The Atlanta Speech School: Internship Coordinator/Stepping Stones Administrative Assistant

Start Date:  Immediate Availability

Reports to: Chief Academic Officer and Director of Stepping Stones


The Atlanta Speech School is currently seeking a full-time Internship Coordinator/Administrative Assistant.


The Atlanta Speech School has evolved over its 79 years into the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy – earning a rising national reputation as the educational equivalent of a teaching hospital. The School attracts a staff of the most gifted and committed teaching professionals who apply the research of the nation’s leading brain development and educational experts to achieve transformational language and literacy outcomes for children through its four school divisions, four clinical programs, and Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (“Rollins Center”) professional development program. The School has never turned away a child in need of services based on his or her family’s financial circumstances. All of the School’s efforts are interrelated and intentional, creating a circle of impact that is continually refined and strengthened across all programs. Our mission is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy.

Position Summary:

Provide administrative support to the Director of Stepping Stones and the Chief Academic Officer. Duties include extensive administrative and project based work.

Internship Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside program directors to identify and promote internships for specific majors
  • Develop and revise internship policies, procedures, and manual
  • Facilitate student learning by assisting students to secure appropriate internships to enhance overall academic experiences and learn skills to conduct a successful job search
  • Initiate, build, and maintain partnerships with universities to develop student opportunities
  • Respond to telephone calls and emails from potential interns and university coordinators
  • Coordinate placement of interns into specific school programs
  • Manage inquires and schedules for student observations
  • Maintain database for purposes of tracking applications and background check forms
  • Collaborate with the onsite Office of Research and Innovation regarding establishment and maintenance of university/college affiliation agreements
  • Interview potential interns and analyze appropriate program placement
  • Collaborate with program directors to identify potential internship supervisors
  • Manage any potential concerns regarding intern performance
  • Organize schedule for interns, particularly those working in more than one program
  • Send, collect, and analyze internship supervisor feedback questionnaires
  • Facilitate onboarding process (including background checks) for incoming interns
  • Provide optimal marketing strategies to create partnerships with universities/colleges and to increase internship opportunities.  
  • Ensure that the School’s philosophy, mission and vision are practiced throughout the organization


Stepping Stones Administrative Assistant Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compile information and maintain student records, logs of screenings, inquires, waitlist, accepted and not accepted applicants
  • Knowledge of and the ability to relay information about the Stepping Stones preschool
  • Prepare enrollment and re-enrollment agreements for current and new students
  • Mail and collect registration materials for all students in the department
  • Create class list for each teacher after director assigns students to appropriate class
  • Enter class lists in database and update contact information as needed
  • Provide student reports to department director, teachers, and co workers
  • Manage purchases, generate, and maintain financial tracking records
  • Prepare memos, letters, and other documents using Word and Excel
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence
  • Data entry (Admissions, Registrar, and Student Parent Mailing)
  • Direct contact for parents interested in the program
  • Prepare responses for correspondences containing routine inquires
  • Field telephone calls, receive, and direct visitors
  • Fundamental formatting/editing of reports and intake forms for routing and proper dispensation
  • Assist with other duties as needed
  • Perform basic liaison tasks with clients, staff, parents, or other programs: explain policies/procedures, answer various questions, coordinate services and assistance



  • At least 3 years of experience working in college or school admissions office preferred
  • Administrative assistant or office manager experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to foster and manage productive relationships with a wide range of people across multiple college/university settings
  • Extreme attention to detail with superior organizational skills, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Strong time and deadline management skills
  • Has a passion for undergraduate and graduate level students to help create a positive, unique, and effective internship experience
  • Demonstrate ability to work proficiently in various software applications, including MS Word and Excel
  • Database and spreadsheet experience required
  • Experience with or willingness to learn industry-specific software (RenWeb)
  • Knowledge of Bright from The Start policies and accreditation preferred
  • Analytical and detail oriented with a proven record for producing quality work within timelines
  • Exercise independent judgment, decision making abilities, and a high level of confidentiality
  • Bachelor’s Degree required


Soft Skills:

  • People person with a servant’s heart
  • Attention to detail with a great sense of urgency
  • Active listening skills with a vision for the future
  • Anticipate needs of the department
  • Self-starter who sees the big picture
  • Adept at displaying grace under pressure
  • Must have the ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing
  • Persistence with professionalism
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, organizational, time management, and problem solving skills


    Technology Skills:

  • Microsoft Office 365 skills required
  • Must have formal training in office procedures and use of office equipment
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Ren Web



Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience.


This is a full-time school position, offering a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance. The Speech School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals onsite during working hours; vacation and accrued sick leave.


To Apply:

Please submit all of the following documents to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, college transcript, and written submission describing how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise could be beneficial to the Atlanta Speech School (please limit to 500 words).


Subject line: Internship Coordinator/Stepping Stones Administrative Assistant



Iris Goodson

Director of Human Resources




The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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