Severn School is seeking a motivated and organized front desk receptionist. The front desk reception area is the welcoming entry point and a primary information center for the Lower School, serving as an important point of contact for children, parents, faculty, and visitors coming and going from the school. This is an 11-month full-time position.
Specific responsibilities include: • Embrace school mission and culture and serve as a model of caring, helpfulness and kindness to all constituencies • Serve as a welcoming presence to children, parents, faculty, and visitors • Assist in the day-to-day logistics of the school • Organize and maintain a welcoming front lobby reception area • Answer the phone, greet visitors, and respond to requests for information • Multitask and prioritize while maintaining a consistent, positive, and calm presence when interacting with constituents • Sort and distribute incoming mail, maintain copy machine and postage meter • Record student attendance • Process student forms • Coordinate dismissal assignments • Coordinate morning and afternoon announcements • Assist with securing substitute coverage for specified absences • Complete training to administer medication and/or First Aid in absence of the school nurse • Provide clerical and administrative support to the Lower School Head and Director of Instructional Programs • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
The ideal candidate would have: • Office experience with school experience preferred • Bachelor’s Degree • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Discretion with sensitive information • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines • Experience with administrative applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Docs • Blackbaud database experience (preferred, but not required)
Interested candidates are encouraged to browse our website (www.severnschool.com) to learn more about the school’s mission, program, and culture. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three current references to Cathy North, Lower School Head, at email@example.com.