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Administrative Assistant

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 4, 2023

Job Details


Administrative Assistant

Institutional Advancement

Central Connecticut State University invites applications to join the Institutional Advancement Department as a full-time Administrative Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in providing administrative support in areas such as fundraising, donor and alumni relations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations within Institutional Advancement. We seek applicants who are proactive, detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment.

About CCSU’s Institutional Advancement

The mission of Institutional Advancement Office is to enhance the mission of Central Connecticut State University through voluntary contributions from alumni, parents, non-alumni friends, corporations, foundations, and other charitable organizations. Philanthropic support is increasingly more important as traditional sources of funding decline. Institutional Advancement is responsible for an integrated, comprehensive external relations program including alumni affairs, constituent relations, community and business relations, and university development.

Position Profile

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA). This role will be responsible for the VPIA’s calendar and all incoming communications. This qualified candidate will assist in writing, preparing, and producing materials for donors, alumni, and prospects including direct mail, reports, and printed and electronic materials for the President and VPIA prospect lists. This role will provide business service support to the VPIA, and support advancement services by processing expenses, budget tracking, ordering office supplies, and following all college purchasing policies and guidelines. This role will also compile confidential information and prepare presentations for meetings and events with internal and external constituents. The ability to handle high-level sensitive and confidential information covering many areas including donor information and day-to-day operations is critical.

For more information on Management & Confidential Professional Personnel conditions of employment please visit CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management & Confidential Professional Personnel.

Applicant Evaluative Criteria

Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:

Experience and Training:
  • Five (5) years of experience providing administrative support in an office setting
  • Experience maintaining records of expenses and budget tracking
  • Highly proficient with the use of computers, software systems, and data base management
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to foster relationships with alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students, and vendors.
Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working in at a College or University
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge
To Apply

To begin the application process, select the apply button and electronically submit the following documents. Extended until January 3, 2024.
  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position.
  • Current Résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.

Inquiries may be sent to Jodi Latina, Search Committee Chair, .

Compensation and Employee Benefits

The Administrative Assistant is compensated at the Professional 2 salary level in accordance with CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management and Confidential Professional Personnel. For more information, please visit Management & Confidential Policies .

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include: paid personal, and sick leave accruals; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also the state’s oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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