Mounds Park Academy seeks an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. This position provides a full range of administrative and strategic support to the head. The Executive Assistant also holds the responsibility for oversight of the head’s office, functioning as both an extension of the head and ensuring both responsiveness, efficiency, and warmth, so that everyone feels welcomed, respected, and well served. In addition, the Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Board of Trustees, limited support to administrators, and manages a variety of special projects.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Have an associate degree or equivalent experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred
Five years of experience as an executive assistant or office manager
Familiarity with software and technical applications including Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, calendars, MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint.
Advance the mission, vision and values of Mounds Park Academy.
Provide administrative support to the Head of School
Provide administrative support to the Board of Trustees, including correspondence. agendas, and all logistics for meetings, retreats, and events.
Provide strategic and logistical support and management of special projects and institutional priorities identified by the Head.
Manage personnel files and documents.
Maintain and update the Employee Handbook.
Coordinate the building of the school calendar and schedule all required meetings.
Be an active, positive, and contributing member of Mounds Park Academy.
Display high integrity at all times and be a role model for students.
Communicate respectfully and effectively following the Respectful Discourse Policy with parents, students, teachers, staff, administration, visitors, and volunteers.
Support and facilitate the initiatives of the MPA strategic plan and positively contribute to school-wide committee work.
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and customer service skills
Strong collaboration skills
Substantial organization and project management skills
Openness to lifelong learning
Ability to multi-task, work independently, and prioritize workload; Flexibility
Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.
Applications are due by the end of the day April 19, 2019.
Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.