Administrative Assistant, Graduate Nursing Program

Main Campus – Boston, MAMain Campus – Boston, MA

About Simmons University

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.

Information about our Nursing Programs

Simmons University's School of Nursing is housed within the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary college. The School of Nursing currently offers a traditional 4-year BSN program, a 16-month accelerated BSN program for students with a prior baccalaureate degree, a 2-year Dix scholars program for adult learners, a 4 + 1 BSN-MSN FNP program, a Direct Entry MSN FNP program, a traditional MSN FNP program, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Our students are professional healthcare degree seekers who are passionate about making a difference in those that they care for. Learn more here.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Operations/Program Directors, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support for the faculty in the Graduate-level Nursing programs within CNBHS. The Administrative Assistant will promote a culture of customer satisfaction that is inclusive and responsive. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and judgment to facilitate collaboration and communication among CNBHS faculty and staff. Ability to handle sensitive information when necessary.

The ideal candidate will: foster mutual respect, support Simmons University's commitment to diversity, practice and promote teamwork, perform independently, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate professional demeanor and presence, adhere to high standards of personal conduct, exhibit flexibility and adaptability, and maintain and enhance professional/job competency.

Essential Functions

Administrative & Operational Support

  • Provide general administrative support for program director and faculty, including, not limited to, creation of reports, organizing processes, photocopying materials, scheduling rooms, scanning resources, and ordering supplies;
  • Support faculty with the preparation and processing of faculty expense reports;
  • Support faculty as needed with general facility and technology requests;
  • Deploy, supervise, and evaluate student workers;
  • Support department events in collaboration with other University offices (Events Management, Technology, Facilities, Catering, etc.);
  • Prepare, record, distribute, and store meeting agendas and minutes;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrate effective email, phone, and verbal communication;
  • Prepare written correspondence;
  • Assist in the creation of signage, advertisements, brochures, and mailings;
  • Promote internal communication of events and other items;
  • Assist faculty with preparing materials for publications and/or grants;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned including cross-training with other members of the CNBHS Operations Team



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required.

Required Technical Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Suites, and Google Suite;
  • Experience with Workday preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Two to three years of experience preferred in an administrative support position with a focus on customer service (prior experience in higher education preferred);
  • Minimum one year of professional experience required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects;
  • Proven ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility, discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact;
  • Design skills are a plus;
  • Problem Assessment and Problem Solving;
  • Attention to Detail and Accuracy.

Required Competencies

  • Written and Verbal Communication;
  • Time Management;
  • Collaboration;
  • Prioritization;
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility;
  • Flexibility/Adaptability;
  • Customer Service Orientation.

Work Schedule

This position has a work schedule of Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required. This position can be hybrid, with the ability to work both on campus and remotely.

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Salary Grade

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus—Boston-MA/Administrative-Assistant–Graduate-Nursing-Program_R09054

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example – sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

About Simmons University

Simmons University encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town."


Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.

Simmons has established a model of higher education that only today other colleges and universities are beginning to adapt: the combination of education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life — a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.

The Simmons story is one of growth, innovation, and a solid foundation — fueled by on-the-ground and online enrollment, and investments in its campus and technology.

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