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Administrative Assistant


Job Summary

Education Corporation of America
San Diego, CA
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Administrative Assistant

About the Job

Would you like to work for one of the most progressive companies in the career education industry? Are you excited about giving committed students the skills they need to be successful?


Under limited supervision, performs a variety of office support and/or secretarial duties for a specified department, such as composing and word processing a variety of standard documents and correspondence, relaying and resolving routine telephone and/or walk-up inquiries, scheduling calendar items and meetings, making travel arrangements, processing forms, performing data entry, and establishing and maintaining records. Edits and proofreads documents to ensure accuracy. May perform duties involving simple mathematical calculations. 

Reports To:


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a wide variety of typing assignments which are sometimes confidential in nature; operates personal computer to enter data, draft, edit, revise, and print letters, tables, reports, and other materials.
  • Greets and directs visitors, as and when appropriate; resolves routine administrative problems and answers inquiries concerning activities and operations of department/division; accepts, screens, and routes telephone calls.
  • Performs a range of staff and/or operational support activities; may serve as a liaison with other departments on basic administrative and/or operational matters.
  • Sorts, screens, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail; drafts or prepares responses to routine inquiries; prepares photocopies and facsimiles, and operates a variety of office equipment.
  • Establishes, maintains, processes, and updates files, records, certificates, and/or other documents.
  • Arranges meetings and conferences, schedules interviews and appointments, and performs other duties related to maintaining one or more individual schedules; makes travel and lodging arrangements, either directly or through travel agencies.
  • Orders, stocks, and distributes office supplies.
  • Performs basic, routine bookkeeping functions, which may involve simple billing and cash receipt activities.
  • May instruct and oversee the activities of student employees performing the same type of work.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

In addition to the duties listed above, for the Academic Department, in Campuses with fewer than 600 students, the Administrative Assistant will perform the following:

  • Serves as the operational liaison with externship sites and a direct point of contact for these employer sites. 
  • Ensure all students are cleared, qualified for externships prior to starting the externship course.
  • Assign the students to the extern site
  • Informs leadership immediately on student progress as reported by the site.
  • Informs leadership within 1 hour of learning from the employer of any student behavioral issues.
  • Establishes, maintains, processes, and updates files, records, certificates, and/or other documents for the extern students.
  • Maintains the physical and electronic student records.
  • Maintains documents that sites have been evaluated for suitability and approved by the Program Director.
  • Maintains weekly attendance sheets and records attendance in CampusVue
  •  Issues and collects student evaluation of their externship experience.
  • Participates in forecasting the overall site demands.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Receptionist skills.
  • Ability to perform simple accounting procedures.

Minimum Job Requirements:

High school diploma or GED with 1 to 3 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Program Specific Requirements (If Applicable)

If this position fits you then please apply and join us as we transform lives!


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