Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Asst Head of School for Student Engagement and Well-being

Staff / Full-Time

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Seeking a full time, salaried Office Coordinator and Assistant to the Assistant Head of School for Student Engagement and Well-being to coordinate all administrative aspects within the area of student engagement and well-being. Often the first point of contact for students and parents/guardians relating to a concern or particular need, this person will demonstrate care and compassion and a commitment to cultivating an environment that is welcoming and supportive. Reports to the Assistant Head of School for Student Engagement and Well-being. The work when school is in session is done in person.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

 

  • Provide administrative support to the Assistant Head of School for SE and WB.
  • Assist parents/guardians, students and faculty with questions and information requests.
  • Serve as the first contact for all phone calls, student appointments, and any other visitors.
  • Track and maintain office supplies and expense reports.
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy, privacy, and security of all relevant records of current and former students in all applicable databases.
  • May require some time outside of the traditional academic day.
  • Additional responsibilities/tasks as needed.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • A bachelor’s degree required,
  • Passion for working with students from grades 5-12, and desire to build relationships
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced office.
  • Ability to communicate and listen effectively with students and families
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and a willingness to learn new programs are required.
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the school and in relationships with members of the school community
  • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Blackbaud or other Student Information System
  • Proficiency with Database systems

 

 

About Thayer Academy

 

Thayer Academy’s mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth.

 

Located next to Braintree’s historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 has been a dynamic learning environment in which each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to grow and meaningfully achieve as young scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students’ personal growth and academic success.

 

Thayer is rooted in the intentionally holistic education of our students, who are viewed as whole individuals with affinities and talents in many areas. Unique to Thayer, because of deliberately coordinated scheduling, it is possible to be both a varsity athlete and sing on stage in the school musical–students here are not forced to choose one path or another. There is a supportive and collaborative camaraderie that pervades our halls and campus–one where students view their classmates as partners, encouraging one another to discover their hidden talents and develop them into lifelong strengths.

When you work at Thayer Academy, you join a warm community of students, parents, and colleagues who value not only academic achievement but also a supportive environment in which continual growth and learning is encouraged and supportive through a robust array of professional development opportunities.

Application Information
  • Seeking a full time, salaried Office Coordinator and Assistant to the Assistant Head of School for Student Engagement and Well-being to coordinate all administrative aspects within the area of student engagement and well-being. Often the first point of contact for students and parents/guardians relating to a concern or particular need, this person will demonstrate care and compassion and a commitment to cultivating an environment that is welcoming and supportive. Reports to the Assistant Head of School for Student Engagement and Well-being. The work when school is in session is done in person. 
    Roles & Responsibilities

     

    • Provide administrative support to the Assistant Head of School for SE and WB.
    • Assist parents/guardians, students and faculty with questions and information requests.
    • Serve as the first contact for all phone calls, student appointments, and any other visitors.
    • Track and maintain office supplies and expense reports.
    • Ensure the integrity, accuracy, privacy, and security of all relevant records of current and former students in all applicable databases.
    • May require some time outside of the traditional academic day.
    • Additional responsibilities/tasks as needed.
    • Engage in ongoing professional development

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    • A bachelor’s degree required,
    • Passion for working with students from grades 5-12, and desire to build relationships
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced office.
    • Ability to communicate and listen effectively with students and families
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and a willingness to learn new programs are required.
    • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the school and in relationships with members of the school community
    • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department

     

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proficiency in Blackbaud or other Student Information System
    • Proficiency with Database systems

     

     

    About Thayer Academy

     

    Thayer Academy’s mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth.

     

    Located next to Braintree’s historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 has been a dynamic learning environment in which each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to grow and meaningfully achieve as young scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students’ personal growth and academic success.

     

    Thayer is rooted in the intentionally holistic education of our students, who are viewed as whole individuals with affinities and talents in many areas. Unique to Thayer, because of deliberately coordinated scheduling, it is possible to be both a varsity athlete and sing on stage in the school musical–students here are not forced to choose one path or another. There is a supportive and collaborative camaraderie that pervades our halls and campus–one where students view their classmates as partners, encouraging one another to discover their hidden talents and develop them into lifelong strengths.

    When you work at Thayer Academy, you join a warm community of students, parents, and colleagues who value not only academic achievement but also a supportive environment in which continual growth and learning is encouraged and supportive through a robust array of professional development opportunities.

    Application Information
    • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational/professional philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors.
    • Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

    lPlease click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational/professional philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors.

  • Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Thayer Academy

Braintree, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender