Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Austin, Texas, United States, TX

Description

Our Mission

At Higher Ground Education, we're driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. We're a team of practical idealists. Not only do we dare to dream about a future where every child has the opportunity to receive a high-quality, high-fidelity, authentic Montessori education, but so too do we have the grit, determination, and entrepreneurial mindset required to bring this vision into reality. It's tough work and the road ahead won't be easy—but if you're up for the challenge, we're confident it will be worth it!  

We believe that the traditional method of education used in most schools today is antiquated, outdated, and broken. The world around us has changed immensely in the last 60 years, yet there have been no major changes to the education model used in most schools. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. 

We believe that the key to international education reform is to modernize and mainstream the international Montessori movement. It is only then that we will succeed in enabling children across the world to realize their human potential as knowledge-guided, value-oriented, efficacious beings, so that they experience, undiluted and unimpeded, the joyous process of growing into successful adults. We envision a world where every child has access to high-quality Montessori education from birth. We envision a future where Montessori educators have access to comprehensive Montessori training and ongoing leadership development throughout their careers. We envision Montessori leaders connected to a global network that supports, shares, and grows the movement together.   

About the Role 

We’re pleased to announce that we’re now hiring an Executive Assistant & Office Manager to join our team! This position reports directly to the CEO and will be involved with many aspects of the organization. This is a mostly remote position, with some travel or local support in the Austin area. Some aspects of the role may include:

  • Managing calendars
  • Scheduling visits
  • Booking travel and conferences
  • Responding to emails
  • Taking official minutes/notes in meetings
  • Planning celebrations and milestones for staff
  • Monitoring deadlines

About You 

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial-minded, highly-organized, self-starter. 

Our ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant or Administrative Assistant
  • Exceptional communication skills (both in written and verbal form)
  • A growth mindset
  • Strong time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make decisions despite ambiguity

About Us 

Since our founding 4 years ago, we have opened 77 beautiful schools across the U.S. serving students from birth through high school. Now we’re virtual and going global. We offer: 

  • Remote work 
  • A competitive salary  
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance  
  • Paid time off and paid holidays  
  • 100% tuition discount for two children at any school within our network   
  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices  
  • Career growth and promotion opportunities 

Want to get to know us better? Check out:  

  • The Higher Ground Story on tohigherground.com 
  • The Higher Ground Mission on tohigherground.com 
  • Higher Ground on Facebook