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Office Assistant 3

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Position Title Office Assistant 3
Department Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) .50
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Hourly Rate
Salary or Hourly Rate Contractual. External candidates will receive the minimum $11.15/hr
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Provide reception, clerical and operational functions for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Provide exemplary customer service; receive and screen incoming phone calls, handle routine inquiries and using good judgment and discretion to resolve non-routine issues; independently respond to questions about policies and procedures to resolve issues and/or facilitate contact with appropriate personnel when required.

2. Manage the noise level in the reception area.

3. Create a monthly and or quarterly CDI newsletter.

4. Provide programming and travel support for two of the professional staff members.

5. Coordinate staff meetings and take minutes.

6. Make travel arrangements for all guests for Social Justice Lecture Series and special functions/events.

7. Assist with the travel of student organizations to conferences.

8. Assist with EPAF’s to set up new student employees.

9. Create the student staff work schedule each semester.

10. Assist with updating the website.

11. Assist with ordering supplies and purchase card allocations.

12. Compile information about upcoming events and opportunities available to students and compose and send the information by e-mail to all CDI students weekly.

13. Serve as the space and equipment coordinator for the department.

14. Assist the Safety Coordinator.

15. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

16. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
Required Education (minimum requirements)

• High school diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Two years of office/clerical experience.
• Two years of experience using computers and basic software knowledge.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience working in higher education setting.
• Experience working with diverse, underserved populations.
• Supervisory experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Superior interpersonal, customer service, and written/oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to use judgment when dealing with confidential information.
• Demonstrated ability to handle tasks with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
• Demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively under conditions with frequent and multiple interruptions.
• Demonstrated knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
• Demonstrated commitment to a culture of safety by having established safety as a key professional value and essential component of daily practice.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17271
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 08/30/2017
External Posting Date 08/30/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
Additional Information

UAW Posting 8/30/17 – 9/5/17
External applications will be reviewed after internal applications.



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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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