Executive Assistant to the Upper School Principal
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Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Sidwell Friends. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.
Executive Assistant to the Upper School Principal Department: Upper School Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: June 2021
Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington D.C. and Bethesda seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to the Upper School Principal on the Northwest Washington D.C. campus. The Executive Assistant performs various high-level administrative tasks in support of the Upper School Principal and the Upper School Faculty and Staff.
Strong candidates will be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills, along with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. This position requires a person who is a self-starter and able to work independently within the framework of assigned projects. The ability to maintain confidential information with a high level of sensitivity and discretion is a requirement. The Executive Assistant is in regular communication with senior administrators, parents, alumni, students, and members of the Board of Trustees and therefore must possess exceptional professional communication skills, tact, and judgment.
Strong technological skills are required, including a mastery of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace. A bachelors degree is also required (masters preferred), as well as a minimum of five years of experience in office management and/or administration. This position is an office-based role and thus requires working on site daily.
Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.
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