Career Opportunities

The Knox School in Saint James is a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post graduate year. Knox provides students with a strong and supportive academic program, a familial environment, small class sizes, and enriching arts and athletic programs.

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Recruitment and Admissions Officer

The Recruitment and Admissions Officer is an integral part of the Admissions Office.  Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management, this full-time twelve-month position is primarily responsible for recruiting prospective students by representing The Knox School at domestic and international fairs, leading information sessions, campus tours and other admissions-related events; building and cultivating relationships with feeder schools, educational consultants, and international sending agencies; and advising prospective students and their parents throughout the enrollment cycle.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Represent The Knox School at off-campus, on-campus, and online recruitment events and execute multi-channel communication plans to follow up with prospective students and consultant or agency partners
  • Research, identify, and develop recruitment opportunities with feeder schools, educational consultants and international sending agencies
  • Plan and coordinate outreach events including off-campus visits and on-campus admissions activities such as open house and revisit days
  • Conduct in-person tours and online information sessions for students, parents, consultants, and agency partners
  • Proactively reach out to prospective students and applicants at key intervention points to encourage application submission, secure enrollment decisions, and ensure the completion of required next steps for admitted students
  • Provide high-level customer service via email, telephone, and face to face communications with prospective parents, students, feeder schools, consultants, and agency partners
  • Conduct student applicant interviews
  • Read applications and make admission decision recommendations as a member of the Admissions Committee
  • Proactively contribute to the development of annual recruitment strategies
  • Actively engage and support the School’s commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community
  • Promote the School’s mission and embody the core values of the School
  • Assist with other programs and school-wide events, and perform other duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • Experience in admissions, recruitment, marketing/sales, or other similar fast-paced client service-oriented environment preferred
  • Prior work or student experience in a boarding or independent K-12 school setting is a plus

Other Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Excellent communicator and influencer
  • Strong presentation skills (verbal and written), and experience presenting in small group and large group settings, and to a variety of audiences
  • Possess an enthusiasm for working with young people, a desire to travel, and an ability to connect with a diverse group of families, consultants, and sending agencies
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong organization and time-management skills; must be able to multitask effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and maintain high degree of accountability
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally; work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Fluency in using technology applications including MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and similar products
  • Ability to work independently as well as receive direction
  • Sound problem-solving and decision-making abilities, both as an independent entity, and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a mature, professional manner

Content Designer and Social Media Coordinator

The Knox School of Saint James, New York, is currently seeking a full-time Content Designer and Social Media Coordinator to take our marketing efforts to new heights.

This creative professional will join a small marketing and communications team tasked with publishing content on all social media channels, the Knox website, and through e-communications, to grow an audience, build brand awareness, and ultimately boost student enrollment. 

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Content Designer & Social Media Coordinator will:

  • Plan, create, publish and share new content (including original text, images, and video) on a daily basis that builds meaningful audience connections, increases brand awareness, and encourages followers to engage with the brand
  • Photograph, shoot video, edit and prepare digital content for The Knox School’s website and other communications channels as necessary
  • Execute graphic design for print, web, and digital communication (promotional materials, presentation materials for School, web graphics/ads, etc.)
  • Support the Athletics Department by creating social media content that showcases sports teams, athletes, and various accomplishments
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies
  • Monitor social media metrics and maintain a social media publishing calendar that will build on the success of high-performing campaigns

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong social media experience – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite & Canva
  • Experience with digital photography, video creation, and editing
  • Experience using WordPress is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent writing skills for long-form posts and microblogging
  • Is detail-oriented and has the ability to execute multiple projects at once
  • Is extroverted, and has a positive personality that will encourage students to be highlighted through social media and marketing efforts
  • Has working knowledge of competitive sports and sports communication

Education & Work Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Media Arts, or a related field
  • Communications or English majors with design experience will also be considered
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in design or social media marketing is required

This is a 40-hour-per-week, 12-month position with a flexible work schedule that may require holding evening and (occasional) weekend hours. A part-time schedule may be available for the right candidate.

Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, or CV via email to Human Resources at opportunities@knoxschool.org. A portfolio of work and writing sample will be requested. No phone calls, faxes, or unsolicited visits, please.

Theatrical Show Audio & Lighting Technician

The Knox School of Saint James, NY, a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year, is accepting applications for a part-time theater technician to support the Performing Arts Department’s Spring Musical and The Knox School’s end-of-year ceremonies.

Working alongside the Theater Director and Director of Technology, the Technician will support the department in the following ways:

Lighting

  • Hanging, cabling, addressing, and focusing fixtures
  • Programming
  • Console operation

Audio

  • Installing and cabling speakers
  • Assembling amp racks
  • Tuning audio systems
  • Operating audio console
  • Operating lighting and sound equipment for the Spring Musical, School Talent Show, Awards Ceremonies, and Commencement
  • Conducting maintenance and repair of facility equipment
  • Assisting in the installation, operation, and strike of all shows and events
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours will be Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:30 p.m. or later if necessary, and on weekends leading up to the performance (this schedule will be determined by the Theater Director). Some evening and weekend hours will be required for end-of-year ceremonies in late May-early June. 

Interested candidates should submit a résumé via email to opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes, or unsolicited visits, please. A background check and fingerprinting are required for all positions at The Knox School.

Math Teacher

The Knox School, of St. James NY, a nonsectarian independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year is expanding its faculty and currently accepting applications for a middle and upper school Math teacher for grades nine through twelve. The Knox School provides students with a strong and supportive academic program, a familial environment, small class sizes, and enriching arts and athletic programs.

The Math Teacher will become a member of a dynamic academic team led by the Dean of Academics and will be responsible for teaching up to 6 classes and maintaining the professional responsibilities including, but not limited to, posting of grades and assignments, and communicating with students and families. Class sizes range from 4 to 12 students.

 

Our ideal candidate is an energetic and articulate team player. This person will have excellent communication and organizational skills, strong classroom management skills, and will be passionate about promoting college-level work to our students. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Math. Preference will be given to a strong candidate with a Masters’s degree and/or teacher certification.

Teachers at The Knox School are expected to coach or assist with an after-school activity for two terms. Faculty housing is available on a limited basis but is not mandatory for employment. Interested candidates should submit a resume via email to opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits, please.

Bus Driver

The Knox School of Saint James, NY, a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year, is currently accepting applications for a parttime and fulltime weekday and weekend per diem bus driver for immediate placement. The Knox School provides students with a strong and supportive academic program, a familial environment, small class sizes, and enriching arts and athletic programs. Experience driving in NYC and the interstate a plus.

The position requires the driver to transport students to and from school. The hours are 5:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Additional hours during the week and weekend are available to drive students and faculty to special events, field trips, & sporting events. The position requires the ability to pre/post trip vehicle inspection, act & react in a mature professional manner, be responsible for the safe and timely operation of school bus van. The potential candidates must have good verbal communication skills, be dedicated, reliable and a team player. The rate of pay is $21.00 an hour.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid NYS CDL with “P” and “S” Endorsements, 19A qualified & fingerprinted
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background criminal investigation, fingerprinting, drug test, NYS DOT physical, & physical performance test. Pass all NYS 19A mandatory testing
  • HS diploma or equivalent must have maintained a CDL for the past two years & have a clean driving abstract
  • Provide three positive work references

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and résumé Human Resources at: opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits, please.