“This beautiful place has given me so much. I’ve learned so much, not only about teaching, mentoring, and leading, but about life. This place taught me to live mindfully, to really look at the world. My whole experience in this world has changed. My confidence has just blossomed too. I know the list goes on, but this has been the most valuable thing for me because it is something I have always struggled with. I’ve learned to love myself in an entirely new way. I hope that some day in the future I can give back in some way to this beautiful place. So I want to thank you for organizing such a loving, structured and playful environment.”

– Former Golestan Teacher


Open position: Fall, 2018

Part time : Operation Assistant/Manager with fixed schedule, 10-20 hours/week.

Reports to Executive director

Job duties

  • Preparation and timely submission of payroll: Produce paychecks and all related reports, administer electronic timekeeping system, provide  staff training as needed.  Reconcile time sheets, and manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely;
  • Employment paperwork processing for new hires, status changes, electronic benefits enrollment/changes assistance;
  • Understand proper taxation and calculation of employer paid benefits and garnishments;
  • Process accurate and timely quarter and year-end reporting and compliance (W-2, W-2c, etc.);
  • Manage tuition invoicing;
  • Communication with staff and families regarding payroll and invoicing;
  • Prepare monthly financial reports;
  • Manage tax documents/bills. Prepare and enter various journal entries;
  • Complete employment verification, unemployment requests; and
  • Manage organization’s insurance policies (healthcare, workers’ comp, liability etc).

Required qualifications

  • Proficient in QuickBooks (at least two years’ experience working with QuickBooks);
  • Minimum of two years’ experience running payroll, accounting and/or bookkeeping;
  • Experience in administrative/office management roles;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Kind and cheerful disposition;
  • Able to work positively with staff and families; and
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with Currabubby software
  • Experience working in schools

Please email cover letter and resume in body of email at for immediate consideration.


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Golestan isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life!  All staff enjoy the benefits of working in a kind, loving, and respectful environment, in addition to access to wholesale farm-fresh grass fed/pastured meat from Marin Sun Farms.


“I love this place and am so happy to be here.  It is my second home.  Like my second family.  Everyone is so nice – the staff, the parents.  I never thought I could ever work in a place with this type of environment.  I miss it on my days off – I just love it here.”

– Golestan Staff Member