Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


SPS Administrative Office
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3450741 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 20, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Part Time Transcribing Secretary for Regular School Committee Meetings
Somerville Public Schools

Job Goal: Under general direction, acts as a recording secretary to the Somerville School Committee; performs responsible, confidential and complex duties related the transcription and maintenance of records and documents.

•Review video of past and prospective (as required) Regular SC meetings and prepare minutes of meetings;
•Transcribe minutes of the previous night’s meeting after receiving meeting recording from the Somerville Public Schools’ Executive Secretary who will be attending Regular SC meetings
•Comply with deadlines by completing transcriptions in a timely manner so that meeting minutes can be submitted for approval at the following scheduled School Committee meeting within a week or two.
•Knowledge of practices and techniques of minute taking and preparation.
•Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
•Ability to perform responsible and difficult recording secretarial work involving the use of independent
•judgment and personal initiative.
•Ability to take and transcribe dictation at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
•Ability to type at a speed necessary for successful job performance
•Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
•Ability to maintain tact and courtesy in high stress environment.
•Ability to operate and use modern office equipment including a computer.
•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Terms of Employment:
•Part-time Admin Support Assistant (up to 19 hours/week) to support Regular SC Meeting Minutes;
•Temporary position to 12 months max; Offered first to AFSCME Secretaries Unit as additional work performed outside of the clerical workday.

Position Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
•Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Chad Mazza, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600