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School Administrative Assistant (NES) Permanent

South Shore Regional Centre for Education

The South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE) practices the culturally responsive pedagogy approach in providing an inclusive, diverse, equitable, safe and healthy education that supports learning and success both personally and academically to the 59,000 residents of Lunenburg and Queens Counties, an area of 5,250 square kilometres and a total of 23 schools.

Regional Centres for Education have Employment Equity Policies and/or processes and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian and African ancestry and Mi'kmaw/Indigenous ancestry. Please ensure that you complete the self-identification portion on the position application.

Position: School Adminiatrative Assistant

Location: Newcombville Elementary School

Reports to: School Principal

Employee Group: NSGEU

Application Deadline: Thursday June 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (AST)

Rate of Pay: $18.67/ hour

Start/End Date: Permanent August 19, 2022


  • Completion of Grade 12 and a community college administrative assistant program, or equivalent
  • Related experience in a public office (preferably in education)
  • Accurate word processing, bookkeeping and spreadsheet skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public


  • Excellent filing, word processing and reception skills
  • Self Starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
  • Persistence, assertiveness, confidentiality
  • Team player, committed to promoting quality service

Task Dimensions:

  • Prepares correspondence for school administration and teaching staff and circulates as required.
  • Maintains accurate school accounts and prepares timely payroll, human resource, and student records reports, for example:
  • Submits regular summary report of teacher absences and substitute teachers
  • Coordinates submission of casual replacement time reports, overtime and absentee reports for non?teaching staff
  • Inputs student information for computerized student information systems and generates reports as required by school administration
  • Reconciles orders, processes funds received and balances accounts for various school accounts
  • Provides clerical support to school administration, for example:
  • Maintains an up-to date schedule of room and facility bookings
  • Collates morning announcements
  • Schedules parent-teacher interviews
  • Takes incoming calls from parents and the public and directs them to the appropriate staff.
  • Initiates process to notify parents of early dismissals
  • Submits maintenance and technology work requests electronically
  • Coordinates yearly school/classroom bulk supply order
  • Provides supportive services directly to students.

Thank you for your interest in the South Shore Regional Centre for Education, however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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