Career Opportunities

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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.

Current Opening: Full-Time Pre-K/Kindergarten Co-Teacher

Cambridge Friends School has an opening for a full-time Pre-K/Kindergarten Co-Teacher (to work between two classrooms, each staffed with a full-time teacher), beginning in September 2020.

 

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. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, (master’s preferred), prior early childhood teaching experience, and a passion for the learning and development of four- to six-year-olds. The CFS Pre-K/Kindergarten program is play based. The successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive School, including but not limited to: documenting curriculum, developing lesson plans, instructing, managing the classroom/behavior, communicating with families, and participating richly and fully in the life of the School. 

 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Katie Marion, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140, or fax (617) 876-1815 or send to k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “Pre-K/Kindergarten Co-Teacher” in the subject line.

 

We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community. Cambridge Friends School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. 

 

Job Requirements 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Experienced in teaching in an early childhood classroom with specific experience teaching Pre-K/Kindergarten
  • Familiar with a progressive approach to early childhood education; practical experience using that model in a classroom and knowledge of child development and its relationship to curriculum creation
  • Knowledgeable about the developmental needs of four- to- six-year-old children
  • Committed to collaborating and working as part of a co-teaching team and a larger early childhood team
  • Able to communicate effectively with parents, both in person and in writing
  • Experienced or trained in the use of specific curricular programs preferred: Wilson’s Fundations® and TERC: Investigations Math Program
  • Familiar with responsive classroom practices
  • In possession of strong writing skills, physical stamina, patience, and integrity
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, equitable learning environment for all students.

 

Current Opening: Middle School Science and Math Position

Cambridge Friends School seeks a dynamic Middle School science teacher and  eighth-grade mathematics position for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Quaker School Philosophy

Guided by our six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, we focus on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for success. Our deep desire is both to prepare the child for competitive secondary schools and beyond, and to inspire a life-long love of learning. The Quaker Testimonies inspire us to engage students in meaningful dialogue that fosters their ability to recognize, empower, and think critically about issues of social justice and equality. 

 

Science and Math Classroom Skills 

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 science, mathematics, education, or a related field; and have experience teaching mathematics and science 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.

 

Job Requirements

This is a full-time position that may include 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. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

 

  • bachelor’s degree, preferably master’s, in science education or in one or more of the STEM fields
  • experience developing hands-on, project and problem based curricula
  • experience in teaching middle school science and math, preferably Algebra I
  • 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, equitable learning environment for all students

 

We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: j.hill@cambridgefriendsschool.org with  “Middle School Science and Math Position”  in the subject line. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by March 31, 2020.

 

Current Opening: Third- and Fourth-Grade Classroom Teacher

Cambridge Friends School has an opening for a mixed-aged, third- and fourth-grade teacher, for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

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. Candidates should have a working knowledge of project-based learning, Reading and Writing Workshops, as well as familiarity with the Investigations math curriculum. A successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, including but not limited to the following: documenting curriculum, developing lesson plans, instructing, managing the classroom and behavior, communicating with families, and participating richly and fully in the life of the School. Candidates should have a bachelors in education or a related field (master’s preferred), and experience teaching Lower School-aged students. 

 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Katie Marion, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 or fax: (617) 876-1815 or send to k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “Third- and Fourth-Grade Teacher” in the subject line. 

 

We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community. Cambridge Friends School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

 

  • Experience teaching elementary school children
  • Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of 8-10 year-old children
  • Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels, with a particular focus on project-based curriculum
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Reading and Writing Workshop models
  • Familiarity with Terc: Investigations in Numbers, Data, and Space math curriculum
  • Demonstrated knowledge of “best practices” in teaching and learning
  • Ability and desire to challenge and support students at all levels
  • Familiarity with the use of formative assessments to inform instruction
  • Proficiency with the purposeful use of digital technologies
  • Committed to collaborating and working as part of a team
  • Demonstrable strong classroom management
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom practices
  • Commitment to professional development and ongoing learning
  • Able to communicate effectively with parents, both in person and in writing
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, equitable learning environment for all students.

 

Current Opening: Director of Auxiliary Programs

Cambridge Friends School has an opening for a half-time Director of Auxiliary Programs, beginning August 2020.

 

Cambridge Friends School, a Pre-K through Eighth-day school, provides an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage student in meaningful learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice.

 

The Director of Auxiliary Programs oversees all aspects of the co-curricular programs at Cambridge Friends School. These auxiliary programs generate significant income to support the School and are an important resource for CFS families. The Director works actively with the current Extended Day (XD) staff and Music and Dance Program coordinators, the Head of School, Building Manager, and Director of Finance and Administration to develop a variety of programs and experiences for all CFS-aged students. This position is a half-time position but could include additional responsibilities such as substitute teaching.

 

We seek candidates who have a bachelor’s degree, who love working with children, experience working with children ages 4 – 14 in or outside of the classroom, and will add to the diversity of the school community. Cambridge Friends School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: David Tierney, Head of School, at d.tierney@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “Director of Auxiliary Programs” in the subject line. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by March 31, 2020. 

 

 

Current Opening: Substitute Teachers

Cambridge Friends School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year. Substitutes are expected to provide supervision and instruction and are responsible for the implementation of lesson plans, management of the classroom, and for ensuring student learning.

 

Ideal Candidates will be:

 

  • Passionate about education
  • Dedicated to student achievement
  • Excited about collaborating
  • Caring in their interactions with children

 

Experience teaching or working with elementary and/or middle school age students is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a history of flexibility, punctuality, and responsibility. 

 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, resume, and references to the attention of Jack Hill via mail: Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140, fax: (617) 876-1815, or e-mail: j.hill@cambridgefriendsschool.org with Substitute Teacher in the subject line.

 

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. 

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.

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School Closure

Cambridge Friends School will be closed until Monday, May 4, with a re-open date of Tuesday, May 5, as per the order of Governor Baker. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and thank you for your understanding.