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Working at Asheville School is like no other experience. Faculty and staff members are fully a part of our small community—most Asheville School employees live on campus alongside colleagues and students and lead or participate in school events.

Every action undertaken by the faculty and staff at Asheville School supports our mission and upholds our core values: to prepare our students for college and for life and to provide an atmosphere in which all members of a diverse, engaged, and purposefully small school community appreciate and strive for excellence—an atmosphere that nurtures character and fosters the development of mind, body and spirit.

Our core values are those of perseverance, integrity, respect and compassion. Asheville School employees work to demonstrate, uphold and teach those values to our students.

Asheville School hires faculty and staff positions. All teaching positions are designated as faculty positions.

Current Openings

School Nurse
Asheville School, a coed 9-12 boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina, seeks a School Nurse for a full-time position. 

The School Nurse is a registered professional nurse certified with the North Carolina Board of Nursing working in the school setting who strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health of the student body. The school nurse works collaboratively to prevent illness and disability and achieve early detection and treatment of health-related issues. The school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventative health, health assessment, and referral procedures. The health center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every school day. Weeknight and weekend on-call coverage is required whenever students are in residence.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

 

  • Collect, maintain, evaluate, and update health data for all students; communicate with advisors, dorm parents and student’s parents throughout the year regarding changes in health status.
  • Communicate any special requirements or precautions to faculty/staff/dorm parents on a need-to-know basis; provide adults with the training necessary for the health and safety of all students.
  • Provide assessment and nursing care for students as needed when students are on campus. Oversee prescription and non-prescription medications in accordance with state regulations, including storage and handling and documentation. Use electronic health records (currently Magnus Health) to document all student visits.
  • Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases through immunization screenings, influenza vaccine administration, and the early detection, surveillance, and reporting of contagious diseases.
  • Collaborate with the school physician and other healthcare professionals to assure that appropriate diagnoses and treatments are provided for students as needed, either on or off-campus. This includes making appointments for boarding students, arranging transportation, and accompanying students to outside medical appointments. Ensure that parents are kept informed of any change in the health status of their children.
  • Perform limited lab testing in the office, including blood draws, rapid-strep and strep cultures, urine dipstick and routine urinalysis and cultures, stool cultures, etc. as ordered and indicated.
  • Work closely with school physicians in developing and updating annual standing orders, and school health policies.
  • Collaborate daily with Counselors and Athletic Trainer.
  • Dispense and distribute weekend medications for boarding students to dorm parents. Maintain EpiPens and first aid kits. Maintain accurate documentation of all medications given via dorm parents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

On-Call Responsibilities:

  • Share responsibility for overnight and weekend on-call nursing coverage.
  • Provide phone triage when contacted by dorm parent or student, which may involve making recommendations over the phone, assessing a student in person, accompanying the student to hospital, or spending the night in the Health Center.
  • Communicate with dorm parents, administrators, and student’s parents; document calls and visits in student electronic records. 

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with North Carolina license in good standing.
  • Five years of experience as a professional R.N.
  • School Nurse experience preferred.
  • Certified in CPR, BLS, or ALS.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Experience with Magnus Health electronic database is highly desired.
  • Ability to operate medical equipment as required.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with adolescents.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a highly integrated team.
  • Curiosity and interest in Asheville School’s culture, mission, and aspirations.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor.
  • Integrity, honesty, sound judgment, and a strong work ethic.

Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. May need to move or lift an injured or sick person. 

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Salary and Benefits 
Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience. 

Application Process: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@AshevilleSchool.org. This position is open until filled. 

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs. 

 

Director of Human Resources

JOB PURPOSE: Directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources function.  The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues and acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs, communicating needs proactively with management. The Director maintains an effective level of business literacy about the school’s financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its competition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Consults with management, providing HR guidance when appropriate (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Develop and implement personnel policies and procedures. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation. Maintains employee handbook.
  • Perform all benefit administration duties to include communication of all benefit information to employees, enrollment and change reporting, claims resolution, calculation of benefits, and approval of invoices for payment.
  • Manage the application/ recruitment efforts on campus with leadership staff.
  • Develop and manage the school-wide performance appraisal system.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in HR to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements/compliance related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal counsel as needed/required.
  • Creates employment agreements for employees. Monitors duties, compensation and benefit data associated with positions, ensure accuracy and conformity with approved budgets.
  • Manage the payroll process to include analysis, preparation, and input of payroll data, as well as preparation of all payroll reports
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications:

Experience, Education and Licensure

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of Human Resources experience, OR A master’s degree in Human Resources Management and 2 years of experience in the HR field, OR
  • 7 years of experience in the HR field, OR Any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.

Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups and/or boards of trustees.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment in both day-to-day decisions and strategic issues, to include effective handling of sensitive/confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Americans with Disability Specifications

Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary and Benefits:
Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience. 

Application Process: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@AshevilleSchool.org. This position is open until filled. 

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.

“To people considering a job in a boarding school, especially a job that has a residential life component, I offer an analogy: when I was growing up, I saw my parents every day, not just one night a week for three hours. Working at Asheville School is a way of life. One has to jump all in!”

Burt Gordon '86, 24 Year Asheville School Faculty Member

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