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Thank you for your interest in joining Team Burgundy! Current open opportunities are detailed below.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a pastoral 26-acre campus near Alexandria, Virginia, serving 265 children from age 4 through grade 8. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

Extended Day Educator

Burgundy’s Extended Day program offers academic enrichment and activities before and after the school day, as well as occasional weekdays when class is not in session.

General Function:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Auxiliary Services the Extended Day Educators (EDE) create a welcoming and supportive afterschool environment for Burgundy Farm Country Day School students so that they may enjoy their afternoons and continue school day success. The EDE will help develop, implement, and supervise age-appropriate educational and recreational activities that support our students physically, mentally and emotionally.   

Schedule: Part time, Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m.

*Some programs may require longer days, later nights and weekend work

Salary: competitive hourly wage

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

A.  Work as a productive member of a team of educators;

B.  Help create and provide a positive, nurturing, supportive, and caring environment for all Burgundy Farm Country Day School students so that they may succeed and achieve;

C.  Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by the Director of Auxiliary services and the Burgundy administration;

D.  Exert a positive influence and model appropriate behavior for all students;

E.  Actively plan, prepare, implement and supervise all activities;

F.  Create educational and recreational lesson plans to be presented to Extended Day students;

G.  Lead organized activities for students to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills;

H.  Monitor and supervise all students enrolled in the before and after school program during all aspects of the day to create a safe, secure, and positive environment;

I.  Implement appropriate and effective classroom management techniques in accordance with the practices of Burgundy Farm Country Day School;

J.  Participate in the cleaning and maintaining of all facilities and equipment, including daily opening and closing duties;

K.  Constantly inspect the school site and equipment for potential safety hazards or concerns, reporting all issues to the Extended Day Lead Educator and following through with appropriate corrective action;

L.  Interact professionally and appropriately with all students, parents, faculty, and staff, maintaining a high level of communication with all members of the Burgundy community;

M.  Participate in weekly Extended Day staff meetings, faculty and staff meetings (when possible), and ongoing professional development opportunities;

N.  Comply with Burgundy Farm Country Day school policies and procedures and at all times represent the Extended Day program and the school in a positive and professional manner;

O.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Extended Day Lead Educator and the Director of Auxiliary Services.

Additional programs that fall under the EDE position:

  • Providing childcare for school events that take place after hours
  • Providing childcare for days that classes are not in session, such as teacher in-service days and Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Participating in break camps such as Spring Break Camp and Gap Camp (full day schedule)

The qualified candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma or GED (not required, high school students 16 years or older will be considered)
  • Meaningful experience working with children
  • A strong commitment to education and the betterment of young students
  • Strong communication, organization, and team-building skills
  • Desire to learn and grow as an educator
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Hugh Squire, Director of Auxiliary Services, hughs@burgundyfarm.org. No phone calls please.

Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

Facility Manager (Exempt)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hire (in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Operations), schedule, and supervise all buildings and grounds maintenance staff at the school.
  • Responsible for department personnel management, including performance evaluation, training and development, discipline.
  • Advise Head of School on campus safety decisions that impact daily operations including school closing matters (e.g. inclement weather, utility outages).
  • Participate constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, regular safety/risk audits, energy management).
  • Maintain a work order management system to effectively prioritize and complete daily work tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance And Operations to create annual operating budget and capital renewal (PPRRSM) budget for plant department and with advice of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and controls facilities expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain a file of blueprints and site plans for all school properties (preferably electronic as well as paper).
  • Directly oversee development of specifications, review of bids and ensures performance of contractors.
  • Ensure that fire and security systems are fully operational at all times and meet the full requirements in terms of inspections and maintains timely records for all state, federal and insurance compliance reporting.
  • Proactively initiate maintenance and repairs of buildings and grounds, by monitoring the campus continuously, identifying needs and acting on them without prompting by others (i.e.: railings, steps, lighting, playground equipment, etc.).  Maintain long-term capital replacement plan/budget.
  • Manage vehicle and small equipment and tool service and maintenance program to maximize equipment life-cycle.
  • Seek information and training as necessary to be knowledgeable regarding areas of compliance in association with the facilities. This includes being familiar with issues of OSHA requirements, fire and pool inspections, building permits, elevator, AHERA and other licensing requirements.
  • Lead maintenance team to ensure facilities support for campus events and supports management on all space-planning activities.
  • Responsible for key control for campus buildings.
  • Collaborate with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and special events, and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. academic leaders, athletics, technology, security).
  • Assess campus needs and projects daily to address routine maintenance and identify longer term life cycle needs.
  • Oversee traffic control during carpool, school-wide events, such as athletic meets, Fall Fair, Auction, and Festival of Lights.
  • Serve as an active member on the Health and Safety Committee and Building and Grounds Committee.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of supplies, furniture and warranties.  Collaborate with purchasing committee to review furniture orders for quality and durable selections.

