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Garrison Forest School


Student Life Assistant

Garrison Forest School seeks a part-time (20 hour/week, 7:30 am - 11:30 am, Monday - Friday) Student Life Assistant to begin immediately. The Student Life Assistant provides support directly to students, faculty and parents under the supervision of the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life. As part of the administrative team in the Upper School, the Assistant provides support as needed for the division and the School as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Dean of Students Office

  • Manage attendance (lates, early departure, communication with parents and faculty)
  • Create all check-in sheets (arrival to school and community time)
  • Responsible for Upper School plasma - daily information to students and faculty
  • Responsible for Upper School Google Calendar for faculty
  • Assist with all Orientation preparation
  • Assign lockers
  • Organize and manage Quest trips
  • Communicate with Sage and Maintenance on a regular basis for all needs
  • Manage all mini-van and minibus requests
  • Manage demerit system and all detentions
  • Assist with Spirit events 
  • Organize Picture Day
  • Organize ordering and distribution of class rings for students 
  • Manage field trip requests and bus ordering
  • Organize Driver's Ed Program 
  • Help distribute mail to faculty and students

Director of Residential Life Office

  • Assist with all preparation for boarding student arrival in August
  • Assist with Residential Life Orientation process and all needs
  • Organize boarding permission forms and sign-in/out cards
  • Organize, distribute and manage keys for all dorms
  • Assist with storage of belongings of boarding students over the summer
  • Organize and assist with transportation to airports, bus stops and train stations
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Residential Life with weekend programming 


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel); Google Docs; scheduling appointments/updating calendars a must
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to concentrate on multiple problems/tasks at once
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills

School Overview:

Garrison Forest School is an independent, all-girls' day and boarding school with a coed Preschool, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Founded in 1910, the school enrolls 560 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. 76% of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and 34% of the faculty have ten or more years of service at GFS. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our extensive professional development program allows faculty and staff to tackle pressing educations challenges, enhancing our academic and co-curricular program and modeling for our students the purposeful risk-taking, collaborative and creative problem solving we expect from our students. To learn more about the school's mission, program and strategic vision, visit our website (
Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school-administered programs.

Application Process:
Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Information can be mailed to Meisha Dockett, Human Resources Manager, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.

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