Employment Opportunities


The Frankford Friends School community consists of a diverse and experienced group of educators and school staff who believe in the mission and values of Frankford Friends School and who work daily to inspire our students to build a better future for humankind. We’re looking for applicants who share our joy for learning, who are innovative, creative, and collaborative, and who are passionate about social justice and the transformative power of a great education.

Would you like to join the community at Frankford Friends School? We invite you to begin the process by completing and submitting an employment application. Send any questions to hiring@frankfordfriends.org.

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+ Assistant Teacher


General Position Description

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting with the daily program under the direction of the Lead Classroom Teacher. The Assistant Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth and a collegial member of the Lower School teaching team and of the FFS faculty and staff.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the lead teacher in planning and implementing a creative, engaging and stimulating classroom program that entails a high level of collaboration amongst students, includes interdisciplinary, project-based work, and which utilizes educational technologies appropriately both on-campus and in the FFS@Home program if necessary;
  • Instruct children in small and large groups, and work one-on-one with students;
  • Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude, and establish an environment that supports social, emotional, and academic development in students;
  • Direct all parental inquiries to the Lead Teacher;
  • Be available for individual meetings at the direction of the Lead Teacher;
  • Use positive and productive techniques for improving student behavior;
  • Help with maintaining classroom materials and general housekeeping tasks;
  • Integrate the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship into the curriculum and when interacting with community members;
  • Assist in the Extended Day and Otter Camp programs when required;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

  • The successful candidate is a collegial and dedicated teacher who is well versed in their subject area, able to form excellent relationships with young children and has:experience with young children;
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents;
  • strong organizational skills;
  • a comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds;
  • a high level of interest in collaboration;


Educational Requirements

BA or BS in a related field.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to work both standing up and sitting down for the length of the school day
  • Be able to walk up and down at least two flights of stairs, supervise children on the playground, and walk between school buildings
  • Be able to work in a wide variety of school environments, including the buildings, gardens, playgrounds, and other areas of the campus, in all seasons
  • Be able to pick up children and objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Be able to pass all criminal record checks, background checks, and child abuse clearances


Employment Type

Full time, exempt employee, with benefits
This Position Reports to: Head of School and Director of LS/MS

+ Middle School Social Studies Teacher


General Position Description

The Middle School Social Studies Teacher creates and administers a classroom program that is conducive to student learning and which emphasizes mutual respect for all people. The position requires 5 day a week, on-campus teaching with the ability to quickly transition to our FFS@Home program whenever needed.

The Middle School Social Studies Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth and is a collegial member of both the Middle School teaching team and of the FFS faculty and staff.

The Middle School Social Studies Teacher uses a variety of classroom techniques for learning and implements interdisciplinary, hands-on, project-based work, field trips, outdoor experiences, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers and classrooms into the program. The Middle School Social Studies Teacher is competent in using the technologies and strategies necessary to teach both on campus and in a distance learning model.

Major responsibilities include developing creative and innovative curriculum, teaching three major classes - grades 6 (African Civilization and Black American Studies), 7 (World History), and 8 (The People's History of the United States), cooperating with a team in project-based learning initiatives, leading Explorations classes, and participating in/directing middle school activities. These activities include advising, supervision of study halls, lunch and recess, chaperoning field trips, offering tutorials and office hours, participating in admissions-related events, writing reports, and other related activities that contribute to the Middle School community. All teachers are members of at least one school committee and engage in at least one other activity/job that benefits the school community, as determined by the Head of School, such as leading a team, organizing all-school events, or overseeing activities.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement a creative, engaging and stimulating classroom program that entails a high level of collaboration amongst students, includes interdisciplinary, project-based work, incorporates a variety of classroom techniques for learning, and utilizes educational technologies appropriately.
  • Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude, and establish an environment that supports social, emotional, and academic development in students.
  • Frequently communicate with parents and caregivers about their child’s progress (phone, email, conferences, newsletters, report cards). Be available for individual meetings when needed.
  • Evaluate the progress of each student through formal and informal assessment.
  • Use positive and productive techniques for improving student behavior.
  • Integrate the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship into the curriculum and when interacting with community members


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

The successful candidate is a collegial and dedicated teacher who is well versed in their subject area, able to form excellent relationships with 11-14 year old students and has:

  • 3 years teaching experience in related age groups and subjects;
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • the interest in and capability to work, plan, and implement project-based learning initiatives;
  • the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents;
  • a comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds;
  • a high level of interest in collaboration;
  • experience with using educational technologies.


Educational Requirements

BA or BS in Education, or a related field. A Middle School specific certification, degree in Africology or African American Studies or advanced degree is preferred.


Employment Type

Full time, exempt employee, with benefits
This Position Reports to: Head of School and Director of LS/MS

+ Lower School Lead Teacher


General Position Description

The Lower School Lead Teacher creates and administers a classroom program that is conducive to student learning and which emphasizes mutual respect for all people. The position requires 5 day a week, on-campus teaching with the ability to quickly transition to our FFS@Home program whenever needed.

The Lower School Lead Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth and is a collegial member of both the Lower School teaching team and of the FFS faculty and staff.

The Lower School Lead Teacher uses a variety of classroom techniques for learning and implements interdisciplinary, hands-on, project-based work, field trips, outdoor experiences, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers and classrooms into the program. The Lower School Lead Teacher is competent in using the technologies and strategies necessary to teach both on campus and in a distance learning model.

Major responsibilities include developing creative and innovative curriculum, teaching all aspects of elementary classroom program, cooperating with a team in project-based learning initiatives, and participating in/directing activities. These activities include advising, lunch and recess, chaperoning field trips, offering individual help where needed, participating in admissions-related events, writing reports, and other related activities that contribute to the School community. All teachers are members of at least one school committee and engage in at least one other activity/job that benefits the school community, as determined by the Head of School, such as leading a team, organizing all-school events, or overseeing activities.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement a creative, engaging and stimulating on campus and FFS@Home (when needed) classroom program that entails a high level of collaboration amongst students, includes interdisciplinary, project-based work, incorporates a variety of classroom techniques for learning, and utilizes educational technologies appropriately.
  • Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude, and establish an environment that supports social, emotional, and academic development in students.
  • Frequently communicate with parents and caregivers about their child’s progress (phone, email, conferences, newsletters, report cards). Be available for individual meetings when needed.
  • Evaluate the progress of each student through formal and informal assessment.
  • Use positive and productive techniques for improving student behavior.
  • Integrate the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship into the curriculum and when interacting with community members.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

  • The successful candidate is a collegial and dedicated teacher who is well versed in their subject area, able to form excellent relationships with young children and has:
  • a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in related age groups and subjects;
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • the interest in and capability to work, plan, and implement project-based learning initiatives;
  • the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents;
  • strong organizational skills;
  • a comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds;
  • a high level of interest in collaboration;
  • experience with using educational technologies.


Educational Requirements

BA or BS in Education, or a related field. An elementary specific certification or advanced degree is preferred.


Physical Requirements & Work Environment

  • Be able to work both standing up and sitting down for the length of the school day
  • Be able to walk up and down at least two flights of stairs, supervise children on the playground, and walk between school buildings
  • Be able to work in a wide variety of school environments, including the buildings, gardens, playgrounds, and other areas of the campus, in all seasons
  • Be able to pick up children and objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Be able to pass all criminal record checks, background checks, and child abuse clearances


Employment Type

Full time, exempt employee, with benefits
This Position Reports to: Head of School and Director of LS/MS