Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

San Mateo
Apr 02, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014575S

Department: Chancellor's Office DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 48%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $29,001.60 (part-time annual) - $37,013.76 (part-time annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Administrative Assistant performs difficult and specialized clerical and administrative support for senior administrative staff with an expectation of resolving problems and making independent decisions with minimum supervision. The Administrative Assistant exercises independent judgment while initiating and coordinating office procedures and timelines in order to provide support for administrative unit, analyzes situations accurately, and takes appropriate action in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Under direction, the employee initiates, implements, and coordinates other staff workloads and timelines in order to complete major projects and to provide support for various senior administrative unit services. Public contact is extensive, and involves college and District staff, faculty, students, vendors, other educational institutions, business and community representatives, regulatory agencies, and governmental agencies for the purpose of exchanging policy and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve many minor and occasional major problems that arise, by selecting from among alternative procedures that are available. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in public relations, staff, and employee time. Administrative Assistants can lead the work of other clerical staff, volunteers, and student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation from high school and college courses in business administration, office administration, or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong accounting background
• Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication
• Successful complex clerical experience of increasing responsibility
• Extensive public contact experience that has demonstrated respectful and sensitive communication with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Experience with the organization and implementation of various complex office procedures and forms
• Experience with training and leading the work of others
• Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written materials
• Experience with research and compiling data for, formatting, and preparing statistical, financial and other reports
• Demonstrated skill in multitasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of office organizational procedures, including workflow, current office equipment, supplies, file systems, and computer applications
2. Skill in multitasking and workload prioritizing under deadline pressure, using independent judgment for decision-making
3. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and web-based content management systems
4. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
5. Skill in project and event planning
6. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking and giving clear and concise instructions
7. Skill in written communication
8. Skill in training and leading the work of others
9. Skill in organizing data, setting up, tracking and maintaining data in electronic and manual files
10. Ability to coordinate, anticipate, and resolve workload issues and problems
11. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are available. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.

First Review Date: 04/12/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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