About MA
About MA

Employment

Working at Marin Academy

Working at Marin Academy is a rewarding and invigorating experience. Whether teaching, coaching, or staffing an office, adults at MA work with students and colleagues who are smart and hard-working and who care deeply about the school.
 
We are a co-educational independent high school of 437 students and approximately 50 faculty. The course curriculum is varied and deep, and our teachers enjoy teaching students at all grade levels. Our co-curricular program is incredibly strong with opportunities abounding in athletics, the arts, student-led groups, and outings. In addition we have a week of "Minicourse" in March where students and teachers take a week away from the classroom to focus on experiential learning in a non-traditional setting.

MA is a vibrant and diverse community, and students and employees alike continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. The school's Diversity Council is designed to make issues of justice and equity the responsibility of all adults in the MA community and its membership includes board members, the Head of School, administrators, and teachers. Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and people of color and women are encouraged to apply for open positions. Salary and benefits are very competitive.
 
Full-time teachers teach four classes, advise a group of students, commit to a school "service" (work with a student club, lead an initiative on campus, etc.), and take an active role in the life of the school. Our teachers are passionate about their subject areas and about working with high school students. Marin Academy's block schedule (classes meet every other day for 80 minutes) requires teachers to be creative and thoughtful in pedagogy and content. Professional development opportunities are readily available and include the E.E. Ford Fellowship program (summer), graduate school support, and access to many Bay Area conferences and workshops. Teaching positions will typically be posted in the winter and spring for openings that begin in August.

Search for Faculty, Staff, and Coaches

Marin Academy asks every individual to think, question and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.

Application Process

Faculty Positions
Letters of interest and resumes for faculty positions may be sent via regular mail or email to:
 
Stella Beale, Dean of Faculty
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
sbeale@ma.org

Electronic submissions of resume and letter of interest may be sent to sbeale@ma.org.

No phone calls, please.

Each year after identifying our needs, the Dean of Faculty, along with Department Chairs and administrators, will review the appropriate resumes and schedule interviews with candidates. Finalists will be invited to Marin Academy's campus for a day-long visit to meet with members of the hiring team (Head of School, Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean, Dean of Students) as well as see classes, have lunch with the department, and teach a class. If a candidate is also interested in the school's Outings Program or in coaching, appropriate meetings will also be scheduled. Successful candidates typically have two or more years of teaching experience. Prior to the final interview, the school is required to do a background check on all candidates.

Staff and Administrative Positions
Cover letters and resumes for staff positions are usually emailed to the specific manager in charge of the hiring process. The interview process will vary depending on the position.


Current Faculty Openings

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  • Anatomy and Physiology Teacher (Leave Position)

    Marin Academy seeks a high school biology teacher for a part-time (two sections), temporary sabbatical replacement for the spring semester (January 7 - June 6, 2020).
     
    The MA science department values a student inquiry-based approach to the discipline, emphasizing process and skill development. Our faculty strives to connect curriculum and students to the world. Candidates should have a background in the biological sciences and, ideally, some experience teaching anatomy, physiology, or biology. Ideal candidates will also possess initiative, technological savvy, a passion for working with students and participating in the everyday life of the school, and a good sense of humor.

    Read the full job description here.
  • Substitute Teachers (All Disciplines)

    Marin Academy is seeking individuals interested in substitute teaching in all areas/disciplines including, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and all levels of mathematics.  Candidates should be able and willing to teach in grades 9-12 in student-centered classrooms and should hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum) in the subject area they desire to teach. Teaching experience at the high school level is strongly preferred, though not required.

    Read full job description here.

Current Staff Openings

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  • Afternoon Receptionist

    Marin Academy seeks a bright and energetic self-starter to serve as the school’s Afternoon Receptionist during the hours of 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The Afternoon Receptionist will be an integral part of the school community, responsible for supporting the Office of the Head of School, students, parents and the school’s faculty and staff. 

    Read the full job description here.

Current Administrative Openings

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Current Coach Openings

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  • Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity Lacrosse

    Marin Academy is seeking candidates for their Girls Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach position. In addition to having strong lacrosse knowledge and coaching experience, candidates must be professional, positive, and have flexible afternoon and evening schedules. A strong candidate for this position would have prior coaching experience at the high school varsity level. The season runs from early February through mid May. Stipend is commensurate with past experience and very competitive with our peer schools. 
     
    Read the full job description here.
  • Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity Volleyball

    Marin Academy is seeking candidates for their Girls Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach position. In addition to having strong volleyball knowledge and coaching experience, candidates must be professional, positive, and have flexible afternoon and evening schedules. A strong candidate for this position would have coaching experience at the high school varsity or collegiate levels. The season runs from August 12 through mid/late-November, depending on postseason play. Stipend is commensurate with past experience and very competitive with our peer schools.
     
    Read the full job description here.
  • Head Coach, Boys JV Lacrosse

    Marin Academy is seeking candidates for their Boys JV Lacrosse Head Coach position. In addition to having strong lacrosse knowledge, candidates must be professional, positive, and have flexible afternoon and evening schedules. A strong candidate for this position would have playing experience at the high school and/or college level. The season runs from early February through May. Stipend is commensurate with past experience and very competitive with our peer schools.
     
    Read the full job description here.