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Viewpoint School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving 1200 students in grades K-12. Viewpoint is located in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles County on a 40-acre campus in Calabasas, close to the countless urban and recreational destinations Los Angeles has to offer. 
 
Viewpoint School prioritizes the quality of the student experience within a context of achievement, and encourages broad student participation in academic and co-curricular opportunities. The school community is unified by a shared set of values and seeks always to strengthen its culture of learning, purpose, caring, and challenge. Viewpoint asks teachers to create relational classroom climates conducive to collaboration, creativity, and application. Employees are part of a dynamic community of bright, engaged students and colleagues. Balancing academic achievement with student wellness is also a priority for the School. 
 
Viewpoint School is committed to being and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, teachers and staff. Over 40% of Viewpoint’s students are students of color, and Viewpoint’s families come to campus from over 70 countries. Viewpoint actively seeks diverse, mission-aligned applicants from all backgrounds. 
 
Viewpoint seeks student-centered teachers with expertise and a growth mindset, teachers who are dedicated to excellence and continual improvement. The School offers significant and wide-ranging support for professional development in curricular and pedagogical innovation, diversity and inclusion, and social-emotional learning, and bases its priorities in curriculum and instruction on current neuroscience.
 
All regular full time employees, and part-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week on a regular basis, are eligible to enroll in the medical, dental, and vision plans. These health plans along with our retirement plans are the cornerstone of Viewpoint’s total benefits package. Other benefits employees enjoy include; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance programs; credit union membership; reduced-cost lunches; generous vacation time; reduced summer hours; access to fitness facilities; and participation in an array of social and cultural events. Click here to view the Employee Benefits Brochure. 
 
Viewpoint School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 
 
Candidates interested in applying for any opportunities listed below should submit an updated resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.

Current Career Opportunities

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  • Controller

    Viewpoint School is currently seeking a Controller to manage the Business Office and work closely with the CFOO to assure accurate and timely reporting of the School's operations.

    Primary Functions:

    • Direct the day-to-day accounting operations including oversight of accounts payable and receivable, payroll, purchasing and maintenance of the general ledger for a $50M budget. Enforce the use of generally accepted accounting principles and bookkeeping procedures to keep an accurate continuous record of transactions
    • Prepare and analyze monthly financial reports prepared on a fund accounting basis in an accurate and timely manner. Responsible for performing analytical review of the financial reports and for clearly communicating variances to CFOO
    • Assist the CFOO in preparation of committee and board reports
    • Lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CFOO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and produce monthly budget versus actual reports
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings; monitor expenses to ensure compliance with budgets
    • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting. Present suggested investment vehicles for any of the four investment pools to CFOO for approval along with rate of return analysis
    • Meet at least annually in February with Division and Department Heads to review current year activity comparing actual to budget and to discuss the subsequent year’s budget needs
    • Create preliminary budgets in November and March for review with CFOO
    • Maintain the 10 year budget forecasting model
    • Review and assure that the reserve accounts properly reflect activity; analyze reserve account balances for adequacy
    • Audit payroll changes with special emphasis on the first pay periods that reflect change in pay rates and changes in benefits; compare signed contracts with new wage rates in payroll system
    • Update annually the written procedures and standards to maintain adequate internal control capabilities and communicate strategies to implement these controls to the Business Office team
    • Maintain compliance with governmental regulations and changing regulatory environment by staying current on law and rules that may effect compliance in the areas of accounting and nonprofit management
    • Participate as a fiduciary to the 403b plan – attend quarterly meetings and provide feedback regarding investment line-up
    • Manage all accounting and reporting aspects for the 403b plan. Ensure matching tests are performed and in compliance, ensure the timely employee reporting of both the SAR and annual Plan Fee Disclosures, oversee the annual audit, review the Form 5500 for filing
    • Manage and prepare reports necessary for the completion of the annual School audit and tax return by the School’s independent auditors. Review Draft of 990 to give recommendation for approval by the Board
    • Responsible for all year-end entries required to close the books; ensure accounting, tax and other financial reports required by regulatory agencies, financial institutions and others are completed and submitted as scheduled.
    • Complete annual questionnaires for insurance renewals and participate in meetings with the insurance broker to discuss trends and the changing insurance environment both for property and health benefits – communicate with CFOO
    • Maintain the records to properly account for temporary and permanently restricted gifts to the School
    • Work closely with the Director of Human Resources to ensure the School stays in compliance with regulatory requirements and other individual personnel issues that may arise
    • Work with the CFOO and Advancement office to properly report all current and future capital improvements, acquisitions and capital contributions for presentation to the Board committees.

    Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

    • Position requires Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of seven years of accounting/financial administration and management experience, preferably in an independent school environment; MBA or CPA preferred
    • Must demonstrate expertise with basic word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and computer functions. Knowledge of Senior Systems accounting software a plus
    • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, and representatives from the business community
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Position requires the ability to work independently as well as with executive management, Board members, staff, teachers, and parents, and at all times to exhibit a positive attitude, to be self-motivated, and to be able to cope successfully with stressful situations, schedules and deadlines
    • In addition to the position described above, you agree to perform other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned by Head of School or other supervisor

    Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.
  • Director of Development

    Viewpoint School is currently seeking a Director of Development. The Director of Development Works closely with the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, Head of School, and key volunteer committees to advance the mission and goals of the School and to create a culture of philanthropy. Responsible for managing the development program for Viewpoint School, including annual giving, planned giving, foundations and special events. Ensures that there is strong volunteer leadership and participation in development programs. Manages a portfolio of major gifts prospects

    RESPONSIBILITIES:      
     
    Management
     
    • In collaboration with the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, formulates a comprehensive development program.
    • Makes recommendations to Assistant Head of School for Advancement on the policy, staffing, and budget needed to accomplish goals.
    • Oversees the preparation of the annual development plan and budget.
    • Hires, trains, evaluates and supervises staff.
    • Oversees events designed to build community, steward donors and raise funds.
    • Oversees stewardship program designed to build a culture of philanthropy and to appropriately thank and recognize donors.
    • Oversees foundation relations.
    • Oversees information systems designed to support the school’s advancement efforts.
    • Ensures that direct reports have a performance plan with goals.
      • Develops ongoing professional development program for staff.
      • Recognizes staff for accomplishments using creative and personalized rewards.
     
    Annual Giving
     
    • Develops a detailed plan for the Viewpoint Fund, including revenue and expenditures for inclusion in the overall Development plan.
    • Sets goals based on historical analysis of donor and prospect base and School needs.
    • Develops targeted campaigns for parents of current students, grandparents of current students, alumnae parents, alumnae and faculty and staff.
    • Establishes complex calendar of solicitations by targeted constituency and fundraising strategy.
    • Uses wealth screening, giving history and other information to determine ask amounts for each constituent.    
    • Provides ongoing and targeted evaluation and analysis to meet goals.
    • Personally contacts prospects as appropriate for the annual fund.
    • Staffs the volunteer leadership for the Viewpoint Fund including ensuring that volunteers receive the appropriate support and recognition.
    • Manages an effective program of personal solicitation utilizing top-level volunteers, including identifying, enlisting, training, and recognizing volunteers.
    • Works with the Director of Alumni Relations and Viewpoint Network to raise funds from alumni.
    • Uses multiple channels in soliciting donors.
    • Coordinates Viewpoint Fund with other school fundraising.
    • Ensures that major gift prospects are identified among current annual fund donors.
    • Monitors program results and provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of solicitation programs.
    • Recommends and implements changes in strategies to meet program goals and objectives.
    • Composes written documents and brochures in support of the Viewpoint Fund.
    • Coordinates gift acknowledgment and pledge fulfillment.
    • Coordinates stewardship plan for annual fund donors.
    • Maximizes the corporate matching gift potential among current and prospective annual fund donors.
    • Manages Viewpoint Fund stewardship and cultivation events.
    • Manages the production of the Annual Report.
     
    Planned Giving
     
    • Identifies screens and prioritizes prospects who are strong candidates for making gifts to Viewpoint through planned giving vehicles.
    • Personally and with others cultivates donors to name Viewpoint in their estate plans.
    • Develops and implements a year-round marketing program for planned giving, including overseeing the preparation and distribution of promotional materials related to planned giving.
    • Establishes system to maintain and report on planned giving results and expectancies.
     
     
    Other Duties
     
    • Manages special projects assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Advancement.
    • Becomes involved in the life of the school, including attending school academic, performing arts and athletics events.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
     
    • 7+ years of progressively more responsible experience in advancement.
    • Impressive record of accomplishment in fundraising.
    • Deep appreciation and understanding of the School’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
    • Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a cohesive strategy for development.
    • Thorough grasp of the current trends in development.
    • Proven ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment.
    • Strong presentation skills. Able to represent Viewpoint professionally.
    • Demonstrable planning, administrative, organizational, and budget skills.
    • Familiarity with computerized data management programs and their application in a development department setting. Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
    • Ability to establish measurable goals and objectives and to develop and implement strategies to achieve them.
    • Capable of collaborating with others in the fulfillment of responsibilities.
    • Team building skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Must possess strong verbal writing and communication skills
    • Program development skills, logistics, planning and creativity
    • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision
    Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.
  • Director of Strategic Marketing

