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Administrative Assistant

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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Description & Details:

The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director and supports all functional areas managed by International Student and Study Abroad Services (ISSAS) office, including international admissions and international and study abroad student services. The administrative assistant is responsible for maintaining an open, welcoming atmosphere at the front desk by greeting visitors, assisting with scheduling advising appointments, answering the telephone, and responding to email inquiries. Additional responsibilities include, and are not limited to, hiring, training and managing student workers, assisting with international admissions processing, tracking budgets, and assisting with events.

The Administrative Assistant position offers an excellent opportunity to engage with students of diverse backgrounds and serves as a key role in ISSAS in advancing a culture of excellence in support NDSU students, faculty, and staff by performing the following job duties:

1. Maintaining a welcoming environment in the ISSAS front office with specific attention paid to responsive, efficient student service

2. Coordinating the hiring, onboarding and management of student workers, and providing support for all hiring and search processes in ISSAS

3. Providing support for ISSAS operations and processes

4. Serving as Passport Program Manager

This position may also serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) to support NDSU's compliance with federal regulations related to F-1 visa holders.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM, 7:30AM-4PM during breaks and summer

Advertised Salary:

$38,000 per year + excellent benefits package

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED with at least 2 years of experience in an administrative role.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree. Experience working in a functional area of international education and/or in a higher education setting directly serving and support students of diverse backgrounds.

Applicant Materials Required:

Cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
Contact information for 3 professional references


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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