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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3728477
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 23, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately


Job Description





Administrative Assistant I - Truancy 

Reports to:

Attendance Specialist 



Salary Scale:

Office Support Staff – Pay Band 1

FLSA Status:








The Administrative Assistant facilitates the efficient operation of the school or assigned department by performing a variety of clerical and administrative tasks.



  1. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associates degree, supplemented by courses in business, mathematics and accounting with experience in general office work.
  2. At least three years experience in an administrative support role.
  3. General knowledge of clerical/accounting terminology, methods operations, practices and procedures as well as standard office procedures and practices.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in business English: spelling, grammar, and spoken language to express and/or exchange ideas as well as interact with diverse audiences.
  5. Familiarity and understanding of working with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  6. Ability to establish and follow detailed work procedures and perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
  7. Ability to schedule work load in order to meet deadlines on a weekly basis.
  8. Proficiency in the use of a variety of office machines including computers with experience using Microsoft Office, email and information system applications.
  9. Emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to people and their concerns. Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain collaborative working relationships with administration, co-workers, and the community.  Respects the worth, dignity and individual differences of others.



  1. Answers and transfers phone calls, screening when necessary.
  2. Welcomes and directs visitors, students, and families.
  3. Maintains filing systems as assigned.
  4. Retrieves information as requested from records, email, minutes, and other related documents; prepares written summaries of data when needed.
  5. Responds to and resolves administrative inquiries and questions.
  6. Coordinates and schedules travel, meetings, and appointments for administrative staff or supervisors.
  7. Prepares agendas and schedules for meetings.
  8. Records and distributes minutes or other records for meetings.
  9. Maintains office supplies and coordinates maintenance of office equipment.
  10. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  11. Assumes responsibility for and participates in staff development (professional growth) and training to keep materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date.
  12. Follows appropriate safety procedures and properly maintains equipment.
  13. Responds to telephone, email and in-person requests, inquiries and questions in a professional, polite and responsive manner.
  14. Demonstrates good attendance and punctuality.
  15. Attends all required meetings.
  16. Maintains confidentiality in all matters.
  17. Models professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions, including non-discriminatory and cultural inclusion practices by respecting the worth, dignity and individual beliefs of others.
  18. Complies with and supports school division policies, regulations and procedures.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other building leadership.



Light work, lifting up to 25 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.  Regular travel throughout the office and effectively interacts with staff.  Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; and subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.  Regular contact with staff members is required.  Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.



Performance will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on the evaluation of classified personnel.



The above is intended to describe the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities and requirements of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and meet the demands of this position.


 Contract Amount/Salary will be prorated based on the days remaining in the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Support Staff > Receptionist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Harrisonburg City Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Yeevonne Connolly
    • One Court Square
    • Harrisonburg , Virginia 22801

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