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North Country School is located in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, of which two million acres are forest preserve. Our 220-acre campus includes extensive vegetable and flower gardens, a working farm, a maple sugaring operation, a six-trail ski hill, a thirty-six-route rock climbing crag, two riding rings, and over 3 miles of recreational trails. North Country School has long practiced a progressive, hands-on, and place-based education, taking full advantage of its campus, the High Peaks region, and the cultural and recreational opportunities offered in nearby Lake Placid.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references as indicated on each job posting. Interviews, including demonstration lessons, will take place until the position is filled.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications leads strategic communications and marketing initiatives that foster the institution’s vision. The Director of Communications promotes and develops the institution’s voice and branding and is responsible for messaging to key constituencies and stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a thoughtful leader, strategic thinker, experienced writer, creative problem-solver, and valuable team member. The Director of Communications reports to the Executive Director. The person in this role is supported by the Communications Associate well as freelance consultants.

Qualifications: This position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as strong attention to detail, editing, proofreading skills, and the ability to multitask. In addition, this person must be able to work successfully in teams within varied constituencies. The ideal candidate must possess the following skills: skilled writing with quick turnaround, flexible work style, problem solving, professional decision making, and the ability to uphold the highest standards of work and ethics including handling sensitive and confidential communications. Experience in an independent school environment is preferred.

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in marketing and communications, Superior strategic skills and a strong grasp of communications industry best practices, including marketing, media relations, branding, social media, and messaging.
  • Collaborative and collegial orientation, eager and able to engage a diverse client base, and ability to build strong professional relationships.
  • The wisdom and confidence to provide advice and counsel on sensitive matters of importance with respect to the institution.
  • Proficiency with the Google suite of applications, social media tools, and experience in web publishing.
  • Proven track record of managing and developing others.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

To apply, or for more information, send an email to: , or send a request via U.S. mail to: Attention: Director of Communications Search Committee, North Country School and Camp Treetops, 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Cover letter and resume required.

About North Country School & Camp Treetops

Located in Lake Placid, NY, North Country School is a junior boarding and day school for students in grades 4-9. The school educates and nurtures children today in such a way that they develop the resourcefulness and skills they need for tomorrow. For over 75 years North Country School has achieved this by placing daily and equal emphasis on arts and outdoor education and by upholding values, such as our commitment to the environment and the importance of working as a community. www.northcountryschool.org

Camp Treetops is an overnight summer camp for children ages 8-14 years old, which nurtures an inclusive community with an emphasis on values that remain vital to this day – child-centered education, the fostering of self-reliance and self-confidence, living in harmony with nature, and preserving a child’s world through a summer unplugged.

Learn more about Camp Treetops here.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Communications Associate

North Country School and Camp Treetops (NCT) seek a full-time Communications Associate to support the institution’s communications department.

The Communications Associate is responsible for producing written communications, social media management, website updates and assist in print communications to help broaden the North Country School and Camp Treetops admissions and advancement funnel. This full-time staff position will engage families, donors and staff to help support many of the functions related to communications for the institution. The Communications Associate will also support outreach initiatives that broaden and enhance the visibility and public perception of the institution.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

As a critical member of the Communications Team, this candidate should demonstrate the following:

  1. Manage and regularly update the institution’s social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram, etc.) and listings on third-party referral sites; produce social video content. etc.
  1. Write, edit, and manage additional electronic communications on brand for NCT including parent, alumni, and constituent emails, updates, and newsletters, and other regular electronic correspondences from communications.
  2. Produce original content as assigned for NCT publications and event materials in support of development, admissions and administration. This will include fundraising appeals, invitations and other specific program publications.
  3. Provide writing, proofreading and editing support to NCT’s administration.
  4. Assist in the production of Organic Roots, a twice-yearly alumni magazine.
  5. Assist in the coordination of content to the institution’s websites including writing, developing new content, creating new webpages as necessary, and uploading and embedding photos and video.
  6. Represent communications department through active engagement with faculty, staff, and students.
  7. Other duties as assigned within the realm of this job classification.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and experience in communications preferred.
  1. Demonstrate excellent writing, proofreading, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  2. Demonstrated experience producing and posting content for social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).
  3. Video and photography experience including video/photo editing skills for social media.
  4. Be a self-starter, thorough and organized, and able to work independently.
  5. Must be comfortable working on multiple simultaneous projects under deadlines.
  6. Must be able to work collaboratively.
  7. Computer (Mac) proficiency; worked with online applications and familiarity with Google suites
  8. Experience in graphic design and understanding of graphic design principles including experience using Adobe Creative Suite. InDesign and Photoshop experience preferred.
  9. Experience working in WordPress or any website content management system.
  10. Previous work in independent schools, especially in marketing, development, or admissions preferred.
  11. Must be available to work full-time, on-campus and have flexibility to work during events, which may occur at night or on weekends.

