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Academic Secretary, Harrisburg Campus

Apply now Job no: 492476
Work type: Full-time non-exempt
Location: Harrisburg
Categories: Faculty

Widener University’s School of Nursing seeks a full-time Academic Secretary for our Harrisburg Campus. This role is the sole support for the Assistant Dean and Campus Coordinator, and will often be required to work independently. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)

Essential Duties: 

  • Create and maintain both academic and clinical files for students
  • Collaborates and communicates with staff and administration to assist with scheduling courses, classrooms and activities
  • Working with limited supervision, must be willing to take initiative, be a problem solver, and willing to offer suggestions and ideas to insure the smooth and efficient operation of the unit
  • Answer telephone, take messages, screen calls and reply to questions in accordance with general instructions and office procedures and policies; transmit instructions and/or information to and from staff and faculty members
  • Faxing and photocopying, prepare mailings and online correspondence
  • Maintain multiple databases in Excel
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills required; ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with varied constituent groups
  • Works collaboratively with the Dean's office in the School of Nursing on main campus 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required):


  • Minimum 3 years secretarial-related experience
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with database software  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience with Datatel/Colleague.


  • Must be able to routinely sit at desk or table and work on computer for long periods of time (2+ hours), have basic manual dexterity and lift less than 25 lbs.  Involves routine standing, walking, and climbing stairs and occasional bending, stooping and/or kneeling.

*Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at


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