Job Openings

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

School Setting

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 460 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a caring, vibrant community. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to Apply—Faculty Positions

Unless otherwise specified in the job listing, a résumé, letter of interest, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and a current transcript (which may be unofficial) should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, director of faculty hiring, by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600 or, by email at bowdim@blair.edu

Spanish Teacher

Blair seeks an experienced Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. A passion for project/problem based learning and interdisciplinary approaches are two further qualifications for ideal candidates. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced, subject-area (Spanish) degree and to those with a minimum of three years teaching experience. Significant travel or education abroad is also desirable. The preferred candidate will be able to teach both upper and lower levels. The position also includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. Blair actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

History Teacher

Blair Academy seeks an experienced History teacher for employment beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. A passion for project/problem based learning and interdisciplinary approaches are two further qualifications for ideal candidates. Strong preference will be given to applicants with an advanced, subject-area (history) degree, five years or more of teaching experience, and demonstrated interest in non-Western history. Candidates must be able to teach all levels, through Advanced Placement. The position includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. Blair actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

How to Apply—Staff Positions

Inquiries about non-teaching positions should be directed to the email address listed in the individual position descriptions. 

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to raise $2.5 million in unrestricted funds each fiscal year. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with colleagues and have previous fundraising success, ideally at a not for profit organization or school. Some travel and evening/weekend work is required. This position reports to the Director of Annual Giving.

Duties & Responsibilities: ( The following list of duties & responsibilities are not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.)

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit Blair Fund gifts from assigned classes.
  • Identify, recruit and engage volunteers for class outreach and/or solicitation
  • Work with reunion classes to encourage annual giving and reunion attendance
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects and steward prospects within assigned classes
  • Organize and facilitate all components of the senior gift and student ambassador programs
  • Coordinate college visits to engage young alumni
  • Coordinate and prepare mailings for class representatives
  • Assist with all annual fund mailings and act as liaison to the USPS
  • Prepare reports and metrics for annual fund and other programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years experience, or equivalent
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience in education fundraising and volunteer management
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to strategically plan operations, focus on quality assurance and streamlining operations
  • Strong computer and technical skills using desktop software, databases, and spreadsheets
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team to advance the mission of the School

School Setting:

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 450 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a rich community life. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to apply:

Resume and salary requirement should be forwarded to Human Resources, PO Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email to HR@blair.edu E.O.E.


Director of Alumni Relations

The Director of Alumni Relations will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a growth-oriented alumni program (engagement, giving and communication). The successful candidate will be able to build long-term relations with the School’s alumni and work in a collaborative environment to implement all alumni fundraising, events, activities and communications. Some travel and evening/weekend work is required. This position reports to the Director of Advancement.

Duties & Responsibilities: ( The following list of duties & responsibilities are not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.)

  • Develop and implement strategies to encourage increased alumni connection, involvement with Blair, and participation in the Annual Fund
  • Oversee annual alumni events and activities
  • Oversee and manage the class volunteers to plan successful activities for reunion
  • Coordinate the alumni networking program
  • Compile and edit class notes for the Blair Bulletin
  • Manage and monitor alumni social media groups and pages(Facebook, LinkedIN) as well as Alumni section of the website
  • Maintain regular communication with alumni regarding alumni related activities via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web page, and print publications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years experience in alumni relations or fundraising
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership
  • Strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team to advance the mission of the School

School Setting:

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 450 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a rich community life. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to apply:

Resume and salary requirement should be forwarded to Human Resources, PO Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email to HR@blair.edu E.O.E.


User Support Specialist

Blair Academy’s Technology Office has an opening for a full-time User Support Specialist. This position provides daily technical support to students, faculty and staff, and supports faculty in educational technology uses. Technical support includes the use of computer hardware and software, printer support and installation, audiovisual equipment, and telephones. The User Support Specialist reports to the Director of Technology.

Duties & Responsibilities:
(The following list of duties & responsibilities are not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.)

● Computer Support and Deployment
         ○ Oversee deployment of Windows and Apple client computers; reformat and redeploy laptops and workstations as needed.
         ○ Support faculty and staff in use of laptops and computers; recommend hardware and software purchases; implement, test, maintain and support hardware and software products adopted by faculty and staff.
         ○ Maintain knowledge
on current technology by reading technology periodicals, evaluating new technologies and attending trade-shows, technical seminars and training sessions.

● Audiovisual Support
         ○ Handle end-user phone calls and trouble tickets and provide support for audio visual, projectors, and video conferencing equipment
         ○ Setup and test new equipment when it is released.
         ○ Set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, and related electronic equipment for guest speakers, meetings, conventions, and presentations.

● General Technical Support
         ○ Work with users to provide technical support for client telephones, mobile devices, and printers.
         ○ Inform the Director on all matters related to technical ope
rations, recommending corrective action as needed. Assists other technical staff as needed. 
         ○ Coordinate with the technical staff to ensure that laptops and workstations are operational and that hardware and software are patched and/or updated;

Qualifications:

● Associate’s degree or higher in computer related field preferred.
● Experience with computer deployment and audiovisual support preferred.
● 3+ years experience working in a professional environment, educational environment preferred.
● Strong writing, speaking and interpersonal skills.
● High level of confidentiality

School Setting:
Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 450 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a rich community life. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to apply:
Resume and salary requirement should be forwarded to Human Resources, PO Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email to HR@blair.edu E.O.E.

Administrative Assistant, Athletic Office

The Blair Academy Athletic Office has an opening for a full-time, 11-month administrative assistant. The Administrative Assistant will support the Director of Athletics and other athletic department staff by overseeing multiple assignments to ensure the office is operating efficiently and responsively. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organization, time management and planning skills. The Administrative Assistant, Athletic Office will report directly to the Athletic Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:
(The following list of duties & responsibilities are not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.)

● General clerical work
   ○ Receive and monitor all phone calls/emails
   ○ Schedule and maintain calendar, including officials for all home contests
   ○ Prepare sports programs, team rosters, weekly athletic schedule
   ○ Prepare and distribute mailings 
   ○ Prepare correspondences and confidential reports as requested
   ○ Order office supplies

● Coordination of athletic team travel
   ○ Schedule and confirm transportation for all away games
   ○ Make hotel/flight/ meal arrangements

● Distribution of petty cash/payments
   ○ Distribute money to teams for meals, entry fees, etc.
   ○ Online payments to officials for home events

● Maintain accurate statistical data
   ○ Track student athletic participation each semester including team captain list, varsity letter winners etc.
   ○ Update and maintain trophy case
   ○ Order all awards
   ○ Order and issue varsity pins

Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree preferred
● 3+ years experience in an administrative support role
● Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office Suite
● Must be able to multi-task and have the ability to be proactive and work as part of a team
● High level of confidentiality
● Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including occasional Saturdays and  evenings

School Setting:

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 450 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a rich community life. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to apply:

Resume and salary requirement should be forwarded to Human Resources, PO Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email to HR@blair.edu E.O.E.

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