Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School (CGPS) is a PreK-12 co-educational school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, steps from Central Park. It was founded in 1764 and has a long and storied history of nurturing our students’ potential and passions both inside and outside the classroom, unifying and inspiring members of its community in a rigorous but relaxed learning environment, preparing them for the finest colleges and instilling in them the confidence, ethical values and sense of purpose to embrace challenges, to achieve their dreams and to improve the world. 

CGPS seeks faculty members who are well-trained in their respective disciplines and are committed to the growth and development of every student in our care. Teachers new to our community are given a comprehensive orientation to the School, its procedures and culture to ensure a smooth transition. New faculty are mentored by long-tenured teachers and administrators to help guide them through their inaugural year. 

CGPS employment packages include: highly competitive salaries, paid family leave, a generous professional development allowance, long-term disability, group term life insurance, faculty yoga, faculty swimming and free breakfast and lunch.

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for a responsible Executive Assistant to support the Director of Admission & Enrollment Management in a timely and professional manner. You will provide high-quality administrative and clerical assistance.

The main duties include but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Answering calls
  • Organizing daily calendar
  • Assisting in meetings

To be successful in this role, you should be proactive, meet deadlines, communicate effectively, and have an eye for detail. The ideal candidate also has previous experience as an Executive Assistant. You should be able to identify and address the needs of the Director and perform administrative tasks to ensure the Admission Office’s workflow runs smoothly.

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Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions including hiring, transferring and promotions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health choices, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, alienage, citizenship, military status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

Working at CGPS

"Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School has been my professional home for over 18 years. I have grown so much here because the school values and trusts their faculty. The smart, mature and engaged students make every day of teaching an opportunity to witness that ‘ah-ha’ moment that makes this job so rewarding."

Adam gerson, director of technology