Staff Assistant - Eliot-Pearson Children's School, Child Study and Human Development - (19001886)
Limited term ending June 30, 2020 with possible renewal based on successful performance in role/continued funding.
The Eliot-Pearson children's school is the laboratory-demonstration school affiliated with the Eliot-Pearson department of child study and human development at Tufts University . The school serves as a model and demonstration facility, providing a training and observation site for new and experienced teachers and a research facility for faculty and supervised students. The children's school enrolls approximately 65 children. It has preschool and kindergarten to second grade classes.
The Staff Assistant provides administrative support t o insure smooth operations of the school. He/she provides administrative and secretarial support, serves as a resource to families, assists with entering and maintaining data for applications, admissions and observations at the school. This individual supports administrators with daily operation of the office, and troubleshoots problems.
Knowledge and experience as typically acquired by HS Diploma/GED and 2-4 years experience OR Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience.
Demonstrated communication skills with teachers, staff, helping professionals, children and families.
Ability to treat a diverse and inclusive group of staff, children and their families with respect.
Ability to work effectively in a team with flexibility and adaptability.
Ability to build positive relationships with parents of children attending the EPCS.
Able to respond effectively to varied challenges presented each day.
Secretarial/business skills, Computer literacy with Macintosh and PC platforms software (Microsoft word, Excel, Appleworks or MS Publisher, iPhoto and other digital imaging programs).
Organized and able to handle several different projects at once, able to set priorities; be able to ask for help, and know when to defer decisions.
Ability to work independently under pressure and handle confidential materials.
Strong interpersonal /communication skills.
Minimum of Associate's degree preferred.
Ability to work in a University setting and under the Direction of the Director.
More than three years of related experience.
Knowledge and experience with schools.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.