Friends Seminary seeks an energetic and forward thinking teacher of health and wellness to begin full time teaching in the 20-21 school year. This new position is part of a strategic revamping of Health and Wellness programs across all grade levels (final departmental name is still in discussion), including the addition of instructional time in Lower, Middle, and Upper school divisions. The revised curriculum will focus on 5 recurring themes: Human Sexuality, Physical Health, Mental Health, Healthy Relationships, and Identity. An additional goal for the new Health and Wellness program is to foster increased connection with related school programs (e.g. advisory, global ed, service learning, etc.).
In order to support the successful launch of a major program revision, the successful candidate will have a founding spirit and energy as well as a strong desire to collaborate with other educators. Experience and comfort with digital classroom tools is a plus.
Experience and training in modern perspectives and best practices for health education
Ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of ages, learning styles, and backgrounds
Broad and creative perspectives on curriculum and pedagogy
Desire and ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and an understanding of both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
Comfort with classroom technology, digital education platforms
Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006