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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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  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

    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 a part-time strength and conditioning coach. The successful candidate will be creative, possess a dynamic personality, be an expert in the field of strength and conditioning and be capable of creating and implementing a strength and conditioning program that meets the needs of a diverse group of athletes across a wide range of sports.

    Reports to: Director of Athletics

    Responsibilities:
    • Promote the necessity for strength and conditioning in the pursuit of athletic excellence to the wider NA community.
    • Design and implement sport specific training programs that include strength, speed, comprehensive running and change of direction programs for all of our athletes.
    • Work with Newark Academy's varsity head coaches to ensure that our athletes are prepared for the physical challenges of competition.
    • Manage a year-round program that allows athletes to move from sport to sport and out-of-season to in season seamlessly.
    • Design and implement summer strength and running program on campus.
    • Work with our athletic trainers in the rehabilitation of injured athletes.
    • Assist with the weekly/ monthly maintenance of the training facility.
    Requirements:
    • B.S. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education or a related field preferred.
    • A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association preferred
    • Hold either a C.S.C.S. or S.C.C.C.
    • Experience working with athletes in a college or high-school setting.
    • Experience in running and maintaining strength and conditioning facility.
    • Ability to work with athletes from novices to experienced athletes.
    • Experience in program design based on a needs analysis of the student athlete.
    • Be flexible with the presentation of training programs for teams and individual athletes.
    • Support multi-sport participation for student athletes.
    • Must be enthusiastic, possess excellent communication skills and be willing to work with a large number of people from diverse backgrounds in an independent school community.
    Approximately 20 hours per week, in the afternoon beginning at 2.30 pm. There will be summer workout planning and potential for both early and late sessions.

    To apply, submit resume and cover letter to jamosa@newarka.edu.  No phone calls, please.

    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.
  • Associate Director of Annual Giving

    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.”

    The Associate Director of Annual Giving is a core member of Newark Academy’s fundraising team who will participate in all facets of development including: donor identification and research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This individual will cultivate, solicit, and steward annual donors to the Annual Fund with a particular focus on encouraging increased philanthropic support. The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser capable of establishing strong relationships, collaborating with an effective team, and communicating with internal and external constituents.

    Reports to: Director of Development

    Responsibilities:
    • Works closely with Director of Development to develop multi-year, multi-channel annual giving strategy
    • Oversee and execute strategic plan for annual alumni giving
    • Manage and maintain a portfolio of ~150 Alumni donor prospects, with an emphasis on face-to-face cultivation
    • Develop and implement solicitation strategies for portfolio of prospects
    • Create and maintain comprehensive outreach calendar to track annual giving activity
    • Cultivate, steward, and promote engagement with Alumni in partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations
    • Develop and oversee the annual calendar of fundraising activities and events for alumni at all gift levels, including Reunion giving
    • Support Director of Development in managing portfolio of non-leadership Parent Giving
    • Partner with Assistant Director of Annual Alumni Giving to create appeals and communications to all constituents
    Qualifications:
    • 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit development work (preferably in an educational setting) and a track record that illustrates increasing responsibilities and broad-based experience
    • Experience in face-to-face cultivation and solicitation of major gifts and in all phases of annual giving, including writing/editing of solicitation materials and coordination of telephone and social media programs.
    • Experience in stewardship activities designed to retain and enhance existing donor relationships
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, parents, alumni and other constituents
    • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Flexibility, initiative, and the ability to thrive in a team environment
    • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
    • Proficiency with Blackbaud’s Raiser's Edge and NXT, Microsoft Office Suite and Google suite
    • Demonstrated ability to incorporate emerging technologies into fundraising strategies
    • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
    • Bachelor’s degree required

    Salary/Benefits:
    Commensurate with Experience

    To apply, submit resume and cover letter to lmulligan@newarka.edu. No phone calls, please.

    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.
  • Humanities Substitute Teacher

    Newark Academy offers an exceptional environment in which to teach students in grades 6-12. Its faculty is highly regarded in the New Jersey independent school community for its especially effective combination of rigor and compassion. Newark Academy also cultivates a diverse school community and is committed to fostering and maintaining a caring and inclusive environment that thrives on intellectual, social, and emotional interactions across differences. People of color make up 55 percent of the student body and 25 percent of the full-time teaching faculty. Located 35 miles from Manhattan in the suburb town of Livingston, New Jersey, Newark Academy’s 68-acre campus borders Morris and Essex Counties. 

    Newark Academy is seeking a long-term substitute teacher to join the humanities faculty and teach two sections of International Baccalaureate (IB) Philosophy HL, which is offered within the school’s very successful IB Diploma program for juniors and seniors. This position will cover for a leave starting August 2021 and intended to conclude October 2021, but may extend further. 

    The Newark Academy community seeks a candidate with a strong foundation teaching philosophy and writing. Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate is helpful but not required. The ideal candidate will have a passion for humanities and the experience to inspire students to think critically, write thoughtfully, and view the world from multiple perspectives.

