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General Assistant

Administration and Finance

Vacancy Number 300337

Position Type: Contingent I (contractual)
Opens: 09/08/13     Closes: 10/16/13

Salary: $11.06 - $13/hour

 Our selected candidate will be highly proficient in supporting a professional office of executives, responsible and independent, and prepared to work in a fast paced office with a variety of duties and priorities.  

Reporting to the Administrative Assistant, this position will provide backup clerical support to the front office of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance.   Other professional and executive staff may also assign work .

Responsibilities will include receiving and assisting callers and visitors while providing excellent customer service; making photocopies; scheduling meeting rooms, collating materials and refreshments for meetings; gathering information and documents for reports; filing; preparing expense reimbursements; preparing credit card reconciliations; ordering supplies and maintaining inventory; placing calls for service to equipment and placing work-orders for facilities maintenance.  As backup to the Administrative Assistant, the General Assistant will also be responsible for editing, formatting and proofreading reports, presentations and correspondence; arranging and scheduling appointments in Outlook; and drafting and responding to routine correspondence and emails.

At least one year of experience performing reception or administrative assistant duties in an office setting is required.  Also, a high school diploma is required, and some college course work is preferred.

Our selected candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, a professional demeanor, attention to detail, and the ability to report to work during the agreed upon schedule. Our new team member will also be proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, with the aptitude to learn new technology applications as necessary.   Excellent customer service skills and the ability to foster a positive experience for others will be essential. This position requires someone who is self-motivated to follow through with assignments in a timely manner and without constant follow up or revisions. This position also requires the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. 

We appreciate your interest in the General Assistant vacancy.  Please review and print the information below before you visit to apply.

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