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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Director of Residential Life

Position Overview: 

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Residential Life provides both leadership and day-to-day management of The Knox School’s residential life program. Five dormitories house approximately 75-100 domestic and international students in grades 6-12 as well as a Residential Life team of 10-12 employees. The Director of Residential Life is a key member of the school’s leadership team, frequently interacting with all students, staff, and Knox parents/guardians. A successful candidate will be energetic, and excited by the joys and challenges of living and learning in a boarding school setting.

This is a Full Time, 12-month, residential position with housing, cable, and electricity as part of the compensation package beginning July 1, 2022.  Most responsibilities of this position are concentrated during the school year. Flexibility in the summer and vacation time allow for personal time to be taken as needed while attending to summer programming/hiring needs.

As a small Boarding and Day School, Knox Residential Life is a key component to the success and happiness of our students. In addition to building community and establishing a residential culture  that promotes our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness and Scholarship, there are tasks that must be completed regularly to keep Residential Life running smoothly.  The components of The Knox School’s Residential Life Program are: the Dormitories, Dorm Parenting, Weekend Life, Arrival/Holiday Travel and Communication. 

Support Staff to Ensure Success:

  • Facilities
  • Admissions
  • Student Care & Compliance Office
  • Dorm Parents
  • Dean of Students
  • Head of School

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee dormitory operations 
    • Stay on top of maintenance of physical spaces by communicating with Facilities Department via interoffice work-order system
    • Assign rooms, distribute keys, maintain operation of dorm room safes
    • Schedule regular dorm meetings with agendas (Dorm Parents implement)
    • Create and manage laundry and dorm chore schedule; ensure student and dorm parent compliance with both
    • Create and implement a White Glove Inspection Plan;  ensure student and dorm parent compliance 
    • In general, build dorm culture and maintain a safe, secure, healthy, and positive living environment that enhances student development and learning
  • Act in a supervisory role for Dorm Parents and other staff members connected to Residential Life, providing support, professional development, evaluation and feedback
  • Make frequent executive decisions that are in line with the School’s vision and purpose on Residential Life and student matters
  • Coordinate communication and transportation for airport and train runs
  • Coordinate and implement innovative and exciting weekend activity plans to enhance the boarding school experience for our students
  • Promote an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality within our school community
  • Lead Dorm Parent recruitment and retention efforts when necessary
  • Coordinate student orientation, room assignments, move-in and -out days and residential activities/Student Life calendar
  • Work with the Director of Student Care and Compliance to ensure all aspects of Student Life are attended to
  • Ensure best practices and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to the dormitory and student supervision
  • Serve on Administrative Team and Emergency Response Planning Committee
  • Supervise Residential Life budget and expenditures
  • Act as weekend Administrator on Duty on a rotating basis
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent and timely communication, organization, and time-management skills
  • Creative planning and strong supervisory skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under deadline pressure

Key Competencies:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including empathetic, collaborative leadership, and accountable management/coaching skills
  • Ability to write, speak, and communicate effectively in an organized and inspiring manner
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Sensitivity and skill in supporting English Language Learners 
  • Joint attention to both the big picture and the minutiae of a school’s many systems
  • Openness and ability to give, solicit and receive feedback
  • Flexibility, work ethic, and dedication to the school and community, sometimes requiring work outside the traditional hours or typical expectations of a school
  • Desire to engage fully in building a student-centered culture of collegiality, support, and respect
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms, as well as specific sensitivity to the unique, multi-dimensional identities of our community

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted electronically to opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits please.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional references or recent letters of recommendation.

Candidates may also submit other supplemental materials as desired.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. 

The Knox School is a diverse and inclusive community and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, or disability in its programs, activities, employment, or advancement.

About The Knox School:

Founded in 1904 by Mary Alice Knox, The Knox School is the oldest established private school on Long Island, in New York. Today, Knox is a co-educational boarding and day school for grades 6-12 where the total well-being of every student is our top priority. Learn more about us at www.knoxschool.org 

P/T Admissions Assistant Position Available; Potential for F/T

Position Overview:

The Admissions Assistant will become a member of a dynamic and fast-paced office team led by the Head of School. The ideal candidate comes with at least three years of experience at a non-profit or independent school and will work under the Director of Enrollment Management. This person is not afraid to take initiative, respects directives and pays attention to detail.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time, interact in a friendly and positive manner with students and parents both in-person and over the phone, and in general, will contribute to a positive workplace atmosphere.

This is a part-time position with future opportunities for full-time employment given the right candidate. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning January 9, 2023 but can be flexible for the right candidate.  Salary is $20/hour to start.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level customer service with timely follow-through via email, telephone, and face-to-face communications;
  • Answer admissions calls in a pleasant, professional and informed manner in order to provide admissions information and foster a positive image of the school;
  • Monitor and respond to emails sent to the official Admissions email account and forward messages to other members of the department when appropriate;
  • Schedule appointments including student interviews, campus tours, prospective family meetings, and recruitment events;
  • Maintain the Blackbaud admissions database and manage applicant files throughout the admissions process – inquiry through acceptance and enrollment;
  • Assist with managing and maintaining inventory of admission materials, publications, marketing swag and supplies, as well as prepare admissions information packets;
  • Support digital marketing efforts by updating, monitoring and maintaining contact lists as well as scheduling email marketing campaigns
  • Assist in planning and organizing outreach events including Open Houses, Information Sessions, Shadow Days and Revisit Days
  • Maintain and update admissions event calendar, manage event registration in Blackbaud, and publish admissions events on various school search sites
  • 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
  • Promote an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality within our school community
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment Management

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a non-profit and/or admissions office
  • Prior work or student experience in a boarding or independent K-12 school setting is a plus
  • Proficient in using technology applications including MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and similar products
  • Experience in managing admissions-oriented software such as Blackbaud and messaging platforms such as Constant Contact are highly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, problem-solve, multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential admissions issues
  • Familiar with office protocols and decorum

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted electronically to opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits please.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional references or recent letters of recommendation.

Candidates may also submit other supplemental materials as desired.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. 

The Knox School is a diverse and inclusive community, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, or disability in its programs, activities, employment, or advancement.

About The Knox School:

Founded in 1904 by Mary Alice Knox, The Knox School is the oldest established private school on Long Island, in New York. Today, Knox is a co-educational boarding and day school for grades 6-12 where the total well-being of every student is our top priority. Learn more about us at www.knoxschool.org 

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.

Bus Driver

The Knox School of Saint James, NY, a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 6-12 with a post-graduate year, is currently accepting applications for a part-time 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 is a plus.

The position requires the driver to transport students and faculty from school 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 and be responsible for the safe and timely operation of the 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.