Administrative Coordinator

At Pepperdine University


Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Hours: 40 hours per week

Provide general office support for the Pepperdine Volunteer Center Director, staff, students and programs including systems management and implementation. As a staff member in Student Affairs who works closely with students, this person serves as a Christian role model and promotes a biblical worldview. The Administrative Coordinator works in partnership with the Pepperdine Volunteer Center Director, Assistant Director, and Jumpstart Coordinators to develop, create, and maintain an environment that fosters student awareness and commitment to social justice issues and community engagement.


Assist in training and supervising student staff.
Assist and/or direct students, faculty, staff, and community partners seeking service from the Pepperdine Volunteer Center.
Act on behalf of the Director in regard to problem-solving and decision-making for students, staff, program, and event matters as needed.
Provide general office support and management for all Pepperdine Volunteer Center staff, students, and programs including, but not limited to, reallocating and substantiating credit card charges, travel advances, tracking fundraising through a crowdsourcing site, opening and closing the PVC office, hiring, training and managing student office worker positions, coordinating room reservations and food requests.
Assist/support major Volunteer Center and Jumpstart programs.
Assist with major Volunteer Center and Jumpstart events.
Manage the Pepperdine Volunteer Center facility and storage areas.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelors Degree; 2+ years of office experience in an administration or management role. Superior organizational skills; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including telephone, face-to-face, and business writing with proofreading and basic editing skills; knowledge of standard office procedures and practices; detail-oriented; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to interact professionally and effectively with students, University personnel and public; ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, efficiently and effectively; ability to follow-up and follow-through on multiple projects; strong word-processing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, in both PC and Apple technology. Personal Faith in Jesus Christ, active involvement in a local church; demonstrated support for the Christian mission of the University.

Preferred: 5+ years' experience managing an office or administrative experience; non-profit, community development and/or fundraising experience; demonstrated knowledge of social justice issues in local community and involvement in social change efforts; 2+ years' experience volunteering with the same organization; supervisory and project management skills; an understanding of college student development and principles.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience