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Employment

Office Assistant

12/03/19

POSITION: Office Assistant
SUMMARY: The office assistant at The Oxbow School will provide consistent, confidential, and professional administrative support for the office staff in order to maintain the well-being of the school. By partnering with key administrators, the office assistant plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the school. This is an entry level, part-time position.
HOURS: 20 hours/week
PAY: $18-20/hour

Please email resume and cover letter to Jennifer Jordan, Head of School, at jjordan@oxbowschool.org. No phone calls please.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The office assistant will:

  • Provide general clerical duties and administrative support to the school and its administrative departments, including admissions, advancement, and finance. These duties include: photocopying, scanning, filing, data entry, sending emails, collecting and delivering mail, first class bulk mailings, receipting, and calendaring.
  • Support the school’s mission and values in all work related decisions and actions, fostering an atmosphere of trust and openness among teachers, students, and parents.
  • Organize and fulfill tasks that are daily priorities for the office staff.
  • Schedule, maintain, and confirm the head of school’s appointments and calendar activities.
  • Record meeting minutes as needed.
  • Support communication between parents and faculty/staff, including general office reception, screening phone calls, taking messages, and tracking required student forms.
  • Complete occasional errands.
  • Support logistics of co-curricular and enrichment programs, including field trips and community-wide programs.
  • Assist in production of campus-wide events.
  • Compile information as requested, formatting reports, graphs, tables, records, and presentations.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate’s degree
  • Experience in education or as an assistant to a high-level school administrator preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills while still exhibiting a high degree of flexibility
  • Technologically savvy
  • Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
  • Able to make quick decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of the school
  • Warm and personable with a good sense of humor and considerable patience
  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro, Mailchimp, MS Word, Excel, Google platform a plus
  • Valid driver’s license

POSITION: Office Assistant

SUMMARY: The office assistant at The Oxbow School will provide consistent, confidential, and professional administrative support for the office staff in order to maintain the well-being of the school. By partnering with key administrators, the office assistant plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the school. This is an entry level, part-time position.

HOURS: 20 hours/week

PAY: $18-20/hour

Please email resume and cover letter to Jennifer Jordan, Head of School, at jjordan@oxbowschool.org. No phone calls please.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The office assistant will:

  • Provide general clerical duties and administrative support to the school and its administrative departments, including admissions, advancement, and finance. These duties include: photocopying, scanning, filing, data entry, sending emails, collecting and delivering mail, first class bulk mailings, receipting, and calendaring.
  • Support the school’s mission and values in all work related decisions and actions, fostering an atmosphere of trust and openness among teachers, students, and parents.
  • Organize and fulfill tasks that are daily priorities for the office staff.
  • Schedule, maintain, and confirm the head of school’s appointments and calendar activities.
  • Record meeting minutes as needed.
  • Support communication between parents and faculty/staff, including general office reception, screening phone calls, taking messages, and tracking required student forms.
  • Complete occasional errands.
  • Support logistics of co-curricular and enrichment programs, including field trips and community-wide programs.
  • Assist in production of campus-wide events.
  • Compile information as requested, formatting reports, graphs, tables, records, and presentations.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate’s degree
  • Experience in education or as an assistant to a high-level school administrator preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills while still exhibiting a high degree of flexibility
  • Technologically savvy
  • Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
  • Able to make quick decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of the school
  • Warm and personable with a good sense of humor and considerable patience
  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro, Mailchimp, MS Word, Excel, Google platform a plus
  • Valid driver’s license
Employment

Employment Opportunities: Summer Camp

11/26/19

Since 1999, The Oxbow School has offered a one-semester, visual art-based program for high school juniors and seniors. In 2004, Oxbow added a unique summer camp program, Oxbow Summer Art Camp, for rising 9-12 graders. The camp features high-level professional art instruction using an interdisciplinary approach consisting of short-term projects, field trips, a personal final project, and co-curricular activities.

Job Descriptions:
Teaching Fellow Job Description
Faculty Job Description (Open Positions: Printmaking & Painting)

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following:
• You are passionate about art!
• You enjoy working with teens and have prior teaching or leadership experience in a school or camp setting.
• You are able to make a full-time commitment to the program and bring a high level of participation to camp for the duration of the program.
• You have (or are working towards) a college degree in art, youth development, education, and/or have a career in the arts.
• You thrive in intense environments, are conscientious, willing to work and play hard, and are committed to the safety, well-being, and growth of each member of the camp community.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to:

Susan Lynn Smith, Camp Director, ssmith@oxbowschool.org. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until each position is filled. We encourage you to apply by the priority deadline of 1/1/2020.

•Please write the subject line of the email as follows:
OSAC 2020 - "Position Applying For" Application - "Your Full Name." (I.e. OSAC 2020 - Faculty Application - Sarah Clarke)

•Please submit your resume and cover letter according to the following conventions:
"Last Name-Resume" and "Last Name-Cover Letter" (I.e. Clark-Resume & Clark-Cover Letter)

*Please Note: Only applicants who follow these application instructions will be considered. Please do not call.

Around the Bend

Around the Bend - October 2019

11/07/19

INVEST IN THE OXBOW STORY

“How can I be a more authentic person? What does it mean to be a steward for the environment? How can an arts practice promote social justice?” As I walk through the classes today, these questions float in the air, infusing the community with vibrant, energized possibilities. Oxbow students are shifting their inward selves externally, marking a pivotal turning point in the semester in which students begin to articulate what they stand for in life and, more important, how they are going to give shape to those values as active, responsible citizens in the world.

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News + Notes

Annual Gratitude Report

10/29/19

More than $730,000 in student scholarship awards was provided in FY 2019! We are truly grateful for the generous support of our many donors from across the globe and the significant impact their contributions make on the lives of Oxbow students. Our commitment to creating opportunities for all students to create, grow, and thrive would not be possible without them.

See full FY2019 Annual Report HERE

News + Notes

Annual Student Scholarship Fund

10/29/19

Did you know that nearly half of all students who have attended Oxbow received scholarship support? YOUR contributions to our Annual Scholarship Fund really do make a difference in a student’s life. No gift is too small as every gift combined allows the school to continue providing an extraordinary experience to ALL talented and deserving students. Look for our Annual Scholarship Fund letter in your mailbox or make a tax-deductible donation online at any time.

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Faculty and Staff

Chris Thorson's Solo Exhibition opens at Ampersand International Arts in San Francisco

10/08/19

Chris Thorson's solo exhibition Long Term Relationships opens at Ampersand International Arts gallery at 1001 Tennessee Street (between 20th and 22th Streets) in San Francisco on October 17, 2019 and runs through November 15, 2019. The opening reception is on October 17th from 6 – 9pm.

Chris Thorson is Oxbow School's Dean of Arts Practice and Painting Instructor. christhrosonstudio.com

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Admissions

Admissions - It's Time to Apply!

09/26/19

The Oxbow School still has a few spots available for the upcoming Spring 2020 Semester! If you are interested in attending Oxbow this spring, please be sure to complete your Oxbow Application soon as space is limited.

We have also now begun accepting applications for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Semesters. This year's priority application date will be Monday, February 17th. Students who complete their Oxbow applications by our priority date have the best chance of being accepted and of receiving scholarships and financial aid. APPLY NOW

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