Administrative Assistant - President's Office


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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street


Company Description:
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.

Administrative Assistant - President's Office
North Adams
Full Time
Administrative Assistant
Bachelor's Degree

The President's Office at MCLA invites applications for an Administrative Assistant to serve as the primary coordinator of the reception area for the President's Office and will work as a member of the administrative team providing support to the President's Office and the Senior Advisor for Institutional Equity and Belonging. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality in a dynamic, fast-paced setting environment, and must exercise discretion and independent judgement as significant issues arise.



  • Primary administrative support and calendar management for Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Senior Advisor for Institutional Equity and Belonging, as well as additional administrative support for the Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Marketing and Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • administrative and logistical support
    • event coordination,
    • coordination of meetings and travel,
    • preparation/processing of correspondence, reports and presentations; assistance with special projects; and preparation of materials for meetings.
  • Serves as the coordinator of the reception area and meeting areas within the President's Office, greets visitors, answers main telephone for the President's Office; acts as back-up for other lines in the President's Office, opens and distributes mail.
  • Composes confidential memorandums and correspondence, and collects data and information in support of reports and project management. Tracks responses and manages flow of correspondences.  
  • Schedules and/or arranges all logistics for conferences, meetings, interviews, appointments, or similar activities as needed, and coordinates all necessary back-up material. Maintains room schedule for President's Office conference rooms.
  • Maintains office mailing lists, campus event lists (internal and external events) keeping current, and manages large mailings. 
  • Manages purchase order creation and tracking and processes invoices for payment, and monitors spending to budget for the President's Office and Marketing/Communications department.  Processes procurement card expense reports for the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Senior Advisor for Institutional Equity and Belonging. Orders office and kitchen supplies, and maintains inventory.
  • Assists Executive Assistant with logistics for Board of Trustees meetings, including meeting room reservations, trustee parking, catering, and public notification of meetings.  Copies and compiles board materials for meetings.
  • Assists with large events managed through the President's Office including opening semester breakfasts, President's commencement dinner, and campus community gatherings.
  • Maintains President's division landing pages on website, including public meeting notifications.
  • Other duties/projects assigned by supervisor as requested.
  • Minimum of three years of working in an executive level office setting
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Ability to work with multiple constituents with strong team-oriented skills
  • Strong organizational skills, self-starter, and ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain accurate records with attention to detail
  • Excellent writing  and communications skills with attention to grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment per matters of significance and confidential information
  • Excellent technology skills with Microsoft Office including presentation software.
  • Must be flexible, ability to multi-task, and available to work evenings and weekends, if necessary

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-unit position.  The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $50,000.

The deadline for applications is October 14, 2022. 

It is the policy of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, including booster, is required of all individuals hired by MCLA, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Christopher Hays
Interim Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer for Employees
Phone: (413) 662-5597
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights 
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424 
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172 

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