Open Positions

Annual Fund Manager

North Country School and Camp Treetops seek a full-time Annual Fund Manager to oversee the execution of all aspects of the Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for overseeing the execution of all aspects of the Annual Fund to achieve Annual Fund goals as specified in the School and Camp operating budget. The Manager will also help coordinate the successful solicitation of all leadership donors for the Annual Fund. This position is currently open and will remain open until filled. Compensation for this position will be based on the level of experience and knowledge of the candidate.

General Responsibilities

As a key member of the Advancement Team, this candidate should demonstrate the following:

Inspire increased support and donor participation to the annual fund by:

  • Establish and manage yearly schedule of an efficient multi-channel program that utilizes direct mail, email, social media, volunteers, phone bank, and emerging communication tools
  • Expand and strengthen our volunteer pool of alumni, parents, families, and friends
  • Execute successful Giving Tuesday campaign and Community Giving Week

Collaborate with Advancement and Communications staff to:

  • Develop pledge reminders and annual appeal letters
  • Produce the NCS and Treetops annual report

Produce video content for Annual Fund cultivation, solicitation, or stewardship

Utilize the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge/NXT database to:

  • Segment constituents for personalized appeals
  • Analyze and adjust our program to meet goals and quarterly benchmarks
  • Increase pledge fulfillment, recurring gifts, and constituent engagement
  • Oversee grants to foundations, trusts, corporations, and government agencies
  • Collaborate to produce weekly and monthly reports
  • Identify prospects and leadership donors

Support the overall efforts of the Advancement Team by:

  • Process and review donations and acknowledgement letters
  • Assist with events and their mailings/email/social media
  • Other duties as requested by Director of Advancement

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be collaborative and and strong team member of the Advancement Team
  • Reflect efficient, effective, and tactful professionalism at all times
  • Demonstrate outstanding time management, organization and administrative skills
  • Be a great listener and an excellent communicator verbally and in writing
  • Attract, retain, and inspire volunteers throughout the institution
  • Be willing to analyze, learn and adjust plans as needed
  • Have experience with word processing and database packages and willing to embrace and utilize the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database as well as GiveCampus, a social fundraising platform.
  • Bring a minimum of 3 years experience or have significant training in areas such as
    advancement/development, public relations, marketing, communications, business, sales, or management (education, non-profit, or corporate).
  • Ability to work with the Google Suite, InDesign, MailChimp and/or other design and marketing tools.
  • Willingness to travel locally and attend weekend/evening alumni/ and parent events.

To apply, or for more information, send an email to: applicant@ncstreetops.org, or send a request via U.S. mail to: Attention: Annual Fund Manager Search Committee, North Country School and Camp Treetops, 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Cover letter and resume required.

EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

About North Country School and Camp Treetops: North Country School (NCS), an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9, and Camp Treetops, a seven-week, overnight summer camp, share a spectacular 200-acre campus in the Adirondack High Peaks region of upstate New York. North Country School and Camp Treetops serves children who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries and provides a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. At NCS, children are known well by the dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach and care for them. NCS’s unique programming includes an engaging traditional core curriculum at school and hands-on projects alongside signature programs in the arts, farm and garden, outdoors, and community life for both school and camp. With extensive offerings in studio and performing arts, outdoor activities from horseback riding to ice climbing, and barn and garden experiences like watching lambs give birth or harvesting vegetables, NCS provides a variety of venues in which every child can find success. 


Full-time Cook

We are seeking a full-time employee who likes working in an amazing environment catering to summer campers and boarding students using our own locally sourced foods. Our kitchen cooks have the opportunity to cook using their individual skills. Meals are prepared from scratch everyday in a family style setting. Wages are commensurate with experience and the benefits of working in our environment are outstanding.

If interested, please contact Fritz at fritz@northcountryschool.org or call 518-523-9329 for further details.


Full-time/Year-round Maintenance Technician

We seek an independent maintenance technician who will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance work orders; coordinate maintenance tasks that enhance the aesthetics of the campus including landscaping, painting, general repairs; and assist with tasks required for maintaining our wastewater treatment plant.

