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Office Manager

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Primary Function

To oversee the operations of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, and to help promote the Center to the campus and surrounding communities. The Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality is an academic unit that offers a major, minors, and certificates to undergraduate and graduate students. To keep the Center running smoothly, it is essential that the employee be able to organize and prioritize effectively and efficiently. They must be able to work independently, utilize time well, and be a problem solver. The person in this position must have the ability to work with deadlines and sudden schedule changes. The position requires excellent communication skills, interpretation and understanding of university policies, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. The employee must be able to establish positive rapport with diverse students, faculty and staff. They must also have supervisory and training skills.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

The work assignments of the Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality along with coordination of staff schedules and office functions have this employee’s first priority. The person occupying this position is expected to prioritize the sum of the workload according to a knowledge of scheduling requirements of the office relative to deadlines, as well as to initiate needed projects. They must create and disperse communication and marketing materials and strategize how to best reach target audiences. Work methods are determined by the employee, who is expected to follow through with little supervision. The exercise of independent judgment is frequently required within the course of a day. The person occupying this position must have maturity, flexibility, excellent organizational and communications skills and the ability to be a self-starter, work independently, and maintain productivity.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1.High school graduation or equivalent.
2.Two (2) years (24 months) of work experience comparable to the third level of this series.
Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

Experience with design and social media publishing tools and analytics.
Experience working with diverse populations.
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

Extensive knowledge of office support and general office practices and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, and formatting.
Working Hours
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$13.05/ hour
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.

  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.

  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.

  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from and . Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.

  • We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.

  • ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION . At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE : If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact and include Office Manager 3293 in the subject line by the posting deadline.

  • Required documentation noted in the posting such as driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.

  • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.

  • After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.

  • Click on Office Manager for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.

  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Link to Department Homepage
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Physical Demands

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
Is Background Check Required
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at .

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have an Associates degree or higher degree in any field or concentration? (Please upload an unofficial copy of your transcript.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please specify the years of work experience involving administrative support work (experience that supports the day-to-day operations of an office or organization) or supervising employee(s) or student(s) or project management experience.
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please list any a related certifications, such as Business/Administrative Technology, Bookkeeping Office Assistant, Office Specialist, Customer Service, etc. Please remember to upload any certifications to be considered.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please upload a short narrative as to why the Office Manager position in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality is of interest to you. Please upload this as the 'Statement of Interest'
    • I have/will upload this Statement of Interest
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 References
  4. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)

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