Full-Time Office Manager
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.