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Friends Academy seeks qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to fulfilling the school’s mission. We offer generous compensation packages and a wide-ranging professional development program. Of equal importance, this is a place where our leadership, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni respect and appreciate each individual member of our community.

Friends Academy is a small, progressive Early Childhood-Grade 8 school of 250 students on the South Coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, and outdoor activities. Our outstanding faculty and staff play a critical role in helping each child reach their highest potential.

Bookkeeper

This full-time position reports to the Director of Finance & Operations and is responsible for overseeing the day to day Business Office activities in a fast-paced school, which include:

  • Manage/oversee all financial accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and employee benefits administration; serve as back-up for other functions, when necessary
  • Maintain current working knowledge of accounting principles; ensure appropriate financial policies and internal controls are implemented and followed; maintain knowledge of employment laws applicable to workers in Massachusetts
  • On a monthly basis, reconcile all cash, checking, and investment accounts; review and reconcile general ledger accounts; prepare journal entries as necessary
  • Lead and coordinate internal annual financial statement audit and 403(b) plan audit process; prepare work papers, analyses and reconciliation documents and schedules for annual audit
  • Prepare/submit documents for completion of IRS Form 990, Forms 5500, 1094-C and 1095-C Forms
  • Prepare financial statements and analyses and prepare and distribute monthly departmental budget reports
    Collaborate with the Development Office staff to reconcile fund designation for cash receipts and pledges; manage endowed funds; provide stewardship reports upon request
  • Collaborate with departments, including maintenance, human resources, and division heads, to establish effective/efficient processes for financial management and oversight

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • A strong alignment with Friends Academy’s Mission and philosophy and dedication to working in a progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Optimistic, self-motivated, steady, detail-oriented, and humble
  • Comfortable being flexible and value working as a part of a team
  • Professional, confidential, generous, and a lifelong learner

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references included together in one PDF document to bkennedy@friendsacademy1810.org with “Bookkeeper” in the subject line.

After-School Program Staff

We are looking for After-School Program staff for the 2021-22 school year. All staff will supervise a group of students in grades Early Childhood-2, 3-5, or 6-8 after school each day. Numbers may vary from day to day. Activities may include playground time, indoor crafts, snack time, and study hall. Staff will also help coordinate pick-up and drop-off of students each day.

The daily hours would be:

  • Monday through Thursday, 3:00 to 5:00
  • Fridays 2:00 to 5:00

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love students and learning at many ages
  • Serve as a role model for students
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Collaborate with other faculty and staff at the school

Requirements:

  • Experience with children
  • A passion for students, a sense of humor, and positivity and warmth
  • Dedication to working in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion

We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Margo Connolly-Masson, After-School Program Director.

Substitute Teachers

We are looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to serve as on-call Substitute Teachers in all grades. Teaching experience is appreciated, but not required. The salary for this position is $100 per day.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Lower/Middle School students and learning
  • Deliver curriculum in a variety of disciplines
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, current resume, and a list of three references and their contact information to employment@friendsacademy1810.org. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school. Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of others in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, financial aid program, or other school administered programs.