Website French American School of Puget Sound

Department: Facility and Office

Job Status: 40 hour/week, salaried non-exempt full-time year-long position

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Facilities, Office and Transportation Director & Covid-19 site Coordinator

Work Location: Mercer Island, Washington State

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides professional, high quality, and customer-focus services at the Front Desk/Reception area at the French American School of Puget Sound. In addition, this position provides administrative support based on the needs of the Office, Facilities and Transportation Department. As the first person to welcome employees and all other constituents, a friendly and poised attitude is a must. This is a fast-paced environment where multi-tasking and quick problem-solving skills are valuable skills to have.

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Must be knowledgeable of multiple software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to speak and understand the French language is a plus
• Experience working in an independent school environment is preferred

The principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Answer incoming phone calls in a courteous and professional manner. Transfer and relay messages to staff
• Health check visitors (to be determined)
• Handle small and large mailings
• Keep the Front Desk neat and organized to provide a welcoming and professional environment to our families as well as any visitors to the school
• Act as a “School nurse” when the Health and Safety Aide is not on campus, and administer first aid if necessary
• Accept and sign for packages addressed to FASPS
• Develop and ensure maintenance of well-organized files
• Prepare various documents as requested by supervisor
• Assist in tracking daily student attendance
• Facilitate bus and/or afterschool check in and check out
• Provide event support as needed
• Help administration during drop off and pick up duties (to be determined)

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Understand and support FASPS’s mission, vision, and core values and promote a positive image of the school
• Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to all members of the FASPS community
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor
• Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality
• Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous demands with a willing, professional, and friendly attitude
• Ability to self-start and work with minimal supervision
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Works well in high volume, fast-paced environment
• Must be able to stay focused and concentrated under normal or heavy distractions
• Must maintain a professional appearance at all times consistent with school standards

• Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
• Generally work in standard office conditions and environment
• Work at desk and computer for extended period of times
We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, paid vacation, personal days, and 403b.

The position is now. Work hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

To apply please send a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume, and three professional references to Victoria Paolacci Mellor, Facilities, Office and Transportation Director & Covid-19 site Coordinator at Applications that do not include these three items may not be considered for the position. No phone calls please.

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