Position Summary: The School and Office Support Receptionist is the primary point of contact for faculty, staff and all visitors and callers. The School and Office Support Receptionist creates and maintains a positive and welcoming environment as the initial point of contact to the school. This is a full-time, twelve-month position starting in August 2021.
Work Hours: 7:30-3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Assist faculty, staff, visitors & callers in a professional and positive manner adhering to all protocols in alignment with Baker’s mission and philosophy
Greet and screen all in-person visitors to the School and directing them appropriately; notifying school personnel of visitor arrival
Facilitate internal communications among faculty/staff and families/external callers
Maintain security awareness and upholding safety protocols by following procedures, monitoring logbook, and issuing visitor badges
Manage delivery and distribution of USPS mail and packages (FedEx, UPS, etc.)
Ensure building entrance is monitored and secured by screening visitors daily
Manage student attendance functions and records in a timely and efficient manner, including early dismissal protocols
Manage and coordinate substitute support for faculty absences
Provide general clerical and administrative support including but not limited to; data entry, creating spreadsheets, scheduling appointments, assisting with mailings, fielding general inquiry questions, ordering school supplies and assisting in school projects
Ensure the main reception area and common areas are maintained and presentable
Participate in and support school events as needed
Undertake additional responsibilities as designated by the Leadership Team
Founded in 1918, Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School progressive education to our students. Our students come from Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette and other North Shore communities. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values learning by doing. Baker’s experiential approach nurtures the development of the whole child enabling each student to be fully prepared for intellectual, artistic, physical and social/emotional challenges well beyond Baker.
We cultivate our students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and their active participation in the learning process.
We foster excellence through critical thinking and integrated connections across academic and artistic endeavors.
We promote collaboration while developing personal leadership.
We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others.
We celebrate individual, family and cultural differences and graduate students who appreciate diversity in all its forms.
Baker Demonstration School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification prescribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
Associate or undergraduate degree
2-3 years of relevant professional experience preferred
Ability to accurately interpret procedures with the ability to ensure appropriate implementation
Ability to solve problems, effectively and efficiently in a service oriented manner
Ability to articulate & communicate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing
Experience with FACTS, Ravenna or other school information systems preferred
Highly developed sense of integrity, confidentiality, reliability, and accountability
Detail oriented and organized with strong project management skills to manage multiple projects
Ability to prioritize requests and meet deadlines
Positive attitude and ability to maintain flexibility with changing needs
A supportive team member with the ability to anticipate, initiate and plan
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Workspace
Commitment to social justice and anti-racism
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with diverse school constituencies
About Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school, committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School education to our 200 students. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values different ways of learning. Baker’s experiential approach nurtures the development of the whole child enabling each student to be fully prepared for intellectual, artistic, physical and social/emotional challenges well beyond Baker. We cultivate our students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and their active participation in the learning process. We foster excellence through critical thinking and integrated connections across academic and artistic endeavors. We promote collaboration while developing personal leadership. We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others. Baker celebrates individual, family and cultural differences and graduates students who appreciate diversity in all its forms.
Baker Demonstration School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its hiring ...processes and actively promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. We offer competitive compensation and a progressive community dedicated to learning and engaged citizenship.