Administrative Specialist CL1: TRIO
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Gorham, ME 04038
Administrative Specialist CL1: TRIO
TRIO – PTRIO
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., evenings & weekends as necessary
Statement of Job:
Are you passionate about supporting the aspirations of others? Do you have strong organizational, time-management, and communication skills, and enjoy being part of a team? Having overcome obstacles in your own life, would you like to help students overcome theirs? If so, then you are encouraged to apply for the position of Administrative Specialist CL1 with TRIO Programs at USM. This is a grant funded position through 8/31/2025 which may be extended.
TRIO Programs empower first-generation, income-eligible, and/or disabled students to explore and achieve their academic, career, financial, and personal goals. We are looking for an organized, analytical, and customer-service oriented professional with an administrative background and skills to join our team!
The primary purpose of the Administrative Specialist is to support the operation of the TRIO Pre-College and College programs by providing administrative and clerical support to the TRIO team on USM’s Gorham campus (some travel to the Portland campus may be required). The Administrative Specialist utilizes procedural knowledge and organizational skills to perform administrative and clerical tasks requiring confidentiality, attention to detail, and accuracy. The Specialist plays a significant role responding to outside inquiries from veterans, students, parents, USM faculty and staff, and community partners and must have strong listening, oral and written communication skills. The Specialist must have excellent time management skills, the ability to work independently, and the willingness to undertake non-routine administrative tasks in support of staff and programs.
The Administrative Specialist’s work is guided by USM’s Service Promise – Student Focused Every Day – and Values – Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
The USM community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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- High school diploma or equivalent
- One year of clerical/office or related experience or at least one year of combined relevant experience and college education
- Experience with computer programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and/or the ability and willingness to learn new software
- Knowledge and understanding of barriers to be overcome by TRIO college and high school students in order to successfully attain a four year college degree
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pay and Benefits: The pay is $13.43/hour and offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.
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Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.
All required materials must be submitted by November 8, 2020.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
Work Year Calendar:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, CV/Resume
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).