Employment

Berkshire School is a boarding community dedicated to serving the best interest of the students and adults living within it. We hire proven leaders who recognize the benefit of hard work, building community and sharing success. While most full-time faculty will teach four sections, coach two seasons and work within the residential program, every successful employee working at the School understands and appreciates the twenty-four hour nature of a Berkshire education, which is why working at Berkshire is a way of life and not simply a job.

Berkshire School is an equal opportunity employer.

Faculty Positions

Send inquiries to:

Jean Woodward Maher
Associate Head of School
Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

email jmaher@berkshireschool.org
fax 413-229-1010

Mathematics Teacher

Berkshire School seeks to hire a dynamic, full-time, Grade 9-12 Mathematics teacher beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of mathematics, capable of teaching all levels, including Advanced Placement courses, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra. S/he is expected to have several years of relevant teaching experience, preferably with experience working in a boarding school community, with the affection for adolescents, capacity for teamwork, and disposition that such a life demands. Experience with innovative use of technology in the classroom, STEAM, robotics or competitive mathematics is desirable. In addition to teaching, applicants should expect to be actively involved in all aspects of the School's programs, including living in a dormitory and participating in the school's athletic and/or co-curricular programs as a coach or program director. A bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a closely related field is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred.

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

Staff Positions

Senior Writer/Editor

The Senior Writer/Editor will serve as lead writer and editor for the School and, as editor of the Berkshire Bulletin, manage all editorial and production responsibilities of the alumni/parent magazine. This full-time,12-month, staff position is entitled to full benefits. Interested and qualified candidates should email the below materials to Director of Human Resources Cheryl Geerhold at cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org.

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School Bookstore

Berkshire School has a part-time opening in the School Bookstore. This position works approximately 12-15 hours per week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Responsibilities include interacting with customers, using a point of sale computer, making cash sales, help with merchandizing, cleaning and stocking. Some weekends require additional hours and there are reduced hours during academic vacations. Successful applicants must work well with the employee team and interact well with high school students as well as adults. Interested candidates may contact Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources at cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org.

Substitute Teacher

Undermountain Child Care Center at Berkshire School is looking for a substitute teacher who is available for flexible coverage. Applicants with some Early Childhood teaching experience are preferred. A CORI check and SAFIS check are both required. Interested applicants please email or send resume and letter of interest to Director, Tammy Wysocki, umcc@berkshireschool.org, or 245 N Undermountain Rd., Sheffield, MA 01257

Controller

Job Summary

Working with the CFO/Business Manager and the Board of Trustees, the Controller is responsible for the overall management and integrity of the School’s financial records by overseeing financial transactions (including those related to the School’s $120 million endowment), maintaining appropriate records, providing reports, developing and managing the budget with the CFO/Business Manager and establishing and maintaining appropriate controls, policies and procedures. The current annual operating budget of the School is $24 million. This is a full-time, exempt, staff position in the Business Office.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

Preparation of monthly financial statements as well as reporting and monitoring of annual capital budget and monthly cash flow reporting.

Assistant Liaison to the Endowment Committee for reporting monthly performance, asset allocation, and market value of the Berkshire School Endowment. Collection of investment activity and recording to general ledger.

Supervision of accounting functions for student accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and benefit administration to general ledger.

Cash management.

Monthly budget reporting to all department heads and others responsible for individual budgets.

Coordinate Development Office gift reconciliations to general ledger for annual and capital revenues.

Responsible for the preparation and coordination of the annual independent audit.

Responsible for record keeping, and covenant reporting of $16.5 million dollar tax-exempt bond financing.

Data collection and reporting of financial and related survey information to membership organizations. Comparison analysis of peer schools survey results to Finance and Endowment Committees of the Board of Trustees.

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business/Management/Accounting, CPA preferred.

5 plus years of work experience in a financial leadership position required with prior experience in education or non-profit related accounting/auditing experience preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Attention to detail and a strong background in accounting systems and MS Excel required.

Non Profit accounting, GAAP, FASB, & endowment investments.

Proficient use of Blackbaud, Veracross, or other comparable Non Profit Accounting software strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Accounts Payable Manager

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Student Accounts Manager

Decision Making

Oversee policies and procedures of internal controls of the Business Office

Cash borrowing requirements and financing

Job Dimensions

Reporting of revenues, expenses, capital expenditures, budget and cash flow

Interested applicants please email or send resume and letter of interest to Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources, cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org, or 245 N Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257

Technology Associate

This position serves the entire school community. The primary responsibility is to support students, faculty and staff in all areas of technology. The Technology Associate reports to the Director of Technology but will also take direction from the Network Administrator and Information/Education Technology Administrator.

