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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  • Adjunct Faculty: Brass Instruments

    Kent Place School is seeking a part-time brass instructor who is committed to fostering a love for instrumental performance in young students in our thriving orchestral program. Responsibilities include: beginning instructional classes, Grades 3 - 5, middle and upper school sectional rehearsals, private lessons, and participation in student performances. Requirements: minimum three years teaching experience; Bachelor’s degree in music or in Teaching. 
     
    Please submit resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with "Brass" 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.
  • Clarinet/Saxophone Instructor - PT

    Kent Place School is seeking a part time clarinet/saxophone instructor who is committed to fostering a love for instrumental performance in young students in our thriving orchestral program. Responsibilities include: beginning instructional classes,  Grades 3 - 5, middle and upper school sectional rehearsals, private lessons, and participation in student performances. Requirements: minimum three years teaching experience; Master’s degree in academic field or in Teaching preferred. 

    Please submit resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with "Clarinet" 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.
  • 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.
  • Early Childhood Teacher

    Kent Place School seeks an experienced and joyful early elementary (Jr. Pre-K and Pre-K) teacher for a full-time position.  Candidates should have pedagogical expertise, fluency in educational technology, demonstrated enthusiasm for inspiring young children, willingness to participate in school community events, and a BA and/or advanced degree in Elementary Education. Please send a cover letter and resume to teaching@kentplace.org with “Early Childhood” 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.
  • Primary School French Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)

    Kent Place School is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced French teacher who is skilled working with younger learners to join a thriving primary school community. Responsibilities for this September 2021 maternity leave replacement position will include collaborating with colleagues and participating in community events. Requirements: minimum three years teaching French and fluency with education technology; Master's degree in academic field or in Teaching preferred. Please submit a resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with “PS French” 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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  • Primary School Aftercare Supervisor

    Kent Place School seeks an experienced person to serve as the Supervisor of Kent Place Kids  Aftercare for grades Junior Pre-K through grade 5.  Daily hours are from 2:45 pm though 6:00 pm on full days and 11:15 am - 6:00 pm on half days from September through June.  The KPK Supervisor will be responsible for building and implementing program activities, and liaising with parents.  All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to employment@kentplace.org with "Kent Place Kids Supervisor" 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.
  • Bus Driver

    Kent Place School seeks a part-time school bus driver available for day, evening and weekend work. CDL, P and S endorsements, previous bus driving experience and excellent driving history required. Competitive pay, 90-day sign-on bonus and paid time off available. Please send a resume to employment@kentplace.org with "Bus Driver" 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.
  • Content and Digital Marketing Manager

    Kent Place School is seeking an enthusiastic Content Marketing professional with an excellent grasp of the field of digital marketing to work as part of a small team and liaison closely with internal departments. This person will need to be a skilled storyteller with strong writing skills who can help us tell – and spread – our story. One of the key responsibilities of this role will be the proactive identification and follow-up of ‘newsworthy’ activities across the school and the writing of engaging stories. 
     
    We are looking for a motivated communicator with a creative mind – someone not only able to search out stories, and write creative and engaging copy, but able to effectively develop both our social media channels and our website to maximize their impact. The school is in the process of developing a new website (scheduled to launch early summer 2022) and is particularly keen to ensure that this investment is fully leveraged, and the site is proactively managed after launch.
     
    This position also involves project managing additional forms of media (e.g., photography, video) that would serve to add to our storytelling and platforms, as well as providing the strategy and execution of digital advertising with our external partners.

    Experience
    • Minimum three years of relevant experience with a proven track record for success
    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, communications, or similar and/or current certification in social media/digital marketing

    Timing
    • This is a full-time, 12-month exempt on-location position and is an immediate opening. Occasional event coverage, including weekend and evening work, is expected.
    Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@kentplace.org with “Marketing” 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 Annual Giving

    Kent Place School seeks a Director of Annual Giving to plan, execute, and manage our annual giving campaign by creating engaging strategies for all of the School’s constituencies: alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, grandparents, and friends. The Director is responsible for increasing annual giving revenue, broadening the base of support, retaining and upgrading donors through appropriate stewardship, and strengthening the major gift pipeline. This position also provides guidance and support to the annual fund volunteers and solicits leadership gifts for The Kent Place Fund. Candidates should possess a thorough knowledge of principles and practices of development, have excellent communication skills, familiarity with Google suite and Raiser's Edge, and experience managing volunteers. Must be willing to work some evenings. Requirements: college degree and minimum 5 years of experience in independent school fundraising. Click here for the full job description. Please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@kentplace.org with "Annual Giving" in the subject line. 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 Primary School

    A vibrant and visionary place to learn and grow, Kent Place School seeks a Director of the Primary School to begin July 1, 2022. Kent Place — an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school for girls in Grades K–12 with a coeducational preschool — educates and empowers the next generation of leaders. Kent Place demonstrates its commitment to providing lifelong learning experiences for students, faculty, and staff, within and beyond the school, through its signature programs, such as Global Learning, the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, the Girls’ Leadership Institute, Economic and Financial Literacy, and STEM.

