College of Arts & Sciences, Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Philosophy
The Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC) and Philosophy are dynamic student-focused units within the College of Arts and Sciences that aim to provide students an education that helps them make connections across diverse content and recognize broader contexts. CJC offers BA and MS degree programs, Philosophy offers a BA; both departments have active student groups and host various special events throughout the year.
We are seeking an engaged staff member to support our team. This position reports to the Department Chairs of CJC and Philosophy. It is imperative that the staff member work closely and collaboratively with the Department Chairs to maintain the effective and efficient operation of all department processes. Duties include but are not limited to:
Administrative Support to Department Chairs
Maintain a welcoming, helpful and responsive environment for students, parents, faculty, staff, and university inquiries
Manage office operations efficiently and proactively
Assist and advise the meeting of deadlines and progression of goals through action plans and delegation of tasks
Support for monthly faculty meetings, through scheduling, material preparation, recordkeeping, and report creation
Maintain department calendar of events and scheduling of conference room
Maintain department website
Maintain department records (paper and/or digital) and organize for efficient reference - records including student, fiscal, HR/Payroll, grants, and others
Assist with the coordination of faculty travel reimbursements
Manage purchasing, OneCards, handling cash, and assisting with processing of contracts
Run financial reports and queries to provide information on expense variances and provide support for annual budget preparation
Collect data and run reports and queries related to enrollment, recruitment, retention, and post-graduation plans
Assist in the maintenance of departmental websites
Assist in the creation and maintenance of an accurate course schedule
Assist in planning and executing department events
Supervise a work study student who works in the departments' main office and train and delegate the work study student to be able to assist with numerous office tasks
Manage all internal and external departmental communications, including social media accounts and marketing materials for degree programs, courses, and events
Assist with hiring appointment processes every semester
Manage events for visiting lectures, student programs, symposia, and other special events, from planning through to implementation
Manage purchasing and program support for Department
High School Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Administrative support experience in Higher Education
Bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Exchange, PeopleSoft, Google Docs/Forms, Adobe XD and Adobe Design Suite
Full Time/Part Time
$11.54 - $15.65 per hour
8 AM - 5 PM. Monday through Friday
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
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