Montclair State University

  • Administrative Assistant, Department of Economics

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 6 days ago(7/12/2018 2:14 PM)
    # of Openings
    School of Business
  • Overview

    The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Economics Department, and to incoming and current students by answering student inquiries, scheduling appointments and meetings, processing invoices, ensuring payments are made in a timely manner, manage customer service issues smoothly and in a timely manner. Also provides support and departmental communication to department full-time and part-time faculty.


    • Answer and manage all incoming calls.
    • Schedule appointments for students with faculty.
    • Welcome office visitors (students, faculty, and external visitors), and assist by answering questions and providing information about the programs.   Ifneeded, schedule a follow-up appointment with an advisor or the department chair.
    • Schedule meetings, book rooms, and catering as required.
    • Manage all purchases of supplies and equipment, for the department including, vendor management, invoice payment, budget transfers, and other related expenses through FMS.  Track ordered supplies.
    • Troubleshoot facilities and equipment issues. Order and manage catering for department events.
    • Facilitate travel authorization for faculty and follow-up for reimbursement.
    • Manage the generic department email accounts, and answer questions for incoming and current students.
    • Facilitate course evaluation process for full and part time faculty.
    • Facilitate student registration and, assistance during department meetings and events. Attend training in the new university systems and procedures.
    • Create and update student surveys, credit adjustments, and change of major/minor requests. Track and update all adjunct faculty, student, and peer evaluations.
    • Manage process for department faculty searches, new hires, promotion and tenure Manage onboarding process for full time and adjunct faculty
    • Interface with the School of Business internal staff at all levels.
    • Record, transcribe, and distribute agenda and minutes of all department meetings. Supervise, coach, and train department student assistant.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to perform the principal functions of the job, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.



    • 3 years' experience providing high level support preferred.
    • Must be customer service oriented and a team player to both internal and external constituents.
    • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite.
    • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge and experience with Banner and Financial Management System (FMS) are preferred.
    • Bachelors degree is strongly preferred.


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