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Joining Our Faculty and Staff

Newark Academy’s faculty and staff are the school’s greatest asset.  These professionals are both experts in their chosen field and also dedicated mentors who pride themselves on establishing deep, long-lasting relationships with their students. Every adult in the Newark Academy community takes seriously their responsibility for the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional well-being of our students. 

Just like the talented students they teach, faculty and staff members possess a passion for learning and limitless intellectual curiosity. The result is a vibrant and collegial community where learning and conversation extend far beyond the walls of the classroom. Faculty at Newark Academy love to collaborate both within departments and across disciplines. The school is fully committed to supporting the individual growth of its faculty and staff, while simultaneously ensuring that every community member feels a deep sense of belonging.

In short, Newark Academy is an extraordinary place to work, to learn, and to grow. Now that you’ve learned more about us, we would love to learn more about you.

Positions Available

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  • Assistant Director of Communications

    Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school, for grades 6- 12, located on a beautiful 68-acre campus in Livingston, NJ. The mission of Newark Academy is to “contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.”

    Newark Academy is seeking an experienced and motivated writing/editing professional to serve in the role of Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for developing and creating stories to illustrate Newark Academy’s mission and strategic goals and for sharing those stories with constituents in all categories.

    Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing

    • Work collaboratively with the Director of Communications and Marketing to plan each edition of LUMEN, the Newark Academy magazine and to:
      • Serve as the primary writer / editor of the magazine
      • Hire and oversee freelance writers, photographers, and illustrators (as needed) for production of the magazine
      • Serves as primary copy editor, fact-checker and proofreader for the magazine
      • Select all art to accompany magazine stories
      • Serve as the primary contact with the external design firm that provides layout and design for the magazine
      • Serve as the primary contact with the external printing company that provides production and distribution of the magazine
    • Work collaboratively with Director of Communications and Marketing to plan, write, edit, proofread and
      oversee production of other school print publications including the Annual Report on Giving, departmental
      brochures and collateral materials
    • Write and edit news stories to support community engagement and brand-building
    • Attend and staff key school functions, writing and posting news copy and collaborating with colleagues on social media coverage of the event
    • Develop informational emails for parent and alumni constituent groups - including writing, gathering existing content, editing and distribution
    • Work collaboratively with other members of the Advancement team to write and/or edit copy to support the school’s fundraising, alumni relations and admission efforts
    • Adhere to Newark Academy’s brand identity and written style guidelines on all communications
    • Proofread and edit a variety of content generated by colleagues including (but not limited to) electronic push pages, reports, and collateral publications
    • Write and submit press releases and pitch feature story ideas to media, as needed
    • Produce compelling and accurate website content and news updates
    • Organize content for the annual Back-to-School guide
      Work collaboratively with the Director of Communications and Marketing to oversee photo shoots with freelance photographers
    • Manage Newark Academy’s digital asset database including collecting and uploading photography from a variety of sources, categorizing and tagging photos and serving as the primary source for photography retrieval
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills,
    • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills, with excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent knowledge of grammar
    • Knowledge of Associated Press Style
    • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a team member in providing communications support to multiple school departments
    • The ability to create written content for informational, persuasive or technical purposes, depending upon the audience’s needs and school objectives
    • Ability to learn and retain nuances of numerous programs and initiatives in a large and busy school
    • Ability to work independently as well as take direction and feedback as part of the creative process
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Creativity, resourcefulness and a high degree of flexibility, as well as problem-solving ability
    • Ability to prioritize among competing goals and requests for the benefit of the School
    • Ability to maintain accurate records
    • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends
    • Experience working with content management systems (electronic email, website platforms)
    • Proficiency with Windows and Mac operating systems (Google, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) and platforms related to digital asset management and CRM.
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a communications-related field
    • A minimum of 3 years of professional writing/editing experience.
    • Successful candidates must be prepared to complete a writing / editing exercise as part of the hiring process

    The position is full-time, 12 months per year, and eligible for benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé and a writing sample to Director of Human Resources (sguelich@newarka.edu

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

    One of the oldest independent day schools in the United States, Newark Academy is a thriving community of 625 students grades 6-12, with outstanding faculty and 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.

    Newark Academy seeks to create a pool of individuals aligned with our mission to serve as Substitute Teachers in the middle and high school. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning and have the ability to:

    • demonstrate care and respect for all students by implementing the lessons provided by the teacher in a thoughtful manner.
    • be actively engaged with students in the classroom and other supervisory duties.
    • ensure that the time spent in class is treated as a critical resource for learning.
    • communicate expectations for classroom behaviors for students respectfully and fairly.
    • ask questions or seek help when needed form administrators, faculty, or staff to support students and the teachers.

    Ideal candidates will have classroom teaching experience and/or specific content expertise. These are on-call, pool positions for which daily assignments would be mutually agreed upon based on need and availability. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and résumé to Traci Osterhagen, Dean of Faculty, at tosterhagen@newarka.edu.

    Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment practices, scholarship aid and educational programs, Newark Academy upholds applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination.
Shaping independent education for grades 6-12 in Northern New Jersey