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  • Director of Admissions - July 1, 2019

    Fayerweather Street School, a PK-8 co-educational, independent school serving 195 students, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this school year. Embracing the tenets of progressive education, Fayerweather reflects the founders’ vision of a school that educates children in ways that are innovative and respectful of the individual and that recognizes the valuable role of families and community. Its vibrant, colorful and welcoming space encompasses a strong community committed deeply to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. Having completed a strategic plan during the 2017-18 school year, this is an exciting time to join the school’s leadership team. Fayerweather welcomed a new Head of School, Kim Ridley, this school year, and the school is energized by new leadership. 

    Fayerweather seeks a dynamic professional to be a key member of the school’s advancement team. The Director of Admissions is responsible for the school’s enrollment planning, focusing on recruitment, admission, financial aid, retention, and related data accumulation and analysis. Based on Fayerweather’s mission, values and strategic plan, the Director of Admissions will develop and maintain a thoughtful and intentional strategy for attracting families to the school. 

    The Mission:
    Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect, imagination and social responsibility. Our students are confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.

    Fayerweather works to “ignite confidence” in its students through passionate teaching, joyful learning and discovery, awakening a sense of social responsibility, engaging each child’s intellect and imagination, and truly knowing each child. Fayerweather students experience an academically rigorous progressive education within a warm and supportive community.

    Commitment to Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice
    Fayerweather celebrates and actively supports being a diverse community. 40% of Fayerweather students identify as people of color, as do 27% of faculty. The school is very welcoming to LGBTQ families, and Adult Affinity groups offer additional community support. Fayerweather’s Diversity, Equity and Community Committee (DECC) provides resources and facilitates parent and community education. Since 2004, the Fayerweather community has participated in Boston’s Pride Parade.
     
    There is a strong commitment to diversity, social justice and anti-bias work at Fayerweather. Faculty are trained in multi-cultural and anti-bias curriculum, and beginning in the youngest grades, students explore issues of equity and bias in developmentally appropriate ways. Since 2009 Fayerweather and the Matènwa Community Learning Center in Haiti have been working together as sister schools. Closer to home, in 2008, Fayerweather began the Boston Educators of Color (BEOC) group and twice a year, educators of color from the greater Boston area are invited to gather at Fayerweather to share their stories and support one another.

    The Position:  Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Fayerweather’s next Director of Admissions will:
    • Embrace the school’s mission and values and serve as a compelling, knowledgeable ambassador
    • Develop a strategic enrollment plan for attracting mission-appropriate students with a significant focus on retention and attrition, financial sustainability, and identification of new and emerging markets, including strategies to increase underrepresented cultural groups 
    • Continuously demonstrate a deep understanding of admissions and enrollment trends that impact the independent school market on local, regional, and national levels provide meaningful, measureable, and regular reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Institutional Advancement, and Board of Trustees to inform decision-making and strategic planning. 
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and engage with students, staff, and faculty 
    • Implement and interpret data, trends, and metrics to refine strategy and direction
    • Oversee all admissions and enrollment-related components of the school’s student information database 
    • Collaborate with the Head of School, and the Director of Finance and Operations, to disseminate the tuition support budget 
    • Represent the school in various local, regional, state, and national organizations.
    • Partner with the Advancement office, including Marketing and Communications, and the Board’s Marketing and Finance committees, to guide marketing strategies and financial sustainability 
    • Assist in development of new family and new student orientations and overall transitions to Fayerweather 
    The ideal candidate will have: 
    • Independent school admissions experience, a proven track record of exceeding expectations and a strong growth trajectory in past roles
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to listen ant to ask questions, inspiring stakeholders and prospective families
    • A willingness to be flexible and to do what it takes to get things done and the creativity to tackle challenges
    • Demonstrated experience with balancing “big picture” strategic thinking and attention to detail; strong project management skills, and the ability to meet tight, and sometimes concurrent, deadlines. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative spirit and a joyous appreciation for children
    The Director of Admissions will report directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement. This is a 12-month position with a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

    For Consideration
    Fayerweather Street School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. Please send electronically a resume, and letter of interest to:
    Jane Armstrong and Bill Lyons, Managing Partners, Independent Thinking
    617-332-3131 (p)
  • PreK Co-Teacher - Fall 2019

