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School Coordinator - Eliot Pearson Children's School
Tufts University

Date Posted May 30, 2024
Title School Coordinator - Eliot Pearson Children's School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Eliot-Pearson Children's School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Educational Services
    Child and Social Services
    Administrative Support/Services


The Eliot-Pearson children's school is the laboratory-demonstration school affiliated with the Eliot-Pearson department of child study and human development at Tufts University. The school serves as a model and demonstration facility, providing a training and observation site for new and experienced teachers and a research facility for faculty and supervised students. The children's school enrolls approximately 69 children. It has preschool and kindergarten to first grade classes.

What You'll Do

The School Coordinator works closely with the Director and the administrative team to plan, coordinate and monitor school and fiscal operations, including overseeing admissions and enrollment processes, open house and admissions school visits. The School Coordinator will:

  • Monitor and support daily operations, policies and procedures, children and staff files and reports, licensing requirements, maintaining, and updating records and documentation of compliance with EEC regulations and NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Monitor the budget, inflow, expense accounts, tuition accounts, and staff and family contracts.
  • Support the school’s marketing, communication, and outreach, as well as local, global, and special collaborations or projects.
  • Supervise the front desk staff in providing support to the administrative team.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a High School diploma and 5+ years of experience OR Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills with teachers, staff, helping professionals, children and families
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Demonstrated respect for a diverse and inclusive group of staff, children and their families
  • Can work collaboratively and effectively in a team; shows flexibility and adaptability
  • Can build positive relationships with parents and extended families of children attending EPCS
  • Can respond effectively to varied challenges presented each day
  • Can use technology to perform tasks efficiently and effectively; familiar with Macintosh and PC platforms software (Microsoft word, Excel, Appleworks or MS Publisher, iPhoto and other digital imaging programs)
  • Highly organized; can handle several different projects at once, set priorities, and ask for help; effectively manage files, schedules, timelines, and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and handle confidential materials
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in data management and analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a University setting and under the Director.
  • More than two years of related experience
  • Experience in office management, creating budgets, and managing finance accounts
  • Experience in working at a childcare center
  • Knowledge of MA State License and National Accreditation Requirement

Pay Range

Minimum $26.40, Midpoint $31.40, Maximum $36.40

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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