Executive Assistant to the Head of School @ Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital an independent, community Jewish day school serving students from Pre-k through 8th grade.is looking for an Executive Assistant for our Head of School.

• Managing and maintaining the Head of School’s calendar – coordinating activities and agendas, scheduling meetings and appointments, travel and work time, etc;
• Work closely with our Head of School and the administration to ensure the success of the school’s mission and vision
• Act as a liaison and provide support to the Board of Directors.
• Work closely with the HOS to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
• Provide "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, providing a bridge for smooth communication between the HOS and staff, demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with the Leadership Team.
• Coordinate last minute coverage for teacher’s who are absent.
• Coordinating catering needs for School-wide or Head of School events as needed;
• Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the HOS, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature
• Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response
• Exhibit strong organizational skills and ability to handle confidential
information with complete discretion, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response Coordinate special events and projects initiated by the Head of School
• Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Professional Qualities/Skills:
• Warm, welcoming and positive demeanor
• Strong ability to execute work with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and G Suite (Google Docs, Calendar, Slides, Drive, etc.)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail.
• High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including Board members, senior executives, staff, community leaders, donors.
• Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround.
• Able to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
• Ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice.
• Knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish culture a plus

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references. Make sure to include to job you are applying for in the subject of the email.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-06-22
  • Times this job has been viewed: 284 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Assistant, Executive Assistant
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
6045 16th St, NW
Washington , DC 20011


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