (e.g., check in library books and assist students with library check out)
  • Process and catalog new materials and prepare them for shelving
  • Assist with library events (e.g., author visits, book sales)
  • Assist with maintaining physical appearance of library (including bulletin boards and library displays)
  • Ability to lift, stand, and perform light physical tasks in a busy school library

Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am – 1 pm

Time Period: Current – June 10, 2022

Note: All colleagues are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, including booster when eligible.

To apply: 

  1. Email a resume/CV, list of three references, and statement of interest (if possible as a single PDF) to hr@brooklynfriends.org, and put Temporary Library Aide in the subject line.
  2. Complete the online application.

Click here for the position statement and to learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving PreK-12 Quaker school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks a visionary leader to serve (effective July, 2022) as Director of Athletic Program and Vision to guide a vibrant community of eager-to-learn and engage students, as well as highly committed and talented coaches and physical education colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than one that delineates faculty/staff).

Click here for the position statement and to learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks a visionary leader to serve (effective July 2022) as Director of Global Civic Engagement and Service Learning within a vibrant community of colleagues (BFS uses the all-inclusive term, colleagues, to refer to all rather than one that delineates faculty/staff).

Click here for the position statement and to learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving PreK-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks a passionate and dynamic educator to serve (effective July 2022) as Associate Director of College Counseling.

Click here for the position statement and to learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks a visionary leader to serve (effective July 2022) as Director of Enrollment Management within a vibrant community of colleagues.

We are seeking a Head Teacher with Early Childhood experience, including work with 2 and 3 year-olds. Click here for the full position description and to learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends Xploration (BFX) is a newly redesigned  Extended Day Program at Brooklyn Friends School. Re-imagining what an afterschool program could be, BFX is grounded in equity, joy, and exploration, and a place where children will want to be!

We are seeking a Floating Assistant Teacher (BFX-FA) to provide additional support in our extended day classrooms. Working with students K through Middle School, and supporting BFX teachers, the BFX-FA teacher will work under the direction and supervision of the BFX Director and BFX Program Manager during the designated extended day hours, Monday-Friday, 2:30pm to 6:00pm. Specific tasks, duties, and areas of coverage will be assigned each day and supervised by the BFX leadership in collaboration with BFX teachers. We are located in downtown Brooklyn. Some teaching experience and a Bachelor’s degree are required.

Please email your resume to BFX@brooklynfriends.org

Click here for the position statement and to learn how to apply.

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.

Brooklyn Friends School is looking for Athletic Coaches for the 2021-2022 School year in sports such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Squash, and Swim. Interested candidates must be certified in CoachesCPR/AED, Coaches First Aid, and a Coaches Concussion Management Course is required. Looking for reliable, responsible, role models with specific coaching and playing experience. Those with a background in the sport are preferred. This part time job requires numerous duties including pre-season, in-season, and post-season. Some travel may be involved. It is important that this individual is able to work from 2:30pm-6:30pm daily during the course of each season. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Director of Athletics David Gardella.

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.