Principal Secretary Symmes Elementary School (Exempt)

Posted 2 years ago
Employment Type
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Principal Secretary Symmes Elementary School
Exempt, 232 Work Days, 8-Hours Per Day



Assists the administration, teachers and staff and operates a smooth, efficient and organized office that meets the educational goals of the school by performing the following duties.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Types all correspondence, reports, forms, etc. for the school principal.

  • Maintains principal's calendar by scheduling appointments and meetings with parents, community, etc.

  • Serves as a liaison between parents, students and administrators.

  • Maintains staff attendance, tracks personal days and enters payroll daily.

  • Enrolls/withdraws students on district approved database as applicable.

  • Sorts and distributes mail.

  • Secures substitutes when necessary.

  • Orders all supplies and equipment for office.

  • Enters purchase orders and mails daily as applicable.

  • Manages the buildings petty cash as applicable.

  • Organizes and maintains kindergarten and new student registration and orientation.

  • Prepares annual staff directory and emergency phone chain.

  • Maintains student cumulative files.

  • Assists with opening and closing of the school each year.

  • Types and updates student, staff and parent handbooks.

  • Assists the Parent Teacher Organization regarding flow of information to principal and students as applicable.

  • Collaborates with the principal on adult education including finding teachers for classes, selecting classes, creating flyers, tracking participants and collecting and depositing monies as applicable.

  • Types contracts and purchase orders for adult education as applicable.

  • Maintains office equipment such as copy machines, fax machines and printers.

  • Assumes responsibility of maintaining up to date knowledge of technology utilized by the district.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  



High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or one to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience with personal computers is required. Experience with office machinery is required. Experience using the district selected computer software is required.



Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as reference manuals, Board policies and procedures manuals.  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community.  Ability to effectively present information to administration and staff.



Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to use computers where applicable.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Posted By

Sycamore Community Schools

7400 Cornell Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45242

At the following locations

Symmes Elementary School

11820 Enyart Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45242