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Mercedes College

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Reception and Administration Officer

  • Leading R-12 co-educational College in Springfield
  • Permanent Part-time | 25 per week, 41 weeks per year
  • Commencing as soon as possible

Mercedes College is an International Baccalaureate, Reception to Year 12 Catholic College located in leafy Springfield, SA. Driven by our vision to be a sustainable, internationally-minded, world class school, we proudly support each student to develop academically, socially and personally so that each can confidently take their place in the world.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and passionate Reception and Administration Officer for 25 hours per week, to provide administrative support services.

The Reception and Administration Officer plays a pivotal role in the delivery of exceptional ‘front of house’ services, across all reception areas of the College, to students, Parents/Caregivers/Guardians, Visitors and other members of the Community, enabling positive, and engaging interactions with the College that support student learning and wellbeing.

The Reception and Administration Officer also provides comprehensive clerical and administrative support for internal College stakeholders, under the direction of the Administration Team Leader, including Teachers, ESOs and leadership. Assuming significant initiative and responsibility, the Reception and Administration Officer provides a critical support service to ensure smooth and timely delivery of key business outcomes.

The role requires a collaborative professional who can work as a member of a broader administrative function.

About you

The Reception and Administration Officer will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to listen effectively and quickly develop rapport with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to tailor communication style to a broad range of stakeholders
  • A willingness to uphold and contribute to the culture and ethos of our Catholic College
  • A ‘customer service’ mindset and a drive to resolve a broad range of problems whilst creating a warm and positive experience for all stakeholders
  • Patience and flexibility when dealing with a range of situations and stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, along with an ability to effectively prioritise tasks, and operate with agility to respond to critical needs as they arise
  • Self-motivated, with the capacity and interest to plan and undertake work with minimal supervision, exercising judgement and using initiative to prioritise and resolve issues.
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality, and a capacity to act with sensitivity and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a team, including across the administration team and more broadly across the College

How to apply

Email your application to [email protected] comprising:

  1. Cover letter outlining the following (no more than 2 A4 pages).
    • Experience and skills in a range of administrative support functions
    • Experience managing competing demands and organising work to achieve outcomes
    • Experience operating effectively as a member of a team
  2. Current resume including the names and contact details of three current referees (referees will not be contacted without your prior permission)
  3. A completed Mercedes College Applicant Declaration Form via the Mercedes College Website –

Appointment will be subject to Working with Children and Catholic screening clearances.

Applications close: 9am Tuesday 11th June 2024

Mercedes College reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable applicant prior to the application close date.

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