A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Current Openings

Part-Time Middle School Spanish and Humanities Teacher

The Opportunity:

Carolina Friends School (CFS) is seeking a part-time Middle School Spanish/Humanities teacher to begin August 2019.  Responsibilities will include teaching Spanish and Social Studies curriculum for ten to thirteen year olds. The teacher hired for this opening will also teach a range of elective classes based on student and teacher needs and interests.

CFS offers teachers an opportunity to engage with students in and out of the classroom and utilizes a narrative-based approach to student evaluation instead of letter or number grades. Teachers at CFS enjoy a school community committed to a pedagogy rooted in Quaker thought and practice. We strive to collaborate toward the realization of every child’s highest potential in the classroom, community, and wider world.

Traits and Requirements:

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Experience teaching Spanish and Humanities at the middle school level

  • Spanish fluency

  • Strong understanding of early adolescent development

  • Ability to foster positive relationships with and among students and parents

  • In-depth knowledge of Spanish and humanities curricula, and best teaching practices

  • Rich repertoire of teaching strategies to address a variety of learning styles and needs

  • Commitment to continuous professional learning, including understanding and application of current research and participation in professional development opportunities

  • Ability and interest in collaborative work with colleagues in the Middle School and throughout the school

  • Ability to meet varied demands with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor

  • Ability to engage in student assessment and evaluation

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Basic skills in digital communication and integrating technology in the classroom

  • Possess a commitment to continuous professional growth and an enthusiasm for learning in community

  • Possess strong communication skills, along with a willingness to work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues

  • Demonstrate strong intra-interpersonal organizational and time management skills

  • Be willing to understand how power and inequality, influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and learning and physical disabilities impact our students, families, and colleagues

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and strong affinity for Quaker philosophy and the School’s mission

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit, when possible in one complete PDF file, the following to jobopenings@cfsnc.org, with Part-Time MS Spanish and Humanities Teacher indicated in the subject line:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Statement of Educational Philosophy

  • Names and contact information for three reference, with letters to be submitted

Under separate cover, please ask each recommender to send a letter of reference directly to jobopenings@cfsnc.org and indicate Part-Time MS Spanish and Humanities Teacher in the subject line of the email. All letters of reference must be received in order for the application to be complete.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until filled.  CFS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled.

APPLICANTS: Please review the Who We Are, Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity, and Important Information for All Applicants sections on the CFS Employment opportunities page.

Carolina Friends School actively strives to be a community of staff, students, and families of diverse backgrounds. CFS does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socio-economic background, family structure, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, or military service in the administration of its policies and program.

     CFS is an equal opportunity employer in both policy and practice.