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  • Director of Auxiliary Services

    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 educational and/or business professional to serve in the role of Director of Auxiliary Services. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for developing and managing auxiliary revenue and expense streams impacting Newark Academy year-round.

    Reports to: ​Assistant Head of School for External Affairs

    Responsibilities:
    Business Development
    • Maximize revenue and manage costs related to ancillary services. These services include, but are not limited to:
      • Facilities rentals - year-round
      • School store operations
      • Non-paying facility use (e.g. New Jersey SEEDS, etc.)
      • Private transportation services
      • Other strategic partnerships
    • Develop marketing materials for use in attracting brand-aligned renters/partners
    • Identify potential community partners among national and local organizations whose brands closely align with Newark Academy’s in consultation with the Assistant Head of School for External Affairs
    • Conduct on-going business development activities, including face-to-face meetings with potential clients, related to the identification of potential new renters/partners
    • Develop and pursue annual revenue targets for facilities rentals in consultation with the Director of Business and Finance
    • Collaborate with the Director of Athletics, the Director of Summer Programs, and the Director of Operations regarding the availability of facilities for rentals
    • Represent Newark Academy in negotiations with renters and partners
    • Prepare contracts for renters per fee schedule and insure that all insurance and other protocols are met
    • Prepare billing for, and collections of proceeds from, all facility renters
    • Work collaboratively with the entire administrative team to meet these goals and the broader needs of the community
    Program Management
    • Manage transportation needs for student-teams and groups in collaboration with Middle School, June Term, Class Deans, Dean of Students
    • Collaborate with Athletics Department on transportation needs
    • Identify innovative and cost-effective solutions for transporting Newark Academy students to and from
      campus, including those students from Newark Academy’s emerging student recruitment markets, and share
      those recommendations with the Head of School and administrative team
    • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to provide renters/partners with a menu of available support
      services and the associated costs of those services
    • Select and implement technological solutions and/or platforms for efficient and effective management of
      facilities rentals, school store inventory management and point-of-sale system, transportation management. This responsibility includes working within Newark Academy’s current calendar/facilities management platform (FMX)
    • Partner with community stakeholders on initiatives involving auxiliary services, including custom apparel orders and transportation
    • Oversee one seasonal employee and parent volunteers in the daily operations of the School Store
    • Oversee daily transportation supervision
    • Prepare and maintain budgets for all Student Store and transportation budget lines
    • Provide Office of Business and Finance with monthly reports on charges to student accounts
    Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, facilities management, or related field
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in similar positions; experience in an independent school setting preferred
    • Experience in business development and/or entrepreneurial settings
    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
    • Proficiency with Windows and Mac operating systems (Google, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe
      Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) and platforms related facilities management and retail
      merchandising
    • Creativity, resourcefulness and a high degree of flexibility, as well as problem-solving ability
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a strong team
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong customer/client relations orientation
    • Proven negotiation skills
    • Ability to prioritize among competing goals and requests to meet Newark Academy’s strategic goals and objections
    This is a full-time, 12 month position. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume 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.
  • Director of Equity and Inclusion

    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 dynamic Director of Equity and Inclusion to provide leadership, vision, and support for the school’s efforts in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). The Director will serve as a member of the senior administrative team and report to the Head of School. The Director will lead existing programs, supervise Middle School and Upper School Equity and Inclusion Coordinators, and provide oversight and assessment of initiatives designed to promote equity, inclusion, and a greater sense of belonging among members of our diverse community of learners. As an academic administrator, the Director serves as the course coordinator for the Upper School Creating Community course and will teach one or two sections of this course.

    Reports to: ​Head of School        
           
    Responsibilities:     
    Student and Faculty Support:
    • Lead, develop, and implement initiatives and programs to foster a school climate reflective of our Community Commitments for Belonging
    • Oversee Newark Academy’s Bias Education and Response System aimed at addressing reported bias-related incidents that may occur inside or outside of the classroom.
    • Work with faculty and grade-level leaders to build cultural competency through special programs and ongoing processing of school, community, and national events
    • Work with E&I Coordinators and student leaders in the US and MS to equip students with tools for constructive communication around difficult issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Serve as a dynamic resource and support for underrepresented students and their families
    • Serve as a resource for diversity-related clubs and activities
    • Oversee the academic and social success of underrepresented students in concert with the School Counselors, Principals, and Dean of Students
    • Support and ensure the school’s ongoing development and implementation of a multiculturally competent curriculum
    • Serve as the course coordinator for the Upper School Creating Community course and teach one or two sections of this course.
    • Serve as a resource for teachers in addressing sensitive material intentionally addressed in the classroom, and with strategies to address everyday interactions on campus
    • Provide guidance, support, and formal professional development/capacity building for faculty and staff
    • Build strong relationships between and among students, parents, faculty, and staff, fostering trust, rapport, and collegiality in the school culture
    • Serve as a resource and support to the Newark Academy Parents Association (NAPA) and the Alumni Board of Governors in those organizations’ efforts to educate constituents and create thoughtful, diversity and inclusive programming. 
    Institutional Outreach and Planning:
    • Act as an essential participant and/or thought partner in institutional conversations and decision-making to help ensure ongoing commitment to DEIB
    • Strategically guide members of the school community, including the Board and Head of School, to review and develop policies and practices designed to promote greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
    • Work with the Director of Admissions and Admissions staff to attract and retain, welcome new families of color and with all families to build a culture of inclusion
    • Work with the Directors of Development and Alumni Relations to inform and engage donors and alumni to build understanding and buy-in regarding the school’s efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Participate in the recruitment and hiring of teaching and professional staff with the Dean of Faculty and the Director of Human Resources to attract and retain a diverse pool of candidates
    • Act as an advocate and “ombudsperson” for staff, students, or parents who encounter equity-related issues, and help them find the most appropriate route for dealing with particular concerns
    • Establish systems of accountability and promote the evaluation and continuous improvement of institutional diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals using data-driven metrics to measure success
    • Disseminate information on the impact and effectiveness of key diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging goals to all constituents by way of reports and presentations
    • Serve as a representative of the school at community and professional events, workshops, and conferences
    • Consult with Communications staff to assess the outreach plans of the school and see that the school’s “message” and communications regarding diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are being directed to a wide audience
    • Facilitate and coordinate school outreach activities in the broader NJ area

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree and will be trained and/or certified in social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will have experience developing, implementing, and leading initiatives and programs for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social-emotional learning (DIESEL). To be successful the person in this role will need to possess an intersectional and visionary understanding of social justice education, a strategic institutional understanding of the opportunities and challenges for diversity, equity and inclusion within independent schools, a proven track record of successfully advancing diversity initiatives, and the energy, passion, skill, compassion, political savvy, and the gravitas to work effectively with all constituents. 

    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: 
    This is a full time, 12 month position. Interested candidates should submit PDFs of a letter of interest and résumé/CV to abrennan@newarka.edu before April 30.
                        
    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.
  • English Teacher

    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. Learn more about Newark Academy on our website and Careers at NA page.

    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. NA  runs a very successful IB Diploma program for juniors and seniors. People of color make up 55% or the student body and 25% of the full-time teaching faculty. 

    We are seeking a full-time English teacher to join our teaching faculty starting August, 2021. The position will primarily be focused on the upper school, and future opportunities may include middle school classes. The ideal candidate will have a passion for literature and writing and the experience to inspire students reading, writing and critical thinking skills. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Prepare lessons to deliver to assigned students,  generally four sections.
    • 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, recordkeeping, 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 teaching English in middle school, upper school, or higher ed setting
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred
    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Experience working in independent schools preferred but not required 

    Diversity / Inclusion Statement:
    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.

    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.
  • Math Teacher

    Located 35 miles from Manhattan in the suburban town of Livingston, New Jersey, Newark Academy’s 68-acre campus borders Morris and Essex counties. Our faculty are highly regarded in the New Jersey independent school community for their especially effective combination of rigor and compassion. Newark Academy offers an exceptional environment in which to teach students in grades 6-12. Learn more about Newark Academy on our website and Careers at NA page.

    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. As part of this approach, NA runs a very successful IB Diploma program for juniors and seniors. People of color make up 55% or the student body and 25% of the full-time teaching faculty. 

    We are seeking a full-time mathematics teacher to join our teaching faculty starting August, 2021. The ideal candidate will have a passion both for working with upper school students and sharing mathematical knowledge. Our current needs are in teaching Geometry through Precalculus, at the college-preparatory and honors levels, with the possibility of teaching IB and/or AP courses as well.

    Responsibilities:
    • Prepare and deliver meaningful lessons to students; normal teaching load is four sections per year.
    • Integrate technology into instruction to engage students during in-person classes and under remote learning scenarios.
    • Professional collaboration with colleagues, particularly in areas of designing and refining curriculum.
    • Meet school guidelines regarding grading, recordkeeping, 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, advisor, and/or coach, and through various committees.

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

    Diversity / Inclusion Statement:
    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.

