Administrative Specialist

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Position

This position is responsible for providing general administrative support to the Counseling Service and the student health insurance program in support of Lewis & Clark students and Wellness staff. This position also provides limited administrative support to Health Promotion staff and to the Health Service (during the summer months). This position has responsibility for engaging students presenting with mental health concerns, and determining how quickly the student must be seen and by whom. Working in a busy office, the administrative coordinator must think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively with a welcoming demeanor and a service-oriented attitude. This position is also responsible for much of the communication and day-to-day problem-solving related to the student health insurance program.

This position is represented by the Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association Local 4912 of the American Federation of Teachers.

The current LCCSSA Bargaining Agreement can be found here: /

What You'll Do Student Service (40%)
  • Serve as first contact for students with mental health concerns. Students are often in crisis situations and sometimes express risk to themselves or others. Schedule appointments for students, and for staff seeking consultation from counselors.
  • Perform limited triage in urgent situations (students needing immediate assistance) and communicate effectively and appropriately with counseling staff regarding such students. Refer students to appropriate resources on- and off-campus.
  • Manage client flow within the walk-in clinic, navigating resource limitations, student distress, and wait times, consulting with the Director of Clinical Services as needed.
  • Provide high-quality customer service and support.
Facilitate Communication (20%)
  • Answer high-volume telephone line and manage departmental email account. Collaborate with students, parents, Area Directors, Resident Advisors, faculty, various on-campus offices, and off-campus medical and mental health providers to explain services and assist students in accessing care.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with state privacy laws.
Administrative Support (15%)
  • Provide administrative support to the Chief Psychologist/Associate Dean of Students for Health and Wellness, and all counseling staff; effectively manage and prioritize the diverse needs of staff in these offices.
  • Provide support to the office management of the Odell Health Promotion & Wellness suite. Provide limited administrative support to the Health Service during summer months.
  • Assist Wellness Leadership team with data analysis, working with complex, sensitive, and confidential data.
  • Assist in gathering and compiling periodic reports and end-of-year statistics.

Student Health Insurance Program Contact (10%)
  • Serve as the initial point of contact on campus for students and parents/guardians for the Student Health Insurance Program. Work closely with student accounts staff, overseas programs and off-campus contacts to communicate accurate information about insurance coverage, costs, options, and benefits to students and their families. Screen complaints and special requests regarding insurance—responding to the initiating party and/or routing the concern to the Associate Dean.

Records Maintenance (10%)
  • Use multiple electronic platforms/interfaces to support students, create and maintain student records, and perform other critical functions:
  • Access, maintain, and accurately enter relevant information into electronic health records ( EHR) database to facilitate efficient exchange of information among Wellness Staff, including counselors and Health Promotion staff;
  • Create templates that facilitate counseling staff’s ability to enter into and retrieve data from EHR database;
  • Provide guidance to incoming students and their parents/guardians with their access to the EHR Patient Portal--clarifying regulations regarding immunization compliance, aid in accessing health history forms, and problem-solving technical difficulties;
  • Create and modify forms to support the annual evaluation of services;
  • Access and retrieve information in Maxient database; and
  • Maintain and update the Counseling Service and Student Health Insurance websites.

Operations Support (5%)
  • Manage office environment; oversee waiting area; handle purchasing, computer updates, travel processing, reimbursements, and check requests.
  • Update Counseling Service forms yearly; compose new forms, tables, evaluations as needed.
  • Update office procedure manual as needed.
  • Maintain client records system under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services, and dispose of archived records in keeping with state law and the agency’s procedure for records maintenance.
Must Haves
  • High school diploma plus 6 years of directly related job experience OR Associate's degree and 4 years of directly related job experience OR Bachelor's degree and 2 years of directly related job experience.
  • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and welcoming environment for a diverse client population, including BIPOC students, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students of various faith backgrounds, students with disabilities, and other students.
  • Flexibility adapting to new technology.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with e-mail, word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • Proven success in following through and completing projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer services and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain a calming demeanor in working with people in distress.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of protected health information.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain focus despite frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

Nice to Haves
  • Ability to review systems and suggest efficiencies or improvement of workflow.

Work Schedule
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
  • LCCSSA Grade 15

Physical Requirements
  • The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions.
  • Bending, twisting, climbing (stairs), standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, push/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, listening ​

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