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K-8 MUSIC TEACHER

Tesseract School in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area seeks a full time Music Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Candidates must display a thorough understanding of music. The successful applicant will demonstrate passion for teaching students to enjoy music and its performance.

Description:

The K-8 General Music Teacher is responsible for the musical development and instruction of students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. (The opportunity also exists for the instruction of students in our After School and Enrichment programs as well) The teacher is responsible for directing the program in a dedicated general music classroom with a large Orff-Schulwerk instrumentarium.  Orff-Schulwerk levels training and teaching experience is preferred. Evaluation of students will take the form of progress reports delivered twice a year.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field from an accredited college is required; Masters Degree preferred. 3-5 years teaching experience preferred. Candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to develop authentic relationships with students, and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. In addition, the position requires the ability to organize and prioritize work, resolve problems, follow through, and manage multiple priorities to ensure that goals are met.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Teach general music classes to students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
  • Provide sequential instruction of appropriate grade level content
  • Cultivate a learning environment that encourages creativity, risk taking and exploration of music making
  • Discover and encourage the specific musical and artistic gifts of each student
  • Develop and direct grade level performances that highlight and share student learning at all levels
  • Work collaboratively with faculty
  • Communicate clearly with families and students regarding programs and expectations
  • Communicate in Tessergrams about weekly instruction/curriculum
  • Oversight of budget for General Music program
  • Participate in professional/personal development
  • Produce school musical
  • Teach after school music ensemble once a week

Background Check Statement:

Tesseract conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Instructions to Apply:

Attach a single document, which includes: a cover letter; resume including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references; and your philosophy of education. Resume should include all employment in month/year format (e.g., 6/91 to 8/98), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the qualifications of this position. Candidates who do not meet qualifications will not be considered. REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. Email to: mbistricky@tesseractschool.org

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Tesseract School in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area seeks a full time, or part time, Social Studies Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Candidates must display a solid understanding of American history, politics and economics. The successful applicant will demonstrate passion for teaching Middle School students to be independent thinkers and pursue their dreams.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in History, Government, Education or a related field from an accredited college is required; Masters Degree preferred. 3-5 years teaching experience preferred. Candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to develop authentic relationships with Middle School students, and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. In addition, the position requires the ability to organize and prioritize work, resolve problems, follow through, and manage multiple priorities to ensure that goals are met.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Candidates must display a deep understanding of American history, politics and economics
Demonstrate a passion for educating teenagers through teaching Social Studies
Customize lessons to meet students’ learning needs in a small-class environment
Teach 5th grade through 8th grade classes utilizing the latest research and best practices
Promote student engagement in order to inspire and encourage progress while supporting and strengthening the learning capabilities of each student
Integrate technology into all aspects of student learning
Maintain a healthy learning environment for students in the classroom as well as instruction while monitoring and managing students’ behavior, including appropriate enforcement of student behavior rules
Teach classes following prescribed curriculum and scope/sequence
Maintain records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance, and behavior
Establish and adjust course syllabi outlines and objectives by following curriculum
guidelines and school goals; modifying plans on the basis of student diagnostic and assessment procedures
Direct or moderate at least one extra-curricular activity as assigned

Background Check Statement: Tesseract School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Instructions to Apply: Attach a single document, which includes: a cover letter; resume including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references; and your philosophy of education. Resume should include all employment in month/year format (e.g., 6/91 to 8/98), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the qualifications of this position. Candidates who do not meet qualifications will not be considered. REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. Email to: tglover@tesseractschool.org.

 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

The Director of Finance is responsible for all areas relating to the School’s accounting and financial management functions. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate, complete and timely internal and external financial reporting. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including month end close, general ledger maintenance, annual audit, contract and equipment billing. This individual serves as the public face of all business functions of the school.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • CPA, CMA and/or MBA strongly preferred
  • 5+ years finance and accounting professional experience
  • Customer service orientation and well-developed people skills
  • Extensive background working within a fast growing and fast paced environment
  • Proficiency using (Excel) spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and familiarity / experience using financial software (Implementation a plus)
  • Ability to motivate others to work as a team and maintain authority in a casual and friendly environment
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing information
  • Flexibility and willingness to start work from fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Success in a performance driven and business oriented environment

Reports to: Head of School

Responsibilities:

Administrative Team Member:

  • Ensures that the mission and philosophy of Tesseract School permeates the school in all areas
  • Engages in community building efforts and nurturing of positive school climate for students, faculty and parents
  • Assists in the promotion of Tesseract School in the community through positive public relations efforts
  • Consults on all major decisions affecting Tesseract School
  • Attends all major school events designated by the Head of School
  • Attends a representative number of student events to show support
  • Provides outstanding customer service to all stakeholders
  • Represents face of all business functions of the school
  • Accessible to parents, staff and vendors during business hours
  • Maintains an accurate continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manages the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially stable
  • Responsible for tax matters and oversees preparation of 990 forms
  • Prepares timely, complete and accurate financial statements
  • Prepares and updates financial forecasts and generates budget and forecast variance reports
  • Prepares forecasts of annual results
  • Manages the monthly close process, ie – pre-closing, accounts reconciliation, tax filing and project cash flow
  • Prepares and manages annual budgets across the various departments
  • Prepares general financial analysis and other finance related tasks as required
  • Oversees the financial management and purchasing activities for all school operations
  • Manages accounting and administration of tuition tax credit program
  • Reviews and approves all contracts that obligate the school
  • Manages all investments of the various funds of the school under the direction of the Head of School and according to the policies of the Board of Trustees (the “Board”)
  • Manages the process for tuition collection and prepares statements for the parents and reports of delinquency for the Head of School and Board
  • Works with the Head of School and Financial Aid Committee on all aspects of the financial assistance program
  • Works with the Development Committee to maintain financial procedures for all fund-raising activities
  • Keeps abreast of practices in school finance and business procedures and use of office technology
  • Manages the annual audit of the school’s financial records and any other audits required
  • Maintains appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the school
  • Assists in establishing financial reporting systems, accounting and collection procedures, and investment activities, and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions
  • Tracks and oversees equipment purchase and inventory

Bookkeeping & Main Activities:

  • Oversees accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and benefits processes
  • Provides backup as needed in any area of bookkeeping
  • Maintains fixed asset accounting/capital expenditures management

Supervising & Training:

  • Manages department work flow, which includes: prioritize department work flow, organizing and assigning tasks in an efficient manner, researching outside services to improve efficiency and cost when necessary and appropriate and providing staff support
  • Conducts staff and service provider performance evaluations

Human Resource Management:

  • Oversees the administration of all employee salaries and benefits programs
  • Provides all Human Resource services

Liaisons:

  • Represents the school in all business dealings
  • Establishes and maintain relationships with individual and business customers, and provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter
  • Provides reports to Finance Committee and Board on a monthly basis, more frequently if needed
  • Sits on Finance Committee
  • Submits to an annual performance evaluation by the Head of School
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Instructions to Apply:  Attach a single document, which includes: a cover letter; resume including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references; and your philosophy of education. Resume should include all employment in month/year format (e.g., 6/91 to 8/98), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the qualifications of this position. Candidates who do not meet qualifications will not be considered. REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. Email to: mbistricky@tesseractschool.org

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHING POSITIONS

Job Description: Tesseract School, a premier private school in Paradise Valley, AZ, is now accepting resumes for certified substitute teachers.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree, have a fingerprint clearance card, a teaching certificate or substitute teaching certificate, CPR certification, have a passion for working with children, be a collaborator and communicate effectively with both parents and children. Please submit a resume to Stacie Dobrichovsky at sdobrichovsky@tesseractschool.org for consideration.

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