School District #001 School Secretary - Anwatin Middle (2017-2018) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position. Job Title: School Secretary - Anwatin Middle (2017-2018) and Requisition ID number: 49650 Close Date: 11:59 PM on 05/25/2017 Organizational Unit: Anwatin IB World School & Spanish Dual (10000875) Site: Anwatin Middle (0301) FTE: 0.50 FTE; 20 hours/week; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time Union: AFSCME(29) Functional Area: Clerical Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position. **************************************************************************************** SUMMARY Under general supervision, performs clerical and secretarial support for an MPS elementary or middle school site; provides information and assistance to MPS staff, students and clients; resolves operational issues, using knowledge of the operations and policies of MPS. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Provide clerical and standard secretarial support for the School Principal; perform administrative support duties and work independently, and makes appropriate decisions based on experience. * Collect data and report information; maintain accounts for budget, grant funds, purchasing, payroll, timekeeping, transportation, enrollment, attendance, registration, and records requests. * Keep daily attendance records for staff and records of overtime and compensation time; assists with managing timekeeping records and payroll reporting; secures substitutes to cover classrooms. * Maintain computer database and files; enter data; research electronic and paper files, records, and documents; review and update statistical information, reports and technical documents. * Order, receive and distribute supplies and equipment. Monitor school security system, lock and unlock doors, and manage key controls. * Provide customer service, information and assistance to MPS staff, students, parents, visitors and others having business with MPS; coordinate communication at school site; explain MPS rules, policies and procedures. * Access MPS files, and locate information for clients, staff, local agencies and others as authorized; prepare and distribute school calendar, information packets and other communications. * Apply judgment and knowledge of the operations of the school to resolve problems and make work process decisions; refer matters requiring policy interpretation to supervisor for resolution. * May coordinate, prioritize, cross-train and review work of clerical and support staff. Knowledge of * Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment. * Specialized MPS and state agency software applications and network operating environments. * Customer service principles, protocols and methods. * Local community resources and community services programs. * Principles of record keeping and records management. * Professional standards for business correspondence, writing, spelling and grammar. Business and personal computers, including spreadsheet, word processing, and database software applications. * Preferred knowledge of MPS organization, operations, policies and procedures. EDUCATION High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND three years of office administration and computer experience in a public school district; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. **************************************************************************************** Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny