Administrative Specialist

Employer
Rider University
Location
Lawrenceville, NJ
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Requisition Number:

21A325010

Position Title:

Administrative Specialist

Position Description:

Westminster College of the Arts (WCA) of Rider University seeks an Administrative Specialist, who under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Performance Management, will enter and maintain the WCA rehearsal and performance schedules in 25Live (scheduling software). Individual will: coordinate with Auxiliary Services regarding calendar, use of facilities, etc.; coordinate ticketing, box office and front-of-house needs and staffing for performances; hire, train, and supervise student box office and usher staff; schedule student, faculty, and staff recitals; provide general support to WCA Performance Management; complete box office ticketing sales/reporting/deposits for on- and off-campus events; and utilize box office software to report sales and reconcile with box office host company.

Position Requirements:

- High School diploma or equivalent
-Administrative support background and demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills needed in a fast-paced, multi-task oriented setting
-In addition to general administrative experience, the ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and success in more than one of the following areas: performing arts program scheduling; ticketing; box office; front of house operations
-Must possess excellent organizational skills and be able to handle situations, inquiries and materials with professionalism, courtesy and confidentiality
-Ability to work independently and as part of various teams, meet deadlines, exhibit calmness and flexibility in responding to the many demands of the performance dimension of the WCA
-Experience with cash register operations and basic accounting
-Working knowledge of database management through Excel or other similar programs
-Evening and/or weekend hours will be required in support of performances and productions
-Ability to supervise student employees

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree
-Minimum of (1) year experience working in a related position
-Ability to work in both Macintosh and PC-based platforms
-Familiarity with 25Live, Banner or other educational scheduling and computer software
-Experience working in a higher-education setting
-Demonstrated experience with a complex scheduling and ticketing operation
-Experience in one or more arts disciplines

About Rider University:

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Location:

Lawrenceville, NJ

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:

Yes

If yes, # of pounds.:

Less than 25 pounds

Do the essential functions of this job require long periods of standing? :

Yes

Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs? :

Yes

Do the essential functions of this job require stretching? :

Yes

Do the essential functions of this job require bending? :

Yes

Divisional Unit:

Academic Affairs

Department:

Westminster College of the Arts (WCA)

Position Type:

Full-Time

Employment Group:

AFSCME

Work-Year:

12 months

Work Schedule:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours; some nights and weekends will be required

Open Date:

06/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Internal candidates must apply no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.

Organization

Our History and Path Forward

Over a 150-year legacy does not happen by accident.  Rider has always had a remarkable ability to adapt.  Yet it is not our shistory alone that defines u, but our future-the ability rethink our vision in fundamental ways, and come together to grow our students and institution as never before.  In that vision we reimage education as a vibrant, holistic experience, exciting and engaging in ways that go beyond classroom learning to real world.

 

Our Mission

Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.

Vision for Inclusive Excellence

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

 

Strategic Initiatives

As an institution striving for inclusive excellence, we intentionally infuse efforts to promote equity and inclusion in all aspects of our campus, including:

How Rider promotes equity and inclusion

  •  Recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty and staff
  •  Promoting a safe and welcoming physical environment and campus climate that garners a sense of belonging
  •  Facilitating cultural competency and understanding throughout the University community
  •  Developing equitable policies and practices
  •  Engaging proactively with the surrounding community

Rider University ranks on U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list and the Wall Street Journal's Top U.S. College list.

Leadership

Rider's leadership is committed to fulfilling our University mission statement and Rider Promise, advancing a vision for our future and sustaining academic excellence. Get to know our president, the cabinet and Board of Trustees. 

 

University's Partnerships 

Rider University welcomes partnerships with companies and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the professional development of their employees by making higher education more accessible and affordable.View Rider University's Plan for a safe, enriching and adaptive academic year. As the knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve and new information becomes available, all relevant policies and plans will be updated as appropriate. Please check back frequently to stay informed.

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Telephone
609-896-5000
Location
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville
New Jersey
08648
United States

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