Skills

  • Be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; be in good physical shape, as employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Be able and willing to occasionally work in high, precarious places and in conditions including exposure to extreme heat, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, extreme cold, and risk of electrical shock.
  • Possess excellent customer service to the 50+ employees working at Burgundy.  Be able to interact with Burgundy families on a professional customer service basis while representing the Maintenance Team in its support of school activities.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others and to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture.
  • Have basic troubleshooting skills in electrical, plumbing, and small equipment systems on campus.
  • Demonstrate ability to daily manage full range of HVAC systems and associated controls from stand alone residential systems to commercial rooftop units.  Control systems used are basic stand alone, to digital internet controlled to basic BAS systems.
  • Possess general understanding of grounds maintenance, turf care, garden practices, tree care, invasive species management

Qualifications

  • Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to members of the community, including teachers, administrators, students, trustees, and parents.
  • Knowledge/hands-on experience in building maintenance trades; such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, general handyman building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of building codes and regulatory environment for facilities management.
  • Proven ability to prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; email, word and excel and Google equivalent programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in facilities management, business or engineering, coupled with 10+ years experience in facilities management, including supervisory experience.  10+ years experience in a construction trade or construction management role with supervisory responsibility will be considered in the absence of facilities management/property management experience.  School experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in organizing and directing efforts of others, as a manager.
  • This is a hands on position; and a successful candidate should have mechanical and building skills to maximize in house capabilities and resources to minimize outsourcing routine repairs and maintenance.
  • Understanding industry trends in facility management practices to be able to leverage changing technologies where implementation can improve campus operations.

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Miller, Director of Finance and Operations, kathym@burgundyfarm.org. No phone calls please.

Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Burgundy Farm Country Day School will contribute $7,600 each plan year to each full-time employee’s benefits bank and prorate for employees who work at a minimum 75% of full-time, via our Section 125 Cafeteria Plan. This benefit may be taken as payment toward the school’s medical/dental/vision plans; dependent care expenses, subject to an IRS imposed limits, or may be taken as after tax cash to be added to monthly salary. Retirement plan with TIAA, with a 3% employer contribution for two years and then 6% employer contribution after two years, irrespective of employee contribution. A tuition benefit (50% discount) is offered for one qualified child attending Burgundy for children of 75% to full-time employees only. (Fac-staff children are eligible for additional financial aid also.) Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability. 

Account Manager (Non-exempt)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Payroll:

  • Collect and process new hire paperwork.
  • Set up new employees in payroll & accounting system.
  • Process time sheets for part-time and casual employees.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to salaried employees.
  • Make payroll entries into accounting system, send automatic deposit payroll to bank, cut checks for those employees who do not have automatic deposit.
  • Distribute W-2’s to employees.
  • Track leave balances for staff and faculty.

Benefits Administration:

  • Maintain and assist employees with benefits such as health insurance, retirement, dependent care and medical reimbursements.

Family Accounts Management:

  • Liaison with FACTS Tuition Management, which handles the monthly installment plan.
  • Consult with parents regarding tuition and incidental charges, FACTS Tuition Management enrollment process, and any other questions that they may have.
  • Enter FACTS payments into the billing system.
  • Make collection phone calls and establish payment plans with families who require special consideration with collaboration from the Director of Finance and Operations.
  • Process all payments and reconcile all checks and cash submitted to the business office from parents and school wide events. Enter payments, prepare deposits, and generate reports for the Director of Finance and Operations as needed. Process payments from, but not limited to tuition, development, afterschool programs, day camp (non-credit card), COBRA receipts, facilities rentals and house rental and school events.

General Accounting Functions:

  • Assist DFO in preparing annual tax forms such form 990, 5500 and Virginia State forms.
  • Record revenues and recurring journal entries; assist in the month end and year-end closing processes; annual audits, ensuring transactions are in accordance with GAAP and internal policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assist in reconciling operating accounts, investment accounts and journal entries.
  • Perform ad hoc journal entries and other related duties as needed.
  • Collaborate with business office team to ensure accuracy of accounting system.

The successful candidate will need to be effective and experienced in the general payroll processing and overall accounts management and accounts receivable processing function. The candidate will need to possess strong problem solving skills, work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail, decision-making skills, and ability to work with others. This position also requires general accounting responsibilities, including journal entries, account reconciliations and accruals. This is a full-time position. Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. including a 30 minute lunch. Vacation days are coordinated with other members of the Business Office.

Expectations:

  • Maintain strictest confidentiality on all matters.
  • Help support the mission of the school and foster an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, and safety in every endeavor.
  • Communicate positively and in an open manner, both in writing and in speaking, to the Burgundy Community.
  • Contribute positively to the professional, mission-focused ‘sense of community’ with all school constituents.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Should have 5 to 7 years experience in related field, preferably in an independent school environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills - exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, experience with payroll management software and the ability to adapt to new software

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Miller, Director of Finance and Operations, kathym@burgundyfarm.org. No phone calls please.

Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.

NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Employer will contribute $7,600 each plan year to each full-time employee’s benefits bank and prorate for employees who work at a minimum 75% of full-time, via our Section 125 Cafeteria Plan. This benefit may be taken as payment toward the school’s medical/dental/vision plans; dependent care expenses, subject to an IRS imposed limits, or may be taken as after tax cash to be added to monthly salary. Retirement plan with TIAA, with a 3% employer contribution for two years and then 6% employer contribution after two years, irrespective of employee contribution. A tuition benefit (50% discount) is offered for one qualified child attending school for children of 75% to full-time employees only. (Fac-staff children are eligible for additional financial aid also.) Employer actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.