The Branson School inspires excellence in a nurturing, vibrant educational community based on personal and intellectual integrity. At the heart of Branson is the trusting, dynamic relationship between dedicated teachers and students. An academically exceptional high school located in Marin County, CA, Branson provides a stimulating and communal work environment that encourages creativity and collaboration.
The Director of Head’s Office and Board Relations serves as primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Head’s office. This person provides confidential, consistent, and professional support and is responsible for the planning, scheduling and smooth operation of the Head’s office. This role requires diplomacy and tact in order to communicate effectively, with nuance, with many constituencies both in and outside the school community. The goal of the Director of Head’s Office & Board Relations is to take initiative and strategic action to ensure the efficient functioning and operations of the Head’s Office and board logistics.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Responsible for all work generated from the Head’s office, including drafting, planning and scheduling activities, and completing special projects as assigned.
Create, draft and edit letters to parents, faculty and staff, and prepares initial school and community letters in coordination with the Communications department.
Coordinates Head’s meetings with trustees, parents, faculty and staff, and external meetings.
Event Management: Organizes special events such as receptions, dinners, parties (creates, sends and tracks invitations), offsite speaking engagements, and accreditation visits;
Plans and organizes faculty/staff back-to-school welcome dinner, holiday party, and employee farewell gatherings.
Maintains the Head’s calendar, managing an extremely active schedule of appointments, anticipating workflow.
Provide support to Board Chair and Committee Chairs as necessary.
Organize annual retreat and monthly Board meetings: coordinate site, set up, technology and catering; record and distribute board minutes, and track attendance.
Develop and maintain password-protected website portal for Trustees, containing current meeting and resource materials.
Prepare new Trustees with orientation materials.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Three to five years of experience in a school environment, preferred.
Superior interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational skills.
Solid technology skills and comfortable learning new software programs.
Flexible, responsible, resourceful, with effective time-management skills.
Able to work independently on projects from conception to completion
Ability to work well with a diversity of constituents including students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, alumni and vendors
Discretion and ability to handle confidential information, excellent problem-solving skills, ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations.
Professional demeanor, sense of humor, with a pleasant phone manner and a positive attitude, patience and good listening skills.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.