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Friends Academy is known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, and outdoor activities. 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.

Current Opportunities

Click on the position titles below to read the full descriptions and learn how to apply.

School Nurse

Our School Nurse position is full-time (12-month employee). The expected hours of work are 7:30am-3:30pm daily (when school is in session). See details below for Summer schedule. The position reports to the Director of Finance & Operations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for supporting students; be professional to parents, faculty, and staff; and have a sense of humor, positivity and warmth, and a dedication to working in a vigorous school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate clinical competency in school nursing practice and oversee the health care for students, providing first aid care and medically prescribed support and/or services.
  • Assess students’ health and refer students to urgent care or the emergency room, as necessary.
  • Possess knowledge of and the desire to stay current with ongoing COVID safety protocols (as outlined by state and federal guidelines)
  • Maintain confidential records and other relevant health data.
  • Identify opportunities for coordination with faculty on student health curriculum.
  • Participate on the Health & Safety Committee.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to continue to grow as a practitioner.
  • Ensure all students’ medical paperwork are up-to-date
  • Maintenance of the nurse supply budget

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Maintain medical records for all students.
  • Demonstrate confidentiality
  • Navigate campus in all weather conditions.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing to community members and medical professionals.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, reach, lift and stand for long periods of time.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years experience as a licensed registered nurse is required, preferably working in Pediatrics or Adolescent medicine.
  • License in MA must be current and maintained throughout employment.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a college or university is required.
  • Current certification in CPR Adult/Child and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Certification from the National Board of Certification of School Nurses is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a school environment is valued.

Other Requirements: Vacation must be approved in advance, and a substitute nurse must be available to cover.

Summer Nurse Schedule:

During the Summer Programs season (eight weeks from June to August), the hours are:

  • 7:30am-3pm every Monday (Nurse attends Monday morning staff meeting and helps with camper registration related to medical needs at the start of each camp week)
  • 8am-3pm every Tuesday-Friday
  • Prior to the start of Summer Programs: Part-time schedule (~20hrs/week) to gather camper medical files, review and edit medical forms, design and implement medical staff training, help order medical supplies, follow up with families, and line up med kits and field trip paperwork.

For more details about the position, download the full job description. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Hanh Nguyen, Director of Finance and Operations.

We are looking for a social studies teacher for the 2024-25 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching social studies at the Middle School level, advising a group of students, and other duties. Stipends are available for those who support after-school activities.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Appreciate middle school students and their 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. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Chantal Balogh, Director of Academic Programs.

Middle School STEM Teacher

We are looking for a STEM teacher for the 2024-25 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role’s primary responsibility will be teaching middle school science and mathematics courses. In addition, applicants should be excited about advising a group of students, taking part in interdisciplinary projects and be prepared to assist with other various duties throughout the year. Stipends are available for those who support after-school activities, such as coaching a sport.

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.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Chantal Balogh, Director of Academic Programs.

Lower School Spanish Teacher

We are looking for a full-time Lower School Spanish teacher. This role includes teaching Spanish in Early Childhood-Grade 4 multiple times each week.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver Spanish 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 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
  • Be involved in extracurriculars as well as field trips

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience
  • A passion for elementary students, 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
  • Proficiency in Spanish

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jamie Ross-Cory.

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 $120 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.