School Secretary for PS 958

  • Posted Date: Apr 19, 2022

Job Details

School Name: PS 958

District: 15

School Site: 836-840 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11232

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: ps958hiring@gmail.com

POSITIONS

School Secretary

DESCRIPTION

Mission: PS 958 is a flexible space for learning that is universally designed, supports neurodiversity and is culturally responsive. Students engage in challenging, real-world exploration that utilizes research-backed instructional practices, builds critical thinking skills and fosters creativity. The school community will work collaboratively to design a student-driven learning experience that supports and affirms the intersection and complexities of all identities, especially those that have been historically marginalized.

  • PS 958 will be an inclusive school that utilizes Universal Design for Learning to support diverse Learners.
  • PS 958 will utilize structured literacy and project/problem based learning as key instructional practices.
  • PS 958 is looking team members with a commitment to inclusive education and supporting students with disabilities.
  • PS 958 is looking for team members with the capacity to collaborate with diverse team members including related service providers, parents and community members to support individualized instruction for students.

A 5-day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the school’s culture and instructional program.

Because we believe that all staff members play an important role in the education of our students, the school will offer opportunities for secretaries to participate in the school community in a variety of ways:

- In-house school committees and/or special programs.

Advance notice of dates will be supplied, and those who participate will be compensated according to the terms of the UFT contract. Staff participation in these activities is voluntary, although strongly encouraged, as they are very important to the development of the school.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Possession of regular New York City School Secretary License, with satisfactory ratings and attendance

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to commit to the school’s mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects:

  • Performing School Secretary tasks in support of the learning community and focus of the school.
  • Assisting Principal with clerical tasks such as updating calendar, making appointments, sending and receiving correspondence.
  • Performing all functions of human services support, as they pertain to the role of school secretary, including payroll and employment processing.
  • Performing all functions of pupil enrollment services, including but not limited to registration, transfers, maintaining required documentation of all enrolled students
  • Performing pupil accounting, payroll, purchasing and supply duties using DOE systems and Microsoft applications
  • Collaborating with all members of the main office staff to serve the school community
  • Engaging and interacting with staff, parents, students, and the school community in a positive manner

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to perform general office management tasks.
  • Ability to process school-wide payroll.
  • Ability to maintain student records and schedules and coordinate all purchases of textbooks, equipment, and supplies.
  • Ability and/or willingness to utilize office equipment and software such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook) and Google Apps
  • Ability and/or willingness to learn advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and accounting and inventory programs.
  • Ability to implement the appropriate procedures regarding student and employee records in keeping with DOE regulations.
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain payroll, purchasing and inventory records.
  • Knowledge of the DOE policies regarding student and employee records.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multifaceted new school environment, including the ability to multi-task

In addition to the cover letter, resume, and interview, applicants must present three references including, if possible, one from a current supervisor. Other references might include a colleague with whom the applicant has collaborated, and/or a professional organization or staff development representative.

 

WORK SCHEDULE & SALARY

As per Collective Bargaining Agreement

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender(sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction(except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above - noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non - Discrimination Policy.

New Requirement

As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Please visit the New Employees page for details regarding Executive Order 75.

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