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Position Title: Secretary/Administrative Assistant Call ID: NAD.MJL.2019.07
Request Num: SR19721 Date Call was Listed: Dec 10, 2018
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
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Position Description
Country: Marshall Islands (Laura)
Calling Organization: Laura SDA Elementary School
Position Type(s): Secretarial
Length of Service: 10-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Top Receiving Org
Beginning Date: Aug 2, 2019 
Ending Date: Jun 1, 2020
Urgent? No
Application Deadline:
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 1, 2020
Duties:     The Secretary/Registrar will coordinate with the Principal and School Board in all aspects of office management and record-keeping. The secretary/registrar processes and maintains updated student and staff records, and performs other clerical office duties as assigned by the principal.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. To assist the principal in his/her duties as requested.
2. Represent the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Guam-Micronesia Mission, and school administration in all interactions whether in person, on the phone, or by emails.
3. Produce, and maintain careful, timely records and reports of all students and staff of the school, using the designated NAD/GMM-selected databases.
4. Prepare and submit requested reports to the local School Board, government, and GMM by the required deadlines.
5. Maintain a presence in the office during the scheduled office hours.
6. Meet schedules, dress codes, and other guidelines, as informed.
7. Substitute/assist in other areas as requested by the principal.
8. Oversee the campus-wide standardized testing schedule and prepare testing materials for processing in a timely manner.
9. Coordinate the high school class schedule.
10. Be a member of the K-12 administrative council, if assigned.
11. Undertake such extra-¬curricular activities and supervisory duties as administration may assign.
12. By precept and example, seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding, displaying Christ-like manners and attitude when working with students, parents, donors, fellow employees, local businesses, or employees of other GMM entities.
13. Encourage proper control of the students’ behavior in the office, school grounds and premises in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated in the Handbook.
10 Maintain neatness and cleanliness in the office and school grounds and be willing to assist with janitorial work in and around the office and undertake supervisory duties as requested.
11 Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other meetings and events even after school; join in‐service sessions and workshops in order to maintain or increase his/her level of skills.
12 Undertake any other duties and responsibilities considered as part of normal load, working in harmony with school programs and activities outlined in the Staff Handbook/Bulletin, and other directives set forth by the Board and administration.
13 Regularly attend weekend services and assist in church programs according to talents and abilities. (Sabbath School classes for all ages that need leaders and assistants, Pathfinder club, youth meetings during the week, door-to-door, prison ministry, etc. The ministries that can be joined are extensive and many more could be led by you!)
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Aug 2, 2019
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Men teach in long pants (no jeans) but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Men must wear collared shirts to church meetings. Women must always wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee when going off campus or "in public" on campus. Women may wear modest shorts, slacks or pants only on campus in the evening or when exercising.
Unacceptable Dress:  Women - Tight and/or short shorts are never acceptable, nor sleeveless or sheer blouses or dresses. A conservative hairstyle is preferred for men and women. Please refrain from bringing or wearing jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Volunteer will live in an apartment possibly with one or two other person(s). Water comes from a catchment or a well depending on the power being off or on. Furniture is basic and minimal. Volunteer provides their own single-bed sheets, pillow, and towels.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 20+ years
Marital Status: Single
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  2 Years College/Univ
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   For additional details, see travel and visa section.  
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $300.00/month.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A    
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Other   Volunteer/Sponsor   Divers insurance is required before you scuba dive and can be obtained through  
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Surfing, snorkeling.
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Airport: Majuro International Airport (MAJ)
Travel from Airport to Destination: Will be picked up by school personnel.
Required Inoculations Hepatitis B
Other Medical Recommendations Go to and click Travelers' Health, then choose your destination recommendations.
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Only non-US citizens
    Who Applies: Applicant
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies: School personnel will assist applicant, if needed.
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: Non-USA citizens need to contact school for entry permit application and send prior to departure.
All volunteers need to send copies of passport and transcript.
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Visa/Travel Details: All non-USA citizens MUST be responsible for any Transit Visa (US/Guam, Philippines or any other country) for their airline ticket stops or layovers en route to their final destination. Direct any questions to the principal regarding any Entry Permit requirements. If needed, GMM can furnish a letter to take to your embassy.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Laura SDA Elementary School
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Guam-Micronesia Mission
Calling Conference:
Country: Marshall Islands
Region: Laura
Supervisor: Ringlen, Ringlen
Title: Principal
Additional Information
Laura is one of several islands in the Majuro Atoll within the country of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Our PreK-8 school, educating over 60 students each year, is located in a quiet rural community about a 1-hour drive from the larger PreK-12 school at Delap. The lovely campus includes the Laura SDA Church, the school's & church's staff housing, and beautiful gardens that supply needed income and food for both schools. Important Orientation Information: Plan to arrive at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, on Friday, August 2, 2019, for Orientation meetings which begin at 6:15 p.m. that evening. Departure to your island school will be on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, on flight UA154, arriving on Thursday, August 8, 2019. ***For volunteers from divisions other than NAD, please work with your Division Volunteer Coordinator regarding important ticketing information with MTS Travel. Division Volunteer Coordinator contact your respective GC coordinator for further information. Pay special attention to the visa information.
GMM Requirements
For positions in Guam Micronesia Mission, please download, sign and fax the Volunteer Agreement.
Approved By:   Janna Quaile, GMM Education Secretary for Guam Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists on Dec 7, 2018. Entered by: Quaile, Janna