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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 658 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language-based learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

Carolina Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, Carolina Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.

How to Apply:

For positions with Camp Bell at Carolina Day

To begin the process and explore the opportunities available this summer with Camp Bell at Carolina Day School, please use this link.

Camp Bell Staff & Volunteer Application


For all other positions listed below

To apply for positions listed below, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to employment@carolinaday.orgPlease include the position title in the subject line. 

Application for Employment

Current Positions

Upper School Administrative Assistant

Upper School Administrative Assistant

Expectation of Employee

The School Administrative Assistant provides full support and administrative services for the principal, faculty, and parents of the School.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Act as the face of the Upper School, greeting and welcoming all visitors to the school.

  • Assist the Principal in all aspects of operation and management of the division as needed.

  • Communicate appointed instructions or wishes by the Principal to various individuals and/or departments.

  • Handle appointments, messages, mail, etc. relating to the office.

  • Responsible for all correspondence and materials related to School business including all types of communication e.g. letters, notes, etc., the production of the Newsletter, etc.

  • Maintain all student cumulative records while transferring student records when needed.

  • Maintain student absences, sign-outs.  Provides gentle oversight to students in the division.

  • Help to hire and manages the coordination of substitutes for the division.

  • Input and maintain monthly data for Upper School substitute teachers timesheets.

  • Maintain and submit division weekly time sheets to the Principal.

  • Assist the Principal and the Assistant Principal in the orientation of new parents with Carolina Day procedures.

  • Assist in the planning and coordination with events specific to the Division and School etc.

  • Rectify credit cards statements of Principal and Assistant Principal.

  • Support the Principal with budget planning of the division.

  • Maintain online calendars for the Division.

  • Coordinate work and events with other division assistants when necessary.

  • Manage the ordering and checking in of all division supplies.


Additional Duties And Responsibilities

  • Perform duties and responsibilities usually of a complex, responsible, and confidential nature, requiring a high degree of knowledge, discretion, and independent judgment.

  • Furnish and obtain information from other administrators or outside representatives.

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all parents and students of the division.

  • Require a high degree of independent judgment, confidentiality, discretion and knowledge of Carolina Day School, policy and personnel, enabling the assistant to work independently and under general instruction on a large variety of special projects.

  • Keep accurate and up to date records.

  • Liaise with parents/teachers with the process of requesting homework for absent students.

  • Provide preparation and updating of School information including documents such as staff communication, Curriculum Guides, meeting agendas, etc.

  • Exercise flexibility and undertakes various projects, tasks, and responsibilities to assure smooth and efficient office operations.

  • Accomplish all tasks as appropriate. Other duties outside this description may be assigned as necessary.


  • Keen interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in phone and technology systems

  • Organization skills

  • Being timely with tasks

  • Computer Literacy: Full Google Suite, Adobe, Excel, Word

  • Business Acumen


Americans with Disability Specifications

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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