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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: Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs (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 currently seeking a Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs. The Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs oversees all aspects of the co-curricular programs at Cambridge Friends School. These auxiliary programs are an important resource for CFS families as well as enriching experiences for students. The Director works actively with the current Extended Day staff and After School Music Program Director, the Head of School, Building Manager, and Director of Finance and Administration to develop and administer a variety of programs and experiences for all CFS-aged students. The Director is directly involved with the programming, administration, and oversight of the School’s Extended Day (XD) program which provides afterschool programming for approximately 50 students in grades Pre-K to 8. This includes the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of XD staff. The Director is also responsible for the development of the School’s eight-week Summer Program including administration, oversight, staffing, and programming creation.

 

The Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs is a member of the School’s administrative team. The position is a twelve-month position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

We seek candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree, who love working with children, have experience working with children aged 4 – 14 in or outside of the classroom, and will add to the 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.

 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:
d.tierney@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs” 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: 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.

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