Administrative Assistant for Academic Departments

Goshen College seeks an Administrative Assistant for its Academic departments. Responsibilities include greeting constituents and answering questions about the assigned academic department , managing emails and outreach to students and faculty, obtaining supplies for the office, updating web pages and ordering print pieces, assisting with projects for the academic department and offering support specifically to the department chair.

This is a 10-month appointment (42 weeks) at 40 hours/week for the academic year (August to June). The successful candidate may choose to work less than 40 hours/week, if more than one candidate is hired.

This position pays $13.50-$14.50 per hour and if working full-time, is eligible for a generous benefits package.



  • Bachelor’s degree and prior experience with office management
  • Strong communication skills, organizational skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including faculty, students, and administrators
  • Systems Knowledge: Computer knowledge including word, Excel, and Google drive


  • An understanding of higher education and the academic setting
  • Experience working with students
  • Familiarity with the experiences of first-generation, diverse, and other high-risk populations
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish

Essential Functions

  • Support each department with managing email, outreach to students and faculty, updating web pages and print pieces, submitting expense reports, and ordering supplies
  • Serve as the front office contact, triaging questions about resources and where to find people
  • Maintain documentation and ensure confidentiality
  • Assist with special events, such as graduation receptions or student recognition
  • Coordinate guest speakers of faculty search processes

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

All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation . This position description is no all-inclusive and may change at the option of the Assistant Controller. Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

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
  • Three Professional References with contact information

Review of applications will begin on July 27, 2022 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

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at