The Front Office Assistant at The Field School is part of a two-person team tasked with providing administrative support services to the entire Field School Community – applicants and their families, current students and their families as well as Field School faculty and staff. The Front Office is the nerve center and hub of the school and many folks have their very first interaction with Field via the Front Office either in person or over the phone. Our aim is to cultivate and maintain a welcoming and warm atmosphere while managing the duties and tasks of our vibrant school. This is an entry level position for which we are willing to train.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Answering Main Phone Lines and Directing Calls
Greeting and Directing Visitors
Sorting and Distributing Mail
Maintain inventory of supplies
Ordering of all office supplies including toner and coffee
Replacing toner and paper in copiers
Management of Student Forms
Administering minor First Aid
Posting daily schedule
Assist in school-wide events as needed
Skills and Qualifications:
Proficiency with all Google apps including Google docs, Excel, Word
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Emotionally/socially intelligent = good judgement
Strong organizational skills
Excellent time management
Must love teenagers and their parents
Previous customer service experience
First Aid Certification
Previous Experience Working in a School
Knowledge of Magnus Health and Whipple Hill
A Bachelors degree
This position operates in a professional school environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active; it requires standing and walking, including stairs.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume illustrating why you are a perfect fit for this position.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits
Competitive with other independent school office assistant positions in the Washington DC area. Excellent health plan, disability and vacation leave.
About The Field School
The Field School is an independent coeducational 370 student school serving Grades 6-12.
Skills of Mind
Generosity of Heart
OUR CORE VALUES:
Field Celebrates Individuals.
At The Field School, students with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and challenges know they are welcomed, appreciated, and supported in being themselves.
Field Teaches Inquiry, Analysis, and Creativity.
A Field education emphasizes analytic thinking, articulate expression, and creative process — skills that allow students to learn, to communicate, and to engage with the world.
Field Teaches Through Dialogue and Passion.
Enthusiasm and open, respectful dialogue are foundations of learning at Field. Teachers and students establish strong relationships that spark authentic learning.
Field Students Participate and Learn to Care.
Field students take risks, speak up, work together, play as teams, and share artistry. Engagement in our community inspires compassion and ethical behavior.
Field Is Informal.
The Field School environment is relaxed, and classes are small — crucial ingredients in encouraging conversation, daring, and knowing each other.