About TLS


The Lexington School is committed to leadership in education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school seeks applications from candidates who will contribute impactfully to an environment in which all individuals are valued and encouraged to be their best. The Lexington School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit, ability, and qualifications. The Lexington School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Lexington School is recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization.  It is located in Lexington, Kentucky. A growing and thriving community, Lexington is home to the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and many national businesses and medical headquarters. Known for high tech, higher ed, health care, and horses, Lexington and surrounding areas offer an excellent quality of life.

Employment Opportunities

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  • Human Resources and Payroll Specialist

    Position Summary
    Manage Human Resources and Payroll administration and processing functions for The Lexington School. Responsibilities include employee onboarding, retention, termination, maintaining personnel records, legal compliance, benefits administration and management, processing, and submission of payroll. Perform all duties consistent with the mission and philosophy of The Lexington School and conduct yourself according to the highest professional standards.

    Essential Functions

    • Oversees the school’s HR and Payroll Management functions, communicating benefits information to employees, and handling general HR and payroll questions from employees.
    • Assists the Controller in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Business Office.
    • Performs other duties as required to assure the smooth operation of the payroll and benefits process.

    Human Resources Functions

    • Manage the onboarding, retention, and termination process for all employees
    • Administer and maintain employee benefits, including enrollments, group medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, workers compensation insurance, and attendance records.
    • Maintain personnel records for all employees, updated job descriptions, all legal forms, and benefit election data.  
    • Prepare and maintain employment contracts and stipend agreements
    • Responsible for areas of compliance as they relate to Human Resources. This includes but is not limited to Immigration, ADA, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA, HIPAA, ERISA, GINA, EEO, and USERRA compliance.
      • Create communication pieces for employees and managers regarding their responsibilities with compliance issues.
      • Complete, track, and/or file all compliance documentation accordingly.
    • Design and present HR and payroll information at new employee orientations for faculty/staff members. Provides all new employees with school information, welcome kit, school policies and procedures, benefits information, and other forms as needed.
    • Assist in the preparation of annual tax and audit forms and submissions.
    • Participate in Workers Compensation team and related processes
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Payroll Administration Functions
    • Manage TLS payroll processes including all payroll questions, applicable payroll reports, and communications.
    • Coordinate the day-to-day functions of the payroll functions assuring timely and accurate payroll policies and procedures are followed
    • Serve as a source of information to faculty, staff, and external contacts on established payroll policies and procedures.
    • Annually process tax documents including W-2s, payroll tax reporting, and other related items
    • Keep informed of governmental and contractual changes that impact the payroll operation and participate in planning and implementation of programs to effect these changes.
    • Perform routine and non-routine data retrieval, research, analysis, and reporting from payroll records as requested.
    • Process all court-ordered or tax levied wage garnishments and ensures timely payment thereof.
    • Process and Manage Unemployment Claims
    • Maintain and periodically audit all employee personnel files. Work with division and department heads regarding access to specific information within the personnel file.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education, Experience, and Skills Required

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
    • A minimum of five years of Human Resource and Payroll experience combined and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Human Resources background in the education field is strongly preferred.
    • SHRM, PHR, or SPHR designation is preferred
    • Accounting experience.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, effectively present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers and employees.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access is required.
    • Knowledge of KRONOS and Employee Navigator is a plus.
    • This position requires strong attention to detail, organization, and an elevated level of confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of faculty and staff required.

    Please send resumes to employment@thelexingtonschool.org

    **The Lexington School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
  • Substitute Teacher

    The Lexington School welcomes resumes from individuals interested in substitute teaching in our Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, and The Learning Center. An education degree and/or experience working with children is preferred. Candidates should submit a resume along with a cover letter that includes an indication of the specific grade levels and/or subject areas in which they would like to be considered to Judy Bottoms by email.
The Lexington School provides an education of the highest quality in a structured, nurturing community. We instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic.
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Lexington, KY 40504
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