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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Manhattan Country School faculty and staff work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, warmth and commitment to the vision and mission of the school. Our community of more than 50 employees, in New York City and at our 180-acre farm in the Catskills, mirror the diversity of our student body. 

Current job openings are listed below. Application instructions are provided within each job posting. 

Manhattan Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies.

 


DATABASE MANAGER
Manhattan Country School (MCS) seeks a Database Manager to begin immediately. 

The Database Manager is responsible for creating and managing an effective database infrastructure to support advancement and admissions operations including reporting and gift processing, and assisting the registrar and the business office. The Database Manager takes the lead in managing the database processes to ensure data integrity and participates in developing strategies to provide enhanced, accurate and up-to-date reports to support the school’s Advancement and Admissions goals. The position reports to the Director of Advancement.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead point of contact on constituent databases; includes database management and assuring that content is consistently up-to-date and correct 
  • Manage and execute functions associated with database operations, advancement services, gift entry and acknowledgements and records, including recording and reporting of charitable gifts and deposits
  • Assist the Business Office with recording and reconciling cash, electronic and stock transactions 
  • Produce queries, reports, mailing and guest lists and labels for events
  • Establish and document departmental policies and procedures, including donations processing policies, procedures, systems in compliance with IRS rules and regulations
  • Work with our website provider, Community Brands, to process and transfer information updates from the database to the website’s parent portal
  • Create and run reports to support data-driven decision making and strategic initiatives for the Advancement and Admissions offices
  • Insure integrity of database through regular review, verification, and data cleanup, to assure accuracy and efficiency
  • Troubleshoot and report malfunctions of database system for the purpose of resolving operational issues and restoring services.
  • Remain knowledgeable about technology trends in schools and universities, and provide suggested improvements and advancements to school's SIS system. 
  • Work with the school nurse to secure student health information on Magnus
  • Monitors records for completeness and accuracy
  • Collaborate with members of various departments in utilizing the database to support the broader mission and goals of the school

Job Requirements:

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Expertise in managing, maintaining and trouble-shooting all aspects of a File Maker Pro database (particularly Sandbox and Generations) 
  • Knowledge of fundraising and advancement systems and procedures
  • Demonstrated competence in records and information management including techniques and principles supporting critical records systems
  • Strong attention to detail in establishing priorities, meeting timelines and efficiently accomplishing duties
  • A high level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents or independently as needed
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Ability to articulate technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to interact with users in a professional, cooperative, and courteous manner

Education and Experience:

● Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Information Systems, Business Administration or other relevant fields required
● Minimum of 3-5 years related experience (professional experience in a school or non-profit workplace preferred) 

To Apply:

Submit a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references to Ellen Porter at eporter@manhattancountryschool.org with “Database Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Manhattan Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies.

 

Teacher-training programs

MCS supports teacher-training programs at Bank Street College, City College, New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University, among others, so there are opportunities each year for assistant, student and intern teachers in many of our classrooms, as well as at the MCS Farm. Résumés and cover letters for these positions are accepted in the early spring for the following school year, and may be sent to e-mailed to Ellen Porter at eporter@manhattancountryschool.org.