Achievement First, a non-profit 501(c)3 charter school management organization, will operate more than 30public charter schools in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island for the 2018-2019 school year. The mission of Achievement First is to close the achievement gap and deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all children, regardless of race or economic status. Achievement First currently educates more than 10,000 students in historically underserved and underserved neighborhoods, with over 90% of our students identifying as Black and Latino. With its college-preparatory focus, Achievement First schools are attaining breakthrough academic gains throughout the network. Beyond our students and schools, Achievement First is an engaged and prominent partner in the larger national conversation about how to improve public education and drive student achievement.
Achievement Firsts approach to teaching and learning enables every student to succeed at the highest levels. This involves:
Recruiting and developing successful teachers and school leaders and empowering them to use student data to strategically drive instruction;
Creating a joyful school culture where it is cool to be smart that emphasizes character education and focuses students on college;
Providing students with more time on task and intense intervention when they are struggling so that no child falls through the cracks.
For more information about Achievement Firsts mission, approach, schools and team, please visit our website at .
Summary: The office coordinator is the face of the Achievement First campus and a key member of the schools operations team. The primary responsibility of the office coordinator is to operate a welcoming and efficient main office. The office coordinator will work closely with the student services manager and will report to the director of school operations. The ideal candidate is a highly personable, systematic, and extremely organized worker-bee who deeply believes in the Achievement First school model and is committed to helping build a network of high-performing schools. Note: In some schools, many of our families are of Latino backgrounds, and so we strongly prefer a candidate who is fluent in Spanish.
Responsibilities of the Office Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
Welcome visitors; serve as gatekeeper to address questions and minimizeinterruptions of the school admin team
Answer phones, redirect inquiries as may be appropriate and relay messages to staff in a timely manner
Receive and distribute mail and shipments
Maintain a clean and organized office environment; maintain complete sets of commonly used forms for staff and families
Student Information, Data, & Reporting
Use Achievement Firsts Student Information System (SIS) to reconcile student attendance daily
Use the SIS to maintain and update all student contact/demographic information, as directed by the student services manager
Manage student issues, such as processing late arrivals and following-up with the families of absent students
Assist student services manager and director of school operations with the administration and processing of regular student tests
Produce accurate and timely student attendance, disciplinary, honor roll, and other reports for the school admin team
Assist student services manager with compilation of data for various reports
School Communications & Documents Archive
Produce letters, memos, and other notices
Ensure that past memos, notices, and other school-specific documents are posted to the Shared Server
Supplies and Equipment Maintenance
Fulfill staff supply requests
Maintain office equipment (aka ensure copiers are operational and fully stocked with toner, paper, etc.)
Conduct weekly supply inventory/equipment check and restocks as necessary
Assist the Director of School Operations in preparing the campus annually for start-up/new school year launch
Support the operations staff
Assist the Director of School Operations with personnel and financial record keeping
Assist the Student Services Manager with coordination of school events, test administration and processing, production and distribution of school memos, etc.
Assist with filing of documents and records
Skills and Characteristics
Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred; Please note your Spanish language level in your cover letter and resume.
A cheerful and welcoming demeanor
Very strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
Strong organizational skills
Takes instruction well, but does not wait for it
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and databases
The desire and capacity to join the team of a start-up, nonprofit organization
Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, highly disciplined, sometimes unpredictable schoolenvironment
Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and roll-up-my-sleeves attitude
Belief in the Achievement First mission and educational model
Educational Background and Work Experience
Bachelors degree from a competitive college or university
0-2 years of previous office management/administrative experience
Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.