Business manager

JOB: Community School of West Seattle seeks to hire preschool business manager


West Seattle Community School seeks to hire preschool business manager

The Community School of West Seattle (CSWS) is a creative, exploratory and playful preschool that welcomes students aged 3 to 5 and their families. At the heart of our philosophy is the idea that play is how children learn. We believe that if a child’s first experience of school is joyful and relevant, if their curiosity is validated and honored, then learning will become a lifelong pursuit.

Creating a community where all people feel welcome and valued for who they are is very important to us. We are committed to anti-bias education and actively seek opportunities to work with our students to cultivate a deep respect for differences in each other, our families, and our world. We stand for racial equity and social justice and believe it is our duty to work for a more just society. We develop this commitment through planning, discussion, reflection and training for our staff and families.

The Community School of West Seattle Business Manager provides a supportive and engaging community environment for CSWS families, students, teachers, and administration. This role is essential in managing office duties and providing administrative support to the school while engaging with families and students on a daily basis. We are looking for an experienced school office professional who has organizational, efficiency and relationship building skills.

CSWS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The CSWS strongly values ​​what diversity brings to our school and our organization. We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and welcoming students, families, employees, board members, and volunteers of any race, nationality, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation , gender identity, ability, family composition. or circumstances.

CSWS encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, and LGBTQIA+ applicants. All job applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under federal equal employment opportunity laws.


    • Physically present at the CSWS front office to answer the phone and at the front door
    • Provide a warm and welcoming office environment and respond quickly to the diverse needs of current and potential families, students, teachers and administration
    • Provide timely responses to daily inquiries via email, app-based messaging, phone calls, and face-to-face conversations from the Executive Director, Director of Education, teachers, and current and future families
    • Track enrollment to ensure consistency of tuition revenue as well as appropriate teacher-student ratios in each class
    • Consistently communicate and enforce CSWS policies to ensure organizational health and fair practices
    • Maintain student records in accordance with DCYF licensing standards
    • Order educational supplies, snacks, and office supplies while tracking expenses in a budget
    • Manage incoming mail and deliveries
    • Track bills and make bill payments
    • Work with accountant to keep accounts up to date
    • Help register new staff for payroll and benefits
    • Occasionally assists in classrooms working directly with students as needed
    • Support special events as needed
    • Perform other duties assigned by the Executive Director

Community School of West Seattle is located at 9450 22nd Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106 Phone: (206) 763-2081 Fax: (206) 762-2369

Community School of West Seattle (CSWS) does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admissions policies, scholarship programs, or any other program administered by the school. CSWS welcomes and admits students and families of any race, color, sexual orientation, national, ethnic, and cultural origin, gender, religion, family composition, or circumstances to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities of the school.


    • High school diploma or GED required
    • CDA or AA in EPE
    • Previous experience working with children aged 3-5 required
    • 2+ years of work experience in a school office environment
    • Good computer skills required
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills
    • Detailed time management and record keeping skills required
    • Strong written and oral communication
    • Ability to exercise tact and discretion around sensitive and confidential matters
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor
    • Background check and fingerprinting via MERIT
    • Current CPR/First Aid Certification
    • Training on HIV/AIDS and Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Tuberculosis test negative

Hours: full time, schedule to be determined with most hours worked between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. MF with some exceptions for special events

Annual salary: $53,000 to $55,000, DOE

Advantages: Vacation, Sickness, Medical, Dental, Vision.

Contact/apply [email protected] with inquiries.

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