Academic Assistant, MIDE and MORS

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Clerical / Support, Academic Affairs

The Academic Assistant provides essential support to faculty in the MIDE and MORS departments in the Freeman College of Management. The Academic Assistant is responsible for broad oversight in administering these programs including clerical duties, student and faculty support, and special projects. This position may perform duties of a sensitive and confidential nature, and may supervise student workers. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Faculty and works under the coordination of the Lead Academic Assistant.

The Freeman College of Management recognizes the value and importance of an inclusive and diverse workplace. Freeman College is committed to working affirmatively to recruit and support a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty. In the Freeman College, an active exchange of many viewpoints in an environment of mutual respect is highly valued. Attracting talented people from a variety of backgrounds improves the functioning of the college and is crucial to our support of the University mission.

Job Duties:
1. Provides administrative support and oversees the daily operations for assigned departments including purchasing supplies, arranging meetings and taking minutes, processing purchase orders, maintaining confidential records, assembling course materials, and preparing other program related materials.
2. Serves as the main point of contact for assigned departments both internally and externally to the University. Demonstrates exceptional customer service skills such as tact, professionalism, teamwork and friendliness.
3. Assists with faculty orientation and office set up.
4. Schedules and summarizes confidential student course evaluations.
5. Assists with faculty tenure reviews including, but not limited to, coordination of student and CRC comments.
6. Provides administrative support for faculty recruitment and searches within assigned departments. This includes creating online job advertisements, scheduling interviews, arranging candidate visits to campus (including itinerary, overnight accommodations, etc.), and processing all materials (postings, applicant files, etc.). Serves as the liaison with Human Resources for these faculty searches.
7. Plans own workload, prioritizing key tasks, and ensures the appropriate allocation of time and effort to achieve the required results while working independently.
8. Assists with the programs’ budgets, including monitoring and tracking expenses for items paid and pending payment, budget reconciliation, resolving issues, and assisting with developing budget projections, collecting information for budget development. Ensures accuracy and compliance with approved budget. Processes purchase orders, check requisitions, and travel advances.

Freeman College of Management Specific Duties:
1. Supervises student workers.
2. Responsible for the oversight and preparation of department class schedules for assigned department(s).
3. Performs other duties as assigned by the Department Chairs, Associate Dean or Dean of the College.
4. Coordinates with other administrative support staff to ensure the smooth running and adequate office coverage for the ACFM and ANOP departments and the college.

Minimum Qualifications:
● High school diploma/GED and two to three years of administrative/office experience
● Computer and software knowledge including word processing, spreadsheet, email and calendaring applications
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Exceptional customer service skills, strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize deadlines and successfully manage multiple priorities.
● Ability to handle sensitive confidential information in a responsible and appropriate manner
● Proactive approach to projects, problem solving, communication needs, and planning Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
● Demonstrated ability to positively interact with a wide range of individuals and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
● Ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of an educational environment (new technology, policies, personnel, procedures, etc) including the willingness to develop and apply new skills

Physical Demands:
● Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
● Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
● Sit at computer and use mouse and keyboard for long periods of time.
● Must be able to move about the office to access file cabinets and office machinery such as copiers and printers.
● Work in a demanding environment with multiple competing deadlines and frequent interruptions.

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, 12-month, 35-hour per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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