Career Opportunities

Tenacre is a small school with 195 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade and a staff of 56. There are two homeroom teachers for every homeroom, plus special subject teachers for science, Spanish, art, technology, library, music, and P.E. Tenacre also has learning specialists for reading and math. Tenacre employs its own facilities staff and work with FLIK Dining Services for meals. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission, business and development offices.

Work Environment

Tenacre has a warm, friendly work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with the third grade in the spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from direct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Tenacre community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, creed, veteran or uniformed service status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candid

Current Openings

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  • Director of Finance

    Director of Finance
    Full-Time Exempt Position; reports to Head of School
    At Tenacre, students and staff make a commitment to each other to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind. We strive to nurture and challenge each child, every day, and we endeavor to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just school where all members of the community are celebrated. Through small, flexible groupings, we get to know each child’s strengths and growing edges, and we design lessons and activities across the curriculum to support positive learning outcomes. All of our students experience broad curricular offerings including science, Spanish, art, music, P.E., technology, and library in addition to their core homeroom experiences. Homeroom teachers work in close partnership as a grade-level team to coordinate curriculum and plan lessons. We provide our staff with numerous professional development opportunities, competitive benefits, and a collegial atmosphere. Collaboration and professional development across the staff fosters a passion for teaching. Dedicated to the elementary years, Tenacre is a vibrant school full of the energy and excitement of young children learning. 

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance or accounting preferred or demonstrated equivalent experience
    • Experience in senior finance and administrative positions preferred 
    • Knowledge of business office practices and procedures, budgeting, cash management, accounts payable and receivable, employee benefits required
    • Knowledge of excel and Blackbaud FE, RE and NXT accounting software
    • Ability to communicate articulately and effectively with a wide variety of people  
    • Familiarity with legal documents and contracts is preferred
    • Familiarity with an elementary school setting is beneficial

    Core Responsibilities: 
    • Prepare operating budget for submission to and approval by the Board of Trustees; manage the budget through the budget year and provide updates to administration, staff and Trustees.
    • Work collaboratively with the Head of School and Director of Enrollment on financial aid awards.
    • Coordinate the annual audit and filing of annual tax returns and subsequent forms including but not limited to 5500’s/990 and implement any resulting audit recommendations.
    • Review the school’s financial position, including the endowment and building reserve funds (PPRRSM), and prepare periodic financial reports for the school’s administration, Finance Committee, Investment Committee and for Trustee meetings.
    • Oversee risk management issues including insurance, emergency management plan, liability and safety concerns as well as compliance with local, state, and federal regulations applying to school and summer programs.
    • Coordinate and oversee the school's Human Resource function in conjunction with the Assistant Director, Finance and Human Resources Administration, by managing salaries and benefit programs, writing policies and job descriptions, interacting with personnel regarding all aspects of employment and benefits implementation, including the annual update of the Faculty and Staff Handbook. 
    • Supervise the Business Office Manager responsible for the accounts payable and receivable functions, facility rentals, and ordering/purchasing.
    • Oversee the financial and operational functions of Tenacre’s MidDay, After School, and Summer programs.
    • Partner with the School’s Director of Facilities to support the management of physical plant and grounds, including custodial care, cleaning, maintenance, safety, and compliance with regulations, including preparing and maintaining a facilities report.
    • Work with the senior administrative team to manage school operations, strategic planning and oversight of personnel.
    • Oversee the food service operation at the School through an independent food service contractor.
    • Negotiate key contracts and expense agreements with vendors, including, but not limited to, insurance contracts, facilities maintenance contracts, staff benefit programs and auxiliary program agreements.
    • Perform related work as required.
    Tenacre Country Day School considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, creed, veteran or uniformed service status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.

    Please contact:
    Will Crissman
    Head of School
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)-235-2282   x201
  • On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers

    Tenacre Country Day School is seeking On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. Tenacre’s mission is to nurture and challenge each child, every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. Tenacre values diversity and inclusiveness in our curriculum and our school community and we expect all members of the community to contribute positively to the school experience.

    As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind.

    Perks for On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers:
    • 2-hour (paid) onboarding orientation combined with ongoing training aimed at gaining exposure to all classrooms to better understand Tenacre’s student routines
    • $160/day ($20/hour)
    • Opportunities to have lunch and recess with students to get to know them better and establish a rapport with them
    • Excellent system of communication with teachers to ensure you achieve success
    • Detailed sub plans and always a friendly teacher close by to answer any questions you may have
    • Strong feeling of respect among Tenacre faculty and staff members. Everyone in the school knows all of our substitute teachers’ names and are happy and quick to help out.
    • Bustling staff lounge with all day coffee and snacks
    • Flexibility is celebrated—you do not have to commit to being available every day
    • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and enjoy working with children in Grades Pre-K to 6
    • Successful candidates will have some experience teaching, effective and respectful class management skills, be team-oriented, and possess flexibility and a strong work ethic 
    • Experience with Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Seesaw is helpful but not required as we will train the successful candidates.
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Must be Covid vaccinated
    • Substitute teachers are expected to deliver lessons prepared by Tenacre Country Day School faculty, organize the classroom environment, and establish routines that support children’s learning. 
    • Additional duties will be assigned, including lunch/recess duty and dismissal duty.
    Short-term (1-3 hours/day) and all-day substitute teachers are needed. Tenacre offers highly competitive per diem rates, a flexible schedule, and a welcoming community. New college graduates are  encouraged to apply.

    Tenacre welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural, and gender balance of the School community. Tenacre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position is not eligible for benefits.

    Please submit a resume, a short cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for three references to:

    Tom Doering
    Sub Coordinator
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482


The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:

  • Health insurance: Tufts Health Care
  • Dental: Delta Dental
  • Pension: John Hancock with a match of 7–10% based on years of service
  • Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 125 Flex Plan, Flexible Spending Account for dependent care expenses, and Professional Development opportunities and graduate work assistance.

Current employees may click on the following link to learn more about Tenacre's benefits program: Tenacre Benefits Website, Prospective employees, please contact the Business Office at 781-431-8575, x208 for a temporary password to access the Tenacre Benefits Website.