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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  • Accounts Payable Manager and Payroll Specialist

    Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org. To manage Accounts Payable and Payroll processes for The Lexington School 
    Responsibilities include the operations of the accounts payable systems and processes associated with the payment of invoices, employee advances, and reimbursements, bimonthly processing and submission of payroll, and integration with the benefits platform. 
    Perform all duties consistent with the mission and philosophy of The Lexington School and conduct yourself according to the highest professional standards. 
    • Perform daily processing of invoices, purchase orders, and remittances. 
    • Manage purchasing functions for faculty/staff and coordinate with vendors. 
    • Monthly reconciliation of the purchase cards, AP (Accounts Payable) batches, and departmental budget reporting. 
    • Oversees the management of the vendor master file and must develop proficiency using Blackbaud accounts payable and general ledger. Issue Form 1099's annually 
    • Execute the Payroll Processing functions, communicating and handling general payroll questions from employees. 
    • Issue W-2s annually 
    • Performs other duties as required to assure the smooth operation of the accounts payable, purchasing and payroll processes.  
    • Assists the Controller in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Business Office. 
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels. 
    Accounts Payable Functions:  
    • Oversee the administration and reconciliation of the corporate credit card program. 
    • Maintain and review internal control reporting related to accounts payables. 
    • Conform to accepted accounting principles within the organization and ensure transactions and policies meet federal regulations and standards. 
    • Build effective relationships with TLS faculty and staff, including but not limited to, strategic sourcing, business, and technology solutions, finance, business teams, and preferred agency and priority vendors. 
    • Ensure the focus remains on the school's mission while maintaining compliance with policies and procedures, accuracy, and efficiency?communication with internal stakeholders 
    Payroll Administration Functions:  
    • Processes aspects of the semi-monthly TLS payroll.  
    • Respond in a timely, professional manner to all payroll questions and communications.  
    • Coordinates the day-to-day functions of the payroll, assuring timely and accurate payroll policies and procedures are followed and generating relevant payroll reports.  
    • Annually processes tax documents in collaboration with the controller, including W-2s, payroll tax reporting, and other related items  
    • Performs routine and non-routine data retrieval, research, analysis, and reporting in areas of job responsibilities.  
    • Processes all court-ordered or tax levied wage garnishments and ensures timely payment thereof.  
    • Processes and Manages Unemployment Claims  
    • Provide payroll reports for audit and internal control. 
    • Maintains and periodically audits all employee personnel files. Works with division and department heads regarding access to specific information within the personnel file. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 
    The ideal candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
    1. A bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent work experience is preferred. 
    1. Accounts Payable and Payroll experience is required or combined education, accounting experience, and training. 
    1. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, is required.  
    1. Knowledge of Blackbaud, KRONOS and Employee Navigator is a plus. 
    1. Ability to write reports, and business correspondence, effectively present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers and employees. 
    1. This position requires strong attention to detail, organization, and an elevated level of confidentiality. 
    1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of faculty and staff required 
    It is the policy of The Lexington School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, training, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 

    The Lexington School is seeking a teaching professional who has experience inspiring and engaging young minds for the 2022-2023 school year. Excellent teamwork skills and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-5) are required. Competitive salary. Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org 
    Recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization, The Lexington School is a PK - 8 school of some 600 students located in Lexington, KY. With an average class size of 12, a talented and diverse faculty, and robust resources, The Lexington School is a fantastic place to work and grow as a professional. It is also located in a growing and thriving community, home to the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and other educational institutions. Known as well for high tech, health care, and horses, and home to many national businesses, Lexington and surrounding areas offer an excellent quality of life. 
    Teachers at The Lexington School maintain a learning environment that supports the school’s mission, working to help instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic in students. Qualified candidates will also model the TLS Mission Skills, and strive to exemplify each of the faculty created indicators of teaching excellence, which are: 
    • Teamwork and Collegiality
    • Creativity and Engagement 
    • Ethics and Nurturing School Culture 
    • Resilience and Growth Mindset 
    • Curiosity and Professional Improvement 
    • Time Management and Classroom Culture 
    • Best Practice Instruction and Assessment
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or pertinent subject area from an accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred
    • Teaching experience in an elementary school or work with elementary-aged children preferred
    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction and adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
    • Maintain lesson plans and pacing schedules as part of curriculum mapping
    • Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc. to facilitate higher-level thinking development
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional and positive learning atmosphere in the classroom
    • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports and report cards
    • Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program
    • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavioral, and learning challenges
    • Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day, such as recess, lunch, and breaks
    • Participate in grade level, division, and full faculty meetings, and serve on school committees as required
    • Attend divisional and school-wide required events (e.g., prep-planning, Open Houses, conferences, etc.)
    • Present a positive image of The Lexington School to the outside community, including social networking sites
    • Supervise students during field trips, dances, and other events
    Other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School or Head of School.
    Directly reports to the Head of Lower School.
    This is a full-time, 10-month teaching position, effective August 2022. 
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • 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.
1050 Lane Allen Road
Lexington, KY 40504
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