Job Posting Description, Secretary to Elementary School Principal
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Pine Elementary
Application Open: 05/07/2019, Filing Deadline: 06/03/2019
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
349 Secretary to Elementary Principal

General Purpose

To provide assistance to the building principal, the students, the parents, the teachers and support personnel in the school’s office to assure a smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the school office so that the office’s maximum positive impact on the education of children can be realized.

Daily Schedule:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 46 weeks per year

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Perform the usual and necessary office routines and practices assigned by the principal.
  • Keep attendance records of children and notify the principal when any child has been unexplained for a 3 day absence or an unusual absence trend.  Compile and calculate various attendance reports.
  • Maintain the finance books for the school.
  • Maintain a record of teacher, principal and support personnel’s absences and the resulting substitutes.
  • Receives and routes incoming calls as required or relays messages as the case may require.
  • Receives, sorts and delivers incoming mail.
  • Enroll new students and arrange the transfer of students moving to another attendance area as assigned by the principal.
  • In the absence of the school nurse, the secretary will administer emergency first aid.  See that the parents are contacted in the event of a serious student accident or illness.
  • Performs such other reasonable tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the building principal may from time to time assign or delegate.
  • Be responsive to specialized instructions from the assistant superintendent, business management and the administrative assistant to the superintendent.
  • Greet visitors, salespersons, parents, and guests and after determining their business, make an appropriate disposition of the matter.



  • High school graduate or GED
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of office equipment
  • Proficient in typing
  • Excellent organizational skills

Payment type:             $10.97 / per hour

Benefits:  per contract



The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.

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