Administrative Support Specialist

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest is accepting applications for a full-time Administrative Support Specialist. The Administrative Support Specialist will work under the supervision of HR/Finance and the Lead Student Services Coordinator. The individual shall be responsible for assisting with duties related to Student Services and the Business Office.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please visit for the TCAT Northwest employment application.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and application to:

Teresa Yates, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest
340 Washington Street
Newbern, TN 38059
EOE/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer
A Tennessee Board of Regents institution

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, technical diploma or associate’s degree preferred
  • Three (3) years of office work experience required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must possess organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks as required. 
  • Experience using QuickBooks and Banner a plus.


  • Greet and provide information to potential students and customers in person, by telephone, and electronically.
  • Assist the Student Services department with various clerical duties including HESI test scheduling, preparation of written documents, filing, faxing, copying, data entry, and scanning.
  • Assist with the purchasing process by entering requisitions and managing the receipting process for items ordered.
  • Assist with setting up Accounts Payable invoices to be paid in a timely manner.
  • Assist with Accounts Receivable reports in Banner.
  • Assist with preparing Accounts Receivable invoices.
  • Distribute mail, faxes, and deliveries.
  • Serve as a primary contact for the Truck Driving Program.
  • Assist students with completing the FAFSA.
  • Assist the Business Office with accounting functions such as receipting payments in QuickBooks, balancing accounts, and balancing cash drawer.
  • Assist with the institution’s inventory process, including bookstore inventory.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications, experience, education and in accordance with the guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.