Full Time Staff Position: Assistant to the Head of Upper School
Expected Beginning Date: Late May or early June 2019
Application Deadline: March 26, 2019
The Athenian School is looking for an experienced candidate with superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow-through to support the office of the Head of the Upper School in all aspects of her work. This person would coordinate all functions of the office of the Head of the Upper School and serve as a liaison between the offices of the Dean of Students and Academic Dean and their constituencies.
Management of weekly school-wide calendar and special schedules
Processing and distribution of student grade reports
Editing Student/Parent Handbook and Course Catalogue
Coordinating communication and interview procedures in the Upper School faculty hiring process
Maintaining comprehensive daily schedule and annual calendar for Head of Upper School’s office; scheduling meetings; maintaining Head of Upper School’s ongoing calendar for reminders concerning upcoming meetings, trips, annual events and follow-up correspondence
Coordination of graduation ceremony and other key Upper School events
Maintaining substitute and tutor information
Communication with students, faculty, and families
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality in work, and ability to work independently on deadline-critical projects are all essential to this position
A minimum of three years professional experience as an Executive Assistant
Impeccable attention to detail; professional demeanor; ability to maintain confidential information; capable multi-tasker; and team player
Excellent computer skills: advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), network and file folder management, and database management. Graphic and design skills are a plus.
Commensurate skills of a bachelor’s degree
Maturity to handle a broad spectrum of challenges
Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship
Experience working in an educational setting
Demonstrated success in a complex, multi-faceted organization
Experience with Canvas Learning Management System, Blackbaud, and Survey Monkey
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, non-exempt staff position. Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and a daily prepared lunch.
About The Athenian School
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 530 students, including 60 boarding students, 40 of whom are international students. For more information about Athenian’s unique educational program, applicants are encouraged to visit our website: www.athenian.org.
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individu...al, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change. We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy.
The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.