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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.

Database Manager and Development Coordinator

City and Country School seeks a full-time Database Manager and Development Coordinator, beginning immediately. 

The Database Manager and Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and is an integral part of the three-person Development Office. This person will manage the Raiser’s Edge database, and extensive experience in Raiser’s Edge is required. The ideal candidate is analytical, tech-savvy, and detail-oriented, while also being mindful of the importance of building meaningful relationships with the school’s various constituents. This individual is responsible for ensuring high standards of quality, consistency, and accuracy across all development records and research reports. The position is broken down into approximately 75% database work and 25% other administrative work. 

Responsibilities

  • Data management: 
    • Develop and follow policies and protocols for data entry, prospect management, accuracy, and data management. 
    • Ensure accurate and standardized input of all data (e.g., address changes, business information, and other updates).
    • Perform periodic maintenance to ensure that data is up-to-date, accurate, and de-duplicated, and that best practices are being implemented and documented.
  • Gift entry:
    • Record all incoming donations, export gift detail reports, and reconcile gifts with the Business Office. 
    • Produce weekly gift acknowledgement letters for signatures and oversee emailing them to donors. 
    • File gift documentation. 
  • Raiser’s Edge Reports: 
    • Pull segmented mailing lists for solicitations and correspondence.
    • Design and run regular reports on annual giving and/or major gifts status, prospect management, and constituency-specific giving status.
    • Prepare all CASE, NYSAIS, NAIS, and similar surveys and reports. 
  • Other Raiser’s Edge responsibilities:
    • Conduct Target Analytics research yearly. 
    • May include using NXT and working on various integration projects, for example, between Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge. 
  • Events:
    • Record and track RSVPs for events. 
    • Have the flexibility to work at 6-8 evening events per year and 1-2 weekend events. 
  • Main point of contact between the office and Diamond Mind, a credit card processing company. 
  • Other administrative duties as needed. 

Requirements 

  • Bachelors’ degree or relevant work experience, including three-five years experience working in development and/or data management. The ideal candidate will have experience working in development and data management in an independent school. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing a Raiser’s Edge database. 
  • Understanding of financial systems and ability to interpret and report on financial information.
  • Experience in data analysis, gift processing, and donor acknowledgment; familiar with annual fundraising cycle and common development terminology and needs.
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace tools and Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information. 
  • Willingness to be a team player and member of the community. 
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all constituencies of the School and demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the School. 
  • Physical ability to climb stairs, as the School does not have elevators, and to lift small items of up to 20 pounds occasionally.

City and Country is committed to creating a more just society and community through our DEI work. Employees must be willing participants in supporting this. 

This position is in-person four days per week at the school’s campus in Manhattan’s West Village and remote one day per week, with additional remote work possible during school vacations, as meets the needs of the office. The salary range for this position is $65,000-75,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position includes a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid individual health insurance, life insurance, flex spending account, pre-tax transit account, and paid vacation and sick time, among other benefits. 

Candidates may apply here. All applicants’ names will be held in confidence, and no references will be contacted without an applicant’s express permission. 

Archivist

City and Country School seeks a part-time Archivist to oversee, maintain, and develop the School’s archives that document over 100 years of progressive education and Greenwich Village history. The City and Country School Archives contain an extensive collection of documents, photographs, and student work related to the School’s pedagogy and history, as well as the evolution of education in America. Many of these original writings and artifacts are irreplaceable and invaluable to the study of progressive education.

The C&C Archives serve the school and the progressive education community by collecting, preserving, providing access to, and interpreting primary resource material on the work and history of the school and New York City. Read more about the C&C Archives here.

The Archivist oversees and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the current collection–both physical and digital formats.
  • Maintaining and updating the finding aid.
  • The acquisition, processing and cataloging of new materials.
  • Maintaining and updating the digital archive of photos. 
  • Assessing preservation needs of the collection.
  • Maintaining and updating archives policies and administrative materials.
  • Providing access and support to school staff, students and families for various needs such as: exhibits, events, communications, reference inquiries.
  • Supporting external researchers. 
  • Collaborating with external archivists and historians in the wider progressive education and Greenwich Village community.
  • Overseeing volunteers as needed.
  • Effectively collaborating and communicating with the Board Archives Committee.

