Holyoke Public Schools District - Central Office ( learn more )

Holyoke Public Schools

Holyoke, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3425230
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 8, 2021

Job Description


The Office Manager plays a central role in ensuring a well-run, efficient, and responsive school. In addition to maintaining the school’s administrative systems and routines, the Office Manager functions as the primary contact person for all of the school’s constituents. The Office Manager must be able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, families, community members, vendors, and visitors. 




Leadership Support:

  • Assist leadership in staff recruiting, selection, orientation, and onboarding
  • Manage the collection and maintenance of student, personnel, and school information (receiving forms and paperwork, tracking missing forms, managing databases, updating contact information, maintaining records, entering data, etc.)
  • Support and participate in staff meetings, staff orientation, school/ district events, and staff training
  • Maintain school calendar of events
  • Design and implement office policies by establishing standards and procedures, measuring results against standards and making necessary adjustments


Technology, Reporting, and Operations:

  • Maintain office services by organizing office operations and procedures; preparing payroll; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving requisitions; assigning and monitoring clerical functions; and overseeing all other daily activities at the school
  • Manage school-wide daily systems (managing student and staff attendance, tracking the student discipline system, payroll, maintenance and supply systems, purchasing systems, etc.)
  • Plan and manage logistics and preparations for school events and activities as needed
  • Oversee the production and distribution of school report cards


Customer Service and Communication:

  •  Serve as the main point of contact in the school reception area
  • Greet and document all visitors
  • Manage phones (answering calls, re-directing calls, taking messages, placing calls, creating school announcements, etc.)
  • Oversee and maintain strong communication with and outreach to families and other community partners


  • A desire to work with educationally underserved student populations and their families
  • An ability to adapt quickly to change, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is strongly preferred

PLEASE NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills and working conditions associated with the position.  While it is intended to reflect the position activities and requirements, these requirements may change over time.  Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Holyoke Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national Origin, ancestry, age, sex, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Kelly Curran , Administrative Secretary
    • 57 Suffolk Street
    • Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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