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Receptionist in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.


This position is responsible for telephone coverage of the school/campus and serves as the receptionist to the visitors arriving at the school. This position also ensures all visitors check-in properly and receive a visitor badge before leaving the lobby area of the school. Performs a variety of clerical duties.


  • Ensures that phones and visitor reception coverage is maintained at all times.
  • Provides accurate information to callers and transfers calls to appropriate destinations.
  • Ensures all visitors sign-in and receive a visitor badge.
  • Provides administrative support to the campus such as but not limited to: document and meeting preparation, superior customer service skills and a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Interacts effectively with all campus stakeholders – parents, students, staff and community members.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, work under pressure and maintain confidentiality in regards to all school business.
  • May assist with clerical items such as purchase orders and invoices.
  • Organizes campus reports as requested.
  • Schedules appointments and manages calendar of campus events.
  • Coordinates multi-task projects with other campus staff.
  • Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the supervisor.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • 1 year work experience 


  • CPR / 1st Aide Certification within first six months of employment


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and successful experience working in teams.
  • Type 35 WPM
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, meeting minutes, and business correspondence.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Strong computer skills and intermediate skill with Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Bilingual – English/Spanish speaking desired.