Employment Opportunities

The NYMA Difference

Teachers at NYMA have been dedicated for over a century to help inspire young men and women toward becoming people of substance who make a difference in the world around them. Like many classic boarding school formats, NYMA faculty members have the opportunity and responsibility to seek out teachable moments both in and out of the classroom. They participate in the afternoon programs as coaches or program leaders and as mentors in the dorms and residence halls. The NYMA Difference lies in the fact that cadets are educated using an expeditionary curriculum delivered within the military model. This allows the students to experience more peer leadership opportunity, accountability, and structure than in other independent schools. The process is beneficial to the cadets and at the same time offers a unique pedagogical advantage to NYMA teachers. The partnership between the military leadership on campus and the academic faculty provides the NYMA educator a unique and powerful opportunity to participate in the development of young leaders and capable scholars from around the world.

Similar to other independent day and boarding schools, the young people who arrive at NYMA are by no means finished products on day one. The job of helping individual cadets realize their aspirations and potential as leaders is as challenging as it is inspiring. But at NYMA there is a long history of strong and resilient adult leadership on campus with many teachers and staff devoting decades and even lifetimes to our mission. There is no doubt that the NYMA Difference offers a real opportunity for dedicated and capable educators to build both an outstanding quality of life as a professional and an extraordinary career as an educator.

Position: Superintendent

The duties and responsibilities of the Superintendent shall include working with the Board of Trustees and the followings:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning and Administration

  • Approves and administers rules and procedures.
  • Presents financial plans and annual budgets to the Board to achieve the objectives of the school.
  • Devises the teaching and non-teaching positions needed to implement the school's
    programs, and selects and employs competent personnel to fill these positions.
  • Determines standards and takes appropriate steps to measure and maintain reasonable performance and professional growth among immediate subordinates and, through them, all employees; disciplines those who fail to meet the standards.

Enrollment and Recruitment

  • Recommends enrollment objectives with respect to student numbers, character, and quality — and executes programs to achieve them.
  • Establishes standards and procedures for student admissions and dismissals.

Fund Raising and Relationship Management

  • Advises and assists the Board with respect to fund-raising needs and plans.
  • Coordinates fund-raising efforts and events and becomes personally involved in the cultivation and solicitation of major prospects, as needed.
  • Encourages meaningful alumni, parent and past parent participation in events that aid and support the goals of the school.

Requirements of Education and Experiences

  • Master’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of previous experience in education administration required.
  • Past military service preferred.
  • International experiences preferred.


Position: President

The duties and responsibilities of the President shall support the Superintendent in all aspects and be in charge of the general operations of the school:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develops tactical plans with the help of key members of the management team to achieve the strategic plans approved by Board.
  • Works to produce smooth day-to-day internal operation.
  • Works to make sure school operation follows all policies and procedures
  • Administers efforts that provide sufficient support for student programs.
  • Supervises the operation and maintenance of all school facilities.
  • Initiates and actively participates in problem solving by using policies, procedures, experience, people, tools and equipment available.

Finance and Funding

  • Supports Superintendent to prepare financial plans, budgets, and make sure all departments follow the budgets.
  • Monitors the financial records and makes sure all work follows such financial policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a system of cost control to foster efficiency consistent with high standards of education and the limitations of the budget.
  • Manages a cost-effective system of purchasing, billing, accounting, investing, and insurance.
  • Assists the Superintendent with respect to fund-raising needs and plans.

Requirements of Education and Experiences

  • Master’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of previous experiences in education administration and/or other operational capacities.
  • Familiar with international operations.


Position: Dean of International Affairs

The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of International Affairs shall support the Superintendent and President in overall international affairs:

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides operational support for the successful implementation of the international strategies
  • Promotes the enrollment of international students and be responsible for international students admissions.
  • Furthers the International Affairs goals and coordinates support from all aspects. Manages agendas and updates supporting documents
  • Designs and implements international programs, this includes summer programs, winter programs.
  • Creates, expands, and maintains international partnerships.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with international alumni, parents, and students.
  • Promotes collaboration and support from international alumni and internationally oriented businesses.
  • Increases the international experience for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • Facilitates and help the integration of international students into the campus community.
  • Serves and supports international programs in all aspects from school side.
  • Organizes and maintains all information and documents about the international affairs.

Requirements of Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of previous experiences in international education affairs required.
  • International operations experiences are highly preferred.


To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Barbara O’Rourke, Superintendent’s Secretary, at borourke@nyma.org with position desired as the subject.

New York Military Academy will neither discriminate against nor grant a preference to any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, medical veteran status, or disabling condition in the operation of its employment, promotion, compensation, or evaluation policies.