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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Office Assistant


Facility Services

Job Description

Answer phones, take messages, assist callers with questions, type correspondence, compile information, record documents, make photocopies, run errands, distribute items, schedule meetings, send faxes, file, other duties as assigned; May require driving a University vehicle, on or off campus, to run various errands; May require driving a University all-terrain vehicle on campus to run various errands.


  • Follow oral instructions
  •  Utilize effective oral communications skills when answering questions
  • Utilize effective written communications skills

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Receive general instructions and complete projects independently
  • Resolve needs of clients using knowledge of campus resources
  • Develop detailed documents from general instructions


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Personal/Social Development:

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Exhibit positive customer relation skills

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment


  • Have ability to work with diverse on and off campus populations




Knowledge of Word and Excel; General keyboarding skills; Professional and courteous; Preferred, but not required to have a current, valid driver's license; If in possession of a current, valid driver's license, must have a safe driving record and meet all University requirements to drive a University vehicle.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

20 Hours; Ability to work Monday through Friday (4 hour blocks).

Start Date

May 5, 2014

Application Deadline

April 18, 2014; Please complete the attached application.


Terri Carmichael


Facility Services




Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.