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Principal Executive Assistant

Location: New York
Department: Principal Assistant

School Year: 2021-22

About Achievement First:  

Change requires change agents. Across our growing network of high-performing public charter  schools, our students in historically underserved communities enter our doors looking for a great  education. We are looking for you. We are a network of innovators, of dedicated educators  committed to pursuing excellence for ourselves and our students, of content nerds with a deep  knowledge and love of subject matter, and of advocates with an unwavering commitment to  inspiring all students to reach the high expectations that help them succeed.  

We believe in the fierce urgency of now. In our classrooms, our students benefit from high-quality, rigorous and engaging instruction infused with a contagious enthusiasm for content and learning. Our students know they can and will achieve, and every day we work to provide them with  opportunities for deep intellectual engagement across all subjects and content areas. Our students  will graduate from top colleges and universities and then will have access to all of the life and  leadership opportunities that flow from a great education. Our students will change the world. 

About the Role: 

The Principal Executive Assistant will support the Principal and will work closely with other  members of the school and leadership teams on various tasks and projects. The ideal candidate is highly personable, systematic, and extremely organized, who possess exceptional multi-tasking  abilities and excellent written and verbal communication skills. They deeply believe in the  Achievement First school model and is committed to helping build a network of high-performing  schools.  

Responsibilities of the Principal Executive Assistant will include but are not limited to:  

Scheduling and Administrative Support 

  • Manage internal and external communications to ensure flawless scheduling
  • Serve as a secretary for weekly meetings, prepare weekly communications to parents and  staff, and assist the Principal and Dean on projects as needed 
  • Coordinate calendars for the Principal and leadership team
  • Process mileage and credit card reimbursements 

Research, Data Analysis and Project Management 

  • Complete complex projects as identified to support the Principal and Director of School Operations 

Writing and Communications 

  • Draft and edit documents to ensure accurate and effective communication
  • Maintain daily email and phone correspondences 

Office Management 

  • Share office coordinator responsibilities 
  • Assist the Student Services Manager with coordination of school events, test administration and processing, production and distribution of school memos, etc.
  • Maintain an organized and warm office aesthetic 
  • Conduct weekly supply inventory/equipment check and restocks as necessary 

Skills and Characteristics 

  • Belief in the Achievement First mission and educational model 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Growth Mindset
  • Solid technical skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher 
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized 
  • Highly motivated and capable of seeing projects through from beginning to end
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed 
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a “whatever it takes” disposition

Educational Background and Work Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution.
  • 1 year experience as an executive assistant or principal assistant highly preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: