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City and Country School is a coeducational independent, progressive school for children ages 2–13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books, and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. We believe the teacher’s place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in pursuit of a deeper perspective. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.

Central to our mission and philosophy is our deep commitment to community. Creating meaningful connections inspires us and centers our work with each other and with the children. Click here to learn more about our community.

City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.

Business Office Staff Accountant

City and Country School, an independent, non-sectarian day school enrolling children ages 2-13, seeks a full-time Staff Accountant, starting February 1, 2023. 

The Staff Accountant position requires an individual with the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively (oral and written) with faculty, administration and staff. The candidate should have a very high proficiency with spreadsheet software (Excel) as well as Microsoft Word. The candidate should be a self starter and possess a willingness to learn and quickly grasp all areas of technology. Additionally, the candidate should be adaptable to changes in a fast moving environment. The candidate should be technically strong in areas related to accounting, finance and reporting. This position also requires a high level of organizational skills and candidates must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity. 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Accounting preferred)
  • This person will be handling and privy to confidential information and should be someone that has the ability to pay attention to details and deadlines and is able to multitask
  • This position requires an individual with the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively (oral and written) with faculty, administration, staff, and our Board of Trustees. 
  • Ability to work well alone and with a partner or team
  • Reliable and punctual with dedicated professionalism to job and duties
  • Able to adapt to changing schedules or routines, excellent time management skills
  • Organized and able to follow instructions
  • CPA or CPA candidate a plus

THE POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a great opportunity to be part of an established and reputable organization. The Staff Accountant will be an integral part of the Business Office, reporting daily to the Controller. The Business Office is overseen by the Director of Finance and Operations. Primary responsibility for this function is to support the accounting, financial reporting and general operations within the Business Office.

The specific functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare reconciliations and journal entries as outlined in the monthly closing process. These may include: Journal entries related to payroll, benefits, tuition revenue, credit card receipts, credit card expenses, accrued expenses, etc.
  • Preparing endowment and investment reconciliations 
  • Preparing bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining fixed assets schedule
  • Maintaining all other asset reconciliations including student receivables 
  • Maintaining all liability reconciliations including accounts payable
  • Support the payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable process as needed. This may include:
    • Entering vendor invoices and gathering necessary approvals as well as supporting documentation 
    • Assisting with purchasing
    • Entering miscellaneous cash receipts
    • Assisting with payroll processing
  • Provide support during the annual financial statement audit, pension plan audit and preparation of form 990
  • Assist with external reporting for other interested parties
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge, Blackbaud Tuition Management, Adobe Acrobat, google workspace and Microsoft Office strongly preferred

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The annual salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000. 

Candidates may apply here.

Director of Community Life, Equity and Inclusion

City and Country School seeks a full-time Director of Community Life, Equity and Inclusion, starting on or before July 1, 2023. A full opportunity statement is available here.

THE POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Principal, the Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion will be an integral part of the leadership team at a school that is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director will become part of an exciting new leadership and growth phase for C&C, with the school also welcoming a new Principal starting July 2023. The Director will be a dynamic co-collaborator, bringing big ideas and forward-thinking to the table, while also respecting the school and its current culture. With strong support from the Board, the Director will lead and partner on continued efforts to increase the racial, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of students and faculty, in curriculum development, and in professional development. The goal of the Director position is to collaborate with all constituencies at City and Country School to ensure a sense of belonging and that the C&C experience is one of inclusion and equity.

Assuming an ongoing responsibility to understand and reflect the diverse identities, backgrounds, and cultures inherent in the city of New York, the Director will be committed to making C&C authentically inclusive through the lens of antiracism and social justice, ensuring everyone’s fundamental right to be seen, be valued, and belong. There is significant opportunity to evolve this position in real time, guiding thoughtful questions and dialogue both from a community and program perspective. The Director will work closely with multiple constituencies including students, parents, faculty and staff, and the Board to ensure that community life, equity, and inclusion continue to be at the center of the school’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Strategic priorities include, but aren’t limited to:

  • The Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion will be a co-collaborator and thought leader in setting and furthering C&C’s vision and strategic plan for community, equity, and inclusion. By working in close partnership with key constituencies, the Director will work to prioritize the following:
    • Ensure that all policies, activities, communications, and programming reflect C&C’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    •  Proactively engage with and support students in a range of areas including emotional needs, 4 disciplinary action, affinity groups, and parent/ teacher conferences. 
    • Provide support for faculty and staff through personal engagement as well as professional development in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
    • Partner in ensuring that DEIJ is embedded in the constructivist and emergent curriculum of the school at developmentally appropriate stages. 
    • Aid in the search, hiring, and retention of diverse talent. 
    • Liaise with Admissions teams in the pursuit and retention of diverse applicants and their families. 
    • Facilitate strong community outreach through events that connect people and communicate ideals.

