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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, an innovative PK – 12 independent day school with a strong national reputation and a recognized 1:1 laptop program, seeks the below positions.

TRI-CAMPUS:

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a creative, energetic, organized, and technologically capable individual to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Head of School. The Executive Assistant provides broad administrative support to the Head of School and at the Head’s direction more specific support to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Development and the President of the Board of Trustees. The Executive Assistant to the Head of School interacts with and serves a variety of constituents, including parents, Trustees, students, alumni, volunteers, and colleagues as well as candidates for positions of employment, in a professional and courteous manner. MKA seeks applications from individuals with the professional experience and ability to contribute to MKA’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Read more about the available position.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter by email to Carol Ippisch


Manager of Alumni Engagement

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a Manager of Alumni Engagement who is responsible for cultivating the interest, engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropic support of the approximately 6,000 active alumni of Montclair Kimberley Academy by supporting the development and implementation of an alumni program that encourages alumni participation in the life of the school. Read more about the available position.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by email to Gretchen Berra, Director of Alumni Engagement.


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 elp to students as needed.

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

UPPER SCHOOL — GRADES 9-12: 

Biology Teacher Leave Replacement

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time biology teacher for a leave replacement, from September 2021 to December 2021. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of advanced freshman biology and may include serving as a co-advisor to a group of approximately eight students. Read more about the available position.

Applicants should send all requested materials by email to Dr. Petra Sauer, Upper School Science Department Chair.


Biology Teacher

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time biology teacher beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of biology, ranging from freshmen biology through AP Biology, and serving as a co-advisor to a group of approximately eight students. Read more about the available position.

Applicants should send all requested materials by email to Dr. Petra Sauer, Upper School Science Department Chair.


Physics Teacher

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time upper school physics teacher beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of physics, including AP Physics, and serving as a co-advisor to a group of approximately eight students. Read more about the available position.

Applicants should send all requested materials by email to Dr. Petra Sauer, Upper School Science Department Chair.

MIDDLE SCHOOL — GRADES 4-8:

Science Department Chairperson

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time, experienced Middle School Science Department Chairperson (Grades 4-8) beginning August 2021. Responsibilities include leadership and supervision of a department of experienced Middle School science teachers, teaching three sections of science and serving as a co-advisor to a group of students. Read more about the available position. 

Interested candidates should email Dr. Randy Kleinman, Head of Middle School.


Spanish Teacher

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time, experienced Middle School Spanish teacher beginning August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching 4 sections of Spanish 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 email Dr. Randy Kleinman, Head of Middle School.


Science Teacher

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time, experienced Middle School Science teacher beginning August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching science in an inquiry-based program and serving as a co-advisor to a group of up to 16 students. Read more about the available position. 

Interested candidates should email Dr. Randy Kleinman, Head of Middle School.


History Teacher

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks a full-time Middle School history teacher beginning in August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of Middle School history and serving as an advisor to a group of students. Coaching a sport, and/or supervising an after-school student activity, may be available as well. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should email Dr. Randy Kleinman, Head of Middle School.

PRIMARY SCHOOL — GRADES Pre-K-3:

Learning Specialist

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks an engaging, experienced Primary School Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 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. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a current résumé, letter of interest, and reference list by email to Primary
School Counselor Melanie Bieber.

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