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School Front Desk Receptionist


School Front Desk Receptionist

Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade school serving over 470 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and families, CDS is a vibrant learning community. Our teachers practice constructivist teaching; born of “learning by doing,” it is how we achieve excellent academics. We believe by encouraging children to fully engage in complex topics, and in myriad ways we are giving them tools to become lifelong learners and passionate citizens of the world. To learn more about CDS, visit our website at


CDS is located on a beautiful, secluded half-acre in the Mission near Dolores Park. Our after care program employs the use of indoor classrooms, environmental ed. kitchen, wood chips area and climbing structure, farm and garden (featuring four chickens and two sheep!), and a play yard among the largest of independent schools in the city.


The Role

Reporting to the Director of Extended Program, the front desk receptionist works as part of a front desk team to provide high-level administrative support to the school. As the receptionist is the first person faculty, staff and parents often see and turn to when they have a question, the role requires quick problem-solving and a welcoming disposition. 

*Note: This position is available for immediate hire full-time during summer camp, while hours during the school year are TBD (potential for .75 to full time).


  • Availability to start at camp now through August 6th.
  • Camp hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm. 
  • The school year begins August 10, 2021 with hours TBD (Monday through Friday).


Summer Camp/General

  • Assist with drop off and pick up
  • Greet students and visitors warmly and professionally
  • Maintain organized, welcome front reception area
  • Answer phones and direct calls
  • File student accident and illness reports
  • Other administrative duties as assigned
  • Provide general first aid to students as needed


School Year

  • Assist with student lunch distribution
  • Assist with maintaining and ordering supplies/Amazon Business account
  • Assist with compiling and communicating budget reports
  • Assist with attendance management
  • Manage aftercare activity attendance
  • Help facilitate student pick up


Educational Requirements/Skills:

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as a great sense of humor
  • Strong commitment to building a learning community where the people, culture and curriculum reflect the racial, ethnic, economic and family diversity of San Francisco.
  • Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and form effective partnerships with teachers, administrators and parents.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Possess dynamic problem-solving skills and be able to handle ongoing interruptions with grace and ease
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task at a high level
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends for special events



$23.41/hr - $24.71/hr depending on experience


Physical Demands of Position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions.  Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

  • Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal teaching activities;
  • Able to lift 45-50 lbs.
  • Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with children;
  • In-person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions;
  • May be exposed to childhood illnesses.

Clearances Required 

Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan background check: E-Verify


CDS is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.

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