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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Office Assistant


Nodaway County Senior Center

Job Description

To provide office assistance to the Nodaway County Senior Center; Operate office equipment; Answer phones; Take messages and run errands; Plan and assist with activities; Create flyers; Assist with fundraisers; Update menu and activities calendar; Create/update bulletin boards; File; Make photocopies; Proof read; Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to communicate with older Americans
  • Utilize effective communication skills when answering questions
  • Good verbal and written skills

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Receive general instructions and complete projects independently
  • Ability to create creative bulletin boards, flyers & activities


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks
  • Self-starter

Personal/Social Development:

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

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment


  • Have ability to work with diverse groups


Ideal candiate MUST be available to work on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday between the hours of 7:00am - 4:00pm; be able to create forms & Flyers using Microsoft Excel and Word; answer phones;  filing; able to learn and use in-house computer program; creative; outgoing and able to communicate well with public and senior citizens;  will be helping to organize fundraisers. Federal Work Study eligibility is REQUIRED for this position.

Wage Rate


Hours Available


Start Date

October 6, 2014 (Negotiable)

Application Deadline

October 1, 2014; Please complete the attached application.


Amie Firavich


Nodaway County Senior Center
1210 East 1st Street
Maryville, MO  64468




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