Office Manager (New York City)
Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing "best-in-class" teacher training. The organization has achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones. Its schools consistently outperform their district schools and are among the highest-performing urban schools in their cities and states. To learn more about Uncommon click here .
Office Managers play a central role in ensuring that both students and families have a wonderful experience at our schools and have everything they need to succeed. In addition to serving as the coordinator of school administrative systems and routines, the Office Manager functions as the primary contact for all of the school's constituents. In this role, the Office Manager must be able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, families, trustees, donors, and visitors. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The Office Manager is an entry-level position on our school operations team, and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.
- 1-3 years of teaching or administrative office experience (preferred);
- Detailed-oriented, strong follow-through skills;
- Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Access;
- Displays maturity and ability to work independently;
- Demonstrated flexibility, maturity and ability to juggle competing priorities;
- Communicates well with others and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members;
- Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures;
- Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred;
- Flexibility and a sense of humor;
- Enjoys working with children of all ages; and
- Bachelor's degree required.
We offer a generous compensation package which includes base salary and comprehensive health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Please note that your application will not be saved until you click "submit" at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along. Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.
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