An Independent Episcopal Day School for Ages 3 Through 12th Grade in Burlington, New Jersey

Careers at Doane Academy


Thank you for your interest in a career at Doane Academy.

Doane Academy welcomes qualified candidates seeking to join the ranks of our professional faculty and staff. We are interested in applicants who are devoted to an education for life, who are willing and able to embrace our small school culture, are committed to mastering the art and craft of educating, and can combine enthusiasm for their expertise with an understanding of the many different ways students learn.

Application Process

Interest applicants should send a cover letter and C.V., to George B. Sanderson, Headmaster,
Doane Academy at

Current Positions:



    Doane Academy, an Episcopal day school serving students age 3 through grade 12, seeks a Chaplain to begin work in the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a part-time position with the following responsibilities:


      • Plan, conduct, and oversee weekly chapel services for lower school and middle/upper school. These services take place on Wednesdays.
      • Identify and secure guest speakers, as appropriate.
      • Plan and conduct all special services, including the first day of school, Christmas, Founder’s Day, and Graduation.


      • Attend special school events (especially those that start with a blessing) including Thanksgiving lunch and Class Night.
      • Attend all-school faculty meetings (once per month; Monday afternoons).
      • Develop network of other school chaplains.
      • Serve as a resource to the teacher of World Religions and other members of the faculty.
      • Attend professional development programs on chaplaincy when appropriate.


      Counseling and pastoral care

      • Minister to the needs of faculty, staff, students and families as opportunities present themselves.

      As the above describes, this is a part-time position. The Chaplain is expected to be on campus all day on Wednesday and then in conjunction with the additional meetings and events described above.

Director of Facilities

    Director of Facilities

    The Director of Facilities is responsible for planning and executing a program of campus maintenance, construction, and renovation in a manner that protects Doane’s investment in the facilities and which supports the school’s mission. Programs include all buildings and improvements, grounds and plantings, utilities and mechanical/electrical systems, parking, equipment, and vehicles. The Director of Facilities serves as foreman, laborer, and contractor on school construction and renovation projects. The Director creates and maintains an annual budget with the Chief Financial Officer, to whom the Director reports, and serves as a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees, which meets monthly.

    Essential Job Functions

      • Maintains mechanical, electrical, and control systems.
      • Coordinates and orders contracted services as needed to accomplish repairs.
      • Uses manufacturers’ recommendations and job knowledge, establishes and carries out a planned/preventative maintenance program for the physical plant, vehicles, tools and equipment.
      • Serves as project manager, assuring timely completion of tasks, and satisfactory subcontractor performance on any school construction or renovation projects.
      • Supervises and performs maintenance of buildings, performs grounds maintenance, parking lot and walkway maintenance, snow removal and campus beautification..
      • Stays alert to all school safety issues.
      • Acts as liaison with county and state officials, as related to fire, security, and occupational safety.
      • Develops and maintains a system of grounds and facilities supplies and asset inventory.
      • Purchases supplies and equipment as needed within the school’s purchasing guidelines.
      • Supervises work of the school’s facilities staff and student workers.
      • Supervises and performs work requested or needed on work orders.
      • Assigns and supervises a training program for new school facilities workers and student workers.
      • Maintains a familiarity with building automation software as well as card access systems.
      • Ensures that required internal and external inspection reports are prepared and filed within deadlines.
      • Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, prepares the annual operating budget for the maintenance, special repairs, and capital improvement projects of the campus facilities.
      • Serves as school liaison to tenants on campus (West Pearl Street house).
      • Maintains and enforces all applicable OSHA standards as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
      • Accomplishes other tasks as may be required and assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
      • As a supervisor, the Director provides oversight and leadership to the Buildings and Grounds Department. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying professional development opportunities, additional training, performing evaluations, and counseling of all departmental employees.

    Supervisory Duties

    The Director of Facilities manages the Doane’s facilities and custodial staff, which includes all full-time and part-time positions, as well as outsourced custodial and grounds maintenance contracts.

    Preferred Education and Experience

      • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Facility Management, Construction Management, or related disciplines preferred.
      • Experience in a senior facilities role in a complex, multi-building campus setting such as an independent school or small college.
      • Experience with the maintenance and restoration of historic buildings is preferred.
      • The following professional certifications, although not required, would be an asset. These include LEED AP, HVAC, ASHRAE, CEM, etc.
      • Training in plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.
      • Extensive experience with building systems and maintenance. Operations management, and grounds and turf. Minimum of five years of plant maintenance work experience in an academic or industry setting, including supervision and inspection of construction.
      • Demonstrated ability to lead facilities projects from inception to completion on time and on budget.
      • Demonstrated oral, written, and verbal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of constituents.
      • Ability to make decisions decisively and collaborate across multiple departments.
      • Progressive management experience, including direct supervision of a team.
      • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Qualifications

    As a key element of the position, the employee must possess leadership and management skills, as well as the ability to know when to utilize them. Also key are team building and team membership skills. The Director of Facilities must also be able to work with a wide variety of academic and community groups and governmental agencies as a team player. The Director must have a valid driver’s license have reliable transportation. The Director must possess or be able to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends. The Director should possess or acquire First Aid, CPR, and OSHA certification. A pre-employment physical may be required. Doane Academy is a smoke-free campus.

