The White Mountain School seeks an Executive Assistant to advance the School’s support for our students. An independent boarding and day school serving students in grades 9–12 and a postgraduate year, we are grounded in our mission-driven approach. Learning is anchored in topics that are relevant--to students and the world--and we create space for students to drive their own learning by their own questions. Most importantly, we know real learning and belonging can only happen when all students are seen, valued and engaged.
WHO ARE YOU?
You have at least 1-3 years of experience as an administrative assistant, with talent for prioritizingmultiple tasks with poise..You have an understanding of progressive education--or are someone with a willingness to learn. You possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. You have a high level of energy, creativity, flexibility, judgement and a sense of humor.
You have the ability to execute tasks, handle sensitive information and have a proven ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds. You are excited to contribute to a culture of awareness, understanding and respect for all individuals and groups, with the ability to communicate in a culturally responsive manner. You possess experience in managing an office for executives, as well as communicating with students, families and Board of Trustees.
You love challenges, thrive in collaborative environments, and balance the gravity and joy of working in a boarding school. You seek a deeply relational and intentionally small community where you will be encouraged and supported to bring your full self to all aspects of your work.
WHAT WOULD I DO?
Manage daily schedule and provide support for the Head of School
Coordinate Materials for Board of Trustees
Manage school calendars, including key dates and events
Coordinate student travel
Organize community events throughout the school year
Cover front office desk as key contact for questions from students, families and team? Support hiring process as needed
Additional Duties Upon Request
And most importantly, you will play a vital role in the White Mountain School community and serve as a model of White Mountain School’s culture and core values.
The White Mountain School is a gender inclusive independent boarding and day school of 140 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to our focus on the development of the whole student. Nestled among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, we make full use of our spectacular setting, using it to inspire humility, awe and a deep connection to the natural world so as to encourage students to become lifelong stewards of the natural world. Through our commitment to competency learning and emergent curricula, as well as through our Episcopal heritage, we engage with topics of social justice and environmental sustainability, developing in our students the capacity to be curious, courageous and compassionate community members. We nurture a vibrant and diverse campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in all aspects of learning and living.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Please submit in an electronic file with subject: Administrative Assistant, including your resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hold an associate or bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a school or officeenvironment.
Proficient in Google/Microsoft Office, and Powerpoint. Familiarity with Blackbaud is a plus.
The White Mountain School
Set among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school of 135 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in learning. We develop the body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in the broader world.