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Administrative Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Administrative Assistant
Posting Number S00411JP
Department Dean for Academic Affairs
Job Summary

Full-time administrative assistant/ receptionist position is available in the Dean for Academic Affairs office. Responsibilities include receptionist duties for the Dean and President’s offices, including phone and visitor reception. Other responsibilities include providing administrative support for the dean’s office staff; organizing events, working with staff from other campus offices; ordering supplies; managing the conference room; and provide back-up support to the President’s office staff.

Education/Skills Requirements

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; some college work is strongly preferred.

Applicants must possess strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and have a willingness and initiative to learn new computer applications.

Successful applicants will have strong customer service skills (visitor and telephone reception); ability to organize and prioritize work tasks and accomplish them efficiently and accurately; exceptional verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; and the ability to work independently.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of three years’ experience working for an executive/administrator in a busy office environment is required.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 (37.5 hours/week)

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
FTE 0.94
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Hourly
Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 12/19/2017
Applications Accepted Until 01/19/2018
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. 

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents