Administrative Assistant, School of Nursing**

Albany, NY
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
7 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203

Closing Date: May 4, 2017

Join our team of professionals who are dedicated and passionate in helping adult students meet their educational, career and personal goals! Their dream is our mission.

Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, virtual, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning is seeking dynamic applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant in the School of Nursing.


The Administrative Assistant will perform diversified secretarial and administrative functions, which require ability to learn and apply established policies and practices. Productive organizational skills and flexible interpersonal communication skills are required to ensure that specialized projects and the daily work flow are organized, prioritized and accurately completed within prescribed time frames.

The Administrative Assistant will demonstrate proficient knowledge of computer applications and word processing and utilize initiative and good decision making skills to assist with and/or coordinate detailed office functions and provide assistance for administrative and business details by performing the following duties.

This is a full-time position with benefits based at our 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY campus.


  • Answer telephone and provide information to callers or route calls to appropriate contact
  • Assist and support with unit communications relating to college issues, staff and external businesses
  • Support and assist with coordination of logistical activities associated with Unit planning, training and information sessions
  • Schedule administrative meetings, forums and appointments
  • Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business, and direct visitors to employer or appropriate person
  • Create, modify, maintain databases and administrative directories
  • Develop and maintain updated filing systems
  • Organize and track office expenditures and staff travel
  • Record minutes of staff meetings
  • Process conference registrations and travel as necessary
  • Process purchase requests and adjunct/consulting faculty payment as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High School Diploma or GED required,
  • A Minimum of 4 years of related experience and/or training
  • Utilize flexible business communication skills to provide quality staff/student service
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail is critical
  • Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Work flexible hours as needed
  • High level of proficiency utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite ©, applications and willingness to learn new computer software

Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-464-8532. Thank you.

Note: Screening for this position will start immediately and will remain open thirty days from date of posting.

Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, salary history, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information at


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