Rider University’s Department of Graduate Education, Leadership & Counseling seeks an Administrative Specialist who with little or no direction, supports the day-to day operations of an academic department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: scheduling appointments, meetings, events and GEDLC functions; operating electronic learning management, enrollment, budgeting, and data systems to provide accurate and confidential materials and information; assisting with department academic standing letters, department budget, workload staffing, syllabi and student records, meeting agendas and minutes; preparing purchase orders, check requests and petty cash vouchers for approval and signature of Chair; keeping Chair up to date with faculty, adjuncts and student inquiries; assisting chair in efficient and timely communication and reporting within the department, to the Dean of the College of Education and other University departments; greeting students, faculty, and department visitors, answering questions and troubleshooting problems; and participating in special projects, as required. Individual will operate independently in prioritizing own workload and in determining how best to accomplish work objectives.
Qualified candidate must possess a High school diploma or equivalent with 2-4 years of work related experience preferred. Additional requirements include: effective communication and interpersonal skills; working knowledge of standard office equipment; computer proficiency with an emphasis on word-processing, spreadsheet, and data management skills; effective problem-solving skills and ability to operate independently, prioritize and organize own work schedule, multi-task, and meet established deadlines; excellent typing, keyboarding, recordkeeping and organization skills; and the ability to adapt quickly to new technology. Individual must be able to use Word, Mail merge, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, google suite, and Canvas. Must be familiar with Banner to access student information. Proof-reading skills are essential.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience
About Rider University
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.
Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.
Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Internal candidates must apply no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.