The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

With an enrollment of 64% 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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Substitute Teachers


The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks energetic and knowledgeable substitute teachers for all grades for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Substitute teachers are responsible for delivering daily lesson plans, providing a caring and safe classroom experience for students, monitoring lunch and recess, and other teaching duties as requested.

EMS offers instruction in many subjects, including:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Art
  • Reading and Writing Workshop
  • History/social studies
  • Spanish and Latin Language instruction 
  • Physical Education 
  • Library Science

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree.  Work experience with children ages 3-14 is preferred.  This is a rolling position and substitute teachers are hired based on the availability of openings.  Please send your resume to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org.


 

Early Childhood Director

The Elisabeth Morrow School is excited to announce our search for a visionary and charismatic educational leader to inspire and lead our early childhood division for children age 3 through kindergarten. In collaboration with a team of experienced and highly regarded educators, the early childhood director will oversee the development, implementation, and extension of the current academic and extracurricular programs.  They will assess and extend the depth and breadth of our offerings to fit within the framework of the School’s mission and goals and serve the needs of today’s active, busy families.  

The successful candidate will exhibit visionary leadership and help us: 

  • Reimagine early childhood education in the 21st century and offer busy families a comprehensive program that includes an extended school day.
  • Nurture the joy and exuberance of our youngest learners as they acquire the readiness skills for collaborative problem-solving and leadership.
  • Inspire an already motivated and dedicated faculty to explore how the environment and experiences they provide serve the needs of today’s learners.
  • Exhibit a sense of humor.

Job Description

Faculty: 

  • Inspire, motivate, supervise and evaluate an experienced and dedicated faculty as they continue to excel.
  • Hire, orient and evaluate new faculty as needed.
  • Develop, plan and support professional development.
  • Conduct regular faculty meetings.

Program:

  • Implement the Early Childhood curriculum.
  • Stay current with research and innovations in the area of early childhood education.
  • Offer program information sessions to parents.
  • Conduct information sessions for parents new to the school.
  • Work with teachers on how best to present their curricula to parents on curriculum nights.
  • Collaborate with the technology integrator(s) on age-appropriate activities and curricular enrichment.

Partnerships:

  • Support Admissions for age 3-Kindergarten.
  • Serve on Admissions Committee.
  • Work with communications and marketing departments on Brand recognition of our EC program.
  • Prepare materials for screening days and read all EC candidate files.
  • Work closely with Lower School division head as she coordinates the vertical curriculum, age 3 through grade 4. 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Auxiliary Programs on before-school and after-school options for early childhood students.
  • Explore educational and experiential program options.
  • Advise on developmentally appropriate recreational activities, materials and equipment for early childhood students.
  • Participate in working on school-wide instructional issues as part of the Instructional Leadership Team.
  • Meet regularly with the Head of School and serve on the School Leadership Team as requested.
  • Be a resource on school-wide issues and questions.
  • View the Early Childhood Division as part of a larger entity, all elements of which commit to advancing the school’s mission.

Overall Division Leadership and Management:

  • Oversee and manage the daily operations of the Early Childhood Division.
  • Oversee and manage the budget assigned to Early Childhood programs and activities.
  • Oversee and, when necessary, participate when children are struggling.
  • Support the faculty
  • Meet with parents
  • Recommend options
  • Construct the Early Childhood Division schedule and oversee classroom placement.

Qualifications

  • A demonstrable love of children
  • Master’s degree or the equivalent, with a specialty in early childhood education and development
  • At least seven years as an early childhood educator and leader
  • Experience with curriculum and program development
  • Experience working as part of a team of leaders and/or educators
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An outgoing personality
  • A sense of humor

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
jobs@elisabethmorrow.org
 

Controller

The Elisabeth Morrow School is looking for a Controller to begin work on April 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 will be responsible for providing oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Controller will oversee the day-to-day finance
operations of a budget of approximately $15 million and have functional responsibility over accounting and general ledger, accounts payable, student billing, and payroll.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, implement and maintain procedures and policies to ensure an efficient and effective accounting operation.
  • Manage compliance with existing and evolving IRS regulations as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Manage the General Ledger accounting system, ensuring a timely month end close and all appropriate general ledger accounts are properly analyzed and reconciled.
  • Prepare fiscal year-end financial statements in accordance with all accounting rules and regulations and oversee the audit process, working closely with the school’s independent auditing firm, including preparation of audit worksheets and files at the request of the auditors.
  • Assist the Director of Finance in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts. Generate monthly budget reports and communicate with key budget managers. Facilitate a timely monthly close, review and prepare financial reports ensuring budget variances are properly investigated.
  • Work closely with the Director of Auxiliary Programs to analyze revenue and expenses for each program and develop and prepare profit and loss reports.
  • Prepare interim financial statements and reports at the request of the Director of Finance for the Finance, Building and Grounds and Investment committees of the board of trustees.
  • Oversee the day to day business office functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivables, student billing and payroll.
  • Oversee the accounts payable function. This includes, but is not limited to, weekly review of invoices, payment processing, approval process, budgetary controls, vendor relationships, compliance with federal and state regulations governing payments to vendors (Forms W-9 and 1099) and monthly reconciliation to the general ledger.
  • Oversee and review the school-wide purchase and credit card program.
  • Analyze and reconcile investment accounts on a quarterly basis and ensure all investment income, realized and unrealized gains and losses are accounted for properly.
  • Oversee and analyze the endowment portfolio on a quarterly basis to ensure all endowment funds are properly accounted for and donor restrictions are adhered to.
  • Analyze, reconcile and record all development transactions for pledges, contributions and other types of giving on a monthly basis to the general ledger.
  • Oversee cash management including the analysis and accounting for cash activity, monthly bank reconciliations and cash flow projections
  • Special projects as assigned by the Director of Finance

