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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Administrative Assistant

 
Purchase College, SUNY is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Director of the Conservatory of Dance. The Administrative Assistant will coordinate the daily life of the Conservatory; act as the public face for the Conservatory; manage the admissions process for the department; serve as the liaison with the Registrar's office for the dance Director, faculty and students; facilitate both undergraduate and graduate dance auditions and orientations; provide program specific information to visiting students and parents; give tours; coordinate Dance program concert and rehearsal schedules with department schedules; prepare and post weekly schedule; update, create and/or produce handbooks, forms and concert programs; assist with Purchase Dance Company tours; assist with student exchange programs; manage internet communication and recordkeeping; coordinate studio use; create and/or update databases; assist with summer activites in the dance building; maintain alumni database. This is position is for one year with the possibility of becomming long-term.  
The successful candidate must have the ability to coordinate among various departments; the ability to complete work in a timely manner; excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills as well as customer service skills; computer knowledge of and comfort with Microsoft Office (including Excel and Access), and Quark or Adobe Creative Suite are essential.

An undergraduate degree and at least 2 years of related experience are preferred. In addition, knowledge of dance, dance studios and dance performance is a plus.

The successful candidate must have the ability to coordinate among various departments; the ability to complete work in a timely manner; excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills as well as customer service skills; computer knowledge of and comfort with Microsoft Office (including Excel and Access), and Quark or Adobe Creative Suite are essential.

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