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: Learning Specialist

Cambridge Friends School, a Pre-K-8 Quaker school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Lower School Learning Specialist. This is a one-year position. This position is seventy-five percent learning support and twenty-five percent general Lower School support as assigned. 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 5) 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 addressed to Katie Marion, Head of Lower School and Assistant Head for Internal Affairs and submitted via email to: k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org.

Current Opening: Extended Day (XD) Teacher

Cambridge Friends School is seeking applicants for an hourly Extended Day (XD) Teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position start date is September 7, 2020. 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.

 

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 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. 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, antibias, 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

 

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 to the address of:

 

Cambridge Friends School

Human Resources

5 Cadbury Road

Cambridge, MA 02140

 

Fax: 617.876.1815

Current Opening: Substitute Teachers

Cambridge Friends School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 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. Applicants need to understand this position is on a need-by-basis and hours will vary depending on the institution’s daily needs.

 

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 Nicholas Lorenzen via mail: Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA, 02140, fax: (617) 876-1815, or 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.

 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Diane Marangoly

Director of Development and Communication & Title IX Coordinator

617.354.3880 ext. 117

d.marangoly@cambridgefriendsschool.org

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit: https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/about-us/contact-us/index.html or call 1-800-421-3481.