Sunbridge Institute, Inc. is seeking to add two new staffers to its team of highly motivated professionals: An admissions and summer coordinator, and a part-time office assistant. We are looking for candidates who strongly identify with our values, mission, and goals, and who are eager to contribute their ideas, energy, and skills to our close-working team of Sunbridge administrators and faculty. Sunbridge prides itself on offering its employees a warm, collegial work environment.
ADMISSIONS AND SUMMER COORDINATOR
28+ hours/week / $22 per hour / Immediate start date
The admissions and summer coordinator is responsible for coordinating the two tracks offered by Sunbridge Institute: 1) Low-residency, Waldorf teacher education programs and 2) Short-term courses and workshops. The coordinator works about 24 hours a week from August through April and about 40 hours a week from May through July. (Note: Vacation time may not be taken from May-July.) When our program students are on campus (6 weeks in June/July, 2 weeks in November, and 2 weeks in March) and when workshops are held, there will be some evening and/or weekend hours.
The coordinator works closely with the director of education and director of outreach, is an integral member of the advancement team, and reports directly to the executive director. Participation at staff meetings and other meetings is required.
Primary responsibilities for this part of the position are overseeing the application process to our teacher education programs from initial inquiry to enrollment, including handling phone, email, and written correspondence with and hosting events for prospective students; interfacing with program directors; and preparing admissions tracking reports for the Board. The coordinator also plans logistics for the faculty and students in advance of their on-campus attendance including, but not limited to, classroom bookings, supply needs, and support, and, in close coordination with the director of education, manages the daily needs of faculty and students during their time on campus.
Primary responsibilities for this part of the position are coordinating and planning Sunbridge’s professional development and general interest courses and workshops. These take place primarily in the summer in the form of our Summer Series, but we also offer workshops and conferences on occasional weekends throughout the year. Responsibilities include arranging (along with colleagues and faculty) the roster of offerings, overseeing the participant registration process, handling the budget, managing the on-campus daily needs of faculty and students (in close coordination with the director of education), and supervising at least one assistant.
Candidates should be proactive troubleshooters who enjoy working in a highly collaborative manner and in serving the public and the Sunbridge community. Strong communication skills, professionalism, and high accountability are part of the Sunbridge culture and expected of all Sunbridge employees.
Highly detail-oriented with proven ability to develop, lead, and direct processes, prioritize projects, and manage a large volume of work
Proven ability to positively interact with the public and work well under pressure
Significant experience with computer software (Microsoft Office) and record-keeping processes
Excellent communication skills
Experience with social media (Facebook and Instagram) a plus
Experience in academic setting or other non-profit environment a plus
Experience in Waldorf educational environment strongly preferred
Associate’s degree, minimum
Paid holidays, paid vacations, and paid sick days
To apply, complete and send a Sunbridge employment application, along with a cover letter and resumé, to Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (No phone calls, please.)
PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT
12-15 hours/week / $16 per hour / Immediate start date
This position reports to the finance director and supports various departments within Sunbridge Institute. The tasks and responsibilities of this position may increase over time, in accordance with the needs of the finance department.
The Sunbridge team works in a highly collaborative manner. Proactive troubleshooting, problem-solving, and high accountability are part of the team culture and are expected at all levels.
Professional, keenly attentive to detail, highly organized, and efficient
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent data entry skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
Open to and easily capable of learning new skills, systems, and software programs
Data Entry & Correspondence
Process financial aid applications, including any necessary follow-up with students
Update student academic records and address changes
Assist with paperwork preparation and processing for Sunbridge events
Perform various compliance submissions and/or applications to our official licensing body, using the official NYS Department of Education website
Assist in other special projects and compliance-related items as necessary
General Office Duties
Filing, scanning, making copies
Assisting with set-up and break-down for events
Other tasks, as needed
Email your resumé to Liz Whalen, finance director: email@example.com No phone calls, please