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Academic Support Assistant

Columbus State University
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Academic Support Assistant

Job ID: 228869
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
The College of the Arts at Columbus State University has an opening for an Academic Support Assistant. Located in the Yancey Center in One Arsenal Place on the RiverPark Campus, this position provides administrative support to the Department of Art.

The position duties/responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Supports recruitment, marketing, applicant portfolio review, and scholarship process for the Department of Art: maintains application pages, communicates with prospective students, attends recruitment events, facilitates student/parent tours of the facilities, sends letters of offer and tracks acceptances
  • Oversees, manages, and updates the scholarship budget with Advancement and Financial Aid
  • Supports the advising and registration process; submits SDE adjustments & Priority Registration; assists with registration overrides as needed
  • Supervises front desk and student assistant staff in the Department of Art
  • Acts as a liaison between the administration, patron advisory board, students, staff, and faculty
  • Prepare, submit guest artist and vendor contracts for approval and signatures
  • Assists with the selection, hiring, and training of student assistant staff
  • Maintains an ongoing inventory of supplies for the Department of Art
  • Maintains files and records for the Department of Art
  • Supports workshops and donor events with digital advertising and orders for printing, mailing, logistics, catering, ticket sales
  • Supports the processing of new hires, payroll, and Supplemental Pay (to include employees, student assistants, and independent contractors); monitors part-time faculty payroll and budgets
  • Processes/receives mail, service requests, and supply orders
  • Maintains equipment inventory records
  • Responds to daily inquiries and communication with various CSU departments, students, vendors, and the community
  • Schedules meetings involving the Chair and faculty/staff
  • Takes minutes at department and advisory board meetings
  • Assembles and enters data for annual HEADS professional accreditation report
  • Provides word processing/formatting support for the NASAD accreditation self-study process
  • Tabulates/enters reports used in annual assessment process

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include:
  • An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and 1 - 3 years' experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with MS Office products with strong skills in MS Excel
  • Proficient iwith Google Suite and web navigation
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential information
  • Supervisory skills

Preferred Qualifications
Familiarization with BOR and CSU policies and procedures is preferred

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary for this position is $31,352 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
  • Resume

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Special Applicant Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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