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Senior Office Assistant

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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Information

Position Title
Senior Office Assistant


Provide administrative office support for the Office of General Counsel.

This is a part-time / full-year position

Essential Duties:
  • Review emails with incoming contracts and identify if submission meets OGC requirements. Enter and track all information related to contracts in Excel spreadsheet; scan contract and file contract hard copy.
  • Review College driver authorization request emails for accuracy. Email submitter if more information is needed. Obtain motor vehicle driver history records and data as requested from online vendor system. Review obtained records for violations. Email driver authorizations to submitters. Maintain current list of approved drives in Excel spreadsheet.
  • Provide other administrative support as needed, including but not limited to: greet visitors; answer phones; miscellaneous filing; obtain and distribute mail within office; prepare Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDFs, and Microsoft Word Documents. Maintain department’s file storage area (organize and cull files, etc.)
  • Enter background check and other College camps and clinics information in Excel spreadsheet. Maintain files for College camps and clinics.
Marginal Duties:

Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe PDF .
  • Basic data entry experience in entering data into a database.
  • Ability to handle more than one task at a time and the ability to handle interruptions.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially in a small office that serves the larger College community.
  • Professional and effective written and verbal skills which are essential in communicating with an academic community.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status
Part-Time/Full Year

Salary Grade
16 (Min. $18.90/Mid. $24.56/Max. $30.27)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.


Union Status


If other, please enter regular schedule.

EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

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Open Until Filled

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents



 Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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