Administrative Secretary

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Administrative Support

Position Title

Administrative Secretary


Upward Bound


General University

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Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type


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Hours Per Week



Interested in working with and for a dynamic team? Mercer University Upward Bound seeks a dependable, committed and driven individual who will enhance the program. The ideal teammate will be able to thrive in a fast and friendly environment where the goal is to empower students to pursue postsecondary education.

This position is responsible for all typing, filing, scheduling of appointments, and screening of incoming telephone calls. This person also serves as the office receptionist and manager for student employees. This person should strive to maintain an efficient office under direct supervision.

Required Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED and two years of administrative support experience are required. The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills for record keeping and scheduling; basic knowledge of databases in order to maintain up-to-date electronic records; and strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with using calculators/adding machines, copiers, computers, and fax machines to process client and office records.
  • Ability to interact with individuals of low-income and first-generation backgrounds.
  • Great organizational skills to handle multiple projects.
  • Professional appearance and behavior.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Externally Funded

This position is contingent on external funding and the length of employment in this position is dependent on continuation of these funds.

Pay Rate

Base: $11.29 an hour up to commensurate with experience

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Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Describe specific ways in which you have used Microsoft Excel.
2. Describe specific ways in which you have used Microsoft Word.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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