Employment
Candidates interested in teaching at Kent Place School should send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Studies by mail, e-mail or fax: Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, teaching@kentplace.org or fax: (908) 608-9064. Candidates interested in any staff positions should send a cover letter and resume to the contact information listed with each open position.

Faculty Positions Available

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  • Daily Substitute Nurse

    Kent Place School is seeking nurses to serve as daily substitutes in our Jr. pre-K - 12th grade school. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with "Nurse Substitute" in the subject line. Must have current NJ nursing license and experience in an educational setting is preferred.  Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.
  • Daily Substitute Teacher

    Kent Place School is seeking conscientious educators to serve as daily substitute teachers, particularly with Physical Education and Primary School experience, for the 2019-20 school year. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with "Substitute" in the subject line. To substitute teach at Kent Place, all teachers must have a college degree and experience in education is preferred.  Recent retirees encouraged to apply. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.
  • Middle School Math Maternity Leave Replacement

    Kent Place School is seeking a mathematics teacher for a long-term maternity leave position to begin in the late fall.  Candidates should possess strong mathematical thinking skills to inspire middle school girls to problem solve and reason. The successful candidate should also have the ability to actively involve students in learning through applications, technology, and differentiated instruction. Responsibilities will also include advising a group of students, participating in community events, and working one-on-one or in small groups with students in our Math Lab. Requirements: minimum three years Mathematics teaching experience and experience teaching Middle School girls; Master’s degree in academic field or in Teaching preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to: teaching@kentplace.org with “MS Math” in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity Statement.  

Staff Positions Available

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  • Administrative Assistant - Operations Department

    Kent Place School seeks a reliable and personable Administrative Assistant to work as a key team member in the Operations Department. Candidate should be a self-starter who efficiently prioritizes tasks, creates systems and works collaboratively. Key responsibilities include administrative support, work order system administrator, facilities rental management and event coordination and logistics. Fluency with Google Suite, strong organization skills and attention to detail, and strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Previous experience in a school setting preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to employment@kentplace.org with Operations Assistant in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity Statement.
  • Advancement Services Manager

    Kent Place School seeks an Advancement Services Manager. This full-time, 12-month position works closely with the Director of Annual Giving and serves as the primary database and prospect data manger in the Advancement Office. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of Raiser’s Edge database system, daily gift processing and pledge billing, producing donor lists and various reports, and managing ongoing data system projects. Candidates must have strong organization and communication skills, ability to multitask and maintain attention to detail, work both independently and collaboratively, and possess excellent analytic and problem solving skills. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience in database management; proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and RE NXT. Full job description available here. Please submit resume and cover letter to employment@kentplace.org with “Advancement” in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.
  • Assistant Director of Communication

    Kent Place School seeks an Assistant Director of Communications to work in close partnership with the Director of Communications. The primary role of the Assistant Director of Communications is to oversee the school’s content and storytelling strategy, brand awareness, print production, and marketing and communications strategies for our signature programs and athletics. The Assistant Director educates others on campus about communications policies and devises systems to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of all print and electronic communications in addressing the needs of the school’s various audiences. S/he works with the Communications Director to oversee the brand of the school through print and website design, and in all areas of visual identity. The Assistant Director has intensive writing responsibilities for publications and other written communication pieces, serves as the Associate Editorial Editor of the school’s magazine, and oversees all media and public relations.

    Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field preferred. Four to six years progressive work experience, preferably in an independent school or college, with strong writing and project management skills 

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Creative storyteller well versed in developing print and online content with excellent attention to detail in the written word
    • Experience in producing magazine content and features
    • Strategic thinker with demonstrated knowledge of principles of integrated marketing and communications, especially digital marketing, and experience creating and executing a multi-channel content strategy that drives increased engagement
    • High proficiency with Blackbaud K-12 suite, Hubspot, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Suite a plus
    • Familiarity with using analytics to guide content strategy
    • Multi-faceted writer with outstanding editing and proofreading skills; ability to write long-form, marketing, news, social media, and other types of copy; knowledge of AP style a plus
    • Ability to understand, capture, and tell stories that convey the mission and tone of Kent Place School
    • Excellent project management, organization, and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously and the needs of multiple institutional stakeholders
    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as part of a team
    • Superior client service and interpersonal skills with proven follow-through ability
    • Strong attention to detail and deadlines required; able to work quickly and accurately
    • A positive mindset and be flexible and adaptable
    All applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and two writing samples and include "Assistant Director of Communications" in the subject line when writing to employment@kentplace.org. Submissions without writing samples will not be considered. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement. 




