Employment

Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham metropolitan region. Highlands School’s whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in our Family Center and preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

We are looking for teachers who are passionate about education and are committed to 21st century teaching and learning. The Highlands Faculty is collaborative and innovative, and we seek candidates to complement the strengths of our program and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students. We are a vibrant professional learning community for children, parents, and teachers. Teachers receive regular support from colleagues and administrators. Regular professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Additional Salary Information: Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should submit electronically a pre-employment application, a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position, and a resume humanresources@highlandsschool.org

Employment Opportunities

Business Office Assistant/Accountant
The Business Office Assistant/Accountant is responsible for working collaboratively with the Director of Finance and Operations by performing a wide variety of accounting, clerical and secretarial duties to organize, support and maintain the business functions of the school, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Human Resources. We seek to hire a detail-oriented, yet flexible individual with a can-do attitude and work ethic; who will advance the Mission of Highlands School, support the vision of the Head of School and the Board of Trustees, and advance the strategic goals of the school.
 
Areas of Responsibility:
  • With a strong customer service orientation, support the school’s billing functions – both in data entry, account balancing and customer-service troubleshooting
  • Process Accounts Receivable payments
  • Process and Code Accounts Payable transactions
  • Assist with creation of bank deposits
  • Log and distribute purchase orders
  • Aid in general ledger account reconciliations
  • Aid in Monthly closing reconciliations, activities and reporting
  • Maintain monthly accounting support spreadsheets
  • Printing and distributing monthly budget reports
  • Aid in timekeeping and payroll entry preparations
  • Support the new-hire function by maintaining files, performing background checks and E-verifications
  • Track and report employee’s paid time off
  • Maintaining and creating filing systems
  • Help in documentation and support preparation for annual audit
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations and the Head of School.  
Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of proven track record in accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Goal oriented and results driven
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • QuickBooks experience (QuickBooks certification a plus)
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite, database management
  • Ability to learn new software systems quickly and independently  
  • Exhibit a strong attention to detail and organization
  • Possess an understanding of and passion for Highlands School as well as independent school culture
Substitute Teachers
Highlands School and the Highlands School Family Center are seeking qualified substitute teachers.
 
Extended Day Program (EDP) Counselor
Highlands School is accepting applications for counselor in our Extended Day Program. EDP Counselors are responsible for direct supervision of our students after school. This includes homework help, outside play time as well as arts and crafts and special projects. EDP counselors are paid hourly. Hours are 2:45pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Education majors highly preferred and experience with children required. Summer hours vary. Call Gabe McCool for more details (205)-956-9731 ext. 105

Application Procedures:
Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and professional opportunities.  Interested candidates should submit electronically a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position, a resume and three professional references to humanresources@highlandsschool.org.  Please also complete the Application for Employment found on this page.

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Highlands School does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other protected class pursuant to applicable local, state or federal laws.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.