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Whole School Administrator

Posted on:  13-May-2022
Job Req ID:  1196
Division:  School (SCH)
Department:  Support Unit (40000009)

JOB TITLE: WHOLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Links to: Heads of School

 

WHO ARE WE?

Nexus is an empowering, learning-focused community.  We are one big family, striving to create an honest and open community with our learners, parents and peers.  We believe that we have something unique and special here, we are proud to be different in the way we work; and how we teach and learn.

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

At Nexus, we do things differently.  Each member of staff is valued and recognised as a unique individual collaborating as part of a supportive community, to elevate one another with innovative ideas.  Our strategies emerge from the collective positive mindsets of our colleagues.  You will experience high levels of ownership and empowerment in your role.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

​​​​You will be the main administrative support for Heads of School in the school. You will establish excellent relationships with our parents and guardians and frequently communicate with home. On a daily basis you will support learners and be involved in the whole life of the school. 

 

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor attendance and lateness 

  • Liaise with families /guardians and outside agencies

  • Record keeping 

  • Support our learners in their daily lives and with calendared events 

  • Ensure all duties are covered across the school as required

  • Support Heads of School as directed 

  • Provide support with the administration of safeguarding learners 

  • Involvement in whole school events and activities as required.

  • To perform any other duties as assigned by the management, stakeholders and reporting manager/link

 

A TYPICAL DAY

 

​​​​​​​I arrive at 7.50am and learners arrive from 8am. I help to set up a meeting with parents for the Heads of School. I check attendance and follow up with Learner Services team if we have any unexplained absences for our vulnerable learners. I make a few phone calls home to chat with parents and caregivers to see how new learners have settled in this week. I take my lunch early and sit with a Year Leader to discuss strategies to support the return of a learner with medical need. In the afternoon I meet with the counsellor to check the documentation needed for an up and coming safeguarding committee meeting. After-school I prepare some resources that have been requested to support with a whole school professional development training taking place the next day. Before leaving at the end of the day I check in with the Head of School to see if they need any help and anticipate the next day’s needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Ability to work alongside adults and learners age 3-18 years

  • Prior knowledge of child protection practice in Singapore an advantage

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Competent using different digital platforms 

  • Self directed and takes initiative

  • Ability to take ownership of projects and see them through 

  • Creative approach to tasks where appropriate

  • Willingness to learn

  • Ability to work cheerfully under pressure

  • Ability to multitask

  • Sense of humour

 

Nexus International School (Singapore) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our children and families. Nexus endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Singapore ratified on 11 December 2008, and establishes a clear policy and guidelines to protect our learners from maltreatment by any person or persons who come in contact with them in any environment.

 

Nexus International School (Singapore) is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and value the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our school.

 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities, the role may be revised from time to time.

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