The Administrative Assistant provides diverse administrative, secretarial and receptionist support to both the department chair and the overall department. Primary responsibilities include overseeing work-study assignments, assisting with registration and graduation requirements, coordinating the distribution, collection and processing of course evaluations, maintaining all departmental records, assisting with faculty search committees, ad hoc and reappointment review committees, and serving as an information source for students, faculty, and visitors, including prospective students and their families. Other tasks include providing basic secretarial services including typing, filing, photo copying, setting appointments, record-keeping, supply ordering, faxing, answering phones, mail distribution, special projects, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent with 3 to 5 years experience required; Associate degree with at least 3 years experience preferred. Must have demonstrated mastery of Word, Excel and general database applications, a familiarity with web-based functions (e.g. searches, accessing info, etc.), and must be willing to learn new software programs as the need arises. Must have demonstrated record-keeping and file maintenance skills and excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication abilities. Knowledge of science terminology is desired.