The Town School, a Nursery-8th grade coeducational school in New York City, seeks a full-time Assistant to the Academic Team. The Assistant directly supports the school’s three Division Heads, the Academic Dean, and Director of Placement, providing basic administrative support and performing the following tasks:
Maintain an awareness of activities and priorities in each Division and identify ways to support the work of the Division Heads, Academic Dean and Director of Placement.
Assist the Academic Team in meeting deadlines for various tasks and assist in the planning of events as required.
Create schedule for parent conferences in fall and spring.
Provide high-school placement support during December, April and May
Maintain student report database (Blackbaud) and assist teachers with report entry as needed.
Serve as a welcoming, helpful point of contact in the school’s Front Office. Maintain general awareness of school life and assist parents, faculty and staff with general inquiries as needed.
Anticipate and identify ways to support the Academic Team’s work as related to the needs of program, faculty, parents, students and special events.
Provide administrative support to the Academic Team including, but not limited to, calendar, academic schedules, copies, mailings and other projects as needed.
Complete other projects as required
To apply: Please send cover letter, resumé and contact information for three professional references to Ginger Loor, Assistant to the Head of School, at email@example.com.
A proactive, engaged, flexible, collaborative approach to work and an interest in independent schools.
Commitment to Town’s mission and its approach to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Ability to prioritize workflow and self-identify appropriate deadlines.
High degree of care and accuracy in detailed tasks.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Blackbaud and other databases.
Communicate effectively with broad constituencies by phone, email and in person.
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.