School Placement Assistant 2024-2025

Faculty / Full-Time

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

School Placement Assistant 2024-2025

Job Summary

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a School Placement Assistant for the 2024-2025 school year. Reporting to the Director of High School Placement, this role plays a key function in ensuring that the process for students and families applying to next schools runs smoothly. This is a normal 10 month position starting on August 1 and running through May 30. It will require some work over Winter and February break. Ideally, we are looking for someone to start on May 1st of this year, but open to applicants who would start in August.  We are open to part-time and full-time applications.  

Rashi seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience. We aim to develop graduates who are empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends, and look for employees who can uphold and/or model those attributes. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who embrace our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit, and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Track relevant events, people, and deadlines at private and public schools, and provide information to the Director of High School Placement. 
  • Ongoing communication to students, families, and teachers to ensure they are aware of, reminded of, and adhere to deadlines. 
  • Upload and submit relevant documentation and application materials through online portals (Ravenna, Gateway, SSAT.org, etc.) for each student. 
  • Coordinate with SSAT prep providers for course opportunities for students.
  • Receive family questions, understanding the needs of the inquirers, providing relevant information, and/or involving the Director of High School Placement. Schedule family meetings for the Director of High School Placement.
  • Create and maintain students folders with relevant applicant materials.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings with admissions representatives and guidance counselors, including on campus visits when appropriate. 
  • Update and maintain accurate school placement data in the database.
  • Handle all mass school placement correspondence.
  • Help coordinate any school placement events, assisting in event logistics.
  • Attend independent school in-person and virtual fairs to collect information and to network. 
  • Maintain inventory of School placement documents and materials.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Able to maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Organized
  • Analytical
  • Takes initiative
  • Continuous learner/Open to feedback
  • Collaborator
  • Caring and student-centered
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values

Qualifications:

  • College education and at least 1 year of working experience, preferably in an educational setting and/or as an administrative assistant.  
  • Excellent organizational skills and a drive to do things efficiently and effectively.  
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong office technology skills (especially Google Suite), experience with databases and/or school application systems (Veracross, Ravenna, etc.).
  • Ability to create effective slide decks for presentations.
  • Knowledge of education and an understanding of child development and learning styles or a desire to learn.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

Rashi is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their varied identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

The Rashi School

Dedham, MA
Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated