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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Office Assistant


International Affairs

Job Description

Answer phones, take messages, assist callers with questions, type correspondence, make photocopies, run errands, distribute items, send faxes, file, maintain and update calendars, order and inventory supplies and other duties as assigned; May require driving a University vehicle to run various errands on and off campus


  • Follow oral instructions
  • Utilize effective oral communication skills when answering questions

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Receive general instructions and complete projects independently
  • Resolve needs of clients using campus resources


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Printshop

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Work unsupervised
  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Personal/Social Development:

  • Prioritize tasks
  • Exhibit positive customer relations skills
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Maintain organization
  • Maintain confidentiality

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Ability to work with multiple supervisors


  • Have ability to work with diverse on and off campus populations
  • Assist multicultural and international students in adapting to a different culture
  • Promote efforts of multiculturalism on campus

Cultural Enrichment:

  • Understand, appreciate and accept different cultures


Able to work independently; Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; Experience in customer service. Must have a current, valid driver's license and a safe driving record; Must meet all University requirements to drive a University vehicle or equipment.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

10-15 Hours/ week

Start Date

August 19, 2014

Application Deadline

July 19, 2014; Please complete the attached application.


Connie Murphy


2440 Student Union




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