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.

History Teacher

Blair Academy seeks an experienced History teacher for employment beginning in 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 applicants with an advanced, subject-area (history) degree, five years or more of teaching experience, and demonstrated interest in non-Western history. Candidates must be able to teach all levels, through Advanced Placement. The position includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. Blair actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Chaplain/Religion & Philosophy Department Chair

Blair Academy seeks a Chaplain/Religion and Philosophy Department Chair for full-time employment beginning in August 2017 Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and should possess an exceptional work ethic, a commitment to teaching excellence and collegiality, strong communication skills, a sense of humor and excellent discretion in handling sensitive or confidential information. A demonstrated talent for, and interest in, addressing the spiritual needs of a community is essential. Strong preference will be given to candidates with broad and deep experience with service-learning, pastoral care, classroom teaching and liturgy. A master’s level theological degree or equivalent clinical training in chaplaincy, public worship, or liturgical planning is required; ordination is preferred. 

Expectations and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Serve as Chair of the Religion & Philosophy Department.
  • Teach two-three courses in both the fall and spring semesters focusing on topics such as world religions, ethics, philosophy, service-learning or other interdisciplinary courses tbd.
  • Develop and lead community service offerings that amplify Blair’s commitment to and culture of global citizenship and local community service.
  • Serve as a spiritual counselor and offer pastoral care to students and faculty.
  • Oversee spiritual programs including weekly Chapel and Vespers services; organize and preside over Convocation, Christmas Vespers and Baccalaureate services.
  • Ensure faculty oversight to various student faith-based groups (e.g, Christian Fellowship, Jewish Union) and maintain budgets/oversee expenses of these groups.
  • Participate in various committee work including serving on the School’s Inclusivity Committee.

Blair Academy actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Blair, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

The Chaplain reports to the Head of School. In addition, this full-time faculty position includes some combination of dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities and/or coaching.

How to Apply—Staff Positions

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

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

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. This position reports to the Director of Annual Giving.

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.)

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit Blair Fund gifts from assigned classes.
  • Identify, recruit and engage volunteers for class outreach and/or solicitation
  • Work with reunion classes to encourage annual giving and reunion attendance
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects and steward prospects within assigned classes
  • Organize and facilitate all components of the senior gift and student ambassador programs
  • Coordinate college visits to engage young alumni
  • 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

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.


Director of Alumni Relations

The Director of Alumni Relations will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a growth-oriented alumni program (engagement, giving and communication). The successful candidate will be able to build long-term relations with the School’s alumni and work in a collaborative environment to implement all alumni fundraising, events, activities and communications. Some travel and evening/weekend work is required. This position reports to the Director of Advancement.

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.)

  • Develop and implement strategies to encourage increased alumni connection, involvement with Blair, and participation in the Annual Fund
  • Oversee annual alumni events and activities
  • Oversee and manage the class volunteers to plan successful activities for reunion
  • Coordinate the alumni networking program
  • Compile and edit class notes for the Blair Bulletin
  • Manage and monitor alumni social media groups and pages(Facebook, LinkedIN) as well as Alumni section of the website
  • Maintain regular communication with alumni regarding alumni related activities via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web page, and print publications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years experience in alumni relations or fundraising
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership
  • Strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team to advance the mission of the School

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.


Administrative Assistant, Admission Office

The Blair Academy Office of Admission has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Blair’s admission office process over 1100 applications every year, making this role a very important one. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be highly organized and have the ability to coordinate and support all activities within the department. The Administrative Assistant, Admission Office will report directly to the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Communications.

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.)

  • Provide general administrative and clerical assistance to team members within the department
    • Answer and direct incoming phone calls/email (heavy phone and email communication)
    • Coordinate interview schedule for all visiting applicants as well as faculty/administration
    • Greet prospective families (parents and applicants) as well as other guests in the Blair Room
    • Manage calendars as needed
    • Gather, review and distribute mail
    • Prepare mailings
    • Prepare and organize student files
    • Ordering of office supplies
  • Event/Trip Oversight
  • Scheduling of domestic and international school fairs and admission trips
  • Open House, Re-visit Day, Spring Preview organization: RSVP list, registration materials

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience in an administrative support role with an emphasis on greeting visitors
  • Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Patient and resourceful, polite and dependable
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays during peak season and holidays when needed

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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