Sidwell Friends, a co-educational, PK-12 Quaker day school with campuses located in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to the Head of School. The Executive Assistant provides confidential, consistent and professional support to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees of Sidwell Friends. Possessing excellent organizational, planning, writing, project management skills and an ability to anticipate the needs of the office, the executive assistant takes initiative to make the work of the Head and Board more efficient.
Responsibilities include providing a full range of administrative and project support for the Head, managing the Head’s calendar, fielding phone calls on behalf of the Head, taking minutes at senior team meetings (and other meetings as requested by the Head), managing the flow of visitors to the Head’s office (including faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, trustees and other visitors), attending board and committee meetings / retreats, and planning all meeting logistics and taking board minutes.
This full-time, 12 month position requires an adept ability to quickly determine the immediacy and priority of issues. A superior commitment to maintaining confidentiality, strong communication and organizational skills are also required.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience providing administrative support to senior executives in a non-profit environment. A master’s degree is preferred. Experience working in a school is also strongly preferred.
This position begins immediately. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.