Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Academic & Student Programs
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time


Our Mission:

Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance health care.

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor in Chinese Medicine, and offerings in massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but advance health care.

Position Information:

The Administrative Assistant manages the day-to-day office operations and assists with policies and procedures for the College of Health and Wellness and College of Chiropractic and the College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This position is responsible for providing administrative support for faculty across the three colleges. This position is responsible for the administration of data and student information in compliance with FERPA and all other rules and regulations pertaining to it. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible opportunity, working Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Work Location:

Bloomington, MN on-site.

Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required
  • Associate degree or two-year program preferred
  • 0-2 years of experience required
  • Previous experience in an administrative role

Position Functions:

  • Maintain efficient daily administrative operation for the Colleges
  • Provide administration of academic operations
  • Support the analysis of program data
  • Coordination of accrediting body visits
  • Calendar coordination/reserving rooms
  • Assist with travel arrangements
  • Preparation of meeting minutes and agendas
  • Distribution of department mail
  • Maintenance of program supplies and purchases
  • Process key requests
  • Collaborate with other Administrative Assistants throughout the University
  • Provide support for planning and implementation of events as needed
  • Provide administrative support for faculty as needed (proctor make-up exams, photocopy course materials, complete requisitions for course equipment and supplies)

Other Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to handle confidential information and discussions professionally
  • Compassion and respect for students, patients, their families, and team members
  • Highly effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Established skills in planning and managing multiple diverse projects and agendas
  • Critical systems thinking and problem-solving skills and experiences
  • Sensitivity to multi-culturalism and diversity
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite of software
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer you and your eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package. Our package is designed to change with you meeting current needs and anticipating your future needs. We offer medical, dental, and vision care insurance. Flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for out of pocket medical and daycare or eldercare expenses with pre-tax dollars. Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability that allow you to be protected for an unexpected loss or income interruptions. As your partner in building retirement income, NWHSU provides a 403(b) Plan. On-site clinic services for you and your immediate family. Tuition reimbursement to support employees in job-related courses outside of NWHSU and Tuition Remission for academic courses and continuing education classes offered by NWHSU. Our generous time away program helps you enjoy a health work/life balance.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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