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The Equity Project Charter School

Bilingual Office Manager

The Equity Project Charter School


Description
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School (www.tepcharter.org), a 480-student Washington Heights middle school featured in The New York Times and on 60 Minutes, is seeking an Office Manager with the skills, experience and energy to be the backbone of our school's day-to-day operations.

To thrive in this role, you'll need to be highly organized, a problem-solver, and a strong communicator. We are looking for a motivated individual who has the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced atmosphere and can effectively prioritize. The individual will embrace the vision of TEP by setting the highest standard of excellence for himself/herself and by proactively identifying challenges and solutions.

The Office Manager reports to the Operations Manager and receives an annual evaluation based on performance of job responsibilities and progress towards meeting specific objectives set at the beginning of each school year.

Compensation: The Office Manager earns a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position includes a full benefits package including medical, vision, dental and 403b retirement plan, as well as approximately 8 weeks of vacation time.

Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities include:
• Provide excellent customer service to all students, their families and other visitors.
• Direct outgoing school communication via mailers, newsletters, etc.
• Manage procurement of office supplies; maintain the main office, including printers and copiers.
• Organize various school events, such as parent teacher conferences, open houses, concerts, etc.
• Serve as an administrative support for TEP’s Parent Association
• Implement various special projects including Photo Day, Vision Screening, and Family Surveys.
• Enter and maintain data in various Student Information Systems
• Support the student recruitment process by collecting applications, enrolling students, etc.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required, 2 years of experience preferred, complete Spanish fluency and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook is a plus.

How TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to office-jobs@tepcharter.org. Your cover letter MUST indicate that you are completely fluent in Spanish. Candidates who are not fluent in Spanish will not be considered.

About Organization:
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, a 480- student middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City that opened in September 2009, aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large body of research related to student achievement: teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in the academic success of students, particularly those from low-income families. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform, TEP is uniquely focused on attracting and retaining master teachers. To do so, TEP uses a three-pronged strategy that it terms the 3 R’s: Rigorous Qualifications, Redefined Expectations, & Revolutionary Compensation.

In each of the past 2 years, TEP has earned an overall grade of “A” from the NYC Department for Education and placed in the top 10% of all public middle schools in New York. For more information, visit us online at www.tepcharter.org.


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