Executive Assistant

We are New York City's top-performing and fastest-growing charter school network, and we are fundamentally reshaping public education. To ensure long-lasting change and a school model that will prepare current and future generations of children from all backgrounds with the subject mastery and skills to succeed in college and life, we have reconceived every aspect of school design, from elementary to high school. We are now seeking an ambitious Executive Assistant with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving to support our Head of School Management & Technology.

At Success Academies, what we do is for the students, but it is all about the adults.  Flawless execution of our school design, data-driven management, robust training and development, and strong people management are critical to our success in delivering exceptional scholar outcomes. The Head of School Management & Technology oversees the day-to-day operation and performance of our schools and is responsible for all technical aspects of the organization with the goal of building out a scalable, technology enabled model.

The Executive Assistant will have a broad set of responsibilities that range from supporting the Head of School Management & Technology directly to managing the day-to-day operations of the department.

Key responsibilities include:

-Organizing and setting priorities among a variety of complex tasks, including a high volume of regularly occurring work and a constantly changing array of special projects;
-Managing the Head of School Management & Technology’s highly-demanding schedule, including but not limited to, scheduling and coordinating meetings, travel, and external partner opportunities;
-Identifying and compiling necessary materials to ensure all appropriate information is prepared for meetings, reports, presentations, trainings, and special projects;
-Acting as liaison between the School Management & Technology team and other departments within the organization in order to execute cross-team projects and deliverables;
-Arranging and coordinating logistics and communications for special events including team community-building events as well as strategic team meetings and offsites;
-Owning the maintenance of departmental resources and tracking systems to ensure clear, high-level communications with school and network leadership; and
-Supporting team members with various projects and other administrative duties as needed.

A successful applicant will have the following experiences and characteristics:
-Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years+ of administrative/office experience in a fast-paced work environment;
-Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and data-gathering skills and ability to manage multiple priorities;
-High degree of judgment, tact, and professionalism as well as a profound respect for the confidentiality of documents and communications;
-Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in matters of proofreading, document processing, and relaying messages;
-Ability to be proactive and work independently, accurately, and with discretion;
-Ability to plan ahead and anticipate needs;
-Strong work ethic and a commitment to completing work on a timely basis;
-Flexibility, resourcefulness, adaptability to changing needs and demands, and willingness to work longer hours as circumstances require;
-Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in handling communications with senior executives a plus; and
-High level of proficiency with computer equipment including MAC and iPhone, as well as the Google suite including Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive.

Please upload a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Your cover letter should demonstrate how you would be an excellent Executive Assistant at Success Academy. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

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