Oak Meadow is a homeschooling curriculum publisher and a distance learning school with over 600 students enrolled worldwide in grades K -12. We seek resourceful, dynamic individuals to join our talented, inclusive group of educational professionals in supporting Oak Meadow’s growing community of distance learning families.

Our staff and faculty are deeply committed to providing an engaging, personalized education for our students. Staff members work in our Brooks House headquarters in downtown Brattleboro and in our open and sunny converted warehouse space in the Cotton Mill building. Faculty members work from home, and they come to Brattleboro once a month for faculty meetings devoted to the sharing and cultivation of best practices in distance learning.

Before applying for any positions, we recommend reading the educational mission and core values behind our award-winning curriculum and our unique distance learning model (Oak Meadow was the first distance program to earn accreditation by the prestigious New England Association of Schools and Colleges). You might also want to meet our faculty and staff, and browse our bookstore to familiarize yourself with our curriculum.

To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume to hr@oakmeadow.com. In your letter, be sure to tell us how your experience could support the Oak Meadow mission.

Current Openings

Director of Brattleboro School Without Walls (BSWW)
Part-time Human Resources and Payroll Associate

Director of Brattleboro School Without Walls (BSWW)

Brattleboro School Without Walls (BSWW) is an independent learning center/microschool operating under the umbrella of Oak Meadow Independent Learning in Brattleboro, Vermont. BSWW is Oak Meadow’s onsite laboratory high school that utilizes best practices pedagogy including Waldorf, project-based learning, Montessori, and individual education planning.

Job Description

  • Lead teacher
  • Liaison between high school students, families, Oak Meadow, and the greater Brattleboro community
  • Approximately 25 hours per week including set classroom hours (M, W, F 8:45am – 3:15pm) and flexible home office hours

Director Responsibilities

  • Uphold the mission of BSWW: To support adolescents in their self construction through meaningful academic and community engagement by providing them with a flexible, progressive education as independent learners.
  • Support BSWW students academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Hire additional BSWW teachers as needed; encourage collegial relationships and team teaching approach
  • Communicate with families about program operations, expectations, and opportunities
  • Communicate with Oak Meadow’s executive director on a regular basis and participate in monthly faculty meetings
  • Participate in marketing campaigns, information sessions, recruitment, and admission
  • Create effective operations systems: school calendar, substitute teachers list, emergency contingency plans, etc
  • Create and maintain BSWW budget

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Teach courses in area(s) of expertise (Humanities or Science/Math)

Requirements

  • Understand and appreciate various educational paths: homeschooling, alternative education, independent, and public schooling
  • Master’s degree in education or equivalent
  • Previous experience with classroom teaching and/or school administration

To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume to hr@oakmeadow.com. In your letter, be sure to tell us how your experience could support the Oak Meadow mission.

Part-time Human Resources and Payroll Associate

We seek a resourceful, motivated individual to provide human resources support to the Oak Meadow staff and faculty, and to manage the biweekly payroll processing system. Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as well as a desire to work in a professional, friendly, team-oriented organization where a spirit of cooperation and discretion is of utmost importance. The successful candidate will report to the Business Manager.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Business or related degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience in human resources management
  • Experience in processing payroll and employee benefits
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Key Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience with payroll software, QuickBooks, spreadsheets, word processing
  • Experience with payroll processing and employment and human resource regulations

Responsibilities

  • Process payroll and employee benefit allocations bi-weekly
  • Maintain all payroll data through a payroll service
  • Onboard new employees
  • Manage employee benefit enrollments and renewals including life Insurance; disability; health, vision and dental insurance; etc.
  • Manage all employee personnel records and employment forms
  • Co-manage staffing schedule, including vacation and personal time off
  • Monitor and maintain compliance to necessary employment laws, and state and federal documents and posters
  • Manage all human resources vendors including but not limited to insurance companies, payroll service etc.

This is a 20-hour a week salaried position. Pay commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume to hr@oakmeadow.com. In your letter, be sure to tell us how your experience could support the Oak Meadow mission.

Oak Meadow provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Oak Meadow complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Oak Meadow expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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