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Community College of Philadelphia
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Administrative Support Specialist

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill an Administrative Support Specialist position. Under the direction of the Dean, the Administrative Support Specialist serves as a resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues, while providing high-level administrative support to the Dean, Assistant Dean and department heads within the Liberal Studies division. Primary responsibilities include the administration and coordination of divisional reporting, data management and information gathering. This position requires professionalism, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

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Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • 100% College-paid medical, dental and prescription drug for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Associates degree required.

• Two (2) years of high-level office operations/administration experience or related work experience required.

• Strong attention to detail and developed critical thinking skills required.

• Ability to demonstrate flexibility and initiative required.

• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

• Advanced level proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel; intermediate level proficiency using Microsoft PowerPoint required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree preferred. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

• Previous work experience within higher education preferred.

• Previous experience using Banner preferred.

• Previous experience using a website content management system preferred.