King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King School seeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Middle School Assistant
Reports to: Head of Middle School
Job Description: King School seeks a part-time Assistant to the Middle School. While the Assistant’s primary responsibilities are to help coordinate the administrative work of the Middle School, this role is essential in the life of the division. The Assistant is the first person to welcome all students, families, and visitors to the Middle School, helping to set a tone of joyful engagement and positivity in the community. The ideal candidate will be extremely well-organized, have strong communication skills, attend to details in work, be comfortable and proficient with a variety of technology systems, and be prepared for a fast-paced environment that requires humor, warmth, and joy.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to
Welcome visitors to the Middle School and attend to their needs and questions.
Separate, sort and designate all campus mail to the appropriate individuals and departments.
Maintain the afternoon attendance for students.
Answer telephone and direct calls in a professional manner.
Reserve classroom and meeting rooms in the middle school building.
Act as primary office manager for Middle School faculty--ordering and maintaining supplies; coordinating work orders; fill requests as needed.
Support faculty with various projects as needed.
Coordinate Middle School printing needs, including the annual planner and schedules.
Supervise, in collaboration with the Student Billing Administrator, administration of student buses, including maintaining busing records and preparing the necessary files on a daily and weekly basis.
Maintain the monitors displaying daily announcements in the Middle School.
Substitute teach classes as appropriate.
Skills and Requirements:
Associate or Bachelor’s degree.
At least five years of experience working in a professional administrative support role.
Experience in working in a school setting is preferred.
Professionalism and confidentiality.
Ability to multi-task and retain details.
Ability to remain calm and professional when unexpected situations
Technologically adept and have the ability to embrace the various systems utilized at King.
Proficient in MS Office and all Google Suite products.
Strong communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents.
Demonstrated initiative and savviness in cross-cultural competence in interactions with colleagues, ability to value, work within, interact with, and incorporate diverse and multiple perspectives. Ability to negotiate and facilitate a shared understanding and common goals across cultural differences in a professional setting.
Ability to thrive in our diverse work environment and community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin.
Commitment to King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement.
King goes beyond just stating that we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class staff and faculty to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.