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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: Coding Class Assistant

Job Description:
  • Part Time
  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:10; Fridays 11:30-3:10
  • Kindergarten through 6th Grade
Applicants should supply the following materials:
  • Resume
  • References with list of phone numbers

New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks a classroom assistant for our Coding program for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Qualifications:
  • Experience and expertise interacting with Lower School students academically and socially/emotionally
  • A genuine love of Lower School students and a visible joy in working with children of widely-ranging ambitions and abilities
  • 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 
  • Commitment to New Garden Friend School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity
Essential Functions:
  • Monitor groups of students while they participate in an online coding class
  • Troubleshoot technology issues that students encounter during the coding class
  • Provide guidance and encouragement to students as needed

To apply, please send 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. 

 

 

Position Available: Lower School Reading and Math Specialist

Job Description:
  • Full-Time
  • Lower School
  • Kindergarten through 6th grade
Applicants should supply the following materials:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Education
  • References with list of phone numbers
New Garden Friends School, a Preschool-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks a Lower School Reading and Math Specialist to work with grades Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2021-22 academic year. 
 
Qualifications:
  • A deep understanding of and a passion for teaching children
  • Experience and expertise interacting with lower school students academically and socially/emotionally
  • A genuine love of lower school students and a visible joy in working with children of widely-ranging ambitions and abilities
  • An understanding of pedagogical skills for reading and math instruction
  • Experience teaching reading using Wilson and/or Orton-Gillingham instructional strategies
  • Patience working with students who need academic support
  • 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
 
Essential Functions:
  • Plan and provide individualized reading instruction using the Wilson Fundations reading program to students who need instruction beyond the daily curriculum 
  • Plan and provide small group reading instruction using the Wilson Fundations reading program to students 
  • Complete reading assessments and collaborate with classroom teachers, learning specialists, and the Head of Lower School to determine students who need reading interventions beyond the daily curriculum 
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to provide math instruction to students using the Go Math curriculum and supplemental sources
  • Plan and provide individual and small group math remediation to students who need occasional or ongoing math remediation 
  • Attend team meetings, staff meetings, and committee meetings and contribute to the life of the school
 
Required Education:
  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading Instruction, and/or a related field
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. 

 

Position Available: School Nurse

 
Job Description: New Garden Friends School and B’nai Shalom Day School are seeking a school nurse to work 30 hours a week, split between the two schools. The ideal candidate must be a Registered nurse, currently licensed in North Carolina with a minimum of 3 years of RN nursing experience dealing with young children and adolescents (ages 2 mos – 18 years). She/He/They will be knowledgeable, flexible, and demonstrate authentic care and concern for students.
 
 

Primary Responsibilities 

The school nurse is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive school health program. Responsibilities include the provision of nursing services, program management, collaboration, health education, and school community health planning. Additionally, the position will be responsible for the communication and the handling of COVID-19 related matters.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities   

The candidate must possess a thorough understanding of:

  • Pediatric/adolescent Nursing
  • Health counseling, mental health, and crisis intervention
  • Communicable diseases including COVID-19
  • Applicable laws, regulations, and standards pertaining to school nursing practice
  • School Health law
  • Ethnic and cultural sensitivity and competence
  • Contemporary health and psychosocial issues that influence children, families and the community
  • Development, management, and evaluation of school health programs
  • Environmental health within the school community 
 

Skills related to this important role include the ability to:

  • Deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations
  • Make independent and timely nursing decisions and triage
  • Secure the cooperation and respect of students, faculty, and staff
  • Elicit needed information and maintain effective working relationships
  • Collect data to direct evidence-based practice
  • Record accurately services rendered and interpret and explain records, reports, activities, health care plans, accommodations, and medical interventions
  • Identify health-related barriers to learning (i.e., at-risk behaviors, financial, cultural, economical, etc.) 

Duties, Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions

This professional school nursing position is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating school health services including:

  • Promoting student, staff, and community awareness of and participation in healthy behaviors
  • Promoting quality improvement by ensuring the use of the current best practices.
  • Researching and updating policies, procedures, and guidelines annually or as needed. 
  • Promoting awareness of public health issues.
  • Providing ongoing disease surveillance and communication with school administrators and parents regarding health issues and communicable diseases impacting school attendance. 
  • Coordinates with the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services as needed.
  • Using assessment data to support changes in policy and procedures to support student and staff and ensure student safety. (Accident/Injury Reports, Health Room Office Visit Data)
 

Standards of Professional Performance

  • Quality of Practice: Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice
  •  Education: Attains knowledge and competency that reflects current school nursing practice
  • Professional Practice Evaluation: Evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations
  •  Collegiality: Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and school personnel as colleagues
  • Collaboration: Collaborates with the client, the family, school staff and others in the conduct of school nursing practice
  • Ethics: Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice
  • Research: Integrates research findings into practice
  •  Resource Utilization: Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of school nursing services
 

Performance Standards

At a minimum, the school nurse may be expected to: 

  • Attend the New School Nurse Orientation through NCDHHS and follow up session (new school nurses)
  • Collect data for the NC DHHS School Health Nursing Survey and Program Summary (End of Year of Report)
  • Schedule as determined by both B’nai Shalom Day School and New Garden Friends School
 

Job Qualifications

  • Required: Registered nurse, currently licensed in North Carolina
  • A minimum of 3 years of RN nursing experience dealing with young children and adolescents (ages 2 mos – 18 years)
  • CPR Trained
 

Applicants should supply the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References with list of phone numbers
 

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, and the materials listed above to hhobson@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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: 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