East Union Community School District
Building/Department Assignment: Elementary
Reports to: Building Principal
A secretary performs a wide variety of duties and manages the processing of a number of records and reports. Most actions are directed by the general policies and precedents of the system, or by the requests of administration. Within the limits of the employee's assigned authority, a secretary is expected to analyze and resolve problems, or consult with his/her supervisor on matters that may have a wider reaching impact. A secretary operates under general directions and is expected to plan and organize work to promote a welcoming and efficient school operation.
- Earned a High School diploma or advanced degree
- Demonstrate good communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, email, etc.)
- Demonstrate keyboarding and computer skills
- Must be courteous and cooperative with students, school staff, supervisors, and patrons.
- Must be able to handle and prioritize multiple requests
- Must be able to attend to detail and take tasks from start to completion in a timely manner
- Must be able to work in noisy and crowded conditions
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Status _____Full Time _____Part Time
1. Essential Functions
- Works with a cheerful, helpful and open-minded attitude.
- Communicates and works effectively with individuals/departments of the school district and students.
- Communicates and works effectively with parents and community members.
- Supports the philosophy and mission of the East Union School District.
- Demonstrates the ability to get along with and have a positive effect on others.
- Is able to accept directions, changing situations and work assignments.
- Utilizes time appropriately and follows all work rules and policies.
- Exemplifies good work habits for other employees.
- Demonstrates physical, mental, and emotional ability to perform assigned duties.
- Dresses in appropriate attire, giving special attention to cleanliness, neatness and general grooming.
- Shows initiative in willingness to assume responsibility by being able to determine priority in work schedule.
- Stays abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques and plans constructively for future needs or changes. (Ex. Tries new ways of doing a job, learns new technologies, etc.)
2. Essential Responsibilities
- Performs scheduled job in a quick and efficient manner.
- Checks at completion of scheduled job to see if others need assistance completing their jobs.
- Looks for work to do, plans ahead to see what needs to be done, and uses own initiative to get this work done; unless otherwise directed by supervisor.
- Ensures that all activities conform to district guidelines.
- Receives and organizes purchase orders of materials.
- Answers telephone and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfers calls to appropriate individuals.
- Completes forms in accordance with school procedures.
- Composes, types, and distributes meetings notes, routine correspondence, and reports.
- Greets visitors and callers, handles their inquiries, and directs them to the appropriate person(s) according to their needs.
- Locates and attaches appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies.
- Mails materials and other information related to the needs of the building.
- Makes copies of correspondence and other printed material.
- Opens, routes, and distributes incoming mail and other material and prepares answers to routine letters.
- Schedules and/or confirms appointments for students, parents, patrons, or supervisors.
- Sets up and maintains an orderly paper and electronic filing systems for records, correspondence, and other material.
- Distributes office passes and notes as directed.
- Collects and disburses funds from cash accounts and keeps records of collections of collections and disbursements.
- Conducts searches to find needed information, using sources such as the Internet.
- Manages projects and contributes to committee and/or team work.
- Operates electronic mail systems and coordinates the flow of information both internally and with agencies and patrons.
- Organizes and processes student registration materials.
- Orders and dispenses supplies for office and teachers, maintaining an adequate amount of supplies necessary.
- Receive and organize purchase orders of materials.
- Disperses checks.
- Provides services to customers, such as order placement and account information.
- Reviews work done by others to check for correct spelling and grammar, ensures that school policies are followed, and recommends revisions.
- Provides training and orientation to new staff.
- Engages substitute staff as needed.
- Operates office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phone systems, and uses computers for spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and other applications.
- Ensures that all activities conform to district guidelines.
3. Essential Responsibilities Specific to the Position
- Calls parents to confirm attendance.
- Types/copies attendance letters of notification and distribute.
- Reports quarterly attendance to building staff.
- Does Attendance Award certificates.
- Assists with the charting, entering rosters and reporting of diagnostic and/or achievement testing/results.
- Collects money from students and parents for meal payments.
- Maintains photo/celebration boards on regular basis (at least four times annually).
- Administers first aid to ill/injured students in the absence of the school nurse, according to school policy.
- Maintains an accurate inventory of office and teacher supplies and equipment.
- Assists teachers with lamination.
- Maintains and coordinates staff leave forms.
- Assists with recording of grading forms.
- Has oversight of the elementary office area.
- Collects supply orders from teachers.
- Maintains a time clock for submission at end of each school month.
4. General Responsibilities
Responsible for other related duties as assigned by the Principal or Superintendent.
Shall conform to all equity rules and regulations relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of gender, race, creed, national/ethnic origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
Board Adopted November 17, 2008