Professional Requirements

The Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion will be a collaborator, communicator, and strategic thinker. The individual in this position will be deeply involved in all facets of the community and must proactively strive to stay connected and engaged. The Director will model C&C’s commitment to making the school authentically inclusive, ensuring everyone’s fundamental right to be seen, be valued, and belong. This person will be a networker and connector, making certain to lead with empathy and compassion while also pushing a progressive agenda on equity and inclusion. In addition to the qualifications and skills noted above, the Director should possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (required), master’s degree preferred 
  • Minimum of five years of related experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Experience in a school setting 
  • Knowledge of progressive education preferred 
  • Working knowledge of Blackbaud student information system preferred

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $145,000–$175,000.

For more detailed information, see the position statement.

Candidates may apply by here. Please address any questions by email to jobs@strategenius.org or by phone at 415-881-7105. 

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers

City and Country School seeks Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers for the 2022-23 academic year.

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers work with grades 3-8. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Enacting lesson plans left by Group Teacher/Specials Teacher
    • Work may include Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Spanish, Technology, Art, Shop, Science, Music and Physical Education
  • Supporting students in the work of the classroom
  • Managing classrooms of children
  • Providing feedback to Group Teacher/Specials teacher with regard to the lesson and the group
  • Accompanying and overseeing children during Lunch, in the Library and in the Yard 
  • Joining groups on trips 
  • Overseeing Morning Yard
  • Supervising Afterschool Homework/Library 

Key elements for candidates include:

  • Flexible approach  
  • Experience with the age range 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Experience with progressive teaching approaches
  • Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment

Candidates may apply here.

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance and Operations

City and Country School seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance and Operations.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The Administrative Assistant position requires a friendly, out-going, individual with strong organizational skills. 
  • This person will be handling and privy to confidential information and should be someone that has the ability to pay attention to details and deadlines and is able to multitask. 
  • This position requires an individual with the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively (oral and written) with faculty, administration, staff, and our Board of Trustees. 
  • The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Workspace, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, think logically, make decisions, problem solve, and work well in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Prior experience working in a school environment is a plus. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

THE POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This is a great opportunity to be part of an established and reputable organization. 
  • The Administrative Assistant will be an integral part of the Business Office, reporting daily to the Director of Finance and Operations. 

The specific functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support the Director of Finance and Operations in all aspects of their role, including those concerning employee and labor relations, financial management and functions of the Business Office.
  • Organization and maintenance materials, including confidential and/or sensitive information, for the Director of Finance and Operations’ preparation for and attendance at various meetings, presentations and functions.
  • Maintain calendars and schedule meetings.
  • Review correspondence to the Director of Finance and Operations, and respond to such correspondence on behalf of the Director, as directed.
  • Greet and direct callers and visitors to the Business Office.
  • Copy, scan, email, sort, and distribute documents – including those that may include confidential and/or sensitive information – as necessary.
  • As directed, accompany the Director of Finance and Operations at management meetings, for purposes of note-taking and development and effectuation of follow-up actions.
  • Reconcile monthly financial receipts and expenses, and ensure that all cardholders submit documentation in a timely manner.
  • Review, organize, file and maintain documents, including all paid invoices, as well as those containing sensitive labor relations and human resources-related information.
  • Assist in the collection of receipts and other information to ensure accurate expense reimbursement through payroll.
  • Assist in General Ledger Reconciliations.
  • Prepare Confidential PowerPoint presentations concerning financial, employee relations, and labor relations materials.
  • Work on Special Projects as directed.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge, Blackbaud Smart Tuition, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • The individual will also support the Controller, the Director of Human Resources (HR), School Nurse and Director of Communications as needed.
    • This individual will support the on-boarding process, help facilitate employee leave of absence requests, accident reports (employee and student), Employee vaccine and flu record keeping and the accumulation of Department of Daycare employee data.
    • This individual will also help maintain all employee folders and assist in facilitating trainings when necessary as well as assist the Director of HR in employee relations record keeping.

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $50,000-$65,000.

