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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.


Director of Advancement Services

Montclair Kimberley Academy seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, Director of Advancement Services to provide strategic leadership to the overall information/data needs of the Development and Alumni Office to increase and maintain a community of alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends, and support a growing front-line engagement and fundraising operation. They will be responsible for developing and executing forward-thinking, data-driven strategies and serve as team leader and thought partner as the team prepares for their next major campaign. Read more about the available position. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Laela Perkins, Director of Development at



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.


Administrative Assistant Assistant to the Head of Upper School 

MKA seeks an Administrative Assistant to the Head of Upper School (AAHUS) with a range of editorial, organizational, and personal skills who can engage positively and effectively with students, parents, and colleagues. The school’s next Administrative Assistant to the Head of Upper School  will join a supportive, highly collaborative school committed to continuous improvement. Read more about the available position.

Applicants should send all requested materials by September 21, 2020 to Steve Valentine, Assistant Head of Upper School.


History Teacher Leave Replacement, History Department

Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA), an innovative PK – 12 independent day school with a strong national reputation and a recognized 1:1 laptop program, seeks a full-time history teacher for a leave replacement, from February 2021 to May 2021.  Responsibilities include teaching two sections of World History and US History.  Mentoring students on extended research projects is also a key part of the position. Read more about the available position.

Applicants should send all requested materials by email to Dr. David Korfhage, Upper School History Department Chair.



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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