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Receptionist- Newark

Company: Kipp
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

About KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate 7,035 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.

By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden providing a world-class education to over 10,300 students. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Administrative responsibilities including answering door buzzers and phone calls, directing callers to the appropriate person or school, taking messages, and relaying messages to all entities
  • Greets visitors, determining their needs and providing accurate information or connecting them with the appropriate stakeholder
  • Handles family concerns and questions in a prompt and appropriate manner
  • Acts as a strong, positive day-to-day interface between [Newark Collegiate Academy] and the school community, representing our values, mission, and philosophy at all times
  • Serves as a strong, consistent force within the school as it relates to student discipline
  • Assists with student related issues in the absence or support of the office manager
  • Supports school-wide communication efforts including maintaining front office fliers and supporting preparation and distribution of schoolwide communications
  • Maintains accuracy of information systems including contact information, attendance, early and late pickup, bus ticket tracking, and own dismissal changes and communication of this information to stakeholders
  • Receives mail and deliveries and ensures items are appropriately distributed
  • Supports the operations team with school-wide projects and responsibilities
  • Maintains a clean, organized and well-functioning office environment Qualifications

    Must Haves:
    • A deep belief in the mission of KIPP New Jersey and a desire to be a part of the founding team to live out our mission
    • A team player who is friendly and wants to have fun every day!
    • Love for kids and a desire to build strong relationships with them and their families
    • Open to feedback and flexible in new and changing situations
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), including proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to learn quickly
    • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • This job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidance

      Additional Information

      Compensation & Benefits

      In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City or Philadelphia area.

      KIPP New Jersey / KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: Kipp, Newark , Receptionist- Newark, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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