REMOTE - Team & Culture Administrative Assistant

Team & Culture · Anywhere, Iowa
Department Team & Culture
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Commensurate with Education & Experience

Team & Culture Administrative Assistant
| The Profession | 

The Art of Education University (AOEU) is seeking an eager and detailed-oriented Team & Culture Administrative Assistant to join our rapidly expanding team.  We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping others, maintaining a high level of confidentiality, is service-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. [Part-time, Hourly]

Team & Culture | What We Believe | 

We grow an amazing team by acquiring great people, growing great people, and retaining great people.

Our customers are the AOEU team.  We put them first, always.

We are the ‘face’ of AOEU.  Everyone who crosses our path will feel the passion we have for the mission and people.

We understand that what is equal isn’t always fair and what is fair isn’t always equal.

We support the department heads with the tools and resources to lead people at AOEU.

The Art of Education University | Who We Are | 

Our mission is simple, driven, and inspiring:  “We grow amazing art teachers by providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging professional development at every stage of their career.

AOEU is an innovative and fast-growing institution of higher education serving art teachers around the world.  In 2019, we became the first homegrown graduate university in the state of Iowa in 50 years, and the world’s first “University For Life,” serving art educators throughout an entire lifetime of learning.

The Art of Education University serves tens of thousands of students, readers, and customers around the U.S. in over 40 countries.  Our magazine is read more than 800,000 times each month, our events are attended by over 4,000 art educators annually, and we serve over 2,000 graduate students each year. 

Our culture is at the heart of our success as an institution.  We believe in a drama-free environment that upholds the ideals of Radical Candor©.  We believe that your success is our success.  You will always know where you stand and you will be challenged to grow and stretch yourself in ways you never imagined.  


The Details | Team & Culture Admin. Assistant | 

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Organizes, compiles, and maintains employee records and documentation
  • Assists in the recruitment of new team members around the globe.
  • Answers departmental phone calls.
  • Posts and updates available positions within the institution’s HRIS platform.
  • Collects and files tax information from vendors and contractors
  • Assists in the orientation and training of new team members
  • Collaboratively works with the Team and Culture Manager on a variety of projects and in the achievement of departmental strategic goals.
  • Sets up onboarding packets for all new employees ensuring all forms and other documentation is completed with accuracy.
  • Works collaboratively with the Customer Engagement Manager in planning and launching the annual Team Retreat.
  • Supports benefits administration and record-keeping.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • High-level technology skills with the ability to work remotely as needed.
  • Adept at creating a structured routine in an onsite and work from home environment to accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively. 
  • General working knowledge of Human Resource practices and procedures.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; exhibiting a high level of professionalism.
  • Adept at problem-solving, including the ability to identify issues and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to effectively read and interpret information
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Strong professional collaboration skills.
  • Willingness to research.
  • Able to meet rigorous deadlines.
  • Easily adaptable; to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and comfortable working independently.

I am…

  • Hardworking
  • Eager
  • Ready to grow and push myself to the next level
  • Passionate about people
  • Task-oriented
  • Level-headed
  • Trustworthy
  • Drama-free
  • Willing to learn...a lot!

Work Environment

The duties of this position are typical of those performed in an office setting with normal ranges of temperature.  There will be normal to high levels of background noise depending on the activities in the office.  AOEU is a shared working space.  The majority of tasks will be performed while sitting at a desk.


  • Position requires considerable concentration and focus throughout the day, often with other background noise.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift items such as laptops, monitors, reams of paper, and the like.


  • Ability to view computer screens for significant periods of time.  The Art of Education University is an online university.  Therefore 95-98% of one’s time will be on or using technology.
  • Ability to use a laptop keyboard with accuracy.
  • Ability to hear at normal levels and through electronic devices such as laptops, earbuds, phones, and the like.

Position Requirements


Minimum of an AA-degree required unless the applicant has demonstrated experience in the field; BA degree strongly preferred.


  • 3-5 years of administrative assistant experience preferred
  • 2 years plus experience in human resources strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of technology and technology platforms.
  • HRIS knowledge is a plus.
  • Reliable high-speed internet required.


  • Applicants must be within 30-45 miles of AOEU Headquarters located in Osage, Iowa.

Compensation & Benefits

Structured as a part-time, hourly position, with the potential to become full-time.  Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.  Payroll is issued on a monthly basis, on the 15th.


Appropriate and up-to-date technology is provided.

The work schedule is flexible (Monday - Friday) as long as work is completed in a thorough and timely manner and meets or exceeds the expectations of the institution.



Persons interested in applying should complete the application form linked below.  Applicants are required to submit a short 1-3 minute video explaining why they would like to be considered for the position and why they are uniquely qualified.  Failure to submit a video will automatically eliminate you from the application process.

Candidates who make it to Round 2 of the Application process will be required to complete a packet for review, prior to their scheduled interview time.  

Finalists will have one final culture interview with the President of the University.

The Art of Education University is committed to taking the time to find the right fit for our positions.  This process may be more rigorous than you are used to.  We have set up several interview steps to make sure this will be mutually beneficial to both our institution and our next new team member.  We hope you take this journey with us!


  • Applications due Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Interviews will be conducted August 3-7, 2020
  • Anticipated start date of August 15 - September 1, 2020

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  • Location
    Anywhere, Iowa
  • Department
    Team & Culture
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with Education & Experience