Administrative assistant to the head of school - parttime position
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6 - 12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and consistently high SAT scores, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb's small school community, comprised of an average enrollment of 300 day school and boarding school students, and its emphasis on honor truly creates a Character of Home. The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Approximately one-third of the school's student population is boarding students. At present, the school enrolls students from 14 U.S. states and 10 countries.
The Administrative Assistant to the Head of School is a part-time position, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This position has some seasonal hours and does not include benefits. The starting date for this position is December 2013.
Position Summary: The Administrative Assistant to the Head of School provides confidential, consistent, accurate, and professional administrative and clerical support to the Head of School. He or she provides the same support to the Board of Trustees, Board committees, and to others during special projects. The Administration Assistant to the Head of School greets people entering the Administration Building in a courteous professional manner, answers questions, gives direction, and information. The Administrative Assistant to Head of School prioritizes the Head of School's mail, correspondence, appointments, and phone calls. He or she maintains office files, computer systems, and office equipment and orders forms, stationary and supplies for the Head of School. The Administrative Assistant to the Head of School should be self-initiating and anticipate deadlines, while contributing positively to morale and maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor with students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and Board members. There will be some unpaid time off when school is not in session or when the job's responsibilities are significantly lessened during school breaks and in the summer.
Associates Degree with secretarial and office administration courses. or,
One year related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with the culture of an independent school.
Strong organizational, leadership, decision-making and supervisory skills.
Read, write and communicate effectively in English.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to follow directions and give clear directions with appropriate follow-up
Must pass background check and drug screening.
Please direct all inquiries by Monday, December 2, 2013 (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to:
The Webb School
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020