Eastern Washington University seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant 4 to support our Department of Education.
This position will serve as the executive assistant on administrative matters in support of the chair of the Department of Education. Position will perform higher-level administrative duties of a substantive nature that have been delegated to the position to perform.
Position reports to the department chair and is expected to exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying rules and regulations to resolve problems, advise faculty and staff regarding applicable policies and procedures and recommend alternative courses of action. Position serves as a resource for the department and ensures work of position and department staff conforms to regulations, policies and standards.
Position will be open for recruitment from Wednesday, July 31st through Friday, August 16th, 2019. Screening of applications will begin August 19, 2019. Our interview process may include skills testing for all candidates invited to interview.
Applications will be kept confidential, and references will not be contacted until candidates are notified.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
High school diploma or equivalent; preference may be given to candidates with a completed Bachelor's degree (any field)
At least five years' relevant full-time work experience, further defined as follows: —Experience must predominantly consist of higher-level, administrative work involving independent performance of work involving complex support functions and assignments. —Experience must include responsibility for budgets and fiscal activities. —Experience must demonstrate both (1) ability to successfully handle a demanding workload with overlapping deadlines and (2) proven attention to detail, initiative and ability to take direction and work independently.
At least two years' supervisory experience, including the responsibility to instruct, direct and evaluate work of others.
Comprehensive knowledge of office procedures and practices.
Strong computer skills demonstrated by three years' successful full-time work experience using a variety of software programs: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, databases, data systems, and publishing software.
Organizational, time management, project management and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the general public.
Experience maintaining both manual and electronic records and files.
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
Bachelor's degree (any field)
Two or more years' full-time work experience in higher education in an administrative support role performing duties beyond entry level work.
Experience in one or more of the following: —Web site maintenance, preferably using WordPress —Planning and coordinating mid-size events (up to 100 participants, multi-day events) —Knowledge of confidentiality laws and regulations, such as FERPA —Experience or knowledge involving teacher education and/or the K-12 environment
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.
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