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.

Employment Application ⇢

+ Kindergarten 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

+ Administrative Assistant

General Position Description

The Administrative Assistant is the first person that visitors to the school will meet. S/he/they must operate with the utmost level of professionalism and have a commitment to confidentiality in all matters. Considerable attention will be paid to the interface between parents and students and welcoming visitors to the school, ensuring that people have access to the people and school information that they need. Duties will include answering telephones, filing, and keeping records as well as ordering, billing, managing transportation, and attending to student first aid needs. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Business Manager and LS/MS Director.

Position Start: 05/01/2021

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

  • A friendly and welcoming demeanor and the ability to communicate with students, staff and current and prospective parents in a friendly, open, positive, and professional manner;
  • High energy and a flexible growth-minded work ethic;
  • A dedication and commitment to the school’s mission and Quaker values;
  • A love of working with children and adults;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Extremely developed skills in organization and the ability to multitask;
  • Prompt attendance to deadlines;
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Suite software, Google Docs, mail, amd calendar, Ren Web, and any other program or application required for school use.

Educational Requirements

The successful candidate will have an Associate’s degree or higher, experience in a school or energetic office setting, and CP and First Aid Certifications or the ability and desire to obtain them (at the school’s expense).