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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

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 Early Childhood-Grade 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.

Middle School Art 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 an art teacher for the 2020-21 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching sections of art to 5th through 8th grade, advising a group of students, assisting in the drama program, and working with students to make the yearbook.

The arts are very important at Friends Academy, and all students have several periods of art/music per cycle in their schedules. Our specialists are usually practicing artists outside of school who enjoy sharing their craft with students. Art teachers expose students to different types of media, from ceramics to painting to fashion. Some units are connected to curricula in other disciplines such as Social Studies or Science. Teachers have great autonomy in shaping the curriculum.

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 Teacher – Experienced in Special Education

Friends Academy seeks an enthusiastic and optimistic middle school teacher to join our Sally Borden Program in August of 2020. 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 co-leading an advisory and chaperoning Outside-the-Classroom trips and overnights.

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.

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
  • Hold an Associate level of Orton-Gillingham or are willing to be trained
  • 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

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Laura Velazquez, Director of the Sally Borden Program.

Summer Orton-Gillingham Instructor

The Sally Borden Program at Friends Academy seeks an enthusiastic and optimistic Orton-Gillingham instructor to teach a six-week OG course to students with language-based learning differences. Classes run daily from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. beginning June 29 and running through August 7. We offer competitive instructor compensation for our summer program.

Join our team of talented, enthusiastic summer faculty. Come share your expertise and benefit from learning from others who have a passion for learning diversity.

This job may be for you if you:

  • Are trained in Orton-Gillingham
  • Have experience working with individuals or small groups using OG
  • Are willing to communicate student progress to families
  • Are willing to write end of session reports for families and hold a brief conference to report progress

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Laura Velazquez, Director of the Sally Borden Program.

After-School Staff

Friends Academy is looking to fill a staff position in its After-School Program for the 2020-21 academic year. Responsibilities include supervising/helping with homework time, recess, snack, and story time. Hours range from 2:00-5:30 p.m. weekdays. Pay commensurate with experience.

Requirements for applicants include:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED along with either formal training in child care/youth development or at least one year of supervised experience working with school-age children in a group setting.
  • Have the ability to motivate and engage children and manage behavioral challenges.
  • Serve as a positive role model; must be enthusiastic, energetic, creative and sensitive to children.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing needs.
  • Must have good judgement and sound decision making.
  • Able to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.

To apply, contact Charley Pelissier, Director of External Programs, at (508) 999-1356.

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.