Kents Hill School is at a pivotal moment in its almost 200-year-old history. Our Head of School has brought a clear educational vision and a strengthened focus on developing the whole student through a balanced, intentional, and purposeful curriculum. Our 225 students grades 9-Academic Gap Year hail from 25 states and over 20 countries. This small size allows for a transformative educational experience rooted in community, character, and values.
The Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Associate Head of School provides consistent, confidential, and professional administrative support with a focus on ensuring that all aspects of the school’s programs, initiatives, and policies are functioning efficiently and effectively. This position will facilitate organizational operations and should be prepared to show initiative, resourcefulness, and creativity in solving problems across the school. This position also plays an integral role with the Board of Trustees, attending and coordinating all aspects of the board and committee meetings.
Candidates possessing the following are encouraged to apply:
Bachelor’s degree highly desirable
5+ years’ experience as an Executive Assistant to a high-level school administrator or corporate executive
Assurance of a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity in all school-related matters
Exceptionally capable in written, oral, and interpersonal communication
Excellent organizational skills while also exhibiting a high degree of flexibility
Technologically savvy (Gmail, Google Drive/Docs, Microsoft Office Suite)
Ability to balance multiple priorities, work independently on projects from conception to completion, and work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters
Capable of researching, prioritizing, and following up on incoming issues and determining the appropriate course of action, referral, and response
Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
Ability to see what needs to be done and take initiative to do it
Passionate about the mission of the school and about working in an academic atmosphere
Ability to assist in the drafting and editing of minor and major school communications
Warm and personable with a good sense of humor and patience
NOTE: On-campus housing is not available for this position. However, one of the excellent benefits of working at Kents Hill School is full tuition remission for your child(ren).
Equal Opportunity Employer: Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
How to Apply: Please send letter of interest and resume to HR@kentshill.org.
Internal Number: EA
About Kents Hill School
A friendly, diverse school located on a beautiful 400-acre campus, Kents Hill School is home to a closely knit community of approximately 230 students. Committed to the belief that one man or woman of principle can always make a difference, the Kents Hill faculty encourages the curiosity and interests of each student, cultivating academic success and teaching understanding of and respect for oneself and others. Kents Hill fosters confident, forward-thinking young men and women who are striving to make a difference in the world. Its breathtaking campus with views of Maine's lakes and mountains, Kents Hill is close to major ski resorts, the Maine coast, and the state capital, Augusta. The state's largest city, Portland, with its lovely historic district and lively array of restaurants and shops, is only an hour away. With vigorous academics, vibrant arts programs, outstanding athletics facilities, and focus on character development, Kents Hill offers each student the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth in a safe and supportive community.