At Connections Academy, helping students maximize their potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program is at the core of our mission. Connections Academy was founded in 2001 to deliver high-quality, highly accountable online education to students in grades K-12. Hallmarks of Connections Academy-supported online schools include personalized learning, an award-winning curriculum and Education Management System (EMS), dedicated state-certified teachers, and a supportive school community. Parents of enrolled students consistently share their satisfaction with Connections Academy: 92% "would recommend the schools to other families" and 95% say the curriculum is "high quality." In 2017, Connections Academy-supported public schools serve students in 27 states, while the private online school, International Connections Academy meets the online school needs of students worldwide. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Academy is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Academy is part of the global learning company, Pearson, and its Online & Blended Learning group. For more information, visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.
Washington Connections Academy (WACA) is a tuition-free, virtual public school serving students in grades K-12 statewide. WACA has three schools under its umbrella of shared-services model. It operates in partnerships with the Mary M. Knight School District, South Kitsap School District, and Goldendale School District and under contract with Connections Academy to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Pearson, is accredited by AdvancED.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from the office in Tumwater, Washington, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for daily administrative tasks of the school such as answering phones and email, receiving visitors, assisting the principal and teachers with administrative tasks, filing and other duties as assigned.
Entering data into the online student information system
Answering the phones
Speak with Parents and Students
Outbound communication via phone, online chat and email with various stakeholders;
Generating required reporting and school specific form collection
Prepare reports for teachers and administrators by collecting, entering, and analyzing information and data
Ability to assist in the training and mentoring of new administrative assistants
Keep projects and reports on schedule
Demonstrate ability to organize resources and a planned approach in order to execute projects efficiently and timely
Motivated, self-starter who can work independently and in cross-functional team environment
Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
Excellent follow-up skills; e.g. obtaining missing paperwork or checking in with people to keep a project moving forward
Assist school Principal with a wide variety of daily responsibilities; and
Additional duties as assigned
Must be able to report to the office in Tumwater, WA.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and web-based applications is essential
Intermediate or higher skill level in MS Excel
Proficiency with Google Applications (Mail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, etc.)
Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality (FERPA)
Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Customer focused approach
High degree of flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced team environment
Preferred: experience with computer-based Information Systems
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