Friends Seminary seeks a personable and responsible individual, who has experience working with elementary-aged children, to support the office of Extended Programs. This position requires collaboration with the Extended Programs team as well as a good deal of independent task management. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator who enjoys the lively environment of an elementary school and who is passionate about providing children with positive, motivational, and safe experiences beyond the classroom.
This is a full-time 12-month position that is cyclical based around the academic year as well as summer camp schedules. Hours are roughly 10 AM - 5:30 PM during the school year and 8 AM - 4 PM in the summertime.
Supervise all K-4 group lunches in partnership with the dining services team; Monitor student behavior and participation during their dining experience
Report regularly to the Director of Extended Programs and Head of Lower School with updates surrounding student behavior
Collaborate with Director of Extended Programs and the Lower School Head to ensure student allergies and dietary restrictions are understood, communicated thoroughly, and monitored daily
Display patience and utilize positive behavior management skills to manage children’s behaviors and respond to their social and nutritional needs
Assist with managing after school programming; Take student attendance, oversee snack distribution, confirm daily procedures are in place as students begin their programs
Assist with program set-up and clean up
Assist with managing after school dismissals; Ensure children are safely paired with their parent/caregivers upon completion of the extended day
Explain techniques and safety procedures to participants and demonstrate appropriate use of materials and equipment
Encourage positive character development in all children
Brainstorm creatively, evaluate activities, and promote the overall program in collaboration with the Extended Programs Team
Partner with the Director of Extended Programs to develop enriching experiences and lead various summer activities on campus
Oversee camp logistical components such as student registrations, program schedules and counselor onboarding
Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other students, explaining rules, and encouraging participation
Act as a liaison and mentor for new camp counselors and staff
To be flexible and open to any special needs of the School when special projects are required
Perform additional duties and projects assigned at the discretion of the Director of Extended Programs
Bachelor’s Degree required
Possess at least two years of relevant experience in coaching, school clubs, camps, or similar programs
Proficiency with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sheets and Google Drive, Blackbaud, and Attendance Software
CPR Certified a plus
Detailed-oriented with outstanding organizational skills
Enthusiastic team player with strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently as well as within a team-oriented environment
Resourceful with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and independently
To apply: Submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: [email protected]friendsseminary.org. Include your first and last name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006