Office Administrator

Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School is seeking an experienced Office Administrator. This position will play an integral role in the organizational strength of our small leadership team. The Administrator will provide the administrative support for all aspects of the school. Ideal candidate is highly organized and detail oriented, able to multitask, and has strong verbal and written communication skills.


Complete accounting tasks including payroll, banking, accounts receivable and accounts payable

Process benefits including insurances, retirement plan, and TransitChecks

Special Event Planning including fundraisers

Conduct clerical duties, including files for children and faculty, answering phones and email

Greet children, parents and visitors


Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience in a school setting preferred

Significant experience with databases, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office

Able to work as a part of a small, close-knit team in a dynamic environment

Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School is an independent, not-for-profit preschool founded in 1919.  For almost 100 years, Greenhouse has served young children and their families on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We believe young children learn best through engagement with stimulating materials, small group interaction with peers, and relationships with responsive and loving adults.

Salary: competitive

Benefits: comprehensive benefit package including health/dental/eye, TransitCheck, Columbia University tuition credits

Position: Full time, 11 months

Start Date: end of June, 2019

Send cover letter and resume to

Renee Mease, Director