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Fusion Academy Santa Barbara / Director of First Impressions



The Director of First Impressions is responsible for serving as the welcoming presence of Fusion by greeting guests and staff in a warm, sincere, and upbeat manner. The Director of First Impressions answers phones with a helpful attitude and serves as the local office manager by assisting with student attendance, teacher and administration communication, scheduling, data input file creation, supply ordering, daily office upkeep, mail, and school specific email.


- Ensure that the phone is answered 100% of the time in a quick, warm, and upbeat manner during regular school hours.

- Answer and genuinely communicate parent's and professional's top 20 most frequently asked questions regarding Fusion.

- Assist teachers, parents, and administration in adjusting and maintaining the master schedule.

- Keep all necessary school and marketing supplies in stock by maintaining inventory and proactively ordering through the defined Fusion procurement process.

- Create and maintain relationships with all staff and students by being a warm, welcoming presence at the front desk.

- Greet all guests at front desk.

- Support Head of School with the admissions process.

- Maintain and organize student records.

- Provide celebrity experience to both staff and families.

- Help staff navigate company systems and processes.

- Participate in leadership meetings.

- Continuously enhance Fusion culture and happiness factor with students and staff.

- Support planning and execution of school events, including prom and graduation.

- Meet weekly with the Head of School to discuss administrative and campus needs.

- Assist with campus events.

- Support state compliance requirements.

- Be an integral part of the Crisis Management Team.

- Other duties as assigned.


- Bachelor's degree and at least three years of administrative assistant experience.

- Background in education and experience with students with ADD/ADHD is a plus.

- Maintain regular core work hours in the school (Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 and evening hours as needed.

- Supportive nature and ability to stay upbeat in difficult situations.

- Patient and understanding.

- Being an invaluable member of the campus leadership team.

- Creating positive relationships with students, parents, teachers, and the community.

- Our ideal candidate is an outgoing, well-organized individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.


- Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

- Strong customer focus and understanding of servant leadership.

- Patience and problem solving approach when addressing issues.

- Ability to handle a fast-paced environment and embrace change with flexibility.

- Highly organized with the ability to constantly multitask.

- Understand and execute core systems and processes.

- Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written and oral communication.

- Solid listening and communicating skills.

- Ability to interpret and apply data.

- Well versed in technology and ability to teach others new technologies.

- Motivation to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

- Ability to stay upbeat even in difficult situations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

Number of openings: 1
FT/PT: FT (full-time)
Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt

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Downtown Ambassador I

Santa Barbara Public Works Department
Downtown Ambassador I
Hourly Position/20 hrs/wk

Salary $18.45 Hourly

Part-time, hourly City staff position with primary duties to offer hospitality and information, to observe and report activities, behavior, and the condition of the infrastructure on State Street. Position works directly with the Downtown Parking Program, a work group within the Public Works Department reporting to the Parking Supervisors and Parking Coordinators; working with businesses, residents, visitors and other City staff in the State Street corridor; act as the initial contact for local businesses and community members to observe and report on problems of illegal behavior, illegal lodging or abandoned property; identify, address, and report unacceptable behavior and chronic nuisance related issues through a highly visible uniformed presence; observe and report on illegal behavior of suspected violations of municipal and other code violations; identify individuals who are in most need of assistance and provide referrals to appropriate resources; work closely with the Public Works and Police Departments, other municipal and non-profit social service organizations, citizens and the business community in identifying problems; attend community/business meetings as directed; work with other City departments to refer complaints that can be mitigated through other methods; observe and report on individuals whose actions endanger person or property; maintain accurate records, write reports; and performs related duties as required. The ability to speak Spanish is desirable. Ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of local social issues such as drug/alcohol dependency, mental health programs available to assist those in need of obtaining services; basic grammar skills to complete report forms; safe work practices and knowing who to refer. Candidate must possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; operate a two-way radio; maintain records and prepare concise reports; and utilize computer to prepare reports; deal effectively, tactfully and compassionately with the public and use skill to interact with diverse groups of people; identify those individuals who are in need of assistance and recognize potential illegal behavior, illegal lodging or abandoned property, illegal skateboarding and bicycling; observe possible safety hazards and report to the Supervisor; interpret and explain city policies and procedures; work well under pressure; work independently; use good objective judgment and common sense; represent the city favorably; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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