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Receptionist – Camden

KIPP New Jersey

This is a Full-time position in Camden, NJ posted June 10, 2021.

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 over 7,738 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 seven in Camden providing a world-class education to over 11,600 students.

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Job Description
The Receptionist plays a critical role in ensuring smooth and safe school operations.

They are the first face many parents, students, and community members see when they walk into a building.

The Receptionist delivers excellent communication and customer service to families and visitors, while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in our main office.
Essential
Duties & Responsibilities
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 with the school community, representing our values, mission, and philosophy at all times 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 owns 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
Proficiency in Spanish Demonstrated ability to work with a team on collaborative projects Ability to remain calm and solutions-oriented in high-stress situations.

Commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure our teachers and students have what they need to be successful Ability to build strong relationships with kids and their families 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
Nice-to-haves
Previous experience in a customer service oriented role Previous experience in an educational or non-profit setting
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 Philadelphia area.
KIPP New Jersey | KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.