Administrative Assistant for Advancement

Position posted on: 08-09-2019

Position Summary:

Lycoming College seeks applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Administrative Assistant for Advancement. Primary responsibilities include performing administrative support functions, project management, and providing travel support.  A successful candidate will work closely with the annual giving team on solicitation and stewardship efforts, and serve as the first point of contact for guests in the advancement suite.  The typical work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with occasional evening hours, overtime hours and weekend work required.


Required Experience & Qualifications:

Associates degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum of 2 years significant experience in a fast-paced executive office required.  Successful candidates must be well-organized and multi-task with ease; have excellent interpersonal skills to interact frequently with diverse constituencies and respond to inquiries with accurate and timely information; have strong communication skills (both verbal and written); ability to work both independently and as part of a team; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook) with demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new applications.  This position requires the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.  Working environment requirements include the ability to work in an office area with frequent interruption, the ability to lift, carry and deliver material weighing up to 30 pounds unassisted, ascending and descending stairs, and the ability to sit for extended periods of time at a desk using a computer. 


To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume including the names and telephone numbers of three professional references. Electronic submission of application materials is required in PDF format preferred.  Please reference “Administrative Assistant for Advancement” in the subject line of the email.



Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted and criminal background check conducted.


Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 385 Best Colleges. Lycoming College's strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborate with and mentor our diverse student body of approximately 1,200 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing over 50 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.