Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. The Administrative Assistant provides advanced secretarial and administrative support to the vice president and others as assigned. Coordinates President's development related visit preparation packets, correspondence, travel arrangements, special events, etc. Coordinate activities of the President in key projects to gain visibility, financial support, student interest and other external programs. Maintain a list of activities for the President according to priority and availability. Schedule travel and appointments as appropriate. Provide detail briefings and determine "next steps", triggering, coordinating, and monitoring the work of others to assist in follow-up (letters, proposals, and contact reports). Coordinate the President's stewardship activities including entertaining as necessary. Types, transcribes, posts in Banner and Raiser's Edge and proofreads assigned materials for the vice president and others as assigned (including but not limited to correspondence, memoranda and promotional materials). Performs general duties such as greeting visitors, answering inquiries, and handling incoming and outgoing communications (written, telephonic and electronic) for the vice president and others as assigned in accordance with standard operating procedures. Operates and maintains a variety of office equipment including personal computers, copiers, fax machines, multi-line phone systems, etc. Utilizes appropriate software and keeps up with current hardware and software trends and skills (i.e., word processing, access, Excel spreadsheets, internet searches, and desktop publishing applications). Establishes and maintains an organized filing, record keeping, and office supply system for the vice president and others as assigned. Maintains calendar for the vice president and others as assigned. Run lists, schedules appointments and meetings and makes travel arrangements and reservations as necessary. Provides detailed support packages for all meetings and events. Participates in shared departmental telephone coverage. Assist in planning for and execution of meetings and events. Provide information packages for meetings and presentations for on and off campus events. Assist with processing travel and expense reports, check requests and invoices for the department.
A minimum of three years office administration experience required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills required. Demonstrated attention to detail; ability to organize multiple projects, consistently meet deadlines, and exercise professional judgment. Must be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and external constituents.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. Please visit jobs.rhodes.edu to apply online.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.
Educational Excellence In One of the South’s Most Vibrant Cities
Ask anyone who knows about Rhodes College and you will learn about this rare jewel among the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. Rhodes’ students live and learn on a campus cited as one of America’s most beautiful. Quietly nestled among 110 acres of wooded charm and Collegiate Gothic stone buildings in an attractive residential s...ection of Memphis, Rhodes is just minutes from a revitalized downtown where Beale Street (Home of the Blues) meets the majestic Mississippi River.
The campus is within walking distance of the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Memphis is the 20th largest city in the United States and offers a broad variety of entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, good restaurants, malls, shops and great hangouts. As the region’s medical and business hub, Memphis provides students with many internship and research opportunities, as well as career and service opportunities.
Rhodes’ educational excellence is well documented: US. News & World Report lists Rhodes in the Top Tier of America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Fiske Guide to Colleges names Rhodes one of the “best buys” among the nation’s leading institutions. Rhodes is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is also ranked among the top 100 colleges and universities in “Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top 100 Schools.”
And, Rhodes is included in the Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges and Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Rhodes ranks 16th among southeastern liberal arts colleges.
Rhodes has achieved this recognition through its long and steadfast commitment to provide its students with an education that challenges them to think critically, independently and creatively, that actively engages them in research and internships, and that connects them in meaningful ways to one another and the larger Memphis community.
Rhodes brings together three major facets of learning seldom found at a single institution: Intellectual growth fostered by intensive interaction between students and faculty; Preparation for professional life supported by a unique internship program drawing on Memphis’ rich variety of opportunities; Personal values strengthened by being part of a diverse student body that adheres to a student-run honor code and regularly engages in service to the broader Memphis community. Rhodes’ faculty members are more than teachers. As Rhodes president William E. Troutt says, “They are gifted teacher-scholars who are challenging, engaging and connecting students in life changing ways. Rhodes graduates will tell you that where they are today comes from being inspired by inspiring teachers.”
Rhodes’ students hold impressive academic and extracurricular credentials. Their mid-range SAT is 1200-1360 (ACT 27-31) with an average grade point average of 3.56. More than one-third were president of at least one high school club or organization and more than 20% were captains of a varsity athletic team. More than 7% were National Merit Scholarship finalists or semi-finalists, 8% were president of their class, 10% were valedictorians or salutatorians of their class and 9% were editors of their high school newspapers or yearbooks.
The college’s 2,025 students are a diverse group, representing 46 states and 7 foreign countries. With 75% living on campus, they form a rich and vibrant community. They are keenly aware of social responsibility and are involved as volunteers throughout their college years. More than 80% of Rhodes’ students are active in community service in the greater Memphis area.
Rhodes’ academic program offers its students a broad variety of programs. There are 18 departmental and 13 interdisciplinary majors leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree. Rhodes’ students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to develop their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and to appreciate broadly. With one faculty member for every 10 students, it’s easy to get to know teachers. Classes at Rhodes are small, with the average size being 14. Many, particularly advanced, courses are even smaller, promoting intensive interaction between and among students and faculty. Rhodes also offers a variety of opportunities for students to study abroad, gaining valuable insight into other people and cultures.
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