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Working at MKA

When you join the MKA faculty and staff, you will meet committed and enthusiastic professionals who deeply engage in their work with young people. MKA continuously seeks to add to its ranks educators who not only are experts in their fields of study, but also take a creative and flexible approach to working with students and with each other.

We look for educators who see themselves as learners. MKA’s robust faculty development program supports teacher growth in a variety of ways: teachers attend in-house summer enrichment workshops, participate in national conferences, create curriculum with the support of school-sponsored grants, and develop personalized, inquiry-based questions to drive their learning during the school year.

Teachers new to MKA should expect to join a faculty in full swing, one that examines current research, considers new instructional strategies, explores new uses of technology, and collaborates to develop ideas. Also, they should expect to work deliberately and persistently with their peers to create a collegial and collaborative atmosphere based on mutual respect, intellectual curiosity, and institutional loyalty. MKA promotes an inclusive environment that celebrates differences and supports all members of our community.

Our salaries and benefits are competitive with other leading independent day schools of similar size in the East. Across-the-board raises, merit pay, and special one-time bonuses shape the structure of our compensation. Our benefits package, which includes dental and life insurance, is among the strongest of all private schools in New Jersey. Opportunities for administrative experience are also available as the school takes pride in cultivating its own leadership.

Employment Opportunities

It is MKA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background or disability not related to the requirements for being a successful employee at MKA. We especially welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to MKA’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences.

Montclair Kimberley Academy is an innovative Pre-K – 12 independent day school with a strong national reputation and a recognized 1:1 laptop program and is seeking the positions below.

TRI-CAMPUS:

Director of Annual Giving

MKA is seeking a Director of Annual Giving. The Director of Annual Giving is an instrumental member of Montclair Kimberley Academy’s Development Department, responsible for designing and implementing all fundraising activities relating to the annual giving program. S/he will develop a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies including email, direct mail, phone calls, personal visits, and volunteer engagement. This is a 12-month exempt, in-person position with appropriate vacation periods, as outlined in the personnel policies handbook. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a cover letter to Lois Montorio, Deputy Director of Development.


Graphic Design and Communications Specialist

MKA is seeking a Graphic Design and Communications Specialist. Responsibilities include managing the planning, production, and delivery of assigned marketing and communication projects and collateral for departments across the school. The designer supports marketing projects for key functional areas in the Communications office by creating, developing, and executing original concepts for email marketing, print projects, digital collateral, and social media content. Serving as a communication specialist, the designer accurately reflects the school’s mission and brand identity in all marketing materials and campaigns. This is an in-person, full-time position based in Montclair, NJ. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by email to Kim Saunders, Director of Communications and Marketing.


Extended Day Staff Member

Extended Day is hiring a part-time, tri campus, position. Staff will work approximately twenty hours a week, 2:00-6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Extended Day Staff members are responsible for watching and engaging students, grade Pre-K through eighth grade, in daily activities and providing homework help to students as needed.

If you are interested in the position, please email Teri Butler or call 973-509-4872.

PRIMARY SCHOOL — GRADES Pre-K-3:

Librarian

MKA is seeking a Primary School Librarian (grades Pre-K–3) who will lead a vibrant library program for the 2022-2023 school year. This position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to a collaborative teaching and learning culture. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Jill Maza, Director of Libraries & Research. 


Primary School Science Specialist (Pre-K - 3rd Grade)

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced, full-time Primary School Science Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year. The position offers the opportunity to implement innovative, inquiry-based science and STEM learning experiences for Pre-K – 3rd grade students in a dynamic environment. The successful candidate will teach kindergarten, first, second, and third grade classes in the science lab and collaborate with teachers to bring science into Pre-K classrooms. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé and letter of interest by email to Colleen Helsel, Administrative Assistant to Head of Primary School.


Early Childhood Classroom Teacher/Advisor

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced, full-time Primary School Early Childhood Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Primary responsibilities include teaching and advising up to 22, 4-5-year-old students in the content areas of Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Classroom teachers participate in all required school meetings, activities, and Primary School community responsibilities. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé and letter of interest by email to Colleen Helsel, Administrative Assistant to Head of Primary School.


3rd Grade Teacher/Advisor

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced, full-time Primary School 3rd Grade Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Primary responsibilities include teaching and advising up to 17 second-grade students in the content areas of Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Classroom teachers participate in all required school meetings, activities, and Primary School community responsibilities. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé and letter of interest by email to Colleen Helsel, Administrative Assistant to Head of Primary School.


2nd Grade Teacher/Advisor

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced, full-time Primary School 2nd Grade Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Primary responsibilities include teaching and advising up to seventeen second-grade students in the following content areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Classroom teachers participate in all required school meetings, activities, and Primary School community responsibilities. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé and letter of interest by email to Colleen Helsel, Administrative Assistant to Head of Primary School.


