The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri is seeking an:
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
The Summit, located in, Springfield, Mo, is a fully accredited, independent, non-profit, co-educational day school meeting the learning needs of 160+ students, Early Learners through High School. The Summit is characterized by its progressive, student-centered philosophy, academically challenging curriculum, personalized, “deeper learning” approach, motivated students, small class sizes, close-knit community of parents, and talented, dedicated faculty and staff.
The Summit offers a regionally competitive salary in a collaborative and engaging work environment. This position is full-time and year-round. Benefits include 100% of health & life insurance premiums covered by the employer, matching retirement, FLEX plan, generous paid time off, and tuition remission for employees’ children.
Interested candidates should send a current résumé and letter of interest to Kristin Walker, Finance and Operations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application is open until position is filled. The Summit reserves the right to close the application process at any time.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Summit Preparatory School does not discriminate in the employment of personnel because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Passion for working in a non-profit and educational environment
Previous experience with customer service in an administrative office
Professional attitude and demeanor
Outgoing and comfortable with meeting new people
Superb written and verbal communication with strong interpersonal skills
Great attention to detail
The ability to summarize and simplify complex information and communicate it to different groups
Time management, organizational, and planning skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Basic first aid knowledge
Adaptable and open-minded
Accurate and efficient
Able to work well under pressure
Consistent when dealing with staff, clients, and members of the public
Able to keep information private
Technologically competent and confident
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft suite or Google Suite, including Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets and PowerPoint/Slides
Basic knowledge or willingness to learn group information systems and accounting software
About The Summit Preparatory School
The mission of The Summit Preparatory School is to prepare learners for success by providing a progressive education in a uniquely challenging and supportive environment.
Inspire life-long learners.
The Summit is a small, progressive, independent school that cares beyond the completion of required courses to the development and future of the whole child, teaching not only the skills for academic success, but more importantly how to overcome challenges, solve problems, and pursue lifelong achievement.
We believe the following qualities are important for success in college and in life. These qualities are developed over the long term.
Intellectual Curiosity: Developing a passion for lifelong learning, joy of learning, asking why, pursuing passions, finding connections, and embracing diversity in all of its forms
Critical Thinking: Challenging assumptions and orthodoxies, creative problem solving, tackling open ended problems and taking on the unknown
Growth Mindset: Recognizing successes and failures as an outcome of effort rather than a reflection of a person’s immutable self
Independence: Being self-reliant, responsible,... self-aware, self-disciplined, and on the path to self discovery
Connected: Able to succeed as a member of a team and a community, demonstrating leadership and stewardship, being of service to those in need, and tackling social responsibility