Attendance Monitor/Receptionist

Baxter Academies of Maine | Portland, ME

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Posted Date 12/02/2019




Inquiry leads learning at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter high school free to Maine students. Our project-based STEM curriculum emphasizes real-world problem solving and is paired with a humanities program that connects ideas across disciplines and cultivates strong communication skills. Students design innovative projects through Flex Friday, a unique program requiring initiative, perseverance, and collaboration, as well as reflection on the work and its impact in the community.



Baxter Academy is in its seventh school year. It is located in Maine’s largest and most diverse city and serves 415 students from 66 Maine towns, many rural. Baxter Academy’s academic program is real-world, technology-rich, student-centered, and project-based. These touchstones ground the learning community as it strives to use the dynamic tension inherent in its model to do stronger work: Baxter must, according to its charter contract, provide an excellent, rigorous STEM education, and as a public charter school, it must do the great social good of meeting the needs of any student who enrolls. To maximize the potential for this dynamic tension to be a driver for innovation, school leaders must hold the space for different pedagogies; differences in teaching create the opportunity for different kinds of learners to be reached, inspired, and assisted in meeting their varying goals.



The Attendance Monitor serves in the front office of the school and monitors attendance of students while serving as a receptionist who greets guests, attends to student concerns, and directs incoming queries to the appropriate administrator, staff person, or teacher. The Attendance Monitor oversees the outsourced lunch program and provides clerical support for the administrative team.  People skills are highly valued as the Attendance Monitor must be patient and welcoming even while managing tasks and time in a dynamic setting. Priority is also placed on familiarity and skill with student information systems, databases, and clerical competence.



-- Overseeing morning check-in of students and attending to accurate reporting of attendance.

-- Understanding and adhering to all requirements of the attendance policy

-- Completing a daily, quarterly, and annual evaluation on attendance for federal and state compliance reporting

-- Greeting all guests with professionalism

-- Managing email and phone communication and directing queries to the appropriate administrator

-- Working closely with administrators to facilitate a smooth disciplinary-incident intake process

-- Managing relationships with restaurants who contract with the school for student lunches

-- Processing orders for lunch

-- Completing clerical tasks in support of the administration



Please complete the application found at and send a resume and CV with references to Baxter Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type
Other | Secretary / Clerical | Support Staff
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