Employment Opportunity: Office Assistant - LLC & PSCJ

Description of Position

This position is an hourly, part-time, nine-month position (20 hours per week). This department assistant works directly with and primarily to support the chairs of the departments of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies and Psychology, Sociology, & Criminal Justice. The Office Assistant II will report to the chair of the Department of Psychology, Sociology & Criminal Justice.
Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Assist with tasks related to the department, but not limited to:

  • General clerical tasks
  • Maintaining faculty and adjunct load spreadsheets
  • Use templates to create adjunct contracts
  • Take minutes at various council meetings
  • Greeting visitors to office suite and directing them appropriately
  • Budget tracking
  • Assist with recruitment
  • Initiate contact with department chairs to insure that they are not doing work s/he could do to increase efficiency of chairs and departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • The University requires that all candidates be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with, in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU
  • Support the Mission, Vision and Values of NNU
  • Strong writing and grammar skills, and the ability to develop correspondence with minimal instruction;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and positively with students, faculty, and persons from the community;
  • Competence in basic software (Word, Excel, Blackboard, Web management system) and equipment operations, with aptitude for learning new systems;
  • High motivation and commitment to the University, including the ability to self-start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines, work with minimal supervision, tolerate ambiguity, be able to multi-task, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and files;
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and orientation to detail
  • Ability to continually learn new skills and utilize new approaches and tools to create better program presentations
  • Professional attire – dress standard is business casual
  • Ability to perform all Essential Functions of this position
  • Ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in the English language
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to view a computer screen for extended periods of time


This position is a non-exempt (hourly), part-time (approximately 20 hours per week during the academic year), 9-month, position. This position is not eligible for benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience and will be within the range of $12.00 to $14.50 per hour.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:
Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID, 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Posted Oct 06, 2017

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).