Position Type: Non-exempt

Reports to: Director of Technology

Schedule: 12 month

Duties/Responsibilities:

The Technology Associate’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●Support of the IT Help Desk; monitoring, managing, documenting and tracking of all issues and solutions.

●Diagnosis and troubleshooting of problems with computer systems, including hardware and software, email, network and peripheral equipment.

●Perform maintenance and repair of PC based computer, Apple computers, iPads, and all other peripheral devices.

●Maintain accurate inventory of school wide equipment along with IT team members.

●Imaging and installation of software and system upgrades on new and existing computers.

●Support of Google Apps for Education environment, cloud/web based technology, and other services and associated end user management.

●Provide assistance to System Administrators with maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure.

●Construct and organize professional development training for students, faculty and staff as needed.

●Research and provide solutions for obsolete or discontinued software.

●Provide audio/video support as needed for campu spaces and classrooms.

●Troubleshoot issues related to all classroom technology resources.

●Other duties as required.

Characteristics:

●Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus.

●Proactive, solutions based mindset.

●Ability to work in a team environment.

●Strong organizational skills, the ability to meet deadlines and think independently.

●Ability to work with adults and students of various competency levels.

●Motivation to learn through professional development and certification training.

Experience/Qualifications:

●High School diploma with two plus years of college and/or computer education.

●One plus year(s) experience as an IT Help Desk professional.

●Experience troubleshooting issues with Windows computers, Mac computers, laptops and mobile devices.

●Experience with Wifi platforms and access point deployments.

●Basic understanding of network topology, configuration, protocols and how to troubleshoot in this environment.

●Microsoft certification/A+ certification a plus with proficiency in Windows 10.

●Network+ and Security+ certification a plus.

●Basic understanding of Active Directory and DNS.

●Must be able to lift 60 pounds independently.

●Able to work with multiple distractions and changing priorities.

●Able to work during off peak and extended hours.

●Must enjoy working with adults and students who approach the use of computers and technology from an educational point of view.

Interested and qualified candidates should email the below materials to Director of Human Resources Cheryl Geerhold at cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org.


Grounds/Maintenance

Berkshire School has an opening for an individual to perform routine seasonal outside maintenance and grounds work, and event set-ups and breakdowns. This position requires heavy lifting and the ability to work as an effective member of a team. Some weekend and holiday hours are mandatory. This is a full-time, year round position with excellent benefits.

Interested parties should contact Gabe Starczewski by email at gstarczewski@berkshireschool.org or by calling 413-229-1211.

Administrative Positions

Controller

Job Summary

Working with the CFO/Business Manager and the Board of Trustees, the Controller is responsible for the overall management and integrity of the School’s financial records by overseeing financial transactions (including those related to the School’s $120 million endowment), maintaining appropriate records, providing reports, developing and managing the budget with the CFO/Business Manager and establishing and maintaining appropriate controls, policies and procedures. The current annual operating budget of the School is $24 million. This is a full-time, exempt, staff position in the Business Office.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

Preparation of monthly financial statements as well as reporting and monitoring of annual capital budget and monthly cash flow reporting.

Assistant Liaison to the Endowment Committee for reporting monthly performance, asset allocation, and market value of the Berkshire School Endowment. Collection of investment activity and recording to general ledger.

Supervision of accounting functions for student accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and benefit administration to general ledger.

Cash management.

Monthly budget reporting to all department heads and others responsible for individual budgets.

Coordinate Development Office gift reconciliations to general ledger for annual and capital revenues.

Responsible for the preparation and coordination of the annual independent audit.

Responsible for record keeping, and covenant reporting of $16.5 million dollar tax-exempt bond financing.

Data collection and reporting of financial and related survey information to membership organizations. Comparison analysis of peer schools survey results to Finance and Endowment Committees of the Board of Trustees.

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business/Management/Accounting, CPA preferred.

5 plus years of work experience in a financial leadership position required with prior experience in education or non-profit related accounting/auditing experience preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Attention to detail and a strong background in accounting systems and MS Excel required.

Non Profit accounting, GAAP, FASB, & endowment investments.

Proficient use of Blackbaud, Veracross, or other comparable Non Profit Accounting software strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Accounts Payable Manager

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Student Accounts Manager

Decision Making

Oversee policies and procedures of internal controls of the Business Office

Cash borrowing requirements and financing

Job Dimensions

Reporting of revenues, expenses, capital expenditures, budget and cash flow

Interested applicants please email or send resume and letter of interest to Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources, cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org, or 245 N Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257