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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: Information Technology Specialist (2021-2022)

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 an Information Technology Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year.  The Information Technology Specialist will be the point of contact for all technological needs of the School. This person will assist in the set up and maintenance of informational technology needs including the phone system and the internet. The IT Specialist will be on-call to assist with day-to-day tasks throughout the building pertaining to student and teacher computers, wireless connection issues, audio/video equipment, and other situations that arise as a result of both hardware and software technology issues. This person will be expected to assist with technology needs for all school events including assemblies, theatrical productions, and other events as designated by the Head of School. This job will be 80% FTE which is 32 hours a week with 80% of benefits paid for.

 

Duties:

  1. Maintains and upgrades/patches school’s computer inventory. This includes, but is not limited to, PC’s running Microsoft 10,8,7, Macs running various OS X and 11, iPads, iPhones and Chromebooks. Repairs Chromebooks, PCs and Macs where applicable.
  2. Maintains and upgrades/patches the School’s networking system. This includes the firewall, ethernet switches and Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Maintains and operates the Schools Panasonic based phone system.
  4. Assists with the operation and maintenance of Kyocera MPF systems.
  5. Maintains and repairs, as needed, various other small size printers.
  6. Assists with being the SysAd for Office 365 and G Suite
  7. Provides backup SysAd duties for the School’s website and the Blackbaud ON-product based system.
  8. Provides technical assistance, and when needed, operates the audio/video system for school assemblies and other events where audio/video is needed. This will include occasional evenings and weekends.
  9. Assist with the stage lighting system used for events and other assemblies.
  10. Maintains spare parts, equipment and related inventory system.
  11. Maintains and operates anti-virus and anti-malware systems as needed.
  12. Assist faculty and staff with app installation on various systems.
  13. Interact with the students in the use of Chromebooks.
  14. Assists the Head of Maintenance in the operation of the School’s camera system and door lock system.
  15. Manages the Information Technology budget including inventory and price checking on all electronic devices in the building.

 

Qualifications:

  1. 5 years demonstrated experience in support of technology.
  2. Standard tech certifications desired or equivalent experience.
  3. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, as needed.

 

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-it@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “IT Specialist” in the subject line.

Current Opening: Extended Day (XD) Teacher (2021-2022)

Cambridge Friends School is seeking applicants for an hourly Extended Day (XD) Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The position start date is September 7, 2021. This position is a 10-month position from September to June.

 

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 mission and the tremendous passion 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.

 

The successful candidate should work well in a team of teachers to create a warm and dynamic classroom environment. This individual is responsible for managing the systems that serve and support the students enrolled in Extended Day programming. The XD Teacher works as part of the team to carry out daily activities, to ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintains regular communication with parents, and contributes to the effective operation of the overall XD Programs. Primary responsibilities will include: support both XD1 (grades PK-4) and XD2 (grades 5-8), ensure a safe and healthy environment for children and co-workers, complete daily tasks as assigned, follow policies and procedures of CFS as they relate to XD Programs, attend weekly XD staff meetings, support the taking of daily attendance, respect confidentiality of CFS XD Program students and families, and submit weekly time sheets. XD Teachers are also asked to be a part of the substitute pool and to take substitute jobs when possible.

 

The successful candidate will use pre-program and prep time to plan both long and short-range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, making sure to support developmentally appropriate practice as well as program goals. They will also support the creation of a classroom environment that will serve children with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and family constellations. The daily hours are 2:30pm – 6:00pm. There will also be opportunities to earn more hours for event child care.

 

Candidate should possess the following skills:

 

  • 1-3 years experience working with children
  • Familiarity with program development and implementation
  • Commitment to collaborating and working as part of a larger Extended Day team
  • Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, and equitable learning environment for all students
  • Maintain an organized classroom
  • Solve problems creatively with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be flexible and comfortable with shifts in planning and on-the-go thinking

 

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, statement of educational philosophy, resume, and references to p.clapper@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “Hourly Extended Day Teacher” in the subject line or via fax at: 617.876.1815 or mail to:

 

Human Resources

Cambridge Friends School

5 Cadbury Road

Cambridge, MA 02140

 

Current Opening: Full-Time One-on-One Aide for 5th Grade Student (2021-2022)

Cambridge Friends School has an opening for a 1-on-1 aide for a 5th grade student for the 2021-2022 academic 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. 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 diversity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “1-on-1 Aid” in the subject line.

