About NFS

Careers

Newtown Friends School seeks highly qualified candidates who love children, love learning, and appreciate the values of a Quaker setting.  Employees interact regularly with all members of the community – colleagues, students, and parents – and must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Individuals who come to work at Newtown Friends School enjoy the professional and caring nature of the work environment; thus, turnover in faculty and staff is low. 

Newtown Friends School employees enjoy a generous benefits package.  Available benefits include dental and health insurance, FSA and HSA accounts, 403(b) contributions, life insurance and disability coverage, paid time off, professional development and tuition remission/assistance.  

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  • Early Elementary School Teacher

    The Lower School is seeking dynamic candidates for full time teaching positions in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades.  Applicants should have at least three years of relevant teaching experience.  Candidates must possess experience in teaching reading, writing and math utilizing best practices.  Knowledge of reading and writing workshops, guided reading, science of reading, and literacy centers strongly encouraged.  Having familiarity with the Responsive Classroom and Math in Focus is a plus.  Classroom teachers are responsible for teaching Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and PYP Units of Inquiry which is part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP).  Knowledge of PYP is not required, but would be attractive.  We are looking for candidates who are willing to learn and attend professional growth opportunities.
     
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  An advanced degree is strongly desired.  The successful candidate will have excellent rapport with young children and enjoy working with them in a variety of school activities in addition to classroom teaching.  We seek candidates with a deep knowledge of early childhood development and who have experience in providing students active, hands-on experiences.  Candidates should have an openness to collaborating with grade-partners and working with an associate. They should have an interest in supporting students' development of the necessary academic, social, and attitudinal skills to achieve 21st-Century leadership.  Candidates should be ready to engage in helping the school to achieve its goal of being an anti-racist institution with broad DEIJB goals.  Familiarity with Quaker education is a plus.
     
    Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to: jobs@newtownfriends.orgNo phone calls, please.
  • School Bus Driver

    The School Bus Driver is a part time position that reports directly to the Director of Finance and Operations. The person is responsible for transporting students on day and occasional overnight field trips.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Using the NFS school bus to transport students and teachers to day field trips, away athletic contests, and overnight field trips during the school year
    • Planning necessary route(s) to complete these bus trips
    • Assist the trip chaperones or coaches to maintain order of the students while on the trip.
    • Conduct basic safety and operational inspection of vehicle before each trip
    • Report needed mechanical repairs when necessary
    • Performs periodical safety drills as required by law
    • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure safe operating condition
    • Attend meetings regarding safety, first aid and training updates as required
    • Attend driver training programs to maintain current knowledge of Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code as it applies to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of school children
    • Wash bus as needed
    • Fill the diesel fuel tank as needed to ensure trips can be executed without concern about running out of fuel
    Qualifications
    • Possession of a valid and appropriate Pennsylvania Driver's License
    • Possession of a Pennsylvania School Bus Driver's Certificate
    • Possession of a safe driving record
    • Current CDL Class B or higher license with the “S” and “P” endorsements. At least three years school bus driving experience is required.
    • Strong, positive interpersonal and customer service orientation; ability to interact well with a wide variety of people, including staff, students, and school parents
    • Excellent oral communication skills
    • Must be able to work as a part of a small team
    Work Requirements
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check and driving record audit
    • Availability to work some weekends and evenings
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    Please email jobs@newtownfriends.org. No phone calls, please.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Newtown Friends School is looking for educators or professionals who have experience working in a school to serve as substitute teachers on a per diem basis, as needed. Up-to-date state and federal clearances required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@newtownfriends.org.
If you are interested in any of the open positions at Newtown Friends School, send your cover letter, resume and three references to: jobs@newtownfriends.org

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Human Resources
Newtown Friends School
1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Newtown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer.  Newtown Friends School is committed to the full utilization of our employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities and to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws. Opportunity for employment is open to any person who can provide satisfactory evidence of proper qualifications and whose performance demonstrates the required competencies upon hire. 

Newtown Friends School is also committed to complying with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. Subject to exceptions where applicable, all personnel actions such as hiring, promotion, termination, employee compensation, benefits, school-sponsored training, layoffs, returns from layoffs, leaves of absence, educational assistance, or social and recreational programs will be similarly administered in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity. 
Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.