• American University
  • $70,810.00 -100,070.00/year*
  • Washington, DC
  • Administrative/Clerical
  • Full-Time
  • 3125 V St NE

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The Senior Administrative Assistant coordinates the daily functions of the Academic Support and Access Center s (ASAC) front office, including frontline activities involving customer service, administrative support, communications, technology, and the maintenance of confidential student records. This position is often the first point of contact representing the ASAC to the university community and the public.

Work Environment

  • This position reports to the Coordinator, Operations and Administration
  • Reporting directly to this position are a part-time administrative assistant and 5-6 work-study student staff assistants

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Nonexempt
  • Specialist B

Salary Range

  • $18. 55 - $21. 50/hr

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor s degree
  • Two years administrative experience working in a fast-paced front office
  • Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, and the public
  • Technology experience including MS Office; proven ability to quickly learn new software
  • Ability to work independently and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Well-developed written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion with minimal supervision
  • The ability to deal properly with confidential material

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in higher education and knowledge of university resources
  • Experience working in a confidential setting
  • Experience with online scheduling and data management systems
  • Experience with Colleague
  • Understanding of students with disabilities and relevant needs
  • Demonstrated editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to plan, set priorities and follow through on complex tasks; supervisory experience
  • Supervisory experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively \"Protected Bases\") in its programs and activities.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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