Communications and Administrative Associate

Westchester Day School | Mamaroneck, NY, United States

Posted Date 10/14/2021
Description

Westchester Day School, a thoughtful community of educators, seeks a skilled, compassionate, and collaborative mensch to contribute their strengths to our journey forward. Candidates should love children, have strong written and verbal communication ability, excellent interpersonal skills, humility, drive and a commitment to supporting an institution and its various constituents. Please take advantage of this opportunity to join our dedicated and dynamic staff.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Established in 1948 in Mamaroneck, NY, Westchester Day School, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual curriculum Jewish elementary school (2-year-olds through 8th grade), prepares students to live as mensches and lifelong learners and inspires them to impact the world around them by cultivating a commitment to Torah, midot, community and academic rigor.

Essential Duties:
This is a broad position and requires someone who is process and operations-oriented, highly detailed, with a strong multi-tasking ability, who can see small and large projects to conclusion. Candidates should have superior phone and communication skills, experience with daily administrative tasks and knowledge of office technology and computer software. S/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will have demonstrated problem-solving abilities. The successful candidate will be resourceful and will be able to follow through on all tasks efficiently and responsibly. The ideal candidate will be an effective professional with strong interpersonal skills, who works well with others as part of a team in a multi-faceted organization. S/he will be a detail-oriented self-starter with a proven ability to multi-task, effective with time management, and will enjoy the intellectual challenge of working with the school's administration and faculty, while supporting various key professionals. The candidate should have a warm, pleasant personality, exhibit flexibility, and work calmly in a busy and demanding school environment. The candidate will be completely trustworthy and maintain confidentiality, will work independently, as well as take direction and make sound judgments about daily decisions and priorities.


Responsibilities include:

Generating multiple weekly communications such as calendar notifications, detailed grade level communications and messages from administrators
Populating and maintaining digital platforms
Managing administrators’ schedules and handling day to day administrative tasks such as mail, office supplies and other issues that may arise
Welcoming parents and visitors to the school
Advancing the school with basic marketing materials
Planning the after-school program
Organizing the 8th grade high school admissions documents and graduation
Maintaining an organized office space
Experience and Preferred Qualifications


Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
High proficiency in MS Office and Google Suite
Experience in graphic design
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize work
Attention to detail
High energy level
Flexibility
Collaboration
Knowledge of Hebrew preferred
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience. All employees receive health benefits and tuition benefits.

Duration
Full Time
Categories
Administrative Support
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Benefits
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | kosher food option available | leave early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave
Job Location
US

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