New Roads is a K-12 college-preparatory, independent school in Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context, engaging students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles by prioritizing socio-economic, racial and cultural diversity. Weaving together the kaleidoscope of communities that makes up Los Angeles, we inspire our students to become creative thinkers, committed citizens, and compassionate human beings.
The Upper School enrolls approximately 400 students from across the Los Angeles area. Faculty and staff are committed to the values of social justice and awareness instilled by the school. Our goal is to ensure that we are not only educating students today but also equipping them with the critical thinking skills necessary for success in the ever-changing world tomorrow. Graduates attend a wide variety of colleges and universities, including all campuses of the University of California, the California State University system, and highly selective institutions throughout the United States.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with administrative tasks related to college admissions and guidance
Maintain college counseling calendar, schedule family meetings and other administrative appointments
Schedule and maintain college representative visits, and advertise the visits to students and families
Welcome college representatives to campus and escorting them to appropriate location
Communicate with families, students, staff, teachers and other school staff members. Excellent written and oral communication skills
Complete administrative duties as assigned (e.g. answering phones, greeting guests, coordinating and scheduling meetings/appointments, managing calendars)
Keep accurate and meticulous student accounts using Naviance system
Plan, schedule, coordinate and attend college counseling events (e.g., college fairs, case studies, college nights, financial aid nights, and administration of Saturday mock SAT/ACT exams)
Attend occasional nights and weekends to assist with college counseling events
B.A. degree required
Minimum 2-3 years in an administrative position
Experience working in a High School setting
Experience using Naviance system preferred
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google suites
High level of professionalism
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
A firm commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community.
An understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads’ philosophy and approach to education.