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Nova Pioneer - South Africa - Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Receptionist/Personal Assistant to the Head of School.The receptionist/PA will provide administrative, clerical and secretarial support and ensure smooth communication and operations both internally and externally.The receptionist will also act as the first welcoming and smiling face to parents and other guests who visit our campus.

We are searching for receptionist for our Paulshof campuses. ABOUT NOVA PIONEER Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century.A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them.

A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content.At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life.Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school.

Nova Pioneer uses a unique, inquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”.It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation, and collaboration.Nova Pioneer currently has 8 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade.

To learn more visit ABOUT THE ROLE Live the Nova Pioneer Culture Receive parents, students and other visitors with a smile and make them feel welcome and at ease. Perform a wide variety of clerical and other office functions and activities related to the administration of diverse programs and operations at the school.

Make and receive phone calls on the school’s telephone lines Schedule meetings for the Head of School Facilitate the Public Relations function of the front office for both internal and external stakeholders Prepare documents ahead of internal and external meetings as directed by the head of School (photocopying, binding, filing etc.) Prepare documents for internal display on pin-boards or notice boards Respond to routine correspondences and send out scheduled communications Keep track of the pupils’ attendance registers and any confidential documents on behalf of the Head of School Manage petty cash ABOUT YOU Skills and Qualifications required: You have 2-3 years’ experience in front office management and/or as a personal assistant You have a Diploma or Degree in Office Administration You have excellent organizational, planning and time management skills - you are able to handle many moving parts while maintaining high standards of excellence You are a great communicator in person and on the phone - you love interacting with people and bring joy to every interaction You demonstrate capacity to analyze complex situations and solve problems You have a flexible and able to respond quickly to changing priorities You are proactive and have an enthusiastic approach to work You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback You are experienced and proficient with the Google software suite (Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, G Mail, etc.) as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) HOW TO APPLY Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now! To apply, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.We cannot process applications that are emailed to us. Please note: Where a copy of your resume is required, copying and pasting from a formatted document e.g.

Microsoft Word may not result in the formatting transferring correctly to the final resume.You are encouraged to attach your resume in Microsoft Word® or PDF format to protect formatting. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified.

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews. WORKING AT NOVA PIONEER Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students.“Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary.

We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best.Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life.We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!).

We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better.There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together.We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.

Read more about our culture principles .

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