Administrative Specialist

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7103030 (Ref.No. 22J600053)
Posted: June 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University seeks an Administrative Specialist who will, with using a broad level of skills and knowledge, provide advanced administrative support to areas within University Advancement.  Individual will:  operate independently in prioritizing own workload; work proactively in identifying, following through, and resolving various issues; complete queries, run reports, and create mailing lists using Raiser’s Edge software; create gift calculations and contracts in PG Calc; track budgets, prepare and submit purchase orders and requests for reimbursement; and complete credit card reconciliation on a monthly basis.  

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated decision-making, and analytical skills to address questions and concerns raised by internal and external constituents.  
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize appropriately.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a cohesive team structure. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication and demonstrated customer service skills are required. 
  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment required. 
  • Computer proficiency is required with an emphasis on Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and data management skills. 
  • Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to operate independently, prioritize and organize own work schedule, multi-task, and meet established deadlines. 
  • Excellent record-keeping and organization skills required.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • 4-6 years’ of related work experience
  • 3-5 years’ of fundraising or development experience in a university, college, private institution, or non-profit setting, or transferable skills and experience
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge software 

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 387 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 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.