Front Office Coordinator

    • Categories:

    • Non-Licensed

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




    • Contact:

      Sam O'Brien
      Head of School

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.

Job Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE : Manage the operations of the front office, providing a positive and knowledgeable first point of contact for Great River School.
Greet people upon entry and direct them to appropriate place: REQUIRE sign in.
Monitor school-wide attendance daily, account for absent students, and reconcile attendance records on the day of
Answer parent /family/students questions (refer to info@ and the website)
Answer phones (priority #2 to attendance and crises)
Answer doors
Monitor, track and hand out bus cards/passes
Act as command center for communication among various entities
Send out and receive/distribute mail
Monitor signing in/out of students
Schedule field trip buses
Directing staff to: use the paper form, two week notice minimum
Gather/disseminate messages from parents to students (or staff when necessary)
Messages should be emailed to or phoned in to extension 17.
See to immediate needs of building - hand off to appropriate person
If it’s a need that can be dealt with within 72 hours, report on the online form.
If it’s an immediate need, report via email or text to HoS.
Monitor/order supplies as needed for general building/faculty use (non-departmental)


Great River School seeks creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a school environment that values the contributions of all community members. Candidates of color and transgender people encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience working across difference, including race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability.
Experience managing a central hub requiring attending to several situations occurring simultaneously.
Willingness to manage a high level of emotion and need coming to the front office while maintaining composure and professionalism.
Willingness to deal immediately with unexpected situations AND ability to refer situations elsewhere when the front office is not appropriate.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and website maintenance
Experience in an educational setting
BA or BS Degree
Experience with database management

Institution Description

Great River School is committed to Montessori pedagogy for all levels of the school and has an excellent reputation as a Montessori Public Charter School. The school began in 2004 with the vision to serve adolescents from grades 7-12. Great River School has grown as a Montessori presence in the Twin Cities area, now encompassing a 1st-6th year elementary population.

Application Instructions/Comments

Please send a letter of interest, resume and contact information & relationship for three professional references (e-mail of application materials is preferred) to:
Sam O'Brien ~ Head of School
Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.