Candidates may apply here.

Director of Technology

City and Country School seeks a full-time Director of Technology, starting November 1, 2022.

THE POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Technology leads strategic thinking, design, and systematic updating of a technology infrastructure to serve the City and Country School community. The individual will lead the school’s technology team, reporting to the school’s Director of Finance and Operations. The Director of Technology conducts day-to-day supervision of technology staff, including assigning and directing work, evaluating job performance, and identifying staff training needs and opportunities  The position is tasked in ensuring that the school’s technology infrastructure—including its hardware and software, information databases, phone systems, personnel, building security, and operations—is secure and optimized to serve the school’s mission of providing a strong progressive education. The position also collaborates with teachers, classrooms, families, and students to ensure that technology is infused appropriately and optimally in service of creating students with agency and purpose.

The Director of Technology is charged with conceptualizing, developing and implementing and overseeing the effectuation and management of technology solutions and policies, including strategic planning, support, and training, which supports all members of the community. The position designs spaces and systems to streamline its digital infrastructure, following and building best practices to support asset and device management and network security. The position also will collaborate with members of the community in building policies and procedures to govern personal and school-issued device use for both students and staff. These systems will provide technology support for faculty and students, streamline solutions, use data to be proactive about providing services, and where possible, include students in the process (in the spirit of the foundational C&C jobs program).   

The Director of Technology will work directly with the leadership team and teachers to develop, build and manage an overarching strategic vision for the use of technology in a progressive C&C education. The Director will lead collaboration to build best practices for ensuring students receive an education that prepares them for modern challenges and a world fueled by technology, while also ensuring that students maintain healthy relationships with their devices. In building this vision, the position is charged with maintaining the vested interest of the full C&C institution, staying on top of the latest findings in hardware, networks, and security. The position will lead the technology team in maintaining the interest of the classroom, the user experience of students, teachers, and community members, and staying on top of educational technology software and opportunities. 

The Director of Technology will also collaborate with division directors, in working as a thought-partner for unifying academic technology solutions across all three divisions to serve all students. The position will spearhead innovation by building programs to highlight faculty and student initiatives which positively build toward C&C’s progressive mission. The position will also collaborate with other departments such as Communications, Development, Finance, Admissions, and Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion, in ensuring this innovation can reach all aspects of the C&C community, and in ensuring that technology optimizes the goals of those departments and effective protocols and procedures are implemented.

Specific tasks include, but aren’t limited to:

  • This position manages, supervises, evaluates and trains Technology Department staff, including the Technology Integrator (non-teaching duties) and any and all Technology Support staff.  The position schedules staff and leads Technology Department hiring.
  • Strategic planning and implementation in the management and monitoring of the IT environment, including a 1:1 fleet which includes Chromebooks, iPads, and Macbooks
  • Developing ticketing systems to streamline technology solutions for servicing devices and classroom-supporting technology (including Apple TVs, projectors, printers) to identify, troubleshoot, resolve, and report technology challenges
  • Optimizing use of Blackbaud in the design and execution of operational systems and procedures to support school-wide record-keeping, including student information, enrollment management, and finances
  • Proactive leadership of collaboration and communication with all community stakeholders in serving as a thought-partner to ensure technology serves the needs of a City and Country progressive education
  • Designing and supporting trainings for faculty, students, and families in best practices for maintaining a safe and optimal community technology system
  • Representing the technology department by being responsive to outreach, and proactively collaborating on and communicating solutions to students, faculty, staff, and parents 

Professional Requirements

The Director of Technology must be able to proactively, tactfully, and effectively communicate with the community, while also being technically strong in information systems principles, procedures, and practices. The position requires:

  • A proven track record of success in education, technology, and leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Leadership, supervisory and managerial skills 
  • Knowledge and experience in academic institutions and culture, particularly in progressive education
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: both oral and written
  • Knowledge of best practices in educational technology
  • Experience across information system and learning management systems solutions, especially with Blackbaud Information System
  • Detail oriented; skilled multi-tasker with team player approach; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent judgment and proven ability to problem-solve
  • Task-oriented with proven ability to obtain results and meet deadlines
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • High level of organization skills with an attention to detail and deadlines 
  • Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions and activities. 
  • Ability to think logically, make decisions and solve problems; must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity. 
  • Flexibility to be “on call” for emergencies

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $95,000–$125,000.

Candidates may apply by emailing directoroftechnologysearch@cityandcountry.org.