Graduate Services Assistant
Position Number: 00042963
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) is among the largest and most prominent in the nation. The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The department also offers accelerated BS/MS degrees in both programs. Current research specialization in MAE includes dynamic systems and controls, vibrations, biomechanics, design optimization, smart materials and structures, precision engineering, MEMS and NEMS, advanced manufacturing, aerodynamics, UAV flight research, materials, renewable energy, combustion, hypersonics, propulsion, space exploration systems, and computational fluid dynamics. The MAE department currently boasts 45 tenure-track faculty, six non-tenure track faculty, and 15 staff. The faculty is highly recognized with seven National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipients, four NSF RIA recipients, one NASA Early Career Faculty Award recipient, four ASME Fellows, seven AIAA Fellows, 20 members in the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and five named professors. The MAE Department has an enrollment of over 1,100 undergraduates and 400 graduate students, and has conferred over 4,000 degrees since 2000. The department is housed in Engineering Building III, a four-story, 250,000-square foot facility built in 2010. An annex houses wind tunnels, an anechoic chamber, internal combustion engine dynamometers, and additional research labs. NC State's location on Centennial Campus, combined with its proximity to the Research Triangle Park and neighboring universities, provides extensive opportunities for academic and industrial interaction and collaboration. The mission of the MAE department is to be a flagship engineering department that benefits all people of North Carolina and the global society by making a profound impact on current and emerging science and technologies; fostering exemplary, synergistic multidisciplinary research and education programs in close partnership with industry and government; providing the environment for innovative professional and scholarly development; and graduating highly skilled, ethical engineers who will thrive in a rapidly changing world and be future leaders in technology and society.
Essential Job Duties: This part-time graduate administrative support position is to backup the supervisor in various areas of daily student operations in the office.This position will also be the primary contact recruiting MAE students, planning and organizing recruiting efforts, registration,and student record keeping. This position will run and audit reports on a monthly basis, using various university programs as well as dept systems.This position will backup the supervisor in the area of HR to ensure paperwork gets completed and visa status is up to date.
Department Required Skills: - Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, or similar software. - Ability to learn and utilize necessary University computing systems. - Must be multi-task orientated and a self-starter able to anticipate and meet deadlines with numerous interruptions. - Ability to identify and resolve potential problems. - Ability to graciously communicate orally and in writing with a diverse and vast audience. - Ability to organize and correctly provide attention to details in policies and records.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: - Familiarity with the Student Information System, Human Resources System (PeopleSoft) and Grad Watch. - Experience providing administrative support in a university setting.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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