Employment Opportunities

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We are always looking for passionate, dynamic, and caring individuals to join our school community. Interested applicants should send a resume, (3) professional references, and a letter of intent to:

Sabine Kully, Faculty Chair
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
Email: kullys@waldorfgarden.org

Current Openings:

Payroll & Accounts Payable Coordinator

This Payroll & A/P Coordinator reports to the Director of Finance and works closely with the School’s Accounting Manager to execute the job responsibilities, outlined below:

Accounts Payable:

  • Process full cycle accounts payables in accordance with School policies;
  • Maintain vendor invoices and reconcile any discrepancies in a timely fashion;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors and school employees; and,
  • Sort, review and enter invoices into the School’s general ledger, with particular attention to proper department and expense classification.

Payroll Support:

  • Review and process, with attention to accuracy and timeliness, the School’s bi-monthly payroll through ADP; ensuring compliance with School policies regarding internal control and maintenance of payroll records and data;
  • Validate payroll reports and post all journal entries relating to payroll and benefits to the School’s general ledger;
  • Process weekly and semi-monthly employee and employer contributions for the School’s retirement plan, HSA and FSA plans, and prepare required reports;
  • Verify monthly benefits invoices against employee rosters and elections and process for payment;
  • Prepare year-end payroll accruals as needed;
  • Review and reconcile year end and quarterly 941 tax reports, 1095-C and W-2’s;
  • Oversee annual pension audit and assist with year end general audit, including sections of the 990 tax return;
  • Recommend improvements for streamlining payroll processes;
  • Provide support to Finance Director regarding creating and maintaining employee personnel files, including assistance with background checks, required employee certifications, new hire documents for benefits and payroll, etc.; and,
  • Maintain confidentiality around personnel and sensitive information at all times.
  • Cafeteria online payment interface; manual cash receipts from cafeteria
  • Bookstore charges

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A BS/BA degree in Accounting or related field;
  • Minimum 2 years work experience, with a preference for nonprofit or independent school experience;
  • Ability to work independently, to multitask, while paying attention to accuracy and detail;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with particular emphasis on Excel;
  • Proficient in Quickbooks, knowledge of Senior Systems software a plus;
  • Good communication skills, with a professional, friendly and positive demeanor;
  • Team player who works effectively and collaboratively in a fast paced, changing environment.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a cover letter, resume and a minimum of three professional references to Ramona Owens, Director of Finance, at owensr@waldorfgarden.org.

Development Associate - Alumni Relations

The Development Associate has a unique opportunity to work with alumni and alumni parents from across the Waldorf School of Garden City community.  With 70-years of institutional history, there is as much a need to respect and maintain tradition as to explore new technologies and fresh ideas. The Development Associate serves as an ambassador to the alumni community, working closely with the Development Director to identify, cultivate and steward engagement between and amongst the Waldorf School of Garden City’s 1,000+ alumni. This includes managing existing alumni events and activities, while designing and implementing new opportunities for alumni and alumni parent engagement. The ideal candidate possesses a keen understanding of the School’s history, culture, and traditions, with a genuine interest in meeting alumni and hearing their stories.

Primary responsibilities for the Development Associate include:

  • Plan, implement and execute all aspects of event coordination, correspondence, and outreach related to a wide variety of alumni activities, including: class reunions, Alumni Day, Soccer and Basketball alumni games, College Care Packages, High School Senior Sendoff, Carol Sing Reception, regional alumni events, and other activities that bring alumni back to the School or connect them in their local communities.
  • Provide support to the Development Director, with a focus on alumni participation, related to all-school events and activities, including: Benefactor’s Reception, Fall Fair, Gala Dinner Celebrations, Golf Outings, Alumni Symposium, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Collect alumni notes and write articles profiling alumni for monthly and annual publications.
  • Maintain communication with class representatives, as well as the larger alumni and alumni parent communities via direct contact, email blasts, print publications, and various social media platforms.
  • Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the School’s fundraising goals.
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; finding new and creative ways to obtain and update contact, biographical and career information of alumni.
  • Educate graduating High School students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs and activities.
  • Partner with the High School faculty and guidance counselor to create networking opportunities for Junior Career Day and High School student mentoring and career guidance from our alumni community.
  • Work with Development colleagues to continually identify opportunities for increasing financial support from alumni community.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 2+ years relevant professional experience.
  • Familiarity with, and commitment to, the goals of Waldorf education.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in developing, coordinating and motivating volunteers and volunteer leadership.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proven capacity to work collaboratively and courteously with individuals from across all School constituencies.
  • Ability to plan and implement constituency programs and activities, with the passion and enthusiasm to engage others.
  • High level of proficiency in computer programs (Micro Soft Office Suite) and data base system management.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Individuals interested in applying for the position of Development Associate should send a cover letter, resume and a minimum of three professional references to Nicole Littrean at littreann@waldorfgarden.org

To learn more about the Waldorf School of Garden City visit our website: www.waldorfgarden.org.

English as a New Language (ENL) Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City is looking for a part-time ENL (English as a New Language) teacher for 2017-2018. The ideal candidate has a degree in ENL teaching and a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience. Please email your resume to Sabine Kully kullys@waldorfgarden.org. No phone calls.

Library Science Teacher

The Waldorf School of Garden City, a K – 12 institution adjacent to Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island, seeks a Library Science Teacher to serve students in grades 1-12 beginning September 2017.  The ideal candidate will have a Library Science degree and teaching experience.  They should have an understanding of child development and outstanding classroom management skills.  As an integral member of the whole school, the Librarian will have the responsibility of working collaboratively with colleagues in weekly section and all school meetings to make pedagogical decisions.  The Librarian is integral to the continuing development of our technology curriculum and needs to be experienced and accomplished in using media and technology as a teaching tool.

The WSGC is a dynamic co-educational, independent day school serving children in Grades N-12.  Our progressive approach to education allows for creativity and artistry to be a part of every lesson.  Our schedule is a unique combination of both yearlong and block scheduling.  The library curriculum includes both storytelling to the very young and research skills and presentation development for the high school students.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community.  More information about our 10-acre campus in Garden city and our 225-acre extension Glen Brook campus in Marlborough, New Hampshire can be found at www.waldorfgarden.org 

Please email your resume and references to the Faculty Chair:

Sabine Kully, Faculty Chair
225 Cambridge Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
kullys@waldorfgarden.org