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Administrative Assistant 3 - Academic Advising

Nevada State University
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Administrative Assistant 3 - Academic Advising

Nevada State University appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

Nevada State University invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant 3. The Administrative Assistant will ensure the efficient and successful operation of the Academic Advising Center. Our mission is to work collaboratively with students to develop achievable educational and career plans through a commitment and understanding of the Nevada State University curriculum. The Academic Advising Center empower students to take ownership of their degree while working together to create a realistic pathway to graduation.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State University, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), Nevada State is a university where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 12% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 7% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the university and progress its mission, the university dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of Nevada State University, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Academic Advising, this position performs a variety of clerical, secretarial and administrative support duties such as maintaining records and files, data entry, office management, and budget verifications and monitoring. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitor budget to track expenses, process purchase requisitions and payment vouchers, process invoices for vendor payment, and reconcile procurement card for operational and travel expenses.
  • Maintain calendars, reserve rooms, and coordinate agendas, reports and other materials for weekly team meetings and other meetings.
  • Monitor office needs including the supply inventory, and working with Director to ensure needs are addressed.
  • Manage and maintain the front desk operations for the Academic Advising Center including providing excellent customer service, answering phones, & day-to-day supervision of student workers.
  • Coordinate front desk employees including scheduling and adherence to office policy. While the Administrative Assistant does not directly make decisions related to hiring and firing, they make recommendation to the Director of Academic Advising for such actions.
  • Ensure full coverage of front desk operations and serve in front desk role when student workers are unavailable.
  • Coordinate the Director's schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of progressively responsible relevant work experience which included experience in one or more of the following areas: maintenance of complex records and files; public/customer relations including explaining detailed policies, regulations and requirements; preparation and processing of financial and statistical documents such as payroll, travel, claims and budgeting forms; and assisting staff and management with projects and activities; OR one year of experience as an Administrative Assistant 2 in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (Nevada State does not sponsor employment-related visas).

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working in higher education.
  • Highly proficient computer literacy particularly in MS Office products (Word, Excel), Workday, PeopleSoft and internet search tools.
  • Applicant must have the ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential for successful job performance.

Salary & Benefits

Budgeted salary for this position is $ 41,634.72. Nevada State University offers excellent benefits, including a generous vacation & sick benefits, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, a choice between three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts, and an excellent pension retirement plan through the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada. The plan requires employees to withhold 17.5% of the budgeted salary toward retirement with an equal employer match of 17.5%. No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

Nevada State University employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSU, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Browse Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at Nevada State and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Browse Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

Travel Reimbursement

Out of Area/State Candidates will not be offered travel reimbursement.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State University;
  • Names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability (you will be notified before references are contacted).
  • Veteran Interview Consideration - (optional) - To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application. Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Resume/CV section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc.)

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State University does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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