Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at Innovative Private School in Topanga Canyon
Manzanita School and Institute
October 2, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Manzanita is a fully-accredited independent school with 100 students in grades 4 thru 12. We are nestled in Topanga Canyon on over 20 acres of beautiful land. At Manzanita School we develop both our academic strengths as well as our connections with the natural world. We believe that this kind of educational program can best help to heal the planet. Our community of educators and support staff are highly collaborative. Our Office Manager is valued much more than simply a person behind a desk, but also as a vital and integral member of the team. This is because the job responsibilities extend well beyond just the front desk. Our Office Manager acts as Administrative Assistant to the Head of School, supports teachers in myriad ways, and even works with groups of students outdoors.
We are seeking an Office Manager who is an enthusiastic self-starter, highly personable, and with 3+ years of experience organizing systems and data for a school. This multi-faceted position offers opportunities for directly supporting the Head of School, and serves as the hub of communication for parents, students, and staff.
Essential Skills Necessary for this Position Include: (1) friendly disposition (2) excellent writing skills (3) welcoming phone manner (4) detail-oriented manager (5) proactive thinker (knows what's coming) (6) life-long learner who is able to take feedback (7) well-developed organizational skills (8) able to create and manage multiple systems at once (9) able to serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Head of School (10) love of the outdoors (11) willingness to mentor students (12) calm under pressure (13) flexibility in new circumstances (14) ability to supervise others (15) commitment to being of service to teachers, students, and parents at all times
TO APPLY If joining a growing school with strong core values appeals to you, please visit our website at this link to learn more. If, after reading through the site, you are strongly interested in joining school and project, please contact Director of Instruction, Ms. Gabrielle Cartelli, with a letter of introduction explaining why you think you are a strong fit for Manzanita. (Please do not submit a form cover letter). Please also attach an up-to-date resume, and three references. We look forward to hearing from you!
Additional Salary Information: Full medical benefits
About Manzanita School and Institute
Manzanita School and Institute, founded in 2013, is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school, with an enrollment of 97 students in graded 4 through 12. We are located on 21 acres in the rugged and bio-diverse Topanga Canyon, northwest of Los Angeles. Currently in our 5th year, with a program emphasizing human ecology and land stewardship, we received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2017.