School Receptionist

Los Angeles, CA /
School Support – Operations /
Full-Time Immediate
/ On-site
Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 24 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 9,800 students and supporting 5,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

You Should Apply If

You're passionate about creating a warm and welcoming environment for students and families. You enjoy connecting with people and have a strong knack for detail oriented organization. But in everything you do, you put relationships first. You love building lasting relationships with students, staff and families creating trust, respect, and accountability for the success of our students and our schools.

What You'll Do

    • Warmly greet all visitors to the school and direct them to the appropriate place or person
    • Respond to visitor & parent requests as appropriate
    • Serve as primary contact for all school communication via phone
    • Responsible for routing calls promptly and correctly to the proper staff person or voicemail, correctly and politely take messages when necessary
    • Responsible for sending direct mail and other notices that need to be sent home by the school
    • Attend to sick and injured students, administer medication and ensure all medical incidents are properly documented
    • Maintain student medical, student early dismissal, visitor, and parent volunteer logs
    • Update Illuminate with address and student information changes as needed
    • Accept mail and deliveries and route to appropriate recipient
    • Provide administrative support to the Operations Coordinator, Registrar and School Business Operations Manager
    • Assist as necessary with school events
    • Assist with data entry and special projects as needed
    • Maintain a neat, welcoming & organized office environment

You'll Be Qualified If You Have

    • Minimum of an associate's degree or two years of coursework at an institution of higher learning strongly preferred
    • Strong customer service skills required
    • Fluency in Spanish is preferred
    • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders
    • Proficiency in working with Google Suite
    • Ability to work independently and with a team
    • Prior experience working with students in an academic or recreational setting preferred  
    • Detail-oriented, excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
    • Positive energy and the ability to be a strong role model for students

Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following

    • Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation 
    • Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
    • Support and care from fellow teachers, administrators, and regional team members
    • Ongoing professional development and coaching from a school site manager 

Working with Us Means the Following Perks

    • Full-time position with a $18.50/hour rate
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost
    • Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous paid time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave, and vacation
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, college tuition benefits program through Guardian Dental plan, etc.)
** PLEASE NOTE: KIPP SoCal Public Schools requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Team members may apply to seek a medical exemption. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely way. We’re here to help. **

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.