Employment Opportunities

We believe in the transformative power of education. We are delighted that you are considering joining our dynamic and inclusive community of educators.

As an employee at Frankford Friends School, you will be part of a dedicated team that values collaboration, professional growth, and the well-being of both students and colleagues. We are committed to fostering a supportive, enriching, and fun environment where you will make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people.  As an institution rooted in Quaker values, FFS strives to create an inclusive community that celebrates diversity, promotes social justice, and fosters respect for all individuals. We seek employees who share our commitment to equity, empathy, and the development of well-rounded, socially conscious individuals.

We believe in investing in our employees' growth and providing them with the resources and support necessary to excel in their roles. We offer competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and benefits, including medical, family leave, retirement match, and tuition remission packages.

We invite you to explore the current job openings listed on this page. Each position description provides details about the qualifications and responsibilities required. If you find a role that aligns with your skills and interests, we encourage you to submit your application. We look forward to learning more about you and how your unique talents can contribute to the vibrant educational community at Frankford Friends School.

Thank you for considering a career at Frankford Friends School. We appreciate your interest and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our community.

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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Spanish Language Specialist

General Position Description

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

The Spanish Language Specialist 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 and implementing a creative and innovative curriculum, teaching students pre-K to 8th grade and participating in/directing student activities. These activities may include co-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 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 students 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 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

Van Driver

Frankford Friends School is seeking a van driver to provide safe and professional transportation to and from school for students who have opted into our van service. Drivers will be responsible for a 7am-8am morning route and also a 3pm-4pm afternoon route on all school days, Monday through Friday (times are approximate and affected by local traffic conditions).  

General Position Description:  Frankford Friends School Van Driver, PT 

The Van Driver reports to the Operations Manager. In this critical role, they will provide safe and professional transportation to and from school for students who have opted into our van service. Drivers will be responsible for a 7am-8am morning route and also a 3pm-4pm afternoon route on all school days, Monday through Friday (times are approximate and affected by local traffic conditions).  

Reports to: Operations Manager

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Operate a school vehicle (10 passenger van) in a safe, professional manner following all applicable school, local, state and federal regulations for transporting students;
  • Communicate well with school-aged children and their parents;
  • Follow the required work schedule consistently and reliably;
  • Maintain standards of van cleanliness and safety.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • A valid PA driver’s license with all necessary endorsements up to date 
  • 21 years of age or older 
  • Clean driving record
  • All background clearance requirements necessary to work in a school in PA 
  • Experience driving children in a school vehicle is preferred

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Ability to safely drive a 10 passenger van, with no impairments to inhibit safety

Employment Type:

  • Part-Time/hourly wage of $20-25 per hour, depending on experience
  • 10 month employee, schedule of work follows the FFS school calendar

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.