Employment at Tapestry
As a growing urban public school, Tapestry Charter School is building a responsive, collaborative faculty who actively engage in community building, rigorous learning and high quality teaching practices, serving as a model for students and families.
Candidates who can demonstrate the desire, drive and commitment to provide students with an engaging and challenging educational environment should submit a letter of interest, resume and application of employment to:
Kim Lipa, Director of Administrative Services
Tapestry Charter School
65 Great Arrow
Buffalo, New York 14216
Employment Opportunities for the 2016-2017 School Year
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Reports to Executive Director.
The Chief Financial Officer serves as a key member of the senior administrative team and as an integral part of the school’s decision-making process. The CFO is responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the school, including finance, audit, facilities, human resources, and business services.
Working closely with the Executive Director, the CFO formulates the institution’s overall fiscal strategies and serves as liaison to several Board of Trustees committees, including the Finance & Audit Committee, Facilities Committee, the Human Resources Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
The CFO provides collaborative financial management for the school; ensures the short and long-term fiscal health of the school; oversees the business practices of the school; and ensures that the budget is linked to and supports the school’s strategic plans. It is essential that the CFO be an individual of character, honesty and integrity in order to earn the trust and respect of the Tapestry Charter School community and serve the school effectively in support of its programmatic priorities.
- Master’s Degree in accounting, business, or related field
- 10+ years of accounting and finance experience, at least five of which should be in a supervisory role
- Prior experience in an educational facility a plus
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the broad and diverse constituencies of the school
- Experience in operational and strategic planning, policy development, and financial analysis
- Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, boards, and the general public in large or small group settings
- Commitment to quality, accuracy and financial best practices
- Critical thinking and decision making skills
- Team builder and team player
- Passion for the Tapestry Charter School mission
Part-time Lunch Aides: Assist students K-5 with lunch; keep café tables and chairs clean, work as part of a team to help with set-up and clean-up of café. Create a positive and safe environment for students. Must enjoy working with children. Perform other duties as assigned by Foodservice Manager. Email Kim Lipa at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Part-time Hall Monitors: Assist in student supervision throughout the school day. Support in building relationships with students to create a positive school culture. Monitor students in hallways during transitions throughout the school day. Escort students to main office if necessary. Perform other duties as assigned by Principal. Email Kim Lipa at email@example.com for details.
Part-time Bus Drivers: Drive students to fieldwork experiences throughout the regular school day. Must be 19A certified. Email Kim Lipa at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
What Tapestry Teachers Believe:
A school should represent the diversity of its city.
- Our students come from every zip code in the City of Buffalo representing the city’s unique and beautiful diversity.
All children can learn, and that all students are capable of graduating from middle school at or above grade-level to ensure high school readiness.
- Each year, more than 90% of our Seniors graduate and enroll in a two or four year college.
Relationships and community matter.
- Crew at Tapestry ensures that each child is known well and has an advocate in school.
Their voice helps inform the direction of the school.
- Teacher Leadership is valued and practiced in our community.
They are part of changing the education landscape in Buffalo.
- All members of the Tapestry Community are deeply invested in improving educational opportunities for the students of Buffalo.
What Tapestry Teachers Do:
Participate actively in on–going professional development that pushes their thinking about individual and school wide practices.
Participate as active members of a collaborative grade-level team, working with other subject area teachers to create a nurturing community for students.
Serve in multiple roles on collaborative teams, recognizing that a teacher’s responsibility is not just contained within the classroom walls.
Take initiative to do whatever it takes to help students learn.
Actively build relationships with families from communities across the City of Buffalo and make them feel welcome in our school community.
Differentiate learning in order to help all students feel appropriately supported and challenged.
See themselves as being responsible for building literacy and numeracy skills in all students regardless of their subject area.
Integrate the arts into lessons using works of art and artistic mediums.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of assessment FOR learning and assessment OF learning and the value of each practice to instruction.
Certifications - Professional/Permanent certification in applicable grades/subject area
Education - Masters degree, or higher, in applicable grades/subject area.
Please download the appropriate application here:
Recommended Reading for Candidates
- www.elschools.org – About Expeditionary Learning Schools
- www.napds.org – About Professional Development Schools
- www.newyorkcharters.org – About New York State Charter Schools
TCS is seeking substitutes in all grade levels K-12. Interested candidates should submit resume and application to: Kim Lipa, Director of Administrative Services, 65 Great Arrow, Buffalo, New York 14216. TCS is an EOE.
Position Summary: A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or in a relevant subject area is required. Prior substitute teaching experience is preferred.
ABLE 2016-17 Corps Members
The Service Collaborative of WNY - Buffalo, NY
AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) is an education focused National Service program. We collaborate with schools that share our mission of increasing the academic success of students in Buffalo, NY. ABLE mobilizes men and women in national service to revive and strengthen educational environments, expanding opportunities for today’s youth and transforming America’s future—one student, one classroom, and one community at a time.
ABLE members serve the community by providing social/emotional/behavioral skills support, as well as math tutoring, in grades 4-10. ABLE members can be found in the classrooms and after school programming of public, private, and charter schools throughout the city of Buffalo. All ABLE Members will be trained in two evidence based interventions (Positive Action, I CAN Learn), which will guide their work with students throughout their term of service.We are currently looking for individuals who are interested in pursuing a full time (40 hours a week) 12 month service term. Members will begin their term in September 2016. We will continue to place members until all positions are filled.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Benefits Include: Education Award, Living Allowance, Loan Forbearance, Health Insurance, Professional Development
All interested candidates MUST submit a resume in reply to this posting.
AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education is a program operated by The Service Collaborative of WNY. The Service Collaborative of WNY (TSC) creates opportunities for all individuals to serve their communities, challenging them to turn their ideals into action and their passion into positive change
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Associate
Required experience: Working with youth in an academic setting: 1 year