Employment

Current Employment Opportunities
as of May 9, 2016

  • After Care Teacher
  • Director of Development
  • Substitute teachers – ongoing

 

After Care Teacher
The Saratoga Independent School invites applications for an After Care Teacher to oversee the school’s afternoon program for multiage students who have an extended day until 5:30 PM.  Individual will plan and implement age-appropriate activities, crafts, play, and informal homework help; work with an assistant to supervise children ages 3 to 12 years old indoors and/or on our outside playground; and provide a safe, respectful, and nurturing after school environment.  Hours are 3 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Qualifications include but will not be limited to:  prior experience working with children of all ages,  and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Certification or degree related to early childhood, preschool, or elementary education is desired but not mandatory. The successful candidate must possess a strong passion for working with children and for being part of a community that works together to provide a respectful learning environment filled with knowledge and discovery.

To be considered for this position please send a résumé, letter of interest, and two letters of reference to Felice Karlitz, Director of School, Saratoga Independent School, 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs , NY 12866, or via email to: employment@siskids.org.

 

Director of Development
The Saratoga Independent School seeks an energetic and innovative development professional with a passion for education to serve as Director of Development.  The Director of Development is a member of the school’s administrative team reporting to the Director of School.  The Director of Development will spearhead and grow development efforts for the school.  The Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with board members, donors, alumni, parents, faculty and other key constituents.  This is a 30-hour per week position.

We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, has a proven track record as a fundraiser, communicates well, and is a team player who enjoys working in a dynamic workplace environment.  The ideal candidate will also be someone:

  • Who values a collaborative, entrepreneurial approach to project design and management;
  • Who is a creative design thinker, anticipates project requirements, and suggests workflows;
  • Who has the ability to enter, extract, and aggregate data accurately and master new technology with ease;
  • Who has a healthy sense of humor, positive and respectful attitude, and optimistic approach to goal attainment;
  • Who is strategic about reaching constituents effectively and efficiently;
  • Who enjoys working with a diverse constituent base, e.g. alumni, students, families, and a wide range of staff;
  • Who has excellent Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills; and
  • Who is detail-oriented, well organized, and can manage time and meet deadlines.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and five (+) years’ of professional development experience. Excellent organizational and writing skills will be needed including the ability to multi-task projects, meet multiple deadlines, and provide Director of School and others with accurate information, assistance, and support. The successful candidate must be success-oriented with a high degree of flexibility.  Strong computer skills also are required.  Previous experience with database software programs and/or relationship management tracking and reporting is a plus.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Directing the annual giving program including mailings, affiliated events, and stewardship.
  • Leading capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Working closely with school leadership and the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to develop a capital campaign implementation plan.
  • Working with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and school leadership to develop strategies to meet aggressive fundraising goals.
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Managing the implementation of a Bloomerang fundraising database and working with office staff to ensure accurate donor and gift record-keeping, pledge tracking and gift acknowledgment.
  • Tracking and reporting fundraising progress.
  • Overseeing organization of special events.
  • Managing the creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
  • Performing other related duties as requested.

To be considered for this position please send a résumé, letter of interest (including salary requirements), and the names of three references to Felice Karlitz, Director of School, Saratoga Independent School, 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs , NY 12866 or via email to: employment@siskids.org.


Substitute Teachers

We are always happy to accept applications for substitute teachers and future employment.  Please send a résumé and letter of interest to employment@siskids.org.

When considering candidates for teaching positions, preferred qualifications include prior experience working with children and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Certification or degree related to early childhood, preschool, or elementary education is desired but not mandatory. Successful candidates must possess a strong passion for working with children and for being part of a community that works together to provide a respectful learning environment filled with knowledge and discovery.

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Saratoga Independent School, located in historic Saratoga Springs, was founded in 1991 and is a New York State chartered private elementary school for children Pre-K through Grade 6. 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.

The School believes in providing equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, veteran status, medical condition, or any other legally protected class or status recognized by federal, state, or local law.

~We take care of ourselves, each other, our school and our community~