Administrative Assistant- Biology

Schenectady, NY - Posted: 12/05/16 | SHARE:


FT - Benefit Eligible

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Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:54 pm

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year


The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the administrative and clerical needs of the Department of Biological Sciences and related interdisciplinary programs. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing standard administrative support, maintaining a welcoming department office, serving as an information resource for students, faculty, and visitors, overseeing and reconciling department budgets, managing student pre-registration and course scheduling, performing necessary tasks for student evaluations, supporting departmental review committees and job searches, and overseeing work-study student assignments and temporary summer staff. The Administrative Assistant will also be expected to assist with meeting College-wide deadlines and policies, managing and maintaining departmental data, updating the departmental webpage and information boards, scheduling departmental events, and performing other related departmental tasks.


The position requires a high school diploma (Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred), at least three years of related experience, preferably in an educational environment, excellent computer skills, including demonstrated mastery of Microsoft Office, and proficiency with Google Apps and website maintenance software. Candidates must be safety conscious, must display excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and be flexible and able to learn new things quickly. Knowledge of science terminology as well as experience with financial/room reservation/credit card and other operational systems is a plus.

To Apply:

Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7300
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

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