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The Neighborhood Academy
709 North Aiken Ave
DescriptionThe Neighborhood Academy is the only college-preparatory high school in Pittsburgh, PA that intentionally serves low-income, inner-city students. As an independent, faith-based school for low-income youth, the Academy's mission is to break the cycle of poverty by preparing the city's poorest young people for higher education. Our unique approach includes an extended school day (8am to 7:30pm), very small classes, counseling services, close and ongoing communication with families and a rigorous academic curriculum focusing on remedial reading, writing, and math. We also provide transportation, three meals a day, and assistance with emergency needs like medical care and clothing. The breadth of our services to students is based on the belief that low-income students face special challenges and need much more than "school" to learn.
Assist and support the Administration of The Neighborhood Academy with a variety of projects and daily duties for our school programs and operations.
ResponsibilitiesOrganize and direct school office and daily operations
o Welcome visitors, volunteers, and parents and make them feel comfortable
o Answer telephone and direct calls to appropriate party
o Coordinate mass mailing for all school functions (field trip coordination, party planning, food ordering, reservations, etc)
Organize school life
o Telephone parents to remind them about special activities, parent group meetings and permission slip requirements
o Maintain student database
o Assist with Grade Distribution
Perform tasks as assigned by the Administrative staff of The Academy.
Learn and develop non-profit management skills.
Provide support to students and staff through program oriented activities.
Support the mission of The Academy and the holistic development of our students and organization.
Requirements? Pennsylvania Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances.
? Energy and dedication for serving young people.
? Self-starting, highly motivated, take-charge individual.
? Ability to maintain positive communications with students, visitors and staff.
? Strong attention to detail with ability to prioritize workload, to manage multiple tasks and to meet deadlines.
? Ability to assist with various administrative duties.
? Commitment to non-profit organization in an urban environment.