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Academic Assistant

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023
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Position Information

Working Title
Academic Assistant

College of Health and Human Services

Compensation Title
Academic Assistant

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Position Status

Work Schedule

8:15 a.m. – 4:30 pm

Hours per Week

Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

This position is to support the evaluation and admission of students applying to Northern Kentucky University, College of Health and Human Services, as well as the administrative support needs associated with accelerated online programs which continue to experience dramatic growth for the college and new programs being added to the academic portfolio. This position is critical to supporting the college infrastructure to meet the academic demands accompanying this growth. This position is a vital component to making the College of Health & Human Services ( CHHS ) operate efficiently and effectively.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Admissions processing for academic programs in CHHS : Maintain departmental tracking spreadsheets in Excel (on shared K Drive) to determine the number of applicants, progress in the admission process, the status of admission, and compliance with departmental admission requirements. Close attention to detail, organizational skills, time management, confidentiality, and the ability to prioritize are essential.

  • Work closely with the college admissions team to ensure all applications are processed in a timely manner and changes in admission procedures are clearly communicated to internal and external stakeholders, as well as applicants.

  • Serve as a primary contact for prospective students communicating via phone and email regarding the admissions process as needed.

  • Communicate and collaborate with faculty, staff, and external offices (Office of Graduate Education, Office of Admission, Office of University Registrar) on a regular basis via email and phone.

  • Create and maintain communication from CHHS to new applicants and admits through the admissions process.

  • Work closely with CHHS advising team to provide a seamless transition from admission to advising for new students.

  • Assist with the execution of enrollment strategic planning, including management of wait lists.

High school diploma with a minimum of 2 years of experience required, preferably in a professional or higher education setting.

Computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

The position requires good time management, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change quickly and to work with little supervision.

Also, requires excellent data skills, keen attention to detail, and a very high accuracy rate.

Application review begins immediately.

Minimum Education
High School Diploma

Preferred Education
High School Diploma

Minimum Experience
2 years

$16.01/hour minimum

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  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?

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Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
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