Student Affairs

Senior Administrative Assistant (1836)

American University

Washington, DC United States

This position oversees the general administration of the Office of Faculty & Administrative Support Services and provides administrative support to 7 – 9 assigned law school faculty.


Incumbent is responsible for ensuring the readiness of copied course materials to be sold to students for courses taught by assigned law faculty, and  unassigned faculty/adjuncts on an overflow basis. In addition, the incumbent must exhibit a thorough knowledge of university policies, procedures, and general information about the office.


At the request of assigned law faculty, incumbent may be required to oversee research or dean’s fellow completion of tasks. 

Work Environment
Incumbent supervises all part-time/temporary personnel assigned to the Office of Faculty & Administrative Support Services
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Specialist A

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
3-5 years of relevant experience
Strong oral and written skills are required, as are good interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, work well with a variety of individuals under minimum supervision  
50 wpm typing speed 
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and the ability to self-learn new software with a minimum of instruction
Ability to utilize good judgment and discretion as to sensitive or confidential information
Ability to function within a high-pressure environment and meet deadlines
Must exhibit a thorough knowledge of university policies, procedures, and general information
Must maintain composure and interact with customers in a professional and courteous manner

Preferred Education and Experience
Associate's degree or equivalent
Previous professional office experience in a legal or academic environment
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check


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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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