The Administrative Assistant provides critical support for Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges. The AA coordinates the application process for students studying off campus; provides advising for academic, off-campus programs; independently manages the OCSE student record database in Access and Banner; coordinates students' program materials; updates and maintains website pages; supervises student assistants; and manages daily office operations and provides general office support. The AA works closely with students, faculty, parents, and staff on and off campus and overseas. The AA's work is very time sensitive and deadline driven and requires a great deal of troubleshooting and use of good judgment to recommend solutions. The AA works independently the majority of the time.
Education and/or Training: Associates degree or equivalent work experience in a related field, preferably administration or business. A minimum of three years' experience in complex administrative work, preferably in a college setting.
Experience/Skills: Minimum three years' experience in complex administrative work. Experience organizing complex information systems; proven strength in organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Must be detail oriented, be able to manage several projects simultaneously and work independently. Proficiency with Access and experience with Banner preferred. Experience in advising students strongly preferred. High energy position that requires a high level of professionalism, flexibility, patience, diplomacy, respect, humor and cultural sensitivity when handling various people and situations.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression*, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
- Gender identity and expression, while protected under Skidmore College policy, are not currently protected under federal, state, or local laws.
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