College Office Assistant

PUTNEY SCHOOL   Putney, VT   Part-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 21, 2022

The Putney School

College Office Assistant

The Putney School, a progressive secondary boarding school, has an opening for a College Office Assistant starting in June. Putney is a leader in progressive education and is committed to the ideals of social justice. Our commitment to social justice work is embedded in our stated fundamental beliefs; it is part of our regular work in curriculum design, assessment structures, and professional development to examine, reflect on and promote anti-racist work.

The ideal candidate will be eager to participate in anti-racist work and use an inclusive, social justice lens in their work with all students and adults on campus. Building a just and inclusive community is a shared responsibility, and Putney supports all its employees in developing this critical skill set.

Overview: The College Office consists of the Director of College Counseling, College Counselor and College Office Assistant. This team assists 11th and 12th graders comprehensively through the college search and admission application process. The College Office Assistant works closely with the Director of College Counseling, the College Counselor, the Registrar and members of the academic faculty. The person in this role interacts frequently with parents and students, making sure that information is accurate, secure and accessible to those who need it. The Assistant is also in charge of document management, application materials submissions to colleges, college visitors, and standardized testing coordination. Working conditions: This job is 26-28 hours a week, in a schedule to be agreed upon. Occasional flexibility in response to the school's schedule is needed.

Employment Requirements: A high level of organization and technology competence, in particular with database management Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Veracross and Naviance software systems Able to problem solve, think creatively, work efficiently and accurately and pay close attention to details, including proofreading Eagerness to learn, strong teamwork skills and professionalism Ability to anticipate needs, make plans, organize office systems and be flexible in a changing work environment A fondness for teenagers.