Administrative Assistant

Southern Virginia University is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Academic Office to help manage the academic operations of our growing educational institution. Clear task-orientation, adaptability, and interpersonal skills are crucial. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and two professional references to

Southern Virginia University is a rapidly growing, private undergraduate liberal-arts University. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, the University maintains standards aligned with the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and welcomes students & employees of any religious persuasion who share those values. Applicants are invited to learn more about the University at

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficiency in Learning Management Systems (Canvas in particular)
  • Qualtrics, Excel, and other software
  • Experience in managing tasks
  • Workflow, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well with others and independently
  • Ability to articulate academic processes and assessment goals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in English or other related field (to teach general education courses)


  • Organize and articulate curriculum modifications
  • Collect and distribute minutes and other documents for Academic Affairs Council
  • Assist with accreditation and assessment
  • Oversee Learning Management Systems, academic software, and teaching technology
  • Write bulletins, emails, and other communications to faculty/students
  • Teach courses (based on qualifications)
  • Coordinate campus faculty visits
  • Interact with faculty, students, and administrators in a friendly, professional manner
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Southern Virginia University Mission Statement

We are a private, self-reliant, residential University aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

About the Academic Office

Headed by the Chief Academic Officer/Provost, the Academic Office serves the University President, the faculty, and students as the centralized office for faculty teaching, research, and service. Together with the Vice President and Director of Academic Operations, we work collaboratively to ensure that curriculum, instruction, and research is carried out with competence, enthusiasm, and innovation. We believe in careful analysis and collaboration to solve problems and offer new directions, and we work closely with other offices to ensure that the university moves in a positive direction.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately.