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Administrative Assistant for Graduate and Professional Programs

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Administrative Assistants

Job Number: REQ_0000016344


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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) within the College of Engineering is searching for an Administrative Support Assistant to be filled at a Level 3. The role will provide administrative support to the department's graduate and professional programs.

The successful candidatewill be responsible for the following:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for prospective students, applicants, current students, and alumni
  • Work collaboratively with graduate faculty, program leaders, and the school head to assess and serve the needs of graduate and professional students
  • Maintain student records and process record changes, including grade changes, drop/add requests, missing grades, and course cancellations
  • Monitor student degree progress and process graduate appointments
  • Administer area policies and procedures and answer questions from students, faculty, and other University departments
  • Support graduate and professional recruitment efforts, badging, events, and travel

This individual will be the first point of contact for the school's graduate and professional programs, with the administrative duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Answering and screening telephone calls and emails
  • Scheduling conference and classroom space
  • Creating and maintaining files, databases, and reports
  • Providing information and/or referring as appropriate
  • Solving routine student-related issues
  • Assisting with other administrative tasks
  • Serving as a back-up to other staff, as needed

Education and Experience

This position typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.The position requires the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with academic support, knowledge of University policies, and familiarity with LionPATH, CollegeNET, and eSteward are preferred, but not required.

Cover Letter and Resume

Both a cover letter and Resume must be submitted to be considered for this position.

The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position:

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.

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