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General Information

Cambridge Friends School, the only Quaker school in Massachusetts, is a renowned leader in teaching social justice and equality, with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, Cambridge Friends School focuses on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for their success. Cambridge Friends School is deeply committed to preparing each child for the road ahead in high school and beyond, and to inspiring a life-long love of learning.

Summer Program Staff (June 27 to August 19, 2022)

Join the Summer Program Staff at Cambridge Friends School
Monday through Friday
from June 27 to August 19, 2022

 

Cambridge Friends School has always understood that children thrive under the care of energetic, caring, and creative adults. With the help of our staff, we hope children in our program will gain new skills and knowledge, develop positive connections with their peers, and, of course, have fun!

 

CFS seeks applicants to work with children ages 4-13 and fill roles as

• lead teachers
• assistant teachers
• specialists in visual arts, music and drama, and athletics and games.

 

Each pair of teachers (lead and assistant) will work with 10-12 children per week. Along with our three specialists, they will accept responsibility for programming in keeping with this summer’s eight themes:

 

• SUPER HEROES: REAL AND IMAGINED

• UNDER THE SEA

• KING ARTHUR’S FAIRE

• GO WEST, MY FRIEND

• THE MIND IS AN INCREDIBLE THING

• THAT’S ANCIENT HISTORY

• CFS SUMMER OLYMPICS

• ALL THINGS FANTASTICAL

 

Successful candidates will work well with a team, communicate effectively with parents, and contribute positively to the operation of the program as a whole. Above all, they will enjoy working with children.

 

The program will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm between June 27 and August 19, 2022. We do ask teachers to arrive at approximately 8:00 am and to remain (on a rotating basis) until the last child has been picked up. Teachers will also participate in a one-day training and a one-day clean up. Employment may be impacted by local and government regulations as related to COVID-19 and student registration.

 

Cambridge Friends is a Pre-K through grade eight day school dedicated to engaging children in meaningful learning experiences within a caring community. Our strength derives from the passion of our educators, students, parents, and friends and from the Quaker principles of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.

 

Cambridge Friends seeks candidates who will add to our diverse community and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to Lynn Bloom, Interim Director of Cambridge Friends Extended at: l.bloom@cambridgefriendsschool.org.

Middle School Humanities and Math Teacher (2022-2023 School Year)

Cambridge Friends School, the only Quaker School in Massachusetts, is a renowned leader in teaching social justice and equality, with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, Cambridge Friends School focuses on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for their success. Cambridge Friends School is deeply committed to preparing each child for the road ahead in high school and beyond, and to inspiring a life-long love of learning.

 

Cambridge Friends School seeks a dynamic Middle School Sixth Grade Humanities and Math Teacher to start in September 2022. The creation of this new teaching position reflects the growing enrollment at Cambridge Friends School. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of project-based, concept-based, inquiry-based, learning. We desire a candidate who has the versatility and talent to carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in a small, inclusive school, including but not limited to the following: documenting curriculum, developing, and delivering high-quality lesson plans and instruction, classroom management, and integrating social justice and issues of equity into the curriculum, while participating richly and fully in the life of the School. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Humanities, Mathematics, Education, or a related field; and have experience teaching mathematics and Humanities at the Middle School level. Our ideal Middle School teacher is a passionate, compassionate, collaborative, dedicated, and reflective practitioner who uses creativity as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun, energetic, and skillful way. Other desired attributes include strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse range of learners in a positive manner.

 

This is a full-time position that includes additional supervision responsibilities of middle school students during your time on campus. We seek an experienced teacher who can help us fulfill our mission to provide an outstanding education guided by Quaker Principles.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably Master’s), in Humanities, math, education or in one or more related fields
  • Experience developing hands-on, project, and problem-based curricula
  • Experience in teaching middle school Humanities and math
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of young adolescents
  • Able to differentiate instruction based on individual needs with a particular focus on project-based curriculum
  • Committed to collaborating and working as part of a larger Middle School team
  • Able to communicate effectively with parents, both in person and in writing
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, and equitable learning environment for all students.

 

It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

hiringcommittee-mshummath@cambridgefriendsschool.org  with “Middle School Humanities and Math Teacher” in the subject line.

Learning Specialist (Part-Time)

Cambridge Friends School, a PreK-8 Quaker school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking a dynamic professional for a half-time position of Lower School Learning Specialist. This position is from March – June, 2022. The Learning Specialist facilitates and coordinates instructional support services for individual students or in small groups. Learning support is heavily focused on language arts but may also include math or executive functioning support.

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. The school’s strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.

It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Job Requirements:

Master’s degree preferred

Special Education certification preferred

Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching techniques

Training in a variety of reading programs (i.e. Orton Gillingham, Wilson, Project Read, and/or Read Naturally)

Knowledge of a variety of methods of teaching math

Knowledge of various assessment measures (standardized and non-standardized) and ability to interpret data to evaluate progress

Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences and the acquisition of reading

Knowledge of current reading, writing, and mathematics teaching practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with students (grades Pre-K through five) one-on-one or in small groups to support learning goals

Support the differentiation of the curriculum for individual students, including coordinating with the classroom team to reinforce and integrate strategies throughout all academic subjects

Communicate and meet with classroom teachers on a regular basis

Administer academic screenings/assessments as needed

Communicate with families on a regular basis to update them on goals and progress

Attend student support team meetings each month (one per classroom), families meetings, and IEP meetings as necessary

Consult with teachers, parents, administration, and outside professionals regarding individualized needs of students regarding classroom and home interventions

Other duties as assigned

All applications should be made to Katie Marion and submitted via email (k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org) with the subject line being Lower School Learning Specialist.

