Front Desk Attendant

Staff / Full-Time

St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport, RI

St. Michael’s Country Day School – Newport, Rhode Island 

Front Desk Attendant for the 2022-23 School Year



  • Answer and direct phone calls in a polite and friendly manner, as well as welcome parents, students and visitors and answer any questions they might have
  • Oversee “early bird drop off” in lobby from 7:30-7:50am daily, and coordinate daily attendance logs along with the Operations Coordinator
  • Help manage student and family databases along with the Operations Coordinator
  • Facilitate early dismissals of students based on parent communications.
  • Maintain reception area and all common areas in a clean and tidy manner at all times
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of visitors to campus
  • Receive deliveries; sort and distribute incoming mail and packages
  • Take inventory of general school supplies, and coordinate with the business office to restock as needed
  • Promote the school’s mission, making it the center of all decisions and actions.
  • Support an atmosphere of trust and openness among teachers, students, and parents.
  • Assist and support the Admin Team with other projects as requested by the Head of School and Operations Coordinator


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, and preferably 2+ years’ prior experience in education or customer service
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Technologically savvy, and able to make quick decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks
  • Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
  • Warm and personable with a good sense of humor and considerable patience


To Apply: Submit the following to Walter Landberg, Head of School at

  • cover letter explaining interests and qualifications;
  • resume;
  • three references including names, email addresses, and phone numbers;


The School: Founded in 1938, SMCDS is an independent day school of 210 students serving children from toddler through grade eight, with toddler class sizes ranging from 7-12 students.   The school’s well-appointed 7-acre campus is situated in historic Newport, Rhode Island.  Teachers have the opportunity to integrate the geographic and cultural surroundings into their curricular programming.  There are numerous universities and colleges close by, adding to the cultural and intellectual climate of the area.  Newport is very close to Providence and Boston is less than 2 hours away.  This is a highly desirable place to live and work.


Statement on Diversity

St. Michael’s Country Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, the school believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

St. Michael’s Country Day School

Newport, RI
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender