Main Office Receptionist

Conserve School is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with an interest in environmental sustainability and education to serve as the Main Office Receptionist.

The Main Office Receptionist is a part-time, 12-month administrative support position. In a typical workweek, this position works noon to 4:00 pm for five days a week. Note, hours may be reduced during holidays when school is not in session.

The successful applicant will be comfortable meeting and interacting with new people. 

The successful applicant will demonstrate: experience in working with youth, a love of the outdoors, flexibility, a strong work ethic, enthusiasm, positivity, excellent role modeling, perseverance, and readiness to contribute to community.

Conserve School employees are self-motivated, team oriented, creative, and organized individuals capable of working hard in residential, outdoor, and academic settings. They have the maturity to contribute as full colleagues with faculty members in education and guidance of students. Conserve School employees must have a deep interest in working with teenagers.

Conserve School is a drug-free community, and all new employees will be tested for illegal drugs at the beginning of their employment term.

Salary and Benefits

Starting wage will be $13/hour.

Meals are provided when students are on campus. Other benefits include access to the resources of Conserve School’s 1,200-acre campus, which includes access to eight lakes, more than 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking and skiing, and a Fitness Center. Applicants should use our Employment Application Form to upload their letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference. Click here for our Employment Application Form.

For questions about this position, contact Stefan Anderson, Head of School, at 715-547-1308, or click here to email Stefan Anderson directly.

Conserve School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description

Essential Functions

The Main Office Receptionist is a nonexempt position and reports directly to the Assistant to the Head of School.

The Main Office Receptionist works in support of the school leadership performing typical receptionist duties.

The following physical and cognitive skills and abilities are necessary for the Assistant to the Head of School to successfully perform the essential functions listed above:

  • Ability to work on the campus of Conserve School.
  • Ability to see and hear sufficiently well to monitor activity, interactions, and environmental sounds. Aware of surroundings.
  • Ability to effectively communicate clearly to children and adults, orally and in writing, using the English language.
  • Ability to use judgment to solve problems and make decisions, including in stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively regulate emotions.
  • Ability to establish respectful rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to take direction and correction.
  • Ability to work for prolonged periods in various postures and positions, including standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.

Nature and Scope of Duties

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Present a professional and caring point of contact for Conserve School,
  • Answer the telephone and provides information/assistance or routes caller to appropriate staff member,
  • Assist with the daily operations of the Administration Wing, under the direction of the Assistant to the Head of School,
  • Process outgoing mail and packages,
  • Assist administrative staff with projects and office/school events,
  • Manage visitor log/badges in the Lowenstine Academic Building,

School Wide

  • Support and communicate to students, staff, guests, and community the mission, vision, and values of Conserve School.
  • Assist students in developing a trusting, supportive living-learning community by teaching and role-modeling the Conserve Code, (which includes refraining from the possession or use of illegal drugs), maintaining appropriate relationships, and practicing skills such as listening, communicating clearly and directly, demonstrating flexibility, managing stress, making thoughtful decisions, seeking help when needed, and resolving conflicts professionally.
  • Ensure the safety and good order of students at all times. Staff are expected to take the initiative and keep or restore order wherever and whenever it is needed, and to respond to emergencies at all times, even if not on duty.
  • Participate sincerely in the staff assessment and evaluation process.
  • Participate, as needed, in all-school projects, including accreditation.
  • Support the school and its leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PDF of Position Description

Additional Information

  • Start Date: No Later than February 15, 2019, earlier preferred
  • Use of the recreation facilities on the Conserve School campus
  • Meals provided when students are on campus