Available Positions:

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  • 1/2 Grade Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)

    Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School
    Hours: Fulltime 
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

    Description: Fayerweather seeks an energetic, experienced, elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, first and second grade classroom. This position will begin in the fall of the 2021-22 academic year. The curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through literature, history, writing, and storytelling. Students are actively engaged in learning about themselves, as well as developing an understanding of culture, history and geography through a range of activities and hands-on projects. Students are introduced to fundamental math and literacy concepts, while engaging in projects throughout the year that focus on the concept of community with the theme of “Building a City”. The math program is based on Investigations in Data, Number and Space.  

    Main Responsibilities
    • Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment
    • Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
    • Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in your grade level team and across disciplines
    • Have an ability to teach/develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning
    • Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating curriculum
    • Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
    • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
    • Present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
    • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
    • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Fundations, Writing and Reading workshops is a plus
    Skills and Qualifications:

    Working at FSS
    • be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
    • demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, and belonging in an elementary school
    Teaching at FSS
    • teach social studies, literacy, math and science curriculum to first and second graders, candidate with a strong background and interest in math and science is a plus 
    Responsibilities at FSS
    • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays 
    • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
    • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
    • attending weekly staff meetings
    • participating in admissions programming as needed
    • and other duties as assigned
    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 Employment@Fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least five references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.
  • 3/4 Grade Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)

    Position: Third and Fourth Grade Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)
    Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School
    Hours: Fulltime
     
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
     
    Description: Fayerweather seeks an energetic, experienced, elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, third and fourth grade classroom. This position will begin in the fall of the 2021-22 academic year. The curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through literature, history, writing, and storytelling. Students are actively engaged in learning about themselves, as well as developing an understanding of culture, history and geography through a range of activities and hands-on projects. Students are introduced to concepts such as home, migration, human impact on the environment and what happens when cultures meet. The math program is based on Investigations in Data, Number, and Space.
     
    Main Responsibilities
    • Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment
    • Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
    • Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in your grade level team and across disciplines
    • Have an ability to teach/develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning
    • Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating curriculum
    • Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
    • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
    • Present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
    • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
    • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Investigations
    • Math, Writing and Reading workshops is a plus
     
    Skills and Qualifications:
     
    Working at FSS
    • Be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
    • Demonstrate strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
     
    Teaching at FSS
    • Teach social studies, literacy, math and science curriculum to third and fourth graders, candidate with a strong background and interest in math and science is a plus
     
    Responsibilities at FSS
    • Performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
    • Document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
    • Narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
    • Attending weekly staff meetings
    • Participating in admissions programming as needed
    • Other duties as assigned
     
    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 Employment@Fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least five references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.
  • 7/8 Grade Science Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)

    Position: Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Teaching Position (21-22 School Year)
    Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School
    Hours: Fulltime
     
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
     
    Description: Fayerweather seeks an energetic, experienced, middle school teacher to teach both seventh and eighth grade science. This position will begin in the fall of the 2021-22 academic year. The Fayerweather science program values an inquiry-based science that has students formulating questions about the world around them and seeking out the answers through scientific investigation. Students receive a solid foundation of scientific knowledge in life, earth and physical science. Real world, authentic applications of science are stressed throughout the program. Students are also encouraged to apply their knowledge to being good stewards to the health of the planet. Fayerweather curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through science, literature, history, writing, and storytelling.
     
    Main Responsibilities
    • Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment
    • Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
    • Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in your grade level team and across disciplines
    • Have an ability to teach/develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning
    • Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating curriculum
    • Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
    • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
    • Present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
    • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
    • Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Restorative Justice, is a plus
    • Familiarity/comfort with remote teaching technology and pedagogy is a plus
     
    Skills and Qualifications:
     
    Working at FSS
    • Be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
    • Demonstrate strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
     
    Teaching at FSS
    • Teach science curriculum to seventh and eighth graders
     
    Responsibilities at FSS
    • Performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
    • Be an advisor to a group of roughly 10 students
    • Document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
    • Narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
    • Attending weekly staff meetings
    • Participating in admissions programming as needed
    • Other duties as assigned
     
    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 Employment@Fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least five references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.
  • Kindergarten Teacher (Co-Teacher) (21-21 School Year)

    Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School
    Hours: Full-time
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

    Description: Fayerweather is seeking a full-day kindergarten classroom educator. Candidates for this position must be committed to intellectual inquiry, willing to bring an uplifting energetic spirit into the classroom, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the importance of community and relationship building between and with students. The candidate must show creativity and knowledge of how young children learn and develop cognitively, socially and emotionally. We are looking for a teacher that prioritizes planning and organization in preparation for creating a learning environment that is both intentional, imaginative and inspiring. More importantly, we are looking for teacher candidates who are willing to implement anti-bias practices in their classrooms, curriculum, and within themselves.

