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Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences

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Work type: Full-Time, Hourly
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Office/Clerical

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences

Reporting Relationship: Chair of Behavioral Sciences

Unit: National & Global

Department: CAPS-Behavioral Services 

Campus Location: NGM Building

Summary of Position:    The Administrative Assistant oversees the development, progress, management, and operation of the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Behavioral Sciences Department. The Administrative Assistant will also act as the field specialist for the undergraduate Addictions Counseling program practicum courses. In addition, the Administrative assistant will aid the Director of the Department of Behavioral Science and other program managers with budgets, faculty, and support services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a high degree of teamwork and customer service through collaboration with other support staff, faculty, administrative faculty, and other administrators 
  • Serve students and faculty with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintain a current knowledge and understanding of the content and course requirements within the academic programs in the Behavioral Sciences Department in School of Service & Leadership (SSL) 
  • Oversee the progress of the Addictions Counseling students during their practicum experience. This includes recording hours, answering student questions, and completing licensing forms 
  • Coordinate the operations of the academic programs and their respective directors 
  • Assist the Director of the Department of Behavioral Sciences in all aspects pertaining to the management of faculty, curriculum, and new program development research within the department 
  • Maintain up-to-date faculty files in our electronic database (Colleague, Etrieve, other)
  • Gather data for adjunct hiring within the Behavioral Science Department 
  • Gather and maintain accurate records, reports, and database entries as required by the Department Director 
  • Assist with any special projects assigned by the Director of the Department, program directors or the Associate Dean 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong word processing software skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word, Other)
  • Demonstrated administrative abilities
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse work environment
  • Ability to work independently on tasks and projects
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to manage projects from initiation to completion


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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