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Business Manager

Monadnock Waldorf School has an immediate opening for Business Manager.

Monadnock Waldorf School has been preparing young people for success in life since 1976. Located in the city of Keene, we enroll approximately 175 children, N/K-12, on three campuses. Monadnock Waldorf School is dedicated to nurturing young human beings who will be capable of contributing fully to the tasks of life with courage, compassion and conviction. Located in the southwest corner of New Hampshire, Keene is a vibrant small city with an active arts community, a focus on environmental wellbeing, and a strong sense of community. The natural world is close at hand with easy access to lakes and mountains.

The Business Manager is responsible for managing the school’s resources in a manner consistent with the mission and values of the school. The ideal candidate will be a strategic partner with the School Administrator and Board of Trustees and participate on the highly collaborative administrative team, contributing to long-term planning and current operations. Reporting to the School Administrator, the Business Manager runs the financial, accounting, human resource, risk management, facilities and tuition assistance activities of the school. The position is exempt and full time for twelve months per year.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage all functions of the business office following priorities set by the School Administrator, Board and institutional needs.
  • Manage finance and accounting activities including interim and annual reporting, coordination of audit and 990, analysis of trends and comparative information, and oversight of business office systems.
  • Manage annual budget process including budget forecasting and pro-forma budget modeling with input from the faculty, board committees, and staff.
  • Collaborate with the Board, and Board Committees (Personnel, Finance, Facilities, etc.)
  • Supervise the work of finance and facilities support staff.
  • Oversee human resources functions including payroll and benefits administration, handbooks, and employee and independent contractor agreements, oversight of 401(k) program and annual 5500 filing.
  • Administer the tuition assistance program
  • Oversee risk management practices including insurance, compliance, and safety and security program
  • Oversee facilities maintenance of all three campuses
  • Collaborate on major school Initiatives including facilities projects and fundraising campaigns
  • Attend meetings of the school Staff, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Investment Committee, Board of Trustees, All School Meetings and others as customary and related to school finance and business functions
  • Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Five years professional experience in finance or accounting with verifiable experience in preparation of non-profit GAAP financial statements and at least three years in a supervisory role. Experience in a school or other non-profit administration preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in business or accounting preferred.
  • Commitment and capacity to fulfill the responsibilities of the Business Manager in furthering the School’s mission, strategic plan and goals.
  • Mature and excellent judgment and sensitivity in managing responsibilities and relationships.
  • Positive personality with customer service mindset.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and adapt to frequent changes with a strong team orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Resourceful, creative solution-finder, able to develop options with a broad perspective on the potential impact of change
  • Ability to effectively negotiate in a way that supports the interests and mission of the school
  • Knowledge of systems applications related to business office job functions
  • Accurate and attentive to detail
  • Sensitivity, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to development relevant professional knowledge, skills, and abilities

We invite you to send a letter of interest, a resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to the Business Manager Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or info@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

High School Physical Sciences and Math Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a full time high school physical sciences teacher for main lesson blocks and skills classes beginning August, 2017. The position includes teaching math skills classes and (ideally) coordinating our computer programming curriculum. We also invite teachers to apply who may be interested in administrative responsibilities combined with a lesser teaching load. Candidates interested in guest teaching blocks only are also welcome to apply.

The ideal candidate will have completed or currently be enrolled in an AWSNA recognized Waldorf teacher education program. We look for candidates who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about teaching out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education—in particular, the Goethean/phenomenological approach to science—and who are committed to working with adolescents. Candidates with previous HS teaching experience receive preference, especially if that experience is in a Waldorf school. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area; a Masters or PhD is preferred. Additional interests and skills in the arts, movement, outdoor education, student health and initiatives, are considered beneficial to candidacy.

For the right candidate or new teacher seriously interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher, MWS supports Waldorf training and provides in-school mentorship.

Full-time positions receive benefits and generous tuition remission for faculty children. To apply, please send or email: 1) a letter of interest, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) a biographical sketch, and 4) three references to: Karl Schurman, High School Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf High School, 146 School Street, Keene, NH 03431: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org

 

French and/or Spanish Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School is accepting applications for a full time French and/or Spanish teacher for the Elementary School and the High School to begin for the 2017-2018 school year.  The ideal candidate will be a native speaker with teaching experience eager to work out of the principles of Waldorf Education. Also preferred are a confident classroom presence and strong social and communication skills.

Monadnock Waldorf School is located in the city of Keene in southwestern New Hampshire among the beautiful hills of the Monadnock region. Founded in 1976, our school offers Waldorf Education to students from Early Childhood to High School and is an accredited member of Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and a member of Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.

We invite you to send a letter of interest, a resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to The Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or jbellamy@monadnockwaldorfschool.org.

Candidates must have proof that they are eligible to work in the USA.

 

About the school: Monadnock Waldorf School has been preparing young people for success in life since 1976. Located in the city of Keene, we enroll approximately 175 children, N/K-12, on three different campuses.

Our high school’s mission is to awaken the power of observation, challenge critical thinking, cultivate faculties for independent judgment and inspire a capacity for responsible action. We are dedicated to nurturing young human beings who will be capable of contributing fully to the tasks of life with courage, compassion, and conviction. We strive to foster wholeness and lifelong well being through awakening an abiding love and interest in the world while cultivating the gifts and strengths that are unique to each individual student. Our high school has a dynamic and committed core faculty, and a rich collegial life.

Monadnock Waldorf High School offers a rigorous academic curriculum balanced with a thorough cultivation of artistic skills, practical work, and rich interaction with the larger world. Learning to think is emphasized over what to think. Students grow to recognize that what they learn relates to their everyday lives and prepares them to stride boldly into their own bright futures.