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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  • Facilities Manager

    The Facility Manager is responsible for the daily preparation and safe operation of the school’s facilities for students and staff. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Facility Manager will also collaborate with other Administrators. The primary function of this position is the planning and executing of preventative and predictive maintenance for all of the school’s equipment and other resources.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Creating and executing a formal preventative maintenance program
    • Performing minor corrective/preventative maintenance on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
    • Performing minor carpenter repairs and improvements
    • Maintaining material history records on all equipment and resources
    • Preserving a collection of drawings of the building, its services, systems, and equipment manuals
    • Participating in the selection and the negotiation of contracted maintenance services
    • Supervising contracted maintenance services to ensure all work completed is satisfactory
    • Managing the supplies and equipment budget for the facilities of the school
    • Coordinating with administrators to plan special events and then preparing the school for those events by setting up and breaking down of chairs, tables, tents, signs, etc.
    • Performing housekeeping/janitorial tasks as needed during the normal school day
    • Scheduling and keeping up-to-date all inspections and permits required by outside agencies
    • Assisting with the planning and execution of the school’s safety and security procedures
    • Constantly assessing and recommending new ways of managing the school’s facilities that reduce costs and improve efficiency, productivity and safety
    • Submitting written weekly reports to the Head of School and Director of Finance and Operations
    • Other duties as assigned
    Qualifications
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Strong, positive interpersonal and customer service orientation; ability to interact well with a wide variety of people, including staff, students, and outside contractors
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret technical drawings and service manuals
    • Demonstrated organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
    • Must be self-motivated and able to exercise sound judgment in prioritizing tasks which originate from numerous sources in order to meet various deadlines
    Work Requirements
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check and driving record audit
    • Availability to work some weekends and evenings
    • Current CDL Class B or higher license with the “S” and “P” endorsements.  At least three years school bus driving experience is required. 
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to: jobs@newtownfriends.org.  No 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.