Lawrence University is a residential liberal arts college and conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education.
Lawrence is a supportive and welcoming academic community of 1,500 intellectually curious, diverse, multi-interested students from nearly every state and 50 countries—all committed to a rigorous and challenging educational experience.
Led by a faculty of 173 professors (91 percent of whom have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree), Lawrence is devoted to Engaged Learning as the most effective way to prepare students for lives of personal fulfillment and professional accomplishment. It is a demanding approach to education for students who demand much of themselves. Engaged Learning takes place in the classroom, the residence hall, the community and all our off-campus and international programs. It is what characterizes a Lawrence education and distinguishes Lawrentians.
Using this engaging approach to learning, Lawrence helps students develop the abilities that are highly valued by graduate schools as well as employers. Among these are the ability to solve problems, communicate effectively, work collaboratively and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Lawrence is located adjacent to downtown Appleton, a vibrant city of 74,000 (situated in a growing metropolitan area of 250,000) in which the community and the college benefit from one another.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to manage multiple competing priorities while demonstrating ability to remain flexible in a changing work environment. Adapt and respond appropriately in ambiguous situations.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
- Provide polite and professional assistance via phone, mail, and e-mail.
- Strong organizational skills, and attention to details. The ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement.
- Computer literacy with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; word processing, mail merge, spreadsheet and graphic functions required. Familiarity with database management concepts desired.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Capable of bending, lifting and transporting products weighing up to 20 pounds between building levels and office area.
- A proactive approach to problem-solving.
- Cooperative attitude with team-oriented disposition with the ability to work independently.
- Commitment to multicultural competency and interest in all dimensions of diversity.
- Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Must have successful completion of criminal record check and reference checks.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma required.
- Prefer 3-5 years previous administrative assistant/clerical experience.
- Prefer experience in fundraising and/or working in an office environment.
Work collaboratively with all staff members of Alumni-Development, Communications and the President’s offices, trustees, alumni, parents, students and friends of the University.
We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff; and/or (2) demonstrating experience serving diverse populations and working successfully with diverse colleagues; and (3) showing interest in developing initiatives to address the needs of a diverse student, faculty, staff and community.