Assistant to the Head of School Job/Administrative Coordinator Application

Join our team of enthusiastic, dynamic and collaborative professionals at Gesher Jewish Day School!

For more than three decades, Gesher JDS has been the center of learning for Jewish children of all backgrounds throughout Northern Virginia. Our academic program weaves meaningful Jewish learning with a rigorous general studies curriculum throughout the day, providing a comprehensive education from Junior Kindergarten through Middle School. Our graduates emerge prepared for high school with a love for learning and strong Jewish values.

The Assistant to the Head of School/Administrative Coordinator at Gesher Jewish Day School ensures that anyone interacting with Gesher JDS immediately feels welcomed and cared for as a valued member of our community. We prioritize the cultivation of relationships which foster trust, support, honesty, respect, partnership, and collaboration. We build trust through responsive communication and listening with curiosity. This professional is critical to the Gesher community experience.

We are seeking a hard-working, creative, and intuitive full-time, year round team member with strong organizational and communication skills. The primary role of this position is to be the “face” of the school and support the Head of School and Advancement Department, and manage the front office. The position will have varied duties and candidates must be able to multitask and work independently and collaboratively with the administrative team, lay leadership, educational staff, parents & volunteers throughout the school year.


  • Serve as the friendly, helpful “face” of the school on all reception duties including greeting visitors, phone calls, and email inquiries

  • Administrative support and calendar management for the Head of School

  • Support Advancement Office with administrative needs

  • Provide administrative support in the school front office – student attendance/transportation, supplies, mail, copying, filing, data entry etc.

  • Assist with input of student and donor data into database

  • Support parent communications and donor acknowledgements

If you are a self-motivated, hard-working, team player with a flexible “can do” attitude and:

  • You are a self starter who is curious and excited to always be learning
    • You are a clear communicator who is attentive to nuance

    • You are proficient in MS Office (including excel and word) as well as Google apps and G-Suite

    • You are able to work as part of a team and maintain motivation while working independently

    • You are able to multitask with optimism, enthusiasm and a rigorous attention to detail

    • You lead with self-awareness, and humility, with superior interpersonal skills

    • You demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information with discretion

  • You work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment

  • You have experience and a proven record of success as an Administrative Coordinator, Office Manager, Administrator or similar role
  • You can learn or already understand CRM databases for pulling reports and editing (specifically FACTS and DonorPerfect)

  • You have excellent time-management skills, are able to prioritize tasks and efficiently manage multiple assignments
  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Administrative Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Pay: $40,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year

Gesher Jewish Day School is open and in person 5 days a week. For the health and safety of our community, we require teachers and students to wear masks, social distance and have a daily health screening at this time.

Gesher Jewish Day School is committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, and physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

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