Archdiocese of Washington
Employment Opportunities


St. Joseph Regional School
Archdiocese of Washington
Beltsville, Maryland

Job Details
Job ID: 3051469 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 7, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School is looking for a full-time administrative assistant for the 2018-2019 school year.

St. Joseph's is a private Catholic Pre-K through the 8th-grade institution that provides a safe, nurturing environment in which thinkers and believers are developed. Our culturally diverse population includes students and their families representing over 32 countries and 25 different languages. Our exceptional faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring the success of our children by providing varying outlets to support student creativity and leadership. Join us and explore St. Joseph's Regional at and on Facebook at

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Maintains confidentiality regarding all office operations, including faculty, staff, church, student, and the student’s family
• Maintains a pleasant demeanor with parents and visitors that reflects the mission/philosophy of the school
• Maintains front door security
• Greets and direct all visitors and guests
• Assists all visitors, substitutes, and volunteers to sign in
• Records students who arrive late in the morning
• Records students who are dismissed early
• Records changes in dismissal
• Generates student/office/Archdiocesan documents and reports promptly and as needed
• Maintains Rediker Student Information System containing general student information
• Posts grades and prints report cards from Rediker
• Imports daily student attendance
• Assists volunteers in completing the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Protection Program
• Maintains the Child Protection Database online and record documents/updates as needed
• Maintains students’ cumulative folders according to Archdiocese of Washington standards
• Transfers students’ files and request students’ files as needed
• Assists the principal and bookkeeper with registration for new and returning students
• Follows up and document contact with prospective parents
• Generates documents requested by the principal and teachers as needed
• Generates milk order forms, collect payments, and record on spreadsheet
• Places milk orders and makes adjustments as needed
• Records all incoming money and prepare deposits to go to the bank
• Corresponds as needed with parents and teachers via email
• Retrieves and distribute U.S. Mail daily
• Takes detailed messages as needed
• Pages students and teachers as needed
• Assists students who are sick or injured in the school nurse's absence
• Answers incoming calls, ascertains the needs of the caller, and forward the calls to the proper staff member or voice mail
• Maintains inventory
• Organizes and maintains copy room and office supply closet
• Prepares mailings to school families
• Organizes parent forms for distribution
• Completes special assignments as requested by the administration
• Other duties as assigned

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements
Knowledge & Experience Requirements:
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Previous office experience
• Administrative/organizational skills
• Bilingual candidates preferred

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:
• Knowledge and support of the Catholic Church, Catholic sacraments, Catholic rites, and liturgies
• Patience and positive demeanor with all stakeholders within and outside the community
• Have excellent oral communication skills
• Comfortable speaking with people over the telephone or in person
• Self-motivated, trustworthy steward of parish resource
• Able to multi-task while maintaining a focus on details
• Able to work through frequent interruptions
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • High School/Trade School degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Thank you for your interest in working for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of
    Washington. For your convenience, these instructions are to inform you of relevant Archdiocesan policies and to provide you with a checklist to assist you in the application process.

    Please be aware of the following:

    1. The application is intended for use by Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese
    of Washington. Use of this form by an Archdiocesan Catholic School in no way
    indicates that the applicant will be an employee of the Archdiocese of Washington.

    2. While the Catholic Schools Office assists by establishing contact between schools having
    job vacancies and available applicants, applicants must understand that pastors of
    individual schools or administrators of non-parish schools hire the employees.

    3. Applications are active only until a position has been filled. Applicants wishing to be considered for other Archdiocese positions must submit a new application to each Job ID through SchoolSpring.

    4. Archdiocesan policy requires that all employees be at least 18 years of age.

    5. The Catholic identity of our schools is paramount, and the responsibility for developing
    and enhancing that identity rests with the administration of each school. Therefore, it is
    Archdiocesan policy that applicants wishing to be considered for the position of
    principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.

    6. The Archdiocese will only consider complete SchoolSpring applications, and applications will be processed only when all information and supporting documents have been received by the Catholic Schools Office via SchoolSpring.

    Please make sure that you do the following:

    ___ State in your SchoolSpring cover letter what position you are seeking and why you would like to work for a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington.

    ___ Make certain that your SchoolSpring application includes your updated resume and work experience information

    Guiding Principles for the Schools in the
    Archdiocese of Washington

    Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of lifke, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference.

    Catholic schools seek primarily to serve all Catholic parents who seek Catholic education for their children. Because the ultimate responsibility for education rests with parents, schools welcome parent participation in policy decisions through formal channels and encourage informal communication at all levels in such matters as personnel, curriculum and finances. Pastors, administrators and teachers cooperate by fulfilling their respective responsibilities toward the school program. All parties together assess effectiveness in relation to the progress and needs of each student. To the community at large, Catholic schools represent a successful educational alternative, striving for academic excellence without sacrificing Catholic values. The development of each individual student is fostered through innovation and effective use of resources.

    All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above and all terms set forth in the Application for Employment in an Archdiocesan Catholic School.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. I am employed/have been employed at an Archdiocesan school?

    2. If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. What geographic area(s) do you prefer?
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Calvert County
    - Prince George's County
    - Charles County
    - St. Mary's County
    - Montgomery County
    - District of Columbia

    4. I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment.

    Contact Information
    Janine Bertolotti, Dr.
    11011 Montgomery Road
    Beltsville, Maryland 20705
    Phone: 301-937-7154
    Fax: 301-937-1467