Resource Center Assistant
The Resource Center Assistant position is a classified, non-exempt position with Element Education. The Resource Center Assistant reports to the Resource Center Manager and is primarily responsible for the organization and maintenance of EEI Resource Center including the purchase, organization, and distribution of materials.
Essential Functions Essential Functions
Support Student Learning
- Provides support to the daily operations of the Resource Center by assisting students, staff, and parents in locating materials, providing answers to questions by using library resources, and providing introductory library tours and basic overviews of library materials and resources
- Have daily contact with students and school staff
- Communicate with parents, community members, and outside agency personnel, as needed
- Deliver materials to different regions
General Administration and Accountability
- Ordering and maintaining all educational materials in accordance with policies and procedures
- Maintaining and reviewing materials checked in and out using the automated library system; processing notices to be sent to patrons with missing materials; scheduling appointments for staff to check out or return materials, as necessary
- Maintaining inventory for non-consumable items in accordance with EU fees; Fulfill catalogue requests for student computers
- Inspecting materials for condition and determining any applicable processing fine
- Reshelf returned items
- Placing orders and processing newly purchased materials; submitting packing slips and invoices to accounts payables
- Assisting with selecting, training, and managing student workers
- Performing inventory maintenance selection and disposal
- Manage Resource Center in absence of Resource Center Manager
- Design space for efficiency and safety
- Attend all required meetings and trainings
- Observe confidentiality
- Develop positive relationships with parents and general public associated with the organization
- Communicate and support the school’s mission, policies, and procedures
- Represent Element Education and its programs in a positive and professional manner
Professional and Organizational Development
- In collaboration with Executive Director and Resource Center Manager, plan for own career growth and ongoing professional development
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Understanding of instructional methods and techniques and the preparation of instructional materials
- Knowledge of library procedures and practices
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and well-organized
- Ability to think strategically and independently
- Familiarity and commitment to the mission and educational philosophy of Element Education
- Ability to maintain records as directed by supervisor
- Ability to exercise emotional maturity in communicating with students, parents, and colleagues
- Demonstrate considerable knowledge of computers and all aspects of the Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
- Demonstrate good judgement
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships; be approachable and professional
- High School Diploma; some college credit preferred
- First Aid/CPR/AED certification
- Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis (i.e. TB risk assessment, TB test, chest X-ray, etc.)
- Reliable vehicle and 50/100 auto insurance coverage; proof of valid driver’s license
- Successful background clearance
Salary (FT): $40,098 - $62,205 per year
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package (FT Only); School holidays
Work Schedule: 12 months
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for an extended period of time. Sitting is done at a desk with forward bending from the waist, leaning on the forearms, and looking down which requires neck flexion. The employee is regularly required to read, speak, see, and hear well enough to communicate by telephone, electronically, and in person. Employee must also regularly be able to write, file, type, and operate a computer, telephone, and general office equipment. It is necessary to grasp and manipulate pens, markers, scissors, staplers, etc., either occasionally or frequently, depending on the day. May occasionally have to climb up stairs, stop, kneel, and/or lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
The employee must have reliable transportation and be able to attend meetings at various Element Education regions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal office working conditions within a collaborative environment. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
Element Education is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.