Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Office Administrator
Division Name: Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Senate
Campus Location: Normal, IL
Within the limits established by the Illinois legislative statute, the Board of Higher Education, and the Board of Trustees, the Academic Senate is the primary governing body that recommends educational policy for the University and advises the President on its implementation. The Academic Senate also provides for faculty, staff, and student participation in academic governance.
The Academic Senate has substantial authority in shaping policy across significant areas of the University. Its central role in University governance is primarily recognized in three documents: the University Constitution, the Bylaws of the Academic Senate, and the Memorandum of Understanding. More information is available on the Senate's website.
The Office Administrator for the Academic Senate coordinates and supports the activities and functions of the Senate and its internal committees, supports the Senate leadership, and creates and maintains records of the Senate's activities.
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
$17.72 - $23.04 per hour
- High school graduation or equivalent
- Any one of the following from the categories below:
a. Four years (48 months) of work experience comparable to the third level of this series. This work includes performing a wide variety of office support tasks, which require the use of judgment and initiative and the ability to operate computer systems, using word processing, database and software packages. Knowledge of the organization, programs, practices and procedures of a department/unit is central to the performance of the duties.
b. Two years (24 months) of work experience comparable to the fourth level of this series. This work includes functioning as an agent of the unit or organization by performing highly specialized administrative support duties. An in-depth knowledge of the organization, programs, policies and procedures of the unit/department is essential to the performance of the duties, as well as the ability to use good judgment, operate computer systems, using word processing, database and software packages, and to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in communications.
- Excellent proofreading skills, high level of accuracy, and detail-orientation in performing duties.
- High level of organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
- Excellent customer service orientation, effective communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff.
- Ability to use existing and learn new computer programs as needed to perform work functions, including word processing, transcription software, data management, survey software, online meeting software, and website creation and management.
- Strong commitment to university shared governance.
8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, occasional evening meetings
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
- Remain at a workstation for extended periods.
- Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
Proposed Starting Date
Required Applicant Documents
Cover Letter - Should address how your qualifications, knowledge, skills, and experience align with this position.
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Optional Applicant Documents
Transcripts - See Special Instructions to Applicants for additional options
Certification of Retirement Annuity
Please Note: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.
College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.
Transcripts and/or military service documentation may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:
Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.
Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois.
This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3236-Clericals.
Contact Information for Applicants
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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