Administrative Assistant (Job Announcement) Alabama A&M #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Administrative Assistant


Institution: Alabama A&M University
Location: Normal, AL
  • Admin – Secretary and Administrative Assistants
Posted: 11/11/2014
Application Due: 11/18/2014
Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable USD Per Year
Performs and/or oversees a variety of associated administrative, fiscal, staff support, and planning activities, some of which require advanced or specialized knowledge and skills, such as budget administration and control, equipment, facilities, and inventory management, specialized recordkeeping and database management, and/or specified information-gathering projects and tasks. Coordinates and facilitates meetings, program functions, and/or special events, as appropriate. Trains and oversees lower graded staff and/or students. May coordinate specified administrative activities and reporting across multiple organizational units within a department.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and/or performs a range of diverse administrative activities for the department or organizational unit; serves as a central point of liaison with other departments and external constituencies in the resolution of a variety of day-to-day matters concerning the unit.
  • Utilizes knowledge and understanding of underlying operational issues to create, compose, and edit technical and/or administrative correspondence and documentation.
  • Assists in administrative problem solving, program/project planning, development, and execution of stated goals and objectives.
  • Researches information, compiles statistics, and gathers and computes various data; prepares special and/or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant data from a variety of sources.
  • Monitors, reconciles, and assists with fiscal administration for the unit, including but not limited to budgets, funding, grants, contracts, payroll, employment, travel, and/or purchasing; may assist with fiscal planning, including participating in seeking alternate sources of funding.
  • Provides and/or oversees support activities for the unit such as answering telephones, assisting and resolving problems and inquiries of visitors, review and control of incoming and outgoing correspondence, and follow-up on operational commitments.
  • Provides administrative assistance with faculty and/or staff searches, as appropriate, to include logging employment applications; preparing applicant acknowledgments and interview documents, coordinating interview logistics, and coordinating search documentation.
  • Schedules appointments and maintains calendars; schedules, coordinates and facilitates meetings, facilities usage, events, and/or travel arrangements, as required.
  • Establishes, updates, and maintains unit’s files, inventories, and records; implements and maintains data management systems, as required.
  • Leads and guides the work of lower level staff, and supervises student employees as appropriate; may participate in hiring decisions and performance appraisal.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Position Requirements (including certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • Bachelor’s degree in office administration or related area
  • At least three (3) years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Database management skills
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Application Information

Contact: Office of Human Resources
Alabama A&M University
Phone: (256) 372-5835
Online App. Form:



Associate/Assistant Professor of History (Faculty Announcement) Alabama A&M #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Associate/Assistant Professor/Instructor of History

Institution: Alabama A&M University
Location: Normal, AL
  • Faculty – Liberal Arts – History
Posted: 10/22/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable USD Per Year
The position will provide university and professional service, inclusive of service on departmental, school, and university committees, and student advisement.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lecture on average four to five classes, a few of which being mega-classes.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records of attendance, grades, and grading system.
  • Develop and execute lesson plans; Prepare syllabi for classes.
  • Meet with students outside class time to offer assistance.
  • Teach and exercise students’ ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Grade and report student performance.
  • Stay abreast of new information in field.
  • Utilize various teaching techniques for diverse student body.
  • Administer online courses.
  • Advise students regarding course selection.
  • Counsel students on careers opportunities and choices.
  • Develop and enhance critical thinking skills.
  • Meet administrative deadlines.
  • Provide university service such as committee membership.
  • Utilize state of the art technology and information systems.
  • Attend college colloquies.
  • Attend meeting and conferences outside of normal work hours.
  • Perform other additional assignments as requested by Chair or other administration.


  • Ph.D. in a related field with 18 graduate course hours in history. At a minimum to qualify as an instructor, the candidate must have Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in history.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to lecture at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner
  • Ability to teach at the college/university level
  • Excellent communication skills

Application Information

Contact: Office of Human Resources
Alabama A&M University
Phone: (256) 372-5835
Online App. Form:

Center Director for Distance ED (Job Announcement) Alabama A&M #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

Center Director for Distance Education and e-Learning

Institution: Alabama A&M University
Location: Normal, AL
  • Admin – Distance Education Programs
Posted: 10/27/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable USD Per Year
Summary: This position will manage all aspects of Alabama A&M University (AAMU) Online, the online education arm of the university, including the student support services offered by other units at the university. The Center Director will work with faculty on the design and development of instructional content for traditional on-campus courses, blended, and on-line courses that aligns with the University’s policies, goals, mission and accreditation standards. The Center Director will also ensure that the portal for AAMU Online always contain current information and that the design of the portal is user-friendly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and delivers technical and software training sessions and workshops.
  • Works in a wide range of multimedia software including audio, video, web, animation, and photo to develop materials for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
  • Develops instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects (tutorials, demos, training modules).
  • Maintains the Center’s web presence.
  • Troubleshoots technical course design issues with faculty.
  • Conducts research to identify potential applications for new and emerging instructional technologies.
  • Participates on relevant university committees.
  • Researches and identifying grant opportunities relevant to instruction, faculty support and online programs.
  • Designs and developing print and web-based user documentation.
  • Oversees the online Help Desk.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

Doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and at least five (5) years of experience in higher education that includes experience in online learning and instructional design

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Knowledge of online course development standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of educational applications of social media
  • Project management skills

Additional Information:


CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following documents online

  • Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)

Application Information

Contact: Office of Human Resources
Alabama A&M University
Phone: (256) 372-5835
Online App. Form: