Vacancy!!! School Secretary at Karis School


At Karis School, we believe in nurturing the innate leadership skills of our pupils and growing a sense of responsibility within them. We want them to have a chance to experience leadership, which builds their confidence and self-esteem.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: School Secretary


Location: Magodo GRA, Lagos

Employment Type: Full Time


Job Description


The school secretary serves as the face of the school, greeting students and parents and providing them with information. Secretaries schedule appointments, answer phones and give administrative support to teachers and school officials.

They help maintain records on students. They are usually the first line of communication when parents call or visit a school. School secretaries order and inventory supplies, enter lunch information into the billing system and verify information in notes from doctors and parents.

The secretary may attend meetings and record the proceedings. Depending on the position, they may have bookkeeping and payroll duties.



Welcomes visitors to the school and provides directions around the building as needed.

Types up and contributes to school bulletin or newsletter.

Assists in designing and drawing up promotional and informational materials for parents.

Provides students with tardy slips.

Maintains records of student absences

Sorts and distributes mail delivered to school office.

Contacts parents in the event of student illness or behavioral issues.

Maintains student records and files.

Uses computer database or filing system to update records as necessary.

Manages and updates school calendar.

Provides administrative support to upper level management as needed.

Takes dictation and transcribes documents.

Attends office meetings and takes minutes.

Other Responsibilities:


Meet with new students and parents to complete registration and orientation process

Provide school-specific administrative support processes such as student services, locker assignments, activity forms

Maintain disciplinary tracking systems and files in accordance with regulations

Coordinate and monitor safety procedures for the purpose of ensuring safety of students and staff

Schedules and Calendars:


Schedule and confirm appointments for staff members

Maintain appointment and event calendars

Coordinate meetings and events

Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Filing Systems and Database Management:


Set up and maintain filing systems for students and staff – paper and electronic

Create, maintain and enter information into databases

Locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring a response

Locate and provide data as requested

Student and Staff Attendance:


Track student and staff attendance

Verify parents’ and doctors’ notes and investigate any discrepancies in attendance information

Notify parents of student absences

Process and track staff leave requests

Coordinate substitute personnel for absent staff members

Keep accurate staff and student attendance records and submit reports as required.

School Processes and Procedures:


Manage school processes and procedures to ensure compliance with school and District regulations



Operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information internally and externally

Prepare and distribute appropriate communications including newsletters, emails and announcements

Prepare a variety of documents including correspondence, agendas, event programs, reports, schedules and calendars

Compose, type and distribute minutes of meetings

Front Desk Duties:


Serve as a central information point to the public, students and staff regarding school-related matters and procedures

Answer incoming calls, provide information, direct calls where necessary and take messages

Greet visitors, handle inquiries and direct visitors to the appropriate destination

Read, sort and distribute incoming school mail

Equipment and Inventory:


Operate office equipment including fax machines, copiers, scanners, printers

Maintain office equipment in good working condition

Track inventory and order supplies

Education Requirements


A minimum of a High School Diploma is typically required to be a school secretary.

Formal requirements are less important than skills and personality, although preference may be given to candidates who have at least some college.

A school secretary needs computer skills, excellent communications and interpersonal skills as well as an understanding of secretarial duties. It is necessary to be extremely organized to maintain schedules and meet deadlines.

Demonstrates ability to think creatively.

Demonstrates strong writing and editing abilities.

Possesses excellent telephone etiquette.

Communicates clearly and effectively.

Is capable of handling confidential student records in a responsible fashion.

Demonstrates familiarity with basic office equipment such as multi-line phones, fax machines, and scanners.

Education and Experience:


High School Diploma or GED is required.

Bachelor’s Degree is recommended.

Previous work experience in an office setting is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.

Maintains professional and friendly demeanor.

Possesses excellent organizational skills.

Is capable of managing time efficiently.

Demonstrate ability to multi-task effectively.

Works well with a variety of students, administrators, and parents.

Exhibits ability to remain polite and calm when dealing with troublesome students or frustrated parents.

Possesses basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing programs.

Education and Experience:


Experience: 3 – 5 years

Relevant training or qualification

Working knowledge of relevant software applications including database management

Knowledge of current office operations and procedures

Working knowledge of standard office equipment

Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills

Proven experience of producing communications and documents

Knowledge of school policies and procedures

Competencies and Skills:


Organizational and planning skills including the ability to maintain an effective balance between multiple and competing priorities

Problem-solving skills

Able to exercise sound judgment in making decisions

Attention to detail and accuracy

Confidentiality, integrity and adherence to ethical standards

Team member

Diversity oriented – able to work effectively with people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or religion

Energy and enthusiasm.

Other Requirements


Sex: Male between ages 25 to 35. OR a female between ages 35 and 45 (She must be a married woman).

Must be a Christian attending a Bible living Church

Working hours: 7am to 6pm.

Work Environment


The majority of working hours will be spent in an office setting.

Light physical activity such as walking and standing, is required on a daily basis.



N100,000 to N120,000 / month.

Application Closing Date

22nd March, 2021.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using “School Secretary” as the subject of the email.