About Hill Learning Center:

Founded in 1977, Hill Learning Center is a hub for equitable and differentiated, research-based practices for supporting students with learning differences and attention challenges. Through a range of K-12 student and educator programs, and strategic partnerships with leaders in the field, Hill aspires to ensure students with learning and attention challenges receive the instruction and support they need, regardless of where they attend school or whether they have a formal diagnosis.

Hill Learning Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Hill Learning Center is also approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as an "alternative" school for children with learning disabilities, and Hill’s Professional Development Training Program is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.

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Hill grounds our work in our Core Values and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Core Values

We Learn We are lifelong learners. We approach all that we do with a growth mindset and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. We learn from our students, our colleagues, other educators, and our partners. We seek out and embrace new ideas while remaining true to strategies we know work.

We Empower We empower students to take charge of their own learning and lives. We empower teachers to use their knowledge, skills and creativity to lead students to success. We empower staff to discover new and better ways of doing things.

We Reach We strive to reach an ever-increasing number of students, teachers, and schools to support their growth and success. We partner to extend our reach, expand our expertise, and learn from others. We challenge and support students, teachers, our partners, and our colleagues to reach their full potential.

We Relate We develop personal relationships with students, parents, teachers, colleagues, and partners. We empathize. We listen. We communicate. We collaborate. We connect. We relate.

We Care We care about students and their families. We care about teachers. We care about each other. We care about making a difference in students' lives, in schools and school districts, and in our community.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Hill believes every student needs success.

We honor and value each individual.

We celebrate differences and diversity.

We are stronger when we are inclusive.

We strive for equity in all we do.

Hill Learning Center (Hill) aspires to be a learning hub in support of the 1 in 5 students with learning differences and attention challenges. With a range of programs for students, educators, and families, Hill is a small, mission-driven, and entrepreneurial nonprofit of dedicated professionals committed to helping students achieve their potential and advancing equitable, research-based instructional practices. The Administrative and Support Specialist plays a critical role in providing clerical and administrative assistance across the entire organization to help ensure that Hill achieves its objectives and that daily operations run smoothly and professionally. The position also serves as a front-line customer-service provider greeting visitors, parents, workshop participants, and guests with courtesy, warmth, a desire to help, and professionalism.

This role is full-time, non-exempt position with vacation, insurance, and retirement benefits. It reports to the Chief of Staff and works across all levels of the organization. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Only local candidates will be considered.

Primary responsibilities include:

Provide essential, flexible administrative leadership and support across the organization

  • Greet and assist visitors entering Hill through the Kirby-Horton Teacher Training Center
  • Screen phone calls and route caller to the appropriate person
  • Keep inventory of catering kitchen supplies, food, and beverages stocked for all events and ongoing use, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings
  • Provide real-time scheduling support for the Executive Director by booking appointments, managing travel, and preventing conflicts
  • Maintain order and cleanliness in the training lobby, outreach kitchen and outreach workroom
  • Manage and share email highlighting weekly meetings and events happening across Hill
  • Assemble informational packets for various meetings and constituents.
  • Assist in scheduling, support, food/refreshments, and preparation for faculty/staff, board, and external visitor meetings as requested
  • Serve as backup for school front desk support for Student Programs Specialist
  • Distribute incoming mail; create daily list of checks for finance
    and advancement departments; make copies of checks/check logs and
    distribute to proper departments
  • Assist Leadership Team with travel arrangements and organize/process receipts
  • Identify key efficiencies and make recommendations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Chief of Staff

Provide support to Professional Development (teacher training) and Advancement (marketing, communications, fundraising, partnership development) Teams

  • Prepare workshop materials and assemble folders for onsite and offsite trainings
  • Responsible for day of workshop execution including ordering supplies, setting up the room, catering, preparing materials, and clean up.
  • Coordinate catering for workshops
  • Assist Advancement with administrative tasks, event support, and database entry and support (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Assist in preparation and execution of direct mail for Advancement Team
  • Assist in preparation and scheduling of Advancement events and committee meetings
  • Maintain alumni/volunteer plaques

Position also has the following team and All Hill responsibilities:

  • Participate in team meetings, activities and events as needed.
  • Participate regularly in All Hill meetings, events, and committees.
  • Build collaborative working relationships across All Hill while enhancing knowledge of all facets of the organization.
  • Advance Hill culture and core values and identify ways to contribute, build community, and support others beyond individual and team responsibilities.
  • Understand Hill programs and team structures


  • Must embrace the mission and core values of Hill Learning Center
  • Possess high degree of computer literacy and competence (Microsoft Office, Google Drive; experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and customer-service orientation
  • Display initiative and independence in carrying our responsibilities with strong motivation and problem-solving skills
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals with a proven ability to set priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Attention to details
  • Desire to be proactive and create a positive experience for others
  • Professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate
  • Be willing to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of related professional experience, ideally in a nonprofit or K-12 educational context