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At Friends, our outstanding faculty and staff play a critical role in providing students with a rigorous curriculum, caring community, and an overall atmosphere conducive to helping each child reach their highest potential. We seek qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to fulfilling the school’s mission.

Friends Academy offers 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.

Current Open Positions

Director of Enrollment

Friends Academy seeks an optimistic, creative, and entrepreneurial Director of Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. Supporting a progressive academic program and our commitment to diversity, the Director of Enrollment is a member of the senior administrative team and reports to the Head of School. The Director facilitates all aspects of enrollment management at Friends Academy.

The Director plays a vital role in the Friends Academy community and will be expected to lead the school’s enrollment management infrastructure. The Director will conduct research and implement strategies to ensure that the School achieves the enrollment goals set in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and the Head of School. As one of the school’s most visible spokespersons, the Director of Enrollment represents Friends Academy to all constituents, which includes students, parents, alumni, faculty, and administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and vision in enrollment management, which includes planning, admission, marketing, and recruitment and directs the process of attracting and enrolling students at Friends Academy.
  • Continues efforts to broaden diversity of all kinds at the school, including socio-economic and racial and ethnic diversity, through outreach to families and working with community-based programs.
  • Networks actively through current parents to identify and follow up with prospects.
    Proactively communicates with prospective families, answering questions, responding to inquiries, and setting up school visits.
  • Works closely with the Director of Communications to create and execute marketing strategies.
  • Oversees all on-campus visitation programs-including student and parent visits, and new student orientation programs.
  • Shares administration of the school’s Tuition Assistance program and budget in conjunction with the CFO and Head of School.
  • Attends weekly faculty meetings and weekly administrative meetings. Participates with the Head and administrative team in collaborative efforts.
  • Directs Friends Academy’s outreach recruitment plan. Becomes familiar with the academic program and curriculum in order to communicate with prospective families.
  • Represents the Admission Office and school at events, which includes coordinating on- and off-campus functions, including campus tours, Parent Information Evenings, in-home gatherings etc. designed for prospective parents and students.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with preschools, elementary schools, and community-based organizations and counselors.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development in coordinating the Admission Office volunteer network.
  • Coordinates the application review process, and assigns reading and committee assignments as needed.
  • Works with registrar in the keeping of admission and enrolled student records.
    Attends Board of Trustee meetings when appropriate, is involved in strategic planning and keeping the Board fully apprised of the school’s enrollment efforts, including providing admission data and trend analysis to the Board.
  • Is an integral leader for the school community and participates fully in daily community life of the school. Extends beyond the responsibilities of a job description when the need arises and assists the Head of School with all other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred.
  • Valued qualities include being creative, high energy, flexible, positive, culturally competent, warm, and possessing a sense of humor.
  • Dedication to working in a vigorous, progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Significant admissions or closely related experience in an independent school.
  • Desire to collaborate as part of a strong administrative team.
  • Commitment to PK-8 education and compatibility with Friends Academy’s mission.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and spoken.
  • Proficiency with admission software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and use discretion with confidential information.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, personal statement, and contact information for three references to Ben Kennedy, Head of School.

Lower School Music and Drama Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4)

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 an energetic and dedicated Lower School music and drama teacher for the 2020-21 academic school year.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Lower 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 for grades EC-4
  • 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
  • Lead “Band of Friends” with grades 3-5
  • Design and implement curriculum which includes activities such as singing/chorus, keyboards, music theory, drama, improvisation, and performance art
  • Co-lead two drama performances per year in collaboration with the arts department faculty (Fall- Grades 5-6/Spring- Grades 7-8)
  • Manage Lower and Middle School’s holiday performances (Dec.)

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject
  • Teaching experience
  • Valued qualities include being creative, high energy, flexible, positive, culturally competent, warm, and possessing a sense of humor.
  • Dedication to working in a vigorous, progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jamie Ross-Cory, Assistant Head of School for Instruction and Student Life.

Middle School Science Teacher

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 strong academics, arts, social and emotional learning, and outdoor activities.

We are looking for a science teacher for the 2020-2021 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching sections of Science, advising a group of students, and supervising a service learning activity.

Middle School Science at Friends Academy teaches topics in life science, physical science, and earth science through hands-on, project-based, and constructivist pedagogy. Students make their own observations and follow the scientific method to draw conclusions. We regularly use the 65-acre campus to study wildlife, plants, and water systems. We believe that science can offer powerful tools in solving the world’s problems.

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
  • Be involved in extracurriculars as well as Outside the Classroom trips and overnights

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience
  • 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.

We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Susan Yao, Head of Middle School.

Middle School Humanities Teacher

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 a Humanities teacher for the 2020-2021 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching Humanities, advising a group of students, and supervising a service learning activity.

Our Humanities approach is student-centered, project-based, and guided by essential questions such as, What can ordinary citizens do about larger social problems? We use primary and secondary sources over textbooks. The curriculum has historically been divided into somewhat parallel English and Social Studies classes. We’re looking for someone who would be excited to create interdisciplinary curriculum with us.

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
  • Be involved in extracurriculars as well as Outside the Classroom trips and overnights

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience
  • 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.

We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Susan Yao, Head of Middle School.

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.