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Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Lower School Administrative Assistant, starting August 1, 2023. The  focus of this position will be to greet visitors, perform routine clerical/ administrative duties, administer basic first aid to the students and faculty, and perform special projects as required. The administrative assistant interacts both in person and over the phone with students, faculty, staff, and parents.  Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.  

Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.

Professional and Personal Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or above

  • 2+ years experience in office or school setting

  • Proficiency with Mac computers and Google Suite 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Passionate about all aspects of lower school life (K- 5th grade) and working with children

  • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Be able to perform well under frequent pressure, in the environment of numerous interruptions from faculty, staff, parents, and students.

  • Personal warmth and friendliness


  • Performs a variety of administrative duties for the Director of Lower School. This includes implementation of special events, assemblies, musical performances, art exhibits, guest speakers, and parent meetings, etc.

  • Maintains Lower School attendance records. Calls parents when necessary to make sure all students are present or their whereabouts are known.

  • Administers first aid and medications to students. Maintains all medical/allergy records.

  • Serves as a back up for absences of other staff/faculty members.

  • Participates in department, division, or school task forces or committees

  • Consistently high-quality work with minimal supervision

  • Represent the school in a positive manner

The salary range for this full-time academic year position is $38,000-$44,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, and 401k. 

Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (, and click on About Us at the top of the page, click on Employment, scroll to the middle of the page, click the link under JOIN OUR TEAM!, and select the Lower School Administrative Assistant posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.  Visit:

Dawson School Diversity Statement

Dawson actively promotes and embraces the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds through curricular design, community involvement, and the integration of our four virtues –- respect, compassion, courage, and integrity — into every aspect of our community life. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or religion, as well as to cultivate in each student the ability to make empathetic, socially responsible decisions.