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

Blair Academy is a co-ed, 9-PG boarding school of 452 students located in rural northwestern New Jersey, approximately one hour from New York City. The school is 75% to 80% boarding, possesses fine facilities and faculty housing, and is committed to the continuing education of the faculty. Further details are available below.

How to Apply—Teaching 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, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by e-mail, to bowdim@blair.edu

Please contact Maria Bowditch with questions or for further information regarding the School.

Assistant/Associate Dean of College Counseling

Blair Academy seeks an Assistant/Associate Dean of College Counseling for full-time employment beginning in August 2014. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and must possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. Strong preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in counseling and/or admissions at selective independent schools, colleges and/or universities. A demonstrated talent for, and interest in, working with bright, motivated and engaged students is essential. Ability to communicate proactively with parents and address any questions and concerns is also important.   

Expectations and responsibilities of the position include

  • Collaborating with the College Counseling staff to foster and further develop a student-centered college selection process.
  • Instilling a sense of confidence and competence within students as they prepare for their transition to higher education.
  • Contributing strategic thinking re: avenues by which Blair can offer the best possible college counseling process to its students and parents.
  • Providing counseling and guidance to approximately 40 students and their families:
       - Writing clear, personalized and effective letters of recommendation.
       - Assisting students in meeting admission and financial-aid deadlines.
  • Planning and coordinating group meetings for parents and students, college visits and fairs (including the Blair Spring Fair) and speaker events.
  • Serving as the point person for introducing Lower School (9 & 10) students and families to the College Counseling process and timeline.
  • Representing Blair at national and regional conferences, traveling to colleges/universities to promote knowledge of the School, and hosting representatives from college/universities.
  • Overseeing the updating of Blair’s College Counseling website and serving as the point person for technology in the College Office.
  • In addition, this full-time faculty position includes some combination of dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, teaching and/or coaching.

Résumé, letter of interest, current transcript (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, Director of Faculty Hiring, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by e-mail, to BowdiM@Blair.edu.  Please contact Mrs. Bowditch with questions or for further information regarding the school.

How to Apply—Non-Teaching Positions

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

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