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

Director of Counseling/School Counselor

Scope of Position

The School seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Counseling/School Counselor. The counselor is responsible for providing individual counseling to students who need emotional support, assisting with referrals to consulting psychologists/psychiatrists and coordinating student care with the Health Center. The counselor is on-call and available 24/7 to address emergency mental health issues. Further responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing the health curriculum, the health budget and the health committee; managing communication with parents, faculty and administrators; and advising support/guidance organizations. Qualified candidates should be licensed clinical therapists with significant experience working with adolescents.

Understanding the boarding school world is an essential aspect of the job; thus, experience in this setting is preferred. Additional responsibilities will be assigned to the successful candidate as a faculty member at a boarding school, and he or she should embrace the collaborative nature of this educational environment as an energetic, engaged and active member of the community.

Math Teacher

Blair Academy seeks an experienced mathematics teacher for employment beginning in the 2015-2016 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. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced subject-area (mathematics) degree and five years of teaching experience. Candidates must be able to teach all levels, Algebra 1 through Multi-Variable Calculus.The position includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities and coaching.

How to Apply—Staff Positions

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

Director of Stewardship

Description:

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

  • Oversee the stewardship of Major and Planned Gifts
  • Acknowledge special gifts (Head of School and Trustees), births, weddings etc.
  • Oversee scholarship donor program(scholarship assignment and student thank you letters) and special projects (donor wall)
  • Manage prizes and other major gifts that need annual stewardship
  • Coordinate Leadership dinner and all dedications
  • Maintain the deceased process (obituary for Bulletin, letter from Head of School, widow follow-up)
  • Prepare and send annual endowed fund reports to donors and prepare monthly tribute reports for gifts given “in memory of” Blair constituents
  • Establish and oversee consecutive donor recognition society and the lifetime donor recognition program
  • Assist with advancement events as needed ( Alumni Weekend, Parents’ Weekend etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience working with high level constituents a plus
  • Experience working in a school environment and in event planning a plus
  • Discretion and confidentiality a must
  • 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.


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