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

Extended Day Staff Member

Founded in 1876, Media-Providence Friends School is a Quaker school of 130 students (Pre-K through 8th grade) in the borough of Media, PA. MPFS is a learning community, rich in diversity, where our comprehensive educational program challenges students to excel academically while teaching of values that flow from the Quaker conviction that there is “that of God” in each person. Our intimate classes encourage individuality to be celebrated and intellectual growth and curiosity to be nurtured. Graduates continue their educations at a wide variety of high schools, including Westtown, Shipley, Friends Central, Friends Select, and local public schools.

Media-Providence Friends School is seeking a skilled, energetic and qualified applicant to work in our Extended Day Program. The Extended Day program offers after school care for students in Preschool through 8th grade. Extended Day hours are 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. daily. 

Qualified candidates must have experience working with children and preparing activities, as well as an interest in education or a related field. The successful candidate will be reliable, responsible, and have strong interpersonal skills. Enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative are essential.

Experience and familiarity with the Friends school and/or independent school environment 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 EXTENDED DAY STAFF no later than June 7th.

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

Fifth Grade Lead Teacher

Founded in 1876, Media-Providence Friends School is a Quaker school of 130 students (Pre-K through 8th grade) in the borough of Media, PA. MPFS is a learning community, rich in diversity, where our comprehensive educational program challenges students to excel academically while teaching of values that flow from the Quaker conviction that there is “that of God” in each person. Our intimate classes encourage individuality to be celebrated and intellectual growth and curiosity to be nurtured. Graduates continue their educations at a wide variety of high schools, including Westtown, Shipley, Friends Central, Friends Select, and local public schools.

Media-Providence Friends School is seeking a full-time, Fifth Grade Teacher. The position will begin in September of 2019. 

At MPFS, teachers have responsibility for:

Planning and Preparation

  • Demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Demonstrating knowledge of students
  • Setting instructional outcomes
  • Demonstrating knowledge of resources
  • Designing coherent instruction
  • Designing student assessment

Classroom Environment

  • Creating a community of respect, rapport, and trust, consistent with Quaker values
  • Establishing a culture of learning
  • Managing classroom procedures
  • Managing student behavior
  • Organizing physical space

Instruction

  • Communicating with students
  • Discussing and questioning practice
  • Engaging students in learning
  • Using assessment in learning
  • Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and experience teaching in an elementary classroom. For consideration, please send a resume and educational philosophy (in one document, please) to jhall@mpfs.org

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