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With an enrollment of 52% students of color, The Elisabeth Morrow School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community. The Elisabeth Morrow School is located 10 minutes from Manhattan.

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Open Positions

  • English Chair/Middle School Writing and English Teacher

Middle School Literacy/Learning Specialist

The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks a qualified literacy/learning specialist. The ideal candidate will be an Orton-Gillingham certified teacher with comprehensive knowledge of literacy for students in the later elementary through middle school years. This position is multifaceted and therefore we are seeking a motivated, collaborative, and flexible teacher who can and will assume a variety of educational responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will be able and willing to teach a class, work with small groups, and support classroom teachers. The candidate will be innovative, technologically competent, and able to help develop a creative program to meet the needs of diverse learners. Prior school experience is preferred.

Please send resumes to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org

Middle School Math Department Chair/Math Teacher

The Elisabeth Morrow School is accepting applications for a Middle School Math Department Chair and Math Teacher. The Chair will lead curricular innovation and alignment and instructional excellence throughout our fifth through eighth grade math department.

The School has two key initiatives that the chair will help lead. First, it is currently completing its first year in a three-year rollout of a K-6 commitment to the Singapore Math curriculum, and the Chair will be expected to foster in the program to the fifth and sixth grades, and capitalize on implications for the seventh and eighth grade curriculum. Second, the Middle School has begun an initiative to further develop STEAM integration and is prepared to commit significant resources to a comprehensive STEAM approach and philosophy.

Other responsibilities include teaching four middle school math classes, facilitating math-specific assessments and competitions, and serving as a middle school advisor. Desired candidates will hold a Master’s degree in a related discipline, significant teaching experience, and/or equivalent experience within the mathematics field. The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, a strong and collaborative leadership style, a track record of curricular innovation, experience and appreciation for uniqueness middle school students, and deep knowledge and experience with middle school mathematics’ curriculum.

Please send resumes to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org

Accounting Manager and Business Office Coordinator

The Elisabeth Morrow School, a threes through eighth grade independent school in Englewood, NJ, is looking for an Accounting Manager and Business Office Coordinator starting June 1. This position is an integral part of the school’s financial and business operations and is a full time 12-month position with a generous benefit plan.

Position Summary

Reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for the human resources, payroll management, accounts payable, and accounting functions of the school. Responsibilities include employee relations, employee benefits, HR compliance, personnel policies and procedures, payroll processing, accounts payable processing, and general accounting including general ledger account analysis, journal entries, budgeting and internal reporting, and bank reconciliations. The position requires a good attention to detail and the ability to work in a group as well as independently. Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines is essential. This position requires the ability to work with changing schedules and priorities in a fast paced environment.


Payroll, Benefits and Human Resources

Manage and prepare bi-monthly payroll including enrolling and terminating employees, tracking absences, processing time cards for hourly employees, compilation and submission of HSA, FSA and pension contributions, and employment changes and issues related to payroll tax withholding, COBRA, FMLA, 3rd party disability, garnishments and unemployment.

Manage and oversee new employee hiring process including salary contracts, employment forms, background checks, Mantoux testing and employee benefits. Manage employee separation process including retirements and terminations.

Timely processing of bi-monthly payroll which includes compensation related to contracted salaries, timesheets, stipends, and payroll distribution to employees. Prepare and post bi-monthly payroll accounting entry to the general ledger.

Maintain payroll data-base with earning updates, status changes, tax withholdings and benefit deductions.

Initiate bi-monthly payroll bank transfers and prepare month end reconciliation of payroll bank account.

Annual preparation and distribution of all year-end tax reports including W-2’s,1099’s, ACA 1095’s, and CMS reporting.

Create and maintain annual salary spreadsheet, updating all information on an as needed basis. Prepare annual employment contracts for all employees for review by Director of Finance.

Demonstrate depth of understanding with school benefits programs and provide customer service to all employees requiring benefits support or clarification. Update, manage and distribute employment packets and Employee Handbook.

Implement renewal year benefit plans, including employee sign up and various systems updates for medical, dental, vision, additional life Insurance, flexible spending, FSA, and HSA accounts.

Coordinates 403(b) retirement program including employee enrollment, changes, loans, and terminations. Performs quarterly review, analysis and reconciliation to ensure employee and employer matching contributions are accurate. Prepares year-end reports, collects information for and works closely with the independent auditors to complete the annual calendar year end pension plan audit.

Scheduling, preparing and gathering information for the annual worker’s compensation insurance audit.

At least once annually, review human resource systems, controls and filing compliance with Director of Finance. Undertake any compliance related tasks necessary to keep employee files up to date, and to securely archive inactive records.

Ensure regulatory compliance with Federal, State, and Local agencies for employee relations, recruitment activities and benefits.

Accounts Payable

Responsible for processing accounts payable in a timely manner including compiling, reviewing, and obtaining approval authorization for all school expenditures.

Responsible for data entry into the accounts payable system to ensure every invoice has the approval authorization and is coded to the correct general ledger expense account.

Review and analyze corporate credit card account activity on a monthly basis including receipt collection, credit card monitoring, communicating issues to credit card company, and processing invoice for payment.

Responsible for processing checks weekly including matching invoices to checks, issuing expense reports, posting activity to general ledger, preparing checks for signatures, and distribution of payments to vendors.

Monthly analysis and reconciliation of accounts payable to the general ledger

Maintaining vendor relationships including updating vendor contact information, researching payment inquiries, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations governing payments to vendors (Forms W-9 and 1099).

Maintain finance archive files and records in accordance with school and regulatory requirements and practices.

Accounting and Auditing

Assist Director of Finance in creating or obtaining necessary reports or information to support Finance Committee requests and initiatives in connection with quarterly reporting and preparation of the annual operating budget.

Produce and distribute monthly departmental expense budget reports.

Analyze and post monthly cash receipts and disbursements into the general ledger

Analyze revenue and expense accounts on a monthly basis and enter adjusting journal entries as necessary.

Prepare various reports required for the annual fiscal year-end financial audit. Collect and provide information requested by independent audit team.

Organize, track and record prepaid, accrued and capital expenditures throughout the year.

Prepare schedules and gather information for preparation of the annual Form 990 filing.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field and/or relevant experience working in the finance office of an independent school.

Minimum of five years of experience in payroll management and processing, benefits administration, and basic human resource management.

Knowledge of applicable personnel laws and regulations and benefits administration required.

Strong analytical & computation skills and high proficiency with technology including Excel, Word, accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge a plus), and payroll software (Balance Point a plus).

Ability to communicate, solve problems, and work effectively in a service-oriented manner with all members of the school community.

Strong written and oral communication, customer service, and organizational skills.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org. No phone calls, please.

Positions Available

Substitute Teachers at all levels, early childhood through eighth grade. All subjects.

Immediate openings for lunch aides, lower school (Grade 1-4) level

Email resumes to: jobs@elisabethmorrow.org

Divisional Administration

Middle School Head

Paul Baly

Lower School Head

Beth Anne Brennan

Director of Early Childhood Programs

Tricia Eickelberg