First Parkview Montessori School (Business Development / Administrative Officers)

First Parkview Montessori School, Enugu, is hereby inviting application from suitably qualified candidate to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Business Development / Administrative Officer

Location: Enugu

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, in order to locate and propose new and profitable innovation to promote client retention and increase client base
  • Work with management to develop and implement strategic marketing plan for the school to increase client base
  • Initiate and complete proposals and presentation for new innovations and opportunities
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Manage, co-ordinate, and supervise a group of subordinates that provide the administrative support functions to an organization including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance
  • Provide administrative support to the School administrator and other senior staff,
  • Developing work methods and procedures, and modifying existing procedures that will accommodate an ever-changing environment
  • Oversees and administers the day-to-day activities of the office; interpret and apply policies, procedures, school regulations and systems which ensure productive and efficient office operation interpretation and application of a variety of school regulations, statutes and policies
  • To operate manual and computerised office systems such as filing papers and maintaining all student and staff databases.
  • Managing stocks of school supplies such as stationery, paper, toiletries, toner etc
  • Assist with the organization of Board and Staff meetings, conferences, seminars and other events including the taking of minutes and notes at meetings.
  • Provide HR support to the school, in liaison with the School Administrator, including organizing personnel files, recruitments, contracts, job descriptions, annual leave and sickness records.
  • Perform secretarial functions, including drafting and typing letters, memos and other documents photocopying and collating papers and mailings; arranging for documents to be printed/bulk printing arrangements;
  • Performs research and analysis on specific issues, as required, and independently prepares non-routine letters and/or reports, which may be highly sensitive and confidential in nature.
  • Serves as the primary/entry point of administrative contact and liaison with other offices, individuals, and institutions on operational and programmatic matters concerning the school.
  • Manage school publicity and image on social media and other media fronts.

Person Specification

  • Minimum of HND qualification in any Social Science or Art field
  • Minimum of 2 years closely related work experience
  • Proven experience working in an administration or operational role.
  • Proven office organizational and file management skills
  • Demonstrated high computer literacy: particularly with Microsoft Office and excellent IT skills including social networking, databases, email etc.
  • Knowledge of administrative and office management policies and procedures as applicable to academic institutions
  • Good personal skills such as: communication; strong ability to multi-task; teamwork; self motivation;
  • An ability to prioritise, plan and organise work in a busy environment.
  • Demonstrable initiative, attention to detail and an enthusiasm for working in a school environment are important.
  • Ability to conduct market research, gather data, compile information, maintain records and prepare quality reports.
  • Knowledge of basic human resources administration principles and practices.

Closing Date
1st August, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, CV's & 1 page cover letter to: on or before the above stated closing date.

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