Employment

See below for current open positions at MPFS! If you are interested in submitting your resume to be kept on file for a job not listed below, please email employment@mpfs.org.

Open Positions

Spanish Teacher

Media-Providence Friends School is seeking a Spanish teacher. This is a full time position. The position responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Spanish literacy, cultural, and related skills aligned with the school’s curriculum for students in the grade to which she/he is assigned;
  • Assessing students’ strengths and challenges to inform content, resource, instructional, and support decisions;
  • Developing lesson plans and instructional materials, and providing individualized, and small, and whole class instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student;
  • Applying a variety of instructional strategies, including inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, and experiential to achieve studentship and citizenship goals;
  • Translating lesson plans into learning experiences that leverage the strengths of the students and support areas of challenge, individually and as a group, so that students maximize their academic and social/emotional potential and achievement;
  • Developing and maintaining a close partnership with parents to ensure student academic and social/emotional progress;
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to maintain quality, consistency, and integration of curriculum;
  • Communicating pedagogy, curriculum, and student progress to students, parents, and administrators;
  • Carrying out required administrative responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.
  • Position includes the  possibility of coordinating and chaperoning the annual 8th grade capstone trip to Costa Rica.

Qualified applicants will be certified in and have experience teaching in the elementary and middle school grades. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to apply a broad range of effective pedagogical techniques, including integration of technology, to fully engage students in learning, fostering strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills. Enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative are essential. Experience in and/or familiarity with Quaker education is a plus.

To apply for the position, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and minimum of three professional references to employment@mpfs.org with the subject line SPANISH TEACHER.

For more information about Media-Providence Friends School, we encourage you to read our Mission and Philosophy of Education.

Director of Afterschool Program

Media-Providence Friends School is seeking a skilled, energetic and energetic and qualified applicant to coordinate our Afterschool Programs, including Extended Day and Enrichment Programs for students in grades Preschool through 8th Grade. This is a part time position.

MPFS offers aftercare as well as a specialized classes in a variety of sports, visual and performing arts, science, technology, and music enrichment courses after school. The two programs are staffed separately, with Enrichment classes taught by school faculty and staff as well as outside professionals.

Responsibilities of the position include: staffing and planning for both programs including setting class schedules, identifying, hiring, and managing course instructors and extended day staff, developing marketing materials, promoting programs, and using our Content Management System to manage online forms (in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications), identifying and securing appropriate space, and overseeing the financial performance of the programs (in collaboration with the Business Manager).

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong logistical, organization, written and oral communications, and interpersonal skills. Enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative are essential. Prior experience working in and managing similar types of programs a plus. Experience in and/or familiarity with Quaker education also a plus.

To apply for the position, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and minimum of three professional references to employment@mpfs.org with the subject line DIRECTOR OF AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS.

For more information about Media-Providence Friends School, we encourage you to read our Mission and Philosophy of Education.

Development Associate

 

The Development Associate is a part-time position responsible for assisting the school’s development and communications efforts. The position reports to the Director of Development and the Director of Marketing/Communications. Development responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Director of Development to establish and evaluate annual fund solicitation goals, create and design annual fund appeal and gift acknowledgements, and manage and update the school CRM as it relates to fundraising, constituency tracking and information, and all Development work, including registering gifts using the CRM;
  • Providing writing/communications support for the Director of Development in any major initiatives – planned giving, capital campaigns, alumni relations etc.
  • Assisting in the planning and managing events, including Parents’ Association meetings, Back to School Night logistics, major event fundraiser, Staff Appreciation Day, Graduation, and other social events and Advancement activities/events. In addition, create invitations and flyers for school, alumni, admissions and development events and programs;
  • Acting as prime contact with volunteer parents regarding events that have been agreed upon with the Director of Development and the Director of Marketing and Communications – this work is primarily coordinating through telephone calls, sign up genius, and using the list created from the back-to-school mailing of volunteers, and the Parents’ Association meeting;
  • Orienting volunteers, including class ambassadors and multi-class coordinators, to their responsibilities and maintain communication with volunteers to provide support during the year.

The position also works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications and has responsibility for various aspects of the school’s communications activities.

  • Supporting the work of the Director of Marketing and Communications regarding internal and external Marketing objectives by documenting school and class activities when needed.

Applicants for the position must demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines;
  • Flexibility and capacity to work independently and collaboratively on projects and assignments;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and ability to develop materials for a wide variety of institutional stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of constituencies;
  • Excellent facility with and ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet, database, social media, and other common office and web-based tools and applications;
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative.

Experience and familiarity with the Friends school and/or independent school environment is a plus.

For more information about Media-Providence Friends School, including our Mission and Philosophy of Education, visit our website, www.mpfs.org.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:
Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a minimum of 3 professional references. Application materials should be received by no later than June 7, 2019

Earl Sissell
610-565-1960
esissell@mpfs.org