Available Positions:

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  • Extended Day Program Teacher

    Reports to: Director of Extended Day Programs

    Hours: Part-Time; 17-20 hours/wk
    Rate: $22-25/hour

    Description:
    We are seeking energetic and creative educators to teach during our extended day program. Each teacher will be assigned to a specific age group of either PreK-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, or 5th-8th grade students, and will work collaboratively with other extended day teachers to develop enriching activities and projects that align with the mission of the school, and in turn, the extended day program.
    Successful candidates will have experience working with a variety of learners in various age groups, and be passionate about creating a curriculum that ignites curiosity and sparks imagination. 

    Daily Duties:
    • Supervise outdoor & indoor free play
    • In collaboration with teaching partner(s), develop, prepare, and implement 1-2 projects/activities per day which could be STEM, arts, sports, nature, or movement based
    • Adhere to Extended Day schedule, balancing the moments for free choice activities with structured time
    • Maintain a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment for all students
    • Work with the Director of Extended Day to maintain accurate and registration and attendance records
    • Ensure safe student dismissal to families/guardians
    • Regular check-in meetings with Director of Extended Day & fellow team members
    • Manage behavioral expectations
    • Prepare & serve snacks
    • Daily prep and clean up
     
    Skills & Qualifications:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Adaptability, flexibility, and ability to modify programming when necessary
    • Ability to respond efficiently and effectively in an emergency situation
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Self-motivated and organized with an intention to detail, commitment, and follow-through
    • Demonstrates strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    • Values a strong community built upon authentic relationships
    • Spanish speaker (preferred) and/or willingness to incorporate Spanish vocabulary into daily activities
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) preferred
    • Candidates must have experience working with school-age children in a childcare, school, or camp setting
    • Prospective employees must pass all necessary background checks
    Schedule:
    • Monday-Friday 2:45-6:15
    • One Friday/month 12:45-4:00
    • Opportunity for additional hours during school vacation week camps
    Fayerweather Street School Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. 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, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: emily@fayerweather.org with the subject: EXTENDED DAY TEACHER. Please be prepared to provide at least three references, and at least one of your references must be, or have been, your direct supervisor.
  • Front Desk Receptionist

    Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School

    Hours: Full-time 
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

    Daily Duties
    • Act as the school's receptionist, greet visitors and parents
    • Answer the phones at all times between 7:45am and 4:00pm
    • Unlock/lock front and side doors
      • Put the phone on day service
      • Check voice messages and notify appropriate staff of absences and late arrivals
    • Check for the cleanliness of the physical space around the front reception area, foyer and staff room space
    • Accept deliveries and distribute mail/deliveries
    • Check that the substitute teachers are in as scheduled- have sub time sheets ready for signatures, submit to Business office for approval/payment
    • Check walkie-talkie, copiers, postage machine, to ensure all are in working order
    • Put phone on night service #1 /all day phone functions
    • Call students’ parent(s) if they are not picked up on time (unless prior arrangement has been made) 
    • Escort students to OAS/YAS when needed
    • Caring for ill or injured students that are sent to the front desk- take temperatures, clean cuts, etc
    • Inventory and order supplies for front office
    • Perform necessary administrative tasks: working in Blackbaud by updating student information; making sure that student attendance is up to date
    • Call/communicate to parents when students are unaccounted for
    *COVID addendum:
    Work in tandem with health office, and other school administrators
     
    Administrative Duties:
    • Phone management and message center- update voicemail and voicemail boxes, extension list printed every Aug
    • Prepare materials and mail to distribute as requested by the business office, advancement office, AHOS and HOS
    • Create and maintain staff absences
    • Prepare and provide census information to requesting local communities
    Substitute Teachers & Evening Childcare
    • Schedule substitutes for approved absences and sick days and enter the detail on the Sub Calendar
    • File completed substitute forms in the Substitute book
    • Provide substitute teachers with timesheets and W9’s and be check point upon arrival
    • Organize and arrange for evening childcare for FSS events as needed 
    IT
    • Train and assist staff with printing/scanning issues
    • Neopost mailing machine- replace supplies, call for service, train staff on usage, reload funds
    • Printers: troubleshoot issues, schedule repairs/maintenance visits, and order supplies for machines
    General Summer
    • Update staff mailboxes
    • Update front desk speed dial and labels
    • Update necessary forms (staff absence/sub requests, timesheet, check request)
    Ad-Hoc
    • Coordinate with parents/tutors/teachers to find spaces for tutors
    • Collect and track payments for misc. items/events (t-shirt sales, play tickets, graduation party payments, Haitian holiday sale for Matenwa, etc.)
    • Coordinate with restaurants/caterers for staff meetings, special events etc
    • Cover lunch and recess duties as needed
    • Make bus and field trip reservations (when necessary)
    Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. 

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: employment@fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least three references, and at least one of your references must be, or have been, your direct supervisor.
  • Learning Specialist Maternity Leave Replacement (Grades 6-8)

    Reports to: Assistant Head of School

    Hours: Part Time (August and December, 2021)
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

    The Learning Specialist role is an important position at Fayerweather Street School, as the role supports the learning of both students and teachers. The position will report directly, as well as partner with the Assistant Head of School to take responsibility in supporting student learning within the classroom. 

    The Learning Specialist work focuses on supporting and providing progress monitoring for students who are identified as needing learning support. The Learning Specialists will organize child study meetings and tiering for students within assigned grades bands, as well as assess students as needed.

    The position will support and provide services to students in small groups, within or outside of the classroom, including documenting students’ progress and needs, and overseeing parent communication and conferencing regarding students who are being supported in their learning (progress monitoring). The position will also support instruction and teaching by participating on grade level teams’ planning and work.

    Main responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    • Provide student support through small group instruction within and/or outside the classroom, with a focus on developing effective executive function competencies, study/academic habits, and subject-specific skills (i.e. math and reading strategies) 
    • Collaborate with teachers (in team meetings and as needed) to develop effective whole group practices and small group interventions
    • Make recommendations for strategies and interventions to strengthen learning
    • Support teachers in differentiating plans for students based on their unique learning profiles so all students are adequately challenged and engaged
    • Oversee and/or administer appropriate assessments to determine the effectiveness of instruction
    • Collaborate with grade-level teams to assist and supportive effective curriculum and instructional planning
    • Participate in bi-weekly ELT meetings
    • Oversee the child-study process for assigned grade levels
    • Collaborate in student tiering process with the school counselor
    • Demonstrate understanding of K-8 instruction and assessment strategies
    • Demonstrate knowledge of assistive technologies, curriculum design, and a working knowledge of assessments (Assessments used at FSS: Track My Progress, KTEA, TOWL, WRAT)
    • Create learning support plans for individual students based on neuropsychological evaluations and/or IEP recommendations
    • Provide progress monitoring and communication with parents 

    Skills and Qualifications
    • Actively support the mission of the school
    • Deep collaborator who works to build strong relationships with teachers, students and administrators
    • Embrace feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of continuous improvement
    • Strong attention to detail coupled with the ability to think strategically
    • Personal qualities of maturity, humility and self-reflection, strong work ethic, and whatever it takes attitude
    • A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree in Special Education or equivalent experience preferred
    • Familiarity with Google Suite is beneficial
    • Familiarity with the IEP process
    Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Employment@Fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least five references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, your direct reports.



  • Substitute Teaching Positions

    We are always accepting applications for substitute teachers. Please contact Tia Gary for substitute positions.
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.
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.