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School Secretary

Groups: 
Education
Community: 
Sanikiluaq
Reference number: 
09-504308
Type of employment: 
Term
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$63,804 per annum for 18.75 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$20,293 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 October 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries and in Sanikiluaq only.

Reporting to the Principal, the School Secretary is responsibly for providing a liaison between the public and the school, as well as co-ordinate appropriate documents to the regional education office, Qikiqtani School Operations.  This position is expected to maintain all record keeping for the school and staff.

The School Secretary is the receptionist at the front office area of the school.  This individual answers the telephone, interprets/translates at meetings between parent and teacher, translates letters and other school materials and performs the general office duties including typing, filing, record keeping and other duties under the direction of the Principal. The School Secretary supplies information about the school to the general public as well as to the students and staff regarding public announcements. Responsibilities also include ordering school supplies, recording leave & attendance,  and data entry of purchase orders, time-sheets, leave forms and student attendance. The School Secretary is also responsible for contacting substitute teachers and other related positions for staff .

Knowledge of office/school routines, School Programs offered and  of general office equipment are required to be succesful in this position. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with other agencies and GN departments and have knowledge of computer programs (Word, Excel, SIS/Maple wood, Qaujisaut, FirstClass).

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through the Office Procedures course at NAC or Grade 10 equivalent with reasonable level of literacy in Inuktitut and English is essential and at least 2 years related work experience.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027

Email: Igloolik_hr@gov.nu.ca

www.gov.nu.ca/finance