    The Director of the Primary School is the lead administrator for Junior Pre-K to Grade 5, a division of approximately 200 students and 40 faculty and staff. The Director of the Primary School has overall responsibility for curriculum, faculty support and supervision, and student and parent programs for the division. The successful candidate will report to the Head of School and to the Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning and be a member of the Leadership Team. Characteristics of the Director of the Primary School include being a champion for girls’ education, a confident decision maker, culturally competent, and a skilled communicator. The full job description is available here.

    Opportunities and Challenges:

    Cultivate a Sense of Wonder: The next Director will inspire, support, and nurture the curiosity and joy that young children bring to their early encounters with school. The Director will have a passion for creating and sustaining immersive and exciting learning environments and will celebrate the work of the adults who each day bring the magic of learning to life. 

    Bring Pedagogical Expertise: The Director will lead a Primary School faculty that is seasoned, well regarded, and prepared for healthy dialogue on best instructional practices from early childhood to Grade 5. The faculty will expect a leader to share research, explain rationale, and provide support as teachers expand their practices and repertoires.

     Develop and Diversify Faculty: The Director will steward the newly revised professional growth and evaluation system, which includes a growth trajectory around pedagogical skill as well as community engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The Director will elevate the sense of accomplishment and expertise in the division. The Director will also seek to hire and support a more diverse faculty to mirror the diverse student body.

    Strengthen Academic Vision: The Primary School curriculum incorporates a number of strong programs, among them Readers and Writers Workshop; elements of Singapore Math aligned with the mathematical proficiencies defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; STEM-based competencies; a signature World Languages program, in which the youngest learners are exposed to French and Spanish through Grade 5; and a whole-child approach that respects each young student’s potential. Recognizing the abundance of good ideas and possible paths to follow, the next Director will strengthen, clarify, and articulate the division’s vision and priorities and focus attention on agreed-upon goals.


    Build Strong Parent Partnerships: The Director will enjoy engaging and building trust with parents, seeking to achieve the right balance between parent interaction with the school and allowing parents to learn and understand their child’s experiences as she progresses developmentally from early childhood through the upper elementary years. Designing and delivering programming for parents and inviting them in to understand and celebrate students’ growth will be essential responsibilities. 

    Encourage Collaboration: The Academic Leadership Team thinks deeply about the student experience across three divisions and joins Head of School Jennifer Galambos in considering long-term goals as well as responding to immediate concerns. The next Director will advocate for the Primary School while remaining open to and supportive of the specific needs of the other divisions. High performing and fast paced, this team welcomes a Director of the Primary School who will embrace its collaborative spirit.

    Distribute Leadership: The Director will support and articulate the work of the division’s leadership team and mentor teachers by delegating responsibilities, providing opportunities for leadership and professional growth, and clarifying roles and responsibilities. By encouraging collaboration, visiting classrooms, and knowing the strengths of the team, the Director will foster camaraderie and adult learning. Be a Presence: The Director will be a visible presence in the life of the school and form strong relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.


    To Apply:  Interested 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

     Selected candidates will also be asked to provide the following: 

    • A writing sample, such as an educational philosophy statement, blog post, or speech
     • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without a candidate’s permission)

    Candidates are invited to contact our search consultants in confidence and to submit a cover letter and résumé to: 

    John Faubert, Senior Consultant  john.faubert@carneysandoe.com 

    Karen Whitaker, Senior Consultant karen.whitaker@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.
  • Maintenance Technician

    Kent Place School seeks a full-time, 12-month, maintenance technician to support general campus maintenance and upkeep. Responsibilities include preventative maintenance, repairs, grounds maintenance, event setup and break down and other duties. A minimum three years of general maintenance experience required. Send cover letter and resume to employment@kentplace.org with “Maintenance” 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.