The following items offer sample language from a variety of sources to help craft or review a position description. Several examples are provided to allow schools to choose those that best match the culture of the school and the requirements of the specific position.
Job Summary Example
The administrative assistant supports all types of campus operations including answering phones, assisting with student attendance, finding substitutes, day-to-day scheduling, data input, supply ordering, daily office upkeep, mail, and school-specific email. This position supports the division / department director in maintaining the routine functions of the academic day and school year. In addition, the administrative assistant assists with special activities, some of which involve attendance at evening events. The administrative assistant must exercise excellent judgment and communication skills to deal with a broad spectrum of people, including faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents. This position handles sensitive and confidential information regularly, so diplomacy, tact, and discretion are essential skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supporting the Division or Department Head
Working with Faculty and Staff
Working with the School Community
Other Duties or Responsibilities
Common Qualification Requirements
Sample Skill Requirements
Sample Requested Documents
This recorded program will help heads of schools, deans, human resource professionals, and others involved in the hiring process to understand, develop, and adopt policies and procedures that help to ensure a legally compliant and effective hiring process.
The following is a recording from the heads of school virtual roundtable, which featured a presentation from Debra Wilson on current events and state initiatives. Special guest Amada Torres, vice president of research at NAIS, shared faculty compensation & benefit data as well as regional admissions data from around the country.