Position Description: Friends Academy seeks an experienced English teacher who is excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices. We are searching for someone with excellent communication skills who thrives in a vibrant educational environment, embraces change, and has a deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. As a full-time faculty member, the person will serve as an advisor for 8-10 students and support a co-curricular activity such as coaching a sport or advising a major school activity. Other support of activities that contribute to the life of the school and attendance at all-school and other meetings, back-to-school nights, and other events is expected of all faculty members.
Qualifications: We are looking for bright, energetic, and creative candidates who are current with best practices in English and language arts instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required; a graduate degree in education or in a relevant discipline is welcome. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in online and project-based teaching and learning. Successful high school teaching experience of at least three years is desired, including experience with introductory level as well as the most advanced levels, including AP classes. Experience with independent schools is welcome; experience teaching students of high school ages is important. A successful candidate must have strong organizational, time management, and technology skills. We are looking for someone who is student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community.
An interested candidate should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: • A resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position and why the candidate is uniquely qualified for the position. The cover letter should include your salary requirement; • A statement of educational philosophy; • Three to five professional references; • Optional: Other supporting materials (e.g., articles, speeches, writing samples, or letters of recommendation) that would be informative
Our Commitment to Diversity Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program. Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. We invite you to read our community welcome letter from our Director of Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion
About Friends Academy
Founded in 1876 by Gideon Frost for “the children of Friends and those similarly sentimented,” Friends
Academy is a Quaker, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school serving students from age
three through the twelfth grade. The school’s philosophy is based on the principles of integrity, simplicity, patience, moderation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and a belief that the silence and simple ministry of the “gathered meeting” brings the presence of God into the midst of busy lives. Friends Academy is committed to developing a diverse
community whose members value excellence in learning and growth in knowledge and skills, a genuine
commitment to service and ethical action, and an understanding that every life is to be explored, celebrated,
and enjoyed in the spirit of the Religious Society of Friends.