Nevada Connections Academy Administrative Assistant in Tumwater, Washington

Job Details

Requisition Number

18-0426

Post Date

5/17/2018

Title

Administrative Assistant

City

Tumwater

State

WA

Description

Company Summary:

At Connections Academy, helping students maximize their potential and meet the highest

performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program is at the core of our mission. Connections Academy was founded in 2001 to deliver high-quality, highly accountable online education to students in grades K-12. Hallmarks of Connections

Academy-supported online schools include personalized learning, an award-winning curriculum and Education Management System (EMS), dedicated state-certified teachers, and a supportive school community. Parents of enrolled students consistently share their

satisfaction with Connections Academy: 92% “would recommend the schools to other families” and 95% say the curriculum is “high quality.” In 2017, Connections Academy-supported public schools serve students in 27 states, while the private online school, International

Connections Academy meets the online school needs of students worldwide. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Academy is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic

and personal success. Connections Academy is part of the global learning company, Pearson, and its Online & Blended Learning group. For more information, visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.

Washington Connections Academy (WACA) is a tuition-free, virtual public school serving students in grades K-8 statewide

during the 2016-17 school year. The school will add one high school grade per year, ultimately serving students in grades K–12. WACA is operated in partnership with the Mary M. Knight school district and under contract with Connections Academy to provide its

educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Working from the office in Tumwater, Washington, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for daily administrative tasks of the school such as answering phones and email,

receiving visitors, assisting the principal and teachers with administrative tasks, filing and other duties as assigned.

  • Entering data into the online student information system

  • Answering the phones

  • Speak with Parents and Students

  • Outbound communication via phone, online chat and email with various stakeholders;

  • Generating required reporting and school specific form collection

  • Prepare reports for teachers and administrators by collecting, entering, and analyzing information and data

  • Ability to assist in the training and mentoring of new administrative assistants

  • Keep projects and reports on schedule

  • Demonstrate ability to organize resources and a planned approach in order to execute projects efficiently and timely

  • Motivated, self-starter who can work independently and in cross-functional team environment

  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner

  • Excellent follow-up skills; e.g. obtaining missing paperwork or checking in with people to keep a project moving forward

  • Assist school Principal with a wide variety of daily responsibilities; and

  • Additional duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and web-based applications is essential

  • Intermediate or higher skill level in MS Excel

  • Proficiency with Google Applications (Mail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, etc.)

  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality (FERPA)

  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Customer focused approach

  • High degree of flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced team environment

  • Preferred: experience with computer-based Information Systems