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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 645 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

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Teachers for Lower School Summer Programs

(Grades Pre-K/5) June 11-August 3, 2018

Summer at CDS is a day camp dedicated to nurturing the individual child through the discovery and delight of experiential learning.

The programs are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Each session is one week; teachers may choose to work as many weeks as desired.

Examples of past sessions include the following:
  • Bushcraft/Wilderness
  • Tour-de-Asheville (cycling)
  • Cooking
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Projectile Science
  • Big Messy Art
  • All About Tolkien
  • Science and Magic of Harry Potter
  • Star Wars
  • Nerf Wars
  • Fairy Kingdom
  • Hiking 
  • Make Your Own App
  • Comic Book Design
  • Animation
  • Theatre
  • Drumming
  • Language
  • Jr. Architects
  • Bridge Building
  • Robotics
  • Various sports including soccer, fencing
  • Photography

All Summer Program employees are expected to act as positive role models, friends, and companions to each student and to work with all in a meaningful and rewarding way. The goal of all our summer programs is to provide students with an awesome, supportive, fun, and enriching experience while actively learning.

With your application, please submit your session topic idea (s), along with estimated cost per child, dates available to work, and a brief description by December 1, 2017, to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at

Accounts Receivable Manager

Carolina Day School is looking for an Accounts Receivable Manager to join the Business Office Team. The Accounts Receivable Manager is the primary contact for parent communication regarding student accounts. She/He maintains the billing systems and student account records, utilizes accounting software to ensure timely and accurate billing, and posts billing and deposits to the General Ledger. The Accounts Receivable Manager also supports the general Business Office function and backs up other team members. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain multiple billing systems, by regularly reconciling them to each other and posting entries to the General Ledger. 

  • Prepare and send regular invoices and statements, work with families to find payment solutions or access their payment accounts, and recover past-due balances.

  • Upload deposit information, and record payments made at the institution. Prepare deposits slips/reports for deposit and reconciliation.

  • Prepare Aging Reports, Delinquency Reports, and other receivables reports regularly for internal evaluation and review with Supervisor. 

  • Review reports, communications, and other information to determine course of action in collections.

  • Work closely with non-tuition revenue program directors to coordinate billing and receivables.

  • Work with Admissions to process and record enrollment contracts and pass registration information along to Registrar and Advancement.

  • Act as general support and backup for Business Office as needed.

  • Assist in the annual audit by preparing assigned reports and providing documentation.

  • Organize and maintain student accounts and records.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and recommend programs, policies, and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the accounts receivable function, including new software, internal controls, new electronic payment technologies, and customer service.

  • Prepare informational parent letter regarding bus routes and process parent requests for transportation contracts in the order received. Maintain bus rider lists for communication during the year and is the contact person for parents and bus company.

  • Prepare official letters to families for important communications from the Business Office.

  • Produce regular reports from accounting systems, and assist in analysis as requested.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years customer-focused administrative or bookkeeping experience. A Bachelors degree in business-related field is preferred, minimum Associate’s degree required.

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at

Grade 4 (Interim) Lead Teacher

For the current 2017-18 school year, starting in January 2018, Carolina Day School is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Grade 4 interim lead teacher for our Lower School division of approximately 225 students and 25 faculty members. Responsibilities will include recess, lunch, and carpool duty, serving on school committees, planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events, and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class.  Candidates should be well versed in Inquiry Based Learning teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles and profiles.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Instruct students in the areas of math, science, and social studies with a strong emphasis on the foundational math skills students need to be successful in the global community

  • Experience with the Orton Gillingham method of instruction and Multisensory Math is preferred, but not required

  • Develop a strong partnership with the other Grade 4 lead teacher

  • Facilitate student learning in a supportive classroom environment that promotes and models creative and innovative thinking

  • Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems

  • Understand various learning styles and differentiate instruction accordingly

  • Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred, but not required

  • Provide extra help to students as needed

  • Work collaboratively with others, communicate well with parents, students, staff and administrators

  • Possess strong writing skills

  • Engage in professional development

  • Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required

  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at

CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.

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