Job Title: Hotline Worker- Jan
Terms: Temporary ($21.52/hour)
Reports to: Senior Director, Welcome Services
Founded in 1647, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is the oldest public school district in the country. With approximately 56,000 students from over 114 different countries, nearly 9,000 employees (including 4,700 teachers) and an annual budget of $821 million, BPS is the largest school district in Massachusetts and is one of the most diverse as well. BPS has been recognized as one of the top urban school districts in the United Students and was recently awarded the Broad Prize for Urban Education as the most improved urban school district in the nation.
The Welcome Centers are hubs of information, communication and system access for current, incoming and prospective Boston Public School families. Hotline Workers will assist the department in providing superior customer service to the many individuals that contact the department either by email, in person or phone with inquiries, issues or complaints. Workers may also be tasked with completing in-person registrations during peak periods.
Assist families with registration and related activities.
Answer inquiries, research issues and document complaints from parents, principals, school staff and the community.
Provide families with accurate information about registration / school choice and the assignment process
Deliver superior customer service according to the Welcome Center standards.
Utilize Aspen, BPS email Google Doc s, Excel, and other applications.
Other activities as assigned by supervisor, which may include registration of families in person
Applicant must be a resident of the city of Boston
High school diploma
Type 40-50 words per minute
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and navigate multiple windows
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and other data analysis tools
Ability to analyze and communicate complex issues effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to interact with diverse populations Professional self-starter, able to work independently
Ability to work outside the usual business hours on evenings, weekends, and as needed determined by the Director
Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment
Ability to communicate effectively with second language constituencies (Spanish , Cape Verdean, Portuguese, French, Arabic , Chinese, Somali, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole)
Temporary CSR positions are seasonal and employees are typically needed for varying hours during Welcome Center peaks in January and in the summer month from July-mid September
This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement.
Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.