Administrative Assistant in Neuroscience/Physics

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00044P
Position Title Administrative Assistant in Neuroscience/Physics
Department Neuroscience Program
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 11 Months
Work hours

35 hours per week

Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level 120 = SS15
Pay Range $16.00 - $17.00 per hour commensurate with experience. Internal candidates may fall outside of this range and should contact Nancy Bruno with any individual questions.

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Job Summary

Skidmore College’s Neuroscience Program and Physics Departments seek an Administrative Assistant for a full-time, 11-month position. The Academic Administrative Assistant is a focal point of the department and programs’ office and provides front-line reception and service assistance to faculty, students, community members and parents. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to: budget maintenance, course scheduling, events coordination, course evaluations processing, department/program reception and general support, liaison to administrative offices such as Office Services, Purchasing, Registrar’s Office, Facilities, Financial Services, IT etc.; student employee supervision, report preparation, records management, supplies and equipment ordering, and faculty search support, and equipment, technology, and facilities maintenance.

Requires strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and multi-task. It also requires supervisory skills, excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and relationship-building skills; proficiency in using computers and technology—including word processing, spreadsheet, and accounting applications (Microsoft Office); and problem solving, creativity and resourcefulness. Patience, flexibility and a sense of humor are a plus. Also requires the abilities to both take direction and to work independently, as well as to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree or equivalent with 2-3 years of experience. Experience in office management/accounting and technology.

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

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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  2. * How man years of experience do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

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