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Capitol Technology University, Science Engineering Partnership to launch new STEM program for young people

What’s the best way to attract more young people to STEM fields? Research points to the critical importance of starting early.

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A Conversation with Tina Bjarekull

What has been your journey to your current position at Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA)?

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Immediate Position Opening for MICUA's Administrative Assistant

Job Description:

The Administrative Assistant handles a broad range of clerical and administrative duties to support the operations of the organization, assists in the management of a scholarship foundation, records minutes for the MICUA Board of Trustees, and contributes to the mission of an Association dedicated to providing public policy leadership in support of independent higher education.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Greet and assist visitors
  • Receive, sort and distribute mail
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Maintain the office calendar
  • Maintain contact lists and directories
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Develop and maintain electronic and manual filing systems
  • Assist in the preparation of reports
  • Maintain supplies inventory, anticipate needed supplies, place and expedite purchase orders, and verify receipt of supplies
  • Participate in team meetings, campus events, and Board activities
  • Perform typing, copying, binding, and scanning
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Reply to email, telephone, and face to face enquiries
  • Coordinate repairs to office equipment
  • Perform other duties in support of the organization


  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Prior relevant experience or professional training required.

MICUA pays a competitive salary and offers an excellent benefit package, including healthcare, dental, vision, pension, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.  MICUA is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information about the organization visit www.micua.org.  Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume to aswift@micua.org.  

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A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige drove away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest economic means.

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Frederick County Public Schools STEM Scholars Visit Hood College Campus

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