Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington D.C. and Bethesda seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to the Upper School Principal on the Washington D.C. campus.
The Executive Assistant performs various high-level administrative tasks in support of the Upper School Principal and the Upper School Faculty and Staff.
Strong candidates will be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills, along with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. This position requires a person who is a self-starter and able to work independently within the framework of assigned projects. The ability to maintain confidential information with a high level of sensitivity and discretion is a requirement. The Executive Assistant is in regular communication with senior administrators, parents, alumni, students, and members of the Board of Trustees and therefore must possess exceptional professional communication skills, tact, and judgment.
Strong technological skills are required, including a mastery of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace. A bachelor’s degree is also required (master’s preferred), as well as a minimum of five years of experience in office management and/or administration. This position is an office-based role and thus requires working on site daily.
Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.