Careers at NA

Newark Academy’s exceptional faculty is recognized for its longevity as well as its high percentage of advanced degrees. The average tenure of teachers at NA is 13 years, characterized by a collegial atmosphere and a good relationship with eager, bright students. Faculty members connect with students in the classroom and beyond, and they are valued for their ability to empower and encourage students in all aspects of school life.

Positions Available

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  • Admissions Database Manager

    Department of Admission and Enrollment Management
    Database Manager
     
    One of the oldest independent day schools in the United States, Newark Academy is a thriving community of 597 students grades 6-12, with an outstanding faculty and consistent administrative leadership. Located in suburban Northern New Jersey, Newark Academy is a highly selective, academically rigorous school distinguished by the deep connections fostered between students and teachers, a commitment to diversity of people and ideas, and an institution-wide commitment to excellence.
     
    The Database Manager will join a dynamic five-person team of admission professionals who are responsible for all aspects of Newark Academy’s student recruitment, enrollment and financial aid services. The Database Manager will serve this team as well as to assist Newark Academy’s Director of Technology in the integration of that admission/enrollment database with compatible systems, all of which are built on the Blackbaud platform,  used by other departments of the school. This position is full-time, 12 month position. 
     
    Reports to: Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the liaison between the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management and Blackbaud. 
    • Serve as the liaison between the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management and the Department of Technology.  
    • Monitor and maintain admission and enrollment records in the Blackbaud system, which includes inquiries, applications, event registration, supplemental materials submissions, admission notification communications and enrollment/re-enrollment contracts.
    • Schedule ongoing end-user system training for all members of the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management staff. 
    • Create and maintain set of policies and clear procedures to ensure efficient data flow and data integrity of the admission/enrollment management system and champion best practices in data culture. 
    • Facilitate system collaboration by members of the Admission and Enrollment Management team.
    • Meet regularly (weekly) with the Director of Technology on issues related to school-wide systems integration and management. 
    • Support inter-departmental collaboration within the Blackbaud system, working in conjunction with data managers in Academics, Advancement and Office of Finance.
    • Attend and participate in admission/enrollment management staff meetings, with an eye toward offering technology-driven solutions to emerging issues. 
    • Provide log-in and end-user technical support to families of current and prospective students in order to facilitate timely, accurate completion of the online application and submission of supporting documents required in the admission process. 
    • Evaluate all system upgrades and/or add-on features and make recommendations to the Directors of Admission and Technology regarding implementation. 
    • Generate standard reports and create custom reports from the system in order to assist admission/enrollment staff in managing departmental metrics.
    • Manage imports/exports between Blackbaud products and other platforms as needed. 
    • Maintain historical data in the system to ensure accurate and efficient reporting of year-over-year data. 
    • Initiate and complete annual “rollover” of enrolled students to the appropriate system managed by Newark Academy’s academic team. 
    • Identify opportunities for improvements in data use in order to streamline and automate admission/enrollment management and financial aid processes.
    • Perform system troubleshooting for all members of the team.
    • Conduct regular system audits to identify issues and offer recommendations for process improvement. 
     
     
    Requirements: 
    • Bachelor’s degree in systems, database management, information science or related field (preferred)
    • 2-3 years of related experience, preferably in an educational setting
    • Demonstrated knowledge of data management standards, best practices and procedures 
    • Database management certifications (preferred)  
    • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
    • Exemplary attention to detail
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and multiple priorities simultaneously 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills and the proven ability to work with a variety of constituents 
    • Knowledge of trends in data management, technology in education and client service
    • This position may require evenings and weekend work.
    For consideration, please submit a cover letter and current resume to sguelich@newarka.edu No telephone calls, please. 
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  • Middle School English Teacher

    Newark Academy
    Livingston, NJ
    Full Time Middle School English for 2020-2021
     
    Newark Academy is hiring for a 7th grade English teacher. The teaching load is four sections, and, as in most independent schools, teachers are expected to contribute to the extra curricular life of the school. The ability to coach, advise, or lead trips will enhance a candidate's profile. Start date: August 20, 2020.
     
    Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment practices, scholarship and educational programs, Newark Academy upholds applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. 
     
    Interested applicants should forward a resume, a letter on teaching philosophy, transcript(s), and either two written letters of recommendation or two references with contact information to Von Rollenhagen, dean of faculty, at vrollenhagen@newarka.edu.
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    Mathematics Department Position for August 2020
    Newark Academy
    Livingston, NJ

    Newark Academy is hiring for an Upper School Mathematics Teacher. This opening will likely involve the teaching of geometry and Calculus. The teaching load will be four sections.  As in most independent schools, teachers are expected to contribute to the extra curricular life of the school. The ability to coach, advise, or lead trips will enhance a candidate's profile.   

    Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment practices, scholarship and educational programs, Newark Academy uphold applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination.  

    Interested applicants should forward a resume, a letter on teaching philosophy, transcript(s), and either two written letters of recommendation or two references with contact information to Von Rollenhagen, dean of faculty, at vrollenhagen@newarka.edu.
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Teaching at NA

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  • Beginning a Career at Newark Academy

    All teachers new to Newark Academy, regardless of experience level, are assigned an official mentor who serves as that teacher's confidante and guide through the adjustments and challenges of the first year.

    In addition to the confidential nature of the relationship with a mentor, new teachers have the benefit of hands on curricular guidance from department heads and peers. Department meetings are held regularly throughout the year to discuss pedagogy and review curricula.
  • Collegiality

    Newark Academy faculty members have a high regard for the excellence of their colleagues. It is common in our community for teachers to visit classes of colleagues from other disciplines. When schedules allow, some teachers have arranged to take introductory language classes or sit in on an extended unit in a philosophy seminar.

    While specific departments retain their autonomy, efforts are made to map the curriculum vertically and horizontally so that teachers can see where their lessons are corresponding in ways that benefit student learning. The Curriculum Committee at Newark Academy functions on an ad hoc basis and is comprised of teachers from each of the academic disciplines.

    An essential component of the collegiality that exists at Newark Academy is the expectation that each administrator teach at least one academic class. As you will see, teaching is valued at Newark Academy in ways that go beyond the assurance of a healthy working environment.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    Newark Academy's teachers educate their students in an environment where the integrity of the profession is secured by a Board of Trustees and an Administrative Staff that insists upon due respect from colleagues, parents and students. Essential to the maintenance of a healthy work environment is the Academy's commitment to fair and equitable annual compensation.

    Additionally, Newark Academy's faculty has access to significant benefits and programs that are meant to instill enthusiasm, foster intellectual curiosity and build confidence in jobs well done. Each year benefits and salary ranges are published in the Newark Academy Faculty Handbook. Some of the highlights include:
    • Salaries in the top 10% of NJAIS schools for each age/experience category
    • Health Insurance under a PPO plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Flex Spending Accounts to recover unreimbursed medical and dependent care expenses
    • Disability Benefits
    • Life Insurance
    • Security Deposit No-Interest Loan
    • Pension Plan through TIAA-CREF
    • Summer Sabbatical Opportunities
  • Living Arrangements

    One of the challenges of working in the New York tri-state area is finding the right place to live. Newark Academy assists in this important step by offering assistance with the housing search. Several benefits exist to assist with the financial pressures of securing appropriate housing.

    Livingston is in the heart of suburban northern New Jersey, 10 miles west of Newark—home to some of the East Coast's most savory ethnic restaurants, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and several important museums. A 40-minute car ride will get you to Midtown Manhattan. Bus and train service runs regularly to New York City from nearly every suburb. In addition, this cosmopolitan location provides easy access to major universities including Princeton and Columbia.
     
    Morris County, which begins on the western edge of Newark Academy's campus, boasts some of the most spectacular state and federal parks in the mid-Atlantic region. Morristown, three miles from Livingston, is home to the several thousand acre Jockey Hollow National Park and the Great Swamp Nature Preserve. Thirty-five miles west is the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware Water Gap.
     
    Newark Academy's faculty live in communities which are typically suburban, including Livingston, West Orange, Maplewood, Summit, Madison and Morristown. Those interested in closer proximity to Manhattan have traditionally rented in Weehawken or Hoboken, small, safe cities that offer a five-minute journey to either Greenwich Village or the Theater District. Teachers intent on more rural environs commute from New Jersey's western-most counties and, in a few instances, from the Pennsylvania towns located along the Delaware River.
  • Professional Growth

    Newark Academy's commitment to the ongoing education of its faculty is complemented by the many high quality graduate schools located in New Jersey and New York City. Every year close to 10% of the faculty works toward advanced degrees. Newark Academy is the only school in the NJAIS community committed to covering the full cost of graduate school tuition for its faculty.

    Additionally, Newark Academy's commitment to creating an intellectually vital community is evident in the school's desire to have teachers attend seminars and conferences that enrich each teacher's understanding of his or her craft and discipline. Again, the full cost of attending these conferences is covered by the school.