Texas Connections Academy - Receptionist

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Region: 4
School District/Employer: Texas Connections Academy
District Category/Employer:
Position: Administrative Assistant
Assignment Level:
Job Title: Receptionist
School: Texas Connections Academy @ Houston
Campus Description:
Date Posted: 11/14/2017
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Company Summary:

At Connections Academy, helping students maximize their potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program is at the core of our mission. Connections Academy was founded in 2001 to deliver high-quality, highly accountable online education to students in grades K-12. Hallmarks of Connections Academy-supported online schools include personalized learning, an award-winning curriculum and Education Management System (EMS), dedicated state-certified teachers, and a supportive school community. Parents of enrolled students consistently share their satisfaction with Connections Academy: 92% “would recommend the schools to other families” and 95% say the curriculum is “high quality.” In 2017, Connections Academy-supported public schools serve students in 27 states, while the private online school, International Connections Academy meets the online school needs of students worldwide. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Academy is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Academy is part of the global learning company, Pearson, and its Online & Blended Learning group. For more information, visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.

Texas Connections Academy @ Houston (TCAH) is a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades 3-12 statewide. TCAH is provided in partnership with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) under the terms of the Texas Electronic Course Program (eCP) and Texas Online Schools (TxOLS). TCAH first opened in December 2008 with a regulatory cap of 100 students, and has grown to over 6,000 students served during the 2017-18 school year. TCAH operates as an approved HISD campus charter and is accredited through HISD.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Working from the office in Houston, TX, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for daily administrative tasks of the school such as receiving visitors, answering phones and email, assisting administrators, and teachers with administrative tasks, filing and other duties as assigned.


Maintain functional knowledge of Texas attendance laws pertaining to Texas Online schools;
Having a general knowledge of school policies, procedures and practices’
Generating reports;
Answering, screening and forwarding incoming phone calls;
Scheduling appointments;
Speaking with Parents and Students;
Assisting school administration with a wide variety of daily responsibilities;
Receiving, sorting, and distributing daily mail;
Wrapping, packaging, and shipping secure and confidential materials;
Making arrangements for pick up by the carriers;
Arranging travel and accommodations, and other travel related tasks as needed;
Ordering office supplies and keeping inventory of stock;
Maintaining office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges);
Ensuring reception area and kitchen area are tidy and presentable; and
Additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and web-based applications is essential
Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. fax machines and printers)
Professional attitude and appearance
Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Customer focused approach
High degree of flexibility
Bilingual abilities are a plus
Salary Range: Hourly rate DoE
Benefits: Company health, life, dental, match 401(k), and vision, among other benefits.
How To Apply: To be considered for this position, apply online at:

Contact Person:

Name: Christina McClellan
Email: christina.mcclellan@pearson.com
Address: 10550 Richomond Ave, Suite 140
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip: 77042
Phone: 1-888-410-6502

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