    Viewpoint School is currently seeking a Director of Strategic Marketing. The Director of Strategic Marketing is responsible for telling the Viewpoint story to internal and external audiences, advancing the School’s mission and helping achieve our educational, enrollment, and philanthropic goals. Primary areas of responsibility include content creation, messaging, and storytelling that promotes Viewpoint’s unique value advances Viewpoint’s regional, state and national visibility and reputation, grows brand awareness, and communicates the School’s purpose, vision and values. The Director of Strategic Marketing ensures that marketing and communications efforts deepen the connection and emotional bonds the School’s constituents experience with Viewpoint. This individual oversees all internal and external marketing communications activities, including messaging and branding, publications, social media, digital communications, web presence, advertising and public relations, and advancement communications.

    The Director of Strategic Marketing reports to the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, serves as a member of the school’s senior leadership team, and works collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff and others to achieve institutional objectives. This role will work closely with the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment to market the school to potential applicants. This individual is also responsible for developing the case for support that drives the school’s fundraising efforts.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Create and execute a strategic marketing communications plan to increase Viewpoint’s public profile, visibility, and brand–recognition at the regional and national level.
    • Serve as a strategic thought partner to senior leadership of Viewpoint on key strategies to elevate and maintain the school’s brand awareness among critical stakeholders.
    • Lead the strategic planning and production of a variety of web, social media, digital, print, video production, and other media products.
    • Ensure that predictive analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence are used to keep the School’s marketing strategies efficient and cutting edge.
    • Oversee the design, production, and distribution of all Viewpoint marketing and communication publications and printed material, working in close collaboration with relevant colleagues.
    • Oversee and ensure editing for the highest level of professionalism in all written communication that represents the School.
    • Oversee all website, video, and photography initiatives in keeping with brand objectives.
    • Oversee digital marketing efforts including website design, brand alignment, maintenance, and efficacy.
    • In partnership with the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment, provide leadership, strategy development, and execution for marketing and communications plans that meet specific enrollment goals.
    • In collaboration with the Assistant Head of School of Advancement, design strategies and implement concrete plans to improve participation and net dollars raised through annual giving and major gifts efforts.
    • Ensure brand and messaging quality and consistency and establish/enforce guidelines as needed across all departments, activities, and events and among professional and volunteer leadership.
    • Direct the day-to-day activities of the Marketing Communications office and ensure that administrative systems and procedures such as data collection, review, and reporting function smoothly and efficiently.
    • Manage and guide the Publications Manager and Digital Media Manager, setting clear objectives, providing regular feedback, and encouraging open and ongoing communication both within the Marketing Communications office and with other key departments.
    • Serve as the campus media relations contact generally and in emergency and crisis situations. Be on call 24/7 to communicate necessary information to the Viewpoint community.
    • Keep the Head of School, Assistant Head of School and other senior leaders informed with accurate and timely information regarding marketing communications initiatives and progress toward established goals.
    • Engage actively in professional development to remain current in best practices related to private-independent school communications, emerging social media, and effective marketing and branding strategies.
    • Actively support the Head of School, Viewpoint’s institutional priorities, and strategic framework, in alignment with the School’s mission, vision, and values.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • At least 7-10 years of experience in marketing and communications.
    • An ability to see the big picture when integrating different communications channels.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as a highly collaborative nature.
    • Ability to facilitate work between a wide range of individuals and groups.
    • High level of energy, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit.
    • Strategic thinker, innovative and versatile leader and have the proven ability to provide strategic direction while being hands-on and able to inspire a team.
    • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information are a must.
    • Experience leading/inspiring a team of talented professionals.
    • Knowledge of evolving communications and marketing industry trends is required along with an understanding of data analytics, practices, tools and platforms.
    • Ability to develop new marketing assets across all mediums and channels, including social, print, video, advertising, etc.
    • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines in an effective and timely manner.
    • Outstanding speaking, writing, and editing skills.
    • Ability to develop, monitor, and adhere to budgets and production schedules

    Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.
  • Department Chair for World Languages

    Viewpoint School is seeking a Department Chair for World Languages, grades K-12, for the 2020-21 school year. Viewpoint offers French and Spanish in grades K-12, and Mandarin Chinese and Latin in grades 6-12. The Chair will supervise a staff of 15, and teach 4 sections of world language in grades 7-12. The Department Chair for World Languages reports to the Upper School Division Head and is a member of Viewpoint’s Education Council.

