Administrative Assistant - K
Campus Activities Office
Duration of Position:
Full year / Full time
About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly
selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar
is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the
values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment
of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a
pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar
College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and
applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members
of historically underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and
operational support to the Office of Campus Activities, and during
the summer provides support to Powerhouse Theater. The Campus
Activities facilitates interaction among members of the Vassar
community by promoting and supporting a wide range of programs that
contribute to the intellectual, cultural and social wellbeing of
our campus by supporting activities planned by faculty, staff, and
students. Powerhouse Theater, a collaboration between Vassar
College & New York Stage and Film is dedicated to both emerging
and established artists in the development and production of new
works for theater and film.
- Provide support to four administrators,
including calendar management, phone coverage, scheduling meetings,
mail distribution, and file maintenance.
- Respond to all
inquiries regarding Campus Activities from on and off
- Responsible for department budget tracking,
including processing of purchase orders, requisitions, and online
- Maintain and order supplies for Campus
Activities Office, SARC office, Darkroom, Palmer gallery,
Powerhouse Theater and Summer Programs.
- Manage and
maintain office space.
- Maintain department files,
including Summer Programs.
- Assist with hiring, training
and supervising student office assistants.
- Perform other
duties as assigned, including assisting with planning large scale
events i.e., Commencement, Convocation and Families Weekend.
- A minimum of two to four years of previous
administrative support experience and/or training required.
- Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word and
Excel) is required. Proficiency in EMS and TMA Banner, Google
- Ability to learn new programs and
software as needed.
- Ability to interact effectively with
a diverse community of faculty, students, staff, prospective
students, and visitors in a knowledgeable and helpful
- Must have a professional, problem-solving demeanor;
excellent judgment and discretion.
- Ability to work
independently with strong organizational skills, and the ability to
effectively manage deadlines and multiple, competing
Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to
attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3
professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format.
Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any
questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2027.