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Thank you for your interest in working at NGFS! Faculty and staff at New Garden Friends School collaborate to meet students where they are by providing a warm, inclusive, and engaging educational experience for all. Candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

Position Available: Advancement Director

 
The Opportunity
 

New Garden Friends School is the Triad’s only independent preschool through 12th grade school guided by Quaker faith and practice. As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are seeking a Director of Advancement who is eager to honor our history, understand the essential role NGFS plays in the educational landscape of Greensboro, NC, and engage with us to secure our future for generations of students, staff, and families.

Our Director of Advancement provides leadership for all philanthropic initiatives and is responsible for strategically and methodically cultivating a culture of philanthropy. Building relationships with those in and outside the school community, this individual will play a critical role in the success of our endowment campaign in celebration of our milestone anniversary. The Director of Advancement  reports to the Head of School, is a member of the Administrative Leadership team, and works collaboratively with the Board Advancement Committee. The Advancement Director leads the Advancement department. In addition to the Director, the Advancement staff includes an Advancement Associate and an Alumni Engagement Coordinator.
 

Our School
 

New Garden Friends School was founded in 1971 with the goal of educating children from differing backgrounds together in a positive, affirming, and safe environment.

We are a co-educational independent preschool through grade 12 built upon the long-held standards of extraordinary Friends schools. The practice of peaceful resolution of conflict, service, and respect and inclusion are fundamental pieces of who we are. It is evident in the small moments that make up our days. 

We have grown to two campuses in Greensboro: the Guilford Campus houses our Preschool and Lower School (age 3-grade 6) and the Page-Frederiksen Campus is for our Middle and Upper School (grades 7-12). We encourage all interested applicants to spend some time on our website: www.ngfs.org

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

In coordination with the Head of School and the Board Advancement Committee, the Director of Advancement is responsible for creating and implementing a measurable, data-informed fundraising strategy.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Setting Advancement goals and employing a disciplined, analytical approach to evaluating fundraising campaigns and activities
  • In partnership with the Head of School, providing staff leadership for the Board Advancement Committee and for the engagement of trustees and volunteers in cultivation and fundraising efforts.
  • Reporting advancement progress to the Board of Trustees and staff leadership.
  • Aligning advancement messaging with the mission and core values of NGFS
  • Collaborating with the Administrative Leadership team to align fundraising and marketing strategies with program initiatives.
  • Determining what motivates leadership donors and developing plans to effectively nurture these relationships
  • Identifying, cultivating, and stewarding prospective donors
  • Identify and work with alumni to develop meaningful communications and programming to keep alumni connected to NGFS.
  • Developing and enhancing policies, practices, and procedures needed to achieve Advancement goals
  • Recruiting and training fundraising staff and volunteer leaders
  • Consistently implementing best practices in nonprofit fundraising 
  • Staying knowledgeable regarding current fundraising trends in the nonprofit community and participating in ongoing professional development
  • Supervising, evaluating, and encouraging the professional growth of Advancement staff.
Personal Qualities and Skills Desired:
  • A commitment to New Garden Friend School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Justice
  • A genuine passion for our mission and the ability to effectively articulate the importance and impact of our program
  • The skills and ability to develop authentic, quality relationships with a variety of constituencies, including major donors
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong management, interpersonal, and supervisory skills, as demonstrated by the ability to be collegial, flexible, and joyful in an energetic work environment
  • Highly developed organizational skills with an eye for detail
  • The ability to take initiative, think independently, employ metrics, and take rational risks
  • The ability to perform under deadlines and changing schedules
  • The desire and ability to work collaboratively with a team of administrators and a community of staff, families, students, volunteers, alumni, and friends of the school
  • A commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community, including Quaker values and social justice
  • Proficiency with technological tools for communications, record keeping, and research
Qualifications and Required Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. CFRE certification is a plus.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in development and advancement.
  • Experience in all aspects of advancement including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, capital, and endowment campaigns
  • Proven track record of achieving personal success in donor cultivation, major gifts development, successful grant proposals, and meeting fundraising goals
To Apply
 

Please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Hanna Hobson, hhobson@ngfs.org. Please put “Director of Advancement” in the subject line. For best consideration, resumes should be received by June 30, 2021. 

New Garden Friends School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship, or employment policies, or any other program administered by the School.

 

Position Available: Middle School History Teacher

Job Description:
Full-Time
Grades 7 & 8
 
 
Applicants should supply the following materials:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Education
  • References with a list of phone numbers
New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, N.C., seeks a History teacher for Middle School grades 7 and 8 for the 2021-22 academic year. 
 
