Clerk to the School Board

Fairfax, Virginia
FCPS offers excellent health and retirement packages
Oct 24, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Full Time


Performs a wide range of highly responsible and confidential work as principal administrative operations manager and staff assistant for the School Board Office and School Board members, which includes the Board chair; oversees maintenance and assists in preparing official records of the Board; manages all administrative functions of the Board, to include follow through on directives from the Board, support for committees, drafting of business correspondence, and responding to/interacting with internal and external stakeholders; conducts research on complex matters related to administrative/operational aspects of the office to include collecting information and data, completing analysis, and organizing/distributing results to Board; acts in the legal capacity of clerk of the School Board.



  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Six (6) years of progressively more responsible experience as a confidential executive assistant, as a chief of staff, or in other senior-level management support role, three (3) years of which shall have required independent judgment, oversight/supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience responding to local or state officials and/or the general public.
  • Experience with research, analysis, and writing.
  • Must be a Virginia certified notary public OR become a certified notary public within two months of hire.
  • Must be available to work evenings when School Board meetings are in session, as required.
  • Must become bonded in the amount of $10,000, to be paid by the School Board, after hire.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends affecting current PreK-12 education.
  • Familiarity with practices, procedures, and policies of the School Board and its administrative office.
  • Ability to respond to and work collaboratively and professionally with all levels of staff, local and state officials, and the general public, handling sensitive and confidential concerns.
  • Ability to compile, synthesize, analyze, and interpret data to reach sound conclusions and determine priorities.
  • Proficiency in the use of office technology, including spreadsheet, presentation, and desktop publishing software.
  • Ability to work independently with effective organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet time constraints and deadlines.
  • Ability to facilitate communications among the School Board, staff, and the general public. Ability to communicate in a manner that is clear, informative, and accessible - both verbally and in writing - to multiple audiences and stakeholders, using correct grammar, punctuation, and content structure.


  • Master's degree in business, political science, government relations, or public or educational administration.
  • Experience with Robert's Rules of Order procedures and Virginia FOIA and Code requirements.
  • Experience supporting a private or public governing board or official body. Understanding of Robert's Rules of Order.

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