A coed boarding and day school for grades 4-9
North Country School main campus
 

Where most classrooms end, ours begin.

Employment

Director of Advancement 

North Country School, Camp Treetops, and Rock-E House & Basecamp is searching for a dynamic leader who can bring the organization to the next level of its development. This talented person will work closely with the Executive Director, board of trustees, and administrative leadership team to help lead Camp and School through a period of growth and development. The ideal candidate will have strong fundraising, leadership, and community relations skills. 

Responsible for oversight of fundraising program and Advancement Team 

  • Establish annual advancement department goals and strategies and assess results with the Advancement Committee of the Board and the Advancement Team, as well as Executive Director and CFO.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Advancement program, including the $1.3 million annual fund program, guiding capital fundraising efforts, soliciting corporations and foundations as necessary,  planning and implementing special events and working closely with alumni, trustees, and parents.
  • Cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
  • Enhance existing relationships while building new relationships, systems, and programs that further tap into the generosity and resources of the community.
  • Manage and evaluate advancement staff, currently a four-person team.
  • Inform Board and Executive Director with data regarding feasibility and progress of annual and capital fundraising, as well as planned giving efforts.
  • Ensure fundraising best practices as stated in the institution’s gift and naming policy.
  • Run Advancement Committee meetings with the input of the Board’s Advancement Committee Chair and Annual Fund chair.
  • Manage institutional prospect list with Advancement Officer for Leadership Giving and Major Gifts prospect subcommittee of Board.
  • Produce advancement reporting for Board and Committee meetings with data produced by the department.
  • Travel as needed to cultivate and solicit annual fund and capital donors.
  • Work with Executive Director and Trustees to enhance relationships with existing and emerging donors and furnish proposals as needed.


Qualifications and Skills

The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and significant professional development in advancement, with at least five years of management experience and ten years of development experience, preferably at independent schools. The applicant should also align with the mission and values of this multifaceted institution. This person must have demonstrated success working with staff from multiple departments and volunteers to achieve fundraising results. A track record of securing five to seven-figure gifts is also critical. 

The candidate should also demonstrate:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • Ability to both develop new donor relationships and engage in effective stewardship
  • Excellent analytical skills and an understanding of key variables in annual and capital fundraising
  • Demonstrated success with securing planned gifts in multiple forms
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and NXT platforms
  • A collaborative, collegial approach and strong interpersonal skills


Our Mission

North Country School and Camp Treetops strives to create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.

Rock-E House & Basecamp, an extension of Camp and School, is a former Adirondack Great Camp that is situated on our campus on the shore of Round Lake. Here we offer programs for school children and educators that focus on hands-on learning through the arts, farm-to-fork education, and outdoor pursuits.

Our Values

  • We believe that children become confident and resourceful individuals when they try new experiences and cultivate their skills toward mastery, with the guidance of caring adults.
  • We believe that teaching and learning are most successful when intellectual activity is linked with practical experience.
  • We are committed to simple and sustainable living, making responsible choices about our use of resources.
  • We are committed to sustaining a diverse and nurturing community that supports individual growth and creativity, develops resilience, and promotes social responsibility.

Position available immediately. Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and the names of three references to Fritz Sabbow, fsabbow@northcountryschool.org or by mail to: North Country School/Camp Treetops 4382 Cascade Road Lake Placid, NY 12946.

 

Faculty



Math Teacher 

The primary academic teaching responsibilities for this position will be for classes in the range of Pre Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry.

NCS places a high value on renaissance teachers who have the skills and passion to teach a variety of different classes, contribute to the residential program as houseparents, and have the capacity to facilitate transformative experiences in the outdoors. An NCS faculty member is equipped  with patience, humor, a high level of cultural competency and employs a nurturing approach to working with students. T

If interested in being considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Dave Steckler, Interim Director of School, at: employment@northcountryschool.org.

North Country School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and colleague programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


7th Grade English Teacher

The primary teaching responsibilities for this position are centered around  teaching two sections of 7th grade English. There are a variety of other opportunities within the academic program for rounding out the position. Some of those possibilities include teaching an ESL class, an arts classes, or being involved in the Learning Support Program. 

