Center Director Assistant

SummaryAssists the Director of the Somerset Center in all aspects of the operations of the Center. Primary responsibilities focus on assisting with student recruitment, student services (student activities, financial aid, student success), as well as triage and referral of student services and academic matters at the Center. This individual will also serve as Activities Club Advisor for the Center. Duties include but are not limited to answering and directing incoming phone calls, welcoming visitors, assisting and disseminating information to students, faculty, staff, and others, making appropriate referrals, and meeting with prospective students. Travel may be required to school districts and other regional locations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Assists in the recruitment of traditional and non-traditional students by various means including personal meetings, phone calls, mailings, outreach, and presentations, and provides follow-up.
  2. Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  3. Networks with other organizations, agencies, schools and businesses to plan, coordinate, schedule, and conduct informational meetings and other recruitment activities.
  4. Provides additional administrative and office support for the center.
  5. Assists the Director with program development and strategic planning, and monitors priorities and progress towards the site’s goals.
  6. Assist the implementation of student services including student activities, assisting the ADA Specialist to implement accommodations for students with disabilities, and financial aid and registration assistance.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Director.
  8. Attendance at all mandatory meetings. 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education: Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience & Knowledge: A minimum of two years of experience in higher education with an emphasis on either admissions or student services. Self-motivated with a strong understanding of enrollment management, advising, program management, and external relations.

Computer Skills: Working knowledge of a variety of computer Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of or ability to learn College specific programs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Criminal Background Clearance

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment: Typical office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level.


PAY RATE: Starts at $11.25 per hour 

HOURS: A maximum of 25 hours per week. Candidate needs to have flexibility to work daylight, evening, and occasional weekend hours. 

LOCATION: Somerset Center 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a bargaining unit support staff position. All newly hired regular part-time employees will serve a probationary period of 520 hours. During the probationary period, employees will be required to demonstrate fitness for the position prior to receiving permanent appointment.

Click here for the Employment Application. To ensure full consideration, you must submit your application online by 4:00 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upon completion of an employment application, you will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for full consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Please note that reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed employment application. Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Official college transcripts are required prior to hire.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

At this time, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College cannot sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.