Administrative Assistant I (Reduced Schedule/Benefits Eligible), Pickler Memorial Library

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January 20, 2021


Summary:  Provides administrative support for three Associate Deans and coordinates all activities and functions related to and performed through the Library Dean's office.  This is a reduced schedule (32 hours per week), benefits eligible position with occasional work hours outside of normal schedule required.

Responsibilities:  Coordinates all activities and functions related to and performed through the Library Dean's Office, including: providing customer service coverage for the office; preparing correspondence and reports; processing of cash and keeping of accounts; maintaining office files; coordinating budget and personnel activities; hiring and training of student workers to staff the office; and addressing Library facility needs.

Required Qualifications:  High school diploma or G.E.D.; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; must be able to pay attention to detail, particularly in budget and purchasing; excellent computer skills required; must exercise tact and good judgment in interactions with staff, visitors and other contacts; ability to be discrete and confidential in personnel matters and communication; able to lift 40 pounds and have basic mechanical ability to work with office equipment; secretarial and/or office management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  Secretarial and/or college coursework; budget and purchasing experience; and prior experience working in a library setting.

Materials Requested for Review:  Please submit a cover letter, staff application, resume, and contact information for three references.  Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and the process can be completed at:  Materials may also be submitted to or mailed to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin February 8, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or



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