Receptionist @ Washburn Rural High School - #156735

Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Date: 02/23/2021 22:00 PM

City: Topeka, Kansas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

TITLE: High School Receptionist 

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

SUMMARY: To ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the school office so that the office’s maximum positive impact on the education can be realized.


  • Greet all visitors that report to the office and issue visitor passes if needed.
  • Operate visitor management system and screen visitors as directed.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe campus by appropriately facilitating guest entry and access to the building as directed by the High School Principal.
  • Answer telephone as early as deemed necessary by the principal in reference to daily school business, teacher messages, and emergency student messages, etc.
  • Answer the intercom and assist as needed.
  • Assist with supervision of student office aides.
  • Inform new students of information such as locker assignments, bus information, etc.
  • Maintain a schedule for booking the Main Office Conference Room.
  • Assist office staff with preparation of home mailings.
  • Coordinate student homework assignment sheets between teacher and parent.
  • Computer Responsibilities: Work with basic student information and assist other secretaries with overload at various times of the year. 
  • Update the inventory spreadsheet yearly with revisions from staff and send changes to the district office.
  • Prepare, distribute and maintain directory of staff work phone number and classroom/office location.  
  • Prepare, distribute and read daily announcements.
  • Maintain record of lost and found items.
  • Receive deliveries and distribute to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all student and/or staff information and matters.
  • Comply with safety procedures to reduce the potential for personal injury or damage to district equipment.
  • Knowledge and execution of principles and processes for providing customer services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Regular, in person, attendance and punctuality are required.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 10.5 months/year

SALARY: $10.25/hour

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Building Principal with input from the Chief of Security.



  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate typing and word processing skills on district test battery.
  • Knowledge of basic office procedures and the operation of office equipment and machines.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.


  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
  • Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work involves sitting most of the time.
  • Work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal reading, operation of machines at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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