Substitute Receptionist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512681-757123
    • Job Location: Redmond, WA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: November 04, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: November 3, 2021
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Job Description:

Job Title:  Substitute Receptionist

Position Type:  Part-Time; On-Call

Closing Date:  When Filled

Hourly Rate:  $20 per hour; Not Benefit Eligible

Start Date:  Immediately

Reports to:  Executive Assistant

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Please see our website,, for additional information.

Experience and Skills:

Job Summary

A substitute receptionist is employed at an hourly rate and is on-call to work when a receptionist or other general office staff are on vacation or have called out sick, sometimes with advance notice and at other times with little notice. The substitute would be provided on-the-job training and would be responsible to act upon general office duties, including but not limited to the following tasks in the absence of our receptionist or other general office staff:

  • Open the office and phone lines on-time each day and maintain up-to-date voicemail messages
  • Greet and direct visitors with warmth and enthusiasm
  • Operate electronic visitor system, processing drivers’ licenses for visitor badges
  • Answer and redirect phone calls; navigate our website to assist with answering questions
  • Check and appropriately respond to or forward emails and phone messages
  • Provide back-up support to our Health Room Nurse and Attendance Coordinator
  • Keep front desk area stocked, clean, and orderly
  • Make coffee and stock staff lounge area
  • Sort and distribute mail daily
  • Operate and stock copier, fax machine, shredder, and other office equipment as needed
  • Assist with filing and mass mailings as needed

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma; post-secondary coursework or bachelor’s degree highly desired
  • Previous office experience, preferably in a school setting
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position

Critical Performance Competencies

  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed
  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.