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West Nottingham Academy is an incredible place to work and live. Situated in the rolling countryside of northern Maryland, our 100-acre campus is a short driving distance to Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Located on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, our surroundings are a nature lover’s paradise, but in close reach to major metropolitan cities.

Our school takes pride in and is committed to the diversity of our community as a whole, including those who work here. We support equal opportunity and encourage all to apply.

Things to Know

  • More than 70 percent of faculty and their families live on campus, which includes utilities and all regular meals on campus. Resident and non-resident employees are expected to participate in the life of the school, from academic-day activities to after-school opportunities, athletics, and student life events.
  • Faculty members carry, on average, a load of five classes, two co-curricular seasons, and residential dorm duty. All positions offer a competitive salary comparable with peer schools and commensurate with experience and education, as well as benefits (major medical insurance, dental and vision, Aspire Financial Services, disability insurance, and life insurance). 
  • West Nottingham Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • West Nottingham Academy offers fellowship, internship, and full-time job opportunities.

Potential candidates are encouraged to email their resumes and cover letters to employment@wna.org. See our available employment opportunities listed below.

Accounting Specialist

West Nottingham Academy, a premier independent boarding school located in Colora, MD, has an immediate opening for an Accounting Specialist in the Business Office. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a vibrant and fun school atmosphere, while attaining practical accounting experience working directly under an active CPA. This position reports directly to the Business Manager. The Accounting Specialist will provide accounting support to major financial account areas, including accounts receivable and accounts payable. The right person will have a great opportunity to grow into a Senior Accountant role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coding, obtaining internal approvals, auditing invoices and employee expense reports, entering and processing check, credit card, and ACH bank draft payments.
  • Entering student billing charges, subsequent payments, and credits on customer accounts.
  • Compiling and analyzing internal aged accounts receivable and accounts payable reports.
  • Sending collection emails to customers with delinquent accounts.
  • Acting as the main point of contact for customers and staff with questions about student accounts.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Entering journal entries.
  • Making bank deposits.
  • Preparing monthly account reconciliations of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses and Accrued Expenses.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date vendor files (both hard and soft copies).
  • Obtaining W-9 forms, Certificates of Insurance from vendors and maintaining information to enable preparation of Forms 1099.
  • Assisting the Business Manager with other projects or duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting or accounts payable or accounts receivable required
  • Independent, quick learner and a meticulous work ethic required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Knowledge of basic accounting rules and internal controls required
  • Solid Excel and Word skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written skills required
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills a plus
  • Exposure to an automated accounting systems such as QuickBooks a plus
  • A desire to take the CPA exam or to attain the work experience required for licensure a plus
  • A desire to begin a career in the Education Industry is a huge plus

COMPENSATION:
Competitive compensation package.

West Nottingham Academy’s Diversity Statement:

We, as a community of learners, welcome and value diversity and what it adds to a learning environment. Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences. As a historically inclusive Academy, West Nottingham respects and supports the ethical and educational importance of a multicultural curriculum and co-curricular program in accordance with its mission statement and core values.

Director of Student Talent Recruitment

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Head of School and a member of the school’s leadership team, the Director of Student Talent and Recruitment is responsible for WNA’s full enrollment management strategy, including brand awareness, financial aid, on-boarding, and retention. They are the primary ambassador for West Nottingham, ensuring families, community partners, and other stakeholders view WNA as the destination for students to learn to think critically, creatively, ethically, globally and abundantly. Working in partnership with the Director of Marketing and Head of School, The Director of Student Talent Recruitment utilizes an understanding of local demographics, the regional economy, and national and international trends to create a messaging campaign and application experience that will entice mission-appropriate candidates to apply, enroll, unleash their potential, and channel it into their future.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with colleagues, and under the supervision of the Head of School, the Director of Student Talent Recruitment responsibilities include:
• Contribute to the mission and vision of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique approach and programming and who will contribute to the school community
• Present the school to prospective students and parents, which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents; organizing tours, interviews, campus visits, Open House events and school fairs; securing application components – references and required school documents; conducting and/or arranging for assessments where suitable, and communicating final decisions to appropriate individuals
• Oversee an exemplary onboarding experience for students and their families
• Manage the admissions office, including the budget. Create and propose appropriate admissions marketing materials, mailings, social media posts, and publications
• Evaluate continually the admissions and marketing program with the goal of systematically increasing enrollment of qualified students
• Manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year, including assisting families in decision-making and supporting retention events for different grade levels
• Build and nurture connections with educational consultants, K-8/9 feeder schools, organizations
• Produce reports of the relevant statistics on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment process
• Plan and organize the distribution and tracking of enrollment surveys, post-graduate surveys, and final enrollment agreements for new families
• Ensure strategic and adequate marketing of admissions events, including advertising, signage, programs, and memorabilia for visitors/prospective families
• Travel domestically and internationally; represent the school at various fairs, events and conferences
• Perform non-essential duties as assigned and participate in the life of the school community

COMPENSATION:
Competitive compensation package, multiple-year contract, housing, and dining included.

West Nottingham Academy’s Diversity Statement:

We, as a community of learners, welcome and value diversity and what it adds to a learning environment. Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences. As a historically inclusive Academy, West Nottingham respects and supports the ethical and educational importance of a multicultural curriculum and co-curricular program in accordance with its mission statement and core values.

Registrar Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY:

West Nottingham Academy, a premier independent boarding school located in Colora, MD, has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant in the Registrar’s Office. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a vibrant school atmosphere with a flexible part-time schedule. This position reports directly to the Registrar and will not exceed eight work hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • File, reconcile, and correct student transcripts.
  • Download PSAT/SAT test results and reports cards, then upload to student profile folders.
  • Accept, screen and route telephone calls concerning activities and operations of the office, directing inquiries as appropriate.
  • Assist with the timely and accurate processing of subpoenas and official records request from other entities, including the retrieval and preparation of appropriate records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Some administrative work experience in an office environment required.
  • Independent, quick learner, and excellent organization required.
  • Solid computer skills particularly in Microsoft Office Applications or database management required.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills required.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Experience in education a plus particularly with student records and certification in legal assisting and/or documented experience in a legal setting a plus.

West Nottingham Academy’s Diversity Statement:

We, as a community of learners, welcome and value diversity and what it adds to a learning environment. Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences. As a historically inclusive Academy, West Nottingham respects and supports the ethical and educational importance of a multicultural curriculum and co-curricular program in accordance with its mission statement and core values.






Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy!


Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life.

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