Drawn to the Cambridge Friends School mission and philosophy? Why not join us!
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 seeking a passionate and experienced Behavior Interventionist (BI) to join our team. This role is pivotal in helping us support our students’ re-regulation while upholding our Quaker values and testimonies. The BI serves on the school’s ‘Health and Wellness’ and ‘Student Support’ Teams, and is a key part of our small but dynamic community. The position is a full-time, 10-month position with a competitive salary and benefits. This position is available immediately.
The successful candidate will possess the ineffable qualities necessary to form meaningful relationships with PK-8 students who hold a multiplicity of identities, come from diversely ranging backgrounds, and engage in the joyful pursuit of self-awareness, advocacy, and actualization.
About Cambridge Friends School
It is the mission of Cambridge Friends School to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker Principles, we engage all students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. We expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential and, through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (the SPICES), we focus on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for success and a life-long joy of learning.
Desired Skills & Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Holding a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in a human service related field.
- Specific experience supporting neurodiverse learners, including cognitive and socioemotional needs; basic knowledge of behavioral patterning preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with individuals and their families.
- Commitment to working with young people and seeing them thrive at all levels.
- Maturity, reliability, and proactivity.
- Minimum age of 21.
New Employee Orientation; First Aid; Positive Support Rule; Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation; Universal Precautions, Person-Centered Planning; HIPAA/Privacy and Confidentiality; Psychological First Aid; Crisis Prevention and Intervention; and any other assigned training.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift or carry up to 150 pounds with help from another employee, stand, run, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and sit in small chairs or on the floor. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and use hands to manipulate large and small objects. The employee must be able to speak and hear (including whispers in loud environments). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Support Student Re-Regulation: Work daily with students who may be experiencing behavioral and/or emotional challenges, and assist them in re-regulating and achieving their full potential within our nurturing and inclusive environment.
- Collaboration: Collaborate with classroom teachers, educational specialists, and administrators to implement student programming that focuses on emotional regulation, intellectual support and academic success while embodying the core philosophies of CFS.
- Student Success Intervention: Implement all student success programs created by the School Counselor, Director of Mental Wellness, AHoS for Academic Affairs, and AHoS for DEIB, ensuring weekly data is collected for each goal with fidelity.
- Community Presence: Transport and accompany students in the community, implementing community-based engagement that aligns with our educational goals.
- Professional Development: Actively participate in regular meetings for the ‘Health and Wellness’ and ‘Student Support’ Teams, train faculty members, substitutes, and volunteers to implement best healing-centered practices regarding classroom de-escalation and harm reduction, and attend all staff training and meetings.
- Professional Embodiment: Be a role model for students and create a positive culture with co-workers by emulating professional attitude, language, and communication.
- Feedback and Assessment: Provide positive and constructive feedback to co-workers and assist in assessments for evaluations and IEP/BIPs, as required.
- Materials and Support: Prepare and organize materials and program binders, and support lead teachers in developing, scheduling, and leading group activities.
- Safety and Compliance: Help maintain safe and clean classroom environments, follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
At Cambridge Friends School, we affirm that every person holds a light inside them and each person provides something of value to the community. This means that each student is celebrated for their individual identity, and each person is respected for who they are and where they have come from. If you are an experienced Behavior Interventionist who shares or resonates with our Quaker values, and is dedicated to supporting students thriving at all levels, we encourage you to apply and be a part of our inclusive and nurturing community.
- 100% Health and Dental Insurance Plan
- Retirement Plan
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Katie Marion, Acting Head of School, Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Rd, Cambridge, MA 02140, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CFS Behavior Interventionist.” A successful cover letter will outline relevant experience and alignment with the Quaker values and testimonies (SPICES) upheld by Cambridge Friends School.
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.
Join us in providing an inclusive and nurturing educational environment for all our students, where every child is recognized for their inherent worth, potential, and dignity.
Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development
The Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development tells the story of Cambridge Friends School in a compelling way to prospective families, current families, alums, donors, and faculty/staff through a variety of media channels to support the mission of the school. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development creates marketing campaigns to increase the enrollment of new families and increase retention and engagement of current families, and assists with development efforts. This role oversees all media and communications for the school, including the website, emails, social media, and magazine, and drives mission-aligned fundraising in conjunction with other school Directors.
Cambridge Friends School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade Quaker School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. For over 60 years, it has been the school’s mission to engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. 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 and a life-long joy of learning.
The Director serves on the school’s Administrative Team, and is a key part of our small but dynamic community. The position is a full-time, 12-month position with a competitive salary and benefits.
About the Job
As part of your regular activities, you will…
- Collaborate with Admissions to create and implement marketing and engagement plans to increase enrollment and retention, including web, advertisements, print, email, and on-campus experiences
- Create and post regular social media updates, a weekly newsletter for current families, and other regular communications
- Collaborate with the Head of School and Development Committee to create and implement fundraising campaigns
- Serve as primary photographer/videographer of daily life at school and at special events
- Manage events, including promotion, registration, and production support when needed
- Manage the content and design of the external website, internal portal for current families, email system (push pages and Constant Contact), print magazine, flyers, and brochures, ads (digital, print, billboards/wraps)
- Support faculty in creating on-brand emails and regularly sharing classroom news that effectively illustrates our values, mission, and weekly activities with families
- Assemble, produce, and distribute annual school magazine, Connections, to support admissions and development
- Maintain relationships with advertising and communication vendors
- Serve as spokesperson for the school with regard to all media
- Serve as brand steward for the school
We’re looking for someone who…
- Enjoys collaborating with others as a teammate and serving as a knowledge-leader for communications in the community
- Is enthusiastic, flexible, and has strong organizational skills with an knack for managing time across a variety of tasks
- Loves paying attention to the details in design and writing
- Brings strong writing and editing skills in a variety of contexts (web, email, social media, advertisements, etc)
- Is creative and has an experience-oriented approach to the work
- Enjoys being part of the vibrant community life of the school
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 3 or more years experience in a small marketing and communications office with concurrent projects; Independent school or other non-profit experience is a plus
- Superior oral, written, and visual communication skills
- Ability to prioritize and organize projects and work independently
- Aptitude for technology and for learning new systems, software, and platforms
- 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
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 describing how your skills align with the role described above along with a resume and references to Katie Marion, Head of School at email@example.com.
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 for substitutes at Cambridge Friends begins at 7:45 am and runs until 3:15 pm. They typical extended day begins at 3:00 pm and runs until 5:45 pm. Given the “as needed” basis of this position, we ask teachers to be flexible and yet committed to coming when coverage is requested. Sometimes substitute coverage may be for a half-day increments (7:45 am – 12:15 pm or 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm). 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 Katie Marion at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Substitute Teacher” in the subject line.
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.