Office Operations Manager - Upper School

Golda Och Academy | West Orange, NJ, United States

Posted Date 7/26/2022

About Golda Och Academy

Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving over 400 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Office Operations Manager at the Upper School. 


  • Manages the operations of the Upper School office.
  • Serves as building receptionist in absence of the receptionist; answers and responds to telephone and in-person inquiries from students, parents, and the public.
  • Provides secretarial support to the Principal in the absence of the receptionist; maintains appointment calendar, schedules meetings and conferences. Compiles data for enrollment and other reports and lists.
  • Coordinates work of secretarial personnel assigned to the office; assigns and reviews work; monitors workload. Coordinates activities of parent volunteers; provides training and assigns tasks.
  • Maintains student attendance records or monitors maintenance of records by other clerical staff.
  • Provides basic first aid medical care to ill or injured students in the absence of the school nurse. Calls parents and makes arrangements for transportation home as necessary; communicates with parents concerning re-admission.
  • Maintains records and files for staff and student information; maintains staff absence records and prepares payroll forms. Makes arrangements for substitute personnel.
  • In charge of the Upper School Lunch program.
  • Troubleshoots problems with office equipment and calls for service as necessary. Writes work orders. Coordinates building use with appropriate staff; maintains calendar; schedules times and rooms.
  • Requisitions, receives, accounts for and distributes school supplies, textbooks and materials. Takes periodic inventory.
  • Supervises students who come into the office; monitors student behavior. Assists parents in filling out forms.
  • Promotes effective public relations with parents and the general public.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a related role
  • Strong team player, conscientious, organized, ability to relate well to students and staff
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong, productive relationships with other staff, parents, and students where everyone is treated with dignity and respect

GOA is committed to ensuring healthy and safe working and learning environments and maintaining our educational commitment to GOA students and families - with minimal disruption to instruction. With this in mind, GOA requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Candidates who would like to apply for a reasonable accommodation from this policy based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief should reach out directly to the Director of Human Resources for more information.

Golda Och Academy is a an inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

The School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs information.

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