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Departmental Assistant (Administrative Assistant I), Psychology and Social Work
Psychology and Social Work

Serve as departmental assistant to the Department of Psychology and Social Work. Perform a variety of office support and/or administrative duties for the department head and PSY/SWK faculty/staff.

- Provide administrative support to the department head and Psychology and Social Work faculty/staff.
- Support office management including filing, running errands, updating bulletin boards, completing schedules for classes, maintaining, and/or creating regular department reports & data, scanning or copying documents, preparing mailings and conducting internet searches.
- Anticipating needs, ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment for the department.
- Responsible for preparing budget requests including petty cash, invoices, purchase orders, check requests, credit card transactions, and monitoring and reconciling the department budget.
- Seek and complete on-campus training in accessible document design
- Seek and complete on-campus training in emerging computer technologies required for completing routine tasks in consultation with the department head.
- Assist Department of PSY/SWK in updating common departmental documents and manuals to meet ADA compliance standards.
- Assist individual faculty in identifying and converting instructional documents to ADA compliant formats.
- Monitor the safety and condition of department facilities and report any needed maintenance or repair. Operations may be run out of multiple college buildings.
- Ensure classrooms and venues are set up appropriately for course activities and events as designated by the department head and/or department faculty.
- Schedule, coordinate, and set-up arrangements for meetings, conferences, travel, campus visitors, and special events for the PSY/SWK department.
- Coordinate work and documentation among administrative staff in the program areas overseen by the department.
- Assist with accreditation preparation and site visits, including gathering of data, preparation of documents, and site visit logistics.
- Oversee updates and revisions to department web presence.
- Recruit/hire/train/supervise student workers.
- Provide back-up support for the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences team of assistants.
- Perform other miscellaneous duties as needed.

- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Two years of related experience required.
- Evidence of excellent communication skills, initiative, maturity, professionalism and customer-service attitude toward students, employees and the public. Must be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with supervisor, coworkers, customers and others.
- Excellent organizational ability, time management and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Google Docs, and Google Sheets software.
- Capacity and willingness to master new software platforms specifically related to College usage
- Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty and staff in the conversion of course materials to ADA compliant formats
- Ability to manage tasks and prioritize workload independently within an educational environment
- Ability to maintain progress toward goals in the midst of interruptions
- Provide own vehicle for running errands for the College.
- Be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
- Experience in an academic setting is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To apply: Complete the online application in full, submit your letter of interest, resume, and list of references. A successful background check will be required prior to hiring, if offered the position.

The department of Psychology and Social Work is in the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences, and offers majors & minors in Psychology and Social Work, and M.A. degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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Contact Information:

1st Floor Park Center
(919) 760-8898
Fax: (919) 760-8164