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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:

Director of Advancement Services

MKA is seeking a 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 a team leader and thought partner as the team prepares for its next major campaign. Read more about the available position.

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


Marketing Writer

MKA is seeking a talented and creative full-time Marketing Writer to join our in-house Communications Office. The Marketing Writer will play a crucial role in crafting compelling and engaging content to promote MKA and its programs to prospective families, alumni, donors, and the wider community. This role offers an exciting opportunity to showcase your writing skills while contributing to the growth and success of our school. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing samples/portfolio to Kim Saunders, Director of Communications and Marketing.


Director of Human Resources

MKA is seeking a part-time (60%) Director of Human Resources. This person is responsible for the operation of human resource functions and for collaborating with the leadership team to develop a culture that enables employees to perform according to the school’s mission, values, and objectives. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Kathryn Davison, Chief Financial Officer.


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:

No available positions at this time.

MIDDLE SCHOOL — GRADES 4-8:

Middle School and Upper School Certified Athletic Trainer

Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) seeks a full-time Upper School and Middle School Certified Athletic Trainer for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a 10-month position, and the salary will be commensurate with experience. Read more about the available position.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resumé to Elizabeth Cooney, Head Athletic Trainer, and Todd Smith, Director of Athletics. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

UPPER SCHOOL — GRADES 9-12: 

Spanish Teacher, Part-time

MKA is seeking a one-year part-time Spanish teacher in the Upper School to teach two sections of Spanish 2 Honors during the 2024–2025 school year and to help advance our Spanish program as a whole. The position is an outstanding opportunity for either an early career teacher or an experienced professional. Read more about the available position.

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


Upper School and Middle School Certified Athletic Trainer

Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) seeks a full-time Upper School and Middle School Certified Athletic Trainer for the 2024-2025 school year. This is a 10-month position, and the salary will be commensurate with experience. Read more about the available position.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resumé to Elizabeth Cooney, Head Athletic Trainer, and Todd Smith, Director of Athletics. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

ATHLETICS: 

Coaching Opportunities

Montclair Kimberley Academy has the following coaching openings for the 2024-2025 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