CBVRCE 2023 CUPE-2823, Casual School Secretary, Various Locations




The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education is responsible for the administration of the public school system within the boundaries of Cape Breton and Victoria Counties, supporting approximately 12,000 students in 38 schools. 


We foster a caring, dynamic, and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers. We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe and inclusive school environment. 


The CBVRCE invites applications for the above-noted position as we work together to create success for all students in our region.  Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Canadian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQI++ community and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.


Application Deadline:   Applications will be accepted at any time.  


 Applicants must: 
●        upload a completed resume with their application 
●        upload copies of professional licenses, accreditations and certifications supporting qualifications required for the position. You must include a copy of your related diploma/degree and/or transcript.
●       enter 3 references (current or recent supervisors are preferred)   


If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


All successful candidates will be required to submit a clear Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Check) and Child Abuse Registry Check dated within the last 6 months.  If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


HOURS OF WORK:  Various 

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis

LOCATION:  Various schools throughout the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education.

RATE OF PAY:  $23.90 per hour (Rates under review)



  • Diploma from a secretarial training institution 
  • A minimum of one year secretarial experience would be considered an asset
  • Experience and proficiency with typing, word processing, databases and spreadsheet programs is required.
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education and the Microsoft suite of products would be considered an asset.
  • Applicants should be innovative and creative with respect to utilizing technology.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


A competency test will be required for all applicants.  





RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal or Principal's Designate of school of employment
ROLE: To provide reception, secretarial and accounting services to schools


  • 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, school board 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. 


These positions are subject to a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 5050 which may be accessed at https://cbvrce.ca/home/?q=cupe.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen to proceed in the hiring process will be contacted.


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