Employment Opportunities

Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Provide professional administrative support to the Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, departmental faculty, and students.  Conduct administrative duties punctually, cooperatively, creatively, and efficiently. Organize departmental activities as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage correspondence, reports, and documents
  • Prepare requisitions for conferences, travel arrangements, equipment purchase, and the like
  • Take, type, and distribute minutes of meetings
  • Implement and uphold office systems
  • Maintain schedules and calendars
  • Arrange and confirm appointments
  • Organize internal and external events
  • Handle in-coming mail and other material
  • Categorize and maintain filing systems
  • Collate information
  • Maintain databases
  • Communicate well orally and in writing to answer inquiries and to provide information
  • Serve as liaison with internal and external contacts
  • Coordinate the flow of information both internally and externally
  • Operate office equipment
  • Manage office space
  • All other duties as assigned by Director


  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Time management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer-service orientation
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Pleasant, warm demeanor


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Relevant training and previous professional work experience
  • Must have proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite products including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, spreadsheets, word processing, and database management
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures 
  • Knowledge of business principles
  • Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and other English language skills
  • Proven experience in production of correspondence and documents
  • Proven experience in information and communication management 
  • Typing speed and accuracy--desirable

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969: 

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

 **No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

Return to Employment Opportunities List