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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Office Assistant


Human Resources

Job Description

Perform electronic employment authorizations, complete background investigations and education verifications, create job postings for student employment, perform administrative tasks related to student employment and Career Pathing program, assist new employees with employment paperwork, answer phones, take messages, assist callers with questions, make photocopies, run errands, distribute items, file, schedule appointments, other duties as assigned


  • Ability to follow oral instructions
  • Utilize effective oral communications when answering questions
  • Mail materials

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Receive general instructions and complete projects independently
  • Answer questions or refer customers to the appropriate source for information


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Personal/Social Development:

  • Have an interest in the functions of Human Resources (preferred)
  • Maintain confidentiality; Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Exhibit positive customer relations skills

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment


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


  • Familiar with general computer fundamentals
  • Knowledge of web content management software preferred, but not required
  • Initiative to complete duties and projects under limited supervision
  • Good oral communication skills

Wage Rate


Hours Available

10-20 hours/week

Start Date

January 12, 2015

Application Deadline

November 21, 2014; Please complete the attached application.


Brooke Hull


125 Administration Building




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