 

The ideal candidate will be familiar with ASD. Candidates should:

 

  • Have experience working with elementary school children
  • Be knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of 8-/9-/10-year-olds
  • Be committed to collaborating and working as part of a team
  • Be available to start immediately

 

In this role, responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the student through the day-to-day classroom routine
  • Implement strategies that allow student to reach social and learning potential
  • Communicate with classroom teachers and the family regularly
  • Help coach student through social interactions, transitions, and academic tasks as needed

 

Cambridge Friends School Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent health benefits
  • A friendly, supportive, collaborative work environment

 

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.

 

 

Current Opening: Full-Time One-on-One Aide for 6th Grade Student (2021-2022)

Cambridge Friends School, a Pre-K-8 Quaker School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts is seeking a full-time 1-on-1 aide for a sixth-grade student for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

Cambridge Friends school is a mission-driven school with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the 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 seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to: j.hill@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “1-on-1 Aide” in the subject line.

 

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

 

  • Experience working with middle-school children
  • Some knowledge and appreciation of the developmental needs of middle-schoolers.
  • Eager to collaborate and work as part of a small middle school team
  • Some familiarity with autism spectrum disorder is helpful

 

In this role, responsibilities will include:

 

  • Assisting the student through day-to-day classroom routines with the goal of independent engagement in school by the end of the year
  • Facilitate regular sensory break on behalf of the student throughout the day
  • Implement strategies that allow the student to reach social and learning potential
  • Communicate with faculty and staff daily or as needed
  • Help coach student through social interactions, transitions, and academic tasks as needed

 

Cambridge Friends School seeks to hire candidates that contribute to the diversity of our 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.

Current Opening: Full-Time Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2021-2022)

Cambridge Friends School is seeking a part-time Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the 2021-2022 academic 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.

 

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Cambridge Friends School is a part-time (12-15 hours per week) senior administrative position. The Director of DEI serves on the administrative team and reports to the Head of School and is responsible for working with the Head of School and division heads in creating and implementing a vision for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable community as well as guide the school in the recruitment, professional development, and support of a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

 

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will:

 

  • Support faculty with regard to developing curriculum, programs, and activities that reflect the school’s commitment to diversity, antiracism, antibias, and LGBTQ+ rights
  • Support faculty by being a resource for diversity in social-emotional learning
  • Provides strategic guidance to the Head of School and division heads with regard to hiring and employment practices and policies
  • Presents three to four DEI workshops for the faculty each year
  • Coordinate and engage with call constituents of the community including employees, families, and the Board of Trustees
  • Coordinates guest presenters for faculty professional development DEI workshops
  • Provides guidance to faculty in their preparation of MLK and Pride Assemblies
  • Serves on the Diversity Committee of the Board of Trustees and presents to the Board as requested (at least twice per year)
  • Builds a network of external resources to enhance the school’s efforts to be more diverse, inclusive, and equitable
  • Develop and curate DEI materials that support the school’s work towards becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community
  • Organize and oversee student and faculty affinity groups

 

The successful candidate for this position will have

  • A bachelor’s degree, two to five years related experience in DEI work, and at least 5 years of experience working in an academic environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience leading DEI initiatives in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of current trends and thinking concerning DEI
  • Strong facilitation skills and comfort in working with children and adults in a Pre-K to eighth grade school setting
  • Ability to counsel and mentor faculty and staff

 

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.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to: hiringcommittee-dei@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” in the subject line.

Current Opening: Full-Time Summer Program Teacher (2021-2022)

Cambridge Friends School is seeking applicants for an 8-week salaried Summer Program Teacher. The program start date is June 28, 2021 and will end on August 20, 2021. Program Teachers will also participate in training on June 25, 2021 and a closing day on August 23, 2021. Program hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Employment will hinge on local and government regulations as related to COVID-19 as well as necessary student registration. 

 

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker Values. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. The School’s strength is its Quaker mission and the tremendous passion educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the School. 

 

The successful candidate should work well in a team of teachers to create a warm and dynamic classroom environment. This individual is responsible for managing the systems that serve and support the students enrolled in the CFS Summer Program. The Program Teacher will work alongside a second Program Teacher with a specific age group to carry out daily activities, ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, ensure sanitary practice as related to COVID-19, maintain regular communication with parents, and contribute to the effective operation of the overall Summer Programs. Employees will complete daily tasks as assigned, follow policies and procedures of CFS as they relate to the Summer Program, attend weekly staff meetings, support the taking of daily attendance, and respect confidentiality of CFS Summer Program students and families. 

 

The successful candidate will use pre-program and prep time to plan both long and short-range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, making sure to support developmentally appropriate practice as well as program goals. They will also support the creation of a classroom environment that will serve children with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and family constellations. 

 

Candidate should possess the following skills: 

 

  • At least 1-3 years of experience working with children
  • Familiarity with program development and implementation 
  • Commitment to collaborating and working as part of a larger Summer Program team 
  • Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, and equitable learning environment for all students
  • Maintain an organized classroom 
  • Solve problems creatively with a ‘can do’ attitude 
  • Be flexible and comfortable with shifts in planning and on-the-go thinking 

 

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, statement of educational philosophy, resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Patrick Clapper, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140, via fax at: 617.876.1815 or send to: CFSsummer@cambridgefriendsschool.org with Summer Program Teacher in the subject line.

Current Opening: Summer Program Nurse (2021)

Cambridge Friends School is seeking applicants for an 8-week salaried Summer Program Nurse position. The program start date is June 28, 2021 and will end on August 20, 2021. Program Teachers will also participate in training on June 25, 2021 and a closing day on August 23, 2020. Program hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Employment will hinge on local and government regulations as related to COVID-19 as well as necessary student registration. 

 

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 mission and the tremendous passion educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the School. 

 

The successful candidate should work well in a team of teachers to create a warm and dynamic classroom environment. This individual is responsible for managing the systems that serve and support the students enrolled in the CFS Summer Program. The Program Nurse will work to ensure the physical well-being of the children, ensure sanitary practice as related to COVID-19, maintain regular communication with parents, and contribute to the effective operation of the overall Summer Programs. Employees will complete daily tasks as assigned, follow policies and procedures of CFS as they relate to Summer Programs, attend weekly staff meetings, support the taking of daily attendance, and respect confidentiality of CFS Summer Program students and families. 

 

The successful candidate will use pre-program and prep time to plan both long and short-range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, making sure to support developmentally appropriate practice as well as program goals. They will also support the creation of a classroom environment that will serve children with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and family constellations. 

 

Candidate should possess the following skills: 

 

  • Be a registered nurse
  • At least 1-3 years experience working with children
  • Familiarity with program development and implementation 
  • Commitment to collaborating and working as part of a larger Summer Program team 
  • Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, and equitable learning environment for all students
  • Maintain an organized nurse station 
  • Solve problems creatively with a ‘can do’ attitude 
  • Be flexible and comfortable with shifts in planning and on-the-go thinking 

 

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.

 

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, statement of educational philosophy, resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Patrick Clapper, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140, via fax at 617.876.1815 or send to CFSsummer@cambridgefriendsschool.org with Summer Program Nurse in the subject line.

Current Opening: Substitute Teachers (2021-2022)

Cambridge Friends School, a Pre-Kindergarten through eighth-grade Quaker school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. 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.

 

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. Applicants need to understand this position is on an as-needed basis and hours will vary depending on the institution’s daily needs. Substitutes need to be prepared for phone calls in the late evenings and early mornings to provide coverage for emergency situations and needs both the following day and the day of.

 

Ideal candidates should be:

 

  • Flexible and committed to coming in when requested for coverage
  • Passionate about education and supporting the needs of a classroom environment
  • Experienced in teaching and working with elementary and/or middle school age students
  • Knowledgeable of classroom management techniques and feel comfortable asking for support when necessary

 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, resume, and references to the attention of Nicholas Lorenzen via e-mail: n.lorenzen@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.