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Administrative Assistant (CL-2), School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Apply now Posting Number: 493579
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Office Support

Position Title:

Administrative Assistant (CL-2), School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


School of Social & Behavioral Science

Salary/Pay Rate:

$20.66/hour - $21.69/hour

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant (CL-2) in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Administrative Assistant (CL-2) provides specialized support to a department or office by processing and compiling information, preparing reports, and completing other specific administrative duties.

Vacation days may not be approved during the following "black out" periods: two weeks before and two weeks after the starting date for the fall semester; one week before and two weeks after the starting date for the spring semester; and during the two- week period leading up to graduation.

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a high school graduate, have 5-7 years of progressively responsible secretarial/clerical work or any combination of training, experience and education sufficient to indicate an ability to do the work. All candidates must also be able to demonstrate general computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Banner, Argos, and Omni Update or web page design software highly preferred.


5B-Intermediate Written Communication

Consistently demonstrates ability to create routine correspondence or update template or samples with speed and accuracy. Utilizes a comprehensive knowledge of supported word processing software office  

6B-Intermediate Office Organization

Consistently demonstrates ability to manage operational aspects of the with minimal to no supervision,  including   time management,   information   distribution,   and   project   deadlines. Consistently demonstrates ability to file documents and student records using standard filing procedures as well as a familiarity with retention policies

7B-Intermediate Record & Data Processing

Consistently demonstrates ability to process routine forms and records quickly and accurately, using  multiple  programs,  and investigate and resolve problems such as missing or inaccurate data. Consistently demonstrates attention to detail

9B-Intermediate Auditing & Data Reconciliation

Consistently demonstrates ability to audit accuracy of data and investigate discrepancies, as well as reconcile expense reports. Errors are located using developed attention to detail.  Errors committed are of average severity, and overall risk to institution is concerning and may necessitate corrective action

15C-Advanced Interpersonal Communication

Consistently demonstrates high communication skills, and sensitivity to the concerns or interests of others in conveying information. Demonstrates the understanding of factual information and the use of persuasion tactics to help others identify solutions or possible alternative courses of action

17B-Intermediate Responsibility

Consistently   demonstrates   ability   to   prioritize, coordinate   and complete (start to finish) basic work assignments with minimal to no assistance or  instruction,  such  as  preparing  faculty  appointment letters

18C-Advanced Organizational Knowledge

Consistently demonstrates extensive  knowledge  of entire College and outside organizations

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a point of contact over the phone, in person and online, for students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public. Answer questions as able or refer inquiries to appropriate person
  • Open, sort and distribute office mail. Process outgoing mail
  • Access department calendars; schedule and log appointments as necessary
  • Assist in event organizing or scheduling
  • Create, update and proofread various correspondence and documents
  • Maintain complex filing systems, including student and faculty files
  • Enter and manage information in department computer system; information may be of a confidential nature
  • Manage and reconcile independent budgets and financial records
  • Purchase office supplies and equipment when needed
  • Train and supervise student workers
  • Maintain knowledge of state and federal regulations pertinent to position
  • Possess intimate knowledge of entire institution 
  • Consistently demonstrate courtesy, tact, professionalism and the ability to handle difficult people
  • Perform other job-related duties as required

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



CWA (Full-Time)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 6:30pm, and Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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