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Pennsylvania State University Administrative Support Assistant in Ridgway, Pennsylvania


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The Pennsylvania State Universit ( y is seeking an Administrative Support Assistant. The purpose of this position is to provide financial, operational and administrative support to the Elk County Extension office staff and its educators and to provide positive customer service to our customers, stakeholders and the public.   The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Serve as the office coordinator for the local administrative support work unit; plan and facilitate the administrative support activities of the office; coordinating with others to complete tasks

  • Assist in the supervision and training of assigned support staff

  • Maintain the office accounting, budgetary, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable financials using Penn State Accounting systems, including access to confidential County and Penn State salary and wage information and other personal data.

  • Process check requests, purchase orders, travel reimbursements, procurement requests, make bank deposits and other related financial activities

  • Monitor and maintain budgets, track expenditures, process budget revisions, and assist with budget preparation and projections

  • Respond to routine and moderately complex questions/issues concerning unit/University policies, processes, and procedures from internal and external contacts

  • Assist with county Extension program and events coordination

  • Arrange meetings, coordinate special events, conferences, and other functions

  • Assist with planning and coordination of moderately complex projects

  • Serve on various Extension committees, locally and statewide

  • Provide local customer services support

  • Help with office communications, multimedia product development and publications, social networking (Facebook, Penn State PLONE website, etc)

  • Serve as resource to others on a variety of subjects including office equipment, software application usage, and information processing procedures

  • Perform other office management duties as assigned by the Area Business Operations Manager

    This is an 87.5% full-time equivalency (FTE) appointment working 35 hours per week. Full Penn State benefits included. This is a limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding. This position offers a flexible work arrangement that combines remote and on-campus work. Questions related to flexible work should be directed to the hiring manager during the interview process.

Education and Experience:

This job will be filled as a level 2 or 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typical requirements for a level 2 include a High School diploma or higher plus 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position:

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in  all of  its forms.   We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.  


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here ( .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Ridgway, PA