Assistant to the Middle School Director

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 85+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description

This individual reports to the Middle School Division Director and is responsible for providing administrative support to this position as well as assisting the Director in supporting middle school faculty and students. These support functions include, but are not limited to: database system maintenance (Blackbaud My School App), office supply purchasing, drafting/sending communications, filing, reception duties, scheduling substitute teachers, responding to faculty and family messages and correspondence, providing information and responding to inquiries, and disseminating information internally. This position also helps coordinate middle school activities and events including, but not limited to, back to school night, science fair, art show, ISEE prep and on-site test, field trips, outdoor education trips, Step-Up, and 8th grade graduation. Additional responsibilities include supervisory duties, serving as an activities facilitator (as needed), serving as a substitute teacher for uncovered teacher absences, and participation in various student and community activities.

Essential Requirements:

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (minimum two years clerical or administrative support experience)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others
  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Zoom
  • Strong project management and coordination experience
  • Effective organizational structures and methods with a strong attention to detail
  • High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information
  • Ability and willingness to work some early mornings, evenings, and weekend days

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with middle school students and parents 
  • Experience working in a school setting and partnering with community members
  • Experience with student information systems such as Blackbaud My School App

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, beginning October 5, 2020.


Redwood Day offers competitive compensation based on education and experience.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Employment Application and submit it electronically by October 2, 2020 to

Non-discrimination Policy
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

Authorized Employment Status:

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.

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