A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office is hiring a Receptionist to greet guests and drop-in visitors, answer phones and monitor email inboxes, route telephone calls as appropriate, and respond to inquiries regarding the admissions and financial aid processes.
Other duties include assisting alumni, current students, and prospective students with financial aid questions; scheduling appointments and coordinating calendars; making travel arrangements for staff attending law school fairs; assistance with planning of law school tours and recruiting events; arranging itineraries for student visits and assisting with their travel arrangements; preparing correspondence; maintaining office filing systems; assisting in general office procedures as needed; preparing recruitment mailing; and maintaining office supply inventory. Other duties concomitant with the particular skills and interests of the hired candidate may be added.
A high school diploma is required as is some experience in higher education, either through classwork or work experience. The selected candidate will have knowledge of and experience with word processing, database management systems, spreadsheets, electronic calendaring, and email programs, and a proven ability to easily adapt to new computer technology. The selected candidate must be able to handle a heavy workload while paying close attention to detail and maintaining a high level of accuracy, and must have strong organizational skills. The selected candidate must have the ability to remain calm while working with people who are under stressful circumstances; confidence and self-assurance are critical.
College degree preferred, with an understanding and appreciation of the goals of higher education and school admissions. Experience with HTML, strong writing skills, and familiarity with social networking media are desired. We are also seeking candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, energy, discipline, collegiality, judgment, discretion, commitment to diversity, passion for excellence, and a sense of humor. Knowledge of University policies and procedures and MPathways is helpful, as is experience with event planning and tracking of financial expenditures.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 201303
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