St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual to serve as Executive Assistant to the Head of School beginning as available or July 2018. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
Assist the Head of School and maintain his schedules and appointments
Handle the Head’s correspondence and general correspondence of the school
Screen and direct the Head’s phone calls
Assist the Head of School with agendas and preparations for administrative and professional development meetings; attend and maintain minutes as directed
Support the school’s board of trustees and executive and standing committees
Collaborate with the Associate Head, the Head’s direct reports, and their assistants
Coordinate parent and community communication in conjunction with the Communications Office, division directors, and other administrative staff
Investigate and recommend strategies to effect more efficient time management, professional development opportunities, economies, etc.
Liaise with Facilities Manager, Ancillary Services Manager, and others regarding building issues
Support the school and its leadership
Take an active part in the full life of the school
Accept additional school–related duties as assigned by the Head of School
Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional organization skills
Seeks excellence and innovation as a collaborative team member
Professional and confidential work ethic
Ability to take ownership of work – see and do what is needed without being asked
Ability to interface effectively with all staff and with students, parents, and other constituencies
Foster a climate of warmth and welcome for students, parents, and staff
Detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to follow through
Some experience with basic financial management
Availability and flexibility to work extended hours
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; G Suite (formerly Google Apps) - Gmail, Drive, Docs, Forms; and experience with relational databases
Familiarity with a variety of equipment, including copier, fax machine, multi-line phone system, etc.
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade... to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the school leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.