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 Maria Bowditch by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600 or, by email at .

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 Health Services

Blair Academy seeks a full-time Director of Health Services to provide overall health services for the Blair community and oversee the operation of the J. Brooks Hoffman Health Center. This is a 12-month, exempt position.

A candidate for this position must be a registered nurse or nurse practitioner, licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey, who has a special interest in adolescent health care and who understands the particular needs of students living in a boarding school community. The Director of Health Services reports directly to the Associate Head of School and assumes primary responsibility for identifying health issues, evaluating needs, and implementing and coordinating the health care of a school community of approximately 350 boarding students and 100 day students.

The Director of Health Services also oversees and schedules the nursing staff, as well as psychologists who contract individually with students. The Director of Health Services provides unique perspectives on the health and safety of Blair students, ensuring the strong and visible presence of the Health Center within the school community. Responsibilities also include the management of all facilities operations as they relate to the medical/nursing needs of the J. Brooks Hoffman Health Center, as well as confirmation of the professional certifications of both Health Center staff and contract health care providers who have contact with students, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities related to direct primary care:

●Supervise and/or administer primary care; provide assessment, examination and referrals according to written medical directives; collect accurate health-related data.

●Provide follow-up care, including medication, treatments and healthcare information.

●Collaborate with school physician, athletic trainers and other health service personnel in establishing diagnosis, plan of care and evaluation.

●Assess data collected and make primary decisions on the health management of individual students, faculty and staff. Initiate counseling and health education to allow patients to cope with presenting issues, as necessary.

●Assume responsibility for follow-up services, such as laboratory work, tests and referrals to specialists and therapists, as well as respond to medical directives for referral of seriously ill patients to the school physician.

●Routinely act as second-opinion consultant for nursing staff.

●Serve as a member of the Crisis Response Team to establish and communicate school protocols for emergent public health issues (e.g., SARS, H1N1 and Ebola).

●Serve as a member of the counseling team and the monitors group.

●Assist with the scheduling of on- and off-campus appointments with psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists and collaborate with the Director of Counseling to assess counseling needs of students and make appropriate referrals.

●Make appropriate recommendations to the Associate Head of School regarding student assessment, counseling, medical leaves and follow-up care and strategies.

●Maintain communication between school, parents and health professionals, coordinating provisions of health services for faculty, administrators and staff.

Responsibilities related to management of medical operations:

●Maintain patient clinical areas.

●Maintain inventory of all medications, medical supplies and equipment. Regularly communicate with medical supply and pharmaceutical distributors. Order supplies as needed, within budgetary parameters.

●Maintain daily surveillance of emergency medical equipment and controlled substances.

●Maintain proper state and federal licensing for dispensary and medical waste transportation, ensuring compliance with the DEA and other agencies.

●Maintain updated policy and procedure manual.

●File county, state and federal reports on immunization and clinic licensure.

●Notify and file township, county and state forms for reportable communicable diseases.

●Initiate and maintain administrative functions of the Health Center through the use of information technology and electronic medical records as deemed appropriate by school administrators.

Other assigned responsibilities:

●Hire, train, staff, schedule and supervise the nursing staff.

●Perform annual evaluation of the nursing staff, identifying areas for individual improvement, as well as ways to improve the overall quality of health care for the community.

●Participate as a member of various school committees (not limited to those already mentioned in this job description).

●Attend faculty meetings, monitor meetings and counseling group meetings.

●Perform additional duties as directed, including those related to health education and programming.

●Oversee and coordinate community initiatives, such as health fairs and blood drives.

Qualifications:

●BSN required; MSN preferred with at least 5 years of experience.

●RN licensed in the State of New Jersey.

●Certification with NASN or willing to become certified.

●Current CPR certification or willing to become certified in approved course.

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:

Résumé, letter of interest, undergraduate/graduate school transcript(s) and 2 letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Jackie Roecker, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email, to hr@blair.edu. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2018.

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

User Support Specialist

Blair Academy’s Technology Office has an opening for a full-time User Support Specialist. This position provides daily technical support to students, faculty and staff, and supports faculty in educational technology uses. Technical support includes the use of computer hardware and software, printer support and installation, audiovisual equipment, and telephones. The User Support Specialist reports to the Director of Technology.

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.)

●Computer Support and Deployment

○Oversee deployment of Windows and Apple client computers; reformat and redeploy laptops and workstations as needed.

○Support faculty and staff in use of laptops and computers; recommend hardware and software purchases; implement, test, maintain and support hardware and software products adopted by faculty and staff.

○Maintain knowledge on current technology by reading technology periodicals, evaluating new technologies and attending trade-shows, technical seminars and training sessions.

●Audiovisual Support

○Handle end-user phone calls and trouble tickets and provide support for audio visual, projectors, and video conferencing equipment

○Setup and test new equipment when it is released.

○Set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, and related electronic equipment for guest speakers, meetings, conventions, and presentations.

●General Technical Support

○Work with users to provide technical support for client telephones, mobile devices, and printers.

○Inform the Director on all matters related to technical operations, recommending corrective action as needed. Assists other technical staff as needed.

○Coordinate with the technical staff to ensure that laptops and workstations are operational and that hardware and software are patched and/or updated;

Qualifications:

●Associate’s degree or higher in computer related field preferred.

●Experience with computer deployment and audiovisual support preferred.

●3+ years experience working in a professional environment, educational environment preferred.

●Strong writing, speaking and interpersonal skills.

●High level of confidentiality

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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