Admin Support-CSD #161346

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Administrative Support Associate

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Admin Support-CSD #161346


Comm Sciences & Disorders

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

To manage office and departmental activities for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Departmental office Administrative Support Associate (ASA) works in conjunction with and support of the CSD Department Head, faculty, and students to manage daily departmental activities. The position requires on site basic secretarial, administrative, and office support skills allowing for the implementation of departmental policies and procedures. Specific CSD ASA functions include, but are not limited to: the preparation of documents and reports; budget management; the use of office technology; record compilation; office and instructional material procurement, and file maintenance. The CSD ASA also works closely with faculty to facilitate the execution of tasks such as room and class scheduling, travel arrangement and reimbursement, and ongoing problem-solving. The CSD ASA is the front person for the department and, as such, interacts positively and supportively with students, other WCU departments and agencies, and all external stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

Duties include monitoring and reconciling departmental budgets
and tracking travel and office expenditures; scheduling and
coordinating appointments, meetings and events, scheduling and supervising student workers in the department; records, compiles
and smmarizes data using established university formats;
understands programs and services and applies this knowledge in
problem solving and responding to most questions and inquiries;
using program knowledge to interface with other offices and
organizations on campus; selecting, understanding and fully
applying features of a variety of software programs, machines or
office equipment; plans and facilitates the support activities of the office or work unit; coordinates with others to complete tasks; and
other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with office management, budgets, and office technology. Graduation from a community or four-year college preferred. Applicants with expertise in web posting, social media, and new technology are highly desirable.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$31,200 - $34,000

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

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Salary Band Range:

$23,332 - $46,186

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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: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time