Director of Curriculum

Administrator / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 240 students on the south coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, athletics, and outdoor activities.

Friends Academy seeks a positive, curious, and forward-thinking Curriculum Coordinator. This full-time position reports to the Head of School, is a member of the senior leadership team, and is responsible for overseeing, mapping, and leading the ongoing analysis of the school’s curriculum from early childhood through Grade 8.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Lower School, the Director of the Sally Borden Program, and the Head of Middle School to ensure a cohesive Early Childhood through eighth grade program
  • Oversee curriculum mapping from early childhood through Grade 8
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team
  • Facilitate and lead the thoughtful, systematic evaluation of the School’s program at regular intervals
  • Serve as an advocate for Learning Portfolios, Project Based Learning, and other progressive practices
  • Teach or administer (approximately 40% time) in an area of the school consistent with need and experience
  • Participate in Outside the Classroom trips and overnights, school dances, performances, and other co-curricular programming

Qualities:

  • Exude a sunny outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Think creatively, energetically, and be able to envision possibilities while attending to detail, producing tangible results, and sticking to a timeline
  • Possess a desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
  • Partner effectively with teachers and administrators
  • Understand, appreciate, and celebrate the range of grades, disciplines, and experiences across the program
  • Support a collaborative and forward thinking culture committed to valuing the inherent worth of each individual and what is best for students
  • Desire to take advantage of Friends Academy’s 64-acre campus, trails, garden, and outdoor learning spaces

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Commitment to teaching and learning in a vigorous school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • A minimum of five years of progressive teaching and leadership experience with EC-8 students and teachers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and the discipline to keep to a schedule
  • Significant experience with childhood development and curriculum development
  • Strong leadership and facilitative skills and a passion for people, teaching, and learning
  • Humility and a commitment to what is best for children
  • The ability to think strategically, lead, and follow through on major initiatives

Applying:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Ben Kennedy (bkennedy@friendsacademy1810.org), Head of School. The materials should clearly indicate the candidate’s qualifications for and interest in this work, articulate why Friends Academy resonates with them as an educator, and demonstrate a track record of increasing responsibility throughout previous employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school. Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of others in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, financial aid program, or other school administered programs.

Friends Academy

Dartmouth, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated