Center Assistant I

Operations San Diego, California


Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, provide support services for faculty, students, staff and visitors.  Prepare classrooms and secure facilities daily.  Maintain attendance records, distribute materials and monitor classroom hours.  Provide administrative support on advising, financial aid, student accounts and other university services.


Essential Functions:

  • Receives and responds to phone and walk-ins while referring others to appropriate staff or departments; serves as a resource across the organization. Ensures daily or weekly communication updates to faculty, students and staff by disseminating information through relevant channels and posting pertinent materials, including validating copy services.
  • Ensures classroom, equipment and facility readiness for daily activities including conferences, internal meetings, continuing education and academic classes.
  • Updates and analyzes attendance rosters enforcing National University System (NUS) attendance policies and procedures; initiates roster calls and retention procedures under the management direction.
  • Assists with room reservations through Conference Services. Monitors the maintenance schedules of local NUS vehicles.
  • Participates in the collection and safeguarding of tuition and other related school fees.
  • Other duties as assigned.    


Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A








Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma required; and, one (1) year college credits to understand the higher-education environment, preferred; and,
  • One (1) to two (2) years’ experience in a professional office setting or equivalent combination of education and experience; inclusive;
  • One (1) year in a customer service environment providing administrative support.


Competencies / Technical / Functional Skills:


  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and follow-up and follow-through. Ability to handle sensitive confidential information in completing assignments.
  • Proficient in prioritizing work to meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining flexibility in a fast-paced team environment working in accordance to NUS mission and values.
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and intermediate knowledge of software programs for used in higher-education setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.