Employment Opportunities

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, two to three letters of recommendation, and a current transcript (which may be unofficial) should be forwarded to Lorry Perry by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600 or, by email at .

Physics Position

Position Available:  

Blair Academy seeks a Physics teacher for employment beginning in the 2019-2020 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 of ideal candidates.  Strong preference will be given to applicants with an advanced, subject-area degree and five years of teaching experience.  Candidates must be able to teach all levels, through AP Physcis C: Electricity and Magnetism.  The position includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. 

School Setting:  

Blair Academy is a co-educational, grade 9-postgraduate boarding school situated on 460 hilltop acres just minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and approximately one hour west of New York City.  The school is 80 percent boarding, possesses exceptional facilities and faculty housing, and is committed to the continuing education of the faculty. Learn more about our campus and programs at the School’s website at www.blair.edu.

How to Apply:  

Please send a résumé and brief letter of interest to Lorry Perry, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty at perryl@blair.edu, followed by transcripts (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 professional or academic references.

Please contact Lorry with questions or for further information regarding the school.

Blair Academy seeks and supports faculty members who enliven and strengthen our community through their contributions to our classrooms, extracurricular activities and their desire to bring people together in a welcoming, inclusive community.  We are committed to hiring people from a diversity of backgrounds.  We do not discriminate against any applicants, as we ensure equal employment opportunities for all. 

Spanish Position

Position Available:  

Blair seeks an experienced Spanish teacher for the 2019-2020 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 A.P. and lower levels.  The position also includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. 

School Setting:

Blair Academy is a co-educational, grade 9-postgraduate boarding school situated on 460 hilltop acres just minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and approximately one hour west of New York City.  The school is 80 percent boarding, possesses fine facilities and faculty housing, and is committed to the continuing education of the faculty.  The campus and programs may be viewed at the school’s website, www.blair.edu.

How to Apply:  

Please send a résumé and brief letter of interest to Lorry Perry, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty at perryl@blair.edu, followed by transcripts (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 professional or academic references.

Please contact Lorry with questions or for further information regarding the school.

Blair Academy seeks and supports faculty members who enliven and strengthen our community through their contributions to our classrooms, extracurricular activities and their desire to bring people together in a welcoming, inclusive community.  We are committed to hiring people from a diversity of backgrounds.  We do not discriminate against any applicants, as we ensure equal employment opportunities for all. 

How to Apply: Staff Positions

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

Controller

Blair Academy is searching for an experienced Controller to join the Business Office team.  This position is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records and overseeing all accounting systems, policies, procedures, reporting, analysis and auditing for all of the school’s financial activity.  The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with colleagues and have previous accounting and/or finance success, ideally at a non-profit organization or independent school.  The Controller reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is a full-time, exempt position.

Description: 

  • Ensure the school complies with all applicable accounting procedures and standards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Maintains accurate records and books for all school funds including operating, endowment, restricted and plant funds
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly reconciliations of the school’s financial statements, statement of activities, annual budgets and budget adjustments
  • Manage the general ledger accuracy and the full calendar of accounting-related activities; work with COO to help manage all endowment related accounting and reporting.
  • Assist the COO to plan, facilitate and coordinate the annual financial audit, 403b audit and tax returns with external auditors
  • Assist the COO with the preparation of the school’s operating budget, monthly balance sheet, income statement and investment holdings
  • Work with external auditors and COO to prepare annual 990 and make sure 5500 tax returns are filed
  • Provides customer service support to parents and internal employees with financial matters
  • Assist COO with coordination and documentation of Board sub-committees (Budget, Buildings & Grounds & Investment)
  • Ability to assist with payroll as needed
  • Other tasks and duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; with advanced degree or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or independent school
  • Knowledge and experience in accounts receivable, payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, financial statements and fund accounting
  • Advanced level of computer and technical skills (Microsoft Office Software, most importantly excel; Blackbaud experience a plus)
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students, families, vendors and colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, strategic, mathematical and quantitative skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff

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:

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

Laboratory Technician

Blair Academy’s Department of Science has an opening for a part-time Laboratory Technician to begin in August 2019. This 10-month position will provide assistance to the School’s faculty members in the science department by assisting with general laboratory maintenance and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. The successful candidate will be highly organized and collaborative and have the ability to work quickly and independently. This position is considered non-exempt and part-time and will report to the Science Department chairperson. 

Duties and Responsibilities: (The following list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.) 

● Demonstrates safe laboratory practices 
● Responsible for cleanliness and organization of the laboratory 
● Maintains glassware by picking-up, cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing. 
● Keeps laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; maintains proper MSDS documentation. 
● Supports teachers: setting up and breaking down labs, prep and standardize solutions, help organize a lab-use schedule (to be shared with communications) and monitoring chemicals needed and equipment for upcoming labs
● Calibration, validation and maintenance of equipment 
● Researching and testing alternative laboratory experiments 
● Suggest equipment that keep the lab updated and modernized 
● Oversee student make-up labs 
● Oversee use of and support students’ use of the Independent Research Lab 
● Assist with other tasks as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

● Minimum Associate’s degree in a relevant Scientific discipline required. 
● Minimum 3 years of lab experience 
● Broad understanding of safety,and laboratory hygiene 
● Good level of conceptual and analytical thinking. 
● Good communication skills, verbal and non-verbal required. 
● Ability to comprehend and follow standard operating procedures and test methods 
● Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask 
● Operates with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment 
● Strong organization, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills 

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, cover letter and salary requirement should be forwarded to Human Resources, Blair Academy, PO Box 600, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email to HR@blair.edu. No phone inquiries, please. E.O.E.