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Dance/Cheer Instructor

La Reina High School & Middle School is looking for a well-qualified individual to serve as a Dance Team Coach and Cheer Coach beginning this August.

Job Description:
•Coach the high school dance team daily
•Coach the high school cheer team two days a week from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
•Coach the middle school cheer team one day a week from 7:15 – 8:00 a.m.
•Coach the middle school dance team two days a week from 7:15 – 8:00 a.m.
•Run LRHS&MS cheer camp in early August
•Plan, implement, and attend cheer and dance activities (camps, workshops, competitions, etc.) throughout the year
•Register for camps/competitions
•Order uniforms/apparel/costumes

Requirements:
•Prior experience in dance and/or cheer instruction
•Superior organizational skills
•Excellent classroom management skills
•Knowledge of dance techniques in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater
•Advanced choreographic skills
•Knowledge of music usage laws and ability to edit music
•Ability to work with dancers of all ability levels, beginning to advanced
•Ability to collaborate departmentally and interdepartmentally
•Willing to become a certified cheer coach
•Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Department of Justice fingerprinting, tuberculosis clearance and Virtus training are required for employment.
Qualified candidates are asked to submit your resume to rfontana@lareina.com.  Please do not call the offices regarding employment inquiries. 

La Reina High School & Middle proudly complies with Title IX in its nondiscrimination policies. For the full nondiscriminatory statement and policies, please see www.lareina.com.

 

Financial Controller

La Reina High School & Middle School has an immediate opening for a full time Financial Controller.  Established in 1964, La Reina High School & Middle School is a private Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12.  The school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. 

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Controller is responsible for directing the organization's overall financial practices and policies. The position will direct and have overall responsibility for internal controls, budget, forecast, financial reporting, credit, tax, accounting and payroll. The Controller will prepare financial reports, interpret and present findings and recommendations to Head of School and Finance Committee.

  • Prepares and presents the annual budget to the Finance Committee.
  • Exercises accounting control to ensure that budgeted expenditures do not exceed amounts authorized without proper approval.
  • Generates timely and accurate financial and management reports on a consistent basis. 
  • Interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the organization, and makes specific recommendations for cost reduction and/or profit improvement.
  • Participates in Finance Committee meetings.
  • Processes payroll and assists with employee questions/issues when necessary.
  • Develops accounting policies to comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, and management reporting requirements.
  • Prepares for and participates in the annual audit.
  • Assumes responsibility for accounting classifications of all expenditures and documents.
  • Establishes formal internal control policies and procedures.


Relationships:
The Controller will report to the Head of School and will serve as a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.  The Controller will support the Board of Trustees in its role of fiduciary responsibility.  The Controller manages the business office staff in addition to others as designated by the Head of School. 

Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.  A minimum of six years accounting and financial experience is required, preferably with two years functioning in a Controller capacity.   Excellent skills are required in Microsoft Office and written/verbal communication skills are critical. Some non-profit finance experience is desirable. A CPA license, and/or MBA,  QuickBooks, and/or Blackbaud knowledge are a plus, not required

Qualifications:

  • The Controller will have confidence and leadership skills focused on adding value to La Reina High School & Middle School, not simply focused on historical results. 
  • Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and process/project management abilities, with a strong attention to detail. 
  • The position requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with administration, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees, parents, and vendors. 
  • Skilled in budgeting and planning and responsible for the annual budget process. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills required in dealing effectively with human resource issues, outside auditors, bankers, and Finance Committee and, when necessary, Board of Trustees and/or Board of Members.
  • A strong work ethic.


Salary:
Salary is dependent upon experience, ranging from $80K-$90K annually. Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability insurance, vacation and sick time are available.  Also includes paid time off for Christmas and Easter school breaks.

Department of Justice and Tuberculosis clearance are required for employment. Qualified individuals are asked to submit a resume with a cover letter to tguevara@lareina.com.  Please do not call the offices regarding employment inquiries.

La Reina High School & Middle School proudly complies with Title IX in its nondiscrimination policies.

 

 

Executive Assistant & Human Resources Coordinator

La Reina High School & Middle School is seeking an Executive Assistant and Human Resources Coordinator to support the Head of School.  This is a 12-month, full-time position.  La Reina High School & Middle School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Executive Assistant Duties:

  • Manages Head of School’s schedule on and off campus.
  • Prepares and maintains correspondence, memos, reports, and letters using word processing, spreadsheet, database or presentation software.
  • Maintains an efficient organizational system of documents and files.
  • Reads and analyzes incoming memos, submissions and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
  • Orders school supplies.
  • Coordinates the Head of School Coffees and Faculty and Staff Anniversary Dinner.
  • Coordinates the ordering of plaques and flowers for the Recognition Assembly, Graduation and 8th Grade Promotion. 
  • Issues keys to faculty and staff.
  • Performs duties of Designated School Official for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
  • Responsible for overseeing budget for several departments.
  • Liaison with the Los Angeles Archdiocese and Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Office.
  • Provides support to the Board of Trustee.

Human Resources Coordinator Duties:

  • Serves as the Human Resources Generalist for all functional areas including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruiting, employee relations and legal compliance.
  • Coordinates recruiting in a timely, cost-effective manner.  Conducts new employee onboarding. 
  • Assists in developing and ensuring compliance with school policies and procedures.  Maintains accurate databases and complete files for employment.  Coordinate school benefits program.
  • Oversees/issues, collects and forwards personnel information forms.  Completes verification of employment forms.
  • Prepares faculty and staff Employment Agreements as instructed by the Head of School.
  • Prepares coaching staff Employment Agreements as instructed by the Athletic Director.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years’ experience as Executive Assistant; 3 years’ experience in Human Resources.
  • Experience in school environment a plus.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and phone communication skills.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information with tact and discretion.
  • Proven organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and to adapt to a fast-paced   environment.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Working proficiency in Blackbaud’s The Education Edge and Raiser’s Edge; Microsoft Publisher or Adobe InDesign.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision,
401k, long term disability insurance, vacation and sick time.

Qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to tguevara@lareina.com.  Please do not call the offices regarding employment inquiries.

La Reina High School & Middle School proudly complies with Title IX in its nondiscrimination policies.

 

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