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Administrative Assistant I (President's Office)
Staff Position (11584)

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs as well as 2 doctoral programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant I in the President’s Office/Academic Affairs.

Primary Job Duties: Professionally and in a courteous manner greets visitors as they arrive to the office suite. Screens telephone calls and visitors. Independently answers routine inquiries and takes messages as appropriate. Relays messages and instructions from supervisor. Prepares and reviews manuscripts, correspondence, charts, forms and other material from copy created by others using automated office equipment. Proofreads materials. Orders supplies, equipment, repairs and services upon instruction. Composes and sends routine acknowledgements or selects simple form letters in response to routine inquiries. Develops, implements, and maintains paper and electronic filing systems which meet departmental needs and satisfy requirements for retention and information security. Assists in preparing and administering office accounts and records. Enters, updates, and retrieves information stored in files and databases. Opens, sorts, and routes mail. Assists with bulk mailings. Schedules and coordinates meetings and appointments. Makes travel arrangements and keeps travel itineraries following general instructions and campus procedures. Performs necessary follow-up for vouchers, expense reports, and reimbursements. Gathers material, obtains documents and background information for reports and other purposes in accordance with specific instructions. Ensures confidentiality of information. Supports office by using automated equipment such as facsimile machines, personal or networked computers and printers, copy equipment, voice messaging and electronic mail systems, and telephone equipment. Note: This individual will act as a "public face" for the Office of the President including interacting with University officials, staff at all levels, state and local officials and the public.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and two years of experience providing administrative support, which includes the production of documents using automated equipment and Microsoft Office Suite software.

Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and keyboard skills of a minimum of 40 correct words per minute. Working knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment; of business English, spelling, grammar, and arithmetic. Skill in operating manual and automated office equipment. Ability to produce documents using automated equipment and office software; to proofread and edit written documents; to perform arithmetic calculations; to file documents according to alphabetic and numeric sequence; to understand and follow oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to interact with the public, employees and students in a courteous and efficient manner. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple and continuing assignments with general instructions; to project a professional and positive image of the institution.

This is a full-time, non-exempt State position with a full benefits package. Starting salary is $34,075.00 annually which is approximately $16.34 per hour.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by February 12, 2018 will receive full consideration; the position is open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please click to begin.

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.: Equal Opportunity Statement :.

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.

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