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

How to Apply—Staff Positions

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

Advancement Associate

Blair Academy’s Office of Advancement has an opening for a twelve-month, full time Advancement Associate. This position will provide administrative and clerical support to the Assistant Director of Advancement for Parent Relations, the Director of Alumni Relations, and other team member’s within the Advancement Office. The successful candidate must be highly organized, have superb communication skills and have the ability to multitask. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Advancement for Parent Relations.

Description:

(This description is not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.)

  • Answer and direct incoming phone calls
  • File, scan, collate, mail, fax and deliver documents and correspondence
  • Run queries and exports
  • Prepare newsletters, programs, invitations, nametags, postcards, memo’s for both internal and external distribution
  • Assist in the coordination of alumni and parent events such as Parents’ Weekend, Grandparents’ Day, Alumni Weekend and Blair Today

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and two years of experience, or equivalent
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Discretion and confidentiality a must
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team to advance the mission of the School

How 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.

Assistant Controller

The Blair Academy Business Office has an opening for a twelve-month Assistant Controller. This person will work closely with the Controller and Chief Operating Officer to ensure that internal controls and policies in financial reporting are being followed in order to prevent inaccuracies in accounting. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with colleagues and have previous accounting and/or finance success, ideally at a not for profit organization or school.

Description:

(This position description is not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions)

  • Process all student receivable charges and receipts to ensure accuracy
  • Process all student invoices
  • Process student loans and all aspects of the enrollment process as related to the Business Office
  • Reconcile student tuition accounts
  • Monitors tuition payment plans with 3rd party vendors
  • Reconcile bank accounts for operating account
  • Oversee student debit cards account charges and billing
  • Monitor golf course daily receipts
  • Assist controller in producing accurate and timely financial statements
  • Assist in the month end closing and financial reporting process
  • Assist in special projects as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience, or equivalent
  • High level of computer and technical skills using desktop software, databases and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Software, most importantly excel; Blackbaud experience a plus)
  • Experience in education or non-profit a plus
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, families, vendors and colleagues
  • Professional demeanor

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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