Careers at Sage

Administrative Assistant to the Head of School & Auxiliary Programs Coordinator

The Sage School, a private, independent school dedicated to providing an educational program that serves the needs of academically gifted students in Pre-k through Grade 8, seeks an experienced professional to fill the position of Administrative Assistant to the Head of School & Auxiliary Programs Coordinator.

Administrative Assistant to the Head of School

  • Primary responsibility for the organization of the office of The Head of School
  • Manage and maintain daily schedule of the Head of School’s Master Calendar
  • Prepare reports, memos, letters, and other documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software, particularly in preparation for meetings
  • Communication with the Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for organizing the Board of Trustee meeting materials
  • Attend all Board meetings with the responsibility of taking/maintaining notes
  • Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email
  • File and retrieve important documents, records, emails, and reports
  • Greet visitors and answer phones
  • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries
  • Maintain office equipment
  • Secure supply bids and order office supplies
  • Hire substitute teachers, communicate with them to fill sick calls/teacher days off

Coordinator of auxiliary programs

  • Oversees the full range of auxiliary offerings: After schools clubs, facility rentals and Summer Sage. 
  • Has responsibility for program, personnel, and financial performance in a key school role that is creative and entrepreneurial. 
  • Works across the school and with numerous external partners, excellent relationship building and collaboration skills are essential. 
  • Developing and overseeing sustainable, revenue-generating programs on Sage’s campus during the school year and in the summer
  • Hiring and supervising personnel who directly manage income-producing programs
  • Assuring consistency and integrity in the financial operations of each program
  • Overseeing program development and implementation based on profitability
  • Assessing the impact of each program, both financially and strategically, on the mission of Sage and its position in the marketplace
  • Ordering/organizing student lunch orders from external restaurants
  • Developing, managing, and enhancing after school programs and summer programs
  • Developing, managing, and enhancing summer academic and summer camp programs
  • Identifying and coordinating rental opportunities for school facilities
  • Developing and marketing specialized programs, such as teacher training courses, prep classes, and similar programs
  • Exploring opportunities for leveraging the intellectual capital of Sage
  • Coordinating facilities use 
  • Ensuring student safety and well-being
  • Collaborating with Marketing Director to create promotional materials
  • Providing excellent customer service to parents, teachers, and children

Professional and Personal Qualities

  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with teachers, children, and families
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to dynamic work environment
  • Diplomatic, collaborative, and candid
  • Ability to process sensitive and confidential documents/information with discretion
  • Approachable
  • Skilled as a listener and writer
  • Warm, engaging, with a good sense of humor


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working as an administrative or executive assistant is required
  • Three to five years of administrative leadership experience 
  • Experience in schools is required
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, databases, and comfort with a mixed Windows/Macintosh environment is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Ideal candidates will have an entrepreneurial background, familiarity with marketing, and an enthusiasm for creating and guiding startup ventures.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Downs –

Lower School Teaching Fellowship

Do you enjoy working on creative and dynamic hands-on projects and have the energy, passion, and creativity to engage with gifted elementary school students?  Are you interested in joining a dynamic Lower School team that promotes the qualities of curiosity, collaboration, and kindness?

The Sage School, a Pre-K through Grade 8 school enrolling 170 students in Foxboro, MA, is looking to fill a Lower School Teaching Fellow role. This full-time, 10-month position is for the 2022-2023 academic year and begins in mid-August. Designed with new teachers / those looking to broaden their experience in independent school education in mind, the role focuses on working with students in grades K-4. The fellow would spend a portion of their time implementing elementary language program, while also working with other disciplines and instructors throughout the Lower School. A school for gifted and talented students, Sage is committed to providing advanced academics to students from the greater Boston and Providence areas and beyond. We are a small, cohesive, nurturing community that values the free expression of ideas, the individual contributions of our members, and all types of diversity. We are committed to the core values of Passion, Excellence, Respect, and Collaboration.

Job Responsibilities

  • Part-time teaching responsibilities
  • Watches and supervises students.
  • Is present and engaged during all class sessions.
  • Supports lessons by reviewing material with students.
  • Works collaboratively with Lower School team and supervising teacher on lesson plans and class materials.
  • Prepares classroom for language learning sessions.
  • Enforces school and class rules to help teach students to be thoughtful members of the classroom community.
  • Helps observe and support students in class, between classes, during lunch, breaks, or recess.

Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Analytical
  • Strong Communicator
  • Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive learning community

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field preferred
  • Prior experience working with elementary school students

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three letters of reference to:

Jennifer Tanner
Dean of Student Life
Language Department Chair


The Sage School EEO Statement

The Sage School is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.