Administrative Secretary, Child Development Center

$12.63 hourly
  • McLennan Community College
  • 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full time   Assistant, Secretary & Executive Assistant

Job Description

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.


Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The overall purpose of this position is to assist with daily operations of the lab school, which includes assisting the Program Director, additional staff, and families; as well as providing support for the faculty of the Child Studies and Education program, as time allows. This position receives direction from the Program Director, Child Studies and Education, and the Assistant Facility Director, Child Development Center; and exercises no supervision.  NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education:           High school diploma or GED.
Experience:         More than one year of professional experience in a clerical environment.

Education:           Associate's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience:         Professional or secretarial experience in an education, church, or social work setting.


Supplemental information

SELECTION CRITERIA *Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities through your education, personal experience or previous employment. 

Knowledge of: 1. English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 2. Office methods and practices, including filing systems, record maintenance, and letter and report writing. 3. Principles and procedures of basic record keeping. 4. Modern and complex office equipment, including copiers, scanners, and computers. 5. Commonly used computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Skills in: 6. Provide excellent customer service. 7. Proofreading and editing documents. Ability to: 8. Communicate successfully in oral and written format. 9. Use a keyboard at speed necessary for successful job performance. 8. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 10. Learn and utilize new technologies. 11. Provide a variety of general clerical work. 12. Operate a multi-line phone system/computerized switchboard. 13. Take messages accurately from a variety of sources such as telephone, e-mail, and voice mail and communicate information in an accurate and concise manner. 14. Perform a variety of duties under time constraints. 15. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 16. Handle confidential, sensitive, and sometimes troubling situations with upmost integrity and understanding.

Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities.  Insignificant effort other than normal movement.  Minimal Hazard/Exposure:  Standard office setting.  At least minimal environment controls to assure health and comfort.

Employment Application
*KSA Statement (see Selection Criteria under Supplemental Information for directions)
 Copies of High School/GED Transcripts

Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit


Application Details


Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to: NOTE:  Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit


  • MCC Employment Application
  • Resume
  • KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.