High School Principal's Secretary

Long Lake, Minnesota
Competitive wage + benefits.
Nov 01, 2017
Nov 24, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary:   High School Principal’s Secretary

  • Provide support to the high school principal and assistance to building staff as needed and as directed by the principal.
  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure that the Principal’s schedule is followed and respected.
  • Provide oversight and support for High School engagement efforts, recognition programs, and administrative-level correspondence; these must align with the mission and adopted strategies of the Orono Public Schools, and are often time-sensitive.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues throughout the school system to exchange or convey information.
  • Assist the Principal in preparing and disseminating communications in a variety of formats, including web, social media, email, mass mailings, press-releases, and emergency communications
  • Manage a variety of special projects for the Principal as assigned or designated.
  • Facilitate the daily operation of the office.
  • Assist students, parents, visitors, and vendors who come into the office, in obtaining necessary information.
  • Review and respond to emails, voice mail, phone messages, and written correspondence.
  • Maintain automated substitute system, prepare timecards, provide instructions.  Call for substitutes as needed. 
  • Work with Associate Principal regarding student graduation (communicate with vendors regarding orders, custodians regarding facilities, and faculty regarding ceremonies).
  • Schedule repairs, order supplies, report meter readings, monitor fax, and manage in-coming and out-going mail.
  • Enter purchase orders and code invoices to be paid by accounts payable.
  • Use ‘fines’ databases to collect/record fines, and makes deposits.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma required.  Associate or Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Previous work in a school office setting preferred.
  • Previous work as an administrative assistant preferred.
  • Must possess knowledge of data privacy rules and statutes and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly learn new programs required.
  • Dedication to providing the highest level of customer service to the school community.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work responsibilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and openness to change, unconditionally required.
  • Ability to initiate tasks based on situational needs required
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing development and dedication to continuous professional growth.
  • Ability to problem solve and diffuse difficult situations and respond in crisis situations.
  • Must develop and demonstrate a commitment to advancing the District mission and goals through careful attention to the key themes of Academics, Character, and Relationships.
  • Previous experiences with Synergy data management system and State Discipline Reporting preferred.

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