Administrative Assistant to Vice President for Finance & Planning/Coordinator for Institutional Research
The Office of Finance & Planning at Messiah University is currently accepting applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant to Vice President for Finance & Planning/Coordinator for Institutional Research.
Responsibilities: This position provides specialized support to the Vice President for Finance & Planning and assists in the coordination of projects managed by the Office of Institutional Research. Responsibilities include fielding phone calls, coordinating calendars, managing files, maintaining websites, assisting with special projects, and supporting research activities in support of institutional decision-making.
Qualifications: Associate’s degree and 2-3 years of administrative support experience is required. Specialized training in accounting, budget management, research, or statistics and one year of experience in a business office environment with accounting systems and processes and/or one year of experience in a higher education environment focused on research is preferred.
Skills and Characteristics: Basic understanding of accounting processes and interest in research; data-minded with a basic ability to review, understand and analysis data; professional-level communication skills, including strong writing, editing, speaking and comprehension skills; ability to communicate successfully across departments and with various constituencies, including external contacts; strong organizational skills, including time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; excellent computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications and willingness to learn various technology platforms for scheduling, purchasing, reporting, and research; ability to work independently on complex projects managing significant portions of the project with little to no oversight; ability to work discreetly with confidential and sensitive information.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18411
Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.
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