    This is a 10 month position beginning August 30, 2021.

    Main Responsibilities:

    In collaboration with co-teacher:
    • Create age-appropriate lesson plans to introduce young students to reading, math, science, and social studies
    • Arrange for small group learning stations based on educational themes to address a variety of learning styles
    • Help students develop appropriate social and emotional skills, as well as fostering independence in a group setting
    • Support students in developing a sense of identity as individuals and as members of social groups
    • Teach students social skills, academic concepts, how to follow a schedule and how to comply with rules in individual and group settings to prepare for elementary education
    • Make student observations regarding strengths, abilities and areas of improvement, and report to parents and specialized educators if necessary for further testing and intervention
    • Assess student work and overall engagement; help individual students remediate their performance to enable them to perform at grade level or higher
    • Teach and support individualized classroom and playground rules for order and safety in the school
    • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
    • Write regular updates for parents (e.g. a blog, slideshow, updates) to reflect learning that is happening in the classroom
    • Present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
    • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
    • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Fundations, Writing and Reading workshops is a plus
    Skills and Qualifications:

    Working at FSS
    • Formal training in early childhood education and elementary education (Bachelor's degree required and Master’s degree preferred in early childhood or elementary education)
    • You must be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive, culturally responsive education
    • Demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, and belonging in an elementary school
    • Strong understanding of child development, including social, emotional and intellectual domains
    • Working knowledge of developmentally appropriate kindergarten curriculum
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • The ability to adapt, be flexible and practice a growth mindset
    Responsibilities at FSS
    • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays 
    • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
    • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
    • attending weekly staff meetings
    • participating in admissions programming as needed
    • and other duties as assigned
    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 two of your references must be, or have been, your direct reports.
  • 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.



  • Part-time Advancement Associate

    Reports to: Director of Advancement & Community Engagement
    Hours: 20-25 
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

    Description: The Advancement Associate is responsible for supporting the Fayerweather Street School advancement team, including development, alum activities, marketing and communications, and admissions, with a focus on development and alum relations. This is a part-time year-round position that will include administrative support, database operations, research, writing, and other functions as needed. The other members of the team include the Director of Advancement & Community Engagement; Director of Admissions; Director of Marketing & Communications, part-time Advancement Coordinator, and part-time Creative Services Coordinator.

    Main Responsibilities:
    • Provide administrative support for the development process, including coordination of all advancement services functions: entering, storing, maintaining, retrieving, and reporting of all data related to advancement functions. This includes, but not limited to, entering and updating information in the development database (Raiser’s Edge NXT/Blackbaud); recording donor and community members visits and correspondence; event attendance, donations, and purchases; all gift entry, acknowledgment, and reporting; and constituent research. Produce data in preparation for Advancement Reports for Board meetings. May include back-up database support in enrollment management and admissions functions of school Core database (Blackbaud), as needed.
    • Assist with Advancement events including: including fundraising, cultivation, stewardship, alum, and community events. Duties include working with staff and volunteers in planning and creating, set-up, clean-up, check-in, and event relations. May include support of admissions Open Houses and yield/new family activities throughout the year, as needed.
    • Serve as ambassador of the Advancement office and school providing highly personal customer service to all current and prospective constituents as well as members of the extended community in person, in virtual meetings, by phone, and by email. Attend, and take notes, at advancement related program and event meetings (Advancement Committee, Alum League, Event Committees).
    • Support the communications team with administrative tasks such as preparing pledge and commitment forms, perform mailings to donors and community members; preparing information for invitations and announcements; and schedule meetings. May include: creating content for print and online communications such as newsletters, updates, web content, social media communications; and liaison with vendors as needed.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Advancement & Community Engagement to coordinate team meetings and support the team with special projects as needed.
    • Other duties: as needed

    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in either advancement, database administration, or customer service environment.
    • Experience in an advancement office preferred.
    • Proficiency with the Google platform, Word, Excel, database and development software (Blackbaud preferred), website management, and tools of social media. 
    • Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.
    • Strong project management skills; ability to meet tight and sometimes concurrent deadlines.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a team.
    • Self-motivation and the ability to be productive without close supervision.
    • Willingness to work on weekends and evenings, as needed.
    • Experience as a staff member or teacher at an independent school preferred.
    • Commitment to mission of Fayerweather Street School.
    Salary: Range $20 - $24/hour

    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.
  • 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.