Bemidji State University (BSU) invites
applicants to join our team as the Administrative
Assistant for the Academic Departments in the Bangsberg
Fine Arts Complex. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead
inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University
prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and
all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU is a member of the
Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and employs
more than 500 faculty and staff.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota
and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.
BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun,
robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the
surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of
recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by
all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the
cold, winter months.
Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70
undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts,
sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the
Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a
faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared
Fundamental Values include civic engagement and
leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief
in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental
The Administrative Assistant provides office
support and assistance for Academic Departments in the Bangsberg
Fine Arts Complex, which include the English Department, Humanities
Department, and Music Department, as well as the Chairs of the
department and directors/coordinators of various academic
programs. The Administrative Assistant also assists with the
effective utilization and maintenance of the Complex.
Responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant
- Providing office and administrative support for the Academic
Departments located in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.
- Serving as the official point of contact for the Bangsberg Fine
- Assisting in the appropriate utilization and security of
Bangsberg offices, classrooms, and performing venues.
Minimum qualifications for this position
- Sufficient skill in accounting, budgeting, and expense
reporting to monitor multiple budgets, analyze various line items,
ensure that spending is within budget and grant guidelines, and
effectively recommend fund transfers.
- Customer service skills sufficient to provide general and
specialized office support on the phone, in person, and online
(this requires common courtesy, tact, interest in positive problem
solving, empathy, and the ability to organize ideas
- Data entry, word processing, spreadsheet, and database
management skills sufficient to effectively create, enter, modify,
prepare, and retrieve data in a variety of formats, letters,
reports, and documents.
- Leadwork skills sufficient to hire, train and give work
direction to student workers.
Preferred qualifications include:
- General appreciation of the arts, and a particular appreciation
of music and speech.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, an interest in, or experience
working with students and/or colleagues from multicultural and
To apply for this position:
Apply for Vacancy Posting 47511, on the
Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) website: http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job
information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to
Inquiries about the position:
Dr. MaryTheresa Seig, Dean of the College of Arts, Education and
Phone: (218) 755-3874
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting
an application, contact Teresa Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the
shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown
community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty
have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all
the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a
tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who
always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the
city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung
(nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than
15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,
Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have
the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history.
Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and
Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet
students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban
conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is
conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy
coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally
owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown
Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the
Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for
engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining
restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.
The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;
restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the
First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;
and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon
Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The
Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use
trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with
walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State
Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across
the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12
miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and
BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further,
the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from
For further information, visit our website at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu
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