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Employment Opportunities

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.  

Lower School Counselor

Part time(10-month position)

New Garden Friends School seeks a part-time Lower School Counselor to begin work in August 2022.

Job Function and Scope: The Lower School Counselor position is a part-time position (16-20 hours) for 10 months of the year. The Counselor’s primary objective is to support students so that they may thrive and contribute successfully to the NGFS community. The counselor works collaboratively with administrators, faculty, students, and parents about developmental, behavioral, and/or emotional concerns.

Qualifications:
  • A suitable candidate will have either a 
    • PhD in psychology or 
    • PsyD or
    • MSW or LSCW or
    • NC School Counselor Licensure 
  •  A minimum of 5 years of experience working with children
  • The ability to provide services consistent with ethical, legal, and professional standards and engage in responsive, ethical, and professional decision-making
  • The ability to work collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and parents, regarding developmental, behavioral, and emotional issues affecting the well-being of NGFS students and the NGFS community.
  • A deep understanding of and a passion for understanding and helping children comprehend their emotions and convey them appropriately
  • The ability to work with families, students, and staff from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience and expertise in interacting with young children of widely-ranging abilities and ambitions
  • The ability to work collaboratively with our Middle and Upper School counselor 
  • 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 and social justice
  • Proficiency with technological tools for communication and research 
  • Commitment to New Garden Friends School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Collaborate and consult with students, faculty, and families on an as-needed basis related to student behavioral, social, and emotional needs
  • Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and families related to the behavioral, social and emotional issues of children in grades PS-6
  • Make referrals when necessary to outside providers
  • Engage with outside providers related to specific student needs and concerns
  • Communicate all necessary information to appropriate members of the school community.
  • Participate in team meetings about students and student needs
  • Participate in all school-wide diversity and equity initiatives
  • Provide on-site crisis intervention if necessary (following specific NGFS protocols)
  • Collaborate with the Middle and Upper School counselor and be a resource to one another
Communication:
  • Communicate with administrators, teachers, and families consistent with ethical, legal, and professional standards.
  • Communicate with all members of our community in a polite, thoughtful, and honest manner.
  • Act with integrity and address all conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Communicate with parents and guardians to discuss students' needs and progress. This may be through e-mail, written notes, phone calls and to face to face meetings.
  • Communicate with outside therapists, tutors, and other professionals working with our students.
  • Complete and submit recommendations, evaluations, and other requests for information about students.

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a resume, and references with a list of phone numbers to employment@ngfs.org. 

Please, no phone calls or regular mail. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Middle School Science Teacher

Full-time (10-month position)
Middle School, Grades 7&8 
 
New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks a passionate educator to teach MS Science to students in grades 7 and 8. The Middle School Science teacher is responsible for the instruction, curriculum development, and extended classroom activities associated with science. The position also includes the responsibility of being a student advisor within the Middle School’s advisory program. 
 
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to New Garden Friends School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity
  • A deep understanding of and a passion for teaching students
  • A genuine love of students and a visible joy in working with students of widely-ranging ambitions and abilities
  • The ability to design innovative curriculum and excite students about learning
  • Experience and expertise interacting with Middle School students academically and socially/emotionally
  • The ability to collaborate with the MS Learnning Specialist in order to differentiate, accommodate, and modify in ways that benefit all students
  • 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
  • An affinity for and interest in Quaker values as embodied in the NGFS community
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 an advisor and participates in student development 
  • Participates in staff meetings, professional learning sessions, and conferences
  • Chaperones a fall trip and a spring trip
 
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES: 
  • A Bachelor’s degree either in a Science or in a field that closely relates to Science
  • The ability to articulate and tactfully handle conversations with students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Patience, a sense of humor, and a strong belief that there is inherent good in all
  • Willingness and flexibility to work additional hours when the needs of students, families or the school demands arise
  • A high degree of organization, efficiency, and initiative
 
To apply, please provide the following:
  • Cover letter addressed to the Head of Middle and Upper School. 
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae 
  • List of three references
Send to employment@ngfs.org
 
Please, no phone calls or regular mail.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
 
 

Kindergarten Teacher

Full Time
Lower School
Kindergarten
 
New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks a classroom teacher for our Kindergarten program for the 2022-23 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 interacting with Kindergarten students academically and socially/emotionally
  • A genuine love of Kindergarten students and a visible joy in working with children of widely-ranging ambitions and abilities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers and administrators both in-person and virtually
  • 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 and social justice
  • Proficiency with technological tools for teaching, communication, and research 
  • Commitment to New Garden Friend School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity
 
To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a resume, a statement of your philosophy of education, and references with a list of phone numbers to employment@ngfs.org. 
 
Please, no phone calls or regular mail.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Summer Camp Counselor  

 

New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks seasonal camp counselors for preschool through rising 7th grade camp programs during the 2022 summer. 

We are looking for people who:
  • have experience and expertise interacting with campers socially and emotionally
  • have the ability to lead craft activities and lead games with various age groups 
  • have the ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • have an interest in learning about the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community
  • have a desire and ability to be collegial, flexible, and joyful in an energetic work environment  
Applicants should submit the following materials to summer@ngfs.org
  • Resume
  • Two references with email addresses, (or phone numbers)

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

Review of applications is ongoing.

 

After School Program Teacher

 
Applicants should submit the following materials:
  • Resume
  • Two references with phone numbers
New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks part-time afternoon
teachers for after-school childcare for preschool through 8th grade for the 2021-2022 academic year.
 
We are looking for a person who:
  • has experience and expertise interacting with students academically, socially, and emotionally
  • has the ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • has an interest in learning about the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community
  • has a desire and ability to be collegial, flexible, and joyful in an energetic work environment  

To apply, please send your resume and references to pnguyen@ngfs.org
Please, no phone calls or regular mail.
Review of applications is ongoing.

 

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