Department Assistant - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department Assistant provides a key role assisting in providing support with the administrative tasks required to run a dynamic academic department. This includes clerical and routine administrative duties in support of the department, department head, graduate director, other faculty and students. Also, the Dept. Asst. serves as point of contact for departmental internal and external relations.  


High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

One to two years administrative support experience required with experience working in an academic environment preferred.

Strong communication skills are essential including writing skills.

Experience and knowledge of PC and/or Apple computer/s used in office administration required; experience and knowledge of google platform, word processing, spreadsheet software, ability to adapt to new software and to learn Colleague for accessing student transcripts, student information and registration.

Proven problem solver with resourceful approach; demonstrated initiative, excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; basic math skills; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to multitask; and work in a fast paced environment.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Department Assistant
  • Creative, studio-based education
  • Diversity & Inclusivity are fundamental
  • flexible thinking & risk-taking
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description