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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

Administrative Support

Along with specific items listed under each job posting’s “To apply” heading, you will need to complete and submit a Norwich University Employment Application.

Administrative Assistant - Office of Alumni & Family Relations


The Office of Alumni & Family Relations delivers a comprehensive program of outreach, events and activities that engage constituents and enhance the University’s reputation and brand. Key to meeting these goals is a staff that is dedicated to the concept of exceptional relationships. Beyond excellent customer service, exceptional relationships are defined by a commitment to acknowledging the value of every constituent; using every opportunity to engage and inform; and nurturing constituents’ interests and support for the University.

The Administrative Assistant for the Office of Alumni & Family Relations is a 34.5 hour/week position, responsible for a range of activities that support the operations of the Alumni office and enhance the University’s relationships with approximately 26,000 alumni, students, parents, friends, donors and volunteers.


Answering phones and directing calls
Responding to general alumni email accounts
Providing customer support for online community
Greeting and directing visitors
Receiving and distributing mail
Filing, including setting up and managing electronic and physical files
Maintaining office databases
Preparing and shipping club event materials
Assisting at events
Understanding campus operations and referring constituents as appropriate
Other duties as assigned


The Alumni & Parent Relations Office is a team-oriented environment in which adaptability and dependability are essential. The candidate must have excellent customer service and communication skills, and a proven ability to multi-task, set realistic priorities and anticipate projects. The person in this position must be self-motivated and have the ability to function independently, work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend events is also required (i.e. Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Commencement).

Knowledge of general office practices expected and experience providing event support is helpful. Familiarity with various filing systems, office equipment and standard office applications including Excel, Microsoft Word, and Power Point is necessary, as well as the ability to learn specialized administrative software to include Raisers Edge and Microsoft Outlook.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Alumni Assistant Search, via email:

April 19, 2013

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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