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Assistant Teacher - Campus Early School

The Opportunity:

Carolina Friends Campus Early School is seeking a part-time assistant teacher to join our staff in August 2021. This position will include working with children ages three through six.  The daily hours are from 12:00-3:30 pm. Teachers at Campus Early School enjoy a school community committed to a pedagogy rooted in Quaker philosophy,  particularly inspired by the Quaker tenet of simplicity, and allows for an easeful, play-based afternoon for young children in the midst of our busy world. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the teachers in planning and implementing an emergent afternoon program that allows for following the interests of the children as well as lots of time for open-ended outdoor play and rest

  • Effectively communicating with parents and other teachers

  • Working collaboratively with teaching staff

  • Using keen observation skills to support the children with their lunch, outdoor play, quiet indoor activities, and rest and relaxation during this particular time of the day

  • Maintaining aesthetically pleasing and organized indoor and outdoor classroom environments

  • Assisting the teachers in cleaning and closing up at the end of the school day 

Traits and Requirements:

  • Experience working with children ages 3-6-years old

  • Respect for and love of young children, with a view of children as competent and capable

  • An interest in and curiosity about a variety of approaches to the teaching and learning of young children

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong intra/interpersonal skills, along with a willingness to work flexibly and collaboratively with the whole teaching team

  • Ability to view one’s work as “nothing without joy” and possessing a genuine sense of humor

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

  • Willingness to understand how power and inequality, influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, ability, etc. impact our students and families

  • Ability to obtain certification in Infant/Child CPR, Basic First Aid

  • Willingness to participate in professional development opportunities

Carolina Friends School’s Early School

As early childhood educators, we strive to align our thinking and teaching with a research-based understanding of how children learn and grow. We foster social-emotional development and healthy relationships by knowing each student well and attending carefully to their needs and interests; we enable meaningful inquiry through class projects and experiences in the natural world; we build community through collaborative work and shared decision-making; and we empower student autonomy through structured and unstructured play to enable the development of self-esteem, creativity, problem-solving, and cognitive development. Ours is a pedagogy of joy, in a culture of belonging, perpetual learning and where relationships are primary.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit, in one complete PDF file, the following to jobopenings@cfsnc.org, with Assistant Teacher - CES  indicated in the subject line: 

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Statement of Educational Philosophy

  • Names and contact information for three references, 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 Assistant Teacher - CES  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 the position is 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.