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.
  • 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.
  • MS/US Learning Support Coordinator

    The Learning Specialist role at Kent Place will be to support both middle and upper school students in the development of learning strategies, organization, executive functioning, and study skills; provide individual and/or group instruction as appropriate; and serve as a resource and liaison for faculty, families, and outside community partners. The Learning Specialist will report to the Middle and Upper School Division Directors and work closely with colleagues such as deans, advisors, department chair of Health and Wellness, and the KPS admission team.
     
    The successful candidate will join an exceptionally capable and caring Student Support Team that includes the Division Director, divisional dean(s), DEI Liaison, a School Counselor, Learning Specialist, and Nurse. In addition to supporting students day to day, Kent Place is crafting a comprehensive wellness program that is preventative in design, developmental in implementation, and supports our students in the areas of academic, personal, and social-emotional development. 
     
    This is a full-time, school-year position (i.e. off during summers), requiring at minimum a bachelor’s degree and/or certification in Special Education, School Psychology, or related fields. An ideal candidate will also have prior classroom teaching experience.
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities: 
    • Provide hands-on support in one-to-one settings with students with diagnosed learning needs and partner with students' families as they navigate the KPS academic journey.
    • Interpret educational and cognitive testing and other diagnostics and make recommendations for adaptive and/or accommodative strategies to students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

    • Attend grade-level and support team meetings to monitor patterns and progress, identify priority learning needs for individual students, and discuss optimal strategies for furthering each student’s growth.

    • Help students strengthen executive functioning and study skills by conducting individual appointments and recurring check-in meetings; supervising daily study time; teaching mini-courses or workshops; developing online resource collections and instructional material, etc.

    • Educate and support faculty on instructional skills and strategies to support students with learning differences; inform parents on topics related to learning and academic support.
    • Educate parents on topics relevant to learning differences, and cultivate a network of community professionals to support Kent Place’s students and families, including additional learning resources, extracurricular resources, and summer/other programs.

    • Act as a trusted partner and advisor to students and families navigating major transitions such as course placement recommendations, summer work, matriculation to upper or middle school, college accommodation requests and planning, etc.

    • Coordinate school-based testing for students with approved accommodations, including communicating with standardized testing agencies and with families navigating the process of applying for non-standard test administration.

    • Supervise extended-time testing on Kent Place School assessments and standardized tests offered during the school day.

    • Ensure school adherence to and compliance with relevant laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school.
    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion - passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.

    • Communication and Customer Service Skills - communicates clearly and compellingly in person and in writing; anticipates and responds to needs in a timely and conscientious manner; builds strong relationships of trust and respect with parents, faculty, and staff. 
    • Fluence in Educational Technology - demonstrates fluency with learning management systems, Google suite, and ed technology applications and tools.

    • Teamwork - dedicated to increasing team effectiveness through collaboration with and support for others; respects and is committed to learning with and from colleagues.

    • Dependability - does whatever it takes to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes under tight deadlines; successfully manages projects through strong organization, planning, and balancing of multiple priorities; pays close attention to detail.

    • Innovative Problem-Solving - approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
    Please submit a resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with “Learning Support Coordinator" 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.
  • Reading Teacher, Grades 3-5, Part-Time

    Kent Place School seeks a part-time (3 days/week), middle childhood Reading Teacher to work with students and classroom teachers, particularly in grades 3-5. Candidates should have elementary school expertise in reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension); experience with novel-based small and whole group instruction focusing on reading for understanding; ability to implement a wide-range of phonics and comprehension assessments, a collaborative attitude; and knowledge of current reading practices and programs; a collaborative attitude; and familiarity with a range of reading strategies.  Minimum 3 years of experience and a master’s degree preferred. 

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to teaching@kentplace.org with “PS Reading" 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 to the Office of Advancement

    Kent Place School seeks an Administrative Assistant to support the Office of Advancement and its work to develop and maintain strong and lasting connections with the Kent Place community. This full-time, 12-month position will provide critical administrative support to the Director of Advancement and to the entire Office of Advancement. Responsibilities include calendaring, daily operations, budget management, mailing correspondence, assistance with various departmental projects and database support. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in an office setting, preferably in a Development or Advancement setting; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and RE NXT a plus. Please submit a 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 Admission for Outreach and Engagement

    Kent Place School, a K through 12 independent day school for girls, with a coeducational Preschool, seeks a dynamic and innovative Assistant Director of Admission for Outreach and Engagement. This role works alongside fellow Admission team members, and partners with the Communications Office and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office to widen our reach to prospective students from myriad backgrounds, interests, and experiences, and provides support to students after they enroll. In addition, the Assistant Director of Admission for Outreach and Engagement will work with the team to administer all admission-related operations, serve as a voting member on Admission Committees, and support the Director of Financial Aid in the daily operations of the financial aid process. 
     
    A passion for working with students, exceptional interpersonal skills with both adults and children, a firm understanding of the trending and most effective tools for communication to reach multiple constituents, strong writing skills, experience working with multicultural communities and individuals, creativity, and a spirit of joyful collaboration are qualities of a well-suited candidate for this position.  Related prior experience and a Bachelor's degree required. 
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to employment@kentplace.org, with the subject line “admission.” 
     
    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 Leadership Giving

    Kent Place School seeks a Director of Leadership Giving. This full-time, 12-month position will help build on Kent Place’s culture of philanthropy and expand its donor base by actively developing and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more. This is a front-line fundraising position responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding leadership gifts for the annual fund, planned gifts, and capital and endowment gifts as part of an upcoming comprehensive campaign. Candidates must have excellent communication and organization skills, strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and a collaborative work style. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in major gifts/campaigns preferably in an independent school or university setting; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and RE NXT a plus. Please submit a 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.

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.