Director of Development (Administrator/Faculty/Full-Time)

The Director of Development is responsible for all of the fundraising and friendraising events at Cambridge Friends School. The Director works closely with the Head of School to create and implement strategies to support the fundraising and overall community development at the School. The Director serves on the School’s Administrative Team.  The position is a full-time, twelve-month position with a competitive salary and benefits.

Cambridge Friends School, a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade Quaker School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a mission-driven school with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship. Cambridge Friends School focuses on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for success. Guided by our mission, we are dedicated to social justice and equity. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Annual Fund
    • Create and execute the School’s Annual Fund Campaign working with the Head of School, Communications Associate, and the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee
    • Produce collateral for both hard mailing and email solicitations
    • Work with Head of School to determine leadership donors, set target asks, and assign solicitors
    • Create all support messaging (email reminders, promotions, etc.)
    • Enter all gifts into database
    • Create gift acknowledgements
    • Build pool of Annual Fund volunteers and manage them
  • Manage Database (Blackbaud’s “Raiser’s Edge)
    • Create and maintain donor records
    • Leverage resources in Raiser’s Edge to execute Annual Fund and identify potential major donors
  • Support Head of School by identifying and setting up meetings with potential major donors
  • Coordinate Special Events with Family Association/Head of School
    • Fall Wine and Cheese reception 
    • Fall Festival 
    • Winter Solstice
    • Multicultural Potluck
    • Super Sleepover
    • Middle School Social
    • Spring Banquet
    • Graduation
    • Faculty Feasts and Student Fun Fridays

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 or more years experience in an independent school or other non-profit development office
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge system
  • Ability to prioritize and organize projects and work independently
  • Ability to collaborate and guide parent and board volunteers
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, and willing to work beyond traditional office hours including evenings and weekends when necessary
  • A basic knowledge and understanding of current fundraising trends

 

It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: d.tierney@cambridgefriendsschool.org

School Nurse (Full-Time)

Cambridge Friends School, the only Quaker School in Massachusetts, is a renowned leader in teaching social justice and equality, with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, Cambridge Friends School focuses on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for their success. Cambridge Friends School is deeply committed to preparing each child for the road ahead in high school and beyond, and to inspiring a life-long love of learning.

Cambridge Friends School is accepting applications for a full-time (12 month) school nurse position for the 2022-2023 academic year.  The School is seeking applicants who will love working with children ages 4 – 13 in both a traditional academic setting (September to June) and during an eight-week summer program. The School Nurse oversees the physical health of our students and provides basic health services to the school community throughout the day.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assessing and evaluating overall student health
  • Providing assessment, triage, and care of sick or injured students and staff
  • Providing information and referrals for health concerns
  • Coordinating COVID-19 pooled testing with CIC
  • Working with parents and staff to develop and impliment care plans for students with ongoing conditions
  • Managing inventory of health care supplies
  • Consulting with teachers, school administrators and other school staff regarding student care
  • Administering medication
  • Maintaining student immunization records in our data base
  • Educating students and staff on health procedures
  • Providing pre-packaged lunches to students who need them
  • Supporting students in other ways as needed

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: d.tierney@cambridgefriendsschool.org

Substitute Teachers (Faculty/Other)

The School: Cambridge Friends School is a Pre-K through grade eight day school guided by its Quaker mission. Throughout the year, the School engages children in meaningful learning experiences within a caring community. Its strength derives from the passion of its educators, students, parents, and friends and from its Quaker principles of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.

 

The Position: Cambridge Friends has current openings for energetic, caring, and flexible substitute teachers to support its school day and extended day programs for the remainder of the academic year. We seek substitutes with the skills and temperament to maintain a positive classroom environment and to implement lesson plans for elementary and/or middle school students. Ideal candidates will be experienced and enjoy working with elementary and/or middle school students.  

 

Schedule: The typical academic day at Cambridge Friends begins at 8:15 am and runs until 3:00 pm. The typical extended day begins at 3:00 pm and runs until 5:45 pm. Substitute teachers should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to welcome their students and expect to remain until their last student has left the classroom. Given the “as needed” basis of this position, we ask teachers to be flexible and yet committed to coming when coverage is requested. At times, substitutes will be called late at night and early in the morning.

 

Salary:  $22 per hour   

 

Cambridge Friends seeks candidates who will add to our diverse community and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to David Tierney at d.tierney@cambridgefriendsschool.org with the words “Substitute Teacher” in the subject line.

 

Hiring Information

Cambridge Friends School is committed to equal pay. Therefore, all faculty are awarded a salary based on the Cambridge Friends School salary scale, based on their years of experience.

 

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) must be performed on all applicants and employees. As of July 1, 2013, fingerprinting is required for all new employees. 

 

It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law. It is the intent and resolve of Cambridge Friends School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. 

 

This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and retirement. Subject to the provisions of applicable law, Cambridge Friends School will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental disabilities of a qualified individual with a disability who is able to perform the essential functions of a job with such reasonable accommodation, unless to do so would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the School.