Executive Assistant (Superintendent Office) (CC: 6198)

Job | Posted 3 days ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


TITLE: Executive Assistant
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPOSIBILITIES: To provide administrative support to the Superintendent within the district. Perform highly responsible, confidential and complex secretarial and administrative assistance duties; exercise independent judgment in assisting the Superintendent in administrative details, requiring considerable knowledge, use and interpretation of District policies and procedures; coordinate and oversee the preparation of the Board agenda.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist the Superintendent with administrative matters; interview callers, exercising considerable judgment and applying experience in making decisions; provide information in accordance with established procedures and policies; refer problems requiring technical answers to appropriate administrators.
  • Coordinate preparation of the Board of Education agenda; assure proper content, format, order and supporting documentation; confer with submitting departments as needed regarding revisions and corrections; incorporate materials into resolution form for presentation to the Board; attend Board meetings.
  • Oversee and coordinate the preparation of official minutes of Board meetings; maintain official record of the minutes.
  • Provide assistance to the Board of Education as needed, including research of policy questions and coordination of Board requests and activities; maintain subject indexes of Board actions for historical and reference purposes; maintain other records required by policy, regulations or law.
  • Maintain Superintendent's calendar; arrange for meetings of the Superintendent with various groups both within and outside the District.
  • Conduct initial interviews on the phone or in person with students, teachers and parents; answer questions, refer to appropriate staff member and schedule appointment with the Superintendent; receive and resolve complaints as appropriate or refer matters to proper personnel.
  • Screen and route the Superintendent's incoming correspondence; indicate coverage and action required; follow up to assure prompt response or action, consulting, as necessary, with legal advisors and other administrators.
  • Take and transcribe dictation including information regarding confidential matters; attend a variety of meetings and record proceedings in a prescribed manner.
  • Organize and coordinate the work of office staff; establish and revise clerical priorities in accordance with schedules and time lines; assure conformance with established procedures and standards of quality.
  • Remain current concerning issues, situations and conditions of special interest to the Superintendent and Board members.
  • Attend and participate in a variety of administrative meetings.
  • Exercise discretion in disseminating information, explaining policies and procedures and speaking as directed for the Superintendent in personal and telephone contacts and meetings.
  • Research records and obtain information from other offices and agencies as necessary to perform assigned duties.
  • Compose effective correspondence independently; reference policies, rules and regulations in preparing correspondence; review and edit material prepared by others.
  • Conduct research of problems and situations, consulting with involved staff members, investigating policies and procedures and gathering background materials; prepare reports involving research as directed for use by the Superintendent.
  • Consult with District personnel and others concerning specific issues and situations.
  • Perform a variety of general secretarial duties including sorting and routing mail; receive and refer telephone calls; operate computer, copier, dictation equipment, electronic typewriter and recording machines and equipment as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Principles, practices and procedures utilized in an administrative office.
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment and application software.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Record-keeping techniques, write routine documents.
  • Mastery of English and Spanish written language; usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Perform highly responsible and complex secretarial and administrative assistance duties in support of the Superintendent.
  • Exercise independent judgment in assisting the Superintendent in administrative details, requiring considerable knowledge, use and interpretation of District policies and procedures.
  • Attend Board of Education meetings and take minutes.
  • Prepare minutes for meetings of the Board of Education.
  • Compile and prepare agendas for management and other meetings.
  • Read, interpret, explain and follow rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of complex and confidential files and records.
  • Organize and oversee the work of office staff.
  • Compose effective correspondence independently.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including computer terminal.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Take and transcribe dictation at an acceptable rate of speed.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
  • Understand and work within scope of authority.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Work confidentially with discretion.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Minimum of three years experience in an executive secretarial position or an administrative official preferably in school setting. Familiarity with preparation of Board materials.  Experience in assisting top management in executing their functions with demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • B.A. Degree is desirable or equivalent Certificate.

Posted By

Isaac School District


At the following locations

District Office

3348 West McDowell Road , Phoenix, AZ 85009