Assistant to the Head of the Lower School (12-month position)
National Cathedral School
Location: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Type: Full Time
National Cathedral School seeks an administrative assistant to the Head of Lower School (Grades 4-6) to begin July 5, 2023. The Assistant provides direct administrative and clerical support to the Head of Lower School, shares leadership for efficient and professional management of daily operations, including the hiring and onboarding of new employees, manages the Head of Lower School’s professional calendar, and assists with daily oversight of the Lower School. S/he works closely with the Head of Lower School on short-term and long-term projects, including planning events. The Assistant maintains communications with families and is often the first point of contact with teachers, families, and students.
The successful candidate for this position will have the following:
Joy in working with children and understanding and patience with 9–12-year-olds.
Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills.
A high level of energy and the ability to multitask and prioritize work.
Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively and independently, while having the judgment to seek direction.
Comfort with technology and learning new systems or software as needed.
Ability to work successfully with children, administrators, co-workers, parents, and all stakeholders in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
The ideal candidate will be warm, energetic, well-spoken, and flexible, able to maintain calm and present well in challenging situations and have a welcoming presence that puts guests at ease when visiting.
All faculty and staff are involved in school life through various means like leading a club, coaching a sport, or serving on a committee. Also, community members attend school functions, including chapel and cathedral services, assemblies, and special events, as needed.
National Cathedral School is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
NCS offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package, including professional development opportunities. Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and a list of three to five references as one combined attachment with “Assistant to Head of LS” in the subject line to: NCSemployment@cathedral.org.
National Cathedral School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.
National Cathedral School for Girls serves 580 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, advocates of lifelong learning, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 57 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School for Boys, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.