Rider University’s Office of Residence Life seeks an Administrative Specialist to provide advanced administrative support to staff members within the Department of Residence Life within the Division of Enrollment Management. Individual will: perform a varied and often complex range of administrative duties requiring knowledge of office routine and an understanding of University policies, procedures, and programs; be proactive in identifying, following-through, and resolving various issues; run queries, produce reports, and research and manipulate data for analysis by others; coordinate all aspects of event planning for activities within the Division; provide direction and support to student workers within the Division; process financial paperwork (e.g. purchase orders, check requests, billing; petty cash reimbursements); monitor and document budget activity; and monitor levels of and purchase supplies. Other responsibilities/projects as assigned.
A High School diploma or equivalent is required with a minimum of 4 years of professional work experience as well as computer proficiency with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite, Google products, and data management. Must have demonstrated, data entry, recordkeeping, and organization skills along with a working knowledge of standard office equipment. Skill set must include the ability to: take initiative, exercise good judgment, and handle confidential information; communicate effectively with excellent public relations and interpersonal skills; work effectively with administrators, faculty, and students; Demonstrated customer service to the needs of students and their parents; quickly assess the needs and requirements of students; perform under pressure and handle difficult situations in a professional manner; problem-solve and operate independently, prioritize and organize own work schedule, multi-task, and meet established deadlines; delegate work responsibly to others, monitor the work of others, and provide ongoing guidance and leadership to others.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience
Associate’s degree or equivalent. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google products and data management. Knowledge of Banner and Cognos. Experience learning new software applications. Willingness to learn advanced excel functions.
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 is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Internal candidates must apply no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023.
The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.