Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Oct 4 2019 Job Description:
The Part-Time Office Assistant at the Western Kentucky University Fort Knox campus plays an important role in our students educational experiences since they are the first point of contact for our veterans, active duty, and family members. This will be a regular part-time position working 20 to 25 hours per week and reports to the Military Programs Academic Advisor and Coordinator. This position works closely with the Military Programs Academic Advisor and Coordinator to provide guidance, support, and encouragement for students at the Fort Knox Regional Campus. This position will play a vital role as part of the Regional Campus team in supporting students with military backgrounds and as such will be on-going.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide clerical/administrative support to designated faculty and staff
Provide support to potential students when they visit the WKU Fort Knox office
Be responsible for first line of communication in-person and by phone
Schedule student appointments
Attend community and WKU recruiting events, if needed
Proctor student exams
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success
Excellent oral, customer service, organizational and written communication skills
Familiarity with office equipment (copiers, scanners, fax)
Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, communication and teamwork
Working knowledge of basic office software (word processing, e-mail systems, spreadsheets, databases, etc.)
Ability to work with diverse populations of students, peers, and public
Ability to multitask and be highly organized and adaptable
Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a service-oriented environment
High School Diploma or GED equivalent, plus one year clerical experience
Must have a valid driver's license
Must meet requirements to gain access to Fort Knox
High levels of confidentiality and dependability, skills that are crucial for this position
Hourly Range: $10.51 - $13/hr
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.