Newark Academy seeks a Director of Sustainability to initiate and coordinate efforts to carry out the school’s mission in a way that prioritizes environmental sustainability as an essential educational and institutional value. The Director should be an innovative but diplomatic changemaker, a systems-thinker, a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for sustainability, a lifelong learner, a self-starter and a program builder. Tasked with working with a range of constituencies — from 6th graders, seniors, faculty and staff to Trustees and alumni — the Director will serve as the institution’s champion for sustainability values and programs. This is a part-time, 10-month position that will represent 50 percent of a full-time employee’s responsibilities or approximately 20 hrs/week. This position’s work will be overseen by the Director of Studies in coordination with the Director of Operations and other members of the school leadership team.
Chairs Newark Academy’s Sustainability Team, the group charged with developing and executing sustainability-related strategic goals and institutional priorities
Collaborates with the Director of Studies, Principals, Dean of Faculty and other academic leaders to integrate sustainability into the school’s curriculum
Partners with Directors of Community Service, DEI, Immersion, June Term and others to ensure sustainability efforts intersect and align meaningfully with other core elements of school program
Coordinates with Food Services, Facilities, Athletics, Technology, Auxiliary Services, and other offices to identify, plan for and carry out improvements in campus operations
Serves as a partner to various constituencies, such as the Parents Association, Admission, Advancement, and new faculty and student orientations to assure alignment and engagement with the school’s sustainability efforts
Provides content for publications and social media to promote the efforts and accomplishments of sustainability at Newark Academy in partnership with the External Affairs team
Facilitates ongoing professional development around sustainability for faculty/staff and other constituencies
Advises and/or supports advisors to student environmental clubs and programs
Stays up-to-date on best practices in local and national sustainability education to bring knowledge back to the NA community
Meets monthly with the Head of School
Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to sustainability and sustainability education
Ability to inspire, motivate and collaborate with a wide range of constituencies
Capacity to balance multiple roles and responsibilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
3+ years in classroom teaching and/or curriculum design/development
Qualified candidates may also be considered for teaching or other open positions within the Newark Academy community.
Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff and student body. In admissions and employment practices, scholarship aid and educational programs, Newark Academy upholds applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination.
Newark Academy, a co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory, Grades 6-12 day school in Livingston, NJ. Founded in 1774, Newark Academy is the second oldest day school in the state of New Jersey, and one of 11 pre-Revolutionary schools still operating in the United States. In 1964, the Academy moved from Newark to its current location in Livingston, NJ and, in 1971, became fully co-educational.
Mission Statement : Newark Academy will contribute to society thoughtful and compassionate citizens who embrace their responsibilities as ethical, intellectual and civic stewards in the global environment.
Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff and student body. In admission and employment practices, scholarship aid and educational programs, Newark Academy upholds applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination.