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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.

We seek 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.

To apply for any of the open positions listed below, please email your cover letter, current resume, and 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.

Current Open Positions

Lower School Teacher

This opportunity is an on-campus, in-person teaching opening. Primary responsibilities will include teaching in a lower school grade-level pod. If the pod or school goes into distance learning, responsibilities would shift to teaching virtually. Please see our detailed summary of our reopening plan.

We seek a dedicated educator who believes in collaboration and understands the importance of relationship-building when helping students find success. We value teachers who are creative and embrace inquiry and project-based learning. Our new lower school teacher should be well-versed in technology so that they are able to maximize in-person and distance learning opportunities. We use Google and Blackbaud platforms and other assistive technologies to meet our students’ varied needs.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love young students
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and have a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
  • Differentiate curriculum for different types of learners
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Collaborate with grade teams and departments to create an integrated academic program for our students
  • Help prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous experience working with children is a plus
  • A passion for lower school, a sense of humor, positivity, and warmth
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion.

Middle School Teacher

This opportunity is an immediate on-campus, in-person teaching opening. Primary responsibilities will include teaching in a grade-level pod and advising a group of students at that grade level. If the pod or school goes into distance learning, responsibilities would shift to teaching and advising virtually. Please see our detailed summary of our reopening plan.

We seek a dedicated educator who believes in collaboration and understands the importance of relationship-building when helping students find success. We value teachers who are creative and embrace inquiry and project-based learning. Our new middle school teacher should be well-versed in technology so that they are able to maximize the effectiveness of our 1:1 MacBook environment. We use a Google platform and assistive technologies to meet our students’ varied needs.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Middle School students and learning
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and have a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
  • Differentiate curriculum for different types of learners
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Collaborate with grade teams and departments to create an integrated academic program for our students
  • Help prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous experience working with children is a plus
  • A passion for middle school, a sense of humor, and positivity and warmth
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion.

Middle School Teacher Experienced in Special Education

Friends Academy seeks an enthusiastic and optimistic middle school teacher to join our Sally Borden Program. This is an immediate on-campus, in-person teaching opening. This teacher will join our team of talented, passionate faculty who are dedicated to working with students who have language-based learning differences such as dyslexia. In addition to the academic course load, the position includes participating in an advisory.

We seek a dedicated educator who believes in collaboration and understands the importance of relationship-building when helping students find success. We value teachers who are creative and embrace inquiry and project-based learning. Our new middle school teacher should be well-versed in technology so that they are able to maximize the effectiveness of our 1:1 MacBook environment. We use a Google platform and assistive technologies to meet our students’ varied needs.

Qualifications:

This job may be for you if you:

  • Possess a bachelor degree in middle school education or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Feel a strong alignment with Friends Academy’s Mission and Philosophy of Learning
  • Have experience working with students with language-based learning differences
  • Are optimistic, steady, humble, and committed to doing what is best for children
  • Possess a dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Are comfortable creating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of Sally Borden learners
  • Appreciate and are excited by innovation in education
  • Are well-versed in technology such as the Google Suite for Education and can pivot to remote teaching if needed
  • Are a strong role model for middle school adolescents and understand the cognitive, social, and emotional development of this age group
  • Personalize and differentiate content to best serve all learners
  • Value working as part of a team and making contributions to a shared vision of the best possible learning outcomes for students
  • Are comfortable being flexible, trying new ideas, and taking intellectual risks
  • Believe in a professional, optimistic educational community and will work to bring their best to school each day

Sally Borden Program Reading & Support Specialist

The Sally Borden Program at Friends Academy has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and optimistic Reading & Support Specialist to join our on-campus team of talented, passionate faculty for the current school year. The position involves teaching reading to individual and small groups of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.

Orton-Gillingham is our foundational reading program, so an associate level of certification or the willingness to become trained and certified is a requirement. Reading & Support Specialists also provide individualized support to students in writing and other academic areas.

We seek an enthusiastic, dedicated educator who believes in collaboration and a team approach to helping students find success. We look for educators who seek fresh, creative ways to bring learning to life in a collaborative and engaging environment. Our teachers are a strong role model for the social and emotional development of the students with whom they work. We look for teachers who desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and hold a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork.

Qualifications:

This job may be for you, if you:

  • Possess a bachelor degree in Reading, Literacy, Special Education or related education field; master’s degrees preferred
  • Feel a strong alignment with Friends Academy’s Mission and Philosophy of Learning
  • Have experience working with students with language-based learning differences
  • Hold an Associate level of Orton-Gillingham or are willing to be trained
  • Are comfortable using a Google platform and assistive technologies to meet our students’ varied needs
  • Have experience working with remote learning
  • Feel comfortable writing individual comments for each marking period
  • Attend faculty meetings and positively contribute to discussion and dialogue
  • Value working as part of a team and making contributions to a shared vision of the best possible learning outcomes for students
  • Are dedicated to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion

Substitute Teachers

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-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, athletics, and outdoor activities.

We are looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to serve as on-call Substitute Teachers in all grades. (Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, substitute teaching opportunities may be limited during the 2020-21 school year.) Teaching experience is appreciated, but not required.

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

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.