    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.
  • Media Support Specialist

    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 professional to serve in the role of Media Support Specialist. The successful candidate will promote and facilitate all aspects of the Information Technology Department’s service-oriented mission, with primary responsibility for audio-visual systems and equipment.

    Reports to: Director of Information Technology 

    Responsibilities
    • Coordinate with event organizers to ensure that A/V equipment is ready for use ahead of time, provide support during the event, and ensure that equipment is returned and stored properly at the conclusion of the event; manage support requests in the school’s event management system (FMX)
    • Staff the Circulation Desk / Technology Help Desk as an initial point of contact for all constituents; monitor the ticketing system to record, update, escalate, and resolve tickets in a timely manner
    • Train student and faculty operators on effective use of A/V systems in classrooms, meeting spaces, and the auditorium; conduct in-person training for individuals and groups
    • Create and update online support documentation; foster a culture of empowered self-help and troubleshooting
    • Manage equipment checkout system, including laptops, cameras, audio systems, and other peripherals; assist with maintaining accurate databases of hardware inventory, maintenance, and software installation
    • Assist with daily library operations, including reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection development; promote a balanced, current collection of print and digital resources that supports and enhances the curriculum
    • Oversee an inviting environment in the library that provides spaces for both collaboration and quiet study; assist with initiatives that further the growth of the school’s technology and media services program
    • Assist with the provisioning, deployment and maintenance of technology devices, such as laptops, iPads, and cameras
     
    Requirements: 
    • Bachelor’s degree in technology, information science or related field (preferred) 
    • 2-3 years of related experience, preferably in an educational setting
    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
    • Strong customer service orientation; tactful, patient, and courteous
    • Demonstrated time management skills; ability to prioritize support requests, work on multiple tasks with minimal supervision, and escalate support requests as necessary to ensure that all issues are resolved within acceptable timeframes
    • Exemplary attention to detail and strong organizational skills; ability to correlate multiple issues and identify systematic problems
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the proven ability to work with a variety of constituents; ability to explain technical details to users at various levels of comfort and expertise
    • Experience with vocal and instrument microphones and wireless microphone systems; ability to troubleshoot analog and digital audio and video issues
    • Familiarity with macOS and iOS software and devices, Google Suite, and Zoom
    • Knowledge of, and interest in, trends in media and technology
    • Availability to work before and after school, evenings and occasionally on weekends
    This is a full-time, 12 month position. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the Director of Information Technology (dkapferer@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.
  • Middle School Office Manager

    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 professional to serve in the role of Middle School Office Manager. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for managing the administrative office tasks in the middle school. This person will interact with students, teachers, and parents and must be capable of building strong relationships with each of these constituents.

    Reports to: ​The Middle School Principal

    Responsibilities:
    • Manages the operation of Newark Academy’s Middle School Office
      • Greets students, parents, and visitors entering the office and provides assistance
      • Manages student schedules and student data in MyNA
      • Manages middle school events on the FMX amd MyNA school calendars
      • Books transportation and trip arrangements for middle school events and Capstones
      • Manages schedules for after-school student supervision and arranges for stipend payments
    • Manages the planning and operational details for major middle school events:
      • Orientation, Middle School Winterfest, Parents Night, and 8th Grade Class Night
    • Oversee grades and comments in MyNA for middle school students
    • Complete morning and afternoon attendance reports and manage attendance records for all middle school students
    • Manages middle school locker assignment and combination distribution in MyNA
    • Manages course registration information for middle school students
    • Communicates with new families about placement testing and course registration
    • Creates and archives middle school transcripts
    • Manages and reconciles middle school budgets and middle school club accounts
    • Serve as a point of contact to assist students in solving problems and maintaining a positive school environment.
    • Manages student comportment in the middle school lobby, commons, and hallways
    • Manages student minor discipline cases in the absence of the Middle School Principal
    • Manages parent concerns and makes sure they are addressed promptly
    • Provides secretarial support to the Principal:
      • Maintains appointment calendar and schedules meetings
      • Compiles data for and prepares reports and lists
      • Formats and types correspondence, forms, memoranda, and reports
      • Attends meetings to record meeting minutes.
      • Orders supplies for middle school office
    Requirements
    • Love of working with children
    • Ability to prioritize among competing goals and work in an environment where there are frequent
      interruptions
    • Experience working with middle school students
    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
    • Creativity, resourcefulness and a high degree of flexibility, as well as problem-solving ability
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a strong team
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Good sense of humor
    • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in similar positions; experience in an independent school
      setting preferred
    • Proficiency with Windows and Mac operating systems (Google, Microsoft Office Suite, FMX, and
      Blackbaud)
    • Bachelor’s degree

