SRCE-20R-Casual School Secretary, All Sites



The Strait Regional Centre for Education invites applications from qualified candidates for the posted vacancy.

As part of the public education system in Nova Scotia, the Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE) was established on April 1, 2018, to deliver the public school program focusing on supporting student learning, achievement, well-being and overall success.  The Strait Regional Centre for Education, with the support of approximately 1,000 employees, works diligently to achieve its mission “to empower our children and youth, within safe, equitable and inclusive environments to embrace a changing world as responsible, contributing and successful lifelong learners.”  In 2019-2020, the SRCE operates 20 schools with approximately 5,952 students; and approximately 321 children are attending pre-primary programs at 14 school locations.  Located in the northeastern part of Nova Scotia, the Strait Regional Centre for Education’s jurisdiction encompasses the counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond, an area of approximately 11,000 square kilometres with a population of 53,125 (Census 2016).


Effective Dates:   11/16/2020  



School Secretary



• Perform reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting visitors and general public, handling staff, student and public inquiries presenting a positive image of the school when dealing with students, teachers and general public;

• Type all school correspondence, reports and documentation, prepare all correspondence and sort and distribute incoming mail;

• Handle money from global school funds and student funds and to keep accurate accounts and banking for same in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures;

• Record and submit absences and attendances for employees at their site;

• Input and access information from the student information system under the direction of school administration and generate related reports and documentation as required;

• Compile reports and statistics as required by the principal, SRCE office and the Department of Education;

• Compile bulk orders for school needs and assist in the preparation of ordering including school book bureau orders;

• Other related duties as assigned.



• High School Completion Certificate or Grade 12 Diploma;
• Completion of a recognized office administration/secretarial program;
• Completion of a recognized bookkeeping/accounting program and/or training, experience and demonstrated proficiency in the use of Simply/Sage Accounting software;
• Recent technology training &/or the equivalent in recent work experience;
• Proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet, accounting, and email applications;
• Excellent oral and written skills;
• Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work with minimum supervision;
• Ability to work cooperatively with students, staff and the public;
• Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of technology skills and may be required to do practical testing in any of the following applications: Simply/Sage Accounting, Student Information System, Microsoft Word, Lotus Notes, Excel, Internet Search.
• Preference will be given to those who have training/experience in using student information system software.



Your application must include at least three (3) work-related references, one must be your most recent supervisor.  All candidates short listed for interviews will have references checked prior to being interviewed. 

As a condition of employement with SRCE, prior to hire all employees must provide current (within 3 mos.), and clear Child Abuse Registry & Criminal Record-Vulnerable Sector check.

The Strait Regional Centre for Education appreciates your interest for employment.  Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  Candidates can check on the status of their application in Successfactor under My Applications.

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