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Office Assistant

Company: Aspire Public Schools
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionThis is a Temporary, Part-Time opening at Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy.About Aspire:Aspire Public Schools operates a network of high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving TK-12 scholars in communities across California. Founded in 1998-in an effort to transform the inequitable racial, social, and gender outcomes that our communities persist through-Aspire is one of the largest and most forward-thinking open-enrollment public charter school systems in the nation. Our purpose is to prepare our scholars for success in college, career, and life. At Aspire, we set a foundation for our scholars to gain knowledge, skills, and power to access and make choices for their families and post-secondary lives. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff comes together to learn, work, and play in an environment grounded in our values of Bienestar (Well-Being), Culture of Belonging, Community Partnership, Agency & Self-Determination, and Joy.The Opportunity:Behind every successful student is a passionate and dedicated team.Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.The Office Assistant is responsible for assisting the Business/Office Manager in overall office operations of the school. The Office Assistant reports to the Principal or Business/Office Manager, but works closely with all levels within the school and home office, as well as with students, parents, and outside consultants/vendors.What You Will Do:Provide administrative support for the Office Manager and Principal, such as screening visitors/telephone calls, managing correspondence, scheduling meetings and ordering suppliesProcess documents and materials such as student transfers, student cumulative records, schedules, reports, and school newslettersAssist in the maintenance of student records, ensuring they are complete, accurate and properly organizedAssist in all aspects of student enrollment and attendance reporting as directed by Office ManagerMaintain accurate student attendance for the purpose of providing accurate information for District and State reporting (includes daily absence verification calls, receiving/recording tardy students, and ensuring weekly attendance sheets are signed by teachers)Manage confidential information appropriatelyMay assist in free/reduced lunch program reportingAdminister first aid and medication to students to meet immediate health care needsAssist in the collection and processing of payments for a variety of events such as lunch deposits, donations, and fundraisers Attend all relevant Aspire-wide professional development and training sessionsAssist Office Manager in completing school administrative functions/tasks as dictated by school site and home office deliverables; may work with outside vendors, and develop necessary communications internally and externally.Maintain inventory including first aid kit supplies to ensure availability of required items.Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.What You Will Bring:Strong time management and multitasking skillsStrong interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to work with constant interruptions and remain focused; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; learn new procedures and upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditionsAbility to work independently as well as with a teamProfessional appearance and mannerProficiency with Microsoft Office, network printing, copiers and fax machinesFluency in Spanish, highly desirableHS Diploma2 years in fast-paced, ever changing administrative position; experience in a school environment preferableAspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Keywords: Aspire Public Schools, Palo Alto , Office Assistant, Other , Palo Alto, California

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