Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Apr 8 2021 Job Description:
The Part-Time Office Assistant at the Western Kentucky University Fort Knox campus plays an important role in our students' educational experiences since they are the first point of contact for our veterans, active duty, and family members. This will be a regular part-time position working 20 to 25 hours per week and reports to the Military Programs Academic Advisor and Coordinator. This position works closely with the Military Programs Academic Advisor and Coordinator to provide guidance, support, and encouragement for students at the Fort Knox Regional Campus. This position will play a vital role as part of the Regional Campus team in supporting students with military backgrounds and as such will be on-going.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide clerical/administrative support to designated faculty and staff
Provide support to potential students when they visit the WKU Fort Knox office
Be responsible for first line of communication in-person and by phone
Schedule student appointments
Attend community and WKU recruiting events if needed
Proctor student exams
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success
Ability to work with diverse populations of students, peers, and public
Ability to multitask and be highly organized and adaptable
Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a service-oriented environment
Excellent oral, customer service, organizational and written communication skills
Familiarity with office equipment (copiers, scanners, fax)
Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, communication and teamwork
Working knowledge of basic office software (word processing, e-mail systems, spreadsheets, databases, etc.)
High levels of confidentiality and dependability, skills that are crucial for this position
High School Diploma or GED equivalent plus at least one year clerical experience
Must have a valid driver's license
Must meet requirements to gain access to Fort Knox
Salary Range: $10.51 - $12/hr
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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