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Administrative Specialist - Maine Campus Compact

at University of Maine - USM in Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Description

Have you always wondered what it would be like to work on a University Campus?  Are you passionate about supporting the aspirations of others?  Join the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston/Auburn Campus and become a key member of the team. 

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is seeking an Administrative Specialist to work part-time, 20-hours per week.  This is a grant funded position of within the Maine Campus Compact and is located on the Lewiston/Auburn Campus.  This position will pay $15.99/hour (non-negotiable).

Maine Campus Compact (MCC), a project of USM, is a statewide coalition of 17 college and university presidents established to support the civic mission of higher education.  MCC encourages campus/community partnerships that build on the strengths of communities and higher education institutions to address significant social problems.  MCC is affiliated with the national Campus Compact network of 34 state Compacts, over 1,200 campuses, and a national office.

The Administrative Specialist will perform diverse tasks requiring knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as grants management, accounting and administrative support, funder and university communications, personnel support, program and operations support, and oversight of department policies and procedures. This position will manage daily, weekly and monthly project matters, which can involve interpretation of University and departmental policy. The ideal candidate will have experience with financial oversight and program support, strong attention to detail as well as an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust to organizational needs.

Come join our thriving, growing, and inclusive community!  

The University is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multilingual and strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. 

We live our USM Service Promise, “Student Focused Every Day” and we are looking for employees who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

Required Qualifications:

  • 60 credits or more of higher education or equivalent work experience and training.
  • Three years administrative or project support or comparable experience.
  • Skilled in basic software programs, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, but not limited to those listed here. 

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more. 

Want to know more about employment, benefits, and local resources?  Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

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Job Posting: 583112

Posted On: Jul 22, 2021

Updated On: Aug 05, 2021