    The Middle School Officer Manager is a full-time, 12-month position. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the Middle School Principal (tashburn@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.
  • Office Manager (Office of Admission and Enrollment Management)

    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 and the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management are seeking an Office Manager to join the Admissions Team and support Newark Academy and our annual admission and enrollment objectives. This position will work closely with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, the Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid, and the Admission Office staff to support the larger Newark Academy community and the annual enrollment or re-enrollment processes. This is a full time, 12-month position with hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

    Reports to: Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid

    Responsibilities
    • Serve as the primary support staff member for the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management, managing the daily office calendar for the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, overseeing the departmental calendar, offering administrative support to all team members.
    • Responsible for monthly budget management for the department accounts (excluding Financial Aid budget), including: maintenance of budget line item spreadsheet tracking amount spent by line-item, monthly reconciliation of monthly credit card charges and serving as first point-of-contact with Accounts Payable in the Business Office.
    • Act as the first point-of-contact for all admission related inquiries, communicating clearly and efficiently all requirements and deadlines for the admission and enrollment process.
      • Prepare and issue inquiry mailings weekly
      • Maintain a phone message and email log to ensure that contacts are routed to appropriate staff members and that all calls/emails are returned promptly.
      • Receive training and become proficient at the distribution of push pages, with content created by other members of the team.
    • Assist the Assistant Director of Admission in the planning, executing, and staffing of all Admission and Enrollment Management-related events, including scheduling of all events via FMX, coordinate all food and beverage and technology needs related to the events.
    • Schedule all prospective student and parent visits and interviews.
      • Work closely with the Associate Director of Admission to create schedules for student visits.
      • Coordinate, in consultation with other members of the admission team, the interview schedule.
      • Clearly communicate Office of Admission guests to the Front Office Manager in advance of scheduled visits and interviews.
    • In coordination with the Database Manager, process and upload admission documents and ISEE and SSAT score reports.
    • Assist Database Manager with issuing admission decisions and enrollment contracts. Responsible for ongoing email and phone contacts with all families until enrollment contracts are returned.
    • Support Admission Committee process, working  with the Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid and the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management to determine the schedule of meetings, then reserve all necessary rooms (via FMX) and coordinate all food and beverage  and technology needs related to the meeting of the admission committee.
    • Serve as the ISEE Test Site Supervisor, including working with Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid and Director of Admission and Enrollment Management to schedule ISEE test dates, reserve facilities and arrange staffing for admission testing days.
    • Organize and order all office supplies, as well as keep an inventory of office supplies.

    Skill Requirements

    • Two to five years of administrative assistance experience in a fast-paced office setting is preferred.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and courteously with a diverse population of students, parents, alumni, and colleagues.
    • Strong organization and project management skills, with the proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines.
    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Experience with one or more CRM database systems, preferably a student enrollment database system.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and GSuite, with ability to quickly learn other school-related software as needed.
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
    • Bachelor's degree required.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Alexis Sommers, Director of Admission Operations and Financial Aid at asommers@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.
  • Science Teacher (Maternity Leave)

    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. Learn more about Newark Academy on our website and Careers at NA page.

    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. NA  runs a very successful IB Diploma program for juniors and seniors. People of color make up 55% or the student body and 25% of the full-time teaching faculty. 

    We are seeking a full-time Science teacher to work the first semester (approximately the end of August to mid-December - TBD) of the 2021-22 school year. The position will primarily be focused on the Upper School (biology-9th grade), but may include Middle School classes. The ideal candidate will have a passion for scientific thinking, science content, and the experience to inspire students through hands-on, active, lab-based classes. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Prepare lessons to deliver to assigned students, generally four sections.
    • 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, recordkeeping, 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 teaching science in middle school, upper school, or higher ed setting
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred
    • Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Experience working in independent schools preferred but not required 

    Diversity / Inclusion Statement:
    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.

    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

    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.
  • 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 2021-2022 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, which will require approximately equal amount of time in a typical week:

    • 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.
    • Teacher’s Assistant. Each quarter, Fellows are paired with a member of the faculty and join two of this teacher’s courses as a teacher’s assistant. Fellows start the quarter by observing the teacher and may play an increasingly active role in the teaching of the course over time. Over the course of the year, Fellows learn from four mentor teachers.
    • Substitute Teacher / Student Supervisor. The Dean of Faculty and division principals call upon Fellows to substitute teach and/or cover supervisory duties as needed.

    Additionally, beyond the school day, 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 entire 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):
      • What has been your most meaningful educational experience as a student?
      • Why are you interested in becoming a Teaching Fellow?
      • 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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