The ideal candidate will have safely worked with hand tools, power tools, and machinery. Candidate must have a keen eye toward aesthetic improvement. Candidate must present a positive attitude, and enjoy working in a school community.

If you like working independently, can handle getting your hands dirty, and have a good eye on maintaining an aesthetically pleasing environment, this is a great place to be. We provide benefits, including health insurance, from day one.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist wastewater treatment operator with required tasks
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks including painting, checks to fire extinguishers, bait mouse traps, snow removal
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks as assigned by a computerized maintenance management system
  • Safely operate hand tools, power tools, and machinery including tractors and mowers
  • Perform landscape improvement to flower beds and other plantings

If you are interested, please contact fritz@northcountryschool.org with a resume that includes prior job experience.


Garden Manager

North Country School and Camp Treetops seek a full-time Garden Manager to oversee a year-round farm program intended for both food production and education of middle school aged children.

The Garden Manager position:

The Garden Manager is a year-round position overseeing all aspects of our educational farm’s horticulture production and maple syrup operation. Our gardens include a variety of vegetables and fruits, and several large flower gardens. Additionally, the Garden Manager is responsible for working with our school and camp staff to create robust educational opportunities for our students and campers.

The Garden Manager is responsible for the care of all vegetable and flower production; hiring and managing farm/garden interns; and garden record keeping. They also work with School faculty and Camp counselors to integrate the farm and garden into academic curricula and daily activities, including preparing children for community-wide events like carrot and potato harvests. Additionally, the Garden Manager works closely with the School and Camp Head Cook to provide fresh produce for use in our dining rooms. Applicants should have experience working in schools or other child-centric teaching environments, and should have demonstrable ability to manage a small staff and to delegate.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation and benefits include meals and access to campus facilities including a lake, rock climbing crag, rope tow and ski hill, forest trails, wood shop and arts studios; group health insurance and retirement plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and accomplishing all aspects of greenhouse, aeroponics facility, and field plant production systems, and maple syrup production
  • Seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, soil building
  • Lead morning and afternoon work crews
  • Work within a budget and provide accounting of all purchases
  • Coordinate school or camp community work projects
  • Manage daily composting of all food waste and maintain composting facility
  • Develop, coordinate and deliver garden and Edible Schoolyard Project educational experiences
  • Abide by best practices for organic gardening
  • Collaborate with our kitchen staff to produce food for the community
  • Daily mentorship and supervision of farm/garden interns
  • Provide multiple teaching and learning opportunities for interns
  • Maintain written records pertaining to horticultural and maple syrup production
  • Maintain a 500-bucket sugar maple stand and coordinate with our school program staff to work with students in the production of maple syrup
  • Collaborate with and support of our Barn Manager in camp and school’s agricultural activities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Past experience and a desire to work at an educational institution with animal and plant production systems
  • The ability to coordinate complex tasks in a rapidly changing environment
  • A desire to work with teaching faculty and camp counselors to integrate farming systems into a middle school curriculum and camp programs
  • The ability to supervise and mentor interns
  • Knowledge of horticultural systems, both annual and perennial
  • Knowledge of green house and aeroponic production systems
  • The ability to plan production systems through time
  • The ability to operate a variety of hand tools, power tools and farm machinery
  • Familiarity with maple syrup production

To apply, or for more information, send an email to: applicant@ncstreetops.org, or send a request via U.S. mail to: Attention: Farm Manager/Educator Search Committee, North Country School and Camp Treetops, 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Cover letter and resume required.

EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

About North Country School and Camp Treetops: North Country School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9, and Camp Treetops, a seven-week, overnight summer camp, share a spectacular 200-acre campus in the Adirondack High Peaks region of upstate New York. The farm operation includes approximately five acres of mixed vegetables and flowers, 35 acres of pasture, two commercial-size greenhouses, 500-tap maple sugar operation, and a multi-barn complex that houses animals raised both for consumption and for teaching purposes. Our animals include pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, and horses. For more than 75 years, students and campers have benefited from active participation in the care of barnyard animals and the growing and harvesting of food. We raise tens of thousands of pounds of meat and produce for our school and camp communities. Nationwide, we are one of only seven Founding Programs of Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project. In recent years, the farm has served as a nexus for much of our sustainability education.