Administrative Assistants

Hollins University   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 26, 2022

Administrative Assistants



Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for five (5) full-time administrative assistants.  These positions serve as the primary support person for the assigned area to help faculty, staff, and students.


These areas currently have openings:

  • Academic Affairs – reports to the Executive Assistant to the Provost, works 37.5 hours/week during the academic year and 22.5 hours/week during the summer, and supervises approx. 2-4 work-study students
  • Athletics – reports to the Director of Athletics, works 30 hours/week year-round, and supervises approx. 20 work-study students
  • Dance Department – reports to the Chair of the Dance Department, works 37.5 hours/week year-round, and supervises approx. 2 work-study students
  • Graduate Programs & Continuing Studies – reports to the Manager of Graduate Services, works 37.5 hours/week year-round, and supervises 1 work-study student. Critical office team member who also provides support to the Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies.
  • Library and Music Department – dually reports to the University Librarian and Chair of the Music Department, works 40 hours/week (20 hours for each area) during the academic year and 24 hours/week (shared between each area) during the summer, and supervises approx. 3 work-study students for the Music Department


The assistants are the primary contact for associated departments/offices including foot traffic, phone calls, and general e-mails.  They prepare electronic and print communications, maintain department/office and budget records, assist with appointments/schedules and contracts, coordinate meetings and minutes, manage office spaces, take care of equipment and supply needs, help with special events, oversee travel and hotel logistics, and handle internal and external mail.  Additionally, the assistants supervise student employees during the academic year including scheduling, training, and evaluating. 


The successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum of two years of relevant experience, and proficiency with Microsoft Office and multifunction printers.  Excellent written and verbal communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent organizational, time management, multitasking, detail, and accuracy skills.  Candidates must have abilities to work in a fast-paced environment with constant interruptions, to meet deadlines, to work independently and as a team member, and to work effectively with all university constituencies including faculty, staff, students, alumnae/i, and campus guests.  Applicants must also be able to occasionally work outside normal business hours in support of department/office activities. 


Preferred candidates will have two years of college, previous experience in an administrative support role in higher education, previous experience working in or managing a professional office setting, Ellucian Banner experience, and knowledge of and experience with Hollins University. 


Once the selected candidates for the Athletics and Dance positions accept a contingent employment offer, criminal history and credit history background checks will be conducted.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to and indicate their preference of position(s) for which they’re applying.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.


Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.


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