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The Administrative Assistant (AA) assists the Program Coordinator
(PC) with all Program work. This position supports the evening
administrative agenda of the Legal Rhetoric: Writing and Research
Program, which services approximately 430 students annually. Under
the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the incumbent assists
in the implementation of administrative systems necessary for this
program, interacts with students, faculty and administrators, and
works to insure the smooth operation of the program.
Besides providing assistance to the Program Coordinator, the
incumbent provides support services for six full-time Instructors,
15 adjunct professors, approximately 40 Dean’s Fellows, scheduling,
classes, study groups, and document and curriculum production and
dissemination for 30+ sections of Legal Rhetoric.
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions
Prioritizing and Organizing
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Required Education and Experience
- Part-Time, 27 hours/week.
- Required hours are 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; the
remaining hours may be arranged as mutually convenient and may
include Friday. Weekend hours are not available.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree.
- 2-4 years of relevant experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- At least 2 years of office experience.
- Must have strong written and oral communications,
interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills.
- Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and be
creative and flexible in solving problems.
- Must be able to work well under pressure, handle multiple
activities, and respond to time constraints.
- Must possess mature judgement, have a professional attitude,
and manage conflict tactfully and decisively.
- Must be experienced with MS Office Suite, specifically Word,
PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Excel.
- Must be able to conduct Internet research and operate eFax, a
copy machine and scanner.
- This position requires excellent organizational, writing, and
- Must be extremely attentive to detail, familiar with the
preparation of standard office documents, such as letters and
- Other technical skills that are helpful include: utilizing
programs such as EMS (Event Management Software), Easy Grade Pro,
and SeatGen, as well as accessing websites such as
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Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
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