Main Office Administrative Assistant

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic Main Office Administrative Assistant beginning immediately.  We are looking for an organized, high energy individual who enjoys collaborating with colleagues in a fast-paced environment, and working with students in grades 7-12.



  1. Greet school visitors, provide information, and answer questions in a friendly and welcoming manner
  2. Work with faculty, staff, students, parents, board members, and community members to facilitate clear and timely communication
  3. Perform general office duties
  4. Maintain main office records, sorting and filing in accordance with the school’s policies
  5. Respond to a wide variety of calls, concerns, and/or complaints for the purpose of resolving problems, providing information and/or referring to appropriate personnel
  6. Triage student mental health needs as they arise, and communicate information from students/families to appropriate support/administrative staff
  7. Maintain school calendar and scheduling of room usage
  8. Manage and perform duties relating to school lunch program including supervising student workers and administration of Free & Reduced Lunch Program in coordination with South Hadley School’s Food Service Department and the CFO
  9. Work with Acting Assistant Director of Arts and Academics maintaining student attendance records – includes fielding calls from parent, data entry and reporting.
  10. Working with vendors to support optimal operation and functions in regards to mailings, vending machines and copiers
  11. Perform other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree or higher
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology, including pertinent software applications and familiarity with office equipment
  • Successful prior work experience in a busy, fast-paced environment - preferably in a school setting
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a positive, respectful attitude in all dealings with the public
  • Ensures confidentiality and compliance with laws governing confidentiality
  • Enjoys teenagers
  • Willingness to learn skills and adapt to workplace changes

Supervised by : Chief Financial Officer

Calendar: 11 months

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)

Application Instructions

To be considered a complete application, please submit the following:

  1. Current Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Contact information for three references

Please respond to job posting #  3362626  at


EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA)subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.