Drew University seeks a highly motivated and professional
to provide administrative support
to the Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) and the
Science Departments. Reporting to the Director of RISE, the
Assistant will join a collaborative team that supports faculty and
students in the College of Liberal Arts and Caspersen School of
Graduate Studies. The Assistant will manage events and coordinate
projects across the Science Departments. Strong organizational and
communication skills are required.
The Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities include supporting
the daily operations in Sciences:
● Provide comprehensive administration support for the Science
departments, which includes managing calendars, contacts,
correspondence to ensure efficient execution of administrative
procedures and processes central to the departments and
● Administrative support for the annual ResMed course as an event
coordinator. Interface with registrants and faculty from outside of
Drew, interface with a variety of vendors, hotels, audio-visual
companies and publishing companies.
● Respond in a timely manner to requests for information and refer
to other resources as appropriate;
● Maintain adequate office supplies and other materials required
for the operation of the Science departments;
● Support departmental and programmatic events, including room
scheduling, advertising, communications and service requests, as
● Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of RISE.
This is a full-time, 12-month position beginning as soon as
Bachelor’s degree is required and/or a combination of education and
experience which demonstrates knowledge and understanding of event
planning, office administration, work organization, collaboration,
and report writing.
● Excellent written, oral communication and event planning skills.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and
interact effectively with faculty, staff and students.
● Project management, organizational skills and keen attention to
● Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly
motivated, focused, self-initiating, and results oriented.
● Ability to exercise discretion and tact in interpersonal
contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times.
● Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required
● Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, Google Workspace, and
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis. For priority consideration, apply by October 31, 2022.
● Cover Letter
● Two names for references
About Drew University:
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes
the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a
beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small
town close to New York City.
It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136
full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in
their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s
and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in
40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.
Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree,
, ensures that every student graduates
with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of
mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly
noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A.
Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew
Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement,
as well as seven New York City semesters and several international
study abroad programs.
The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of
distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet
the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on
Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship,
opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and
facilitating a robust intellectual community.
The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the
United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a
center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church
and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship
and social justice has made it a sought after destination for
students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal
Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide
proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for
These positions are subject to a background check.