We offer a wide variety of benefits including health insurance from day one, a retirement plan with TIAA, personal time off, paid family leave as well as other benefits from employment.

To apply, or for more information, send an email to: , or send a request via U.S. mail to: Attention: Communications Associate Search Committee, North Country School and Camp Treetops, 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Cover letter and resume required.

EOE Statement:

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

About North Country School and Camp Treetops:

North Country School (NCS), an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9, and Camp Treetops, a seven-week, overnight summer camp, share a spectacular 200-acre campus in the Adirondack High Peaks region of upstate New York.  North Country School and Camp Treetops serves children who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries and provides a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. At NCS, children are known well by the dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach and care for them. NCS’s unique programming includes an engaging traditional core curriculum at school and hands-on projects alongside signature programs in the arts, farm and garden, outdoors, and community life for both school and camp. With extensive offerings in studio and performing arts, outdoor activities from horseback riding to ice climbing, and barn and garden experiences like watching lambs give birth or harvesting vegetables, NCS provides a variety of venues in which every child can find success.

Kitchen Cook

Now hiring a full-time/year-round cook for North Country School/Camp Treetop.

Starting pay is commensurate with experience. We provide amazing benefits including health insurance from day 1. We cook with produce that has been grown in our gardens or locally procured. Our pork and lamb have been raised on site and cared for by our farm staff and our students and campers. We buy other meats locally, sustaining our local economy. We also raise our own chickens and turkeys for both meat and eggs.

Our cooks have the opportunity to cook using their individual skills. We prepare meals from scratch every day and provide family-style meals to our students and staff (with exceptions due to managing during the pandemic). We bake our own bread and are creative in providing desserts.

This is a full-time position with 2 days off each week and a schedule that allows you to be home at a reasonable time each night. If you are interested, please contact us with a resume with job experience.

EOE Statement:

WE ARE AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

About North Country School and Camp Treetops:

North Country School (NCS), an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9, and Camp Treetops, a seven-week, overnight summer camp, share a spectacular 200-acre campus in the Adirondack High Peaks region of upstate New York.  North Country School and Camp Treetops serves children who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries and provides a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. At NCS, children are known well by the dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach and care for them. NCS’s unique programming includes an engaging traditional core curriculum at school and hands-on projects alongside signature programs in the arts, farm, and garden, outdoors, and community life for both school and camp. With extensive offerings in studio and performing arts, outdoor activities from horseback riding to ice climbing, and barn and garden experiences like watching lambs give birth or harvesting vegetables, NCS provides a variety of venues in which every child can find success.

North Country School is committed to providing a working and living environment that fosters mutual respect and relationships free of discrimination based on a protected characteristic, and to complying with the spirit and letter of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity. For purposes of subsection A and B below, protected characteristics at North Country School are an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition to the guidance set forth below, a full explanation of equal employment opportunity and harassment prevention requirements, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is available in the business office of North Country School.

A. Non-Discrimination

North Country School is committed to:

  • Administering all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, work assignments, classification, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits, training, education, tuition assistance and social and recreational programs, without regard to any protected characteristic;
  • Administering all human resources policies, processes, and/or procedures without regard to any protected characteristic; and
  • Making required reasonable accommodation for the physical and/or mental disabilities of qualified employees and job applicants.

B. Harassment

North Country School is committed to providing a harassment-free work environment, which includes time an employee spends interacting with co-workers in work-related settings such as during business-related travel, as well as meetings, conferences, training sessions and social events sponsored by North Country School.

Impermissible harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Making an individual’s terms or conditions of the provision of their services to North Country School contingent on rendering sexual favors,
  • Insinuating or conducting oneself in a manner that suggests that the submission to or rejection of sexual favors by any individual covered by this policy will in any way influence decisions concerning the employment or contractual relationship between North Country School and the individual; or
  • A comment, material, gesture or any other communication or conduct, which is unwelcome and offensive, demeaning, or derogatory towards any person or group of persons, based on a protected characteristic.

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