  • Campus Security Officer - Part-Time

    Kent Place School seeks a part-time campus security officer to work M-F, 5pm-10pm, with occasional weekend functions. Former law enforcement, military or security background with SORA certification required; minimum 2 years of experience preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to employment@kentplace.org with “Campus Security” in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.  
  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    Kent Place School seeks a Digital Marketing Specialist is to act as the online media specialist for the school, specifically serving the needs of the Communications Office as it furthers the overall brand and mission of the school. The Digital Marketing Specialist will be the official curator of the school’s digital identity on the web, managing the social media presence and content for the external main website and microsites, manifesting and analyzing SEO, curating and producing all forms of video, and providing strategy and execution of digital advertising and lead generation. Supporting both the internal and external marketing efforts, the position also serves as the primary photographer for the department and the photo associate editor of the school’s magazine. The Digital Marketing Specialist will also be the primary point of contact for our current and prospective parents and alumnae for all customer service digital needs. The position reports directly to the Director of Communications and is 12-months, full-time.

    Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Two to three years minimum experience, preferably in an independent school or college

    Knowledge & Skills:
    • Experience with content, customer relationship management (e.g., Hubspot), and database systems
    • Experience in social media management
    • Familiarity with using analytics
    • A strong writing and copy editing background with the ability to develop compelling key messages
    • Proven project management skills
    • High proficiency with Blackbaud K-12 suite, Hubspot, Adobe Creative Suite, video editing software, and Google Suite a plus
    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as part of a team
    • Superior client service and interpersonal skills with proven follow-through ability
    • Strong attention to detail and deadlines required; ability to work quickly and accurately
    • Must be flexible and adaptable

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to employment@kentplace.org with “Digital Marketing Specialist” in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement

  • Director of Philanthropic Engagement

    Kent Place School seeks a Director of Philanthropic Engagement. This full-time, 12-month position will focus on developing the Leadership Gifts program and partner strategically with the Director of Advancement on a comprehensive and visionary campaign. Responsibilities include identifying and cultivating major gifts prospects, creating and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan, developing and tracking engagement metrics, creating written communications and proposals and actively participating in donor and volunteer events. Candidates must have previous management experience, excellent communication and organization skills, strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and a collaborative work style.  Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in major gifts/campaigns in an independent school or university setting; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and RE NXT a plus. Full job description available here. Please submit resume and cover letter to employment@kentplace.org with “Advancement” in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.
  • Director of the Upper School

    Kent Place School seeks a Director of the Upper School to begin July 1, 2020. The Director of the Upper School is the primary administrator for grades 9–12, a division of approximately 300 girls and 50 faculty. The Director of the Upper School has overall responsibility for curriculum, faculty support and supervision, and student and parent programs for the division. He or she reports to the Head of School and is a member of the Leadership Team. Support personnel include an administrative assistant, the Dean of Students, the Academic Dean, the Director of College Advising, the School Counselor, the Learning Specialist, and a nurse. Please see the full job description here. Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
    • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
    • A current résumé
    • A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice
    • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)
     
    Please send materials to:

    John Faubert, Senior Consultant john.faubert@carneysandoe.com or
    Karen Whitaker, Search Consultant karen.whitaker@carneysandoe.com or
    Sloane Meyer, Assisting John Faubert and Karen Whitaker sloane.meyer@carneysandoe.com
     
    Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.
     
  • Full-Time Bus Driver

    Kent Place School seeks a full-time school bus driver (with benefits). Anticipated daily hours are in a split shift format, approximately  7:15am-10:15am and 2:30pm-6:30pm, but flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of school. Other school tasks may be required. Minimum 30 hours per week, occasional overtime as needed. Candidates must possess valid Class B CDL License with Air Brakes, P & S endorsements, clean driving record and good communication skills. Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and physical. Previous school bus driving experience required. Please submit cover letter and resume to employment@kentplace.org. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement.
     
     
  • HVAC Technician

    Kent Place School seeks full-time HVAC Technician. Responsibilities include daily HVAC and boiler maintenance and general maintenance duties. Candidate should have minimum 1-2 years HVAC experience; HVAC certification preferred. Send cover letter and resume to employment@kentplace.org with “HVAC” in the subject line. Kent Place School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement
     

Summer Camp

For more information about Summer Camp at Kent Place employment opportunities, please visit the Summer Camp's employment page.
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.