Saint Ignatius High School, a highly successful Jesuit college preparatory school for boys in Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support the Admissions Office and the Office of Multicultural and Retention Services. This position is responsible for the administrative and secretarial duties of these offices including records and database maintenance, calendaring, organization and distribution of materials and reports, and responding to inquiries from both internal and external sources. The ideal candidate will be a well rounded, customer-service oriented, engaging person who can efficiently respond to the needs of the community and offer a welcoming presence to prospective students and their families. This is a full-time, 12 month position. As a Catholic School in the Jesuit tradition, Saint Ignatius has been educating “Men for Others” for 125 years. The school is known locally, as well as nationally, as a leader in educational excellence. At graduation, students will be open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to peace and justice.
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
Create a warm, welcoming, efficient, and courteous office atmosphere.
Assist in planning of recruiting events including registration.
Assist in the management of student ambassadors.
Oversee the administration of admission testing.
Maintain Blackbaud student database
Assist in management of shadowing program for prospective students.
Coordinate, organize and prepare both internal and external Admissions and
Multicultural office communications and correspondence.
At least 2 years professional work experience in a school or office environment
Knowledge of standard clerical procedures and office operations, standard software applications, and proper telephone etiquette.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Bachelor’s Degree and knowledge of Blackbaud database operations preferred
The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following ability:
Understanding of unique Jesuit identity and school mission.
Willingness to engage in personal educational and faith development.
Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
Proofreading, organizing and prioritizing work.
Follow instructions and work independently to consistently meet deadlines.
Work cooperatively and effectively with students, parents/guardians, administrators, and the general public.
Ability to learn new software applications.
Flexibility and willingness to embrace growth and change.
Praise, reverence and service should mark the relationship that exists not only between
teachers and students, but among all members of the school community. Ideally Jesuit schools
should be places where people are believed in, honored and cared for; where the natural
talents and creative abilities of persons are recognized and celebrated; where individual
contributions and accomplishments are appreciated; where everyone is treated fairly and
justly; where sacrifice on behalf of the economically poor, the socially deprived, and the
educationally disadvantaged is commonplace; where each of us finds the challenge, encouragement and support we need to reach our fullest individual potential for excellence; where we help one another and work together with enthusiasm and generosity, attempting to model concretely in word and action the ideals we uphold for our students and ourselves.
About Saint Ignatius High School:
Saint Ignatius High School is a Jesuit college-preparatory school with a Catholic tradition
rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The school enrolls more than 1,450
students from 40 cities in a seven-county region. These young men enrich one another
through learning in the classroom, creating in the arts, competing on the athletic fields and
serving those in need.
Academically, Saint Ignatius is a regional and state leader in National Merit finalists. To
challenge students and prepare them for college, the Saint Ignatius curriculum offers 17
Advanced Placement (AP) and 21 honors subjects. In September 2009, the school was
designated a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education.
A Saint Ignatius education prepares students to become competent, concerned and socially
responsible members of their communities. With a motto of “Men for Others,” there is a prime
concern for the development of Christian values among all students.
Part of the Saint Ignatius student experience includes the promotion of faith in the service of
Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the historic Ohio City neighborhood, Saint
Ignatius occupies 18.5 acres with 18 buildings and three athletic fields. The faculty includes
109 members, 87 percent of whom have spent 10 years or more teaching at Saint Ignatius.
Applicants with Disabilities
As an equal opportunity employer, Saint Ignatius High School is committed to a diverse
workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), applicants that require
accommodation in the job application process may contact Sandy Appeldorn at (216) 651-
0222 ext. 461 for assistance.
Submit electronically a letter of interest and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Photographs Please
Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015