Newcomer Administrative Assistant

Goshen College invites applications for an Administrative Assistant for the Business, Communication, and English Departments. The Administrative Assistant must be organized, self-motivated, able to prioritize daily responsibilities, flexible, and comfortable using a computer and various software programs. The Administrative Assistant assists academic departments in event planning and program implementation, as well as assisting individual faculty with administrative tasks. This is a half-time position with varying work hours during the school year and no work hours during June and July.


A high school diploma, with at least two years of office experience is preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Strong ability to prioritize responsibilities without close supervision
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and responsibilities for many different people
  • Computer competence in Google Drive (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Mail), Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable asking questions and solving problems

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians.  It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs.  As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life.  Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens.  The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, centrally located within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths and affordable housing prices.

How to Apply:

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered.  Application materials may be attached to the Staff Application Form or sent electronically to


  • Complete and submit the online Staff Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111