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 Rachel Stone, assistant head of school for faculty, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by email, to stoner@blair.edu

Please contact Rachel Stone with questions or for further information regarding the School.

All teaching positions for the 2014-2015 academic year have been filled. 

Dean of Academics

Scope of Position:

Blair Academy seeks a Dean of Academics for full-time employment beginning July 1, 2015. 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.  Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience as classroom teachers and with the academic infrastructure of independent secondary schools.  A demonstrated talent for, and interest in, working with motivated and engaged students and faculty is essential, as is the ability to communicate proactively with parents and address any questions and concerns. This is a 12-month position that will require on-campus presence for a significant part of the summer.

Expectations & Responsibilities:

The Dean of Academics is responsible for partnering with the Assistant Head for Academics (AHA) and other key stakeholders in the implementation of the academic vision of the school, its design, development, maintenance and communication.

  • Managing the day-to-day administration of academic life at Blair including
      • Development, administration and oversight of the academic calendar, daily schedules, student schedules, teacher schedules
      • Oversight of the curriculum, including course catalogue, development and evaluation
      • Management, in consultation with Academic Monitors, Student Life Office and Department Heads, of course placement and student/parent engagement regarding academic issues
      • Keeper of School Records (students)
  • Supervising, training and supporting Academic Monitors
  • Administering the Academic Honor Committee
  • Overseeing the accreditation processes and ensuring that all work is completed effectively and in a timely manner
  • Contributing to the strategic planning/implementation process in collaboration with the AHA
  • Supervising the Registrar
  • Supporting the work of the AHA in the day-to-day management and support of Department Heads and faculty
  • Teaching at least one course
  • Other duties as assigned/required, including coaching and/or dorm

Résumé, letter of interest, undergraduate/graduate school transcript(s) and 2 letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Jackie Roecker, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email, to HR@Blair.edu. Completed applications must be received by October 10th. Your letter of interest must address how/why Blair’s academic mission resonates with you and in what ways your skillset, interests and experiences will serve you in this leadership role.

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. 

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Scope of Position:

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. 

Description:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit Blair Fund gifts
  • Engage volunteers and increase annual giving participation and performance for three major reunion classes and thirty-five classes
  • Identify, recruit and manage volunteers
  • Steward prospects within assigned classes
  • Organize and facilitate all components of the student phonathon program
  • Oversee and manage the senior class fund drive
  • 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

Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Blair Academy, PO Box 600, Blairstown, NJ 07825 or email them to hr@blair.edu.  No phone inquiries, please.  E.O.E

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