Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school educating students in grades K-12 in New York City since 1786, seeks an experienced teacher of physical education to join our PE department. Applicants should have a background in physical education and a commitment to instilling the values of physical activity and kinesthetic knowledge in young people. The Friends Seminary PE program values strong habits of physical activity, development of skills, and the importance of cooperation and sportsmanship. PE teachers at Friends teach classes in multiple grade levels, K-12, and also serve as advisors and athletic coaches.
The School also seeks a department chair for the PE department. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter if the chair role is something they would like to be considered for.
Knowledge of current best practices in physical and health education
Degree or significant coursework in physical education
Experience working with children between ages 5-18
Strong communication and organization skills
Additional Responsibilities for Department Chair
Supervising and evaluating PE faculty
Coordination of hiring new PE faculty
Establishment of PE teaching assignments
Establishment and evaluation of PE curriculum, including new courses and units of study
Setting agenda for and conducting regular department meetings
Approval of purchases and oversight of departmental budget
Support of PE faculty professional development activities
Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
To apply: Applicants should send a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to email@example.com. When submitting your required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position, i.e: Smith, John – MS Science Teacher - Friends Website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
Friends Seminary educates students from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. 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 is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.