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Common Ground — the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful community and environmental leaders — is seeking one passionate, creative, and certified Spanish teacher.

Organization Overview

Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership in New Haven, Connecticut where a diverse community of children, young people, and adults cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice. Farm meets forest meets city on Common Ground’s 20 acre campus at the base of West Rock Ridge. The site abuts the 1500 acre West Rock State Park, sharing hiking trails, wildlife, and diverse natural habitats with the surrounding forests. Common Ground’s Charter High School uses the site as an organizing principle of its curriculum which is guided by an ecological framework that recognizes the connection and interdependence of all living and non-living things.   Each year, more than 10,000 community members participate in festivals, field trips, after-school programs, and other educational opportunities on site. Our working farm is a key resource for both the high school and community programs, as well as for the greater New Haven community.

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant is a part-time position providing critical administrative support to Common Ground’s Director of Business and Administration and Executive Director. The Administrative Assistant will reports to the Director of Business and Administration.

Responsibilities

The Administrative Assistant will provide general administrative support to the Director of Business and Administration and the Executive Director including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with general book-keeping tasks including managing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Tracking and ordering office supplies as needed.
  • Assisting with general record keeping and filing.
  • Preparing and filing all documentation related to monthly Board Meetings
  • Helping organize the administrative office space
  • Special projects as needed
Qualifications
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills, data management, and paperwork/reporting skills – including proficiency with database applications.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks, Giftworks, Adobe Acrobat or other publishing software a plus.
Schedule and Compensation

This position will work a flexible schedule of between 16 and 28 hours per week depending upon projects at hand. Work will take place during normal hours of operation (8 am to 6 pm).

The position will be compensated hourly at a rate of $16.50 per hour.

To Apply

Application deadline: open until filled

Mail, mail fax or email your resume and a cover letter describing your relevant experience to:

Betsy Sneath
Common Ground
358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

Fax: 203-389-7458

Email: bsneath@commongroundct.org

It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and physical disability.

It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, marital status, civil union status, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender in all personnel actions, including recruitment, evaluation, selection, daily interactions, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.