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Duties

 The school secretary serves as the face of the school, greeting students and parents and providing them with information. The job of School Secretary is for the purpose/s of providing secretarial and administrative support to the Administration; communicating information to students, parents, staff, and/or other districts and supporting the broad array of services provided to students, parents, instructional and support employees.  

Essential Functions 
• Assists other personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.  
• Collects fees and/or funds from student events (e.g. field trips, uniforms, ticket sales, yearbooks, dances, fundraisers, student fee money, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and timely completion of transactions.  
• Compiles data from a variety of sources (e.g. calendars, meetings, etc.) for the purpose of complying with administrative requirements.  
• Coordinates a variety of programs and/or activities for the purpose of ensuring availability of facilities and/or equipment and delivering services in conformance to established guidelines.  
• Evaluates situations (e.g. involving other staff, students, parents, the public, police, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolutions.  
• Greets all incoming visitors for the purpose of ensuring that guests sign in/out as required.  
• Maintains a variety of computerized and manual records, files, and department databases (e.g. information packets, rosters/listings, calendars, outstanding supply orders, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing reliable information and complying with district, state and federal requirements.  
• Maintains inventory of supplies and materials (e.g. forms, office supplies, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring items’ availability.  • Monitors assigned department/program activities (e.g. purchase orders, office machine operations, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completion in compliance with established financial, legal and/or administrative requirements.  
• Orients new personnel regarding appropriate school and district practices (e.g. directions, building procedures, etc.) for the purpose of effectively assimilating new personnel into school operations. 
• Performs record keeping and general clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, faxing, mailings, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or materials as needed.  
• Prepares a wide variety of reports and written materials (e.g. correspondence, agendas, minutes, newsletters, bulletins, programs, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information in accordance with district, state, federal and/or administrative requirements.  
• Prepares written materials (e.g. correspondence, agendas, minutes, newsletter, Parent Handbook, bulletins, reports, bank deposits, receipts, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.  • Processes a variety of fiscal information (e.g. incoming invoices, purchase orders/requisitions, refund requests, special payment requests, student fees, cash receipts, AR invoicing, statements, etc.) for the purpose of updating information, transmitting information and/or complying with district, state and federal requirements.  
• Processes documentation and materials (e.g. mail, supplies, registrations, collections, work orders, forms, field trip forms, receipts, bank deposits, student database updates, requisitions, etc.) for the purpose of disseminating information to appropriate parties for action. • Responds to inquiries from a wide variety of internal and external parties (e.g. staff, parents, students, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, facilitating communication among department and/or providing direction as may be required.  
• Schedules various activities (e.g. meetings, assemblies, special programs, referral appointments, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in meeting staff needs and efficiently utilizing personnel, equipment and facilities.  
• Supports Principal and other administrative personnel for the purpose of assisting with their administrative functions.  

Other Functions
• Attends meetings as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.  
• Maintains office equipment, tools and work areas (e.g. cleaning, load supplies, clear paper jams, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a safe working environment and the availability of items within a specific time frame.  

Responsibility
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and maintaining a positive school image at all times.   

Lansing School District #158 is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Qualifications

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment, including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records. Bilingual preferred for the purpose of assisting parents with communication needs when conducting school business. 

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic mathematical calculations; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: business telephone etiquette; accounting/bookkeeping principles; and concepts of grammar and punctuation.  

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.  In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.   Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate.  Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; multitasking; meeting deadlines and schedules; working with frequent interruptions; setting priorities; working as part of a team; making independent decisions; and administering immediate first aid.  

Salary/Benefits

Competitive plus benefits package 

Email Address

tcarter@d158.net

Job Posting Date

12/18/2023

Start Date

7/29/2024