Administrative AssistantPsychological Science, Sociology/Anthropology and History

Openings: 1


JOB SUMMARY:  The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative and clerical support to the faculty and students of the Psychological Science, Sociology/Anthropology and History departments.


  • Provide administrative expertise and support to the faculty of the Psychological Science, Sociology/Anthropology and History Departments.
    • Prepare and manage all department budgets
    • Perform general office duties
    • Coordinate departmental events
    • Prepare and send correspondence
    • Coordinate faculty searches
    • Digitize notes of course work and articles into pdf files for faculty use
    • Gather and compile information for department assessments and evaluations
    • Liaison with physical plant for all building maintenance
    • Manage the logistical tasks in support of faculty and student research
  • Provide expertise and support to the students
    • Dispense relevant information, announcements, and employment opportunities to students from faculty and others
    • Manage student employment
    • Provide oversight of scholarship recipients
    • Assist students in declaring a major and in the assignment of an advisor
    • Develop content, edit, assign and supervise student staff in the production of the departmental online content
  • Responsibility for Work of Others:
    • Supervise 20+ student employees
  • All other duties as assigned



  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Nine months general office experience, including typing, filing and record keeping, bookkeeping, and computer skills.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Working knowledge of the Macintosh computer.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet and websites.
  • Good public relations abilities, both in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of details daily.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision and take initiative necessary to complete tasks or solve problems.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit a resume and any supporting documents. 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Gustavus offers competitive and comprehensive benefits which include:

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, and use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employer contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • Tuition scholarships for dependents
  • Tuition benefit plan for employees and spouse
  • 13 paid Holidays + generous PTO plan

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.


Marie Walker | | 507-933-7412

Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2023

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