Administrative Assistant III

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Administrative Assistant III
Department Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
Position Number 0104401
Advertisement Text
Position Purpose

Primary responsibility is to oversee front desk operations. To coordinate and perform a wide variety of office activities that will increase office efficiency, expedite and support the work of others, and ensure the smooth operation of the office. Provides primary administrative support for the Undergraduate Deans Office. Works as an integral member of the staff in the accomplishment of the office workload.

Skills & Knowledge

*Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of a diverse population.
*In-depth knowledge of office practices and procedures.
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
*Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy.
*Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond appropriately to pressures, deadlines and frequent changes in priorities and schedules.
*Initiative, sound judgment and ability to work independently.
*Computer competency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook. Banner and Blackboard knowledge useful.

Minimum Experience

Three years of office administration experience, with some autonomy.

Minimum Education

Associate’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Meghan Liegel, Office Manager
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

General Office Support

• Provides front desk coverage and oversees front desk operations on a day to day basis. This includes serving as the initial contact to and liaison with all visitors to the Student Academic Support Services Suite, via in-person, phone, and email interaction, assessing the urgency of student requests and taking appropriate action.
• Administers and supports projects and programs for the Undergraduate Deans Office including: Deans Office Student Consultants (DOSCs), Orientation, Commencement, etc.
• Prepares, supports and coordinates routine and regular “bulk” correspondence to students, parents, and faculty.
• Researches and prepares, with minimal supervision and a high degree of diligence, documents and correspondence on behalf of undergraduate deans.
• Prepares and coordinates information and meeting materials for undergraduate deans, including student files when needed.
• Responsible for training temporary front desk reception staff.


• Serves as primary point of contact representing the office to the institution and external constituencies.
• Serves as a source of information on department policies and procedures. Remains comprehensively informed regarding rules, regulations and campus issues, disseminating appropriate information as necessary.
• Convenes and serves as agenda officer for weekly staff meetings; records minutes and distributes.
• Maintains cognizance of working within a diverse community and enhancing diversity and acts appropriately regarding diversity in dealing with others.
• Maintains a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality at all times.
• Shares information and knowledge of procedures with other members of the team so that all can perform similar tasks successfully.

Information Management

• Establishes and maintains department files and databases to ensure accuracy and accessibility of information for several student academic support processes: with minimal supervision and a high degree of diligence, organizes, tracks and provides information to deans.

Schedule Coordination

• Schedules appointments and meetings for all undergraduate deans and other Student Academic Support Services staff, managing multiple calendars.
• May be asked to coordinate major recurring office activities including those with related departments, external participants, etc.
• Makes travel arrangements for undergraduate deans when necessary.

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • American Library Association
    • BostonWorks
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle of Philanthropy
    • Coroflot
    • Craig's List
    • CUPA
    • Dartmouth College Employee
    • Dartmouth Employment Web Site
    • Dice
    • Diverse Issues
    • Diversity, Inc.
    • Eagle Times
    • Educause
    • Employment & Staffing Office
    • HBCU
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IEEE Computer Society
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed Jobs
    • Job Central
    • Job Fair
    • JobsinNH
    • LatPro
    • Linkedin
    • Manchester Union Leader
    • Media Bistro
    • Monster
    • National Black MBA Association
    • NEHRA
    • SHRM
    • Spectator
    • Trade Show/Conference
    • Valley News
    • Wall Street Journal On-Line
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Yahoo Job Board
    • Other (Please specify below)
  2. If you answered "Other" to the above question, please specify here

    (Open Ended Question)