NCS places a high value on renaissance teachers who have the skills and passion to teach a variety of different classes, contribute to the residential program as houseparents, and have the capacity to facilitate transformative experiences in the outdoors. An NCS faculty member is equipped  with patience, humor, a high level of cultural competency and employs a nurturing approach to working with students.   

If interested in being considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Dave Steckler, Interim Director of School, at: employment@northcountryschool.org.

North Country School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and colleague programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


4th/5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

The primary teaching responsibilities for this position are centered around teaching one section of 4th grade and one section of 5th grade math as well as one section of a combined 4th/5th grade science class. The 4th/5th grade teaching team is made up of two core teachers that deliver the academic curriculum. 

NCS places a high value on renaissance teachers who have the skills and passion to teach a variety of different classes, contribute to the residential program as houseparents, and have the capacity to facilitate transformative experiences in the outdoors. An NCS faculty member is equipped  with patience, humor, a high level of cultural competency and employs a nurturing approach to working with students.

If interested in being considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Dave Steckler, Interim Director of School, at: employment@northcountryschool.org.

North Country School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and colleague programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS

North Country School offers 2-3, one-year academic internships. The goal of the internship is to introduce aspiring teachers to North Country School’s unique teaching pedagogy and for individuals to develop the craft of teaching in a wide variety of areas in a supportive atmosphere.

Academic interns are actively involved in all parts of the North Country School program. Within the classroom, internships may be designed to support individual grade levels or various courses within a department. An academic intern will also have the opportunity to serve in the role of a chore supervisor, table head, outtime facilitator, tutor and weekend trip leader. Interns will also work towards teaching an elective class, supporting in the teaching of an edible schoolyard class and will assist in house-parenting.

An intern should expect to:

  • Plan and deliver lessons
  • Develop curriculum
  • Reflect on teaching and learning
  • Develop classroom management techniques
  • Develop skills to support differentiated instruction
  • Refine outdoor leadership skills
  • Meet weekly with the Dean of Faculty
  • Develop a teaching portfolio

Internships at North Country School include a monthly stipend, health benefits, housing and meals. Internship positions are filled on a rolling basis. If interested in being considered for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume and references to Dave Steckler, Interim Director of School, at: employment@northcountryschool.org.

North Country School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and colleague programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


 

Summer Farm and Garden Internship at Camp Treetops

Located in the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY, Camp Treetops (CTT) is a residential summer camp for children ages 8-14. Our 220-acre campus (also home to North Country School) features a working farm, organic gardens, and alpine wilderness that provide hands-on opportunities for learning, work, and growth. Summer Farm and Garden Interns participate in daily farm and garden work, learning the basics of organic vegetable and flower growing, as well as animal husbandry.

Interns also work with CTT counselors to offer campers farm-related activities ranging from vegetable harvests and animal care to cooking and garden-inspired games. Combining learning and work with opportunities for creativity and leadership, the Summer Farm and Garden Internship is a great fit for someone who is passionate about farming and education, enjoys physical work and spending time with children, and is looking for a deeply rewarding summer experience.

Requirements
Summer Farm and Gardens must:

  • be available June through August
  • be a minimum of 18 years old
  • have completed at least one year of college or a gap year
  • want to work at an educational institution with animal and plant production
  • be able to work well with others and independently
  • be able to provide instruction and supervise groups of children
  • be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • be able to communicate effectively with a diverse staff

Responsibilities
Throughout the summer, Summer Farm and Garden Interns will:

  • assist with all aspects of greenhouse and field plant production systems
  • seed, transplant, weed, and irrigate crop
  • help with soil building (mulching and composting)
  • lead morning and afternoon work crews 
  • assist with community work projects
  • develop and coordinate farm and garden program activities
  • prepare special meals from garden produce
  • harvest and deliver produce to the kitchen
  • help with plant/animal record keeping
  • supervise daily barn chores and garden chores

Compensation
Summer Farm and Garden Interns receive a weekly stipend of $160, plus room and board.

For more information please contact Garden Manager Tess Faller at tfaller@camptreetops.org.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Tess Faller at
tfaller@camptreetops.org