    For this part-time substitute position, the teacher will need to be on campus four days out of Newark Academy’s six-day rotating schedule to teach their classes. Those classes do not meet two days within each cycle. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Prepare lessons, generally four sections, to deliver to assigned students. A framework for the units will be provided.
    • Integrate technology to engage students during in-person classes and remote learning scenarios.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to design and improve curriculum and engage students.
    • Meet school guidelines regarding grading, record keeping, and use of the learning management system to post information about classes.
    • Participate in school-wide activities such as workshops, special events and professional meetings.
    • Demonstrate flexibility and instructional agility in response to multiple teaching and learning scenarios in response to the coronavirus - in person, remote, and hybrid scenarios are all options as NA responds to health and safety guidelines.
    • Engage in the life of Newark Academy as a club sponsor, coach, and through various committees.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
    • Experience teaching humanities courses in middle school, upper school, or higher ed setting
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Experience working in independent schools is preferred but not required

    Diversity / Inclusion Statement:

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

    Coronavirus Plan:
    Newark Academy is taking all recommended measures to honor employee and student safety during this challenging time. Interviews and campus tours are being conducted using Zoom and will be re-evaluated as safety guidelines change. More information about how the Newark Academy community has emphasized health and safety during the pandemic can be reviewed on the NA Back To School pages of our website.

    To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and résumé, preferably as one PDF, to Traci Osterhagen, Dean of Faculty, at tosterhagen@newarka.edu.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Located 35 miles from Manhattan in the suburb town of Livingston, New Jersey, Newark Academy’s 68-acre campus borders Morris and Essex counties. Its faculty is highly regarded in the New Jersey independent school community for its especially effective combination of rigor and compassion. Newark Academy offers an exceptional environment in which to teach students in grades 6-12.

    Newark Academy cultivates a diverse school community and is committed to our responsibility for fostering and maintaining a caring and inclusive environment that thrives on intellectual, social, and emotional interactions across differences. Members of the Newark Academy community are encouraged to build trusting relationships with one another grounded in kindness and empathy. Through intentional, active and ongoing engagement of multiple voices, we strive to create an equitable environment where all members can have a sense of belonging to learn and grow as citizens of the world. 

    Newark Academy seeks to create a pool of individuals aligned with our mission to serve as Substitute Teachers in the Middle School and Upper 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 from administrators, faculty, or staff to support students and the teachers.
    • maintain requested records and leave notes for the teacher.

    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 resume to Traci Osterhagen, Dean of Faculty, at tosterhagen@newarka.edu.

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

    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.”
     
    The Newark Academy Teaching Fellows program provides recent college graduates who are aspiring educators with the opportunity to develop their professional craft under the guidance of Newark Academy’s master teachers. The one-year program includes a foundation of experiences and mentorships in and out of the classroom that are designed to introduce Fellows to the teaching profession and to support them as they begin their careers. The program further aims to expand the pool of educators in independent schools by encouraging and welcoming Fellows from diverse backgrounds.
     
    For the 2022-2023 school year, Newark Academy seeks two Fellows, one to teach primarily in Math, Science, and/or Health and the other to teach primarily in Arts, English, Humanities, and/or Language. Fellows have three primary roles:
     
    • Teacher: Fellows teach one course. As classroom teachers, Fellows are responsible for preparing lessons, collaborating with colleagues, and meeting school guidelines regarding grading, recordkeeping, and the use of the learning management system. Fellows are mentored by other teachers in their department and by the Department Chair.
    • Substitute Teacher / Student Supervisor. The Dean of Faculty and division principals call upon Fellows to substitute teach and/or cover supervisory duties as needed.
    • Coach/Activity Leader. Fellows assist in leading one significant extracurricular activity (e.g. coaching a sport, helping with the winter musical, assisting with DEI student programs).
     
    Fellows are supervised by the Director of Studies and will have opportunities for mentorship and job search support from the Newark Academy administration. Fellows are invited to participate in department meetings, faculty meetings, on-campus faculty professional development programs, and employee affinity groups. While the Fellows program begins in late August and ends in mid June, Fellows may be invited to participate in the Newark Academy Summer Session as teaching assistants before the start of the program.
     
    Successful candidates will be excited to immerse themselves in a diverse and academically rigorous school community. They will also be enthusiastic learners themselves and dedicated to supporting the academic and social-emotional development of adolescents.
     
    To apply, please send the following to fellows@newarka.edu:
    1. Resume
    2. Unofficial undergraduate transcript
    3. Response to each of the following questions (in a total of no more than 500 words):
      1. What has been your most meaningful educational experience as a student?
      2. Why are you interested in becoming a Teaching Fellow?
      3. In what field would you like to teach and why?
    4. Two letters of reference (if authors prefer to submit directly, they can email them to fellows@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.
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