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Area Manager

Area Manager (AREAM38464) Alpena, Michigan

Salary: USD43888 - USD45000 per year + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO

Area Manager - Alpena-Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District



At ESS our motto is, “Everyday counts!” We take opportunities every day to grow and better our company as well as our employees.


OVERVIEW:  The ESS Area Manager serves an assistant to the Regional Manager providing administrative support, representing ESS for numerous school districts, and overseeing and implementing recruitment strategies and retention efforts within the area. 



  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with school employees in supporting each school’s specific program needs
  • Traveling among the AMAESDA area up to 50% of the time visiting ESS staff and school buildings. Travel expenses are covered by the company.
  • Providing supervision and oversight to direct reports within assigned school districts, including classroom aides, instructional assistants, secretaries, bus aides and other ESS staff
  • Managing communication with potential candidates and work with hiring coordinators by facilitating the hiring process as needed, including keeping applicants moving through the hiring process in a timely manner.
  • Exercising appropriate judgment in addressing specific situations and respond with immediate, effective solutions and/or promptly notify program management
  • Other duties as assigned or as become evident.



  • Manages and motivates staff (including hiring, staff discipline, performance management and recognition duties).
  • Assess staffing needs, and recruit staff using methods such as newspaper advertisements or attendance at job fairs.
  • Train, direct and appraise staff.
  • Make daily schedules for proper manpower utilization.
  • Plans and organizes workload and staff assignments.
  • Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.



  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • PTO
  • Volunteer time
  • Mental health day
  • Discretionary bonus eligible 



  • Work Hours: Monday-Friday; 8-5pm
  • Work Location: Hybrid
  • Travel Required: Up to 50% travel within the AMAESD area is required. Travel among district is reimbursed by the company.



Do you want to be a part of something BIG? Do you have a passion for people? Do you want to work in a team setting?  As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 22 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 5 million students with a pool of 100,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 34 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 750 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 900 partner districts experience valuable education every day.