Admin Support Associate #002121

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Administrative Support Associate

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Admin Support Associate #002121


Political Science & Public Affairs

Position Summary:

This Administrative Support Associate is an on-site position at the Journey level and manages the business side of the Political Science and Public Affairs Department, an engaging group of faculty and students, and is often the department’s first point of contact with the university and the public. Personal and technical skills are needed for office, event, budget, and personnel management. Good judgment and patience with people, and an ability to adjust to changing requirements and requests are essential.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

Ability to organize tasks and frequently prioritize and reprioritize tasks as they come in to the office; must be self-motivated to meet deadlines without direct supervision; must possess a high degree of proficiency in computer software knowledge such as word processing and spreadsheet programs; must possess the ability to perform several tasks at once; maintain long-term calendar of report or task due dates from year to year; must possess patience and the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats; and knowledge of university procedures and computer software such as Banner and R25 a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills, written and oral; excellent people skills; office systems/office management degree or equivalent experience in office management. Accounting experience helpful.

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Permanent Full-Time

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$23,332 - $46,186

Salary Grade:

For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this journey level posiiton is considered a Salary Grade 59.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information).

Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.


If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.

Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time