Competition #: 298C8-May2423A
Position: School Based Administrative Assistant
Location: Broad Street School 9-12
Assignment: Administrative Assistant
Start Date: Tuesday, August 01 2023
Posted: Wednesday, May 24 2023 12:00 PM
Deadline: Wednesday, May 31 2023 12:00 PM
The Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) is the largest Centre for Education in Atlantic Canada with over 10,000 full-time, part-time and casual employees. Serving more than 56,000 students in 135 schools, our geographic region spans a 350 km radius. Add yourself to a world of learning today!
- Attractive schedules offering work/life balance
- Competitive compensation and time off
- Comprehensive health and dental benefits cost-shared with the employer
- Defined benefit pension plan with contributions matched by the employer
- Access to generous sick time benefits
- Excellent career opportunities and potential for professional growth and development
- Employee and Family Assistance Program
School Based Administrative Assistants are members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, Local 53 (NSGEU). The NSGEU collective agreement can be accessed by clicking HERE .
The School Based Administrative Assistant shall provide the required administrative support to the school in all aspects of its day to day operations. A School Based Administrative Assistant works in a team-based environment and displays a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in dealing with the general public, students, staff, volunteers and outside agencies. Consistent with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Halifax Regional Centre for Education policies, the Administrative Assistant will work within an established accountability framework to ensure maximum results are achieved in delivering support services to schools. Working collaboratively within the school, the Administrative Assistant reports directly to the School Principal.
a) Completion of a diploma/certificate program from a recognized institution in Office Administration/Management, Secretarial Science, or an acceptable equivalent obtained through relevant job training and experience;
b) Minimum two (2) years recent experience in a fast-paced office environment utilizing an advanced computer system with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases;
c) Willingness to train in job-related software programs including an advanced Student Information System, accounting software and website maintenance required.
Rate of Pay:
The starting hourly rate is $24.20. Rates are based on a five (5) step scale with step increases occurring annually in accordance with the Collective Agreement as shown below.
Annual Salary based on a 10-month schedule
This is a 10-month per year position with a work schedule in accordance with the school year calendar which includes time off at Christmas and March Break. Permanent Administrative Assistants (10-month) remain at the same site annually and are placed on layoff when school is not in session for the months of July and August (unpaid period).
Hours of Work:
Seven (7) hours per day (excluding lunch) totalling 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Administrative Assistants are entitled to an unpaid lunch break of at least one-half (1/2) hour and up to one (1) hour to be scheduled in consultation with the immediate supervisor.
In accordance with Article 21.03 (b) of the NSGEU Collective Agreement the start date of the position may vary from the date listed above should the successful applicant be a bargaining unit employee.
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Nova Scotia's Regional Centres for Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) are committed to an inclusive education system that supports the well-being and achievement of every student and is high-quality, culturally and linguistically responsive.
The Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) is actively working to hire individuals from under-represented groups, particularly people of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian and African ancestry and Mi'kmaw/Indigenous ancestry, to work toward equitable representation within all employee groups. Equitable hiring strengthens the knowledge and expertise in our schools, and supports our public education system in establishing schools as safe, caring, and accessible learning spaces that support all students. This will provide opportunities for students to see themselves reflected throughout their schools, learning resources, and within their learning experiences.
HRCE has a Recruitment, Selection and Hiring of Staff Policy 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, in compliance with the applicable collective agreements or terms and conditions of employment. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Diversity Management section under the Questionnaire heading in the online resume.
Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment with the Halifax Regional Centre for Education is contingent upon providing a satisfactory Criminal Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Abuse Registry Search.