Who We Are:

School in the Square (S2) is a fast-growing charter school currently serving elementary and middle school students, with plans to serve families from Pre-K - 12 with the opening of a high school with 9th grade in Fall, 2023.  S2 engages, educates and empowers its students to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. Drawing its name from the concept of the public square or “la placita”, our mantra is “Relationships First”. S2 is where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. Here, students, families and educators are seen, heard, and inspired. S2 students build the academic foundations, social-emotional intelligence, and the leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. Our community is grounded in principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity (JEDI), enacting a culturally responsive and sustaining lens to our pedagogical practice and consistently examining the ways we can continue to walk firmly in the pursuit of social justice and against injustice of any kind. We take seriously our obligation as an anchor institution in our community. We understand that our students’ ability to learn is directly impacted by their access to basic needs. Through our Family Support Program, we support over 200 families every month with bimonthly food pantries and other essential services, including internet hotspots and rent relief.

Our High School:

Our High School expands on S2’s vision of our dual language elementary school (Dos Amigos) and middle school. Our high school will be culturally responsive, have a rigorous academic program with adequate scaffolding and support for all students to be successful, and have a focus on students developing their voices and sense of agency that they will use to forge their own futures and help their communities.

Student Inquiry will be at the heart of the culturally responsive curriculum, in which students will see themselves reflected while serving as well as a window to a wider world. All students will graduate with at least a Regents diploma and the opportunity to achieve a Regents Bilingual Seal.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community service and service learning experiences through grade level and discipline based projects. Students will have the opportunity to participate in external internships with community-based organizations, governmental agencies and in the financial services sector and early college experiences.

Our Operations Associate & Assistant to the Principal’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Main Office Communications

  • Greet each visitor to the main office
  • Ensure that each visitor signs in and receives a visitor’s pass
  • Maintain a welcoming and tidy environment in the main office
  • Answer all phone calls
  • Ensure that accurate messages are taken for other staff members, if necessary
  • Assist in updating the school’s voicemail as necessary
  • Ensure that communications displayed in and around are up to date and accurate

Support the Principal

  • Maintain the principal's calendar
  • Act as first point of contact for all written translations
  • Interpret at parent meetings, as necessary
  • Support with monthly family nights
  • Lead special projects as requested

Family Communications

  • Make copies of and deliver to teachers all flyers, calendars, memos, and other documents that will be sent home
  • Assist in translating these documents to Spanish, as necessary
  • Interpret at family events
  • Assist families in accessing Parent Square so that they can receive all family communications

Student records

  • Compile the daily attendance report
  • Update ATS continuously, including (but not limited to) demographic information, lunch codes, transportation
  • Ensure that student files are up to date at all times, including paperwork submitted from families, report cards, doctor’s notes, etc.
  • Ensure that the school’s student information system is kept up to date with student demographic, attendance, and schedule information

Student Enrollment

  • Support student recruitment efforts
  • Ensure that all new families complete all enrollment paperwork and submit supporting documents prior to their first day of school, and continuously follow up with families to ensure compliant files
  • Ensure that families have purchased their uniform and supply package prior to the beginning of the school year
  • Maintain accurate and up to date student rosters
  • Process yellow bus and Metrocard requests for families

Willingly complete other tasks and projects assigned by the leadership team

Expected salary range for this role is $40,000 - $55,000, depending on experience, level of education, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.

Who You Are:

  • Able to communicate fluently in English and Spanish, with a preference for written communication skills
  • A self-starter with 2 or more years of experience in a fast-paced office environment, preferably in an urban charter school setting
  • A solutions-focused thinker with strong communication, planning and time management skills
  • A high degree of comfort and confidence engaging with children and interfacing with parents/caregivers
  • A graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Self-reflective with the capacity to accept and implement feedback to improve performance
  • Flexible and optimistic, with a “whatever it takes” spirit to ensure that each student is successful

What You Can Expect From Us:

At S2 we take as much care of our teachers and staff as we do of our students.  S2 is committed to supporting our staff by helping them build sustainable, rewarding careers that center on each employee’s passions and multi-disciplinary interests.  All of our faculty and staff are valued professionals and we are proud to provide some flexibility on remote work, team-building and collaboration, comfortable and friendly working conditions, to ensure our team members all have what they need to succeed.

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, S2 provides ultra competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package with a 401K program with a 6% organizational match, longevity bonus, generous paid time off, access to a federal student loan debt reduction program and a friendly work environment

Anyone who joins our team must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

School in the Square understands specific groups are subject to marginalization. We believe these powerful groups should be centered in our community and are highly encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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