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 ⇢

Lower School Teacher

General Position Description

The Lower School Teacher creates and administers a classroom program that is conducive to student learning and which emphasizes mutual respect for all people. The Lower School Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth. The Lower School Teacher is a collegial member of the Lower School teaching team and of the FFS faculty and staff.

The Lower School 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. 

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 Lower School 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 Lower 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.
  • 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 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

Extended Day Assistant Teacher

Are you a creative, fun-loving individual who loves children in grades PreK-8? Frankford Friends School is seeking individuals to work daily in our Extended Day Program. The hours are from 2:45pm - 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Applicants should preferably have previous experience working with children and an interest in creating a positive play environment for the students of all age groups, leading daily games, classroom activities, or art projects. You will be trained in basic first aid. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in children or education. $16/hour.

Teaching Substitutes

Frankford Friends School is seeking per-diem substitute teachers to substitute in PreK through 8th grade in an independent school. Teachers with an Associates Degree or higher are encouraged to apply. Substitute teachers may be called for daily needs or for longer term assignments. They should be reliable, prompt, organized, love children, and available from 7:45am-3:00pm. All clearances must be up to date (paid for by FFS). Substitutes make $100 per day.