The Archivist will ideally bring:

  • Demonstrated understanding, application, and implementation of current archival theory, standards, and best practices including the ability to create policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physical and digital record management policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current conservation and preservation practices for archival collections in a variety of formats.
  • Flexibility processing various physical formats, including paper, photographs, film/video materials, and art objects.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and archival database software: currently C&C Archives utilizes Omeka Software with Dublin Core standards for the digital archive.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a variety of community members and outside professionals. 
  • Experience curating exhibitions related to archival collections and developing and delivering talks and workshops.
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information sciences with emphasis on archives or master’s in archival administration or equivalent degree/experience.
  • A working knowledge of progressive education in general and C&C in particular, and the history of Greenwich Village
  • Must be able to lift and or move up to 40 pounds unassisted.

The position is part-time: 8-10 hours per week, with opportunity for a flexible schedule. The compensation range is $35-$50/hour. 

Candidates may apply here.

Lower/Middle School Science Teacher

The VIIs to IXs Science Teacher approaches science instruction with an interdisciplinary approach, finding authentic ways to connect science understandings to students’ social studies.

The Science Teacher position responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging lifelong scientific inquiry and exploration for students
  • Develop, revise, and teach 2nd through 4th grade science curriculum using a progressive approach
  • Collaborate with Group Teachers, Specials Teachers, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies 
  • Maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment 
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Manage science budget and materials
  • Organize trips/experiences which support science concepts
  • Write reports and conduct Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Facilitate Afterschool Science programming, fostering  student-led exploration, in coordination with the Middle/Upper School Science Teacher 

For an additional stipend, the Lower/Middle School Science Teacher will attend a 5 day, 4 night Country Trip in rural New Jersey with 4th grade students and teachers

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience teaching science with a progressive approach
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with children ages 2-9
  • Experience developing and revising science curriculum with an integrative approach
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
  • Familiarity with project-based, experiential teaching and lesson development
  • Commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Master’s degree in Education, Science Education, or related field

The salary range for this position is $66,660–$124,095.

Candidates may apply here.

Director of Facilities

City and Country School seeks a full-time Director of Facilities.

This is a great opportunity to support the mission of an established and reputable not for profit organization. The Director of Facilities will report to the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO).  The individual will work closely with the Buildings and Grounds Manager to direct, coordinate and supervise facilities and maintenance staff. They must exhibit strong leadership and communication skills, manage and balance competing tasks, priorities and deadlines, in addition to completing projects on time and within budget while maintaining the School’s commitment to quality facilities in support of the mission and goals of the School in personal conduct and management of others. 

Primary responsibilities for the Director of Facilities position include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Responsible for setting strategies, developing standards, process improvements and overseeing all facilities maintenance operations, including the scheduling and performance of regular preventive maintenance on all building(s) systems, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, and other equipment to meet the strategic needs of the School.  
  • Work with the Buildings and Grounds Manager to oversee the cleaning of the school, as well as facility compliance (fire alarms, sprinklers, etc.) – Arrange for testing of systems as required.
  • Oversees and troubleshoots the security cameras/monitoring system and the phone system including the School’s Verizon landlines.  Works with the DFO to set the overall strategic direction for the safety and security of the facilities, developing safety/security priorities.
  • Organizes schedules and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational need.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations (e.g. OSHA, fire drills). Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for law/code. 
  • Works with the Director of Finance and Operations to create an annual operating and capital budget and supervises facilities expenditures. Prepares budgeting and capital equipment budget development based upon the School’s competitive procurement goals to be reviewed and approved by the DFO.
  • Collaborates with instructional and administrative staff including technology, security, athletics, after-school program, and food service to understand special needs and maintain quality support.
  • Liaison with any current and future landlords to ensure that any and all rented spaces are operating effectively and safely. 
  • Participates constructively in the strategic development of the school including landmark and zoning compliance, utilities services and energy management.
  • Leads and collaborates the acquisition of capital budget items from purchase through installation and operation.
  • Maintain inventory of furniture, equipment, carpentry and cleaning supplies, and order as needed. Seek out information about alternative vendors as appropriate for improvements in price or quality. 
  • Review and renew all service contracts and assure that all school equipment is maintained and repaired as needed.  
  • Work with the Buildings and Grounds Manager to provide facilities support for campus events (e.g. the Harvest Festival, Spring Fair, auction, open houses, etc.)
  • Work with the Buildings and Grounds Manager to schedule and supervise all maintenance, cleaning and security staff at the school in a cost effective manner and assures operational procedures and quality of products and services meet current federal, state and local ordinances.
  • Review the school calendar and provide coverage as needed. 
  • Organize a process to coordinate responses to all facility requests. This includes the set-up and break-down necessary to support daily events.
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends. Participate in the NYSAIS Director of Facilities Group in order to exchange ideas/trends/expertise between NYSAIS schools.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or requested.

The Director of Facilities must be a team player and leader with the ability to multitask while being attentive to detail. This is a “hands-on position” and a successful candidate must have a working knowledge of building management systems and construction project experience. The candidate should enjoy working with and being around children. In addition, the applicant should have:

  • College degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of related management experience.
  • All necessary certifications associated with the job description.
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written skills. 
  • Comfort using technology including spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • The physical ability to manage and oversee small repairs themselves and be able to traverse the existing facility, including existing multi-flight stairs on a regular basis in order to provide the “hands-on” role and responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Previous work experience with a school is a plus.

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $105,000–$125,000.

Candidates may apply by emailing NicoleS@cityandcountry.org

Director of Human Resources

City and Country School is seeking a Director of Human Resources to serve as the primary point person for all HR matters, providing informed and strategic end to end support in line with the values and initiatives of the School. This position reports primarily to the Head of School, with a secondary reporting relationship with the Director of Finance and Operations.  The Director of Human Resources will provide support in the key areas of policies and benefits, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, training, engagement, and culture. They will apply an overarching DEI lens to all HR policies and decisions and provide guidance and oversight to ensure fairness and consistency in HR policies, taking into consideration the needs of both teaching and non-teaching staff. The Director of Human Resources will apply a customer service approach to streamlining processes and removing roadblocks for staff.  

The Director of Human Resources will:

  • Take ownership of the recruitment process to ensure consistency
  • Provide support in the recruitment process, including reviewing job descriptions to ensure they reflect both the role being advertised and the culture of the school, helping to source candidates as needed
    • Participate in and support the School’s hiring committees
    • Support the hiring process, specifically in relation to contracts, Department of Health requirements, permitting, required paperwork, and establishing a competitive pay structure
  • Develop and execute an inclusive onboarding and orientation program for all new hires, including training on HR-specific topics and processes
  • Partner with payroll, technology, communications, and operations to ensure a smooth onboarding process for new staff
  • Provide end-to-end ownership of everything related to benefits, including creating materials, answering queries, and supporting staff and faculty in all benefits needs; serve as primary point of contact for all benefit questions and inquiries
  • Create, monitor, and update HR policies, including maintaining the Employee Handbook, standardizing policies, and monitoring for compliance
  • Serve as point person for all employee relations matters and serve as an impartial resource for conflict resolution
  • Develop and implement a performance management process that fits the needs and culture of the School, including expectations setting, feedback, and professional development
  • Explore institutional needs related to non-programmatic training and implement as necessary
  • Focus on culture and employee engagement; explore opportunities to build culture and strengthen community among faculty and staff in collaboration with the Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Administer and process payroll; coordinate with Controller and/or Director of Finance and Operations for appropriate approvals
  • Conduct exit interviews for departing staff; analyze data, develop feedback-based recommendations, and implement changes as necessary to facilitate improvement

Who You Are

  • You possess the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and deal well with conflict
  • You are a strong communicator with the ability to listen to the needs of others
  • You have strong mediation and facilitation skills
  • You possess strong morals and ethics and sound judgement
  • You are able and committed to upholding confidentiality and privacy
  • You have the ability to influence and facilitate change 
  • You are able to align with C&C’s educational and workplace philosophies 
  • You have demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships and influence at all levels of the organization
  • You have strong strategic skills and the ability to act as a visionary 
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent, with 7+ years of progressive HR experience and 3–5 years in an HR leadership role
  • You have earned a HR professional certification (preferred)
  • You are experienced in benefits administration including working with brokers to find affordable plans and ensuring ACA and COBRA compliance
  • You have a demonstrated understanding of all HR functions and proven experience in driving a strategic workforce plan
  • You have in-depth knowledge of labor laws and HR practices

As a regular full-time employee of City and Country School, you will be eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision, as well as a retirement program. The salary range for this position is $110,000–$150,000.

Candidates may apply here.