Our mission: The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry and respect.


The Raleigh School will post job openings here as they arise.

  • After School Teacher
  • Development Associate

Candidates interested in preschool openings may send résumés to Preschool Director Elizabeth Gilleland.

Candidates interested in elementary openings may send résumés to Elementary Director Mary Golden. After School candidates may email Program Coordinator Patrick McDonald.

Candidates interested in development openings may send résumés to Director of Development Karen Green.

Candidates interested in administrative openings may send résumés to Head of School Bud Lichtenstein.

After School Teacher

Résumés and cover letters should be sent to Patrick McDonald.

After School Teacher

The After School Teacher is a vital member of the school community. Under the direction of the After School Program Coordinator, he or she is responsible for the emotional, physical and academic well being of the children in the program. The After School Teacher will lead engaging enrichment, and recreation activities. After School Teachers will provide opportunities for students (ages 4-11) to develop & strengthen academic, physical, and social skills.

Core Duties and Responsibilities of After School Teacher Position

  • Implement the program curriculum as planned by the coordinator to ensure a quality experience for all participants
  • Work with program personnel to implement engaging, developmentally appropriate educational enrichment curriculum and programming which expands and supports student-learning experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships through effective and timely communication with the program coordinator, other program personnel, and other building staff members, such as the Directors, Head of School, and teachers. Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
  • Assist the program coordinator in addressing the ongoing needs of the students and parents.
  • Observe, monitor, and participate in children’s play activities.
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment based on safety standards set within the program.
  • Efficiently redirect inappropriate student behaviors and implement the program behavior management system to effectively monitor and guide proper student behavior.
  • Support the emotional and social development of children.
  • Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the program coordinator.
  • Help prepare snacks for the children and clean-up the kitchen and snack area.
  • Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the room and equipment before, during, and after the program. This includes washing tables, chairs, and toys, putting up chairs, and locking the building at the end of the day.
  • Instruct students on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment.
  • Attend after school staff meetings and trainings as necessary.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Enjoy being with students and foster their academic, social, emotional, and physical development through the duties outlined above.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Hours and Attendance

Hours of onsite attendance are outlined in each teacher’s annual contract

Preferred Prerequisites, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

An After School Teacher at The Raleigh School must have received at least a Bachelor’s level degree from an accredited four-year college with additional training and/or experience in education, child development, or psychology. Preference in hiring will be given to applicants with an education background and experience in classrooms, or experience with after school programming.

  • Experience working in a school setting.
  • Ability to work effectively with school staff, parents, and children.
  • Able to implement and supervise a positive learning environment, incorporating academics, enrichment and recreation.
  • CPR/1st Aid certified.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to take initiative in anticipating classroom needs of students and lead teacher.
  • Skill in preparing instructional materials and plans.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to provide activities for children that encourage healthy growth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
  • Child supervision skills.
  • Ability to perform common computer activities including Internet searches, Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Ability to visually supervise children.
  • Ability to supervise and instruct children in physical education activities.
  • Ability to understand and display appropriate professional conduct, tact and self-control.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 pounds (or greater mass that require mechanical assistance). Standing or walking may occur up to 80% of time. Must be able to get up and down from floor.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Must be able to work in a noisy, busy, active environment.

Development Associate


Organization Overview
The Raleigh School is a nonprofit dedicated to educating young children. We seek to foster a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry, and respect. Our approach is child-centered and developmentally appropriate. Founded in 1952, The Raleigh School currently serves 300 families and 400 students ages 18 months through 5th grade.

General Job Description

The Development Associate will be a key member of the team focused on advancing the school’s philanthropic efforts aimed at enhancing our culture of giving. The position requires a person who is highly motivated, detail-oriented, an effective communicator, energetic, and committed to our mission. General duties include coordinating the school’s annual fund, special event management, donor stewardship, donor database proficiency, social media management and capital campaign support. The Development Associate is a full-time, non-exempt position, and reports to the Director of Development. This position is a temporary position that will be filled for at least 2 years. The school will assess its needs following the conclusion of a capital campaign.

Position will begin Fall 2017.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Annual Fund

  • Coordinate with Director of Development to produce annual fund timelines, budget, communications, gift processing, and acknowledgement procedures.
  • Work with Annual Fund committee to facilitate communication with the current parents and solicit annual fund gifts through mail, phone, and electronic media.
  • Manage incoming gifts via mail and database.
  • Process gifts in Raiser’s Edge through batches and assure timely and proper acknowledgement.
  • Track parent participation.
  • Coordinate with Director of Development on appeals to current parents, faculty, staff, alumni parents, grandparents, alumni students and friends.
  • Prepare reports as needed.
  • Communicate results of campaign to constituencies during the campaign and report final results to the community.

Special Event Management

  • Work with Carnival and The Raleigh Cool committees to successfully execute fundraising goals and community objectives.
  • Manage all logistics, including, rentals, food, signs, vendors & volunteers.
  • Responsible for event timeline, budget oversight, event website, t-shirt sales, promotion, and reporting.
  • Manage sponsorship solicitations.

Donor Database

  • Enter and maintain accurate constituent information in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Process gifts and assure timely and proper acknowledgement.
  • Manage and generate timely pledge reminders.
  • Produce exports and mail merges for all fundraising campaigns and special events.
  • Generate queries, reports and donor lists for Development on an ongoing basis, as well as weekly and monthly reports for the Business Office; reconcile donations with Business Office on an ongoing basis.

Additional Development Support

  • Responsible for social media timeline and content in concert with Director of Development and other staff.
  • Support capital campaign clerical needs and objectives as requested.
  • Focus on building and maintaining donor relationships on behalf of The Raleigh School.
  • Provide support for meetings, such as room reservations and hospitality.
  • Provide general assistance to the Director of Development, and participate in other Development Office and school-wide activities as requested.
  • Partner with the staff and parent Development team, demonstrating a collaborative nature and collective ownership of overall team goals and objectives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of relevant office experience required.
  • Database management experience required, preferably with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Event planning experience preferred.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and judgment; high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, plan and follow through on tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete multiple tasks on time.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of clerical responsibilities.
  • Discretion in handling confidential information.

Special Requirements

  • Some nights and weekends required.
  • Ability to type and sit for long periods/Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds.

The Development Associate is a full-time, non-exempt, twelve-month position. Salary will be competitive based upon experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Return packet, including cover letter and resume to Karen Green, Director of Development, at – deadline for submissions is August 14, 2017.

The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of respect, challenge and inquiry.

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