St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a professional, welcoming, engaging individual to serve as the After School Receptionist. The After School Receptionist is a key position in the life and culture of the school. While there are several specific duties to this job, the main charge of this position is to warmly greet our school families and guests.
The Extended Programs Receptionist will arrive on campus at 12:30 PM to cover the front desk while the morning receptionist takes her one-hour lunch break. Between 1:30 and 3:40 PM, the Extended Programs Receptionist will work closely with the Director of Extended Programs to help prepare for our after school programming. At 3:40, the Extended Programs Receptionist will return to the front desk, taking calls, welcoming parents and guests, and answering questions until 6:00 PM, or until the last child is picked up.
Receive students, visitors, guests, faculty, and staff in a friendly, courteous manner, and be sensitive to how her/his demeanor is reflective of the School
Prioritize job duties with an awareness of having a front desk presence first
Adapt accordingly to circumstances that arise
Communicate issues, questions, and circumstances to the School’s administration in a timely and professional manner
Cover the front desk while our School Receptionist takes her lunch break
Prepare and serve snacks for our after school programming
Work closely with the Director of Extended Programs to organize students into correct after school camps and help with changing into other clothing if camp requires it
Return to the front desk to serve as the After School Receptionist from 3:40 to 6:00 PM
Greet school families and guests as they enter the campus through the front door
Ensure security using screening software and by directing campus visitors to sign in and carry a visitor badge
Answer the phone and direct callers to the appropriate personnel
Answer questions regarding school business
Take messages when necessary
Oversee students that check out for appointments and later return
Support After School by keeping up with drop ins and notifying the student and teacher
A love for working with children
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Ability to learn new softwares, including our student information system and security software
A warm, kind demeanor while operating the school phone system and greeting guests
Proficiency in operating the fax machine, postage meter, and photocopier
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Ability to work in a sometimes stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, and reach overhead
The position begins on August 7, 2017.
The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. St. Mark's is known as a community environment and second home to over 320 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home.
Interested candidates should email as one PDF document their résumé, cover letter, and references to email@example.com. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.