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 450 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, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by email at bowdim@blair.edu

Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty

Reports to : Head of School

Direct Reports: Dean of Academics, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Department Heads

Job Description: The Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty is charged with the leadership and management of the recruitment, hiring, professional development, supervision and evaluation, inspiration and support of Blair’s faculty.  In close partnership with the Head of School and both administrative and faculty leadership, s/he generates and executes the academic vision for the School with the goals of promoting and supporting a uniformly excellent, engaged and student-centered faculty and nurturing a highly collaborative, collegial and innovative teaching and learning culture that will best prepare students for the changing landscape of higher education and beyond.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  1. Collaborates with the Head of School to envision and nurture a faculty and learning environment that will fulfill the mission of the school, supporting the school’s programs in the present while developing and implementing strategies to identify and meet future needs and opportunities.
  2. Assumes responsibility for the quality of instruction and execution of faculty duties as well as the development and implementation of the school’s curricula.
  3. Actively builds strong, communicative and supportive relationships with and across the faculty to nurture a vibrant faculty culture where there is clarity about responsibilities, equity, recognition for their good work and fulsome representation of their voices.
  4. Develops a philosophy of professional development and allocates professional development time and money in support of that vision, assessing and revising at regular intervals.
  5. Creates professional and instructional goals for faculty and (in conjunction with department heads, the Dean of Academics and Dean of Teaching and Learning) regularly (formally and informally) observes and gives feedback to teachers in and out of the classroom. Leads a formative faculty evaluation process and solicits faculty input to improve the evaluation practices. Assumes responsibility for soliciting feedback from students.
  6. Manages the recruitment, hiring, orienting and mentoring of new and early career teachers in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  7. Convenes the faculty at engaging and well-structured meetings and training opportunities and leads regular department head meetings.
  8. Collaborates with the COO and Director of Human Resources to ensure that the school complies with state and federal laws with regard to employment-related matters, including: handbooks, written agreements, documents and required postings. Maintains teaching-related personnel files.
  9. Teaches a section of one class every semester.
  10. Serves as a member of the Head’s Council (the school's senior leadership team) and assumes additional roles and responsibilities as discussed and agreed that are typical in a boarding school environment.  

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Department Chair and/or educational leadership experience
  • Minimum of 10 years teaching experience
  • Knowledge of best pedagogical practices and innovative teaching methods
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and appreciation for the student-centered mission, history and philosophy of Blair Academy

Preference will be given to candidates with the following credentials:

  • Experience at reputable independent schools, with a strong preference for boarding schools
  • A demonstrable record of proven educational leadership
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A leadership style that perpetuates collegiality, collaboration and innovation
  • Ideal Dispositions: empathetic, enthusiastic, positive, efficient, and organized

How to Apply : Résumé, letter of interest, undergraduate/graduate school transcript(s) and 2 letters of recommendation should be forwarded by email to HR@blair.edu or by mail to Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600. 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.

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

Director of Athletics

Reports to: Associate Head of School

Direct reports: Assistant Director(s) of Athletics, Athletic Trainers, Equipment Manager, Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Office

Job description: The Director of Athletics is charged with leading the athletic department, executing its mission and managing its myriad details, logistics and human capital. These objectives should be pursued within the context of a selective boarding school where scholarship, citizenship and community are hallmarks. The Director of Athletics must successfully cultivate a robust and diverse array of athletic programs that ensure the development and fulfillment of all participants, as well as broad competitive balance and college recruitment opportunities for student-athletes at the varsity level. The Director of Athletics will be a member of the School’s administrative team, and s/he will embrace the spirit of scholarship and community that defines Blair Academy through a combination of teaching, coaching and residential life responsibilities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Administer all athletic operations, including scheduling of contests, travel arrangements, referees, facility allocation, budgeting and equipment distribution. Manage the athletic department staff, providing direct reports with timely and effective performance review while supporting their professional development.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, set a strategic vision and plan for the athletic program in the context of the School’s larger mission, vision and strategic objectives. Promote excellence and the highest levels of sportsmanship and teamwork among Blair teams.
  • Lead, support and evaluate coaching staff and provide professional feedback and assistance in support of their efforts. Mentor coaches—most of whom split time between classroom teaching and coaching—at every level to ensure high-quality instruction and student care across athletic offerings.
  • Ensure the health and wellness of athletes in collaboration with the Health Center and athletic trainer. Develop, implement and monitor health, safety and wellness programs, policies and procedures for the School's athletes.
  • Support coaches in recruitment and assessment of high-impact student-athletes as applicants to the School. Consult with the admission office in the candidate-evaluation process.
  • Participate in the faculty recruitment process with the Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty and other key stakeholders to attract qualified and promising coaches.
  • Coordinate with the communications office to ensure the timely dissemination of accurate sports information.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that athletic department goals closely coordinate with other institutional priorities. Work with the Chief Operating Officer to manage and allocate the athletic budget and coordinate timely maintenance of all athletic facilities. Partner with the advancement office in the School’s fundraising initiatives related to athletics. Support the college counseling office in the recruitment/placement of scholar athletes. Engage with the Dean of Academics on a variety of student and administrative matters, including scheduling.
  • Maintain records of team and individual athletic accomplishments.

Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Extensive experience in athletics as a coach or athletic administrator in secondary schools or higher education.
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a field relevant to athletics or education preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with adolescents in an immersive, residential educational setting.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the demands placed on teacher-coaches in secondary schools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and the general public.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills, including ability to process data, maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to objectively evaluate performance and capabilities of faculty and staff related to the athletic program.
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills, including the ability to make clear and assertive decisions aligned with Blair’s institutional mission, values and priorities.  

How to Apply Résumé, letter of interest, undergraduate/graduate school transcript(s) and 2 letters of recommendation should be forwarded by email to HR@blair.edu or by mail to Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600. 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.

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

How to Apply—Staff Positions

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

Registered Nurse

Position Registered Nurse (RN)-Openings for part-time (night shift) and per diem (all shifts)

The Blair Academy J. Brooks Hoffman Health Center has openings for a part time night RN and per diem RN’s for all shifts. All candidates must have a current RN license for NJ and be CPR certified. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and assessment skills, the ability to work independently as well as part of the health care team and a desire to work with outstanding adolescence.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide appropriate nursing care within the scope of RN practice.
  • Function as a member of the health care team to promote healthy practices and behaviors.
  • Care for ill and injured students on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all interactions. Keep accurate and timely patient records.
  • Respond to emergency situations on campus as they arise.
  • Communicate with the health care team, students and parents/guardians.
  • Perform duties assigned to maintain the patient flow such as checking medication and other supplies.
  • Assist with student registration at the start of the school year and emergency coverage.
  • Attend staff meetings, and participate in meeting the physical, psychological and social needs of the school community.

 

To Apply:

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

Administrative Assistant, Office of College Counseling

Blair Academy’s College Counseling office has an opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant.  This position provides high-level administrative support and technical assistance to members of the office while ensuring office operations are running effectively and efficiently.  The successful candidate will be highly organized and a creative problem solver who is able to work collaboratively and independently.  This individual reports to the Dean of College Counseling.  This job will include occasional evening and weekend work.

Duties and 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.)

  • Office Management
      • Administrative duties include, but are not limited to: assist students with all aspects of college process & testing; greet guests; answer and route phone calls; proofread memos/recommendations/letters; order supplies
      • Support three college counselors
      • Schedule meetings and spaces for all events
  • Record Keeping & Application Management
      • Provide data entry, maintain database(uploading transcripts, teacher recommendations, test scores, college visits etc.) and update student groups in Naviance each year
      • Prepare, upload and electronically submit all student materials to colleges by stated deadlines
  • Event Oversight
      • Coordinate College Visits and college alumni interviews
      • Coordinate and organize all aspects of the Blair College Fair & Junior Parents Day
      • Coordinate and organize two award ceremonies, Baccalaureate and Commencement each May
      • Organize meetings to review programs
      • Coordinate prize awards with Academic Office
      • Set-up & oversight of physical arrangements for Senior Class Assembly & Commencement  

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years previous office experience, preferably in an educational organization
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Database management programs ( Naviance experience a plus)
  • College Degree preferred.
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate MS Word and Excel skills
  • Experience with Google Drive
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Patient and Resourceful, polite and dependable

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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