Careers

Interested in pursuing a career at The Quaker School at Horsham?

Please review our open positions and their requirements:

Chief Financial Officer

Position Description:  The CFO of this small school assumes managerial responsibility for the financial operations of The Quaker School at Horsham and oversees the plant. S/he is responsible for safeguarding the assets of TQS and ensuring that all financial and operations functions meet the needs of the school and its constituencies. Reports to the Head of School.

Primary Responsibilities

●      Directs and performs duties and tasks, as needed, associated with all aspects of finance including financial accounting and controls; budgeting; analysis and reporting; insurance; negotiation and financial management of contracts; and general administration.

●      Collaborates with the Head of School and division administrators to ensure that programs remain on budget and are scaled to financial means.

●      Serves as the financial and administrative advisor to the Head of School and provides appropriate access to the school's financial information to the Board of Trustees through the Head of School and the Chair of the Finance Committee.

This position requires a hands-on financial professional who is prepared to grapple with and resolve issues in real time as needed.

Business Operations

●      Accounts for funds entrusted to TQS; maintains current, accurate financial records of operations and the financial position of the school.

●      Provides all financial information necessary for current operations, assessments and future planning. Analyzes the costs of all school departments.

●      Expertise in data analysis and informed decision making.

●      Prepares, implements and manages annual operating and capital budgets.

●      Manages cash effectively; maintains an internal control structure.

●      Ensures accounts payable, tuition receivables, banking, payroll & benefit programs, personnel records, human resources and facilities are all properly supported.

●      Serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and works closely with that group on fiscal management, financial analysis, short- and long-term projections, major expenditures, and financial planning.

●      Reports and meets with the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

●      Evaluates applications for financial aid using SSS and makes recommendations to the Director of Admissions.

●      Negotiates school health benefit programs, outsourced facilities contracts, long term equipment rentals, utilities providers and construction agreements.

Campus Safety and Plant Management

●      Assumes leadership, with others, in campus safety and risk management efforts.

●      Assumes oversight responsibilities for plant management with the Property Committee.

●      Coordinates with the Director of Facilities any repairs, additions and improvements to the physical plant; oversees all building projects, work of architects, contractors and planners in conjunction with the Property Committee of the Board of Trustees.

●      Serves on the Property Committee of the Board of Trustees.

●      Develops the capital budget in coordination with the Head and the Board.

Other Responsibilities

●      Connects with students and participates in the life of the community through a number of ways that may occur during the school year and summertime operations.

●      Supports the Director of Summer Programs with rentals, summer camps, summer programs, budgets etc.

●      Serves on the School’s Leadership Team, and any other committees as determined by the Head.

●      Fosters professional standards and development by participating in local and national organizations such as NBOA, PAISBOA, ADVIS, and NAIS.

●      Prepares and submits statistical information for annual surveys conducted by PAISBOA and NAIS.

●      Manages several daily operations of the School fostering good business practices throughout.

●      Collaborates with the Development Director on EITC/OSTC funding and other funding sources.

Core Qualifications:

●      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

●      At least five years of proven managerial, problem-solving and planning capability.

●      Significant experience in responsibly managing financial, administrative and day-to-day business operations.

●      Passion for continuous process improvement, accuracy and detail.

●      Ability to interpret and explain complex issues and their financial/operational implications.

●      Strong, hands-on experience in financial management including analysis and reporting, budgeting, asset management, audit compliance, federal and state tax regulations and reporting procedures.

●      Ability to strategize and develop mechanisms to manage expenses.

●      Excellent interpersonal, written, oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to students, parents, staff, faculty and others.

●      Must be highly analytical and able to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner.

●      Detail oriented and organized.

●      Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the execution of duties.

●      Must be able to work under pressure.

●      Collaborative leadership style: must be a team player, with a positive attitude, exemplifying The Quaker School at Horsham’s Core Values and Mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

●      MBA preferred

●      Executive managerial experience in the nonprofit sector

●      Prior experience as a Chief Financial Officer or equivalent

●      An understanding and knowledge of environmentally-friendly business practices (a proven track record of this is a plus)

●      Presentation skills

This is a Full Time, exempt position to start immediately. Salary is 115k. The benefits package is excellent and includes medical, vision and dental insurance, professional development opportunities and a retirement plan. Generous paid time off for personal, vacation and sick days with flexible scheduling and family-friendly atmosphere.

Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references (in MS Word format or PDF as attachments) via email to: hr@quakerschool.org

 

School Nurse  The Quaker School at Horsham is looking for a full-time school nurse to begin in August 2020.

Purpose/Goals:  To advance the mission of the school and department.  This position will assist students in maintaining optimal health for effective learning.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate is a registered nurse who loves working with children with disabilities.  State licensing requirements must be met and maintained annually.  Computer competency with basic word processing, spreadsheet, internet applications and database management.  Ability to communicate successfully with and relate to all constituents in a school environment, including students, faculty and parents.  Adhere to strict confidentiality with all student and employee medical information.

Essential Functions:

●      Create and maintain systems and procedures to ensure the safety of students and employees in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and other new health issues as they arise.

●      Ensure required classroom cleaning and sanitization procedures are followed and assist teachers in ensuring rooms are safe and properly disinfected during the pandemic.

●      Establish, review and maintain school medical and health policies and procedures.

●      Provide first-aid, medical care and services to students according to physician prescribed care and treatment orders.  Create and maintain documentation of medical treatment plans, treatments performed and all other medical services provided.

●      Maintain student immunization and other medical records.  Follow confidentiality and privacy rules and regulations.

●      Confer with students, parents and faculty regarding medical treatment and student health, while maintaining strict confidentiality.

●      Coordinate with local health agencies and medical treatment facilities as necessary.

●      Respond to emergency medical situations; perform first aid and/or emergency treatments as indicated; coordinate with local emergency personnel and agencies as required.

●      Teach First Aid/CPR/AED classes to employees.

●      Administer Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Control Policy; provide staff training.

●      Provide annual employee training on diabetes, sthma, allergic reactions, seizures, etc.

●      Provide personnel with accurate detailed information on individual student and employee food allergies and intolerances.  Liaison with parents and school staff as necessary.

●      Maintain inventory of supplies and materials needed on campus.

●      Maintain AEDs.

●      Administer annual faculty flu shots.

●      Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Dean of Students or Head of School.

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume and list of three applicants by June 30, 2020.  No phone calls please.

 

Special Education Classroom Teacher  The Quaker School at Horsham is looking for a High School Special Education teacher for the 2020-21 school year:

●      The position will primarily focus on grades 9-12.

●      Teach a homeroom of 7-10 students with complex challenges

●      Collaboratively plan and deliver appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities.

●      Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.

●      Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of language, cognition and memory.

●      Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as project-based learning, multi-sensory learning, differentiated instruction and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.

●      Teach socially acceptable behavior and reinforce student’s social skills.

●      Communicate with families.

●      Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children.

●      Have a joy of learning and working with children.

Requirements:

●      Master’s degree in special education preferred

●      Special education teaching and intervention experience preferred

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to hr@quakerschool.org

 

Social Worker   The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) is seeking a full-time (10-month) social worker to provide comprehensive support services to students with complex disabilities.

Duties/Responsibilities:

●      Address barriers while providing support so that students receive the full benefit of their educational experience.

●      Assist students in facing behavioral and social challenges.

●      Implement positive behavioral interventions in the classroom.

●      Provide social skills education.

●      Maintain ongoing relationships with community agencies and outside professionals.

●      Case management for students and families requiring multiple resources.

●      Create professional development programs for faculty.

●      Recognize the need to spend time working in classrooms to understand how staff and students think and respond to social, behavioral and academic demands.

●      Willing to learn to support students through Collaborative & Proactive Solutions©

●      Assist students in crisis intervention.

●      Comfortable working with students and families from diverse backgrounds.

Start Date: August 2020

Qualifications:  Strong commitment to the mission of TQS and love of students with special needs.  Master’s degree in Social Work required.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to hr@quakerschool.org.

 

Behavioral Support Specialist    The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) is seeking a full-time, 10-month Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to provide comprehensive direct services to students with complex disabilities in a self-contained classroom.  The BCBA will work in a team of four to support five students facing behavioral and social challenges. They will work directly with students, implement positive behavioral interventions in the classroom, provide social skills education, implement ABA based practices in one classroom and work collaboratively with the clinical services department.  An ideal candidate will love working with children with autism and must have a background in working with students with autism. The candidate must have a strong commitment to the mission of TQS and to educating and nurturing students with special needs. 

Start Date: August 2020    

Requirements:  BCBA or Licensed Behavior Specialist Consultant who has expertise and significant experience in ABA, has overseen ABA therapists and has worked in a school/classroom setting.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to hr@quakerschool.org. No phone calls please.   

 

1:1 Classroom Support Staff Member   The Quaker School at Horsham is looking for a kindergarten through ninth grade 1:1 Classroom Support Staff member to:

·      Support the academic and behavioral needs of one student within a classroom setting of 8-10 students with complex challenges.

·      Deliver appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities.

·      Provide direct and indirect support to student in a positive environment.

·      Employ special educational strategies and techniques to improve the development of behavioral and academic skills.

·      Teach socially acceptable behavior and reinforce student’s social skills.

·      Communicate with families.

·      Maintain accurate and complete student data monitoring and prepare reports as requested.

·      Have a joy of learning and working with children.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in special education preferred

To Apply:  Please send cover letter, resume and a list of three references to hr@quakerschool.org.

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Substitute teachers are needed for pre-first through ninth grade children with learning differences. Degree and some experience with children necessary, although current college students with education or special education majors will be considered. Rate is $14 per hour ($105 per diem.)

Applicants should supply the following materials and email them to hr@quakerschool.org:
Cover letter, resume, a list of three references and all clearances.

No phone calls please.


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the Quaker School at Horsham acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Liyan Shen, Chief Financial Officer, The Quaker School at Horsham, 250 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044, 215-674-2875 ext. 13, or email her at lshen@quakerschool.org, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan. 

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