Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Advising
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
Internal Number: 1132
The Administrative Assistant is a full-time, calendar-year position that reports to the Director of Academic Advising and supports all the functions of the Office of Academic Advising. The office works with students at every level of academic standing across all academic programs and departments. There is a particular focus on supporting new first-year and transfer students, as well as students who are struggling academically.
The position serves as the front-line reception for the office and provides accurate and timely information about academic policies and procedures while interacting with students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, and campus partners. The position maintains the confidentiality of sensitive student information, and exercises sound professional judgement while working independently and collectively within the office.
Responsibilities include the following:
respond to phone, email, and walk-in inquiries;
provide information about academic policies and procedures;
coordinate faculty advisor assignments;
process personal/medical leaves of absence;
update student records; notify campus partners about changes in studentsâ™ academic status;
proof-read/send advising communications related to midterm feedback, major declarations, and other student outreach efforts;
generate reports and assist with assessment;
assist with budget planning and expenditures;
update the officeâ™s web pages; and
provide clerical/calendar support for the director and academic advisors in a collaborative working environment.
Minimum three years of experience working in an office setting
Highly detail-oriented with excellent skills in written/verbal communication, organization, computing/spreadsheets, and technology platforms
Demonstrated commitment and experience working with diverse populations
Experience in a student-oriented learning environment and/or college setting are preferred
Required documents needed to apply:
List of Three References
Pay Range: Minimum rate is $20.22/hr
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!