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Academic Assistant, Construction and Technical Programs

Employer
Santa Fe College
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
$1.00 - $34,230.00
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Jobs Outside Academe, Educational Service Providers
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Application Deadline:      Thursday, April 14, 2022

Salary & Benefits:              Salary is $34,230.58. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification:                    Full-time, Career Service, Pay Grade C4, Non-Exempt.

Location:                             Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building O, Gainesville, FL 32606. 

 

OVERVIEW:  Santa Fe College (SF) was recently recognized as the top-rated community college in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.  SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester.

 

The Academic Assistant, Construction and Technical Programs provides direct administrative support to the Academic Chair and assists with the general coordination of day-to-day office operations including providing customer service, maintaining schedules, coordinating meetings, textbook ordering, faculty loading, general bookkeeping, and other administrative support tasks.  This position also provides faculty and student assistance and may supervise the work of others.

 

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Greet visitors, answer phones, respond to inquiries, resolve issues based on established college policies, and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative tasks including data entry and the drafting, editing, and revision of letters, reports, and other materials.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings and special events by scheduling and coordinating dates and times, making facility/food arrangements, taking attendance, preparing agendas, recording minutes and preparing minutes.
  • Perform various duties related to maintaining one or more individual schedules and coordinate travel arrangements when appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of faculty load sheets, development and maintenance of course schedules, and collection of syllabi and faculty office hours.
  • Assist in the resolution of student issues based on pre-determined college policies or department practices.
  • Manage payroll functions: validate and submit timesheet entries for staff, faculty, and student employees.
  • Coordinate the faculty department orientation process and process appointments for faculty.
  • Perform basic, routine bookkeeping functions relative to program/department budget, which includes tracking purchases and expenditures and may include assisting in the budget development process.
  • Facilitate, monitor, and/or oversee department purchasing, inventory, and requisitioning of supplies and equipment, including the coordination of textbook orders.
  • Prepare special reports, summaries, and replies to inquiries by compiling data and statistics from various departmental resources.
  • Maintain accurate databases and distribute reports and tables as assigned.
  • Assist in the development or upkeep of the department/area webpage.
  • May supervise and oversee the activities of student employees.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of special events, which may include logistics, contracts, hospitality, staffing, etc.
  • Comply with all published College Rules, procedures, guidelines, and laws/regulations governing public employees, including but not limited to those related to document retention and destruction, FERPA, and confidentiality.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Academic Chair, Construction and Technical Programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Associate degree and four years of related work experience or a combination of completed education and/or work experience equal to six years.

 

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.

 

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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