We’re hiring: School Office Professionel

We are looking for a motivated and experienced office specialist to join our office team in the administration and school office.

We are offering a part-time position for 20 hours per week. Working hours start at 7:45 or 8:00 am.

Your Tasks

  • General office tasks (e.g. reception services, in person at reception and by telephone, correspondence, incoming mail, filing)
  • Administrative activities in the school sector (e.g. attendance, student files, student forms, student database, school intranet)
  • Communication with parents, children, employees (German/English), authorities (German) and external partners (mainly German)
  • Annual or ongoing tuition fee calculation and accounts receivable management
  • Supporting activities for our school leadership team
  • Support in the organisation and preparation of school festivals and other school events

After you have been trained in our office, school and administrative procedures and processes, you will be assigned your own areas of responsibility. Our school life regularly offers new projects that can be taken on in addition to the recurring tasks and are distributed within the office team according to competencies and interests. Thus, the job remains varied and challenging.

Your Profile

Have you completed training as an office administrator or training as a foreign language secretary? In addition, you have a solid background in both office and administrative activities as well as in customer contact, with MS Office (especially Excel, Word, Outlook) and MS Teams? You are very familiar and open to new digital application programs?
You have native level language skills in German or English and good language skills in the other language? You also have organizational talent, team spirit, commitment, communication skills, willingness to learn, flexibility and independence?

Then you are exactly right with us!

Here are 15 great reasons for your application .

  • Our bilingual school (German/English) offers a vibrant and culturally diverse community of values with people from all around the world.
  • Responsibility, independence, respect, tolerance, self-confidence and gender equality are values that we live by every single day.
  • We are a relatively small team and a manageable school community. Fostering a pleasant and friendly learning and working atmosphere is a matter close to our heart.
  • We place great emphasis on teamwork!
  • We value our entire team as professionals.
  • Newcomers at Platanus Schule Berlin will of course receive our full attention and support.
  • We will help you in learning German or English.
  • Your professional development is important to us: We encourage participation in internal and external training courses or evaluations in both financial and organisational respects.
  • You are welcome to implement your own ideas and personal interests in a varied and diverse work life.
  • We are open to your constructive feedback on everyday work life and appreciate your life and professional experience in our joint work.
  • Having your own work laptop for the duration of your employment, as well as reliable technical support and a well-equipped workplace, will create optimal working conditions.
  • Life doesn’t always go the way it’s supposed to. If necessary, we facilitate life coaching and supervision in difficult life situations.
  • Working time is living time! We try to respond to individual needs and take into account your own personal work-life balance when creating timetables. In addition, we offer the children of our employees preferential admission to our Platanus Kindergarten or to the lara.kita, our cooperation partner. Of course, there is also the possibility of admission to Platanus Schule Berlin, subject to availability of school places as well as language and academic qualifications.
  • And even if mistakes happen, you can always feel safe with us, because we maintain an open error culture with respectful interaction with each other.
  • Diversity@Platanus: Regardless of age, gender, origin or religion, or other personal characteristics, we welcome all people who respect our values.
  • Sustainability and environmental protection play a major role in our everyday work. We try to meet our responsibility for future generations and to make our educational facilities as climate neutral as possible.
  • We simply enjoy working together!

Of course, we can think of more reasons, but we would like to tell you in a personal conversation and get to know you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Platanus Schule Berlin
Dr. Karen Krüger (Managing Director)
Berliner Straße 12
13187 Berlin