The Assistant to the Head is responsible for assisting the Head of School carry out more effectively the duties and responsibilities of the office, to the ultimate benefit of the School’s entire educational program. The Assistant to the Head will also work closely with the Board of Trustees, so that the Board may devote maximum attention to the central problems of education and policy determination. Serves as a member of the School academic and administrative teams and supports the school’s mission statement and philosophy. Serves as backup to the Receptionist and fills in at the front desk as needed. This is a full-time position.
Two or more years of experience managing office and administrative activities for an organization, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
Independent school experience preferred.
Ability to work effectively with parents, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and outside community members.
Passion for working in an educational environment.
Familiarity with the local community is a plus.
Demonstrated sensitivity, good judgment and confidentiality in working with all the School’s constituencies.
Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Strong understanding of integration of information technology and information management
High motivation, with outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate well with others in complex circumstances.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail.
The Avery Coonley School is a coed PreK-Grade 8 independent school serving academically bright and gifted students. The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago. For more information about the school, visit www.averycoonley.org.