Rudolf Steiner School seeks a Front Desk Receptionist for the Upper School. The Receptionist is responsible for managing the lobby area, including greeting and directing all visitors, enforcing safety and security policies and procedures. The person best suited for this position will bring a professional presence, energy, and enthusiasm and will be able to maintain a professional level of decorum in the entranceway and lobby with all community constituents which include, faculty/staff, parents and students. Success in this position will require a willingness to learn and to be flexible according to the fast pace and quickly shifting priorities. The Front Desk Receptionist must be good with families and children, understand their needs and respect confidentiality.
Rudolf Steiner School (“Steiner”), an independent nursery to 12 school and the first Waldorf School in North America, is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The school is committed to building a healthy, inclusive community that reflects the diversity of NYC. We value an interest in diversity and multi-cultural competence. Steiner is accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
Duties and Responsibilities
Greet and direct all visitors, including parents, prospective students/families, delivery persons, vendors, and other school guests
Responsible for student attendance, including maintaining official attendance records and distribution of late passes
Maintain up-to-date and accurate student, class and faculty schedules
Coordinate and maintain faculty meeting schedule with parents
Manage lobby area by controlling traffic flow and ensuring an environment conducive to learning
Manage and replenish front desk office supplies
Answer and direct all incoming calls, including retrieving messages from voicemail and routing messages to appropriate faculty and staff
Managing outgoing/incoming mail, including posting, sorting and signing for deliveries
Communicate with facilities team regarding any maintenance requests or concerns
Assist with fire drill schedules
Assist with additional administrative projects as needed
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
Knowledge and experience working with Blackbaud and Microsoft Office Suite platforms
Organization and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Professional discretion and good judgement
To be considered for the Receptionist position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
Rudolf Steiner School is an equal opportunity employer. The School is committed to working earnestly to sustain a welcoming community that reflects the diverse range of cultures and nationalities in New York City. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other category protected by law. The School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.