Administrative Assistant - Orientation and Transitions
Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, CA

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Under the supervision of the Director of Orientation and Transitions, the Administrative Assistant is a full time professional staff member within the Office of Orientation and Transitions. The Administrative Assistant plays a key role in the daily operations of the office. This position will be the main administrative support to the office and the various programs offered through the office and is an integral piece of the success of the Alpha, Beginnings, Bridges, Orientation, Retention and Transfer programs.

Required Education

High school degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Required Experience

1-3 years professional experience in higher education or related field required.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

Provides administrative support to director and assistant/associate director of office including, but not limited to, email communication, answering phones, business expenditures, paperwork, filing, etc.

Responsible for coordinating Orientation registration process and maintaining consistent communication with those registered

Assists in logistical pieces of Orientation program (including communication with vendors, local churches, community organizations, APU departments, completing purchases, etc.)

Facilitates publicity, recruitment, and interviewing scheduling of candidates for student leadership positions.

Facilitates attendance, communication, and City Links (service projects) coordination for the Beginnings (first-year experience) course

Assists in coordinating Bridges logistics including—but not limited to—sites, schedules, transportation, financial records, etc.

Monitors and evaluates the Orientation and Transitions website and effectively recommends updates.

Assists with planning and coordinating of OAT events including training, Orientation, events (specific tasks may include booking locations, reserving audio/visual needs, etc.)

Greets and welcomes walk-in guests, responds to Orientations and Transitions email account and answers the Orientation and Transitions general telephone line as a customer service representative.

Monitors and processes timecards, paychecks, and hiring forms and procedures for Orientation and Transitions student interns/leaders.

Maintains records of the budget and processes forms for the Business Office, i.e. purchase requisitions, check requests, expense reports, etc.

Keeps open communications with other APU departments.

Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Good written and verbal communication skills.

Strong organizational skills with exception to details.

Must have the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks.

Must have a high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently at times, resourcefulness, strong organizational skills and problem solving skills.

Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal, with students, parents, staff, and faculty in a friendly and professional manner. Manage several projects simultaneously, and make sound decisions.

Work well with deadline pressures and distractions.

Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in job performance with a cheerful, courteous, and helpful attitude.

Logical problem solving ability.

Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances.

Mental Demands

Ability to keep confidentiality with discretion and good judgment.

Ability to take direction and establish trust with others.

In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Physical Demands

Requires repetitive motions and sitting at a computer keyboard.

Hearing and speaking on the telephone.

Ability to lift, pull, grasp, bend to lower file drawers and reach to top of 5 drawer file cabinet.

Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. occasionally.

Intermittent sitting and standing.

Ability to conduct business at other offices on campus.

Visual Demands

Computer monitor and reading.


Pleasant office setting, comfortable temperature.


Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Word and Excel.

Required Skills

Required Experience

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