Qualifications:
  • A deep understanding of and a passion for teaching children
  • The ability to design innovative curriculum and excite students about learning
  • Experience and expertise in developmental communicative and content-based best practices 
  • Experience and expertise interacting/engaging with Middle School students academically and socially/emotionally 
  • A genuine love of students and a visible joy in working with adolescents of wide-ranging ambitions and abilities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers and administrators
  • A desire and ability to be collegial, flexible, and joyful in an energetic work environment
  • A commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community, including Quaker values
  • Proficiency with technological tools for teaching, communication, and research
  • Commitment to New Garden Friend School’s mission
  • An affinity for and interest in Quaker values as embodied in the NGFS community
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence through curricular choices, and in daily community life with students and colleagues
Essential Functions:
  • Prepares lesson plans, instructional aids, and supplemental teaching materials
  • Plans and teaches History on a two year rotation of thematic units: History of Now, Ancient Greece, Civil Rights, Cold War  
  • Creates student-centered activities and projects that support the development of creativity and critical thinking skills, and nurturing students’ social and emotional learning in keeping with Quaker principles
  • Collaborates with Learning Specialist to amend materials for students with accommodations
  • Assesses, documents, and prepares reports such as narrative evaluations, grade and classroom performance, and attendance
  • Serves as a student advisor contributing to the students’ overall development, overseeing students’ progress in all classes, acting as the primary contact with parents. Participates in staff meetings, professional learning sessions, and conferences
  • Chaperones 2 yearly trips and leads a monthly Service Learning activity
  • Shares supervisory duties and general support of students and staff
Required Education:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in History, or in a field that closely relates to History 
Experience:
  • Teaching experience in History or equivalent combination of education and experience
To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, and the materials listed above to employment@ngfs.org 
 
Please, no phone calls or regular mail.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
 

 

Position Available: Middle/Upper School Spanish Teacher

Job Description:
Full-time
Middle and Upper School
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
 
Applicants should supply the following materials:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Education
  • References with list of phone numbers
 
New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, N.C., seeks a Spanish teacher for Middle and Upper School grades for the 2021-22 academic year. At the Middle and Upper School level, students can take Spanish as their foreign language elective, beginning with Spanish 1. 
 
Qualifications:
  • A deep understanding of and a passion for teaching children
  • The ability to design innovative curriculum and excite students about learning
  • Experience and expertise in communicative and content based best practices for world language instruction
  • Experience and expertise interacting with Upper School and Middle School students academically and socially/emotionally 
  • A genuine love of students and a visible joy in working with adolescents of wide ranging of ambitions and abilities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers and administrators
  • A desire and ability to be collegial, flexible, and joyful in an energetic work environment
  • A commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community, including Quaker values
  • Proficiency with technological tools for teaching, communication, and research
  • Commitment to New Garden Friend School’s mission
  • An affinity for and interest in Quaker values as embodied in the NGFS community
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence through curricular choices, and in daily community life with students and colleagues. 
 
Essential Functions:
  • Prepares lesson plans, instructional aids, and supplemental teaching materials
  • Assesses, documents, and prepares reports such as narrative evaluations, grade and classroom performance, and attendance
  • Is a student advisor and participates in student development 
  • Participates in staff meetings, professional learning sessions, and conferences
  • Chaperones a yearly trip
 
Required Education:
  • A Bachelor’s degree either in Spanish, or in a field that closely relates to Spanish 
 
Experience:
  • Teaching experience in Spanish or equivalent combination of education and experience
 
To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, and the materials listed above to employment@ngfs.org 
 
Please, no phone calls or regular mail.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
 
 
 

Position Available: Substitute Teacher

 
Applicants should supply the following materials:
  • Resume
  • Two references with list of phone numbers

New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks substitute teachers for planned absences and last-minute absences. We are looking for a person who:

  • is willing to engage students with the lesson plan provided by the teacher
  • has experience and expertise interacting with students academically, socially and emotionally
  • has the ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers and administrators
  • has an interest in learning about the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community.

To apply, please send your resume and references to employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

Review of applications is ongoing.

Employment Inquiry

New Garden Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious belief, economic background, cultural background, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or age in its programs, activities, admissions, and employment. New Garden Friends School also complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. If you have questions or concerns regarding our non-discrimination policy, please contact Pattie Midgett, who oversees our non-discrimination policy and also serves as our Title IX Coordinator.  Office Address: Pattie Midgett, 1128 New Garden Road Greensboro, NC 27410