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.
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.
Coordinator of Information Systems
MKA seeks a full-time, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and innovative individual to help it manage, guide, and integrate its varied data systems in an integrated and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will possess a mix of data systems skills, knowledge, vision, and interpersonal skills. They will have broad experience working in data systems in schools or similar environments and possess excellent communication skills.
Read more about the available position.
Please email a letter of interest and resume to William Stites - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
UPPER SCHOOL — GRADES 9-12:
AP Chemistry Teacher and Mathematics Teacher
MKA seeks a full-time AP Chemistry and Mathematics teacher beginning the 2020-21 school year. The successful candidate joins MKA at an exciting time of growth of our STEM program and facilities. S/he will hold a joint appointment in both the Science and the Mathematics & Computer Science Departments. Read more about the available position.
MIDDLE SCHOOL — GRADES 4-8:
There are no open employment opportunities at this time.
PRIMARY SCHOOL — GRADES Pre-K-3:
MKA seeks an engaging, experienced full-time Primary School Reading Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year. The Reading Specialist reports to the Head of Primary School and the Director of Academic Support and works closely as well as collaboratively with the Learning Specialist, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, School Counselor, grade-level teaching faculty, and the Primary School Administrative Team. Read more about the available position.
Interested candidates should submit a current résumé and letter of interest to Primary School Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction Maureen Bates.
MKA seeks a part-time Admissions Assistant to work in the Primary School (PK-3), as part of MKA’s Admissions Department. The ideal candidate is a tech savvy team player, who has a high degree of initiative, strong interpersonal skills, high energy, and a willingness to assist in all related admissions efforts. Read more about the available position.
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and current résumé to Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Alyson Waldman
- Dedicated to their own learning as well as their students’, MKA faculty are committed to a continuous process of inquiry.
- MKA allocates significant funding to support faculty members’ professional learning.
- The Professional Growth Process (PGP) engages every faculty member in a continuous process of inquiry, reflection, and adjustment of practice.
- On-site professional development workshops provide opportunities for faculty to inquire, explore, collaborate, and experiment with new ideas.
- Other MKA-funded learning opportunities for faculty include.
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
- Faculty-student bonds: Students enjoy close relationships with extremely caring and highly qualified teachers.
- Faculty accessibility: Beyond the classroom, teachers welcome students’ questions and enjoy acting as guides for learning.
- One school, three faculties: Each campus faculty is dedicated to teaching students at the appropriate developmental level.