Administrative Assistant in Residential Life

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Department: Residential Life
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Residential Life

Benefits Eligible?
Pay Classification
Non-Exempt (Bi-Weekly)
Month Worked Per Year
12 Months
Hours per week
Position FTE
Pay Grade
Non-Exempt - Grade 8

Position Overview

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Office of Residential Life, specifically the Director, Associate Director, and Area Director staff.  This includes answering phones, processing incoming correspondence, scheduling appointments / meetings, and maintaining both paper and electronic office files This position is a member of the central office staff leadership team and also serves in a crucial customer service role.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum: high school degree with 3 to 4 years related experience.
  • Excellent oral communications, writing skills, organizational skills, and a high degree of word processing and computer knowledge required (Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, etc).
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural community.
  • Excellent organizational skills for management of multiple priorities, details and responsibilities.
  • Excellent public relations and diplomacy skills.
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive material and manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with electronic mail, internet, and institutional software systems.
  • Familiarity with higher education and student affairs.

A full job description for the Administrative Assistant role can be viewed by clicking here:  JD.pdf

Salary and Benefits:

This is a non-exempt level position. The selected finalist’s hourly wage will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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