Job Description

Academy District 20 Mission Statement

The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

Executive Secretary
Provides administrative assistance and secretarial services to the Director and department supervisors.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Acts as a resource for inquiries from staff and community
  • Answers telephone and greets visitors, providing information and routing inquiries as appropriate
  • Arranges, schedules, prepares agendas, produces and disseminates minutes for stakeholder meetings and orientations
  • Assists applicants and new staff with appropriate paperwork and processes
  • Assists in the preparation and production of items related to grants and reports for the Colorado Department of Education, district administration, and the Board of Education
  • Assists with hiring-related tasks and processes
  • Assists, schedules, and confirms appointments and meetings
  • Attends professional meetings, seminars, and workshops
  • Creates, updates, prepares, collates, analyzes, and processes reports related to job-specific responsibilities
  • Files and sorts a variety of documents including sensitive and confidential information
  • Interprets, explains, and executes district rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to staff and the public
  • Maintains related information related to specific responsibilities
  • Maintains various databases, reports, and office filing systems
  • Maintains/prepares budget records and summaries
  • Opens, sorts, and distributes incoming mail, and prepares outgoing mail as requested
  • Organizes and assists with sponsored events
  • Organizes interview processes
  • Performs a variety of bookkeeping procedures within the department and reconciles/tracks various accounts
  • Performs a variety of duties using various types of office equipment
  • Performs routine activities related to departmental functions and job-specific responsibilities
  • Prepares and coordinates travel documentation and arrangements
  • Prepares and processes data and reports related to job-specific responsibilities
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, and updates lists related to job-specific responsibilities
  • Processes information, paperwork, and files
  • Provides assistance to district staff consistent with job-specific responsibilities
  • Provides assistance to other office staff
  • Supports school and department administration inquiries
  • Updates required state and federal compliance documents and notification processes

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, administrators, departments, other agencies, and the general public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, performing a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to prepare correspondence on routine matters
  • Advanced knowledge of technology and related software utilized within the department
  • Demonstrates discernment, excellence, honesty, integrity, patience, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
  • Detail-oriented
  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
  • Excellent cooperative and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated successful experience in human relations and communications
  • Knowledge of office methods and procedures, to include appropriate telephone etiquette
  • Knowledge of record keeping and filing techniques
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • 3 years of professional office experience

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience in a K-12 educational office setting

Additional Work Environment Information:

  • Work is generally performed within a standard office environment.
  • The incumbent may experience exposure to noise levels associated with a standard office environment.

See general Work Environment details below.

Additional Physical Demands Information:

See general Physical Demands details below.

Salary/Pay: $17.79 per hour

Hours per Day: 8

Number of Days per Week: 5

Days of the Week: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Number of Days per Year: 260
FTE: 1

TE: .86

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
  • The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
  • The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
  • The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.

Physical Demands:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

Cognitive Functions:

The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the fingerprinting charge at the Colorado Springs Police Department as well as for the FBI charge.

All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.

All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.

How to Apply:
Current District 20 Staff:
Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on 20Net Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR - Other Forms and Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.
New Applicants:
New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online application. Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application. Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.
If you are a new applicant and are invited to interview for a classified position, please consider bringing the following documentation to your interview:
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable): Copies acceptable. If you did not receive a degree, but attended a college or university and have a minimum of 48 credit hours, you may provide transcripts.
  • Specialized training certification: Copies acceptable.
  • Letters of Recommendation.
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