Posting Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and PhD degrees and the College confers BA degrees in 30 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center for Civic Engagement, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.
Drew currently seeks a highly qualified and professionally experienced individual to serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Theological School. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree and have three to five years of experience in a position of comparable responsibility. The successful candidate will provide administrative, budgetary and project management support to the Dean of the Theological School, and manage the day-to-day administrative operations of the Dean’s office. Job responsibilities include: calendar management, meeting coordination and support, budget tracking and financial reconciliations, record maintenance, event planning and support, handling travel logistics, organizing student award ceremonies, providing support to the Committee on Faculty, overseeing student workers and other administrative duties as needed. The person in this position must have excellent interpersonal skills, as they will interact regularly with faculty, staff, students, other senior administrative offices and a wide range of individuals from outside the university. Strong writing, research, project management and organizational skills are essential, as is attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint are also critical. Facility with Banner is a strong plus.
Please submit a brief letter of interest and résumé, including at least three references with current contact information, to Dr. Javier A. Viera, Dean of the Theological School, via e-mail ONLY, to HR0416firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications by Monday, May 16, 2016 to assure full consideration.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.