Administrative Specialist CL1: TRIO Programs

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Gorham, ME, USA
  • Oct 29, 2021
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

 

 

Position Title: Administrative Specialist CL1: TRIO Programs Campus: Gorham City, State: Gorham ME Department: TRIO - PTRIO Bargaining Unit: COLT Salary Band/Wage Band: B21, $15.95/hr Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., evenings & weekends as necessary Statement of Job:

Are you passionate about working with a team of professionals to support students? Do you have strong organizational, time management, and customer service skills? Do you enjoy working in an office environment that shifts from face-paced to quiet depending on the season? Are you a self-starter who is also creative, collaborative, and enjoys being part of a team? The University of Southern Maine's TRIO Program is looking for an Administrative Specialist to join their dynamic team!

The pay for this position is $15.95/hour. This position is full-time, working 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday - Friday.  This position is located on the Gorhan Campus (7 College Avenue) and is funded through August 31, 2025, based on our current 5-year grant cycle.   

TRIO Programs empower first-generation, income-eligible, and/or disabled students to explore and achieve their academic, career, financial, and personal goals. We are looking for an organized, analytical, and customer-service oriented professional with an administrative background and skills to join our team!

The primary purpose of the Administrative Specialist is to support the operation of the TRIO Pre-College and College programs by providing administrative and clerical support to the TRIO team on USM's Gorham campus (some travel to the Portland campus may be required). The Administrative Specialist utilizes procedural knowledge and organizational skills to perform administrative and clerical tasks requiring confidentiality, attention to detail, and accuracy. The Specialist plays a significant role responding to outside inquiries from veterans, students, parents, USM faculty and staff, and community partners and must have strong listening, oral and written communication skills. The Specialist must have excellent time management skills, the ability to work independently, and the willingness to undertake non-routine administrative tasks in support of staff and programs.

This position provides a terrific opportunity to pursue a higher ed/advanced degree through the university's generous tuition waiver benefit.

The University is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multilingual and strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. 

We live our USM Service Promise, "Student Focused Every Day" and we are looking for employees who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) or international degree equivalency
  • 2+ years of administrative support experience
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency

 

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more. 

Benefits Information Summary

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To Apply:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter and resume. We encourage you to let us know about your experiences with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging!

All required materials must be submitted by November 11, 2021. 

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

Application Details

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The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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