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Operations Support Specialist

Employer
Aurora University
Location
Aurora, IL

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Job Details

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: Coordinate, manage, and support any requested matters pertaining to the maintenance, custodial, grounds, construction, space management, food services, emergency planning, information services, campus public safety, print shop, and mail services. Provide and assist with an organized and professional approach to daily activities in the operations area. Maintain all lines of communication between the operations team and all staff on campus, third party contractors and potentially students. Oversee and provide day-to day guidance of all critical functions related to the business aspects of operations and provide professional support to all operations staff. Assist in managing the operations budget, minor project management, facilities and operations, and other critical functions.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Good time management, prioritization and multitasking abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with colleagues
  • Effective communication, including speaking, writing and active listening
  • Able to give and receive feedback and constructive criticism from a variety ofchannels
  • Great strategic planning and problem-solving skills
  • Methodical about analyzing processes and systems to fully understand their functions
  • Proactive research skills used in seeking out opportunities to advance andimprove the organization
  • Strong project management skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Leadership skills, like motivation, goal-setting and monitoring progress
  • Comfortable in a high-pressure environment
  • Advanced excel and word skills
  • Collecting and organizing information from various sources like computer dataand utility histories
  • ldentifying and solving problems in various fields or specialized areas
  • Examine the data to figure out what is important to the problem and whichmethods are best to analyze it
  • Use statistical methods to analyze information and develop solutions tooperational/business problems
  • Advise staff on findings and the various courses they can take to address theproblem
  • Write memos and reports for managers to look over the findings andrecommendations
  • Essential Job Requirements:

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree in business administration or another related discipline.

    Experience:

    • Project management training and or industry-specific knowledge preferred.

    Skills:

    • Training on reporting, data analysis, spreadsheets, databases or presentation software is also an asset.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Position will require person to be mobile around campus and sitting at a desk for long periods of tirne working on a computer and attending tonecessary phone calls.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax
    [email protected] - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Organization

    Working at Aurora University

    Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.

    Academics

    AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.

    Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.

    Athletics

    AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.

    A Brief History of Aurora University

    Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.

    Find Us
    Telephone
    630-892-6431
    Location
    347 S. Gladstone Ave.
    Aurora
    Illinois
    60506-4892
    United States
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