Position Purpose

To provide administrative support to executive administrators, Board of Directors and Policy Council of Head Start of Lane County. Support includes advanced clerical tasks, minutes recording and distribution, scheduling/reservations and bookings for a variety of functions, document production, creation and distribution and backup reception and purchasing. In addition this position is classified as confidential and is involved in the labor relations process as a recorder.

Essential Job Responsibilities – Performance Indicators

Executive Administrative, Board and Policy Council Support (65%)

  1. Word processing support for Executive group, Consultants and other agency needs.
  2. Produce final drafts of minutes, manuals, rosters, grant requests and misc. executive documents.
  3. Collect, collate and distribute information, maintain and organize data and files.
  4. Make appointments, maintain calendars and act as liaison for Executive staff.
  5. Provide staff support to Board of Directors and parent Policy Council, its officers and committees. Schedule meetings, reserve rooms, attend meetings, record minutes, make phone calls and other services as needed.
  6. Act as Parent Volunteer Coordinator, recruitment, administration, orientation and training, collaborating with agency Volunteer Coordinator.
  7. Supervise volunteer in clerical, data entry and other miscellaneous duties assigned.

Production and Clerical Support (25%)

  1. Process, organize and delegate production requests.
  2. Participate in design, updating and distribution of program forms and monthly newsletter.
  3. Produce various documents, flyers, parent handbook, training material and Policy Council Handbook.
  4. Operate various office equipment; be a resource to other staff.
  5. Update external and internal web site information and links.
  6. Invoice as required.

Reception and Purchasing Backup Support (5%)

  1. Perform as last backup for Receptionist, operating multi-phone system and customer service.
  2. Assume other reception duties as needed; open and distribute mail; open/close office, etc.

Miscellaneous (5%)

  1. Attend job-related meetings and trainings as needed.
  2. Special projects and other duties as assigned.

All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • High School diploma or GED. Related Associate Degree or Certificate in Office Administration preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Head Start administrative functions  is highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of general office/administrative practices generally gained through four years of progressive administrative experience.
  • Strong computer literacy using IBM compatible systems, Windows, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Internet and email.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent editing, note taking and keyboard skills (70 WPM).
  • Enrollment in Child Care Division-Central Background Registry is required.

Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, problem solve and effectively handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to accurately transcribe verbal communications to written format.
  • Occasional lifting of 25 lbs, daily sitting at computer workstation for long periods, frequent standing to operate various office equipment.

Position Information

  • 52 weeks
  • Supervised by

This job description was last updated 03-06, 11/2013. August 2021

This job description was last updated on 08/11/2021. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Head Start of Lane County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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