Berkwood Hedge School seeks a highly organized Office Manager. This leadership position requires the ability to oversee and execute a wide range of daily tasks while maintaining a respectful and efficient workplace that serves and supports the entire school. Our team is strong, collegial, and highly collaborative.
We seek a partner who will have agency over their own excellence, and flourish in a fast paced, dynamic, creative work environment while establishing a warm and caring office environment for the children, parents, and teachers. We are looking for a team-mate who thrives on ownership, collaboration, and service.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE has the following qualities:
Love of children
Understands independent school culture
Thinks and acts quickly in a sometimes fast-paced work environment
Takes professional pride in and enjoys administrative work, and pays attention to detail
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills/ability to manage multiple administrative tasks simultaneously
Has a friendly and professional demeanor in all interactions
Works both independently and as a team player
Values collegiality with administrators, faculty, and staff
Maintains confidentiality in the execution of duties
DUTIES/TASK The Office Manager reports directly to the Head of School. Regular tasks include:
Serves? as Receptionist to visitors, parents and students
Responsible for internal communications, school calendar, teacher schedules, and teacher coverage during absences
Coordinates site maintenance with outside providers/vendors
Manages office processes, makes supply purchases, and manages file storage
Some evening and weekend attendance required. In addition, must be able to check early morning emails for teacher absences so subs can be arranged.
Outstanding communication skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively
Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous demands while maintaining a professional, friendly attitude.
Significant experience with File Maker Pro, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, including Google Groups.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
5 years of administrative work
Prior experience in an independent school is desirable
2-year Associate or 4-year Bachelor's Degree preferred
This is a Full-Time Exempt position. The salary for this position will be commensurate with candidate’s experience. Employees enjoy a competitive employee benefits program including medical coverage, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous retirement plan contribution, and voluntary supplemental life insurance.
To apply please send the following to Love Weinstock, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover Letter: Application must be accompanied by a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position. Address the responsibilities and your qualifications for the position