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.

Math Teacher

Blair Academy seeks an experienced Mathematics teacher for employment beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced subject-area degree and a minimum of three years of high school teaching experience. Candidates must be able to teach all levels, Algebra 1 through Advanced Placement Calculus.  In addition, 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. The selected candidate will also participate in 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. 

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.

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