An independent co-ed day school for grades Pre K-12

Employment

Greens Farms Academy is coeducational, PreK-12, independent day school built around a diverse, collegial, and inspiring faculty. At all levels we look for teachers who have deep expertise in their disciplines, are passionate about working with young people, lean into technology, and value lifelong learning. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring a global outlook and recognize the strength inherent in a diverse, inclusive community. 

GFA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and budgets generous funds annually for professional development. GFA is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.  

Open Positions

Fourth Grade Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks a fourth grade teacher with at least three years of experience who possesses a deep working knowledge of the social, emotional and academic needs of upper elementary children; who is well versed in the best practices for teaching language arts (literature, reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics and social studies; who emanates joy in working with young adolescents; who is interested in alternative assessment, differentiated instruction, curriculum design, and innovation; who enjoys working with colleagues in a collaborative program; and who is committed to fostering a diverse community. Experience with Singapore Math, the Columbia Reading and Writing Institutes, and Responsive Classroom is preferred.  The position begins in the 2017-18 school year.

Interested candidates should email a resume, letter of interest, and references (if available) addressed to Aléwa Cooper, Head of Lower School, to lowerschooljobs@gfacademy.org with the name of the position in the subject line.

Lower School Associate Teacher Program

Greens Farms Academy is seeking Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2017-18 school year. The Associate Teacher Program provides aspiring teachers with training and experience in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms under the guidance of a lead teacher.

Associate Teachers are immersed in the daily life of the classroom through observation, supervised teaching, and small group work. There are also opportunities to lead after-school clubs in the Lower School and coach athletic teams in the Middle and Upper Schools. Typically, Associate Teachers spend two years gaining the experience necessary to move on to their own classrooms, and many pursue a master of arts in teaching from a nearby college or university while at GFA. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, some experience in and a passion for working with young children, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. Click here for more on the Associate Teacher Program.

Associate Teachers receive a competitive stipend as well as additional funding for coursework. There are also opportunities to supplement income through coaching and extracurricular activities.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Aléwa Cooper, Head of Lower School, to lowerschooljobs@gfacademy.org.


Middle School English Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School English Teacher to begin in August 2017. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience teaching English, a passion for teaching middle school students, the ability to develop their interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. A background in theater is a plus. All English classes are taught at Harkness tables, and the department is committed to discussion-based classes and close teacher-student collaboration on writing. Candidates should be prepared to participate in the many facets of independent school life, including leading an advisory group, leading clubs and activities, chaperoning trips, and possibly coaching or directing.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School, to middleschooljobs@gfacademy.org.

Middle School Math Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School Math Teacher to begin in August 2017. The position will involve teaching four or five sections of students in math, primarily Grade 6 and Pre-Algebra. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of teaching experience, a strong background in math, a passion for working with middle school students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. Candidates should also be prepared to participate in the many facets of independent school life, including leading an advisory group, leading clubs and activities, chaperoning trips, and coaching. The new teacher will join a collegial Middle School faculty and a Math Department committed to fostering a passion for inquiry, confidence in problem solving, and the ability to communicate mathematical ideas.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School, to middleschooljobs@gfacademy.org.

Middle & Upper School Mandarin Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle & Upper School Mandarin teacher to begin in August 2017. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Mandarin, at least three years of teaching experience, a passion for working with high school students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. We value candidates with the ability to teach multiple levels. All language classes are taught exclusively in the target language, and the department is committed to project-based learning, technological integration, and communicative teaching.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to languagejobs@gfacademy.org.

Substitute Teachers

Greens Farms Academy welcomes applications for substitute teachers in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience, expertise in their content area, the ability to teach across grades, a passion for working with students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Chris Kolovos, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, to substitutejobs@gfacademy.org.

Upper School Global Studies Teaching Fellow

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School Global Studies Teaching Fellow to begin in August 2017. Teaching fellows teach a reduced courseload and contribute to other aspects of independent school life: leading clubs and activities, chaperoning trips, and possibly coaching. The position will include several sections of Big History, a ninth-grade interdisciplinary course drawing on the humanities and science to explore history from the Big Bang to the present; the ability to teach more traditional history courses, economics, and other offerings in the social sciences is a plus. The teacher will join an innovative and collaborative Global Studies Department, which offers a track for graduating students to write a Global Thesis and earn a diploma with a concentration in Global Studies. The ideal candidate will have a background in humanities and science, an interest in interdisciplinary learning, some experience in and a passion for working with young people, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. Teaching fellowships are generally two-year positions and offer relatively new teachers opportunities for mentorship and professional growth.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to globalstudiesjobs@gfacademy.org.

Upper School Physics Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks an experienced Upper School Physics Teacher to begin in August 2017. The position will most likely involve three sections of physics and one section of chemistry. GFA faculty are typically involved outside the classroom in a variety of ways, including advising, chaperoning trips and events, leading extracurricular clubs, and/or coaching. There are also opportunities to advise students engaged in independent science research projects. The teacher will join a thriving Science Department, which recently helped launch a program for graduating students to earn a diploma with a concentration in STEAM. Ideal candidates will have at least two years of teaching experience, an advanced degree in physics or a related field, a passion for working with high school students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to sciencejobs@gfacademy.org.

Upper School Physics Teaching Fellow

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School Physics Teaching Fellow to begin in August 2017. Teaching fellows teach a reduced course load – generally two or three sections – and contribute to other aspects of independent school life: leading clubs and activities, chaperoning trips, and possibly coaching. The ability to teach chemistry is a plus. The teacher will join a thriving Science Department, which recently helped launch a program for graduating students to earn a diploma with a concentration in STEAM. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in physics and chemistry, some experience in and a passion for working with young people, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. Teaching fellowships are generally two-year positions and offer relatively new teachers opportunities for mentorship and professional growth.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to sciencejobs@gfacademy.org.

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