The Saratoga Independent School , founded in 1991, is  a private elementary school for children Pre-K through Grade 6 located in historic Saratoga Springs.  The school is accredited by the New York State Association for Independent Schools.  The school’s mission is to empower each student to become a confident learner who is capable of critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork in an increasingly complex world.

Our approach to education weaves together the concepts of multiage learning, differentiation and authentic learning experiences. Teachers must be able to adapt the curriculum and their instructional approaches to the different abilities and learning styles within the classroom. They must have the skills to engage students at their individual level while providing opportunities for student success and growth.  Saratoga Independent School prides itself on the quality and competency of its staff and faculty.
Director of Finance and Operations

The Saratoga Independent School is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations. We are a growing private school for children in Pre-K through grade 6 located in picturesque Saratoga Springs, New York. The school’s mission is to empower students to become confident learners who are capable of critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

The Director of Finance and Operations primary responsibility will be oversight of the day-to-day non-academic, business operations of the school, including all accounting, reporting, business planning, budgeting, human resources functions, information technology, and facilities management responsibilities. The Director of Finance and Operations also will have responsibility for ensuring that the school is in full compliance with all licensing, state education requirements, and safety regulations. Additionally there will be direct involvement in marketing. The school is currently involved in an expansion project and the Director of Finance and Operations will play a crucial role. The Director of Finance and Operations will be a critical member of the leadership team, working collaboratively with the Director of Development and the Board of Trustees, and will report to the Director of School.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree or certification, such as an MBA is preferred. Additionally the qualified applicant will have demonstrated leadership ability, with at least 3 years of relevant experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with a variety of constituents including parents (both existing and prospective), foundations, vendors and the school’s Board of Trustees.

The Director of Finance and Operations can begin as early as November 2014.

To apply please mail your résumé, the names of five professional references, and cover letter (which must include your salary requirements) to: Felice Karlitz, Director of School at 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 Application Deadline: open until filled

The Saratoga Independent School is an equal opportunity employer. The Saratoga Independent School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation or citizenship status in any programs or activities.

Maintenance Staff
  • Daily spot cleaning of school facility
  • Light landscaping and groundskeeping
  • Light carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical
  • Ability to set up computers and assemble furniture
Qualified applicants must be able to pass a NYS DMV check, NYS Sex Offender Registry and criminal background checks prior to employment and must be able to safely lift and carry at least 40 pounds.  The position requires work both indoors and outdoors and often during inclimate weather.  The position requires staff member to safely ascend ladders and conduct work at a height greater than 10 feet.
This is a part-time position, scheduled for 15-20 hours per week.  The rate of pay is $12.00 per hour. Qualified applicants should submit a resume to fkarlitz@siskids.org
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