Administrative Secretary, Upward Bound

$12.63 hourly
  • McLennan Community College
  • 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full time   Assistant, Secretary & Executive Assistant

Job Description

*Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.*

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.


Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

To perform a wide variety of responsible secretarial, clerical and routine administrative duties. To provide the full range of duties as assigned to include typing, filing, scheduling appointments, data input, and answering the telephone. Assist employees, students, parents, and the general public. This position receives general supervision from the Project Director of Upward Bound and exercises no supervision.
Note:  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

Sedentary:  Desk Work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities.  Insignificant effort other than normal movement.  Minimal Hazard/Exposure:  Standard office setting.  At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education:     High School Diploma or GED.
Experience:   One year work experience or internship in an office environment.

Education:    Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: One year experience working with high school students from low-income households or 13-19 year olds who are potential first generation college students.


Supplemental information

Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit


  • Resume
  • Copies of High School/GED Transcripts

Knowledge of: 1. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; 2. office methods and practices, including filing systems, data input, record maintenance, and letter and report writing; 3. principles and procedures of basic record keeping. 4. working knowledge of budgets; 5. office equipment. Skills in: 6.  Written and oral communication; 7. customer service; 8. office procedures and interpersonal communications. Ability to: 9. Operate computer and office equipment.
10. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 11. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 12. Input data correctly and concisely and maintain participant files.


Application Details


Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to: NOTE:  Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit


  • MCC Employment Application
  • Resume
  • KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.