Rider University’s Office of Residence Life seeks an Administrative Specialist to provide advanced administrative support to staff members within the Division of Student Affairs. Individual will: perform a varied and often complex range of administrative duties requiring knowledge of office routine and an understanding of University policies, procedures, and programs; be proactive in identifying, following-through, and resolving various issues; run queries, produce reports, and research and manipulate data for analysis by others; coordinate all aspects of event planning for activities within the Division; provide direction and support to student workers within the Division; process financial paperwork (e.g. purchase orders, check requests, billing; petty cash); monitor and document budget activity; and monitor levels of and purchase supplies.
A High School diploma or equivalent is required with a minimum of 4 years of professional work experience as well as computer proficiency with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite, Google products, and data management. Must have demonstrated data entry, recordkeeping, and organization skills along with a working knowledge of standard office equipment. Skill set must include the ability to: take initiative, exercise good judgment, and handle confidential information; communicate effectively with excellent public relations and interpersonal skills; work effectively with administrators, faculty, and students; Demonstrated customer service to the needs of students and their parents; quickly assess the needs and requirements of students; perform under pressure and handle difficult situations in a professional manner; problem-solve and operate independently, prioritize and organize own work schedule, multi-task, and meet established deadlines; delegate work responsibly to others, monitor the work of others, and provide ongoing guidance and leadership to others.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience
Associate’s degree or equivalent. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google products and data management. Knowledge of Banner and Cognos. Experience learning new software applications. Willingness to learn advanced excel functions.
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 pm on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.