Administrative Associate III

Kennesaw, GA
May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Performs more advanced administrative duties usually under the general supervision of a Vice President or Executive Director of a division, while operating with considerable independence (may also perform some analysis). Typical duties also include assisting management in duties of a confidential nature; demonstrate a high degree of administrative skill, competence, and knowledge of organization procedures/policies.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion promotes initiatives and supports departments and leadership bodies that serve the strategic goals of the university including, but not limited to, the presidential commissions, campus culture and climate assessment, diversity task forces, and diversity planning and assessment.

Under limited supervision, this position will provide executive administrative support to the Chief Diversity Officer and other senior-level management; financial oversight including procurement, monitoring budgets, and handling travel; and, supervision of other administrative staff. This position also provides administrative support, as needed, to the presidential commissions and the Center for Diversity Leadership and Engagement. The day to day activities of the office vary in nature and require independent action, critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills. Initiative and self-direction to keep the office's work flow productive and efficient is required. Employee will also be cross-trained with other departmental staff to provide supplemental support as needed.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. Good organization and multi-tasking skills, strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing demands is also necessary. Must be able to work with little supervision as well as be a team player.

  • This position requires the acquisition of a P-Card and/or to handle cash, credit, or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit Check.

As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See and for policy guidelines.

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

High School diploma and 5 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of related experience or High School diploma and 7 years of related experience.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with KSU financial/procurement systems (i.e. Concur, SAS, Foundation, ePro, OwlPay, and P-Card).
  • Experience with other KSU systems: Hire Touch, People Admin, Event Management System (EMS), KSU Catering, and Maintenance Requests (AIM).
  • Comprehensive understanding of State, BOR, and KSU internal policies, especially regarding travel and procurement.


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