    Viewpoint prioritizes the quality of the student experience within a context of academic and co-curricular achievement. Viewpoint offers significant support for professional development, and bases its emphases for curriculum and instruction on current neuroscience. Viewpoint asks teachers to create classroom climates conducive to collaboration, creativity, and relevance.

    Preferred candidates will be those with previously demonstrated expertise in teaching and leadership, and an advanced degree in language or a related field.

    Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume and cover letter to 
    careers@viewpoint.org.
  • Department Chair for Mathematics

    Viewpoint School is seeking a Department Chair for Mathematics, grades 6-12, for the 2020-21 school year. The Chair will supervise a staff of 11, including an Assistant Department Chair for Middle School, and teach 4 sections of math in grades 7-12. The Department Chair for Mathematics reports to the Upper School Division Head and is a member of Viewpoint’s Education Council.
     
    Viewpoint prioritizes the quality of the student experience within a context of academic and co-curricular achievement. Viewpoint offers significant support for professional development, and bases its emphases for curriculum and instruction on current neuroscience. Viewpoint asks teachers to create classroom climates conducive to collaboration, creativity, and relevance.
     
    Preferred candidates will be those with previously demonstrated expertise in leadership and an advanced degree in mathematics or a related field. Candidates interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.   
  • Director of Academic Systems and Institutional Research

    Viewpoint School is seeking a Director of Academic Systems and Institutional Research. The Director of Academic Systems and Institutional Research will manage systems to lead and support the development and operation of the academic program. Oversee the collection and analysis of research data relevant for strategic institutional programs and priorities.

    Primary Functions:
    • Oversees management of systems for student information, learning management, scheduling, and curriculum mapping
    • Coordinates the development of the Master Schedule annually; works closely with academic leadership to ensure efficient, accurate, and timely distribution of faculty duties, course offerings, and room assignments
    • Informs decision-making by the School’s academic leadership related to curriculum, scheduling, course proposals, and credentialing
    • Analyzes and distributes research that supports the strategic functioning of academic and other departments at Viewpoint
    • Serves as the School’s liaison to the University of California; maintains the NCAA list to the UC list and the AP list
    • Plans, implements, and assesses the School's standardized testing, and supervises the work of the AP Coordinator
    • Coordinates the preparation of the Curriculum Guides of the School as well as other documents and processes related to student scheduling
    • Assumes a major role in the periodic re-accreditation of the School

    Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field
    • Relevant experience as a teacher and administrator in a college prep school
    • A willingness to quickly learn important academic programs and processes, as well as the tools and databases necessary to perform job functions
    • Effective collaboration with teachers and administrators, and a willingness to embrace the collegial and inclusive processes of change
    • A firm command of current educational issues and directions, including knowledge of an AP and Honors Curriculum
    • An appreciation of the essential roles of arts and athletics in a comprehensive education
    • Expertise in the diagnostic tools and tests that gauge the success of a curriculum
    • A commitment to the following aspects of a 21st century academic program: global programming, diversity, sustainability, human development, and programs in the arts and academic that support and extend student interests and initiatives
    • Efficient administrative skills and an ability to anticipate needs well in advance of deadlines
    • A strong ethical foundation, and the ability to work successfully with those who hold different opinions
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
    • In addition to the responsibilities described above, perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School or other supervisor

    Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.
  • Campus Safety Officer

    Viewpoint School is currently seeking on-call part-time Campus Safety Officers. Shifts and times are as follows:
    11:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m., 2:00-10:30 p.m., or 10:30 p.m.-7:00 a.m.
     
    • Swing
    • Graveyard
    • Weekends

    Qualifications and requirements include, but not limited to:

    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Experience in law enforcement, security protection or combination of the two
    • BSIS Guard Card required
    • Additional certifications, licensing or training in security or safety related field is highly suggested.
     
    The school will provide a work shirt, jacket and equipment as needed. You are required to supply pants and shoes.

    Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume to careers@viewpoint.org.
  • JV Head/Assistant Tennis Coach

    Viewpoint School is currently looking for possibly two passionate individuals to help head up our Junior Varsity Boys Tennis team this spring. The position is Monday-Thursday with most trainings taking place on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Warner Center Tennis. Matches take place on Tuesday and Thursday after school. Candidates should have playing experience and feel comfortable leading a group of 12-14 players. The season begins February 3 and finishes on April 23, 2020.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to careers@viewpoint.org.
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