Wooster School is seeking an Assistant to the Division Directors of its Middle and Upper Schools. This is a 12-month, non-exempt, staff position reporting directly to the Division Heads.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional, a skilled team player who is able to work effectively with and independently of the Head of both schools and its divisional administrators. The successful candidate will have an exemplary work ethic, exhibit a positive and “can do” attitude, maintain a strong capability for flexibility, compassion, and a heightened respect for confidentiality while interacting and managing the ever-varied tasks, activities, and issues facing our Middle and Upper School students and parents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the staff and activities of the division.
Organizes and prioritizes large volumes of information and calls. Schedules appointments and maintains the calendar of the Division Heads.
Assists in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of teacher substitutes.
Assists with preparing and managing the division necessities within the approved budget.
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of procedures, policies and programs and recommends changes as needed.
Prepares and presents reports to the division head.
Attends events and activities as needed or assigned.
Schedules and organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for all members of the department.
Performs desktop publishing. Creates and develops visual presentations and spreadsheets.
Establishes, develops, maintains and updates division filing systems. Retrieves information from files when needed.
Drafts written responses or replies by phone or e-mail when necessary. Responds to regularly occurring requests for information
Works in cooperation with other assistants.
Works independently and within a team on special non-recurring and ongoing projects. Acts as project manager for special projects, at the request of the division head which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations or projects, disseminating information, emailings, creating brochures.
The disposition to collaborate with others.
The disposition to be broad, open minded and adventurous.
The disposition to be tolerant of some ambiguity.
The disposition toward wondering, problem finding, and investigating.
The disposition to consider other perspectives.
The disposition to make plans and be strategic.
Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, K-12, college preparatory
day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students, is located in Danbury,
Connecticut. Wooster educates a diverse population of students in academic ability,
socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. The School is a member of the
Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of
Independent Schools. Wooster is a community of thinkers, learners, and creators. By
combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, we produce curious,
capable, and compassionate learners who possess the skills and dispositions to be
successful and fulfilled learners for life.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
A working facility with technology, including Google Drive is essential, a basic knowledge of Oncampus and Blackbaud is helpful, as well as is having a curious, positive, active and collaborative disposition.
A proficient command of a variety of office skills, with a high degree of accuracy in maintaining the student records.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desire to build authentic professional relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Wooster School is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance benefits.