Administrative Support Associate

East Carolina University - Greenville, NC4.3

The primary purpose of this position is to provide general administrative support to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement. This position is the initial contact for all people calling or visiting the VC’s office which requires a high level of professionalism and knowledge regarding the programs and services within the division. Responsibilities of this position include the ability to apply this knowledge in the performance of daily/routine duties and be able to interpret and explain information to internal and external associates in a professional manner. This position serves as the purchasing and travel coordinator for various areas within the VC’s office including Community Engagement & Research, Military & Industry Engagement, Innovation & New Ventures, Export Controls & Customs, and Communications. This position schedules and coordinates meetings and/or events and provides other general administrative support such as distributing mail, escorting visitors, photocopying, filing and organizing as needed. Additional responsibilities include providing excellent telephone skills, the ability to work independently with interruptions and the ability to handle multiple tasks with close attention to accuracy and detail.

This is a time-limited position.

Minimum Education/Experience
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Strongly prefer experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook) and the ECU Systems of Banner, PORT, ProCard, ECUBic, PiratePort and 25Live.

License or Certification required by the Department

Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed.

Open Until Filled

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Alternate option
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance from 8:00-5:00 EST.