Administrative Assistant

  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Salem, Oregon 97305, USA
  • Nov 15, 2019
Full time   Assistant, Secretary & Executive Assistant Other Academic Administration & Affairs Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant.

Chemeketa aspires to be an inclusive environment where we honor and value the unique contributions of our diverse students, employees, and community. We seek to foster cultural competence and pursue equitable solutions that support all students in achieving their educational goals. If you are interested in joining the work of the college to pursue a supportive and inclusive culture, we encourage you to apply.

Position Summary
The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem-solving; demonstrated ability to manage time and multiple priorities in a busy environment; ability to take requests from more than one person. The successful candidate must demonstrate resourcefulness in approach to completing assignments, and must be flexible and adaptable in responding to multiple, frequently changing priorities; monitoring project timelines and identifying issues.

Closing Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Why Chemeketa?
You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our mission to provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve
Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 29,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens.

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.


High School Diploma/General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
Four years of increasingly responsible administrative support experience


Associate's Degree from an accredited institution
Two years of increasingly responsible administrative support experience

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of standard English and basic math
  • Skills in providing customer service
  • Skills in filing; using computers and related software applications
  • Skills in maintaining various databases and confidential records
  • Accurate and efficient keyboarding and ten-key calculator
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of spreadsheet software applications
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish or Russian

Application Process
To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at

We are an EO/AA/ADA institution


Preferred and Required Qualifications