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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: First-Grade Classroom Parental Leave Teacher (2022 Spring Semester)

Cambridge Friends School, a Pre-Kindergarten through eighth-grade Quaker school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts is seeking a First-Grade Parental Leave Classroom Teacher for the 2022 Spring Semester. Cambridge Friends School 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.

 

A successful candidate will be knowledgeable in developmentally and grade-appropriate content and pedagogy, and a collaborative educator. Candidates should be committed to culturally responsive teaching that makes meaningful connections between students’ identities and life experiences and their learning and be invested in the School’s ongoing antibias efforts. A successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, and will participate richly and fully in the life of the School. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s in Education, Early Childhood, or a related field (Master’s preferred), and experience teaching lower school-aged students.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Qualifications:

 

  • 3+ years of experience preferred teaching elementary school children
  • Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of first-graders
  • 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 the 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
  • Evidence of strong, positive student and 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.

 

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:

k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org  with “First-Grade Classroom Parental Leave Teacher” in the subject line.

 

Current Opening: Director of Cambridge Friends Extended (Administrator/Faculty/Full-Time)

The School: Cambridge Friends School is a Pre-K through grade eight day school, the only Quaker school in Massachusetts. Every day we engage 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.

 

The Position: Cambridge Friends School currently seeks an intelligent, compassionate, organized, and creative director for its Extended Day and Summer Programs. 

 

The Director of Cambridge Friends Extended envisions and administers all aspects of both the School’s Extended Day and Summer Program. The Extended Day program is an important, flexible resource for Cambridge Friends School families who seek safe and enriching before (7:15-8:00 am) and afterschool (3:00-5:45 pm) experiences for their children. Currently serving some fifty students enrolled in our Pre-K through grade eight classes, XD teachers offer age-appropriate activities indoors and out that encourage children to explore, discover, and create.  They foster social and emotional learning among younger students and encourage older students to embrace personal responsibility and leadership opportunities. 

 

The Summer Program is relatively new to Cambridge Friends School and extends the School’s mission for eight weeks of the summer. Striking a balance between summer camp and summer school, the program is open to Cambridge Friends School families, as well as to students from the wider community. Each week explores a different theme through arts, games, brain workouts, and projects, making use of our fields, playground, play garden, and air conditioned classrooms.     

 

Essential Responsibilities: The Director designs programming, hires, supervises, and mentors the Extended Day faculty and the Summer Program staff, and collaborates with the Head of School, Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Communications, Building Manager, and After School Music Program Director to meet the needs of our students and families. The Director serves as a member of the School’s administrative team, and the position is a twelve-month, full-time role with variable hours. 

 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience developing and administering curricular and/or co-curricular programs, working with children ages four to fourteen, mentoring faculty and staff, and collaborating with parents. The successful candidate will possess organizational skills and enjoy teaching children from time to time. 

 

Salary: The School provides a competitive salary and benefits.  

 

Cambridge Friends School 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, Head of School, at d.tierney@cambridgefriendsschool.org.

 

Current Opening: Extended Day (XD) Teacher (Faculty/Part-Time)

The School: Cambridge Friends School is a Pre-K through grade eight day school, the only Quaker school in Massachusetts. Every day we engage 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.

 

The Position: Cambridge Friends has current openings for energetic, caring, and creative afterschool teachers in their Extended Day program. For the remainder of the academic year, we seek:

 

  • One teacher to collaborate with an experienced Pre-K-K teacher

 

  • One teacher to lead a grades 1-2 group

 

  • One teacher to substitute in our middle-school program

 

The positions are suitable for experienced parents, caregivers, or past teachers who would like to share their expertise in a school setting or for aspiring teachers who would like to gain experience working with children ages four through fourteen, developing age-appropriate curriculum, and collaborating with supportive colleagues and mentors.  

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and positive environment for learning, play, and social interaction
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate programming in the classroom and outdoors
  • Communicate effectively with parents, colleagues, and the Director to meet student needs
  • Supervise snack, recess, and dismissal
  • Maintain a clean and organized space with the help of the maintenance staff

 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Interest in and previous experience working with children
  • Background in the arts, music, or athletics
  • Ability to communicate patiently and efficiently with children and adults
  • Attentiveness, flexibility, creative problem solving, kindness

 

Schedule:  The typical Extended Day schedule is Monday through Friday from 3:00-5:45 pm.  Extended Day teachers should arrive no later than 2:45 pm to prepare to welcome their students and remain until the last child leaves on a rotating basis. Additional coverage will likely be needed during professional days, and Extended Day faculty may add additional hours as substitute teachers. Extended Day teachers report to the Director of Cambridge Friends Extended and collaborate with other members of the XD team. 

 

Salary: The school pays $22 per hour, including five hours per week for preparation time (approximately 20 hours per week in total). The School provides opportunities for professional development.

 

Cambridge Friends School 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.

Current Opening: 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 Nick Lorenzen at n.lorenzen@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.