Administrative Assistant - Student Development

Posted 06/01/21

Position summary

Responsible for general administrative and receptionist support for Student Development along with direct assistance for the Director of Student Activities and the Director of Career Services.  This is a part time position, approximately 20-25 hours per week during the academic year with some training and prep work in August.

Role Qualifications 

  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, and students; servant attitude.
  • Trustworthy with confidential information; aptitude for detail-oriented work.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Acts as receptionist for the Student Development office.
  • Cross trains with other SD Administrative Assistants.
  • Responsible for compiling information for Here and Now, tri-weekly publication e-mailed to students.
  • Manages approval of campus posters.
  • Assists with Activities organization and implementation.
  • Assists with reconciling budgets and in particular club accounts.
  • Project based work with the Career Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.  45 wpm keyboarding minimum.
  • Able to navigate the internet and find answers quickly.
  • Preparation of expense reports and other administrative record keeping
  • Able to accomplish goals without frequent follow-up.
  • Calendar management
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong Organizational skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Office experience.


  • High school graduate.  Courses in office skills preferred.

Reporting to this Position

No direct reports

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.


The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.‚Äč 

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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