High School Receptionist (Spanish Speaking)

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Published 21 days ago
  • Do you want to help create a more just and kind world? 
  • Do you believe that diversity is a powerful strength for a school community? 
  • Do you want to ensure that every student can be successful and prepared to thrive in college, career and life?

You are: 

A kind, communicative, social justice leader that seeks a bilingual high school receptionist position, with a strong belief that you will prepare students to thrive in college, career and life. You want to support students in order to create a more just and equitable world. You have a growth mindset, want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to make a positive impact in the world around you, and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.

We are E.L. Haynes.  

A learning community where every student – of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability – prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.

Founded in 2004 and named for the first African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serves nearly 1,200 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade. E.L. Haynes operates two campuses in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous educational program designed to prepare students to succeed in the college of their choice.

We believe that our most significant contribution to ending systemic injustice is through purposefully empowering our diverse community— as individuals and as a collective— with the skills and the conviction to be effective leaders for equity.

Our mission of student success is inextricably linked with our commitment to equity and the daily efforts of every member of our community to live our motto: Be Kind, Work Hard, and Get Smart.


  • Lead For Equity: We challenge ourselves and each other to interrupt inequities and build equitable alternatives.
  • Choose Joy: We find, bring, and share joy in our work every day. We practice gratitude, celebrate wins, and offer praise.
  • Achieve Excellence: We deliver high quality work every day. We set ambitious goals, embrace challenges, and hold ourselves and each other to high standards.
  • Own Our Learning: We model a growth mindset for our students. We own our actions, mistakes, and learning. We continually look for ways to improve and produce high quality work.
  • Succeed Together: We value every member of our community and treat each other with kindness and care. We build meaningful relationships with students, families, and each other. We achieve more through collaboration and teamwork.

We are different. We are:

  • A diverse and inclusive community, with nearly 70% of our staff identifying as people of color.
  • The hub of the neighborhood. We are a community school and partner with neighborhood organizations to provide our families with comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services. 
  • A place where all community members have their voices heard in the decision-making process
  • A school where students learn in a rigorous and coherent PK-12 environment

We expect students to demonstrate the following skills and qualities in our graduate profile.  


We operate on an extended year calendar with an additional 1,000 hours of academic and extracurricular programming beyond the 1,200 hours that every DC student receives. 

Please read more about our academic program here.  


The High School Receptionist provides essential support and administrative services in a fast-paced school environment. The person in this 12-month, full-time role is involved in a wide spectrum of tasks including welcoming people into the building, responding to inquiries, answering and directing incoming phone calls, and providing administrative support around student enrollment, attendance tracking, etc. Reporting to the Campus Operations Manager, the receptionist works closely with other campus-based operations and instructional staff, families, and students and ensures exceptional customer service to the school community. Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish will ensure seamless communication with all members of the E.L. Haynes community. 

You will:

  • Greet visitors warmly, answer phones, respond to inquiries and accurately process messages; 
  • Locate students when parents arrive for pick up; 
  • Filter phone calls to appropriate staff members;
  • Interact extensively with the staff and community in a client focused manner; 
  • Perform administrative duties as required; 
  • Provide brief interpretations in Spanish; 
  • Support the attendance process by managing the intake and follow up for all absence notes; 
  • Navigate the student information system to access needed information; 
  • Support with the annual student enrollment process, including occasional hours outside of the regular tour of duty; and
  • Provide other assistance as needed to support school operations. 

You have:

  • Meticulous attention to detail, organization and problem-solving skills; 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish; and
  • Proven track record of being a strong team player.

You might also have:

  • Familiarity with DC charter school operations; 
  • Experience with COVID-19 protocols and emergency management procedures;
  • Proficiency in another language besides English and Spanish; and
  • Experience working with students, families, and staff from racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to meeting you!

We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.

Our hiring process consists of an online application, an initial virtual interview and a final video interview with a lesson plan demonstration. Please see more here.

Spanish speakers and people of color are encouraged to apply.

  • Do you want to help create a more just and kind world? 
  • Do you believe that diversity is a powerful strength for a school community? 
  • Do you want to ensure that every student can be successful and prepared to thrive in college, career and life?


Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


4501 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA

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