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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.

Director of Human Resources

City and Country School seeks a Director of Human Resources for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in July 2023. 

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Principal and serving on the School’s senior leadership team, the Director of Human Resources provides leadership and support in the key areas of policies, benefits, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, employee training, community engagement, and school culture. They will apply an overarching equity 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 partner with the Director of Finance and Operations to streamline processes and procedures related to the employee experience. The ideal candidate is insightful, visionary, analytical, and detail-oriented, while being mindful of the importance of building meaningful relationships with the school’s various constituents. 


  • Manage and oversee the School’s recruiting and hiring processes, with a focus on equity
  • Develop and execute an inclusive onboarding and orientation program for all new hires
  • 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
  • Coordinate administration of collective bargaining agreement, including grievance and arbitration procedures
  • Serve as primary School liaison with Union leadership
  • Serve as point person for all employee relations matters and serve as an impartial resource for conflict resolution
  • Work with school leadership to develop and implement performance management processes that fit the needs and culture of the School, including expectations setting, feedback, and professional development
  • 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
  • Manage and Oversee Payroll Processing
  • Collaborate regularly with the Director of Community Life, Equity and inclusion to evaluate the current and future HR Policies and practices to ensure our protocols and systems are aligned with our DEIB goals


  • 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 judgment
  • 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 have experience working with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as it relates to childcare certifications and requirements (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

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $110,000–$150,000. 

Candidates may apply here.

Middle and Upper School Administrative Associate

City and Country School seeks a full-time Administrative Associate position for the 2023-2024 School Year, beginning July 2023. 

Reports to: Director of Middle School 

                    Director of Upper School 

Employment Category: Non Exempt 

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00pm 

Salary range: $55,000-$70,000 

Overall Responsibilities: 

Provide administrative support for the Middle and Upper School Division Directors.

Administrative Support for Middle and Upper School Division Directors: 

  • Manage Division Directors’ calendars
    • Schedule floaters and substitute teachers 
    • Scheduling meetings with teachers 
    • Scheduling meetings with families 
    • Scheduling Student Support meetings for Middle and Upper School teams, parents and outside supports 
  • Maintain and organize Divisional Directors Google Drive 
  • Assist Division Directors with communications
    • Compose, edit, copy and schedule communication in Blackbaud and Gmail 
    • Create Google Forms to support Middle and Upper School parent communication 
  • Provide administrative assistance with the High School Process and Exmissions 
  • Organize Middle and Upper School trips 
  • Coordinate ordering and shipping of materials for Middle and Upper School 
  • Coordinate hiring process for Middle and Upper School 
  • Coordinate Divisional events for faculty, parents, and students 
  • Purchase snacks for Divisional meetings as necessary 
  • Film Plays and other Middle and Upper School events as necessary 
  • Provide front desk coverage as needed 
  • Maintain confidential student and faculty records 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Requirements for the position:

  • Previous experience in an administrative role 
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace (Doc, Sheets, Forms, Groups, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud strongly preferred 
  • BeyondPay preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • College graduate or equivalent preferred

Candidates may apply here.

Middle School Shared Associate Teacher

City and Country School seeks one Middle School Shared Associate Teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in late August 2023.

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, City and Country School is a coeducational independent school for children ages 2-13. Founded in 1914 by Caroline Pratt, C&C currently serves 365 students. We have two groups at every age level. We believe that education is fundamentally a social process, and strive to create a vital school community that supports each child’s innate passion for learning. 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. 

The Shared Associate primarily works with 3rd graders. With two groups at each age level, the Associate will be shared by two cooperating teachers. Each group has approximately 16 students. 

The job of the Shared Associate is two-fold: 

  • Four days a week the Shared Associate works with their cooperating teachers, supporting individual students, working within a small group setting and facilitating large group lessons.
  • One to two days a week the Shared Associate “floats,” (or acts as a substitute) as needed, within the Middle and Upper School (3rd- 8th grade). If no coverage is needed on an Associate’s “Float Day,” they remain in the classroom.

A Shared Associate responsibilities include:

  • Assists students and teachers with classroom instruction
  • Confers with students in Library each day
  • Facilitates a literature circle two or three times a week with a group of 6-7 students
  • Accompanies Groups on field trips
  • Meets regularly with teachers to confer and plan
  • Assists in the Play process
  • Helps draft student reports and participates in Parent Conferences
  • Covers Lunch/Yard at least once per week
  • Attends weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) and monthly Associate Meetings
  • Substitutes for cooperating teachers as needed

In addition to the classroom responsibilities the Middle/Upper School Associates share Morning Yard duties (M-F 8:00-8:30 a.m.). The specific schedule is to be determined in August 2023.

Candidates may apply here.

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.