Administrative Assistant to the Directors of the Online Teaching and Special Education Academies

Posted 04/28/21

Position summary

Responsible for providing administrative assistance to the project directors for both the Online Teaching and Special Education academies.

Role Qualifications 

  • Strong ability to create good will with academy participants, faculty, and administration; servant leader.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality across multiple work domains is essential in this role.
  • Flexibility and effectiveness as a team member; professionalism in work and conduct.
  • Ability to take initiative and make responsible, independent decisions when necessary.
  • Ability to set proper priorities and work on multiple tasks; detail oriented.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and is a role model for participants by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Provides administrative assistance to the Directors of the Online Teaching and Special Education academies
  • Assisting with registration
  • Help promote and advertise the programs
  • Answer questions about the programs
  • Schedule spaces as needed for courses
  • Assist with lodging for participants, instructors, and guest speakers
  • Supporting instructors as needed
  • Maintain budgets and keep information up to date in the grant management system
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Good computer skills in word processing (MS Word) and other MS Office applications
  • Familiarity with Excel spreadsheets
  • Three or more years clerical work and supervising or managing in office settings

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Experience working within an academic setting
  • Experience with computer database software


High school graduate.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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 and 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. 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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