Careers

Working at Lacordaire Academy

Est 1920 • Upper Montclair, NJ

About Lacordaire

Lacordaire Academy is an independent Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The Academy has a long standing legacy of excellence in curriculum and community, serving a diverse student population of students in our coed PreK through 8 and our all girls 9th through 12th grade. Guided by our mission, we aim to develop critical and innovative thinkers who are empowered and equipped to be global citizens of strong moral character.

We are in need of some talented individuals to join our school community for the 2024-2025 academic year. For information regarding openings, please see the descriptions on this page. 

Lacordaire Academy values all employees and candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences and perspectives they bring to our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Interested applicants should forward their resume, cover letter, and copy of certifications to the Associate Head of School, Suzanne Bilicska, at sbilicska@lacordaire.net

Anticipated Openings

for the 2024-2025 school year


MATH TEACHER

Job description

Lacordaire Academy, a Catholic independent PreK to 12 school, is currently seeking a full-time
Math instructor for the 2024-2025 school year for our Middle and Upper School, grades 5-12.
Highly qualified candidates may also be considered for a Math Department Chair position.
Applicants must have a desire and willingness to support the mission of Lacordaire Academy.
Applicants should send resume, cover letter and copies of certifications to the Associate Head of
School, Suzanne Bilicska, at sbilicska@lacordaire.net.
Qualifications:
● State Department of Education Certification
● Degree in math, math education, or a related field
● Ability to effectively teach a variety of math courses, incorporate critical thinking and
problem solving strategies, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners

● Passion for mathematics and ability to apply mathematical concepts to today’s world
● Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
● Knowledge and application of best practices in instruction and classroom management
To learn more please visit https://lacordaireacademy.com/employment/.

FULL TIME HUMANITIES TEACHER

Lacordaire Academy, a Catholic independent PreK to 12 school, is currently seeking a full-time Middle and Upper School humanities teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Courses taught will include religion and history. Applicants must have a desire and willingness to support the mission of Lacordaire Academy. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and copies of certifications to the Associate Head of School, Suzanne Bilicska, at sbilicska@lacordaire.net.

Qualifications: 

  • State Department of Education Certification (preferred, not required) 
  • Degree in education and/or a humanities related field
  • Experience and passion for working with students of varying age ranges
  • Ability to effectively teach a variety of courses, incorporate critical thinking and problem solving strategies, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Knowledge and application of best practices in instruction and classroom management

PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Lacordaire Academy, a Catholic independent Pre-K to 12 school, is currently seeking a full-time elementary school teacher for our Pre-K class for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applicants must have a desire and willingness to support the mission of Lacordaire Academy. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and copies of certifications to the Associate Head of School, Suzanne Bilicska, at sbilicska@lacordaire.net.

Qualifications: 

  • State Department of Education Certification
  • Degree in elementary education, or a related field
  • Experience or knowledge in Montessori methods
  • Passion for bringing learning to life and working with younger students
  • Possess positive classroom management skills
  • Experience in a classroom setting as a teacher
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team

Benefits Information

Lacordaire Academy is a special place to work and grow as a professional. We value the work and dedication of our teachers, staff, and administrators, and as a result are continually seeking ways to acknowledge and recognize them. 

Full time employee benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Small class sizes in a supportive, faith based environment
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Health and Dental Coverage
  • 403B plan options with employer contributions
  • Tuition remission for children
  • Tuition reimbursement for ongoing education
  • Opportunities to engage in professional development
  • Working in the beautiful township of Montclair, easily accessible by train and bus lines, and located off of many major highways, the area has lots to offer including entertainment, dining, shopping, culture, arts, nature, and more!

Teaching at Lacordaire


Desired candidates interested in joining our teaching team will be individuals who:

  • Uphold the mission, beliefs and values of the Academy and the Dominican spirit
  • Engage joyfully in their work
  • Value and celebrate diversity and commit to creating a sense of belonging for all
  • Be committed to lifelong learning for students and self, and seek ongoing opportunities for professional growth
  • Exhibit flexibility, initiative, motivation, and the ability to be a team player 
  • Support and develop a challenging, innovative, and engaging curriculum
  • Collaborate with the evaluation and design of department curriculum
  • Apply knowledge of best practices in instruction, assessment, & classroom management
  • Strive to create a supportive and inclusive classroom culture
  • Identify and support students’ academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Contribute to community building by serving as a student advisor and activity moderator
  • Actively collaborate, seek partnerships, and communicate effectively with all constituents
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonnel, and communication skills
  • Maintain a spirit of humor and compassion

Interested applicants should forward their resume, cover letter, and copy of certifications to the Associate Head of School, Suzanne Bilicska, at sbilicska@lacordaire.net


Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Avenue
Upper Montclair , NJ 07043
info@lacordaire.net
973-744-1156
 
Lacordaire Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization (EIN Number 22-1591647). 

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