Administrative Assistant for Computing & Design / Engineering

Dixie State University

St. George, UT

ID: 7068074
Posted: July 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Announcement
Provide administrative support to the Computing & Design Department Chair, the Engineering Department Chair, associated faculty in both areas, and associated support staff. This position also supervises part-time clerical staff and coordinates part-time payroll and business transactions within the departments.

The Computing & Design department offers students a wide variety of courses and real-world applications in emerging technologies within some of the fastest growing careers in the nation. Information about the department can be found online at

The Engineering department offers students an immersive experience with 14 lab courses, 4 Dixie Design Day projects, training in a variety of prototyping techniques, design & manufacturing, robotics, dynamics & control, thermofluid sciences, solid mechanics, and materials science. Information about the department can be found online at

Assist department chairs with administrative support duties, including but not limited to: completion of payroll transactions, tracking budgets and other financial data, arranging prospective faculty visits and part-time faculty interviews, placing maintenance requests, and taking minutes at departmental meetings.
Prepare purchase requisitions and/or use of purchasing card for department office supplies, equipment, etc. Reconcile purchases to department budgets using the University's operating system. Coordinate and track travel authorization paperwork and expenses within the departments.
Coordinate department reception areas by answering the telephone, taking messages, distributing mail, and assisting visitors to the department. Coordinate with other college administrative assistants and the Dean's administrative specialist to ensure smooth operation of college transactions, such as coordinating scheduling of cross-listed courses, etc.
Assist department faculty with office set up, scheduling of classrooms/conference rooms on Event Management Systems, ordering desk/exam copies from publishers, and scheduling/catering for department events.
Assist with department and college workshops and events, including but not limited to ACM Competition, commencement, college luncheons, graduate luncheons, etc.
Maintain course information, including faculty updates, enrollments, cancellations, etc. in the university's operating system (Banner).
Hire, train, and supervise part-time clerical staff within the department's reception areas; coordinate paperwork and timecard processing for other part-time student hires in the departments (teaching/research assistants, etc.).
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma/GED with some college coursework and/or a post-secondary certificate required; Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred.
Two years' office experience required; experience working in higher education preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, faculty, students, and community members.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Good working knowledge of financial recordkeeping procedures.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task with faculty, staff, and students.
Knowledge of professional office practices, procedures, and equipment.
Good working knowledge of computer software such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Supplemental Information
CONTRACT: Full-time classified staff position (overtime-eligible). Annual salary of $30,000, with a desired start date of September 1, 2020. Excellent benefits package included (see under "Example of DSU Benefits" for more details).

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 6, 2020. Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references, electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open-enrollment institution committed to student access, affordability and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and we seek faculty and staff committed to providing students with an active learning environment. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to excellent outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State currently has approximately 11,000 students and has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 210 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit faculty and staff who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to its strategic plan, campus diversity, and growth trajectories. DSU faculty and staff are committed to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions.

DSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The President and employees of Dixie State University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, services, and employment with regard to race / ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and protected veteran's status.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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