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

There are currently no openings.

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

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

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