About MA
About MA


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

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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Current Staff Openings

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  • Associate Director of College Counseling

    Marin Academy is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a new position to join the current team of two college counselors and a part-time assistant.
    The Marin Academy college counseling office focuses on four values:
    ChoicesEvery student should have choices in where they can attend college or pursue postsecondary options.
    Self-AwarenessStudents should learn about themselves throughout the process. 
    Autonomy: Throughout the college search and application process, students should begin to take ownership over their goals and organization.
    Self-Worth: While college can be a transformative and impactful time in a person's life, our office challenges students to identify intrinsic and internal sources of fulfillment.

    Read the full job description here.
  • Track & Field Assistant Coach

    Marin Academy is seeking candidates for Assistant Coach of the boys and girls Track & Field team.  In addition to having strong sport 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 January 28 through May.
    Requirements include a valid California driver’s license, TB test and fingerprinting. CPR and First Aid certification (or the willingness to become certified) are also necessary. Additionally, ASEP or NFHS CA Coaching Certification is mandated by the CIF for all high school coaches. All Marin Academy coaches must become certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance. 

    Read full job description here.

Current Administrative Openings

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