Work at Willow

At Willow, we believe that every learning experience should have an intellectual and ethical purpose. We believe that experiential learning that is joyful, inquiry-based, and relevant to children’s lives forms the foundation students need to achieve academic excellence. We believe schools should “walk the talk” when it comes to ethical living, which is why our Virtues Program is embedded into everything we do.

If our approach to education resonates with you, please apply to current openings.

Alumni Coordinator Internship

Willow alumni, apply to become our Alumni Society Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year! The internship, which runs from September to June, is great for anyone looking to reconnect with Willow and focus on their writing, communication, event planning, and marketing skills.

The Alumni Society Coordinator interviews alumni for profiles, writes monthly newsletters, organizes alumni events, runs the Willow alumni social media, coordinates alumni fundraising, keeps on top of our contact database, and comes up with new ways to keep us all connected. The coordinator works directly with Willow’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Kerri O’Malley.

Interested? To apply, email a résumé and cover letter to Ms. O’Malley at komalley@willowschool.orgPlease apply by August 15th!

Marketing Internship

Join The Willow School’s Marketing & Communications team! Build your resume working with a mission-driven non-profit as you hone your communication skills. The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, and devoted to telling a good story. He or she will be studying marketing or communications, possess excellent writing, communication, and video editing skills, and be up on the latest social media marketing trends. Photography and videography experience is a plus!

At Willow, we believe in student-directed learning, so it should come as no surprise that you will have the ability to craft the experience you want from this internship. We are looking for someone interested in brainstorming campaigns and leading projects that you design, working closely with Willow’s Director of Marketing & Communications to primarily create social media and email campaigns, create and share video content, and write and publish blogs on the school’s website.

You will have the opportunity to get hands-on, day-to-day experience with tangible outcomes that you can add to your portfolio, while simultaneously learning more about developing a marketing strategy that includes digital and traditional media.


  • Assist with writing, designing, and sending weekly e-newsletters.
  • Assist with regular social media postings to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Film and edit short videos for the school’s website and social media, including our twice-weekly Morning Gathering videos.
  • Help brainstorm, research, and write blogs for the school website.
  • Take photos and videos on campus as needed.

Some work can be done remotely, but the ideal candidate would be available to work on-site at least two days a week (note that a mask will have to be worn indoors when on campus and that the candidate would be expected to follow all established safety protocols at all times).

Please send your cover letter, including your availability, and resume to Kerri O’Malley, Willow’s Director of Marketing & Communications, at

Substitute Teacher

The Willow School, an independent preschool through grade eight school in Gladstone, NJ, seeks educators to serve as daily substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking candidates to substitute all subjects and grades, preschool- Grade 8. The appropriate candidates will join a highly dedicated team of educators. The ideal candidates will not only be talented elementary and middle school teachers but will be a solid fit for The Willow School’s mission and community. This position is available immediately and we are seeking multiple candidates.

The ideal candidate will:

● Substitute for teachers and teaching assistants
● Lead and reinforce lessons developed by the head teacher by reviewing materials with students
● Support the campus by performing tasks including but not limited to recess/lunch/dismissal duties, enforcing classroom/school rules
● Perform light classroom maintenance
● Assist with record-keeping, such as taking attendance
● Demonstrate outstanding teamwork and collaboration with all members of the Willow faculty
● Demonstrate outstanding communication skills with parents, students, and colleagues

The Willow School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Please send cover letter and resume to

The Willow School seeks to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


Apply Fall 2021