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HIGH POINT FRIENDS SCHOOL

Employment Opportunities

Current Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in job opportunities at High Point Friends School. To be considered for employment, please use the links below to submit an employment application and email your resume and cover letter to hr@hpfs.org. Be sure to specify the position you are applying for in your cover letter. If you have further questions, please contact us at hr@hpfs.org.

 

High Point Friends School, grounded in the Quaker belief that there is “that of God in everyone,” seeks to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of all children, empowering our community to contribute responsibly to an ever-changing world. We are an equal-opportunity employer, drug-free workplace, and comply with ADA regulations as applicable. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

2024-2025 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

1st/2nd Grade Teacher Job Description

High Point Friends School, a PK3- 8th grade co-educational, independent school located in High Point, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time 1st/2nd grade multi-grade classroom teacher.

At High Point Friends School we provide an environment that creates scholars, cultivates community and develops servant leaders. HPFS is committed to hiring and retaining highly qualified, effective, and conscientious employees whose character and personality will contribute to a positive and enriching work environment. Students are challenged to recognize and appreciate their own potential, to respect the potential of others, to value and respect others' opinions, and to feel free to express their inner selves thus building a strong self-image.

The faculty member's primary responsibilities are to:

  • Plan and facilitate daily learning experiences that target students' assessed needs based upon the HPFS curriculum, NC Standards and mission of the school.
  • Supervise students to ensure their spiritual, physical, and mental well-being.
  • Communicate appropriately with parents and administration regarding students' achievements, growth, potential and behavior.
  • Provide learning opportunities that are targeted to meet each student’s personal characteristics and academic needs. This includes aligning the academic rigor of each student’s experience to the student’s capacity for productive struggle
  • Use formative assessment to guide instruction much more heavily than summative assessment to evaluate student progress
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and clutter-free learning environment that facilitates highly engaged and active learning. 
  • Plan and execute engaging field trips that supplement the curriculum and learning taking place in the classroom.
  • Embrace and implement Quaker pedagogy and demonstrate character and personality traits that will contribute to a positive and enriching work environment.
  • Complete duties as required and participates in all required school events and the life of the school with a commitment to the ongoing development of an inclusive community.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the administration

 

Qualifications and Qualities: 

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Current NC teaching license preferred
  • 3+ years teaching elementary students preferred 
  • Experience utilizing SMART Notebook software preferred 
  • A commitment to the inclusive mission of Quaker schools and HPFS in particular.
  • Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
  • Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to effectively work independently and on a team
  • A life-long learner, committed to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, appreciation for and positive communication with students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
2024-2025 IT Support Specialist

IT Support Specialist Job Description

The IT Support Specialist is a part-time 12-month position working 10-20 hours a week and reporting to the Director of Finance. This position has the overall responsibility for ensuring all operational and academic technology is running efficiently at the school. This is a collaborative role, working with teachers and administration to identify appropriate technology and to develop effective strategies for integrating technology into the classroom curriculum. The IT Specialist helps the staff and other stakeholders understand the systems we have in place, are kept informed of best practices, and take the lead in implementing new and improved technology for the school.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the school’s technology infrastructure, making sure that it is meeting the needs of the school and completing upgrades, additions, and revisions as necessary.
  • Manage IT security for the school: upgraded and manage the school’s firewall, responsible for all logins, manage the schools Google domain and Chromebook security, manage cybersecurity through a free account with www.coro.net, etc. 
  • Recommend appropriate hardware, software, and other systems necessary for a rich learning and business environment as well as a robust infrastructure.
  • Management of the student and staff technology (Google domain, Windows domain, telephone management database, and cybersecurity. 
  • Coordinating and supporting the implementation of existing and new educational and technology to support classroom instruction by overseeing technology projects from research and purchase to installation and training of staff as well as technology and communications hardware maintenance and repairs.
  • Collaborating with the Communications Director to ensure that the emergency notification system is maintained and working properly (BrightArrow).
  • Prepare appropriate technology training and documentation necessary to support administrative and teaching staff in their individual roles. Train teachers/staff on Blackbaud, their computers/laptops/Smart boards/printers/phones, anything Google related including Gmail, teaching apps, etc. as needed.
  • Maintain the Equipment Log for the school..
  • Ensure that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place as an integral part of HPFS’s technology systems—all school databases are stored with secure cloud service providers for access from anywhere with an Internet connection and the school is a Google school, so important staff documents and class information are stored on staff Google drives in our Google domain.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Train as needed for new software for admissions and enrollment, as well as other areas.
  • Responsible for renewing the school’s registered domain names when they come up for renewal, hpfs.org and highpointfriendsschool.org.
  • Provide any other requirements needed by the school.
2024-2025 Science/Robotics Teacher

Science/Robotics Teacher Description

High Point Friends School, a PK3- 8th grade co-educational, independent school located in High Point, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time Science & Robotics teacher.

High Point Friends School provides an environment that creates scholars, cultivates community, and develops servant leaders. HPFS is committed to hiring and retaining highly qualified, effective, and conscientious employees whose character and personality will contribute to a positive and enriching work environment. Faculty must value the inherent goodness of children and seek to create a joyous community. Students are challenged to recognize and appreciate their own potential, to respect the potential of others, to value and respect others' opinions, and to feel free to express their inner selves thus building a strong self-image.

The Science teacher will work with small groups of students in Grades 5 through 8 and assist Lower School teachers in the implementation of science lessons. Science classes must be “hands on” with a focus on sustainability and discovery. The Science teacher will assist with various service learning projects. Robotics should be infused through the science program as well.

The position begins on August 15, 2024.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Science. A Graduate Degree is preferred. 

Experience: Minimum five years of teaching experience and a keen interest in technology.

Next steps for Candidates:

Please submit a resume and letters of recommendation to Rob Kelley, Head of School, at rkelley@hpfs.org. No phone calls, please.

Additional information:

Please reference, www.hpfs.org

Substitute Teachers

Substitute teacher for ages 3 - 8th grade.