Germantown Friends School is seeking a part-time, upper elementary assistant teacher, January-June, 2020, with the potential to extend into the 2020-2021 school year.
We expect assistant teachers to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and our Quaker identity. Candidates should enjoy engaging with curious, thoughtful children and collaborating with creative and intellectual colleagues. At GFS, to help guide us, students and faculty use the acronym “SPICES” to remember the individual testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.
In this role, the assistant teacher will support students one-on-one in the classroom during learning, supervise recess and lunch, prepare classroom materials, and fully participate in the school community. Hours are usually 8:00 am-12:30 pm, with opportunities to substitute in the afternoon when coverage is needed. We seek individuals who share our enthusiasm for teaching and learning within a collaborative environment that is inspired by our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience with children in a learning environment, a demonstrated desire to grow as an educator, and a completed undergraduate degree are required.
Benefits include: working with progressive and collaborative colleagues, daily breakfast and lunch allowance, opportunities to substitute (with additional pay), all school vacation days, and professional development funding of up to $1000 each year.
Interested applicants should send letter of interest, resume, current references including a contact phone number and email for each person. Please reference “Mid-Year Assistant Teacher Search” in the subject line.
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.germantownfriends.org.
About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students in grades EC-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.