Secretarial Position - Lafayette Preparatory Academy
Position: Secretarial Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Office Assistant- Operations
Job Location: 1900 Lafayette Ave.
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Lafayette Preparatory Academy
St. Louis, MO 63104
Telephone: 314-880-4458
Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION, found here 

QUALIFICATIONS (for complete list, please consult the job description): 
  • A passionate belief in LPA’s mission, values, and educational model
  • Current authorization to work in the United States
  • At least 2 years of previous experience as an office assistant (Work in a school, is preferred)
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn MS Office, Google Apps and SISK Infinite Campus 
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check and Family Care and Safety check, demonstrating results that meet the guidelines for employment at Lafayette Preparatory Academy

  • Days/Hours of work
    • Aligned to the “12-month employee” calendar
    • 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Benefits:
    • Paid Time Off/Vacation: 8 days sick leave, 10 vacation days/year + days as aligned with the calendar
    • Health, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life available
    • Public Service Loan forgiveness eligible employer
    • Grant money for continuing education
    • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
    • Enrollment preference and free aftercare for Staff kids
  • Retirement
    • Enrolled in the PSRSStl retirement plan
  • Salary/Pay
    • Compensation is commensurate with experience ($34,000 - $42,000/year)
  • Start Date- July 1, 2024 (could begin sooner)

  • Please submit the following materials. All materials (except the Employment Application) should be submitted to Mrs. Kristine Wentzien at In the subject line, please write “(Your Full Name), Office Assistant- Operations”.  
    • Complete Employment Application (link here) through Google Forms*
    • Updated resume
    • TWO Letters of reference*
      • one from a former supervisor
    • A response to the emails below

A parent sends the following email. How would you respond?

Dear (Your Name),
My child was charged $54 in drop-in fees for aftercare. This is to let you know we will not be paying our bill given that my child was only in aftercare for a short amount of time. I do not feel a $18/day fee is reasonable and therefore will not be paying.
Parent A

A prospective parent sends the following email. How would you respond?

To Whom It May Concern:
We are interested in enrolling at Lafayette Preparatory Academy for next school year. What is the process for enrolling? Additionally, I would like to learn more about your curriculum.
Prospective Parent

A parent sends the following email. How would you respond?

(Your Name),
Please have Dr. Ranney call me immediately.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.