School Secretary

Provide administrative support in a school.

What does a School Secretary do?

A school secretary performs administrative duties in an educational environment. Not only do school secretaries provide clerical and reception support, but they are also a representatives of schools, and keep them running smoothly.

School secretaries provide administrative support in elementary, middle, or high schools. Your job entails performing office tasks such as typing, filing, and answering phones. However, you also give assistance to teachers and staff by ordering supplies, scheduling meeting, or obtaining paperwork. As a school secretary, you are usually the first person visitors see upon entering the school, so you provide directions to classrooms and offices. You buzz visitors in after official school hours, keep track of doctor slips, make announcements, and verify bus notes.

School secretaries have excellent organization skills, are detail-oriented, and know how to prioritize tasks while working under pressure. Along with good verbal and communication skills, you have knowledge of relevant computer software and basic bookkeeping abilities.

Depending on the school district, a bachelor’s degree may or not be required. For some schools, previous experience in a general secretarial position may take the place of any formal training.