    Fayerweather Street School is a PreK through 8th grade co-educational program. Our mission supports our belief that young people are capable of developing the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. It is the commitment of our teachers, and their love for students that creates strong partnerships in the learning process. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education. We strive to engage each child’s intellect, imagination and awakening sense of social responsibility, to help our students become confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners. We are committed to building a diverse and welcoming community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

    Fayerweather seeks a full time PreKindergarten, Co-Teacher to begin in the fall of the 2019-20 academic year. This dynamic, experienced individual should demonstrate the following skills:

    Working at FSS

    -be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education

    -demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in an elementary/middle school

    Teaching at FSS

    -Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children in collaboration wtih a co-teacher.

    -Teach early math and literacy programs using developmentally appropriate, researched based curriculum

    -Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of our students.

    -Assist students with understanding and developing value for people’s human differences

    -Actively ensure growth in every student by utilizing a variety of instructional techniques

    -Maintain classroom management conducive to learning

    -Complete progress reports for each student in January and June using school guidelines

    -Facilitate with co-teacher Fall and Spring parent conferences

    -Collaborate with Kindergarten and 1st/2nd Grade peers to develop and coordinate and 
    plan curriculum

    -Increase professional knowledge by participating in professional development opportunities

    -Attend weekly staff meetings, as well as child study meetings pertaining to the social-emotional and cognitive well-being of students

    -Attend school events outside regular school hours including, but not limited to: curriculum night, new family/admissions events, admissions open house, and professional development sessions

    -Provide weekly and monthly schedules and lesson plans of activities

    Requirements

    -3 to 5 years of early elementary teaching experience

    -Bachelors degree in education or related subject area

    Fayerweather values diversity in all aspects of school life and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

    Please send a cover letter, resume and references to employment@fayerweather.org 
    (State name and PreK Co-Teacher, in email header.) No phone calls, please.
  • 5th & 6th Grade Humanities Teacher - Fall 2019

    Fayerweather Street School is a PreK-8th grade co-educational program. At Fayerweather, we help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education. We strive to engage each child’s intellect, imagination and awakening sense of social responsibility to help our students become confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners. We are committed to building a diverse and welcoming community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

    Fayerweather seeks an energetic, experienced, elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, fifth and sixth grade classroom. The classroom is co-taught with a math and science specialist. Fayerweather's Humanities program is an integration of language arts and social studies. The curriculum emphasizes anti-bias and multicultural voices that students explore through literature, history, writing, storytelling and field trips. One year’s theme focuses on the contributions of a diverse range of people to the foundation of the United States during the colonial era. The next year’s theme focuses on the importance of the African continent.

    This position will begin in the fall of the 2019-20 academic year. This dynamic, experienced individual should:

    Working at FSS

    -be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education

    -demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in an elementary/middle school

    Teaching at FSS

    -teach social studies, literature, and writing curriculum to fifth and sixth graders

    -engage elementary aged students in learning

    -create a developmentally appropriate and cooperative learning environment

    -adapt curriculum to the needs of students with varying abilities

    -establish and maintain excellent classroom management

    -exhibit excellent communication skills with both children and adults

    -present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor

    -knowledge of Developmental Designs, Critical Friends Group, Collaborative Problem Solving, Empower, Writing and Reading workshops is a plus

    Responsibilities at FSS

    -collaborating with classroom teachers to integrate curriculum when appropriate

    -performing various duties including recess coverage and creating curricular displays

    -document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year

    -narrative report writing and timely communication with parents

    -and other duties as assigned

    Fayerweather values diversity in all aspects of school life and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

    Please send a cover letter, resume and references to employment@fayerweather.org
    (State name and “5/6 Humanities” in email header.) No phone calls, please.
Fayerweather is a progressive Pre-K through 8th grade school and candidates should be familiar with the values and teaching methods associated with progressive education. Families are an integral part of the school and open and clear communication with parents is important.
Fayerweather values diversity in all aspects of school life and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
Substitute Teachers

We are always accepting applications for substitute teachers.

Please contact Sarah Tahang-Bianco for substitute positions.
Fayerweather Street School | 765 Concord Avenue,  Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-876-4746
Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect.