Baker Demonstration School, an independent progressive PK-8 school on Chicago’s North Shore, is seeking an exemplary Administrative Support person for its front office. We value candidates who genuinely love people and are warm, helpful, and professional in their interactions. The Administrative Support personnel will lead weekly and annual school-wide communications, database management, management of the school calendar, support meetings and professional development organization, and provide executive assistance to the leadership team. We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and who will work well with all visitors, parents, students and colleagues. Baker Demonstration School places a high value on creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of Chicago.
Requirements ? Commitment to creating a kind, warm environment that supports the school community ? Excellent written communication and editing skills, as well as interpersonal communication skills ? Excellent organization and follow-through ? Technologically adept, particularly with database and communications technology; eager to learn new systems to improve school functioning ? Flexibility and responsiveness in order to care for the different situations that arise in school life ? Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live ? Commitment to engaging in community conversations about equity and inclusivity ? Passion and skill to contribute positively to the school community and to develop strong relationships with students and families Qualifications & Skills ? Possesses high energy, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude ? Excellent organization skills, written communication, editing experience ? Experience with large-system databases; Google Suite technological experience & savvy ? Strong commitment to continued professional growth n a collaborative learning environment
About Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school, committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School education to our 300 students. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values different ways of learning. Baker’s experiential approach nurtures the development of the whole child enabling each student to be fully prepared for intellectual, artistic, physical and social/emotional challenges well beyond Baker. We cultivate our students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and their active participation in the learning process. We foster excellence through critical thinking and integrated connections across academic and artistic endeavors. We promote collaboration while developing personal leadership. We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others. Baker celebrates individual, family and cultural differences and graduates students who appreciate diversity in all its forms.
Baker Demonstration School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its hiring ...processes and actively promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. We offer competitive compensation and a progressive community dedicated to learning and engaged citizenship.