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What is it like to work here?  

 

 

“Caring, supportive, collegial, friendly, passionate and welcoming.”*

“I love my school and all it represents.  I hope my future grandchildren and beyond will also get to be a part of this community.”

 

92% Always or often feel supported and appreciated by their supervisor

 

88% Always or often have opportunities to use strengths in their job.
 
*2024 Teacher and Staff survey

 

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. 

Head of Lower School

 

Our Mission
Guided by Quaker values, New Garden Friends School is committed to being an inclusive educational community that honors and develops each person's gifts.

New Garden Friends School is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative educator to join our community as the Head of Lower School (PS - Grade 6). The ideal candidate is committed to the values of a Quaker education and embraces the joys and complexities of carrying out our mission.

At NGFS, we know that young learners are inquisitive by nature; nourishing their enthusiasm and curiosity creates an atmosphere of joyous discovery and builds the skills and competencies needed to take on increasing independence and challenge. The Head of Lower School is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the curriculum to advance the academic, social, and emotional growth of all learners.

A strong Head of Lower School candidate has a profound understanding of and a passion for teaching children. With a deep toolbox of communication tools and skills for guiding children toward intellectual inquiry, emotional regulation, individual responsibility, and community accountability, the Head of Lower School supports teachers, colleagues, and approximately 130 students. The Head of Lower School observes, supervises, and evaluates 25 teachers and staff members, supporting their professional development and encouraging initiative and creativity.

Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in early childhood or elementary education, educational leadership, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience leading a lower school division in an independent school.

Competencies:

  • Understanding of child development and age-appropriate educational practices.
  • A genuine care for lower school students and a visible joy in working with children of widely ranging abilities and ambitions.
  • The ability to work collaboratively within and beyond the NGFS community.
  • A desire and ability to be collegial, flexible, and joyful in an energetic work environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community, including diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice in all aspects of work and relationship building.
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to support, inspire, and motivate others.
  • Awareness and understanding of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and learning needs among students and families.
  • A commitment to honoring confidentiality. 
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • A deep commitment to establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative, and cooperative working relationships with colleagues, families, and external members of the community.
  • The ability to implement strategic plans for the Lower School.
  • Proficiency with technological tools for teaching and communication.


To apply, please fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org attaching a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, your philosophy of education, and your resume. If you need help with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

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

Admissions and Marketing Associate

 

Applicants should supply the following materials:

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

New Garden Friends School prioritizes clear, timely communication with current and prospective families. We endeavor to advertise and market the school in ways that invite people to visit and get to know us better. We are seeking an associate to assist in the admissions and communications & marketing departments. The ideal candidate is an organized, enthusiastic, creative person who values clear written and oral communication, can maintain confidentiality, and is eager to work as part of a team.

Reporting Line: The Admissions and Marketing Associate reports to the Director of Admissions and the Director of Communications & Marketing.

This is a part-time, in-person position for 20-25 hours a week, 12 months a year 

  • Approximately 10 times during the academic year, the Admissions and Marketing Associate is required to attend events on a Saturday morning or in the evening

Qualifications:

  • The ability to work collaboratively with administrators and colleagues
  • 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
  • Commitment to New Garden Friends School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity

Skills needed:

  • Excellent written and oral communication 
  • Experience using the Google Suite of products 
  • Experience using Canva
  • Photography experience


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Admissions data entry
  • Respond to admissions emails and calls
  • Create and maintain admissions folders and inventory of admissions materials
  • Assist with planning and set-up of attend welcome and retention events and open houses and attend these events
  • Assist with admissions tours, including greeting new families and students when they visit campus
  • Taking photographs to be used in internal school communications 
  • Drafting internal and external written communication 
  • Creating posters, flyers, or other promotional materials 
  • Managing photo inventory
  • Assist with communication methods including, but not limited to, weekly newsletter, school App notifications, social media posts, and website updates

To apply, please fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org attaching a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your resume. If you have trouble with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

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

Athletics Department Administrative Assistant

 

Applicants should supply the following materials:

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


The Middle and Upper School Athletics Department of New Garden Friends School is looking for an organized, energetic, creative Administrative Assistant who is enthusiastic about joining the team and contributing to a growing program.  

The ideal candidate is a punctual, detail-oriented, and experienced collaborator who is familiar with the Google suite of programs and has superior written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of and interest in athletics is not required but is a definite plus. 

NGFS Mission:

Guided by Quaker values, New Garden Friends School is committed to being an inclusive educational community that honors and develops each person's gifts.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to New Garden Friends School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity 
  • The ability to collaborate with colleagues, administrators, teachers, students, and parents in ways that benefit all students
  • A desire and ability to be collegial, flexible, and enthusiastic in an energetic work environment
  • A commitment to the philosophy of a Quaker educational community, including Quaker values

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Communicating effectively with internal and external constituencies such as students, parents, coaches, teachers, donors, and athletics personnel from other schools
  • Maintaining the athletics calendar 
  • Working closely with the athletics director and the director of communications and marketing to ensure that communications with parents, students, and NGFS staff are timely, informative, and accurate. 
  • Updating the NGFS athletics handbook with amendments or additions as per the Director of Athletics
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all NCISAA student forms, including student sports physicals, consent to participate forms, and concussion forms.
  • Updating Athletics social media as per the Director of Athletics
  • Planning and communicating about pre-season parent meetings for all sports 
  • Planning, preparing, and executing the spring Athletics Banquet in collaboration with the Director of Athletics 
  • Contributing to the efficient running of the Athletics department by performing miscellaneous tasks as directed by the Director of Athletics.
     

To apply, please fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org attaching a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your resume. If you have trouble with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

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

Auxiliary Assistant


New Garden Friends School, a PK-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks an assistant in Auxiliary Programs for our school, grades PK-12, for the remainder of the 2023-24 academic year, 2024 Summer camps, and 2024-25 academic year.

Qualifications:

  • A deep understanding of, and a passion for, working with children of all ages
  • The ability to design innovative activities and excite students about learning
  • Experience interacting with students academically and socially/emotionally
  • A genuine love of working with children of widely-ranging ambitions and abilities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a team of staff, 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 and social justice
  • Proficiency with Google suite of products, willingness to learn new tech tools for teaching, communication, and research 
  • Commitment to New Garden Friends School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity

Essential Functions:

  • Help create, organize, prepare, and implement additional programming opportunities for students through field trips, clubs, summer camp themes, and after-school activities specific to each grade level, PK-12. 
  • Drive school buses (training provided by the school, must be 21 years of age)
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and professional learning sessions
  • Chaperone field trips and overnight trips
  • Work and lead school summer camps 
  • Communicate with parents and staff effectively

Required Education and Experience:

  • Must be 21 years of age 
  • A high school diploma is required.  Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with different age levels and grades, PK-12.  

To apply, please fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org attaching a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your resume. If you have trouble with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

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

3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Full Time
Lower School

New Garden Friends School, a PS-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks a classroom teacher for our combined grades 3rd and 4th program for the 2024-25 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 3rd and 4th-grade students academically and socially/emotionally
  • A genuine love of 3rd and 4th-grade students and joy in working with children of widely-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 and social justice
  • Proficiency with technological tools for teaching, communication, and research 
  • Commitment to New Garden Friends School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity

To apply, please fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org attaching a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, your philosophy of education, and your resume. If you need help with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

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

Pre-K Teacher

Full Time
 

New Garden Friends School, a PreSchool-12 Friends School in Greensboro, NC, seeks a classroom teacher for our Pre-K program for the 2024-25 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 Pre-K students academically and socially/emotionally
  • A genuine love of Pre-K students and joy in working with children of widely-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 and social justice
  • Proficiency with technological tools for teaching and communication
  • Commitment to New Garden Friend School’s mission and New Garden Friends School’s Commitment to Diversity

To apply, please fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org attaching a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, your philosophy of education, and your resume. If you have trouble with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

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

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 6th grade for the 2023-24 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 fill out this google form (https://forms.gle/tJYxySBRZA5uu3P87) and send an email to employment@ngfs.org with your resume. If you have trouble with the form or have any questions, please email employment@ngfs.org.

Please, no phone calls or regular mail.

Review of applications is ongoing.

Employment Inquiry

Non-Discrimination Statement

New Garden Friends School is committed to promoting and supporting a workplace and educational environment where healthy and respectful conduct is the cultural norm.  In support of this commitment, New Garden Friends School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military service, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information in its programs, activities, employment, and admission. Retaliation for raising concerns related to discrimination on one of these bases is also prohibited. NGFS does not discriminate on the basis of age in employment.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our non-discrimination policy, please contact Pattie Midgett, who is our Title IX Coordinator and oversees our non-discrimination policy. 
  
Pattie Midgett, Title IX Coordinator  
Office Address:  
1128 New Garden Road Greensboro, NC 27410  
Phone: 336-299-0964

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