    The Director of Facilities:

      • Is a proactive leader and works well without close supervision.
      • Works well as a member of the team.
      • Has strong communication skills; able to collaborate and be a team player.
      • Values community and brings a spirit of enthusiasm and energy.
      • Believes and lives the core values of the Doane community.
      • Possesses good communication skills, both written and oral.
      • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
      • Possesses strong problem-solving skills, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making skills.
      • Completes all assigned tasks with follow-through.
      • Proficiency in computer applications of word processing, spreadsheet, and databases.

    Physical Demands

      • The physical demands of the position are necessary for the employee to successfully complete his/her job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk distances, use hands and fingers to handle or operate computers, objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The position may require climbing and working from ladders.
      • The employee must occasionally lift up to 100 lbs., stand for long periods of time, operate machinery, and drive school vehicles. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust to distances and focus at various distances.
      • The position requires frequent bending, stooping, and walking. Work is indoor and outdoor. The Director is exposed to various weather conditions as well as harsh chemicals that must be handled properly to avoid any health hazard.

    Interested candidates should send a detailed resume and cover letter to Chance Van Sciver, Chief Financial Officer, Doane Academy, at

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher

Doane is seeking substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year. In the absence of a full-time teacher, substitute teachers provide instruction using existing lesson plans and manage the classroom environment. Candidates are required to have earned a college degree; classroom teaching experience, especially in an independent school environment, is preferred. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to George Sanderson, Headmaster, at

Teacher of Lower School Spanish

    Teacher of Lower School Spanish

    Doane Academy seeks a full-time lower school Spanish teacher with the following qualifications and experience:

    • Experience with and/or training in teaching lower school Spanish (preschool-grade 5).
    • Superior oral and written fluency in Spanish.
    • Masters Degree in Spanish or related field is a plus.
    • Having both an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit.
    • Enthusiasm for, and knowledge about, Spanish-speaking cultures.
    • Ability to teach within an immersion model (ability to teach class 100% in the target language).
    • Familiarity with proficiency-based curricula and communicative approach to instruction.
    • Willingness to collaborate with other lower school teachers and middle and upper school Spanish teachers.
    • Expertise with using technology to support language acquisition.
    • Time spent living or studying abroad is a plus.
    • Familiarity with, or experience, teaching in an independent school environment is a plus.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to George Sanderson, Headmaster, at

Teacher of Middle School Science

Teacher of Middle School Science

Doane Academy seeks a full-time teacher of middle school science with the following qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching middle school science courses including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.
  • Experience with teaching math up to and including Algebra I.
  • BS or BSE degree required; masters preferred.
  • Experience with S.T.E.A.M. curriculum and/or involvement with extracurricular S.T.E.A.M. activities is a plus.
  • Ability to teach a section of middle school math is preferred.
  • Candidates should have enthusiasm for joining an entrepreneurial, collegial, enthusiastic, innovative, fun group of teaching professionals.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to George Sanderson, Headmaster, at

Theater Director

    Theater Director

    Doane Academy seeks a part-time Theater Director to join our faculty starting in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate will support students in grades 4 to 12 in our performing arts program. He or she will act as director and oversee all aspects of our winter/spring upper school production (either a drama or musical, depending on the year) and our lower school spring production. In addition, the Theater Director will serve as an advisor for the school’s Halloween event known as “Doane’s Dungeon” and the annual Christmas pageant. Finally, the Theater Director will teach one section of our middle school drama class in the spring trimester.

    The qualified candidate must possess a deep appreciation for the potential of students and bring with them a creative spirit, sense of humor, and passion for collaboration. Exceptional flexibility, teamwork, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Ability and interest in technical theater is highly desirable but not required.

    Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree in the performing arts as well as experience with directing high school students. An advanced degree, teaching experience, and familiarity with independent schools are preferred but not required.

    Work schedule

    This is a part-time position based on the seasonal nature of the productions that the school stages. The candidate for this position should anticipate working some non-traditional hours as performance and rehearsal schedules demand. It should also be noted that Doane, like many schools, has a rotating, 6-day academic schedule which means that classes meet at different times on different days.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and c.v. to George B. Sanderson, Headmaster, Doane Academy at

About Doane Academy

Doane Academy, founded in 1837, is an independent Episcopal day school serving students from age 3 through grade 12 in Burlington, New Jersey. The student body includes approximately 236 students. Doane maintains a deep commitment to academic excellence, leadership, the arts, athletics, and character development, which you can learn about by exploring this website. We are located on the banks of the Delaware River, about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and slightly over an hour from New York City.