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited institution, CPA strongly preferred
  • Substantial experience in non-profit accounting. Independent school experience is a plus.
  • Strong analytical & computation skills and high proficiency with technology including Excel, Word and other accounting and educational software programs.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge (and/or similar not-for-profit accounting applications) strongly preferred
  • 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, resume, and list of three references to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org. No phone calls, please.

Auxiliary Programs Associate

The Elisabeth Morrow School prides itself on serving the needs of children and their families throughout the day and year. Our Auxiliary Programs encompass a diverse array of activities and services including before-school care, after-school childcare, a variety of after-school educational and recreational offerings, vacation camps and Summer Explorations – a rich assemblage of week-long programs to enrich and delight children age 3 through grade 9.

We seek an Auxiliary Program Associate to support the Director in the following areas:

  • Designing and implementing new programming
  • Recruiting and hiring program instructors and program staff
  • Evaluating programs and personnel
  • Overseeing program registration
  • Overseeing daily operations and scheduling
  • Growing program participation and revenue through
    • Marketing tools
    • Advertising
    • Competitive pricing
    • Assessing changing family needs and preferences
  • Organizing and implementing open houses and camp fairs
  • Maintaining records and managing databases
  • Managing financial accounts
  • Ordering equipment and supplies
  • Overseeing facility rentals
  • Remaining current with the American Camping Association accreditation requirements and procedures
  • Other tasks as assigned

This leadership opportunity requires someone energetic, personable, collaborative, flexible and responsible, able to adapt to the needs of multiple programs operating simultaneously. The candidate must bring strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with different constituencies.

This is a full-time 12-month position, starting on July 1. 

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in a school or camp environment
  • Proficiency with technology, including but not limited to:
    • Spreadsheets
    • Camp Database
    • Word documents
    • Google applications

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of or experience in youth programming
  • Knowledge of or experience in human resources management, plant maintenance, transportation, budget and finance
  • A sense of humor!


 

Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs

The essence of who we are as a learning community at The Elisabeth Morrow School is our commitment to developing the whole individual.  To nurture physically and socially-emotionally healthy, well balanced and competent thinkers and leaders, we strive to ensure that every student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and appropriately challenged.  We are seeking a Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs to lead and organize our efforts to promote healthy habits of mind, body and heart.  


Responsibilities of the Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs: 

  • Lead the development of a comprehensive health and wellness curriculum for age 3 - grade 8
  • Facilitate critical conversations around health and wellness initiatives with PE department, athletic coaching staff, nursing staff, teacher-advisors, school psychologist(s) and the community at large  
  • Lead trainings on relevant health and wellness topics for the greater school community
  • Promote the school’s efforts to bring Mindfulness to all constituent groups
  • Help construct, articulate and evaluate, the PE, health, advisory and wellness curricula
  • With the administration, develop the proper staffing model for PE, health, and wellness, including developing third party resources
  • Develop a program to engage and educate families on the best ways to support health and wellness with their children
  • Serve as the Department Chair of the Physical Education department

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A masters degree with a focus on child development, counseling/psychology, fitness and wellness and/or guidance
  • An understanding of the physical, social and emotional developmental stages of students from 3 to 14. 
  • An ability to develop innovative programming for multiple constituencies around health and wellness issues such as harm reduction, sexuality, nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and mental health.
  • An ability to connect with students, faculty, and families of diverse backgrounds and understand the role that identity plays in their relationship to health and wellness issues
  • Knowledge of key social/emotional elements of health and wellness, including media literacy, healthy relationships and consent, alcohol and other drugs, body image, nutrition, mental health, human sexuality, and stress management
  • An understanding of the ubiquity of social media and its impact on health and wellness
  • Experience in working collaboratively with other health professionals in a school or community-based organization setting
  • An ability to work productively as a member of a leadership team 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A sense of humor

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org.

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