Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art

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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the Academy of Art administration office in the form of general clerical, administrative, and reception duties.

This includes telephone coverage, greeting visitors, taking payments, coordinating activities, project support, correspondence, data entry, filing, form management, and interacting effectively with other staff, Artists-in-Residence, and students.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Frontline support at the reception desk: Provide front-line communication for the Academy of Art Administrative office, including telephone calls, monitoring the email account to
process and respond to incoming emails as appropriate, produce and update campus fliers/office signage, greet staff, faculty, visitors and provide walk-up service to Academy students including cash handling, distribution, and backup cashier duties.

Managed by the Dean of Student Services, assists Academic Dean, Manager of Enrollment and Financial Aid, and Artists-in-Residence as necessary; Supervises, trains, schedules Administrative Work-Study students for office tasks and mail service; Assists with recording work-study earnings on spreadsheet and reconciles with Labor Reports; Assists with updating admissions and financial aid forms and communication templates; Clerical support pertinent to registration, financial aid, and admissions, including folder creation and document filing; Coordinates student mail services; Coordinates keys; Assists Registrar with commencement and diplomas; Coordinates CAA guest room bookings; Helps coordinate CAA maintenance requests; Coordinates Materials Exchange; Maintain attendance, punctuality, and performance standards set forth in Cranbrook’s Employee Handbook.

Requirements: Minimum of two years of administrative experience required; High School diploma or GED required, completion of a two-year degree program in business or secretarial science preferred; Strong Microsoft Office suite skills (including Word, Excel, Internet Browsers, email), Experience working with and maintaining a database preferred; Proven proficiency at effective prioritization and multitasking; Proven, effective written and verbal communication skills; Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.


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