Spanish Language Specialist

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced, full-time, Spanish Language Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year. The Spanish Specialist works closely and collaboratively with the French Language Specialist, the Department Chair. Primary responsibilities of this position are teaching Spanish to Pre-K-3 students and participating in all required school meetings, activities, and community responsibilities. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé by email to Colleen Helsel, Administrative Assistant to Head of Primary School.

MIDDLE SCHOOL — GRADES 4-8:

Full-Time School Learning Specialist

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced Learning Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year to work with Middle School students (grades 4-8). Within the Academic Support Program, each campus-based Learning Specialist is an integral member of a multidisciplinary team of educators and is specifically responsible for attending to the needs of struggling students. The Learning Specialist works closely and collaborates with other Learning Specialists (Pre-K–12), the Middle School Counselor, fourth to eighth grade-level teaching faculty, and the campus administrative team. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé, letter of interest, and reference list to the Laura Doto, Director of Academic Support.  


Part-Time School Learning Specialist

MKA is seeking an engaging, experienced Learning Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year. Within the Academic Support Program, each campus-based Learning Specialist is an integral member of a multidisciplinary team of educators and is specifically responsible for attending to the needs of struggling students. The ideal candidate is a special-education professional with classroom and child-study team experience who is looking to work collaboratively with regular-education, classroom/subject area teachers and can offer both in-class support (depending on the grade level) and 1:1 instruction for students within a school that is committed to promoting multicultural education, grounded in ideas of equity, anti-bias education, anti-racism, and social justice. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé, letter of interest, and reference list to the Laura Doto, Director of Academic Support.  


4th Grade Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time, experienced 4th Grade teacher beginning the 2022-2023 school year. Responsibilities include teaching  and advising a group of up to 16 fourth-grade students in the following content areas: English/language arts, social studies, and mathematics. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé by email to Carlaina Bell, Ed.D., Head of Middle School.


Spanish and French Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time, experienced Middle School Spanish and French teacher.  Responsibilities include teaching 3 sections of Spanish language, 1 section of French language, and serving as a co-advisor to a group of up to 16 students. Coaching a sport and/or supervising an after-school activity may also be available. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé by email to Carlaina Bell, Ed.D., Head of Middle School.


Middle School Band Director

MKA is seeking a full-time experienced Band Director beginning the 2022-2023 school year. Responsibilities include teaching concert bands grades 4-8, jazz band grades 6-8, and general music classes in grades 5 and 8. All faculty at the Middle School co-advise an advisor group of approximately 16 students. Read more about the available position. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé by email to Carlaina Bell, Ed.D.,  Head of Middle School.

UPPER SCHOOL — GRADES 9-12: 

Cheer Coach

MKA is seeking an experienced cheerleading coach for the Upper School cheer team for the 2022-2023 school year. Responsibilities include coaching the team primarily during football season (August - November, as well as pre-season preparations) and supporting the team’s spirit events throughout the year (pep rallys, etc.). Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé to Kerry Verrone, Upper School Dean of Student Life.


Spanish and French Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time Spanish and French teacher in the Upper School to help advance our Spanish program and teach sections of French as needed. The successful candidate will join MKA at an exciting time of growth in the department. S/he will collaborate with other faculty in Spanish on the development of the curriculum across all levels and will collaborate with other faculty in the department on new approaches to language teaching and learning, including new uses for technology in and out of the classroom. Other responsibilities include serving as an advisor as well as, ideally, coaching a sport and/or supervising an extracurricular activity. Read more about the position.

Interested candidates should send all requested materials by email to John Jacobs, PhD, Upper School World Languages Department Chair.


Laboratory Technician, Part-time

MKA is seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician to help maintain our lab spaces and to collaborate with teachers on lab activities. The position is an outstanding opportunity for a graduate student interested in student lab research and science education, an early career teacher, or a retired professional. The successful candidate will join MKA at an exciting time of growth of our STEM program and facilities. Read more about the position.

Interested candidates should send all requested materials by email to Petra Sauer, PhD, Upper School Science Department Chair.  

TECHNOLOGY
 

There are no available positions at this time.

Faculty Who Love to Learn:
Professional Development
at MKA

MKA faculty members are exceptionally accomplished–and learners at heart. An ingrained part of the school’s professional growth culture, the professional development program is a hallmark of the community. MKA’s rich array of professional development offerings engage teachers in examining current research on learning and teaching, learning new instructional strategies, increasing knowledge in their discipline, exploring new uses of technology, collaborating to develop ideas, and planning how to move students forward in their learning. In addition, meaningful professional development accompanies any significant curricular change.

Faculty Who Live to Teach

As I reflect back on my MKA experience, what I valued most were my fellow students, our faculty and the engagement in scholarship, community, and friendship that occurred between students and faculty. — Michael Feldman '80