Employment Opportunities

Thank you for considering to become a part of our innovative community at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School.

Business Manager

Overall Objective
The task of the Business Manager is to oversee the financial operations of the School. Responsibilities include full-cycle accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and management of re-enrollment cycles related to employee benefits.

 

Description of Duties

  1. Responsible for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll.
  2. Responsible for the set up and maintenance of Smart Tuition accounts.
  3. Responsible for the maintenance of school financial records, files and accounts to produce timely and accurate payments, payroll, billings and financial reports. QuickBooks proficiency a must.
  4. Supervise the execution of all business functions of the school.
  5. Administer benefits including health insurance and tuition remission and 401(k).
  6. Monthly reporting to the Board, as to the financial status of the school.
  7. Attend Board and Staff/Administration meetings, as necessary, to communicate pertinent financial information.
  8. Oversee communications with parent community regarding financial and business functions including contracts and tuition obligations.
  9. Responsible for the annual budget-making process.
  10. Support the annual tuition assistance allocation process.
  11. Responsible for unemployment, disability and Worker’s Comp paperwork and reporting.
  12. Responsible for the collection of past-due balances.
  13. Maintain Employee Handbook.
  14. Administer independent contractor agreements.
  15. Lead Finance Committee.

 

Time Involvement
Start date is May 1, 2019. (This is somewhat flexible.)
Full-time position with periodic evening meetings required. Attendance is required on campus as determined in collaboration with the Administrator.

 

Pay
The Business Manager is a full-time position with health benefits. Tuition remission offered, if applicable. Salary to be negotiated upon offer of contract.

 

Apply
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to our Director of Development at pattyacobson@gmail.com as well as to Personnel@mountainlaurel.org and include “Business Manager Position” as the subject of the email. To learn more about our school visit our website at www.mountainlaurel.org. Thank you for considering this opportunity to become a part of our innovative community at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School.

Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant Teacher – IMMEDIATE

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in New Paltz, NY is seeking an afternoon assistant teacher to work part time with both the nursery and kindergarten class immediately.

A fully AWSNA accredited Nursery through Eighth Grade school, Mountain Laurel Waldorf School was founded in 1983 by a group of parents searching for an educational alternative for their children. The school is housed in a charming Victorian mansion, circa 1876, which is in walking distance from the village center of New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street (the oldest street in America), the State University of New York (SUNY) campus, and a large community playground where our kindergarten and elementary school children play.

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artist and ecological groups, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House skating pavilion and nature preserve. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley close by.

The position would include helping with nursery children aged 2-4 for a short period of the day followed by assisting the lead afternoon kindergarten teacher with children aged 4-6. The main duties in the kindergarten would include supporting the lead teacher during lunch, rest time and other afternoon activities as well as assisting with clean up from the day. In addition to time in the class there is a weekly one hour mentor meeting with the lead teacher and one hour Early Childhood pedagogical meeting with the entire EC staff.

Hours for the position are as follows:
Monday-Wednesday 11:30-2:45
Thursday 11:30-4:00
Friday 12-2:45
plus an additional hour for mentoring

Apply
The ideal candidate would have experience working with children of this age. Full Waldorf training is not required, however, prior experience in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting is ideal. Having an understanding of our philosophy is important as well as an openness to learning more about Waldorf in the Early Childhood.

If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel School, please post a letter of interest, resume with biography, and at least two references, to the attention of the Personnel Committee. You may also email your submission to personnel@mountainlaurel.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

First Grade Class Teacher 2019-2020

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in New Paltz, NY is seeking an experienced, Waldorf trained first grade class teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

A fully AWSNA accredited Nursery through Eighth Grade school, Mountain Laurel Waldorf School was founded in 1983 by a group of parents searching for an educational alternative for their children. The school is housed in a charming Victorian mansion, circa 1876, which is in walking distance from the village center of New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street (the oldest street in America), the State University of New York (SUNY) campus, and a large community playground where our elementary school children play. Our music program includes both an afterschool chorus, chamber group and recorder ensemble. The school currently has a mandate group system of governance and a committed College of Teachers. Our staff numbers near thirty, with an active and supportive Board of Trustees. Benefits include medical coverage, tuition remission, and a continuing education stipend.

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artist and ecological groups, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House skating pavilion and nature preserve. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley close by.

Apply
Our ideal candidate is a certified Waldorf teacher with classroom experience. If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel School, please post a letter of interest along with resume, which includes a biography and at least two references, to the attention of the Personnel Committee. You may also email your submission to personnel@mountainlaurel.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.