Senior Administrative Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00043P
Position Title Senior Administrative Assistant
Department President's Office
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 12 Months
Work hours
Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level 130 = SS16
Pay Range $19.00 - $22.00 per hour commensurate with experience.

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Job Summary

Applications are now being accepted for the Senior Administrative Assistant in the Office of the President at Skidmore College. With direct supervision from the Vice President/Executive Director of the Office of the President, the Senior Administrative Assistant performs a wide range of sensitive and highly confidential secretarial and administrative support tasks. This position is responsible for the flow of correspondence including confidential materials, coordinates the budget, and provides support for the entire office staff on numerous special projects. The Senior Administrative Assistant also serves as the primary point of contact for office visitors and phone calls. In short, the Senior Administrative Assistant is critical to ensuring the smooth and effective operation of the Office of the President and promoting a welcoming and professional environment.

This position requires excellent writing and communication skills, with an exceptional grasp of proper grammar and punctuation. Specific familiarity with both Macs and PCs strongly desirable—to include word processing, internet browsers, e-mail maintenance, electronic calendaring and Excel spreadsheets. The Senior Administrative Assistant will serve as office resource and troubleshooter for matters concerning use of various computer programs and software. Must have the knowledge of systems for on-the-spot problem solving and act as primary liaison with IT.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of coursework with seven years of progressive office managerial responsibilities. Strong organizational skills; excellent proofreading skills; general bookkeeping; ability to diplomatically handle difficult situations; intimate knowledge of the College structure and roles of all the major offices; integrity, excellent discretion and judgment, and a good sense of humor.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

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.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date 02/05/2018
Open Until Filled
Closing Date
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents