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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.

As guided by its Strategic Plan, MKA is committed to promoting multicultural education, grounded in ideas of equity, anti-bias education, anti-racism, and social justice. We see multicultural education as a process of inquiry, reflection, and engagement that honors students’ narratives, provides a safe environment in which to explore and discuss multiple perspectives, and helps transform students and faculty, school culture and curriculum, community and society. We seek candidates who share our commitment to this process.

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:

Philanthropy Officer

MKA is seeking a Philanthropy Officer to help advance the school’s fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Director of Development, this person will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects with the ability to make $25,000+ gifts to MKA. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to the Development Office.


Part-Time Strings Teacher

MKA is seeking a part-time, experienced String teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Expertise in Violin/Viola is required. This position has a great deal of potential for growth and development in the future. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send or email a letter of interest and resume to:
Dimitri Hadjipetkov, Tri-Campus Director of Orchestras. 


Substitute Teachers

MKA is seeking individuals interested in being a substitute teacher at any of our three campuses. Current requirements include AT LEAST ONE if not all of the following: a bachelor's degree, two-four years equivalent work experience, or being a senior in undergrad working in an education or education-adjacent field.

Interested candidates should email Kyle Schrader, Middle School Registrar and Tri-Campus Substitute Coordinator.


Part-Time Security

MKA is seeking individuals interested in part-time security work to help with sporting and other events. The hours are primarily 3:00-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends.

Interested candidates should email Jennifer Young, Administrative Assistant in the Physical Plant/Security Department.


Extended Play and Enrichment (EPE) Program Staff Member

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

EPE 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 Amy Pacifico, Director of Extended Play and Enrichment Program, Co-Director of Star Camp.

PRIMARY SCHOOL — GRADES Pre-K-3:

Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Teacher

MKA is seeking a Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Teacher beginning the 2024-2025 school year. Primary responsibilities include teaching and advising up to 18, 4-5-year-old students in a co-teaching environment. The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is ever-evolving as topics of study come from students’ interests and curiosity. Through hands-on projects and active discovery, students are encouraged to notice and wonder, form their own hypotheses, ask questions, and initiate explorations that fuel learning. Read more about the available position.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Yungjin Oh, Head of Primary School, by Thursday, April 25.

MIDDLE SCHOOL — GRADES 4-8:

School Counselor

MKA is seeking a Middle School Counselor who will utilize leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified emotional and social student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program for grades 4-6.  Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Carlaina Bell, Ed.D., Head of Middle School by Friday, March 8.


Spanish Leave Replacement Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time, experienced Middle School Spanish leave replacement teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include teaching four 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 a letter of interest and resume to Carlaina Bell, Ed.D., Head of Middle School.


History/Social Studies Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time, experienced Middle School History/Social Studies teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of History or Social Studies and serving as a co-advisor to a group of about 16 students. Read more about the available position.

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


Science Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time, experienced Middle School Science teacher beginning the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include teaching up to four sections of Middle School Science and serving as a co-advisor to a group of 16 students. Read more about the available position.

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

UPPER SCHOOL — GRADES 9-12: 

Chemistry Teacher (one year leave)

MKA is seeking a Chemistry teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a one-year position with the option to apply for a permanent position anticipated for the 2025-2026 academic year. The successful candidate will join MKA at an exciting time of growth of our STEM+ program and facilities, will teach four sections of science, and will collaborate with other faculty in the Science department on new approaches to teaching and learning, including new uses for technology in and out of the classroom. Learn more about the available position.

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


English/History Teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time English and History teacher. The successful candidate will join MKA at an exciting time of growth in our facilities, teach a full course load (split between English and History courses), and advise a small number of students. Read more about the available position.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to Kyle Salkin (she/her), History Department Chair, by April 15. The position will remain open until it is filled.


Health, Wellness & Physical Education Department Chair

MKA is seeking a full-time Health, Wellness & Physical Education (H,W,&PE) Department Chair. The successful candidate will join MKA at an exciting time of growth in our facilities, teach a full complement of H,W, & PE classes (minus the equivalent of a one-course reduction for being department chair), lead the department, and advise a small number of students. This person will report to the Assistant Head of Upper School. Learn more about the available position.

Please email all requested materials to Jill Maza, Assistant Head of Upper School. Files will be reviewed as early as April 15, and the position will remain open until it is filled.


Admissions Associate

MKA is seeking a full-time Upper School Admissions Associate reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, Upper School and the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.  Prior admissions experience is preferred but not required. Over time, this role will progressively assume more responsibilities and gain hands-on experience. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send or email a letter of interest and resume to Alyson Waldman, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid no later than March 15, 2024

ATHLETICS: 

Coaching Opportunities

Montclair Kimberley Academy has the following coaching openings for the 2023-2024 school year. All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Todd Smith, Director of Athletics.

-No available positions at this time.

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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