Thaden School, a new independent school in Bentonville, Arkansas, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Campus Life. The Assistant Director of Campus Life, who reports to the Director of Campus Life will perform a wide variety of duties in support of the school’s co-curricular programs.
Named in honor of Louise Thaden, a pioneering aviator born and raised in Bentonville, the school opened in the fall of 2017 and will graduate its first class of students in 2021. At full scale, the school will serve approximately 600 students in grades 6-12. Enrollment in the fall of 2019 is expected to reach 220 students when the school moves into the first permanent buildings on its 30-acre campus.
The responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Campus Life are likely to evolve as the school grows but will include the following from the start:
Providing day-to-day administrative support to the Director of Campus Life, Director of Athletics and Wellness, School Nurse, and School Counselor including calendar maintenance, organization of meetings, reconciling expenses, and scheduling for all Campus Life programs.
Leading the establishment of Student Volunteer and Ambassador programs on campus and in the community
Providing reception and office coverage as needed, including answering phones, managing electronic databases, and greeting visitors, students, parents, and staff
Updating and maintaining the school’s database for students, parents, and faculty
Ensuring that rosters for co-curricular activities and athletic teams are current and available
Assisting in the planning of school events
Embodying the school’s mission in creating and sustaining a positive school culture
Supporting all school programs as needed
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Life
Experience and Qualifications
Experience in a challenging, fast-paced work environment that requires versatility, adaptability, and resourcefulness
Experience as an executive assistant or project coordinator responsible for executing a variety of administrative process
Experience with Google Suite and Blackbaud preferred
Ability to prioritize effectively and work in a self-directed manner
Capacity to juggle mundane and complex tasks
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Detail oriented while working independently on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material with integrity
College degree preferred
Applications should include a resume and cover letter that addresses salary requirements if any. Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 14 for full consideration. The start date is negotiable but must be no later than July 29, 2019. Thaden is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
About the School and the Region
A non-sectarian independent school under the direction of its own board, Thaden School offers a challenging and innovative educational program that ignites in its students a passion for discovery and learning, prepares them to succeed in college, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose and responsible global citizenship. At the core of the school’s mission is a commitment to balance that takes many forms: a curriculum that integrates the sciences and the humanities; indoor and outdoor teaching spaces where sustainability is a tangible part of the lesson; hands-on programs for civic engagement; athletics and physical education programs that build confidence and character through competition and meaningful participation; and a diverse faculty and staff that empower students to think deeply and expansively about their potential and place in the world. The school’s indexed tuition program further supports the creation of a balanced learning community where many perspectives, talents, and interests come together.
Located on a 30-acre campus in downtown Bentonville’s emerging Arts and Market District, the school is walking distance from the town square, Brightwater Culinary Institute, the future site of Crystal Bridges’ center for contemporary arts, and a variety of other educational resources. With the support of the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program, the school has engaged a nationally renowned team of architects to design an enduring and innovative campus that will spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and invite reflection. The design and construction of the campus will be complete before the school commences its third academic year in 2020. During its first two academic years (beginning in the fall of 2017), Thaden School will operate in a combination of temporary and permanent structures located on a 5-acre portion of its campus.
The school serves students from all parts of the growing and diverse region of Northwest Arkansas, which also includes Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, and a number of other townships. With more than 500,000 residents, the region combines a thriving economy with the natural beauty of the Ozarks and a rich variety of cultural and recreational amenities such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System, the Scott Family Amazeum, and the Bentonville Film Festival. Northwest Arkansas is also home to the world headquarters of three Fortune 500 companies (Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt) as well as the University of Arkansas, the flagship campus of the state’s higher education system. For more information about the region and its resources, see the website for Finding NWA.
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About Thaden School
A new independent school in the downtown Bentonville, Thaden opened in August 2017 with grades 7 and 9 and will grow incrementally over the next four years to serve students in grades 6 through 12. The school offers a challenging and balanced educational program that ignites in its students a passion for discovery and learning, prepares them to succeed in college, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose, and responsible global citizenship. Please visit the Thaden website for detailed information regarding its mission, leadership and faculty, educational programs, indexed tuition program, and campus plan as well as recent news releases.