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Administrative Assistant for the Stephenson Institute of Classical Liberalism

Date Posted: 08/24/22

Wabash College invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism. This is a 12-month, full-time hourly position that provides administrative support for the Institute Director.

The successful applicant will possess the ability to think strategically, problem-solve, multi-task, and work under deadlines. An ideal candidate will possess an ability to learn and use computer software systems common throughout colleges and universities; exceptional written and oral communication skills; and a keen attention for detail, scheduling, and organization skills.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing all office documents, policies, process sheets, and maintaining a filing system
  • Reconciling expense reimbursements, purchase order requisitions, and recordkeeping
  • Hiring, training, and managing student workers
  • Maintaining various forms of external communications including print and email newsletters, social media accounts, and the Institute homepage
  • Managing application processes, travel arrangements, and attendance files for large-scale and repeated Institute programs
  • Directing and managing large-scale in person events including catering, audio visual equipment, marketing, and in person facilitation

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Strong willingness to learn and design new operations procedures
  • Computer aptitude and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required; web and social media experience along with digital media experience strongly preferred
  • Critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills are essential
  • Enjoys interacting and working with people, confronting challenging problems, and learning new skills
  • Some background familiarity with the ideas of classical liberalism is preferred
  • High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

About Wabash College

Wabash College is a private liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana.  Founded in 1832, its mission is to “educate men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely,” and it accomplishes its mission in a residential community in which faculty are highly engaged with their students, in and out of the classroom.

Wabash College is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020.  Approximately 30% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and 17% of our students identify as domestic students of color.  Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives.  Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.

 Application Process

To apply, click the “Apply Now” button and upload your application materials.

The application materials should consist of:

  1. Letter of application that highlights how your previous experience has equipped you to meet the responsibilities of this position
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Inquiries about the position can be sent to Daniel D’Amico, Stephenson Institute Director at damicod@wabash.edu.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  This position is available on November 15.

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe.  Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.

Contact:

Catherine A Metz
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-361-6418
email: metzc@wabash.edu

 

For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Daniel D’Amico
Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism Director
Stephenson Institute
765-361-6247
email: damicod@wabash.edu

 

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