Founded in 1764, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School balances a rigorous comprehensive college preparatory curriculum with healthy social and emotional development. We dedicate ourselves to educating students with diverse talents and backgrounds and offer them opportunities to learn, reflect and safely express their ideas and creativity. With our parent body, we share a fundamental commitment to high academic achievement and the development of social responsibility.
PREP SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST
Receptionist handles the front desk duties and responsibilities including answering, screening and directing telephone calls, greeting visitors, sorting through mail etc. The uniqueness of the Prep School Receptionist is the importance of keeping track of 600 Prep School students while creating a sense of authority, trust and positive rapport with said students. The receptionist provides assistance to all students, parents, staff members and visitors by either referring or directing them to the appropriate person for assistance. Position performs various administrative and clerical tasks. The receptionist partners with security staff to carry out the post responsibilities that ensure a safe and healthy environment for students and their families, faculty, staff and visitors.
Knowing the rules and special circumstances regarding students leaving the building and keeping track of student movements accordingly at all times
Being a felt presence and authority figure at arrival and dismissal times while facilitating communication among teachers, staff, and families, and supervising student entrances and exits
Greet and welcome visitors upon arrival
Present a professional and helpful demeanor to reflect the tone of the school
Protect and assist all persons on CGPS property
Secures premises by monitoring surveillance equipment and access points
Be knowledgeable regarding the procedures for patrolling property in the event that assistance is required
Be knowledgeable in emergency protocols (fire drills, lockdowns, etc)
Provide assistance to faculty and staff during emergencies and perform the final sweep in buildings during fire drills
Assist in the delivery and distribution of all mail/parcels that arrive at the school
Assist in the setup and take down of assemblies and events on an as needed basis
Pass information relative to post to relieving guard
Keep Supervisor advised of changes and conditions at a post
Obey all orders coming from the Supervisor and/or Director
Meet with Prep School Director regularly to discuss pertinent issues
Review new orders or assignments upon assuming a post
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed
WORK HOURS AND CLASS
45 hours a week (includes 5 hours of overtime)
Shifts are generally 7am-4pm, schedule modifications may be made according to school needs.
OT eligible, salaried non-exempt
We offer highly competitive salaries, exceptional vacation time and benefits, and a warm and supportive culture.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Prep School Receptionist” in the subject line
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions including hiring, transferring and promotions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health choices, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, alienage, citizenship, military status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.
Potential light lifting
Surveillance skills and detail orientation
Deals with uncertainty
Dependability, emotional control and good judgment
Integrity & professionalism
Ability to operate security systems and emergency equipment
Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols
All receptionists shall be trained in First Aid/CPR/AED at a minimum of every two years and a preference of every summer
All receptionists are required to have a current New York State issued Security Guard License. It is mandatory to have this renewed every two years